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Puppies — One of These Days

December 28, 2012

Dory (CH Raglans Just Keep Swimming) has been here for about a month now.  She’s a happy, funny girl who finished her Championship, owner-handled by Anne, last summer.  She and Naughty Nola are about the same age and are definitely BFF.  The warning is to stay out of their way when they are frapping.  Poor old Inca Dink climbs into her crate facing away from the action.  Chase loves to run with the girls as well, but ends up herding them around — to which neither Dory nor Nola takes kindly.  Because Dory knows she is to be Chase’s newest fling, she has refused to come into season.  I’ve learned that many of the Raglan girls are 7-month bitches.  That means Dory should be in season in January — puppies due in March and ready to go to homes sometime in May or early June.  This schedule is complicating only because Nola (whose seasons are 6-months to the day) is due in season in April so will have puppies in June.  I had not planned to “stack” litters.  Anne and Josh Kowalczyk and I have entered into a lease for the Chase/Dory litter so it will be co-bred by Elyan and Bella Cardigans.

Here is a photo of Ms. Dory.  I think she’s pretty.  Here is the pedigree.

Dory at 2 years old

Just for grins, here is a photo of Naughty Nola a week before her second birthday.

Naughty Nola (Elyan C-Myste The Times Picayune HT) will be bred to CH Pluperfect Merrymoon Practical Magic “Heath”.  It will be an all brindle litter of charming baddogs.  Here is that pedigree.  Nola needs a 3-point major to finish her Championship, has her HT, and is aiming for her PT at the CWCCA National Specialty March 30-31, 2013.

We will temperament test both litters at 7 weeks and instinct test them on ducks at 9 weeks.  I LOVE puppies!

Come on girls!  Get with the program!


1 Comment

  1. Cindy says:

    Is Heath pure for brindle? Just curious, has me doing some thinking now….!