Sisters Bumble and Blottie waiting as evening approaches for the return of the troops (my children and husband David) coming home from work. They will be eight years old this April.
The future of Poundlane
Just before Christmas I took my websites down as much for a rest from enquiries, as a time to think about where Poundlane is at and where I want to be? Do I actually want to do this anymore? Watching "The Poundlane spaniel" Facebook page, which is only for those who have a Poundlane pup. Yes, I want to carry on!
This though will be letting go of breeding a healthier type Cavalier King Charles spaniel, it will be just breeding for healthy, happy, good tempered small/medium sized spaniels. I will write more about this in the future.
At the moment we are in the process of selling our home and moving to a new home, so things are a bit up in the air. All going well we hope to move by the Spring and take it from there. Once settled into our new home. I will get the website up to speed and I will get back to blogging regularly. Thanks to everyone's support and kindness.
Happy New Year to everyone!
Enjoying a bit of snow
Clarence, Lucy, Bonnie (who leaves us at the end of the week) and Teddie (just here for a few days while his family are away) enjoy their first snow.
On the road again
Brimble enjoys a ride in Thomas's (our son's) new tractor project.
Feel the heat
Brimble enoys the hottest place in the house on a cold Devon morning
Firstly a big thank you for all the support you have given me via my website, emails and phone calls. Much appreciated and very humbling when I know the battles that some of you are facing in your own lives.
Our home went up on the internet a few days ago with Michael Adey a local boy who started up on his own a couple years ago https://www.michaeladey.co.uk/ and I think he has done the place proud https://www.michaeladey.co.uk/.../5-bed-bungalow-for.../... The response has been really good so far. We hopefully have a place to go to if/when we move, which will enable the Poundlane pack to move forward. Fingers crossed!
Seems a bit of a misunderstanding. My Mum passed away nearly four years ago and it is the cost of sorting out her estate that means we will need to sell our home and downscale, as she partly owns our home we live in and left no will. Sixteen years ago she asked me to help her as she was finacially struggling. David and I had been led to believe there was a will that safe guarded the large financial investment we made that enabled my Mum staying in her home until she died. I have five siblings and no will. I don't think I need to say much more!
Some will have noticed that I took my website down for a few days. This was a breathing space and time to think. In the not too distant future to settle up my Mum's estate (solicitor fees etc), I will need to sell where I live and downscale. So this will involve reducing the number of dogs I have. It pains me to come to this but I think it is wise for me to do this now, rather than it being a hurried thing. So anyone interested in an older spaniel type dog or even a pup, as I still have Bonnie and I am going to also let her litter sister Lucy go now. So I have dogs available from 3 months old to 6 years old. All adult dogs are lead and housetrained, also neutered or will be neutered before leaving me. You can email me first if you prefer at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on 01769 560969 if interested in taking on one of the Poundlane pack.
Just the three of them
Just Bonnie from Rosie's litter left to find her forever home. Bonnie like her siblings is a very affectionate pup, super cuddly and quick to learn. We handle our pups a lot making our pups strongly bonded with humans from a very early age, so they are really comfortable and happy in human company and being handled by humans. She is twelve weeks old on Sunday and is clean through the night and only the occasional accident indoors, more my fault than hers. She would make a fantastic dog for an active family or equally a loving companion for someone who lives on their own. With her breeding she should excel in being trained as an assistance dog, do agility, a days shooting or just enjoy long walks and cuddling up in front of a fire with you.
You can learn about the Mum and Dad of Bonnie CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE to learn about getting a pup from Poundlane and the price of our pups. If then interested in giving Bonnie her forever home, ring me (Jane) on 01769 560969 for a no pressure chat.
She also likes eating cooking apples!
Just back from the vets
Blottie finally got spayed yesterday and I picked her up yesterday evening. I dropped her in the vets at 8.30 am but she was not operated on until 2 pm, as they were very busy. So she was still quite groggy from the anaesthetic, when I picked her up. All went well and she is back to her old self this morning.
Teddie leaves us
Teddie left us yesterday with Suzanne, to not be very far away at Chulmleigh. He's been a lucky pup with already visiting his new home a few times before leaving us totally. Unfortunately, I did not make it back from Bristol in time for him leaving yesterday, but Teddie did have a sleep on my lap yesterday morning and a big cuddle before I left, just in case I was not back in time. I also had already spoke with Suzanne about me potentially not getting back in time and that David would be here to handle things. When I knew I was not going to get back, I rang Suzanne from Bristol with the news and had a chat about settling him in with them. Just got an email from Suzanne to say that he is doing good, settling and sleeping well on his first night with them. Wishing them all the best with cuddly Big Teddie!
Back from Bristol
I caught this bit of video (below) of Polly and Jasper playing this morning after their trip up to Bristol yesterday to be MRI scanned for grading on the BVA Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia Scheme. Set off just before 7 am and due to technical issues at the vets, I presume with the MRI machine, we did not get back home until after 7 pm. Long day and thankful, that I booked David (husband) to be home for the day and look after the rest of the pack. I normally get home around 3 to 4 pm, when I do this trip. Now it's just waiting for the scans to be graded by the BVA.
Just Jasper and Polly
Off early tomorrow morning with Jasper and Polly for their MRI scans at Bristol. David (husband) is home for the day to hold the fort and look after the pack human and canine. Won't know their grades from the Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia Scheme - BVA for a few weeks, can take over a month sometimes. Fingers crossed!
And then there were four
Just four of Rosie's pups now with us. We are keeping Clarence and Lucy. Teddie leaves tomorrow evening. Hopefully a family is visiting us this weekend to meet Bonnie and fingers crossed will have her forever home.
Solly leaves us
Solly left us yesterday to join Pauline, Barry and Solly's half brother Sidney , who is from Rosie's first ever litter, she had with Ernest. It was lovely seeing Sidney and I'm sure the two of them will become best mates. Solly was the pudgiest pup of the litter and a very very cuddly gentle boy. I'm going to miss my pudgy Solly cuddles but I know he is so going to have a lovely life with his new family. All the best Pauline and Barry with your two special boys.
Eddie leaves us
,Eddie left us late Sunday morning to join Hannah and Tim's family in Somerset. Lively and loving Eddie who I wish Hannah and Tim all the best with as he settles in with them.
Minnie leaves us
Minnie left us on Sunday morning to become part of Michele and Gordon's family in Kent. Gentle loving pup that I wish them all the best with as she settles in with them.
Just a cardboard box
Rosie pups up on the lawn
Kayah enjoyed playing with Rosie's pups today. I ran and got the camera and got a nice bit of video (below) of her playing with Minnie and Clarence.
Active, sporting, sound little spaniels
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We ask that first contact to be done by phone. I (Jane) can be contacted by phone at 01769 560969 for a friendly, no pressure chat.
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“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.” Brad Watson, Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories
Welcome to this blog. I am Jane, a hobby breeder, situated in North Devon, England, UK (map at bottom of page ,shows where we are) on a quest to breed a healthier small spaniel similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
WE DO NOT EXPORT PUPPIES
Why I don't export
Our breeding dogs are multi generational extensively health tested. With all our breeding stock having recommended and relevant DNA tests for their breed/breeds. We also have breeding stock annually eye examined on the BVA Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs, MRI scanned on the BVA scheme using the BVA chiari malformation /syringomyelia breeding protocol, and heart examined using The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles breeding protocol