We have three bitches on heat at the moment. None of them we plan to breed from at this time. This is the only time we kennel any of our dogs outside. Lottie came on heat three weeks tomorrow, so will soon be back indoors. Rosie came on a few days after her. Then we noticed a lot of interest in Sasha from the males and I thought something was up. Keeping a close eye on her and today she has started bleeding, so is on heat a good two months earlier than normal. We had decided not to breed from her and she was booked in (finally after Ciovid 19 had delayed getting her spayed ) to be spayed in a couple weeks time, but rang the vet and swapped her with Bumble to get spayed instead. Treacle is also booked in to be done in a couple weeks as well.
Sasha normally cycles every 7 months, but a couple years ago she came on at 5 months, like now and synchronised her heat with Blottie. I think with two bitches on heat, a litter on the ground and the very warm weather, has kicked her hormones in to action. We are now keeping a close eye on Blottie, as it is likely that she may also come on heat earlier than normal as well. I would prefer she hangs on until October.
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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