I bred to Skye - frozen obviously- he did not add any bone to my bitch, in fact, I would call the litter smaller than she typically produced. And they matured @ about norm.. I would also suggest you do an ICT DNA test- I got ICT from that breeding.
But super performance dogs! All of them should have been qualifiers for Outstanding producer except I made the error of putting one in a 'I do EVERYTHING' home who has way out of era, so she has done almost nothing- sad for my bitch. Skye is of course already an OS.
Thanks - so interesting. This is actually my second Skye son - lost the 1st at almost 14.5-years-old and I jumped at the chance to have another. Skye seems to have had some pups with longevity. Frozen, this time, too, obviously.
8 pups, though, so I was surprised to have so many to pick from! No ICT in my other Skye son, in fact, never had so much as a hot spot. This kid seems to have a lovely coat so far (think mom was clear), but I do want to do testing for NCL, etc., just to know what I have and will probably do a full panel at that time.
This kid is not super-heavily boned, either, but has more bone than my last Skye son (more of a working pedigree), so we'll see. There are some BIG dogs on Finn's mom's side, so I am thinking they may have wanted a moderate sire. The breeder also loves her prior Skye litter.
I was also impressed that mom's side has a CH OTCH in the lines, too. This pup does have tons of drive and zip, though, and is very athletic and smart. Thank you for the info! So interesting to hear from someone who has bred to Skye!