A few photos of the Poundlane pack taken yesterday. Reggie and his daughter Treacle are due a haircut, but waiting for the weather to warm up.
Lovely update for Ted from Lynda, who had also contacted me about getting Ted a canine companion. Ted is from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of seven tricoloured pups.
Your idea sounds perfectly sensible especially avoiding disappointment
We’re doing OK and apart from not being able to take Ted to the pub we have gone about our life going out and about (not wearing masks apart from in shops)
Ted is now full “teenager” but responsive to training as he’s a quick learner and eager to please - well most of the time 🤣
He is still food motivated but digestion seems good and so no trips to the vets for him since his puppy vaccinations and he certainly looks the picture of health with lovely bright eyes and a lovely shiny coat too. He loves running off lead in the woods and is very good at watching us and running back to check in constantly
so providing there is not an interesting bird to chase his recall is very good
Funny that from being the smallest born he is now the heaviest at 13.5kg!
Hopefully we can organise a get together for Teagols litter soon as we have stayed in touch which will be fun to see them all together again.
I will certainly keep an eye on the exciting pup situation as I look regularly at your updates anyway so please keep us in mind once the queue starts
As you know we were tempted to ask for two pups previously but we were also aware of so many people wanting so knew it was not possible at the time
I thought the photo of all the family of dogs was wonderful and I’m so impressed the way you got them all to pose!
Love to both you and the family of dogs
Received a lovely 5th Birthday greetings from Heather for her Albey and his litter siblings who all turned five years old on Friday. Albey is from Toby and Treacle's litter. Heather is a very talented self taught artist and illustrator. You can view her work on her website Munchkinmay
I can't believe our boy and his siblings turn 5 today, where has the time gone! Albey is a delight and brings us all so much joy everyday.
Happy Birthday Ernest, Lily and Barney!
Love Heather and Albey xx"
We had a message from Rowan at Easter. Rowan aka Jim is one of the two pups we had with Juvenile Cellulitis (Puppy Strangles) and he found a lovely home with Sheila & Vincent, who ten years ago took on Charlie for us. Each year they have come back and visited us, with the exception of last year for obvious reasons. Fingers crossed that they can visit this year!
Our deepest condolences for Millie, she was a beautiful girl. Dealing with loss & the not knowing when life will return to some semblance of what we were used to is upsetting.
Holidays in England will be allowed from the 12th of April, if things go in the right direction. Even then, we do not know what restrictions will be in place. When things are relaxed, we are looking forward to some time away at our usual spot in Somerset. Hopefully, we will be able to pay you a visit.
Here is a photo Vincent took of me. He says I have a very large nose, as I sit on the back of his chair.
Happy Easter to you all,
Rowan & the staff (Mummy Sheila & Vincent)."
Easter update for Bingley as he turned four moths old from Toni. Bingley is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again.
I hope you are having a very happy Easter weekend. Its lovely to read news of Ernest and Rosie on your blog. It is particularly enjoyable now I've met them both and seen what lovely characters they have. I'm excited to follow the pups!
As he turns four months old, Bingley is really thriving. He fits perfectly into our family and we are really enjoying him. Here is a video so you can see him in action.
And I've attached a photo so you can see how much he's grown and how his body shape has changed.
He spends most of his days following Whisky wherever he goes like a little shadow, and if he's not doing that he's looking for sticks in the garden or looking for someone to throw his ball! He's a confident cheeky chap who takes direction really well. He is an extremely happy boy who seems to be just delighted with each new day and interested in meeting every human and animal that crosses his path!
Please could I ask for your wisdom in a couple of areas? Everything seems to end up in Bingley's mouth on walks - I'm regularly removing small bits of plastic or litter or sheep poo or face masks (!). It's fine to do that - I keep a close eye on him and can get anything out of his mouth, but should I be training him not to pick it up in the first place and how? Or will he just become less interested in using his mouth to explore over time?
And the second is we still have loo trip around 3-4am each night - after his last loo trip of the evening at 9.30. He goes straight back to sleep afterwards so it is quick. Is this just a sign of how long he can hold his bladder for which will just change naturally as he grows or should I be working to encourage him to sleep through to 6-7am? The added complication is that Whisky (older dog) unhelpfully tries to help (!) when Bingley starts to move around at 4am by barking to summon me so I think anything I do will need to be training for both of them!
Hope you are all well,
Thanks for the photos and video. Looks like Whisky and Bingley get on well. That's really good. Always a bit of a worry when I know a pup is going to a home with another dog that it works for both of them.
With picking up stuff, use a command word firmly each time you stop him or remove the stuff from his mouth. Once he has stopped mouthing or given you the stuff, praise him.
If the last time at night he goes out is 9.30 pm, then he is going about the length of time for his age. I would expect around 6 hours at his age, some can go longer, but he is about right for his age.
Hope you had a nice Easter time.
Lovely update for Rocco came in a week or so ago, as he approached 4 months old, from Sue. Rocco is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again.
I thought I would send you an update at just over 17 weeks. He is a super puppy and fits in well with our daily life and we love him dearly.
We have finished our puppy training classes. Due to COVID they had to be outside and on a 121 basis. The trainer said he was one of the best puppies he had seen in a long time and has a great temperament and is really calm and attentive. We hope to go back when Rocco is a bit older to do some scent work.
Everyone we meet says how pretty he looks with his spotty face. Please see photos below. He wags his tail at everyone he sees. He adores my daughter’s dog when we meet up for a walk. He doesn’t bark very often. Occasionally at the hoover.
I must add like all puppies he isn’t an angel and has picked all the flowers off one of my my camellias and scattered them all over the lawn.
I hope all is well with you.
Many thanks for a lovely puppy.
Lovely update came in around a couple weeks ago for Bayley, now nine years old. He is from Reggie and Millie's litter of seven new arrivals born back in March 2012.
Hope all is well with you and the family.
I can’t believe that it is nine years since we had Bayley. He is doing well, he had his yearly check up with the Vet last week. The Vet said he has a slight heart murmur, nothing to worry about, but I didn’t like to hear that as our other little cavalier died from heart failure. He also has quite a lot of warts and a lipoma which is also nothing to worry about. He is a very laid back little chap, and an absolutely perfect little dog. Don’t think we could ever get another like him. Your very careful breeding pays dividends with your puppies, they are all absolutely adorable.
I think Bayley is looking a lot like his mum Millie, can you see it.
I am always very interested when you are getting ready for another litter of puppies, it takes me back to when we were waiting for Bayley
Good luck with the next litter, I will be watching.
lovely to hear from you and see Bayley at nine years old. He is looking more like his Mum each year. The vet is right to say, "nothing to worry about." hearing a slight heart murmur at nine. His old Mum Millie had a slight heart murmur heard at five years old and at thirteen her heart is still okay.
Love from us all at Poundlane
Polly is from Puddin' and Teagol's litter of tricoloured seven pups
Dotty update from Susy. Dotty is the little girl from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again.
Hope you are well!
Here are a few recent pics of Dotty. Her first run on the beach, she loved it and was off the lead a lot of the time. A megablocks bed built by Chloe for her, cheeky look having found her way upstairs! And first bath (she didn’t mind it but didn’t love it either).
She is growing well, learning tricks, and enthusiastically greeting everyone she meets on walks around the village.
As you can see her signature big dot on top of her head has now blended in, but she’s still got lots of dots on her nose and her paws!
She really is very special, we are so lucky to have her.
Thank you so much,
2nd Birthday greetings from Esme arrived a week ago. Esme's family had sent it first to my old email and then realised my email had changed, so a little belated. Esme is from Casper and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups
"Wishing all my brothers and sisters a happy 2nd birthday, and love to all my extended family in Devon.
Life in lockdown has meant lots of long walks, and helping with the gardening. Still a pocket rocket (maybe not so pocket!) and enjoying life to the full, with Nick and Andy, who love having me with them.
Sorry for the lack of blogging at the moment. I am trying to get some stuff done (nothing to do with dogs), that is taking up my time to blog, but I hope to be back more regularly soon.
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