Just come home from milking this morning to find several emails about Rosie's litter and wanting to ring me for a chat from people I have already spoken with before. At this stage there is nothing really to add from conversations I have had and it is now just patience and fingers crossed. As it says on our website page Getting A Puppy From Poundlane "Any litters we breed will be open to public interest once they have turned six weeks old." I most probably will open this litter to the public around four weeks.
The only people I would like to hear from now are the ones who were in with a chance on our last litter, but decided because we went into a lockdown to wait until our next litter. There are five of you who I emailed and made a promise too:
1. Helen (who I already has contacted me)
2. Nareen (who has emailed me and you can ring me any week day around 1 pm, I should be near the phone)
4.Gina (who emailed me the other day)
5. Jenni (who's already got one of our pups)
If you are one of those five and are still interested in a puppy from us and have yet to contact us. You need to get in touch now. Email will do for now. Once I put up pups available from the litter on the blog this will be open to all and I will then not be able to guarantee you a puppy from Rosie's litter.
Please be aware that our pups are now £2000 each.
This will be our only litter for 2021. We have decided that we will not breed from Lottie (in the Autumn) who will be spayed this coming Thursday. She is a beautiful bitch, but I have niggling doubts about breeding from her now. Her Mum Bumble although giving birth to seven pups naturally, then had to have a c-section to get the last two off. Bumble runs a bit podgy and is a hard dog to keep check of her waistline, her daughter Lottie also has a podgy tendency.
Stats put podgy dogs at a lot more higher chance of needing a c-section. So coupling with the fact that she has now passed three years old. Breeding a first litter from a bitch after three years old statistically ups their chances of a c-section as well. This is caused most probably due to the lowering of fertility (small litter size leads to bigger pups at birth) caused by the build up of the uterine wall and the uterus being hammered by progesterone for several weeks after a heat, even if the bitch is not in pups.
Covid has rather messed things up for us with timing of breeding from our bitches. If I had been able to get her health checks done when she came on at the beginning of the year, I would of taken the chance of one litter from her, but the history and stats are now stacking up against her.
Once Rosie's pups leave us and hopefully we are not in another lockdown, we have a lot of health testing to get up to date and plan to get our breeding back to going into the good weather rather than going into the bad weather. Rearing on pups and training them in the formative months of their life is made a bit easier if the weather is a bit more clement.
Blottie has just come on heat. Her last heat, as this colossus of a bitch will be spayed in around four months time, as she is now retired from breeding and takes her place rightfully as a Grand Dam of Poundlane.
Active, sporting, sound little spaniels
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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