Robbie @ 6 months

A special boy

Robbie’s first introduction to snow. He loved it! We could not drive to the woods as the roads are bad so he whizzed around the front and back garden like a super-charged missile! Fabulous!!!!

Yes, 6 months now. He’s a little chap, like his mum then. Beautifully petite. He is incredibly swift-footed too. Goes like a missile. He has such strong herding instincts with a strong eye. Little bit sharp tempered and homes in on anything (usually other dogs) that doesn’t respond to him. He is aloof with other dogs apart from those he has formed an acquaintance with (probably 2). At puppy club he tells off those that come a little bit too close.

Doesn’t want to interact with them; rather get on with the “lessons”. He’s great with people. Loves the attention and affection. He gets LOADS of that from everyone! Good guard dog. Alert to any noise outside the house and vocalizes that something’s coming our way–even though it might be half a mile down the road! Damn good ears too then! He understands some Old English words and I am teaching him to respond to commands using the Shepherd’s whistle. That’s great fun.

We get on so very well. I love him. Thank you for breeding such a fantastic pup. All credit to you Penny! Photos to follow when I manage to download them. Janice xxx

Six months old today!

What is the Rainbow Litter up to now?

I asked the owners for a pupdate and this is what I have received so far:

Lenny

Lenny has been such an easy puppy; such a lovely boy and so well-mannered. He is quick to learn and very responsive. He’s super cuddly and totally laid back, nothing phases him. He’s bold but not over-confident and just a total delight to be around. His first experience of Christmas has involved stealing decorations from the tree and removing labels from presents! He has finished his puppy training course now and graduates to big dog school!

As Lenny is so laid back we are hoping he will, when old enough pass his PAT dog assessment. So that is something we are working towards as well as our Good Citizen certificates. We can’t wait for him to be old enough to come walking up mountains with us, but we will enjoy watching him change and grow until then. We couldn’t imagine life without Lenny now. He’s polite and has buckets of character. He came and did some volunteer work with us the other evening and I’m pretty sure he got us some extra donations!

Pixie

Pixie is a lovely girl, with a sweet nature and loves cuddles.  She has settled right into our family and is very calm at home (bar the usual puppy mad 5 minutes (like Lenny).

We’ve completed basic puppy training and Pixie was the star of the class. We’re moving on to more advanced obedience classes in January.
In the meantime we’ve been doing some basic agility foundation and having fun at ‘hoopers’ where our trainer couldn’t believe how quickly she picked it up (she was only 5 months).  Pixie is up for anything and is confident but not over exuberant when she’s out with other dogs.  Jo our Dogsitter says she’s wonderful and is really happy with her.

We were so lucky to have found you and are so delighted with our gorgeous girl . Hollie adores her and has built a very special bond between them.

Chester

Chester’s mum says “A friend had to come in today as I couldn’t get back at lunchtime.  Chester was amazing with her; he’s met her before but he did everything she said and she wanted to take him home!  I am so pleased with his nature.”

This is Chester looking sooo like his mum!

Roxi

Roxi has a terribly busy life, full of outings, socials and exciting walks, together with a variety of training classes.  She loves playing with her plastic bottle and hanging out with her big sister, Maya. Her mum says she is the only puppy whose teeth she has never felt on her hand.

I cannot believe how like Busy she looks in this picture!

I’ll do another pupdate when I’ve heard from Robbie’s mum (and might take a couple of pics of Ounce as well..)

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Enjoying life and winning prizes!

What exciting lives they lead!

Here is a pupdate of some of the Rainbow litter.  Roxi took part in Bark in the Park show and came 3rd, followed by a 2nd for Junior Handler!  I suspect there will plenty more rosettes for her!

   Here’s a photo of Lenny with Nell, his ‘big sister’.  Lenny has been up to all sorts…Going on a boat..

..and going camping, where Nellie took part in a triathalon! Gorgeous boy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pixie enjoys being about and about with Blue, her big brother.

And Robbie has been to Scotland!  Running around on the beach and playing with a whole host of other dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, the Princesses have been winning in both obedience and agility.

 

 

 

 

 

And the Fairytale boys have been getting prizes for agility and for looking handsome!

 

Bye bye Chester

And they’re off!  Finally, all the Rainbow Litter are in their new homes, settling in and adapting to their new lives.  They have gone off happily and full of confidence.

I have now started writing about Ounce’s Adventures as she gets out and about and learns new things.

I’m also going to start a new blog about being a breeder, what that means and why I do it.

One happy family

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What Colour is She?

Adorable Puppy – What a funny colour!

Ounce has been out and about again this week, another agility lesson attended and another coffee shop enjoyed!  I was so busy paying attention to how I carried her and whether I had my purse, that I forgot how adorable she is, until everyone (and I mean everyone) in the cafe started oohing and ahhing.  But I was a bit taken aback when several people asked me what colour she would ‘end up’.  Er, the same colour as she is now?  Lilac and white was her colour at birth and that’s it.  Someone even said, will she be black and white? Lol.

Here is a picture of Busy at the same age.  First of all, she looks exactly like Pixie, doesn’t she?  (see below, last week’s post)

Secondly, she looks almost exactly like she does now, doesn’t she?  (Yes I know it’s a terrible, blurry photo)  Of course ears are a bit of a ‘thing’ in collies at this age, as they start to come up.  They change day by day, but hopefully end up symmetrical, although this is by no means guaranteed.  Just like their eye colour, collies are all about the variations.

Anyway, Chester and Ounce have had a great time playing, joined by their mum, who is loving having playmates.

We did some gardening at the weekend and Ounce was really helpful, as you can see.

Just took a final few pics of Chester, before he heads off on Friday.  And yes, he will stay this colour :p

Finally for now, I would just like to let you know I have updated quite a bit of the website, including the Home Page and the information about me, The Breeder, and Luna and Aura’s pages.

I have also created a new page, offering Equipment Advice for new puppy owners.  I am excited that I have been able to include links to my absolutely favourite bits of kit, including the beautiful collars and leads by Dogs & Horses.  I have been fortunate that they have made Ounce her very own grey collar and lead!  I’d love you to tell me what else you think a puppy needs?

Double Trouble

This is why it is not advisable to have two puppies at once!  They spend all day playing and running around together, getting up to who knows what.  But if you try and take one away to do some training, it is quite a challenge.  These two already don’t like being parted, and if they were together permanently, would become inseparable.

Fortunately, Dentbros Blue Monday** – Chester, is only here until next Friday, then he will be off having his own adventures.  Isn’t he gorgeous?  Just like his dad.  He’s a super boy, really easy going.

We said goodbye to Dentbros Black Betty** – Roxi, last Friday morning.

Roxi has gone off to a life of luxury in two homes, one local to me here and one in Essex. 

Here is Roxi with Maya.  Most of the pups from this litter will have other dogs in their family, which is great.

Over the weekend we had a lovely time seeing our nephews, who really enjoyed playing with the dogs and the pups.

Then bright and (very) early Sunday morning, Sarah and Hollie came to take Pixie home.

Dentbros Golden Brown** – Pixie.  Just like her mum.

So what now?  Well yesterday I snuck Ounce out for coffee with friends!  She really enjoyed herself and was as good as gold, so I think this is the beginning of a hedonistic new lifestyle for me and my puppy. I shall be continuing the pupdates, as I am hoping to demonstrate the training progress we are making, along with the adventures we are having!

And then there were four…

My Rainbow Litter are 8 weeks old today!  They are so fluffy and cuddly now, it’s hard to leave them alone :-).

We were pleased to see Charlie Brown, from Aura’s litter last year, who popped in with his family.  Part of the joy of being a breeder is seeing the pups as grown up dogs, doing really well and enjoying their lives.

I realise I have never properly introduced the pups to you.

This is Dentbros Back in Black** – LennyAnd this is his mum and dad, getting ready to take him home.

I already know that he is settled and happy, doing really well. Hannah has sent me some lovely feedback, which I have added to the testimonials page.This is Dentbros Blackbird** – Robbie.  Isn’t he stunning? He has gone to a very special and loving home, helping to look after bees.Now there are only four left, one of each colour.  I’ll tell you about three of them next week, as two are going over the weekend.  Chester is staying a bit longer, which will be good for him and for the remaining puppy..

Dentbros Lilac Wine** – Ounce.  I feel that I formally took ownership of her today, as she had her first vaccination.  Of course I’m keeping her!  She was mine from the minute she was born =D