My blog has got so big, that it now is having problems loading up. I am going back through it culling some of the blogs, that are of their time, but don't worry photos of our litters and updates for our pups will still be able to be found.
To solve the problem and to be able to keep blogging, I have started a new blog now, on another site through weebly, so click Whats Going On At Poundlane 2020 and you should find our new blog.
Last of the festive updates, comes for Ezra. Ezra is from Toby and Treacle's litter, born July 2019.
Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!
Here are some more recent photos of Ezra. He is doing really well and is very happy, we love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him! We took him on a trip to Scotland with us in November, taking a few days to travel each journey and he did so well, loves being in the car! There is a photo attached of us at Loch Lomond, he overcame his fear of puddles that day :)
Whenever I sit next to our fire, he isn't far behind me and always lays on my lap like in the photo, and the one with him looking at the TV was during a wolf documentary, lovely to see his reactions to their noises.
We have been training him in the garden to come to a whistle for chicken, which will hopefully help when he is ready to be off lead in larger spaces. At the moment he is too easily distracted when out and uses his selective hearing, but we are working on keeping his attention as best we can.
Best wishes for the new year,
Love Sam xx"
Lottie update for 2019. Lottie is from Reggie and Primrose's litter, born May 2014.
"Hi Jane and family,
Just a quick Lottie update before the new year starts.
Lottie is fine, as always my very loving natured, nutty little girl - or 'cubble bumps' as is my Mums nickname for her!
Unfortunately after getting back from holiday at the end of July, Lots had anul gland trouble. This lasted a good few weeks; she started being fidgety and constantly licking her bottom one day, I had a look at it and one of her glands was very swollen (which happened within a few hours), but it must have been so painful that by that evening, Lots had actually bitten right through the gland- so you can imagine the result was a dreadful mess!
To cut a long story short- after four trips to the vets and three lots of different antibiotics, she is fine now. I constantly had to keep her bottom and the wound in it clean, am so lucky she's so good at letting me 'fuss about' with her!
I now know the signs to look out for- and I now have to take Lots to vets every 3 months to have her glands checked- so we'll be going again in a couple of weeks time.
Apparently even being a little over weight can contribute to the gland problem- which she was, but since going for her vaccinations in August, have got her weight down and has lost around a kilo and half now which is good.
I've also changed her food - and quantities- so she now has the same food as her sister Dottie- as we found out, she too gets the same anul gland problem.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and enclose pikky of Lots taken last week.
Love and best wishes for the new year,
Felicity and Lottie.x"
Teagol and Puddin' were playing together. Managed to get a couple photos of them in a little break of their playing, was going to then film them as they got playing again, but the camera battery then died on me. They do make a lovely couple.
,Another festive update. This time from Milly, who is from Reggie and this time Primrose's first ever litter, born back in September 2012.
Merry Christmas! I hope this email reaches you (and your email hasn’t changed in the intervening years?)?
I enclose some pictures of Milly (now 7). She still runs and runs and people still think she is a puppy!!
These pictures were taken after a visit to the groomers for Christmas, on Monday, and the little bow was a present from the groomer!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Another Christmas greeting. This time for Alfie, who is from Reggie's first ever litter, with Dolly his Mum, born back in October 2011.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Love Alfie Tony and Gina"
Better late than never, as I catch up with updates from the festive holidays. Christmas greetings are for Skye, who is from Ernest and Blottie's litter December 2017, so our Teagol's litter sister.
"Happy Christmas to all at poundlane
Love from Skye and the Rest if the Robbins family xx"
Another festive update. This time for Flora. Flora is from Reggie and Smudge's litter, born February 2014.
Just sending best wishes to all at Poundlane.Flora is well and continues to bring great joy.
A couple of photos attached - the one with the pot , I had wanted her to put her paws on the edge for the photo , but with the command "up" ,Flora was suddenly sitting on the pot! Five years on and still not quite cracked the training!
Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2020.
Love from Lucy and Alan , and a 100 wags from Flora"
Another festive update. This time for Megan and Casper. Megan is Casper's daughter, with her Mum, being Treacle, born 2018. Casper is the Cavalier stud dog we acquired, and found out after two litters (each litter had one pup with puppy strangles), he produces puppies with Juvenile Cellulitis (Puppy Strangles). We had him neutered and he now lives with his daughter, Megan.
As you can see, dear little Casper has settled in well! Loves playing with his daughter which includes hanging up and running off from time to time. Megan is definitely the ring leader!
Hope you like the photos specially the one of Megan drying her tummy after a walk.
This comes with love and all very best Christmas wishes to you, David and all the family,
Rowena and Marcus"
Blottie and Ernest will be our first litter (and maybe only) for 2020. Blottie (Millie's maternal Granddaughter) is due on heat March time. This pair had a litter together December 2017, with our Teagol coming from that litter. Ernest and Blottie's annual Cardiologist veterinary heart and BVA eye checks were all clear the end of 2019. Blottie is CM 0 and SM 0. Ernest last year was MRI scanned again, as he was graded CM 2, SM 0 at 1 years old. At 3 1/2 he is still SM 0. They also have all relevant DNA tests. Prove of all health tests are shown and gone through when people visit us.
Very excited about putting these two together again. They made such a lovely combination the first time, I'm sure we are going to get another stunning litter of pups from the two of them. If interested in this future litter, read the page headed 'Getting A Puppy From Poundlane' and then just watch this space!
I do have a lot of updates to get up here from people with our pups over the festive holidays, but I get distracted easily. Like Millie below watching the love of her life, our son, Alfie raiding the biscuit tin after a hard day out in the rain on a building site heaving blocks. I caught this photo of Millie, as I was sat having a quick cuppa before getting supper. Millie now 12 years old, on no medications. Seemingly fit for her age. She is Teagol and Lottie's maternal Great Grandmother.
In September last year, I re-homed Lily, she is Ernest's sister. I had nearly re-homed her a year before, but bottled out of letting her go. I only wanted to re-home her, as I had run her on with her brother, Ernest, and with him proving to be such a good stud dog, and having two of his offspring coming on. I can only keep so many and breed forward. I did not need to breed from her and felt she would make someone a lovely pet dog. I already have several just pet dogs in Jessica, Bertha and Belle. I have to be mindful of not ending up a dog hoarder. It was a very hard decision to let her go, as she was very attached to me. The family I spoke with about re-homing her the year previous, had since got another dog. She needed to go to a home with a dog, as at 3 years old, she has always had canine companionship. I contacted Steph about her. We have known each other for a few years now, and she has been very supportive towards my breeding program. She has a old Cavalier boy, Toby.
So in September, we travelled down to Steph's home in Plymouth, had lunch with her, and left Lily with her for a few hours. Came back to Steph and we all thought this could hopefully work, and left Lily to start her new life with Steph, Toby and Rose (the cat). We have kept in touch with emails and phone calls, and Lily is becoming Steph's dog. She gets on really well with Toby and also Steph's cat, Rose, loving cleaning her ears. Which is brilliant, as she has not been brought up around cats.
The email (below) is the latest update I have received for Lily. She had her spayed in November. When I decided to re-home her, she had just come off heat. I did offer to keep her and spay her, but Steph (who I trust) said, "She would get that done." The problem Steph mentions with toileting, she was not going to the toilet, holding herself for worryingly long periods. Apparently, she also still seems to look for us. Hopefully, that will pass. In the long run, I think she is going to have a wonderful life with Steph, and as Steph says, "I just wish we could explain everything to her."
As you can see Lily is very relaxed at home. The first pic show how well her spaying has healed. It hasn't bothered her at all. The third is Lily in Toby's bed and the fourth is Toby in Lily's bed! They get on really well. She seems to understand that he doesn't always feel brilliant. He continues to jog along with all his medication but he is slowing up. She loves Rose, the cat, who now has beautifully cleaned ears!
Lily continues to look for you all when we go out, especially when we go to the park. She is convinced that you must be out there somewhere!
We haven't had any further problems with toilet training but she only ever uses the garden. She is fine when I go out and leave them alone together. A couple of times I had to leave her on her own when I took Toby to the vet and she was fine. I gave her a kong with soft dog food inside- She didn't even look when we left!
We have had dreadful weather but fortunately she loves playing ball so when it is wet we play in my covered sideway so she gets some exercise.
She is such a funny combination of cavalier and poodle. Amazing guard dog who does the cavalier "what do you mean?" and rolls on her back if I ask her do so something she doesn't want to do (e.g. get off my bed now I want to make it.) She does happily sleep in her crate in the bedroom at night but joins Toby and me for a morning cuddle in bed while I have a cup of tea.
As I write she is snuggled up beside me but she is never jealous if Toby wants attention.
So all in all I think we are doing well. I just wish we could explain everything to her.
Wishing you all a lovely Christmas
Love from Stephanie, Lily, Toby and Rose (the cat)"
Time to catch up with updates and greetings received over the festive period. The first is from Kathy who has Saffy. In December, she bumped into, two of Saffy's relatives on Exmouth beach, sending me photos below, and some video footage of them playing together, which unfortunately, I've been unable to load up on here. Saffy is from Ernest and Bumble's litter, born March 2018. The two she bumped into, Jack is from Ernest and Blottie's litter, born December 2017, and Cooper is from Casper and Treacle's litter, born May 2018.
Very excited to bump into Jack and Cooper on the beach in Exmouth today. The dogs had a good run around! It underlined to me how much Saffy would probably like company so maybe next year if and when you have another litter next year.
I expect your ears were burning but we were saying how lovely these little spaniels are and we are very lucky to have them.
Anyway hope you have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2020. Xx
Obviously, I often get asked, "How much exercise should I give my puppy?" So here is a very interesting article published on mylamedog.com about exercising puppies What is the Logic Behind Not Exercising Puppies Until the Growth Plates are Closed?
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!