Thursday, November 12, 2009


I'm the worst about taking puppy pictures so haven't shared yet about the puppies at my place. Sorry! Nell blessed us with one more litter of puppies by Don Helsley's Cap. I can't say enough good things about my grand old gal. She has been a true gem as a working dog as well as a producer. We are very fortunate to have her in our lives. She has basically moved into the house and is convinced she is the queen of the couch. She still helps out around the place but is basically enjoying retirement.

(Gage is the tri and Don's pup is the B/W)

The 3 puppies were born on October 4th. 2 females and 1 male. One of the girls (Soot) and the male (Gage) is staying with us and the other female is going to Don. I'm pretty excited to see how they mature and work but for right now we're just enjoying the antics of puppyhood.


We also got our stud fee pup from Jamie a week ago. She is off of Reece and Jag. This is a repeat cross and I have Rock from the first litter. I got a female this time and her name is Jess. She's a ball of fire and has a hard time slowing down right now but we sure enjoy the heck out of her. This of course means we're going to be raising way to many puppies right now but I just couldn't turn down one from this cross again seeing how much I love Rock. I had planned on only keeping one pup from Nell but with it being her last litter I want to give myself time to see them grow up before I decide. So... the boys and I are going to have our hands full this winter. It's a good time for us to raise pups though as we're not terribly busy until after the first of the year again. It also means I'm going to have to have a young dog or two for sale in the next year.

(Jess our Jag x Reece pup at 7 weeks old)