Thursday, March 13, 2014

Puffin Puppies

Puffin is expecting puppies in early April. Our original plan of breeding her to Tygwyn Tawney Porthos did not pan out, as the semen we brought over was not viable when thawed.  That was a very disappointing, expensive and stressful discovery.  A very quick decision was made to breed her to Rainesgift Seymour as we had semen stored from him at the same clinic.  Thank-you to Hayley for allowing us to use Seymour. We have long admired him.  

Puffin was confirmed pregnant by ultrasound on March 7th.  We saw 4 puppies in one frame and our vet thinks that there are at least 6 in total.  But ultrasounds are not very good at predicting litter numbers in dogs. 

Here is Puffin with 3.5 weeks to go.  She doesn't look too different from the side, but when viewed from the top or behind, she is starting to look significantly wider than usual!  She remains happy and fit and very keen on chasing the ground squirrels that are now up and about!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Songdog Puppies

Congratulations to Brian and Katy on their litter at Songdog kennel in Indiana.  The proud mother is Keetch (UH HRCH Songdog Red Flag Warning CDX SH WC), daughter of Annie (Tinbie's sister).  Sire is Pinch (CH MACH2 Ardrossan Inchmarnock UDX TD MH WCX **). Apparently Annie is taking great interest in her grandpuppies and has been helping look after them while Keetch takes much needed breaks.  

Anne counts her grandpuppies

You can follow the progress of the puppies here

In other news from Indiana, Annie completed her Upland Hunter title in one weekend about a week before the puppies were born.  Congratulations Annie! She is now UH HRCH Blazingstar Beaufort CDX MH WCX.