I am so proud that after a reserve win to a major, Miss Allie won her 2nd Major win under Hound specialist Mrs Azalea Alvarez at the Coeur d’Alene dog show this weekend. She was piloted by Emma Adams, a wonderful Jr Handler who will be showing her at some of the hound specialties over the Summer as she tries to qualify for Westminster this year. I am so proud of you both!
After getting 2 Reserve wins on Friday and Saturday, Allie won winners bitch and Best of Opposite on Sunday under judge Mrs
Christie Martinez for her first points and first major. I am very proud of my little girl – this was her first weekend ever going into the ring. She had a steep learning curve, learning what was expected on the table, how to show her bite, and how to stack on the ground. All within a week or so of landing in the USA.
I am very proud of this little girl. She has some growing up to do, but I think she will also be a valuable part of my breeding program moving forward.
This will be the final post of all the pups together as we will say goodbye to most of the litter later this week as they will be off to their forever homes.
One or two of the boys will stay with co-breeders Mike and Karen to grow up and see if they will become show dogs. But everyone else will be loved companions. We are thankful to each incredible family who is adopting these guys. We know they are so lucky to be going home with you.
The pups are 7 weeks today and are spending more time playing outdoors. they have all mastered the stairs and love exploring the garden. I guess its time for us to clean up after the big windstorm aye 🙂
The babies are 6 weeks old. I can hardly believe it. 🙂 It snowed here in Seattle – yes – you read that right – snowed in November!! so, the puppies first days in the grass were with little bits of snow.
They loved playing out in the grass and leaves and exploring the yard with the big dogs – and boy did they take a big nap afterwards! I can see this is going to be a new daily activity for everyone 🙂
Nemo Lulu Gabriel Rueben Riverpebble
Time is now racing by. The babies have starting sleeping through the night by themselves without Maddy and Maddy is feeding them less and less. I guess those needle sharp teeth are starting to really hurt (I should know – owch!).
Their development is coming along leaps and bounds and we are loving their personalities emerging.
enjoy the final studio photos of them
Today I did my first attempt at stacking the beagle babies (4.5 weeks old).
This (for those not in the show world) gives us the ability to be able to see the structure of each puppy – how their forechest and angles look, their topline and head shape. We will do this over the coming weeks and try and figure out which puppy/s will stay and grow up here at Kazuri, and which will go to their new forever companion home.
Stacking is new and confusing for them and I do it gently and keep it fun as i want the babies to think its a game to stand still. I am learning myself, so these are not perfect by any means.
I travelled to NZ last week so the babies spent the week with a friend of mine. While I was away, they grew so much. They found their voice! They have little growls and howls.
They started solids this week and they love it so much. And they are walking with confidence, and playing together.
Enjoy this week’s photos <3
Now that the beagle babies are getting bigger, they have moved to a day pen so they can hang out. we have started potty training using “yesterdays news” cat litter and dinnertime is eagerly awaited. They are growing up!!
The beagle puppies have turned 2 weeks old and they are growing so fast. They all have their eyes open and are starting to try and walk around – some are having more success than others are some are lighter than others. 🙂 haha.
we are loving them so much and they get regular snuggles and kisses. This week we will start puppy mush sometime and start to give Maddy some relief from being the solo feeder of them. She is doing an amazing job, but they are hungry little babies.
Nemo – 2lb 1.8oz
Rueben – 1lb 13.2oz
Pebble – 2 lb 0.09oz
River – 2lb 6.9oz
Lulu – 1lb 12.9oz
Gabriel – 2lb 8.2oz