Saturday, August 25, 2007

Puppy's First Night in a New Home


Puppies At Seven Weeks






In two weeks these seven week old puppies will be spending their first night in their new homes. How successful thier first night will be, will depend a lot on the preparation given to them by their breeder and the planning of their new owner. The first thing the new owner can do to help prepare is to carefully plan the date of pick up for their puppy. It should be a time when you can spend uninterrupted time with your new puppy. Perhaps a Friday afternoon, so you can spend the whole weekend. Or if you have vacation time the beginning of your vacation. It should be a time when there are no holidays, special events, parties or extra guests so you can spend time with your new puppy.

When you pick up your puppy make sure to ask the breeder about the puppy's routine. Here puppies have a regular schedule. They eat breakfast at 9am, lunch at 1pm, dinner at 6pm. They go out after dinner and just before bedtime. They go to bed between 9pm and 10pm. The routine is a biscuit, I say good night, and turn out all the lights. There is no night light. The puppies know that a dark room means sleep time and they go to sleep.

Ask your breeder what their routine is and then try to adapt to it. If it does not suit your lifestyle make changes gradually. Puppies should sleep in crates or exercise pens, for their own safety and the safety of your posessions. You can have newspaper in the bottom of the crate, a small bucket of water clipped to the side of the crate and a chew bone. They should be able to sleep through the night if their schedule is followed.

Before putting your new puppy to bed, however, make sure you play with the puppy and give it some excercise. A few laps around the yard is fine and a little game of playing ball should do it for an 8- 10 week old puppy. Do not take your puppy on the street or to a park or out of your yard until it has had it's second shot. Just play in the house or yard. A half hour to 45 minutes of play should get the puppy tired for a good nights sleep.

Now put the puppy to bed. If the crate is in your bedroom that is fine. If the puppy barks ignore it for at least five minutes. Then if you think the puppy needs to go out take it out to potty. Do not play with it or talk to it. This is an exercise break not play time. Put the puppy back in the crate and let it go to sleep. Ignore noise. If you keep playing with puppy, puppy will get the idea that through barking they can get you up. Do not be tempted. The next night will be easier!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Champion Andy Daughter


PISTOL AND JUDY
Ch. Spirits Prime Suspect





This is a picture of proud breeder/owner/handler Judy Thompson and new Ch. Spirits Prime Suspect, better known as "Pistol". There is a reason for this name, you see Pistol was - well lets just say she was a "handfull" as a puppy. She was trying to live up to Judy's kennel name and had a lot of "spirit"as a puppy, which made her a "challenge" to train!

Now, you wouldn't ever know any of this because she is a very accomplished show girl. She finished her championship Memorial Day weekend with a five point major. The next weekend, her first time out as a special, as a move up, she won the breed over Specials competition, and placed in a very competitive Non-Sporting Group. Judy says that Pistol was slow to mature, but was, "Well worth the wait." We congratulate Judy and "Pistol". Her mom, Am. Can. Ch. Trumpets Spirit in the Sky Esprit, HOF, and her dad Am. Can. Foxfair Excalibur, BISS, are also very proud of their beautiful young daughter.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Busy Saturday

Spadafora Family
and Puppy Girl










Sergio Gets A Puppy Kiss

One of the great pleasures of breeding dogs is putting puppies into the arms of people who will love them. So this happend twice on Saturday. First when Cecily Jarvis and her husband came to get their puppy dog. We were so chatty that I didn't get a picture of them with their puppy boy. They drove all the way from Fort Pierce, Florida to pick up their new baby. He was not impressed since he was still smarting over his morning bath and quite irritated with his sisters who were totally reved up and just plain annoying! He seemed very thrilled to get in the car with Cecily and her husband. They placed him in a nice large crate fitted out with pad, water, toy, food and rawhide. He looked around, pronounced it very satisfactory and quietly laid down. Off they went back to Florida.

Next came the Spadafora family with their two wonderful children. Very used to cats they were also great with the puppies. Sergio took off with sister and they ran all the puppies, Pi and Nova around the meadow, SEVERAL TIMES. I commented to Dr. Spadafora that this was going to make for a very quiet ride home to Pennsylvania. Their new puppy, christened, LUNA, snuggled in Sergios arms and I took a picture. After they left I went in the house uploaded the pictures. I loved the first one. The expression on Sergios face was just pure joy. I didn't think the next one could be any better, but decided to take a look anyway. And, there it was, Luna, giving him a BIG KISS. I need to mention their daughter also, because she was so kind with puppies, and Nova, who normally does not buddy up to children just sat in her lap and gave a big sigh. Here was someone who would pet her sweetly - HEAVEN.


SILVER GIRL ENJOYING
THE SHADE

So we will look forward to hearing how the puppies do in their new homes and seeing pictures of them as they grow up. We will share these with you our faithful readers. In the meantime, silver girls is left by herself. She would not be here but the family from Virginia that called cancelled and in the meantime we had turned people away because we thought she was promised. She will be ideal as a companion or for someone looking for a super agility prospect. She is small, energetic and VERY SMART.


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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Keeshond Puppies - Andy x Meisje's Canadian Girls

`CANADIAN GIRL
Kikjer - Andy x Mesije
At Four Months



















CANADIAN GIRL
Maggie - Andy x Meisje
Age 4 months





Maggie Learning to Bait














These are two of the girl puppies from the litter that Jennifer Bates bred this year via frozen semen. I thought you would enjoy seeing them - they are sooo pretty. The first one is the girl kept by Jennifer, her name is Kikjer - pronounced - Ky-ker. She is coming along very nicely and will be one of those lovely femine girls.

The next one is Maggie and you can see by her picture how compact and gorgeous she is. Very pretty profile and coat and also a nice expression. She is owned by Glady Gates daughter, and we understand that Glady may be showing her!

I think that both of these girls should do very well in the ring and will make their parents very proud of them. This pedigree is a combination of Foxfair and Seawind background, both of which go back to some Rhinevale breeding - a very beautiful combination that Jennifer and Glady created. Congratulations to everyone.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Keeshond, Ch. Vandaban Wessex, "Hardy"

Hardy, Ch. Vandaban Wessex,
July 2007, at Foxfair






This is one of a few photos I snapped of Hardy a few weeks ago standing next to our woods. This weekend Jeannie came up for the Columbiana Show which is part of the big Mahoning Shenango, Canfield weekend. This is one of the largest shows in the country with 3,000 dogs entered each day of the four day weekend. Winning a group placement here is highly sought after and competitive, because everyone else wants one too!

At two years old in only his second weekend out at all breed shows as a special Hardy won the breed under highly respected Keeshond judge Lorraine Boutwell and place 4th in Group under well known judge Paula Hartinger. Jeannie is entered the rest of the weekend in Agility shows in Cincinnati so Hardy was only entered the one day. We are very pleased to have such a nice a start to his specials career at such a prestigous show.


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