Friday, December 27, 2013

Lady's Sonogram shows 5 - 7 puppies!!!

We expect this litter at the end of January…please call or email if you are interested in a puppy!  These pups will be able to go to new homes around the first of April.

Here is pregnant Lady (right side of picture), with her mom, Jada.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Next week we go for Lady's sonogram….

Here are some pictures of Lady we captured this summer…such a pretty girl!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Puppies!!! (We hope!!!)

Lady came into season a month earlier than expected!  We bred her to Mondo on November 25th so will be checking by Sonogram for puppies right around Christmas!

We will keep you posted on those results!

If she is pregnant with puppies the ultrasound will give us an estimate on the size of the litter.

We also know that Mondo carries black and brown color, as does Lady so we may see one or two brown pups.

Please call or email if you are interested in a puppy so you can schedule a visit to meet our standard poodles!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Reny...No puppies.

Reny, after attempting to breed her over her last two cycles, developed a uterine infection, pyometra.  We decided to have her spayed last Friday as she was becoming quite ill with the infection and the alternative treatment did not seem like a good option.

We are very sad that we will never have any puppies from Reny, but think we did what was best for her.  We want her to be with us for a long time.  She is recovering at home and appears to be getting better every day.

On a brighter note, we are fortunate to have Reny's sister, Lady, who is quite a beauty and very sweet in temperament, to breed next Spring.  She just turned two in June, so we will start her pre-breeding tests very soon.

Here is a picture of Lady as a puppy!  We will be posting more pictures of her on our website "The Parents" page very soon.

Interestingly, Lady carries the gene for Black, White and Brown hair color, so we may see black and brown pups if we mate her to Mondo (a Champion we co-own with Victoria Law at Luminary Standard Poodles) or all three colors if we mate her to Questo, Mondo's Grand Champion brother!

We love these beautiful animals!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Birthday !!!

Today Jada and Griffin's litter of nine, born on June 15, 2011, are TWO YEARS OLD!!!

How time flies!

Happy Birthday Chessie, Izzie, Julia Maria, Lady,
Lucy, Nathan, PJ, Rock, and Zoey!!!

Taken when pups were one day old. (6/16/2011)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bella, You are a lucky girl to have owners who acted quickly when you developed GDV!

Bella developed GDV (Gastric dilation and volvulus) commonly known as bloat with stomach twisting.

Common signs of bloat are restlessness and pacing, drooling, apparent discomfort, retching, unsuccessful attempts to vomit, and enlarged (bloated) abdomen. 

Bella had several of these signs and her owners took her immediately to the vets for treatment and surgery.

If you own a standard poodle, PLEASE read about this condition and be prepared to act quickly. Talk to your vet about current preventive measures and treatments of bloat.  Know your vets office hours and have an emergency clinic that you trust as a backup for off hours.  

GDV is a life threatening condition...your dog can go from healthy to gravely ill in a matter of hours.

Here are some preventive measures that are believed to help.  Feed 2-3 smaller meals a day rather than one large feeding, include wet food in your dog's daily diet, feed from a dish on the floor (NOT raised) and avoid exercising heavily before and after meals.

Some owners choose to have elective surgery on their poodles to prevent the stomach from is called  "Gastropexy" or stomach tacking.  
Below is one place you can check out for more information:
Here is a picture of Bella recovering at home.

Get well quickly Bella and we hope you are up and playing VERY soon!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

More of Jada's puppies!! Bert and Lesa have two of Jada's pups from different litters....Belle, born in Oct. 2009, and Nathan, born in June, 2011

Here is Belle...
And here is Nathan....

What beautiful pups (actually full grown now!!!)

Jada's puppies visit...actually, all full grown!

Here is Lucy, a Jada/Griffin puppy born June, 2011.  Almost 2 years old!!!

Thank you, Libby for stopping by.  She is just wonderful...And so pretty.
Here she is with Dave...we just love seeing our beautiful puppies, all grown up!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Visit from Waldo!

Brandon and Nell dropped by to visit with Waldo!  Waldo is my (Jada's) grandson!

Aunt Reny and I had fun playing with Waldo in our backyard.

(Waldo is from Lili and Mondo...Lili is littermate to Reny)

Here he is with Julia, my person!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Reny and Lady

Here is a typical picture of Reny and Lady...Reny likes to keep Lady very tidy and washes her face at least once a day.  They are very cute together.  (Reny is Lady's older sister by about 2 years)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

No Spring Litter

Yesterday Reny went for her sonogram and there were no puppies to be found.

We will try again next time she goes into season...probably August, 2013...and will be following her progesterone levels much more frequently.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Is she or isn't she???

We had the fire going all day today and Reny, Star,  Jada and Lady were all relaxing on the couch.  Here is Reny....wish we knew the answer to the question, is she or isn't she??!!

We will have to wait until March 7 to confirm pups or not.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hailey and Zoey

Here is my beautiful granddaughter with her dog, Zoey (Jada/Griffin June 2011 litter)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Reny has a date with Mondo!!!!

Well, Reny is going to see Mondo for a few days starting January 31st!

We will plan for puppies to arrive around the first week of April with pups ready to go to their new homes around June 15th!

We will keep you posted!

Here is Reny thinking about her date with Mondo !!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Star Reny and Dave returning home from their walk!!!

Star on the purple lead, Reny on red lead and Dave in hat!  They LOVE their neighborhood walk time!

Next up, Lady and me, (Jada)!!  (We sit by the front door waiting for our turn...Dave has not mastered
walking all four of us at once)

Maddy is now too old to partake in long walks but enjoys going out to pick up the newspaper in the morning and mail in the afternoon with Dave or Julia.  She often runs back down the driveway on her way back to the house!  (Maddy turns 14 in May!)