1st Birthday greetings from Bella's family. Bella is one of Casper and Blottie's nine little Blenheim pups
Bella wishes Happy First Birthday to all her siblings! It's hard to believe it was a year ago that we were glued to your blog waiting for the big event. And it's lovely to see the various photos their families have sent in - they're all so alike!
Bella is a lovely little dog - affectionate, loyal and clever. My Mum and I love her to bits. She's very tactile and is always running between my legs when we're out and about, and indoors there's nothing she likes more than squeezing herself into the smallest gap between my back and the sofa. Not so comfortable when she's soaking wet!
We go to training classes most Saturdays. She's quick to learn, though equally quick to forget when she's distracted. She only has to see a person or another dog on the other side of the field and she's off - deaf to my call! But 3 or 4 minutes play and she's back again. We're off to a workshop this weekend to try and combat that habit, especially the jumping up. She's like a pogo stick! You'll see from one of the photos that she has such long legs - definitely the Brittany look! And I guess she gets her jumping from Henry too. Loved that video of him jumping into your arms. She's a great snorer as well!
She weighs in at a healthy 10.8Kg, which surprises me as she's such a picky eater. I can't get her interested in dried food and often have to coax her with some fresh chicken on her wet food to get her to eat. I've probably made a rod for my own back with that! She's being spayed in a couple of weeks and I'm told that can result in weight gain, so maybe I should be thankful she doesn't overeat.
I'm also told she might get a curly after she's been spayed, so I guess it might be goodbye to her lovely sleek coat :(.
I could witter on about Bella for hours, but I'll close with a huge thank you for nurturing Blottie and Casper's pups, and trusting me to look after one of them. If the last 9 months is anything to go by I have years of love ahead of me!
Much love to everyone at Poundlane.
Judith & Bella xx"
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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