Welcome at "Pleistozaen" Australian Cattle Dogs!

"Pleistozaen" is a small kennel located in the northwest of Vienna, Austria. My name is Viktoria Kastner and I have scientific education as a biologist and zoologist. I try to use this knowlege in my breeding program with special emphasis on heredity and population genetics.

Puppies born in my kennel are very likely to be good working dogs, suitable for any kind of dogsport but neither suitable for a life as a couch potatoe nor as a kenneldog.

If you are interested in a puppy or if you want to know more about Australian Cattle Dogs or my breeding program, please contact me via e-mail or mobile phone: +43/664/73616465

Philosophy

My aim is to breed sound and healthy Australian Cattle Dogs with all anatomical and behavioural traits of a working dog. My ideal Australian Cattle Dog should resemble a "small, thickset Dingo", should be highly intelligent, very trainable, physically endurant and persistent in doing her job.

To improve their health dam and puppies are fed on a fresh diet (BARF) and not on commercial dog food. Puppies will go to their new homes very well socialised, dewormed, adequatly vaccinated, microchipped and BEAR-tested. They will get ÖKV/FCI papers and an European Pet Passport.

I judge population genetics very important in keeping a breed healthy as a population and therefore aim for offspring with a broad genetical background. I try to reduce gene loss in my breeding program and therefore I do no inbreeding or line breeding.

Studmale

Pleistozaen Eidolon dupreanum (*2014)

Eidolon (Pleistozaen Eidolon dupreanum) was the first male I kept from my breeding. He was born at our place in 2016 as son of "The Dream of Wanambi All summer long" and my perfect little girl Aquila.
Eidolon is a very physical and powerful dog, full of energy and always ready for action. His build is light and very athletic, he is doing extremely good in scooterjoering. With him I entered the famous dog triathlon "IronDog" and the "Run to the Sun" canicross mountain run in 2016.

Eidolon is tested thoroughly for hereditary diseases: canine hip dysplasia (HD B), elbow dysplasia (ED 0/0), DISH (free 2016), progressive retinal atrophy (carrier), primary lense luxation (free), sensorineural deafness (free). He has obtained his breeding licences in the ÖKV (Austrian Kynological Association) in 2017.

Eidolon is for stud only for healthy, stable tempered females, not for line breedings and only for breeders who are interested in working abilities, power and drive in their offspring.

Young Female

Pleistozaen Fiona pinnata (*2016)

My young girl Fiona (Pleistozaen Fiona pinnata) was born at our place in 2016 as daughter of "A Dog Called Blue Ari from Stick Valley" and my gorgeous Aquila.
Fiona is co-owned by my 11year old son and taking part in obecience classes with him. She is an incredible fast and endurant runner and is now started in canicross training. Fiona is a quick learner and has lots of drive. She is friendly and open with stable but very active temper. If her health results will all come out fine I am planning a litter with her for 2019.

Retired Female

Pleistozaen Aquila rapax (*2009)

My girl Aquila (Pleistozaen Aquila rapax) was born in 2009 in our living room as daughter of famous working dog "Oakhill Valley Chaos" and my beloved Corra.
Aquila is a very lively and active dog, full of energy and always happy and full of joy. She is doing very well in mantrailing and has already earned her obedience degrees (companion dog level 1-3, OB-B). She is herding started and shows beautiful eye and stalk behaviour.

Aquila is tested free for hereditary diseases (Canine Hip Dysplasia (HD A), Elbow Dysplasia (ED 0/0), DISH, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Sensorineural Deafness). She has obtained her breeding licences in the ÖKV (Austrian Kynological Association).

In Memoriam

Corra Blue from Walkers of the Wind (2004 - 2015)

My bitch Corra (Corra Blue from Walkers of the Wind) was born in 2004 as daughter of Australian Import "Kombinalong Super Tasman" and Germany bred "Jumpin Joker's Chelsea." Corra is doing very well in dogsport. She has earned her obedience degrees (companion dog level 1-3) and is doing mantrailing - Corra already successfully passed the exam to the Mantrailer Beginner Level (MB). She is doing canicross and bikejöring regularly and is herding started. She is a passionate companion dog at horseback-riding as well.

Corra is tested free for hereditary diseases (Canine Hip Dysplasia (HD B), Elbow Dysplasia (ED 0/0), DISH, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Sensorineural Deafness). She has obtained her breeding licences in the ÖKV (Austrian Kynological Association).

Corra bears the title "Austrian Champion". She has great conformation and a lot of pigment. Corra is poetry in motion, moving fast and effortlessly and is showing perfect angulation.
She is a treasured family member and very trustworthy around children. Corra is as well doing fine with other dogs. She ignores strange people outdoors but is protective in her own house and garden.

Corra had 4 litters and is mother of 26 puppies, one boy died 2 days after birth. One puppy has unilateral hearing, all others have normal bilateral hearing. 17 puppies have full and correct dentition, 2 girls are missing a lower P2 each, one boy is missing both lower P1 and P4. Until now 6 dogs got official ÖKV approved x-ray, all have normal elbows, 3 are free of hip dysplasia (HD A), 3 are transitional (HD B).

Corra died aged 10 years and 9 months from an haemangiosarcoma of the liver without being ill a single day prior to her day of death. We are devastated by the loss of a beloved family member and wonderful dog. She will never be forgotten.

Litters

F-Litter born 28.3.2016

This is the second and last litter of our gorgeous red girl Aquila (Pleistozaen Aquila rapax). The sire is A Dog Called Blue Ari from Stick Valley aka Ari.

Arii is tested transitional for hip dysplasia (HD B1). His spine is free of DISH and spondylosis. He is full hearing, has full and correct dentition, he is genetically tested prcdPRA pattern A (free), PLL free, rcd4PRA free.
The inbreeding coefficient of the mating Ari x Aquila is only 0,0 %, the ancestor loss coefficient is 96,8 %, both calculated over 5 generations.

There is one blue boy and four girls, one blue and three red. All puppies are tested bilateral hearing. Four have full and correct dentition, one female is overshot.

E-Litter born 3.5.2014

This is the first litter of our beloved red girl Aquila (Pleistozaen Aquila rapax), daughter of my wonderful Corra and famous working dog Oakhill Valley Chaos. The sire is The Dream of Wanambi All Summer Long aka Tobi, full brother to the sire of our D-litter.

Tobi is tested transitional hip dysplasia (HD B). His spine is free of DISH and spondylosis. He is full hearing, has full and correct dentition and is tested prcdPRA pattern A (free).
The inbreeding coefficient of the mating Tobi x Aquila is only 0,0 %, the ancestor loss coefficient is 96,8 %, both calculated over 5 generations.

There are four boys, one blue and three red, and one blue girl. All of them are tested bilateral hearing. Four have full and correct dentition, one male is overshot. All had their spines x-rayed in 2016 and all are free of DISH at two years of age.

D-Litter born 6.5.2012

This is Corras fourth and last litter, the father of the puppies is the red male "The Dream of Wanambi Always on my Mind" aka "Tommy."
Tommy is free of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia
. He has full and correct dentition and is prcdPRA pattern A (free). Tommy has done mental test in Germany and is trained in mantrailing.
The inbreeding coefficient of the mating Tommy x Corra is 0,0 %, the ancestor loss coefficient is 96,7 %, both calculated over 5 generations. See Pedigree.
So the litter will have a broad genetical background and will not promote further gene loss in the breed. Due to their heterozygous genome the puppies will have a low probability for hereditary diseases.

There is one red boy, two blue girls and two red girls. All of them are tested bilateral hearing. Four have full and correct dentition, one female has a correct scissors bite but is missing one lower P1. Unfortunately 3 girls and the boy are DISH affected, one female is not x-rayed yet.

C-Litter born 31.5.2011

Corras third litter was sired by the red male "Silverbarn's Paavo" aka "Pocco."
Pocco is free of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia and he is prcd PRA
pattern A (free). He is missing some teeth due to an accident in puppy age, the lower P2 are probably missing due to genetic reasons.
The inbreeding coefficient of the mating Pocco x Corra is 0 %, the ancestor loss coefficient is 96,7 %, both calculated over 5 generations. See Pedigree.

There are 4 girls and 3 boys, all but one red boy are blue. One male has unilateral hearing, all the others have normal bilateral hearing. One male has a tail anomaly. One male is missing both lower P4, one female is missing one lower P2, all the others have complete dentition.

B-Litter born 8.2.2010

Corras second litter was sired by the red male "Jumpin Joker's Emilio".
Emilio is tested free of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. He has full and correct dentition and is obligate prcdPRA pattern A (free). Emilio is a great worker having earned his ÖPO 1 degree (obedience + protection + tracking).
The inbreeding coefficient of the mating Emilio x Corra is only 0,2 %, the ancestor loss coefficient is 96,7 %, both calculated over 5 generations. See Pedigree

There are 4 girls and 3 boys, all of them tested bilateral hearing. All of them have complete and correct dentition. One female has a minor tail anomaly.

A-Litter born 22.3.2009

Corras first litter was sired by the red male Oakhill Valley Chaos. Chaos is famous for his working abilitys, he his the stud with the most working degrees in Europe. He is tested free of hip and elbow dysplasia and he is prcdPRA pattern A (free).
The A- litter has a broad genetical background. The coefficent of inbreeding is 0 %, the ancestor loss coefficient is 93,3 %, both calculated over 5 generations. See Pedigree.

There are 3 girls and 3 boys, all of them tested bilateral hearing. Five have full and correct dentition, one female has a correct scissors bite but is missing one lower P2.

From this litter I kept a very promising red girl, Pleistozaen Aquila rapax, who is doing quite well in mantrailing and has earned her first obedience degree with 15 months of age. Aquila got x-ray and is free of hip and elbow dysplasia (HD A, ED 0/0). Aquila has obtained her breeding permission in ÖKV/FCI in december 2011.


Beautiful Australian Champion of the 1930s, maybe Nebo Rock

Pleistozaen Aquila rapax
Pleistozaen Eidolon dupreanum, *2014, 2 years old

Pleistozaen Aquila rapax
Pleistozaen Fiona pinnata, *2016, 1 year old

Pleistozaen Aquila rapax
Pleistozaen Aquila rapax, *2009, 3 years old

Corra Blue from Walkers of the Wind
ÖCh Corra Blue from Walkers of the Wind, *2004

Pleistozaen Aquila rapax
Pleistozaen Aquila rapax, herding shep

Jumpin Joker's Emilio
A Dog Called Blue Ari from Stick Valley,
sire of the F-litter 2016

Jumpin Joker's Emilio
The Dream of Wanambi All Summer Long,
sire of the E-litter 2014

The Dream of Wanambi Always on my Mind
The Dream of Wanambi Always on my Mind,
sire of the D-litter 2012

The Dream of Wanambi Always on my Mind
Silverbarn's Paavo, sire of the C-litter 2011

Jumpin Joker's Emilio
Jumpin Joker's Emilio, sire of the B-litter 2010

Oakhill Valley Chaos
Oakhill Valley Chaos, sire of the A-litter 2009