We are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Nick and Rosie’s puppies. This is the 3rd generation of puppies for Kazuri and our first “Kazuri” to “Kazuri” breeding. These are also our first babies from Nick – our superstar and #1 15 inch in the USA dog. So, this is a special litter in so many ways.
Enjoy the first “real” photos of them. Please note that at this time there are no puppies available as pets. We are going to take our time choosing who will stay here at Kazuri. Thank you for your understanding.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball, and you make the most of it.
My co-owners, Mike and Karen, have one of my girls Rosie living with them in TN. We planned to breed Rosie to Nick, our #1 15 inch boy. The breeding took and we anticipated puppies early October.
Unfortunately their daughter, who they live with, got sick and needed to be hospitalized. Whelping Rosie was no longer an option and so Rosie flew home from the National with me to WA. Luckily Rosie has such an easy going nature – nothing bothers her and flying didn’t either.
To make matters more complicated, our family had a pre-planned trip out of town, the weekend she was due – a trip we never would have booked if we had known.
So, i got a treasured and very dog experienced friend to watch my dogs for the weekend. I had her take Rosie to the vet each day for a reverse progesterone draw (if the number is under 2 a c-section is safe to do). Rosie had other ideas and by Friday was still not ready. With my 2 repro vets both out of town, we knew she would have to go naturally. I called a cavalier breeder friend of mine and asked if she would be willing to be on call and thankfully she agreed. So, I felt some comfort knowing that if she went into labor while I was still away that she was in experienced hands.
Saturday morning Rosie started showing some signs of early labor and by mid day she was most definitely in stage 1. I knew I wouldn’t be making it home to see them arrive on Sunday. Around 7:30pm Saturday night, my cavalier breeder friend Susan arrived to support Michelle, and they watched Rosie as she rested, dug, re-position herself and prepared herself for babies. I was super grateful for my “ring” camera so I could log in and see what was going on at very regular basis.
About 11:10pm, I logged into my Ring to watch Rosie pushing and watched the first baby being born. A little girl – flashy white markings just like her momma! She was 7.27oz and perfect.
Baby number 2 came quickly after – about 15 mins later – a baby boy – 7.7oz
Rosie seemed to be on a roll. As soon as the 2 others were dried off and cleaned up, she started pushing again and within 10 mins she had another baby boy. This one was 8.25oz
In true Rosie style, she seemed to want to have them all by midnight, and just before 12, she popped out her 3rd baby boy.
We celebrated. I cried a little because I wasn’t there in person, but grateful it all went well – and cried happy tears that they arrived safe and sound. There wasn’t much more for me to do so i hopped offline and went to sleep.
I woke up in the morning to a message that Rosie had a bonus baby #5 – another boy – 10.97oz – a giant boy. He took an hour to get into position and got stuck on the way out, but thanks to Susan and Michelle he was born safely and is perfectly fine.
So, we ended up with 5 beautiful babies. We feel so blessed that they all arrived safe and sound. I couldn’t wait to meet them only a mere few hours later when i got home. <3 I am so thankful to Michelle and Susan <3
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)
The weather is thankfully still warm so we have started having daily playtimes outside. The pack loves spending time with them – especially my son’s 13 week old golden Shirley. She adores them and is surprisingly gentle with them.
This week I decided not to do individual photos, but to let you enjoy some pictures of the babies playing in our big back yard yard, and the smaller puppy yard (we have a special small yard if they will be unattended, since we have hawks and eagles, so it’s safer there).
Enjoy – they are at such a fun age 🙂
*Please note that none of these puppies are available at this time. Thank you for understanding. *
Pud and Spencer’s beagle pups turned 5 weeks today. They are getting much more confident on their feet and have conquered the slide and play daily “king of the castle” up there.
We are definitely seeing them enjoying exploring their world – they love to climb on top of blankets if we leave them out, or scramble over toys and obstacles that have been left (aka little boxes or teeter totters and such). We love to snuggle them. They are at that sweet age where they play for a short time and then crash and nothing can wake them.
We are letting them have small visits in the garden – they are gaining confidence out there too – its a big world out there with so many new smells and sensations. They really weren’t interested in stopping to take pictures. Oh well. 🙂
I am loving raising this litter – I only wish Chels lived closer so she could join me in all the snuggles too. Videos only show so much.
Enjoy the latest pictures of our precious babies.
Please know that none of these puppies are available at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Sir (also known as “King Louie” to his family) garnered all his singles this weekend. Now just need to find him some majors to finish his CH title.
Official win photos to come so a candid from the showgrounds will have to do.
On Friday, at the Puyallup Valley Kennel Club, Kazuri’s To Sir With Love went Winners Dog/Best of Winners under judge Mr. Nathaniel Horn.
Sir went Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best of Opp over a special on Saturday under judge Mr. Bryan Martin.
He went Winners Dog on Sunday under judge Mr. Luis F. Sosa.
He went Winners Dog again on Sunday under judge Mrs. Patti Wadick Neale.
Sir is out of our homebred champion “Emmy” (CH Kazuri’s Dreaming of an Emmy) and “Ben” (BIS/BISS CH Kahootz Chase Manhatten).
Sir is MLS/F7/NCCD/CAT clear and black tri dominant.
Thank you to the judges who found my “Covid baby” this weekend and congratulations to all the other winners. Thank you also to Tammie Wilcox for showing Sir this weekend. I always appreciate her so much. I had a crazy weekend with other commitments, so appreciated her support.
Nick continues to show us he is a gift wrapped in a little tri package!
This weekend Mike and Karen attended the Ochlocknee River Kennel Club of Florida & Greater Panama City Fanciers Association in Tallahassee Florida.
Nick (CH Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas) blew us away by gaining all of the other requirements he needed to get his GRAND CH (Akc pending) – winning five 5 point majors to finish in 2 weekends as a move up special.
On Friday he went Best of Opposite to Paul Hines and Carol Herr’s lovely girl Noel under judge Mr Allen L Odem. This was an honor as Noel went on to win Reserve Best In Show!
On Saturday we went Best of Breed under judge Mr Dana P. Cline.
On Sunday we went Best of Breed under Dr. Steve Keating. He then went on to win a Hound Group 2 under judge Mr Allen L Odem.
I am so thankful to these judges for finding our boy in a large entry of lovely beagles. I am always thankful to Mike and Karen for their care and handling of our Nick.
I am truly floating on cloud 9 after this weekend. It is the kind of weekend breeders dream of. I loved Nick as a puppy and had some high hopes for him but to see it come true is something else.
There is more to being a group placer than just being “pretty”. They have to be able to stay confident amongst all the other breeds of dogs and not feel intimidated. They need to be able to sit around for hours in their crate waiting for their ring time, and then be “on” when it’s their turn. They need to be okay with all the travel and change of venues as they go from show to show. Some dogs prefer to be homebodies, others thrive on the change. You don’t know if your dog is going to love showing until you start working with them. Nick LOVES it. You just have to watch the videos of him and you can see how much.
Here is how the Strawberry Classic weekend went for Nick (now CH Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas).
Nick went Winners Dog and Best of Winners on Friday under Mrs Sulie Greendale-Paveza for a 4 point major to finish his CH title with 3 majors and 17 points.
We moved him up to the “Breed” as a champion on Saturday and for his first day as a “Special” he won the Breed (over several specials – one of whom is currently the #1 dog in the USA) under Ms. JoAnne Buehler. Mrs Buehler was also our Hound group judge and we won a Group 3 under her! WOW! There were some beautiful dogs in that ring!
On Sunday Nick won the breed again judge Mr. Raymond V. Filburn Jr. he then went on to win a Hound group 1 under Mr Filburn!! Oh my gosh!! To say I was blown away was an understatement!
I am so thankful to these judges who found that Nick was a quality dog in the lineup of such quality hounds. We have our first Grand CH points and our first points towards All breed and Breed ranking. Something I have never even thought of before. This is all new territory for me. <3 I am excited to see what this new adventure brings.
This link is the hound group where Nick got his group 3 (it was televised that day). He is on at 21:30 if you want to see him.