Rutlands Super Sires
Rutlands Lil Alfred
'Alfie' was exported from Australia to Jill Crenshaw in the United States when he was a puppy. To preserve his superb bloodlines in my breeding program I kept his litter brother, Rutlands Trek. When Trek was stolen from me in Texas by business partners/'friends', Jill was kind enough to send me frozen semen from Alfie when I returned home to Australia. Thank you so very much Jill Crenshaw! Your gift has had a huge impact on the breed.
Rutlands Trek, Alfie's litter brother who was stolen from me while we were in Texas USA
The Story of Muskie
'Rutlands Wh Masketeer'
This lovely boy sired just one litter before he was retired to an Obedience Trial career. Under the dedicated training of Jane Richards in Australia he excelled himself by winning his first two Obedience competitions, the first when he was still under 12 months of age. And he just kept on winning.
Muskie became a daddy in July 2011 when he sired the notable litter to Rutlands Ava. A daughter went to Holland for breeding, a son to America for breeding and Rutlands retained his beautiful daughter, 'Rutlands Wh Seanna' who was to become the dam of the unforgettable 'Rutlands Sensation'. The influence Muskie has had on the Australian Cobberdog breed from siring just one litter makes him a super sire indeed!
In May 2011 we took Muskie to the Monash Veterinary Reproduction Clinic in Victoria Australia, to have his semen collected and assessed. We wanted to be sure he was fertile before mating him with Rutlands Ava.
The young vet returned from the lab with a serious expression on his face. He knew how much I believed that this would be a breeding made in Heaven.
My heart fell as he explained that Muskie's semen was of such poor quality that he would most likely never ever produce a puppy.