Sarah sent me today, 5th Birthday greeting for Harley's three litter siblings Barnaby, Bertha and Sasha. Harley is from Henry and Primrose's litter of puppies.
"Hi Jane (& family),
I hope you’re all well? I’ve enjoyed keeping up to date with all the goings on at Poundlane this year via your blog. All the puppies have looked gorgeous - big litters as well, you must be proud of your girls for being such brilliant Mums? I was interested to read about your converted caravan venture too. That looks fabulous - so quirky and fun, perhaps Harley and I will come to stay one day. I wish you well with that anyway.
So another year has passed and Harley is 5 today! It’s hard to believe. Happy Birthday to Sasha and Bertha - I hope they’re still well? Also birthday wishes to Barnaby!
Harley is still a super little dog, my best friend indeed. We’re still doing agility lessons every week and he absolutely loves it - he very often doesn’t want to leave the field at the end of our lesson. He’s so fast over a course and so smart at picking new things up. We did some work on the see-saw this week which we haven’t done for some time and Harley was absolutely fearless on it. He impresses me every day and I’m so proud of him picking up his training and games so fast.
He’s part of the furniture at daycare now and stills seems to enjoy it, although 3 days a week is definitely enough for him there now. My parents are both retired, so they love looking after him if I work any extra days. A good friend also shares Harley-sitting if needed (there’s a bit of demand to Harley-sit!) and Harley adores her and her 7yr old Finnish Lappund.
Harley has definitely become pickier about the dogs he’s happy to spend time with and really doesn’t like dogs he doesn’t know coming anywhere near me. He is also not very tolerant of puppies, but as I know this, I try not to put him in situations where it might cause a problem. He has his behaviours that still aren’t perfect, but we still work on those - barking at cars going by my house can be an issue, but that varies day to day. Overall he’s just a super boy though and I love him to bits! He’s definitely become happier to have more cuddles as he’s got older - which is lovely. He adores children and is a big hit with all the children that live on my road - they flock to him if they see us going on a walk and Harley is so good with them and absolutely loves all the attention they give him.
I’ve attached some photos so you can see what a handsome boy he is. I still get so many comments saying what a lovely looking dog he is and he still gets mistaken for a puppy sometimes!
We’re looking forward to a break in Cornwall later in the year (this is the third postponement so fingers crossed it’ll be third time lucky) so I’m looking forward to re-introducing Harley to the beach and the sea and having a real change of scene.
Sending best wishes to you, your family and all the dogs. I’ll be thinking of Primrose today, thanking her for being such a great Mum to my boy. Thanks as always to you as well for giving Harley the very best start in life (& to Henry for his part too!)
All the best,
Sarah and Harley xx"
Lovely as always to hear from you and another year has passed. Have attached some photos of Bertha and Sasha (below), I took this afternoon. Both of them are very well in themselves.
Fingers crossed that you finally get to your holiday in Cornwall.
Love from us all at Poundlane
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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.
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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