I really do like little Polly. Polly is from Puddin' and Teagol's beautiful litter of seven tricoloured pups.
Rosie as she approaches five weeks pregnant rests on my lap (toby asleep in the background). She does love a cuddle. All going well her pups should arrive around the 29th July.
Rosie turned four years old on the 19th June. She came on heat the middle of May. I have been very lucky to be allowed to use a very nice Working Cocker spaniel Ozzy with her. I had said I might use Ernest with her again if I had no other options as I always have a backup plan when breeding from my bitches. For me breeding is about moving forward and learning. This litter will be 1/2 Cocker, 1/4 Brittany and 1/4 Cavalier. A pure spaniel dog with a lot of hybrid vigour. From using Cocker on a 5/8 Cavalier bitch and producing Polly 5/16 Cavalier. I think you still retain enough of the Cavalier especially when using other spaniels in the mix. What I am understanding and seeing as I move forward is that you will soon get the Cavalier problems back if you hurry too quickly to bring Cavalier back up in the mix. It is not going to be as simple as crossing out and then just crossing back and each time increase the amount of Cavalier because you don't have enough healthy Cavaliers to do it that way. The way I see things going forward is to not get too hung up on how much of this or that is in them, as that is nearly as bad as line breeding and not breeding from what you see in front of you. For me with whatever breeding I have done it has always been from looking at what I have in front of me and imagining in my mind what that will produce. If my imagination thinks there is a click then I look at pedigrees and health tests.
Ozzy who I have used with Rosie, I was allowed to visit before Rosie was ready for mating. So I could take a good look at all the breeders Working Cockers, as this is someone who works her dogs and also competes them in Field Trials as well. I have been lucky to find this breeder and be allowed to use such good dogs in my program. She bred Ozzy, his Dad and his Grandfather. Ozzy will be three years old in August and is DNA clear for all relevant tests for Working Cockers. He is eye tested so far "clear" and has also been gonioscopy checked being so far "clear" for glucoma. Hip scored 12 and elbow scored 0.
Very excited about this litter. Should produce good looking very trainable spaniel types that are happy as family/helper/companion/working dogs. Tomorrow it will be four weeks since the first mating, so should know in about the next week or so if pregnant. I think I can already feel something but want to give it a few more days to be sure.
To see Rosie's previous and only litter so far click HERE
Getting in wood to fill up the log store for Winter. Lots to clear with the winds we had earlier in the year. The dogs love to climb the piled up wood before we log it up and store it away, which does cause me a bit of worry as years ago (around 25 years ago) I had a pup break a leg on a wood pile. His leg slipped between the logs as he ran over them. His leg stopped but the rest of his body carried on. Teddy broke his radius. It was pinned and it healed really well. He lived a long good life with a friend. Amazing orthopedics we had 25 years ago and now. Brought him home from the surgery and you would have not known he had a broken leg except for a small bold patch at the top of his leg and a few stitches.
Peaches and Brimble (below) on a fly hunt.
Got Brimble and Peaches down to Instow beach this evening for their first run on a beach and in the sea. They loved it!
Happy 9th Birthday to all Treacle's litter siblings born this day back in 2013 from Reggie and Dolly's litter of eight pups. Hope your families and you are all well.
Brimble and Peaches are from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022. They turned four months old at the beginning of June. Both lovely characters and growing well. They seem to have the chunky genes of their maternal Cavalier Grandmother Smudge. Peaches certainly has inherited Smudge's super waggy tail. Hope all their litter siblings are doing well.
CavalierHealth.org report on V-clamp device inserted in cavalier's mitral valve to reduce backflow of blood
Just caught the end of their epic evening playtime. Peaches and Brimble we kept back from our last litter playing with their Big Sis Lottie. Lottie's Mum is their Mum's litter sibling and they share the same Dad Ernest. Lottie turned four years old back in March from the only litter Bumble had. We never bred from Lottie and she was spayed at three years old.
The two girls we kept back from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022 nearly four months old.
Blottie makes herself comfortable beside my husband David this morning. The title is a reference to "The League of Gentlemen" and Pappa Lazarou, who would ask, "Is that Dave?" and then say, "Your my wife now! I from time to time ask David if he is "Dave!" and tell him, "You're my wife now!" You got to watch it to get it or not get it. The series was an acquired taste. A bit of a marmite thing. I have seen the stage show which is even funnier and weirder than the tv show.
Lovely to see Judith and Belle on Wednesday. Judith popped in with her friend and Belle as in the area for a few days holiday. Good to catch up and feel like things are getting back to normal. Belle is from Casper and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups
Teagol's daughter Polly wil be two years old in August. Teagol left me one hell of a gift.
Brimble and Peaches are the two girls we kept back from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022 and are Teagol's sisters. Growing on really well and both very relaxed pups having a life of riley at the moment.
Polly is the girl we kept back from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven tricoloured pups . Her Mum Teagol is Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten pups 2017 and the dog we tragically lost last year Forever my cover girl
Henry, Ernest, Bumble and Blottie all turned a year older in April. Henry's now nine, Ernest's now six and sisters Bumble and Blottie are now seven years old.
Blottie shows her pup Peaches her heels and that she still got a turn of foot at seven years old.
Brimble and Peaches out on their first walk with a couple of our children. Brimble and Peaches are from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022.
Our next litter is hopefully Autumn 2022
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