Rosie's pups at thirty days old
Meant to get these photos up yesterday, but time got the better of me.
Big Bro, Little Bro
Rosie's litter now closed
I opened Rosie's litter this morning for interest in her pups to be expressed and I have now received enough replies for the pups we have available. Sorry for anyone who at this moment has missed out, I really do not enjoy this bit and wish I could help all those who contact me. If any pups do become available after this point, it will be published on the blog.
The time has come
Please read this fully if interested in Rosie's litter
I am now opening Rosie's litter for those interested to contact me first by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to hear from people who truly understand the undertaking of rearing a puppy. These pups will make lovely companion dogs and will be very trainable, so we need people that can undertake such a commitment, understanding that although predominantly Cavalier retaining their loving nature, they have been bred for better anatomical health and long term health than the Cavalier, making them generally more active than a Cavalier. So they will need homes that enjoy getting outside for at least an hours exercise a day when your pup is fully grown.
Please really think carefully before contacting me about this litter and ask yourself, "I'm I really prepared for a puppy in my life right now?" The first year of your pups life really sets up the dog you will end up with. You really need the time or a team around you to get a puppy to that place.
Suckling al fresco
Pups first time outside
Rosie's pups at four weeks old
Pups are on their second treatment for internal parasites. We worm them every two weeks (for three days) from birth with Panacur paste until they leave us.
We now enter what I see as the "Dirty phase" with puppies. This is when they start to eat solids and Mum starts to not be so keen to clean up after them. As they start to get the hang of eating. They can often end up with more on them than in them and as they start to toilet freestyle (they don't need Mum to lick them to stimulate them to pee or poop) they can often end getting poop all over them or over their siblings.
So we have to be armed and ready at all times for Poogeddon. This involves toilet rolls in strategic positions easy to hand and wet wipes to clean up any unfortunate pup. So the work starts here, as we strive to keep the pups clean and transition them to learning to toilet outside by six weeks old.
The freckles are coming
Millie update at 9 years old
Beginning of May, I received an update for Mille (now 9 years old) from Alison. Millie is from Reggie and Smudge's litter of nine puppies.
I was messaging to wish Millies siblings a Happy 9th Birthday for last Tuesday, but was shocked and saddened to see that her mum has passed away I am sorry to hear this.
Rosie has done so well we thought Smudge was fantastic with her 9 but 11 is amazing I am sure you have your hands full at this stage making sure they all thrive.
Millie continues to be an absolute delight, she has made lots of new puppy friends this year and is now the benchmark as how they want their dogs to be!, she certainly puts them in their place, i don’t think she would cope well with a permanent puppy at home but every time I see your litters it makes me think about another addition.
I have had the first realisation that she is no longer a young dog, in January she stopped jumping and climbing the stairs and was yelping in pain. The vet thinks it was either the fact we’d had a long energetic cold walk the day before or the start of arthritis. She was put on some medication for the pain and after a few weeks was ok, but we have found by the evening she is not so forthcoming in jumping up onto the settee, stairs are fine and she loves her walks still. I already had her on Yumove moved her up to the senior tablet so at the moment it seems under control but if you have any suggestions would be grateful for that.
I have attached some photos.
Take care, love Alison and Millie xx"
good to hear from you. I will write about losing Smudge on the blog at a later date, but at the moment the suddenness of it has left it a bit raw to talk about at this time.
As for joint supplements. There have been 'studies that have questioned the long-held belief that joint supplements actually work. Skeptics suggest that what pet owners are seeing is a placebo effect rather than a real improvement in functioning. They believe that the pet owners want their pets to feel better, and they believe in joint supplement therapy, so they see what they want to see.' Although there has been some research evidence that they might help and none yet that say that they have no effect at all. Also they are very low risk as vet medications go in giving to a pet.
This articleA Vet Talks About the Best Ingredients for Joint Supplements written recently might be of some value. Also one of the most important things to help is to keep an eye on your dog's weight. Keeping them svetle will really help them with aging.
Hope this is of some help. Thanks for keeping in touch over the years.
Love from us all at Poundlane
Tucker hoping to visit us
Lisa (who has one of our pups, Tucker) contacted me around a month ago about visiting us whilst in the area on holiday. Fingers crossed she will visit us next Sunday. Let's hope the weather brightens up (as forecasted) by then. Fingers tightly crossed!
Tucker if from Casper and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups
Harvey update at 7 years old
I received this update (below) for Harvey nearly six weeks ago now. Sorry for not sharing it until now. Harvey is from Reggie and Smudge's litter of six puppies.
"Hello Jane & family
I hope you are all keeping well.
As it is Harvey's 7th birthday I thought I'd get in touch and share an update . He is doing very well thankfully .. a little stiff every now and then but that is due to his crazy moments with the ball but nothing a good snooze won't sort out. I hope Smudge and Reggie are well, And a happy birthday to Harvey's siblings too. x
Harvey is loved so much and is such a sweet dog, as he has got older he gets a little more grumpy with the new puppies in the park but it is all bark.
Photos to follow, all quite recent.
Stay safe, all the best
Liza&Harvey xxx "
Every little helps
Polly helps Rosie out.
A true lap spaniel
Polly is now 9 1/2 months old and stands around 13 inches at the shoulder and weighs 6.8 kilos. She has yet to have her first heat, her Great Great Grandmother Millie who was pure Cavalier did not have her first heat until 14 months old. Polly is a result of putting Teagol (62.5% Cavalier, 25% Brittany and 12.5% Poodle) to Puddin' (100% Working Cocker). With Teagol we found bringing in Cavalier from both parents a bit of Chiari creeping back in. So decided on finding that on her MRI scan at one years old to bring in a bit of Cocker. It though could not be any old Cocker. So a quest was mounted and Puddin' was found bred from a line of small Cockers. He fitted the size and temperament requirements. He also has the icing on the cake. He is a really nice marked tricolour. You don't often see tricoloured Cockers has well marked as him. A lot of Working Cockers are wired for work and find it hard to chill. So I had to be careful bringing this into my lines. Breeding dogs is not just about anatomical health, but also breeding for good mental health.
So Polly is the result of our first outcross using a Working Cocker. She is 31.25% Cavalier 12.5% Brittany, 6.25% Poodle and 50% Working Cocker. So she is 93.75% Spaniel. She is a joy. Nothing overdone with her. So agile and so quick in mind and movement. Highly trainable and I'm pretty sure would excelle at agility. The stool she is sitting on (below) in the photos, she ascends with no effort, so she can watch what you are doing when cooking. Like her father, she loves water and outside when a wheelbarrow has been left out in the rain, she can be found in the wheelbarrow playing in the water. She also, as you are pushing a wheelbarrow along, will jump in to catch a lift. Travelling in the wheelbarrow as if we are going off on a crusade. She also loves to retrieve. Indoors she loves a bit of rough play, being very robust little girl. She is so soft mouthed when playing and when finished playing is the most loving of little dogs. Liking nothing more than to be curled up upon your lap. A true lap spaniel.
Rosie's pups at three weeks old
At the moment I don't seem to be able to post comments on my own blog. In answer to Andrew's question (below) about the percentage mix of Rosie's litter. They are 62.5% Cavalier, 25% Brittany and 12.5% Poodle (miniature).
Under crate arrest
Code: "Mum is in the vicinity!!!!"
It always amazes me the language of smell. Pups can be fast asleep, but Mum arrives and just pops her head over the whelping box. Within seconds her scent is picked up by the pups smell receptors (remember at this age, even though their eyes are open, they cannot focus their eyesight until around 28 days). A message is then sent to their brain along the lines of "Code Mum is in the vicinity!!!!" They follow their nose. Smell is their primary sense, fine tuned in their first month of life and will remain their primary sense for their lifetime.
Video (below) taken today at twenty days old.
Active, sporting, sound little spaniels
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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