Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Puppy updates

I've been planning on breeding Spryte to the very handsome and highly driven Flash (aka Heartstrings Rhythm and Blues AGDC AADC) for some time now.  The only thing we have been waiting on are the health tests.  A little while back Flash was xrayed for hips and this weekend he had his eyes CERF tested. I am happy to report his eyes came back normal and OFA rates his hips as "good".   He is cleared by parentage for Von Willebrand's disease.  So now he is ready to be a father :)

I haven't had a chance to post recent pics from Spryte's first litter with Ace.  Here are a few photos of the puppies around 7 & 8 months of age.

Breeanne with "Izzy", and "Izzy" at Easter.  Bree and Izzy are such a wonderful team already. Izzy is a little spitfire with tons of attitude.  She just wants to go FAST! Forget those start line stays, it's way more fun to just RUN!  This little dog cracks me up every time I see her.  She wants to do things her way and she has no problem telling Bree what she thinks.   She is one feisty little dog!

Cricket at 8 months.  I haven't seen her in months, but she looks beautiful in her pictures.  I will get a chance to see her this month at our agility trial. Her owners tell me she is doing great and just loving all her training and play time.  I've seen several videos of her out walking in the coulees in Lethbridge .  She is a lucky girl to have so many walks out with her buddies, and plenty of time learning fun things like agility too.  I'm looking forward to seeing her in a few weeks.

Quinn at 8 months.  This guy is a total lover! Every time I see him he wants to give me a big hug.  He is cuddly and outgoing and he just wants to have fun.  I don't think Quinn has a serious bone in his body.  He is all about playing and socialising and loving life. He is busy too. With multiple classes a week in agility and obedience.  Which is great for him because he has energy to burn.

My most recent pics of Snap are the ones in an earlier post from the Camrose Dog show.  Snap is so much like her mother its scary.  She looks the most like her and her personality is all Spryte.  She is very serious and loves to work.  She has great focus and drive.  She is also a bit talkative like her mother.  She likes to bark with glee during her rally runs.  She takes direction really well in agility and loves the work.  She will be out there tearing up the rings in no time.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Sandy McNabb

I took the dogs out to the Sandy McNabb area of the Kananaskis today.  It is just west of Turner Valley and has camping, hiking and day use areas. I haven't been out that way in many years.  But today the sun was shining and it just felt like the right thing to do.
Here are some pics of the dogs from our walk: