Lovely update sent to me in February for Saffy. Saffy is from Toby and Treacle's litter born July 2019. Sorry for taking so long to put up here.
I hope this finds you and all the family and dogs well. I have been sat with Saffy curled up this evening in front of the fire, thinking about how lucky we were as a family to have her and have found you when we did. It prompted me to to send you and update and of course a few photos.
Saffy is still a joy. She is the most adventurous and able dog - she does not tire of running with our lab, she is in every river, muddy puddle and bush she can find. She rounds the sheep on our walks and even goes in the sea. At the same time, she is a cuddler, finds her way under the duvet when it is cold and once the kids are in bed doesn’t leave my knee. She is a true mixed bag!
The children love her (needless to say) Emmeline, who came to your house to meet Saffy, is now 4 and we have a 14 month old Atticus. Our lab Storm is 4 this year. It is a busy, crazy dog house - like yours I imagine!
I hope you are all well. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog tonight and wonderful to see more puppies.
We send our love and thanks.
Love Sarah and Jon Lasker (Saffy, 2019)"
So sorry for not publishing this until now. 3rd Birthday greetings from Flossie, who is from Casper and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups born March 2019.
"Dear brothers and sisters,
I know it’s a bit late but nevertheless,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and lots of licks
from your sister
I hope you are all happy, healthy and full of the joys of life"
Dudley is settling in well with our niece Sophie. Dudley is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022
Dudley has settled in very well. We’ve been on a couple of walks and he’s been very good on the lead loves meeting all the new people.
Just Peaches and Brimble now . Time to start their training in earnest.
As some know, a few days ago I started up a facebook page The Poundlane Spaniel. There seems to be a bit of confusion about the page, so I thought I should explain that the page is only for those who have a Poundlane puppy. It's primary purpose is for those who have had a puppy from us to be able to get in touch with each other, it is not a page for promoting and selling our puppies through. Secondary though, it may also turnout to be a useful tool to flag any problems health and temperament wise.
Why private? So it is a safe place for people with our pups to communicate freely with each other without to much white noise.
If you are truly interested in what we are doing and want to know more. I'm afraid you will need to phone me (Jane) for a chat on 01769 560969. Most week days, midday is the best time to catch me.
For my sins we are running on two pups from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups. Peaches (Blenheim) is so much like her Grandmother Smudge and Brimble (tricoloured) is the spit of her Mum Blottie but in tricolour. They give me such joy watching them navigating the world around them seeing glimpses of their ancestors. Both are very happy and gung ho about life, which could be interesting.
Just Lilly left to leave us from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups. She leaves us on Thursday. I know Jackie and Mike can't wait to pick her up. She won't be far away either in Barnstaple.
Little Dudley left us on Saturday. The only boy of the litter with ten litter sisters. One of the smallest in the litter but perfectly formed. He has started his new life with my niece Sophie. A lovely little chap who is very gentle and loves being cuddled up alongside you. Super relaxed when sleeping.
Been struggling with keeping up with incoming updates, so I have decided to set up a facebook page for those who have had pups from Poundlane to keep in touch, share photos and updates with each other. Just click on The Poundlane Spaniel and request to join. The page is visible to all but only members can see who's in the group and what they post. I'm not a great fan of social media sites due to the lack of policing but, I also see how it is a great tool for you to all keep in touch and take a bit of the pressure off me uploading updates which you all so kindly send me.
Today Lottie, Millie and Maple visited the vets for their second jabs ready for them to start leaving us from Thursday. Dudley and Lilly will get their second jabs done tomorrow. I split them into two groups to get their second jabs to make it less stressful for everyone involved. Two of my children came with me, so each pup had a handler and they were really good. Even the vet commented on how chilled they were. So the plan seems to be working.
Covid has delayed pups leaving us due to the homes they are going too going down with Covid. Hopefully we are back on track.
Dotty is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of ten again
Much belated 1st birthday pic of Dotty for you and some other pics!
I won’t write a lot as I know you are busy in waiting on Blotties next litter.
She is such a lovely natured girl and the heart of the family. I hope Blottie and Ernest’s next litter will be just as brilliant and that you enjoy these pictures.
Bella is from Casper and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups
It's hard to believe that Bella and her siblings are now 3! Belated birthday wishes to all of them. Bella wasn't impressed with the rosette and birthday tag, but enjoyed her chicken and rice cake! Any excuse for a celebration in these times, we had a little birthday party for her!
She's a lively and loving little dog, and dare I say that at last she's beginning to calm down a bit! I'm even managing a few loose lead walks without her yanking! We go to Hoopers agility every Saturday which she loves and is doing pretty well with distance commands, which is just as well as she's really fast and I can't keep up with her! As with all her extended Poundlane family, everyone we bump into on our walks comments on what a pretty dog she is.
How lucky I am. Thank you Jane and Blottie, and we're looking forward to seeing you when we're on holiday in Devon in May!
Much love, from Judith & Bella xx"
Bayley is from Reggie and Millie's litter
I can’t believe it’s 10yrs since we came down and picked Bayley up.
He is the best dog ever, his temperament is perfect. Our Vet said he is the best Spaniel he has ever treated. He doesn’t mind what you do to him. He is coping with the Diabetes really well, although I have noticed his coat has changed. It’s thinner than it used to be and not so curly. It’s probably the insulin.
I have been watching Blottie’s puppies grow, they are beautiful, they make me broody.
Are you planning on breeding anymore Cavalier/Poodle crosses. People are always asking me where he came from and how beautiful he is.
I hope you and the family are keeping well, I expect the children are all grown up and not really children anymore.
I still keep looking at your blog, I am always interested in what’s happening at Pound Lane.
Glenda Barry & Bayley
Lovely to hear from you as Bayley turns 10 years old. Good to hear that his diabetic treatment is going well.
Unfortunately we don't have any plans to breed a first cross Poodle/Cavalier litter.
I have had a 10th birthday update from Bayley's litter sister Ruby as well. I will get updates up to date soon on my blog. It's been a bit busy with such a big litter and ferrying children around. Our youngest just turned 13, so all are either in their teens or older with the oldest 22.
Hope your family and you are all well.
Ruby is from Reggie and Millie's litter
"Dear Jane and family,
Hope you are all well as well as the enlarged family of all the marvellous dogs.
Can’t believe that Ruby is 10 today! From Millie and Reggie’s last litter. She’s just had her first Springtime haircut and as playful and friendly as ever. Still adores saying hello to everyone as we go for walks - people always ask what breed she is!
Ruby is our little ray of sunshine always and had the sweetest nature but is fun and playful and had the stamina or a workhorse - manages 20km mountain hikes no problem !
Thanks once again for entrusting her to us - life is so much better with her around and she is adored! Best wishes to you all,
Lisa and Daniella Smith"
Albey is from Toby and Treacle's litter
I’m glad to hear the painting arrived safely and that you’re happy with it
I’ve attached some photos of the Birthday boy, it’s hard to believe he’s 6 already!
I hope you’re having a lovely day, sending Birthday wishes to Albey’s siblings,
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Our next litter is hopefully Autumn 2022
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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