In this video Dotty shows no interest in the football, but after taking it and then doing a video call with Susy, who is having Dotty. Whilst on the video call and her siblings were all sleeping she had a good play with the ball.
Rocco yesterday went out for a little car trip to start preparing him to leave us.
And then later on yesterday, when I went to pick one of my children up from work, we took Lara for a trip in her carrier that Kathy sent me for her.
Today we started car trips for Blottie's puppies getting them ready to leave us. As pick ups will be done with a maximum of two people and some will be picked up by one person. We are using a crate to get them used to travelling in the car.
The videos show Coco on her first trip and the stages of her settling down and then sleeping for the best part of the trip.
Just finished a video call with Kathy who already has one of our pups Saffy who is from Ernest and Bumble's litter born 2018. She has chosen the last black and white girl that was available and named her "Lara".
Blottie's ten pups turn six weeks old and reach what I refer to as "Maximus cuteness" before science called it "Optimal Age of Puppy Cuteness"
We now have three of Blottie's pups chosen and named. Tomorrow two more families will choose their puppy from Blottie's litter by video call. Video calling is okay. It is frustrating as I know how much today the families would of loved to be able to hold their pups and bury their nose in them and take in the full experience of choosing their pup. It's part of the thing I enjoy about breeding, seeing the joy when you first meet with your pup.
I can see how video calling can be so abused in showing pups to people. Video calling must be a puppy farmers dream come true for selling puppies. It's what we have to work with though and everyone on this litter is pre Covid 19 (You contacted me before Covid 19 was a thing), so these pups are not something to occupy yourself during lockdown, but well thought out additions to your families. I thank everyone for being so patient, you have been waiting a while and it nearly looked like so near, yet so far, but it won't be that long now before your life is turned upside down by a Poundlane pup.
Tomorrow we start doing video calls with the families who are going to be having Blottie's pups. So we hopefully will have names for them all in the next few five days. I will put up here as they are chosen and named.
Kathy who has Saffy (who is from Ernest and Bumble's (Blottie's sister) litter born 2018) is friends with Otto's family. Otto is our Polly's litter sibling from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven pups. Kathy has sent me photos of Otto with Saffy. Kathy is having one of Blottie's ten pups to join Saffy and I expect Otto from time to time.
Greetings from Joan and Les who have Gwyn. Gwyn is our Polly's litter sibling from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven pups.
I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and will have a happy New Year, difficult as the current situation is.
Gwyn has become the joy of our life. He enjoys walks on the beach, hunting for crabs and finding dead fish which Les has to wrestle from him. Saying that, his training is coming along well although loose lead walking is a challenge. Still it's early days. Recall on the beach is good and he loves playing with other dogs. He is quite fearless with most of them although was very wary of a large St Bernard met in town!
He is such a happy good natured soul whom everyone loves. Our daughter recently got a rough haired Vizsla who at 10 weeks is the same size as him! However they play well most of the time.
Les has compiled a collage of recent photos which is attached and includes our daughters puppy
Joan, Les and Gwyn"
Seasons greetings from Lynda and Steve, who have Ted. Ted is our Polly's litter sibling from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven pups.
"Hi Jane & family
Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year
Lynda & Steve
And our 21lb Pup Ted!
Greeting and an update before Christmas from Gemma who has Darcey. Darcey is our Polly's litter sibling from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven pups.
Slightly belated but we wanted to wish you a very joyous Christmas and safe healthy and happy New Year.
Darcey has thoroughly enjoyed Christmas I think as she’s immensely enjoyed the turkey and the tearing up of wrapping paper.
A couple of photos attached just for your personal note so you can see how she’s developing. I think she’s a real equal mix of Teagol and Puddin’, (from following the blog and meeting them briefly but I’d ge intrigued as to who you see).
I thought you’d like to see her next to Foxy, for length purposes.
And the profile pic of her head shape/ nose. I think it’s pretty perfect from my amateur view!
I’m wondering how much taller she will get, she looks like she is long legged as well as being long and slinky in the body.
Only this week has she filled out a bit more in the body width ways and around the head.
She gives us all huge amusement and lots of snuggles- she loves all people- she gets very socialised to a variety of folk in our park including the parks department staff who she recognises now. She is very excited by other dogs but obviously more cautious with them.
I met Gilly with Pepper a few weeks ago, we think they recognised something within each other that they were family!
Darcey seemed huge (taller) by comparison, however she still looks very petite next to other cocker spaniel puppies for example as they are generally more chunky than Darcey is.
Our WhatsApp group is brilliant- we’ve got everyone apart from the humans of Gwyn.
We’ve loved messaging with each other as the tips we’ve shared have been so useful and as they are such lively puppies, we’ve been very comforted by the fact we are all going through the same fun daily trials! We hope to all meet up when all this COvid business allows.
It’s lovely to see Blottie and her pups.
Again they are a testament to your Fairy Dog Mother-ness. I tell D that they are her Aunties and Uncles she can hear in the videos!
Anyway that’s enough from me.
Best festive wishes to all the Poundlane family.
Love from Darcey, Gem and Stu"
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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 type Cavalier King Charles(small) type 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