Just trying to wash the patio down, when the pups were asleep but as you can see some woke up and became curious.
Today Blottie's pups turned eight weeks old and my vet came to my home to check them over. All good with no surprises.
Yesterday Zip left us to start her life in Warwickshire with Anne and her pack. Anne let me know yesterday evening that they got home safely and she travelled well. This morning Anne let me know that they had a good first night with Anne telling me, "A brilliant night. She slept without a whimper in her crate on the bed beside me. Evie woke her up in early hours barking at foxes so quick wee in the garden and back to bed. I had to wake her up at 6.30." I replied asking if all went well with Helen (her vet and also has Hope a Poundlane pup from Ernest and Rosie's litter last year) visiting to check over Zip and Anne told me, "She was delighted with Zip. Said she is gorgeous healthy happy confident little pup."
Wishing Anne all the best with little Zip.
Last but not least, we introduce Coco who will be going to Cornwall with her litter sibling Poppy. Gail chose Poppy and mentioned getting two pups eventually. Then someone getting one of Blottie's pups decided it was to soon after losing their previous dog, and on Gail visiting us again last week, we explored the idea of her having two of Blottie's pups, as it is a lot of work taking on litter siblings.
Gail is an experienced dog owner and she is at a time in her life she can put her full attention to the challenge of rearing two pups, and with her sister and brother-in-law close at hand, who are also experienced dog owners. Gail went away and weighed up the pros and cons, with me letting her know yesterday which pup would be the last pup available. She wouldn't of minded either of the two pups left.
Yesterday I let her know which pup was available and she had decided that she was up to the challenge and would love to have her along with Poppy and would call her, "Coco."
Photos of Blottie's pups taken yesterday and today. They start leaving next week, which seems to have crept up suddenly.
Photos of Blottie's pups from the last couple days.
Looks like the retrieving force might be strong in Brimble.
Brought in the Mother tunnel this morning for the pups to investigate.
A lively bunch they be. Video (below) of them settled and settling down for a sleep after the tornado of them running around our home.
Blottie's pups reach forty five days old. We had a little scare with Zip a couple days ago, she ran a high temperature, so a trip to the vets and antibiotics and she's back to being her zippy self again. Probably just picked up something that did not agree with her, it can happen with pups when everything is explored via their mouth.
Apart from Zip's little blip, the pups are all doing well and growing in size and character each day. The photos (below) are from the last couple days.
Had their collars put on today. Pretty good, a bit of scratching and they have soon except wearing them. Have labelled photos with hopefully the right names for pups already chosen. Don't worry I do know them apart in the flesh but, in photos where you can't see all their markings some of the tricolours specifically can take a little telling apart.
Photos from the last couple days. Busy with families meeting us and meeting Blottie and her pups this weekend and this week going into next weekend.
Sally and Keith came yesterday to choose their pup from Ernest and Blottie's litter. Sally and Keith already have Poppy from Ernest and Rosie's litter. Really lovely to see Poppy yesterday and they chose one of the tricoloured girls and called her "Lilibet"
Some may notice that I have not got my little helpers (our two youngest children) at the moment, who are in most of my videos normally playing with the pups etc. They are having a few days with their Grandparents. The first time staying with them since Covid 19 became a thing. They should be back keeping the pups in order tomorrow.
Another update from January for Obi and Sadie. Obi and Sadie are from Casper and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups
Lovely to hear from you and hope it will be a Happy New Year too.
Been following your blog each week, so sorry to hear last year brought tough times especially losing Teagol, but with Blottie pregnant and puppies due soon it will bring much joy again, sending all our love and prayers for a safe arrival and excited to see what Obi.and Sadies' half brothers and sisters will look like.
Recently we tried them out on private dog walking field that had an agility course, surprisingly Obi was the better of the two natural climbing obstacles, jumping posts and weaving his way around with very little coercion! Sadie is naturally very agile and can jump very high and on daily walks hunting and chasing anything that moves, but she wasn't so keen on the agility obstacles. Running full pelt at the park, beach or woods is their daily routine, and as we are still both working from home they always have plenty of cuddle time, Obi has become famous for his snoring in virtual meetings
Claire and family xx"
Another update I got back in January for Pablo, who got together with his litter siblings Laika, Bingley and Rory. They are all from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again.
"Hello Jane, and happy new year!
I hope you’re all well, and Blottie is getting on okay.
We met up today with Rory, Laika and Bingley for a belated birthday walk. The four dogs had a great play and run around together. It was great to see everyone. We thought you’d like to see some pictures.
Pablo is doing well, he’s such a lovely affectionate boy and is great with the kids. He’s turned a corner with his separation anxiety. The vet prescribed an anti-depressant which has helped him go very gradually from coping for 53 seconds on his own to 1.5 hours. We delayed having him neutered while we focussed on building his confidence, but as he’s a bit of a Romeo, we’ll do that next.
Lots of love to all at Poundlane,
Active, sporting, sound little spaniels
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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