Rosie and Nick’s 5 sweet beagle babies are growing well – they are healthy and strong and chubby. Rosie is a wonderful momma – she keeps them immaculate and clean and very well fed.
I have decided to call this litter after the Rolling Stones. Our family have been enjoying some of their old school tunes lately and it seemed fitting. These will just be their temporary blog names – we will name them properly later when we decide who our “keeper/s” are. But for now, enjoy the “Rolling Stones”.
Ruby – after Ruby Tuesday. Was 7.27oz, now 12.91oz
Mick – after Mick Jagger – was 7.7oz, now 15.03oz
Keith – after Keith Richards – was 8.64oz now 14.96oz
Ronnie – after Ronnie Wood – was 8.27oz, now 14.36oz
Charlie – after Charlie Watts – was 10.97, now 20.95oz (or 1lb 4.95oz)
Thank you for your interest in these puppies but at this time we are not promising any pet pups – we are waiting to see what they look like and we will decide closer to 7 weeks or so depending on their structure and movement. we thank you for your patience and understanding.
We attended the Beagle National in Wilmington Ohio. I took Madison to play in the Veteran class and Beau to play in the 12-18 month class. I met Mike with Nick to compete with the 76 other 15 inch specials in the Best of Variety competition.
I loved meeting other breeders so so much. It is one thing to know people online – it is quite another to spend time in person chatting, having dinners or lunches 🙂 What an honor 🙂
My dogs did me proud. Beau and Madison showed well for me – I am a novice handler but they did well. Thank you to Jennifer Bell and Cynthia Pamer for taking candid’s of them from around the ring. Madison got 2nd in her class of 11 Veterans (7-10) in Sweeps under breeder judge Lindsay Bryson. Beau got 4th in his class at the NBC of 15 12-18 month olds under breeder judge Heather Lindberg.
Nick (MBIS MBISS MRBIS GCHS Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas CGC TKN) got an award of merit under breeder judge Heather Lindberg. I was so proud to watch him strut his stuff amongst such beautiful dogs. It had been a difficult week in the lead up to the National with a family medical emergency so Karen couldn’t attend – we weren’t sure if Nick or Mike would be able to go. I was grateful that Mike and Nick were able to make the trip.
Thank you to these judges for finding our beagles in a sea of beautiful hounds. See you all next year in Aldie!
Nick (MBIS MBISS MRBIS GCHS Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas CGC TKN)
It was a wonderful day in Puyallup today. At the Cavaliers of Puget Sound specialty, Summer (Kazuri’s Sweet Summertime Kisses) won her class and then went on to winning reserve to the 5 point major.
I was very proud of her as it was literally her 2nd time stepping in the ring (her 1st time was this time last year at the COPS show).
She was a little shy at first but by the time we went into the winners circle she found her groove.
It was a fab specialty – thank you to everyone for their hard work (Susan Lockleer – I am looking at you) and to the judge Dr. Vandra Huber who stepped in at the last minute to judge for us (the judge who we were supposed to have had an emergency and went into hospital) and found my sweet girl.
I also showed Phoenix (Kazuri’s On The Wings Of Love TKN) in the competitive BBE class, and she didn’t place today, but I still love her Congratulations to all the winners today.
Before I send any cavalier litter home, I try and get their hearts checked by a cardiologist and their eyes checked by an ophthalmologist. I just think it is good practice for me to know they are going home clear – even if they develop something later on in life, we knew what their baseline was.
I got Charlotte’s babies done and took the time to get some of my adults done at the same time. I tried to get a couple of group shots. Well…we all know how those turn out 🙂 haha. But atleast they are cuties all the same. And I was thrilled that they were all heart clear.
If anyone wants to check up on my dogs, please feel free to go to www.ofa.org and look up “Kazuri” (or “Kaszuri” for James, Lockestar for Sirius and a few dogs are under LoKazuri Star as I co-bred a few litters) and all my dogs will come up. <3
Summer (Kazuri’s Sweet Summer Kisses) and Watson (Kazuri’s Time To Solve A Mystery) were both at the heart clinic today and I couldnt help taking photos of them. But like typical cavaliers, they closed their eyes, and pulled weird faces and kissed each other. How many photos does it take to get a cute photo of siblings?? HAHA.
Because of COVID, we have all been starved of going to going to shows. The State-wide restrictions have made it almost impossible all year to get together.
The Cavalier of Puget Sound (COPS) show, which are usually held mid year, were postponed till this weekend in the hopes that the numbers would be smaller. They were able to join with the shows at Richfield WA and have back to back specialty shows the day before the All breed shows that were happening on the weekend.
So, Phoenix and Summer and I, met Susan and Alisha from Lockestar cavaliers, who brought along Sirius, James and Christopher, and we had a day full of fun with our fellow cavalier fanciers. There were rules of course – stay 6ft apart and wear a mask at all times, but we all complied – anything to be able to do what we love 🙂
Our brilliant judges were Mrs Patricia Hastings and Mr Gary Stiles.
The second COPS show was dedicated to the late Nancy Rice Waggoner who passed away earlier this year. She was incredibly dedicated to the sport of cavaliers – what I mean by that is what she didn’t just see them as “pretty” lap dogs, but saw them as capable working dogs also, and many of her dogs worked on other titles as well – they got therapy titles so she could give back to others and agility titles so they could show they could move and keep their brains active. She tried to breed to the standard winning many accolades over the years – Best of Breeds, Group Placements, Best in Shows – her hard work showed in her placements. And she was a really lovely person. I always remember her smile greeting everyone at every show I went to. I was glad this show was dedicated to her memory.
Here are some of the many wonderful memories from the show – obviously not everything is here – thank you to Becky Smith’s husband Steve for taking photos ringside.
Charlotte doesn’t bear the “Kazuri” affix because she was the result of a combined breeding between myself and Alisha and Susan Lockleer from Lockestar cavaliers. We felt it was only fitting to combine our affixes to show it was a joint effort.
Miss Charlotte doesn’t live with me, she lives with a guardian home (a home where she is, for the most part, a beloved pet – but when the time comes, if she passes her health tests they will allow me to have a litter or two from her). So, when she was visiting this week, I took the opportunity to get some updated photos of her.
Miss Phoenix is now 14 months and I haven’t put any recent pictures of her on my website so I figured it was about time. She has a funny quirk that when I am trying to take her picture, she blinks – a lot. So, these aren’t the best pictures of her, but they are better than nothing 🙂 <3
Some of the family’s who have Kazuri dogs have been working on their Novice Trick Title.
What is that you ask? Well let me tell you. AKC has provided a fun way to bond and play with your dog. Usually you would go to an event and a moderator would watch you.
But with COVID-19, AKC has kindly opened up the rules to allow submissions via video. Each trick needs to be done twice on the video. At the Novice level, you can use treats. At the higher levels, only certain tricks can be “baited”, so your dog has to know your signals or instructions. You can read about it and watch videos on how to train your dog here: https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/ They have a list of the tricks at the Novice level. I love that one of them is getting into their kennel 🙂 http://images.akc.org/pdf/trick_dog_novice.pdf If you are unsure what a trick means, you can look it up in the official guidelines here: http://images.akc.org/pdf/trick_eval_guide.pdf
I can hardly believe that this week is here. After all the weeks raising and loving on these precious little ones, it is time for some to start leaving the nest and going to their forever homes since they are almost 10 weeks. This week’s photos are bittersweet for that reason so I will post lots of them – I took them playing in the yard – real puppy life – the fun of life outside the pen 🙂
What an honor it has been to be their first momma and get to love on them these 10 weeks. And now I get to pass the torch on to wonderful families who will love them just as much. I know they will be spoiled rotton. Thankfully for my heart, only two leave this weekend. And, one, Eliza – now called Summer, is staying here at Kazuri, so that does make things a little less painful.
So without further ado, please enjoy photos one last time of Earl Grey (formerly known as Hamilton), Ginger (formerly known as Angelica), Watson (formerly known as Aaron) and Lily (formerly known as Peggy). <3
Thank you for your interest in my puppies and breeding program. These Cavalier King Charles Spaniels puppies are all sold. I do have a waitlist for my next Cavalier King Charles Spaniels litters already.
If you want to be considered for a puppy, please look on my “puppy page” for all the information you need about my breeding plans, FAQs, and a questionnaire to fill out. Thanks, Sarah