Monday, July 18, 2011

Rudy x April Puppies 8 weeks old

GINNY AND JO AT 8 WEEKS

So, William decided to take a swim in the water hole rather than have his picture taken. We will post more of him later!

These were taken the weekend of Grand River on Sunday after three days of dogs shows. I must say these puppies are like father like daughter as they both resemble Rudy in outline and head type.

First is Ginny posing with the cherry tomato plant. The next two are Jo who wouldn't come down the steps and so we had an opportunity to take some pics of her. last is a head study of Ginny. She is a little smaller than Jo, but full of spice and has accomplished running up and down the steps very quickly. She never really practiced, just ran down them the first time, tripped, got up and kept on going!














































































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Thursday, July 14, 2011

CANADIAN TREASURES - The Hardy Boys!

Cabot Takes Three Group Placements at St. John's Including a GROUP ONE!

Here is Cabot, Foxfair North Wind, taking his first Group One, along with two other group placings at the Newfoundland Kennel Club show. Although he did not have breed competition he took on other breeds to gain his group placements. Cabot is from the second litter of Ch. Vandaban Wessex (Eng. Imp.), and Ch. Nightwind Foxfair Trillium. He is owned,shown, groomed and trained by AnneMarie MacKenzie and Alan MacKenzie. We think he is very handsome, stacks beautifully and represents his accomplished parents very well!

Skipper Finishes His Canadian Championship

Skipper MacVicar is shown here finishing his Canadian Championship, he is a full brother to Cabot and Am. Ch. Foxfair Essex. In fact he is from the first breeding and is a litter mate to Essex.

Skipper took a break from showing to let his grow back in and then came out with his owner, handler and his personal full time cook and trainer, Mary MacVicar. He is a lovely dog, with beautiful color and bone, that enjoys everything he does with Mary. Much thanks to Glady Gates for helping Mary and Skipper get introduced to the dog show world - in fact she is off camera in this picture holding the lead, while Mary gets Skipper's attention!

We are soooo proud of AnneMarie and Mary - who with no previous showing experience - showed and trained both of their dogs successfully and really enjoyed the experience. Of course it didn't hurt that these guys seem to be show offs!


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Saturday, July 09, 2011

The Puppies View

SUMMER DAYS

For all of the complaining we do about the weather in north east Ohio during the winter - we should also talk about the summers here. In short they are spectacular. Very green, Cleveland was once and sometimes still is called the "forest city". Flying in to Cleveland people often remark about the trees that surround the city like an "emerald necklace."

The skies are clear blue with light clouds. At night the temps fall into the 60's and the in morning the grass is damp and clears up in a few hours.

The puppies, of course, are the beneficiaries of this weather. They go out after the grass is dry and stay out most of the day now that they are older. The view from their spot under the maple tree is of the gardens. The roses in front of the deck, and the herb garden that has a bird bath and day lillies shown in the picture.

I am not sure the Keeshond pupies notice the flowers that much but they do notice the birds and wildlife that they attract. They watch the bird bath and feeders and look up in the tree if they hear something in the leaves.

Their favorite "toy" however is Ryan. When they see him they start to bark because they are hoping, and they are usually right, that he







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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Three Little Ones


HAVING FUN OUTSIDE

The puppies are six weeks old now and old enough to really enjoy their time outside. One of the features of being outside is running around on the grass with Ryan. When he takes off they follow at first huffing and puffing and soon they will over take him and grab his pant leg - but not yet!

Here they are laying down - because they are tired after several trips up and down the meadow chasing Ryan. Joan is first, followed by Gina and brother William (soon to be Marty) in the back (he is very cute!) It seems like the only way to get a picture of all three staying still is to get them tired first!

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