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Enzo Marley
Enzo                                                                                        Marley

Our Stud Dog «Bonsaviour Highland Golden Charmer»

Proven Stud Dog "Marley" has produced many litters of quality healthy puppies to date.

"Marley" is our family dog that has the most loyal, loving nature and temperament who loves other dogs and children. Naturally reared for sound health. Excellent pedigree with several top champions. Current Eye Examination 25/Nov/2019 *CLEAR* - Hip Combined Score 11 Elbow Dysplasia Scheme Score 0 Canine Genetic DNA Test Results Bonsaviour Highland Golden Charmer (766/6238) GR-PRA1 & GR-PRA2 nn/nn.

Bonsaviour Highland Golden Charmer

Stud Fee

Stud Fee is £500 (payable at 1st tie) for 2 mating's 2 days apart
Should the owner have NOT obtained a valid Veterinary Ovulation Blood Test, then a £50 handling fee is payable should No First Tie occur.

The handling fee is waived upon production of owners Veterinary Ovulation Blood Test

If Pregnancy fails, a free mating will be offered ONLY on the production of a valid Veterinary Ovulation Blood Test.

We offer a Free In-house Pregnancy Scan at 28 days for Marley's customers.

*Please note we do not board bitches in season*.

Come to us or *Traveling* Bonsaviour Stud Dog Service Charged @ £1 per mile Shortest Route on Google Maps from TF11

Stud dog
Mating Inbreeding Coefficient Prediction


For AI (artificial insemination) Stud Duties by Prior Arrangement


DNA - ICT-A  Hereditary Clear

263 DNA Clear Tests!

FEE £500 Plus AI FEE £40

Our Enzo Stud Dog Enzo the stud dog
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Some of Marley's Offspring

puppy Crumble Puppy Crumble Puppy Willow Marleys puppy Marley - puppy Puppy of Marley Puppy from Marley Puppy Woody Puppy Woody running puppy born of Marley Goldie Puppy From Marley Puppy Wellington one of Marleys Puppies Puppy Wellington and Julie Etchingham Welligton as an adult Willow having fun

The right time to breed

Mating your bitch to your chosen sire is by no means guaranteed to result in conception, even if you have planned carefully to mate your bitch at the peak of her fertility. However, the chances of failed mating's can be reduced by working out your timings carefully, and your vet can once again help you to monitor your bitch’s fertility and work out the best time to mate her with the sire.

Most bitches of breeding age come into heat a couple of times a year, and so knowing when your bitch is likely to begin to enter the fertile stage is important, and is information that you will need to share with the owners of the sire in order to make your plans.

When to enable mating

When your bitch is fertile and in season, picking the perfect time to mate with a couple of days leeway will help to reduce the chances of a failed mating. Generally, around 10-12 days into the heat cycle is the ideal time to mate, and so when you first notice that your bitch is in season, let the owners of the sire know, and begin the countdown to the right moment!

While planning your timings carefully will not guarantee conception first time, and on the other hand it is also very likely that your bitch can and will conceive at other stages of her heat cycle, waiting until the optimum time to give the best chances of conception can help you to achieve a successful mating first time, or within that specific heat cycle, without the need to wait once again for several months until your bitch’s next season to try again.

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Breed Standard

A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance including the correct colour of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function. Absolute soundness is essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be careful to avoid obvious conditions or exaggerations which would be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed. From time to time certain conditions or exaggerations may be considered to have the potential to affect dogs in some breeds adversely, and judges and breeders are requested to refer to the Breed Watch section of the Kennel Club website here for details of any such current issues. If a feature or quality is desirable it should only be present in the right measure. However if a dog possesses a feature, characteristic or colour described as undesirable or highly undesirable it is strongly recommended that it should not be rewarded in the show ring.

General Appearance

Symmetrical, balanced, active, powerful, level mover; sound with kindly expression.


Biddable, intelligent and possessing natural working ability.


Kindly, friendly and confident.

Head and Skull

Balanced and well chiselled, skull broad without coarseness; well set on neck, muzzle powerful, wide and deep. Length of foreface approximately equals length from well defined stop to occiput. Nose preferably black.


Dark brown, set well apart, dark rims.


Moderate size, set on approximate level with eyes.


Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.


Good length, clean and muscular.


Forelegs straight with good bone, shoulders well laid back, long in blade with upper arm of equal length placing legs well under body. Elbows close fitting.


Balanced, short-coupled, deep through heart. Ribs deep, well sprung. Level topline.


Loin and legs strong and muscular, good second thighs, well bent stifles. Hocks well let down, straight when viewed from rear, neither turning in nor out. Cow-hocks highly undesirable.


Round and cat-like.


Set on and carried level with back, reaching to hocks, without curl at tip.


Powerful with good drive. Straight and true in front and rear. Stride long and free with no sign of hackney action in front.


Flat or wavy with good feathering, dense water-resisting undercoat.


Any shade of gold or cream, neither red nor mahogany. A few white hairs on chest only, permissible.


Height at withers: dogs: 56-61 cms (22-24 ins); bitches: 51-56 cms (20-22 ins).


Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.