Thursday, May 29, 2008
Chablis was a wonderful character, so like her mother Cachet. I chose her when she was born, and, even though she didn't have that blonde bombshell type of her sister Cher, she was a wonderful producer. She was mated to One-Off des iles Fidji to produce the "H" litter, Ch.Morgan du Domaine Bauge the "N" litter, and Yachtsmans Tale of Sabrefield for the "Q" litter. Her daughter, Chatter (B.Nochotte), was made up at SKC, her son Chase (B.Noblesse Oblige) has 2CCs and daughter Celine (B.Halsane) has 1 CC.
Chablis was 8yrs old on 20/05/08. She is buried next to her mother here at home.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I was rudely awoken this morning by the patter of tiny feet on the floorboards. A posse of four Laekenois puppies, led by a small dark bitch, were trotting up and down the room demanding room service. They were not amused when they were put back to bed. They have eaten much more today--goodness knows how much they will get through in a few more weeks.
They had some new toys today and seemed to quite like the pink addition to their family.
It was raining, windy and miserable today so Ann, who is staying for Boston show on Wednesday, and I had a major clear out in the dog free zone. We made a bit of an impression but I think it will take more than a couple of days sorting to get it sorted out for when Gerry and Steve come to stay next week to see the puppies and hopefully choose one.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The puppies are 13 days old today and a couple of them have their eyes open. Wendy came over to see them, fresh back from the World Agility Championships where she gained 3 Gold Medals with Racingredd Brussel Scout!!! I told her it would be lovely if her Laekenois puppy grew up to compete there (no pressure Lol !! )
Busy day tomorrow getting ready for the trip to Scotland so might not get to post now until after the weekend---by which time these little monsters will be running around.
I moved the puppies up the other end of the front room yesterday in preparation of putting a run on the box for the weekend. I shall be away for 3days to travel up to SKC and the NBSDC Open show so would expect the pups to be exploring by the time I get home. Puppy sitters are arranged. Their eyes are beginning to open now and their coats are definitely getting more dense and furry than a Malinois coat. Very noisy now when feeding, suction pumps have nothing on these guys and they are making puppy growing noises in their sleep!
I took the three remaining Groenendael pups for their first injections today and they were not too impressed with the van at first. Psyche went too and I put Cougar in as well as he has a very good effect on pups, giving a very loud "be quiet puppies" woof which always shuts pups up. They were all deemed very healthy, no problems, and then travelled quietly home, raced round the garden and then had a late breakfast as if they hadn't eaten for days!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Birmingham National Championship Show yesterday with CCs for Malinois. A repeat result with Bonvivant Noblesse Oblige(Chase) and Bonvivant Nochotte(Chatter)pictured, both getting their 2nd CCs. RCC in dogs was Bonvivant Limoge (Capi) and BP Bonvivant Sauvignon via Zodantta (Kobra).
In Tervueren Bonvivant Remy over Delark was BPDog and Alonso de Bruine Buck 2nd in Junior Dog.
Barbara with Bonvivant Saumur and Sonja with Bonvivant Saphir took there Good Cits Bronze at the show and passed!
The Laekenois pups are growing steadily, they always seem to be suckling and they will soon have their eyes open. Speaking to other breeders it seems that it will be a few more weeks before we know what the coats will be like but, when Brizo gives them a good wet wash, they do appear to have longer coat coming already.