I found out this week that I have been accepted into the American Kennel Club “Breeder Of Merit” program for beagles.
This means that I do all the necessary health testing for our breed, as well as uphold the standard for breeding and ethics. It also means that I have been working hard to get all my puppies registered.
I will be hopefully getting my cavalier BOM as soon as I get a couple more CH’s under my belt in cavaliers.
I cant believe I didn’t post about this (Sorry Sirius!!).
We (and by we, I mean co-owner Susan) took Sirius up to Canada since he only needed a couple of points to finish his Canadian title. we figured it was about time. And of course he made us proud by getting it in style <3
Way to go buddy. Your titles are as long as your name – showing that you are not just a pretty face <3
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Through a series of events, Truman has gone to live with the wonderful Kim Legerretta and her mom Sue Gray from KoLaci Cavaliers. He will be part of her pack, and breeding program and maybe just maybe finish his CH title down there (he already has 8 points including a 5 point major).
While on one hand it was a difficult decision to have our sweet little man move to California, we really respect Kim’s breeding program and how she treats her dogs and so from that respect the decision was easy.
Truman has slotted in quickly, and made himself right at home. I love that about his temperament and how Kim’s home is so similar to ours.
Well, we got amazing news this weekend. In his first show he went BOW with Sue at the end of his leash, at Yuma AZ , under one of my favorite judges Mrs Pat Trotter! Wahoo!
The puppies are growing about as quickly as the temperatures are dropping – fall in the PNW is certainly here. The puppies dont seem to notice though as they play in the yard and enjoy being outside each day.
My poor plants are squashed and flattened by all the games of catch and tag that happen over them, but I cant even be mad with how cute they all are.
I cant help but think this is the final time Maddy’s 5 will be together before Bepper (now Ella), Api (now Bradley) and Gelly (now Poppy) will be going to their new homes.
The homes that Cottonz and Wistor had lined up, have fallen through.
However, I am looking for guardian homes for them. This means that the couple or family will co-own with me and allow me to show the dog to CH title (at my expense) and one day she will have a litter of puppies before being spayed. They are not available as just pets. If you think you are interested in meeting me and talking about this kind of partnership/relationship, please feel free to email me.
We are lucky to have Eve (now named Echo by her new family) for a few more days. She goes home to her new family on Friday. Then we will just have Nick and Noelle left from Vixen’s litter. Nick will be staying till he is big enough to fly down to California to live with co-breeders Mike and Karen Kurtzner where he will be spoiled before starting his show career. Noelle’s owners will come and get her on the 26th October. After having them here so long, it will be hard to say goodbye. But they have amazing homes and will be so very loved and so that makes the transition sweeter.
Madison’s litter just turned 7 weeks – they are almost ready to go home to their new families. Bepper is now named “Ella” and will be going to live with the McHenry family where she will be the little sister of another Kazuri beagle “Sullivan”. Api doesn’t have a new name yet, but he will be going to the Cassidy home where he will be loved dearly. And Gelly will be going to live in Canby OR – her new name is “Poppy” and she will be little sister to a sweet daschund and live with the Reaney family. Wistor has a family that is deciding on her right now. I hope to know soon if they will take her or not.. She will be shown in conformation. Miss Cottonz is being looked at closer as a show prospect. I would love to talk to families who would be willing to have her in their home as a pet, but also let me show her and one day have a litter before retirement. This is called a special relationship called a “guardianship”. If you want to know more about it, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the latest pictures of the puppies enjoying the yard before the rains set in. <3
Maddy’s babies are 6 weeks old. We still have Nick, Eve and Noelle are still here for a few more weeks till they go to their new homes. The babies are really not looking like babies anymore and so now I can start to assess them and see if anyone will stay in my breeding program. I cant wait to do this. 🙂
The two litters get along so well I have now combined them – they are now playing together all day and napping together. The new skills development continues with crate training for the older pups well underway.
I love them so much. Holly (now Chloe) and Kris (now Walter) are settled into their new homes and the reports I have are wonderful. They are greatly missed but I love to hear that they are doing so well with their new families.
Madison’s puppies are really starting to look and act like real puppies. They are playing with Vixen’s puppies – they of course get beaten up, but it’s making them tough too 🙂 LOL. They are almost weaned – not because they want to be – ha!
They are sweet and confident – they are getting good at going up 2 – 3 stairs at a time thanks to the little ladder and slide they play on and love playing in the garden. I love snuggling them so much.
It’s hard to believe that Vixen’s puppies are old enough to fly the coup. Oh my gosh. I am just so glad that a couple of them are spending a couple of extra weeks here as their families cant pick them up yet, and so I get a few more weeks of snuggles – WHEW!
Eve’s new name is Echo (purple collar) – she is bold and bright and full of energy. But she also wants to be with people and is super friendly. She is going to live with the Sheppard family and will be shown in conformation and 4H. Noelle (yellow collar) is laid back and quiet, although definitely not a push over – she loves to be snuggled and nestles into your neck. She is going to live as a pet with the Banks family. Kris (black collar) is outgoing and friendly – he is my daughter’s favorite puppy and she will be sad to see him go. He has found the perfect home with L Blank and her boyfriend and he has already settled in perfectly. Nick (blue collar) may be a 13 inch and is my little shadow – he watches me intently and I think he is super smart. I am hoping we will show him and he will be part of our breeding program if he continues to grow in the way he is right now. Holly (pink collar) is super sweet, and has enough spice to be fun and playful but melts into your arms when you pick her up. She has gone to the loving home with the Langan’s and I am pleased to know we will see her in the show ring next Summer.
Enjoy the latest pictures of them playing around our yard. <3
Today everyone went out for a romp in the sunshine and so I took photos. I decided I like the candid’s this week, and so that’s what I will post. I will post who is who in the picture descriptions. 🙂 Just in case you cant tell who they are.
Vixen’s litter have got collars on – since they are nearing the time they will go to their new homes, they are practicing the skills they will need for that like having a collar on, and climbing multiple stairs, and sleeping in a crate alone. I find these things help with the transition to the new family. <3
I have a female available to a “guardian home”. This is a special home that will allow me to show her and then have a couple of litters when she has come of age and finished her health testing. This kind of home has to be in the Seattle area. If you are interested in learning more about this, or finding out more please email me email@example.com
When taking photos of the pups in my studio today, little Nick (aged 6 weeks) found a comfy spot to curl up for a nap – on a newborn photography prop. (I wont mention that he chewed it first…. :P)
So, of course, being primarily a newborn photographer, I had to document him before I moved him to his crate and brought him home.
Isnt he a doll? <3
Thank you for your interest in my dogs. At this stage, all of my beagle puppies are sold. I have a current waiting list that may mean you have to wait till 2020 for a puppy to become available. If you are okay with waiting, please get in touch with me – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see my FAQ page for any questions you might have. thank you. <3