Thursday, May 31, 2007

Keeshond Puppies Reunite in Michigan


RUDY, MICKEY AND CASEY

Keeshond Puppies
Reunite in Michigan







Don't you love it when a plan comes together? Well, Mickey Kadala lives with his family in Maryland, but his brother is owned by Lisa's brother who lives in Michigan. As it happens Casey is owned by the Cherie another Michigan family and they all made arrangements to meet together and let the brothers reunite. They were born last year in the famous Ten Puppy, Baseball Litter. They are a handsome group of boys and their parents Andy and Windy are very proud of them.


Lisa says the boys were thrilled to see each other and ran and played together just like they did when they were puppies here at home.

Well their mom and dad did a repeat performance and we are expecting another litter with the same breeding this month. Their sister Pi stayed here at home and she is going to be the nanny. In the last year she has learned to sit, stay, down, jump, retrieve, frisbee catch and put the Canadian Geese back into the pond. Her show days are coming in the future. Here is a picture of Pi, who wishes she had been at the reunion too!



Foxfair American Pi

Rudy, Mickey and Casey's Sister











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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Foxfair Keeshonden, KCA National Results

HARDY, "CHAMPION VANDABAN WESSEX, Eng. Imp." Sweeps the Stud Dog Classes, KCA Weekend




Here is Hardy and his offspring, Nightwind The Shadow Knows, "Lamont" and Foxfair Audacious, "Audrey" winning the Stud Dog Class at the Heart of America Keeshond Club on Memorial Da
y Weekend







Hardy, Lamont, and Audrey are pictured here with judge Ellen Fetter and handlers Jeanne Buente, Kathy Fleischer and Debbie Hodges winning the Keeshond Club of America Stud Dog Class in Lawrence Kansas.








NOT TO BE OUTDONE, CH. NIGHTWINDS TIP OFF, SON OF AM. CAN. CH. FOXFAIR EXCALIBUR WON BOS IN MATURITY AT THE KEESHOND CLUB OF AMERICA SHOW, SHOWN BY HIS BREEDER, OWNER, HANDLER, DEBBIE HODGES OF COLUMBUS, OHIO





CH. NIGHTWINDS TIP OFF

(AM.CAN. CH. FOXFAIR EXCALIBUR X KEESHEE NIGHTWINDS SILLIUM)








It was an exciting and tiring National Specialty week for us. In addtion to his two stud dog class wins, Hardy also put two legs on his Rally Novice title with perfect scores of 100. Then he topped it all off by winning an Award of Merit at the KCA National Specialty which comes with an invitation to compete at Crufts in 2008!

In our next blog we will brag about another Andy son, only six months old that surprised everyone by winning a 1st place in Rally Novice and earning two legs over the KCA weekend. Owned by Bob and Tina Maier of Hudson, Ohio, Bodie covered himself in glory. We will post a picture when we get one!





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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Cooper and Anita - A Medal Winning Weekend

Anita and Cooper Have a Wonderful Weekend Winning 3 Puppy Group I's

















A Weekend Of Medals for Foxfair Puttin on the Ritz
(aka Cooper)

Anita Williams and Cooper have a reason to be proud, the judges comments on their cards from their weekend of International Show judging were really something to bust your buttons over!

The four judges Charles Bett, Canada, Jane Pero, USA, Lethia Bett, Canada, and Dave Simmons, USA were very consistent in their high marks for Cooper. Some of the comments are as follows:

Overall: Excellent Breed Type, Good proportions, Very nice breed type, excellent for age,
Short compact, Sturdy puppy dog.

Head: Lovely wedge shape, definite stop, excellent expression and spectacles.
Eyes: Dark brown and expressive, Ears: Small, high, small and well set, small, erect and high
set, small triangular
Front: Moderate shoulder angulation, Well laid back, Nice layback and return of upper arm.
Chest: Good foreshcest, Well ribbed, Deep lung and ribs, Moderately deep
Rear: Good rear angulation, Good, moderate, Balanced to front
Top Line: Sort, straight, Good topline for Breed, Level and short
Tail: Set high, Good Curl, Stunning Plume, High set, Well curled
Movement: Brisk, Clean and Sharp, Clean and Brisk

Cooper earned three Puppy Group First Places over the weekend. He is still a puppy but is growing up nicely and plans to make his breeder - Jeanne Buente and Debbie Lynch and his mom, Ch. Foxfair Impetuous, RN and his dad, Ch. Vandaban Wessex, Eng. Import - very proud indeed.

Anita reports that "Cooper did great all weekend. He didn't seem the slightest bit pooped out, although by the time we got to Best in Show there was so much bait on the ground, I couldn't keep him from going after it! Guess I should have given him some more ahead of time, (LOL)"

We are especially impressed by his very good stance on the platform! Posing for pictures with baby puppy dogs is not the easiest task in the world. It looks like Anita and Cooper have been hard at work in the training department!


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Friday, May 04, 2007

Playing in the Meadow

Ryan has his hands full!











Ryan in the meadow, puppies in the distance




Pi takes a breather from playing with the puppies - (If you look carefully there is one underneath her)

Here they come on the run!








Tounges are hanging out from playing with the football (blue object in center)










The Meadow


So, some people look at these pictures and ask - just where do you live anyway? We live in Burton, Ohio. This is a small town in Northeast Ohio known for its Amish population, Maple Sugar Festival and County Fair. We have four acres of property with two sides bordered by conservation land and very tall pine trees, most of it is in meadow. It is my job to keep it mowed in the summer - but it is really not a bad job! Our driveway is 600 feet long, so it is very private and no problem for the dogs with neighbors.

About Pi

Pi is the female that we kept from our ten puppy litter of baseball players last year. Ryan has taught her to retreive and here she is playing with the puppies. Her absolute favorite toy is the nerf football. This is because the bounce is very unpredictable and she likes to grab it after the first bounce. She is very good with the puppies and they like running after her as she does her long distance retrieves. Pretty soon everyone's tounge is hanging out!

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Boys are Beautiful Too!


What A Pretty Boy!









The picture above is of the largest male in this litter. He is looking pensive because I am outside the pen taking pictures. In his opinion I should either be in there with him or he should be cuddled in my lap! We had a lot of rain last week and the puppies had to play inside. However, after the very nice weekend and being out every day they have decided THAT is where they want to be! So this afternoon they were quite vocal about going outside to play. And play they did, running down the meadow with Ryan and then playing with their toys.

You will notice that the puppy pictured here has short line or dark thumb print on his forehead. Many breeders belive this is signals very attractive markings on the head as an adult. We tend to agree, especially in his case.

Lately we have been experiencing a flood of calls for girls. This happens from time to time, then followed by requests for boys only. In making a good match with a new home it is really the temperament of the puppy that is key. A family with a bunch of young boys is perfect for the athletic puppy that likes to rough house and play with toys. The older couple that would like a nice quiet dog to take for a walk is great match for the quiet puppy that doesn't like to get his feet dirty!

Sometimes people want what they are familiar with. If they have only had girls then they want another girl. The flip of that is the family that had a girl but now wants a boy so they don't compare the two dogs - knowing that each dog in unique and the new puppy should not be expected to live up to the past memories of a dear dog. Many people feel that males are sweeter and more devoted and that the females are more independent. The truth is that both make wonderful companions!


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