Dolly's Cavapoo pups are now 12 days old and you can see their eyes are starting to begin to open. All is going well and tonight some photo's and a video of them.
Started taking this video as the two pups at the beginning of it where suckling in their sleep but by the time I got the camera rolling they had nearly stopped, so I then just scanned around the whelping box. The tapping noise you will hear is Dolly lying just outside the box wagging her tail against it, and you will also hear the dolcet tones of our youngest daughter calling for me.
A couple nice captures of Henry settling in and havung a snuggle up with Smudge, who is very attentive as she is watching my husband eating his supper.
Ysobel is now around 21 days pregnant and this morning when I went to let them out, Ysobel was lying very relaxed and as I manipulated her stomach area, I am pretty sure I could feel she was pregnant. At this stage you will feel like a string of beads in the uterus and if inexperienced this is best done by a vet and then ask them to show you how to feel for this. Before scanning, is how a vet would at this stage diagnose pregnancy and get a rough idea how many pups by trying to feel how many beads could be felt. We will scan Ysobel hopefully next Wednesday and will book in with vets tomorrow and I will get on with contacting people on my waiting list about this litter.
Lastly tonight, as I have forgotten to do this the last couple times I have blogged, is to say "Thank you," and that's for all the kind messages on here and in my mail box since Dolly whelped. Its always nice to here from you all and to know that as time passes after having a pup from Poundlane, you still pop back to see what we are up to.
Lets get now, before my internet connection goes yet again, it took three attempts to get the video on here tonight. There's now also a blue cloud over the Taw Valley. Lol
Four days worth of photo's tonight of Dolly's Cavapoo pups, who today are now ten days old. Dolly is doing a supreme job with her eight charges.
All pups are spoken for in Dolly's litter and I will now be intouch in the next few days with people on my waiting list on news of Ysobel's pregnancy and places on waiting list.
Would expect to see their eyes starting to open in the next few days and their ears have already started to open. For the first few weeks if mum knows the ropes, my job is just as overseer keeping Dolly watered, fed and bedding regularily changed, making sure she is not over stressed and that all pups are regularily present and correct at the milk bar. The fun really starts to begin when the pups approach four weeks old.
A quick introduction tonight to Henry our new pack member and is a Brittany spaniel. These french working spaniels are phenomenal pointing dogs and are worked with falcons, I find them mesmerizing to watch when they are working. They are kind natured dogs and enjoy a close relationship with their handler and families. My quest is to breed a Cavalier type dog with better health, Henry is part of that odyssey. He has taken some finding, as not many breeders leave their tails on and ethically for me I could not bring myself to aquire one without their tail. I know lots of spaniels that have tails that are good working dogs and having a full tail is little problem, especially if kept trimmed of long hair if the dog is expected to move through thick cover. One of the most hilarious things I have ever read is from a website campaigning to reintroduce docking for dogs reguardless of whether they are working dogs or not and it roughly said, " Vets have reported that a dog is less likely to damage its tail if it is removed and dogs with tails damage their tails more than a dog without a tail." That's like saying if you have both legs removed at birth, your much less likely to damage them. Removing a dogs tail is almost equal to removing a humans ability to smile.
One Brittany site I visited had a page reasoning why they dock their dogs and started by writing "it was not done for any cosmetic reason but because it is kinder, as they might damage them when working" but then finished by contradicting themself by writing, that the "Brittany is described as looking cobby and if the tail is not docked it makes them look long." They have a good tail much like other pointers that tails are not docked.
Some Brittany's are born bobtailed which is without a tail and funnily as in most breeds, breed a dog with a defect and then every one wants one like it. A dog born without a tail is a birth defect and in the wild could be the difference in survival or not. Having good social skills in the wild canid world can give you an advantage and also for domestic dogs having a tail helps them to socialise.
I must get on and will at a later time go into how Henry will fit into breeding a Cavalier type and how and why I have come to this breed. I will just say, I saw him at 4 weeks old and reserved him and have been keeping it to myself until now (breed clubs get a whiff of you trying to aquire a dog for crossbreeding they can shut you out or the breeder letting you have one of their pups) wondering if I've done the right thing and I picked him up on Saturday and it feels right. He is nearly nine weeks old now, he has settled right into the pack and is already proving to be very social with the other dogs and especially the children. Sitting on command already and my oldest son is going to undertake the majority of his training. He is very white but I will talk more about his colouring another time.
If you know your history, I think King Charles II might approve of this marriage.
Must wind up now, as with the dry weather yesterday and today we have been getting on top of the weeds, grass and getting outdoor repairs done, yesterday I milked in the morning (any one catch the supermoon, I woke bolt upright at 2am, thought it was daylight and was late for milking) and other than popping in to check on the roast cooking, eating or checking Dolly, we where outside all day and almost worked ourselves to a stand still and last night I had the best nights sleep I've had for a long time, you know you have slept well when you slip out of bed in the morning and it does not look like your bed has been slept in. The dogs also enjoyed yesterday and today being outside for most of the day. Lovely when its dry, as can keep the doors open without half a field ending up indoors.
Ysobel is looking really well and we will get her scanned next week, she does look a bit thicker in the flank for her but I cannot feel any thing on manipulating her stomach area yet but Ysobel is a very trim girl and tends to tighten her stomach when examined, so normally it takes until around twenty eight days with her to feel the pregnancy. Leave you now with a couple photo's of the dogs.
Dolly's Cavapoo pups are now five days old and all doing really well. Tonight I have loaded up a video of them all suckling today. They are all there but two are not very visible as underneath the melee of their siblings. Just waiting on one person to get back to me and then all these pups have homes waiting for them. If you are on my waiting list and I have not contacted yet, sorry that a puppy has not been available to you from Dolly's litter and I will be in touch soon with news of Ysobel's coming litter and where you are waiting on her litter.
We already have one with a name. Dex, which is the golden boy and he will be joining his sister Luna from Dolly's last litter born back in October 2011. So I am able to put a name to him in photo's and being the only boy makes him pretty distinguishable. We will put collars on the pups in a couple weeks time, so this will make them more recognisable individually.
More photo's below taken today. One photo shows Dolly looking in over at her pups in the whelping box. When our bitches are confined with pups we never restrict them to just the whelping box but make a pen around the whelping box, which gives mum the chance to eat and drink away from her pups and when her pups are fed, lie away from them. A bitch for the first couple days will in most cases not leave their pups only to go to the toilet. Food and drink for the first couple days is offered in the whelping box but after eating the afterbirths of her pups, she will not eat that well for a couple days. Nature is amazing, as the pups are born the placenta that kept them alive, now will be what nourishes their mum and if a wild canid will help to keep them all alive whilst mum over the next couple days regains her strength, a wild canid will need to be back not long after birth with the pack hunting. Some will advocate removing the placenta before the bitch can eat it with the reason that she will have diarrhoea. A bitch will pass after eating the afterbirths a couple dark loose poo's after whelping but I feel the benefit of eating the placenta out weighs any negative, sometimes nature knows best.
Most bitches if afforded the room and the pups are in a warm whelping box, from around the third day after feeding and doing the puppies ablutions will prefer to take naps just lying outside the whelping box. This is not the mum rejecting her pups, as she will know when to go and feed them, when she starts to hear their dolcet tones calling her. If confined to just the whelping box very often this can cause the bitch stress if her pups are twenty four seven in her face.
I worked on a farm where they had a beautiful working collie bitch and when on heat once, the next farms handsome working collie came a calling and the result was six little collie pups. Lass had her pups, denned down deep in a stack of straw bales and the morning after having them, her love for the sound of the quad bike starting up was to much and to Freddie's surprise he looked around and their was Lass sat on the back of the bike ready for work. She went off did a couple hours sheep work and on return she was seen disappearing into the straw bales. She reared all the pups and still worked. I had the pups at eight weeks and homed them for the farm and they all made healthy working dogs. Its not natural for a bitch to be totally confined in with her pups and allowing a bitch freedom to come and go into her pups makes her a far better and relaxed mum. Imagine if you where looked in a room with your new born baby twenty four seven, I think you might get a bit cranky. Mum's care is as important as her pups.
Three days old and all seems well. Did not get the chance today to get down to contacting people on the waiting list for this litter but tomorrow will get on the job, as although milking either end of the day, all the children are at school, as the youngest does two whole days a week at school with one of them being tuesday, so can push on tomorrow contacting every one with out having eyes in the back of my head or little Tilly thinking I'm ignoring her.
I have a problem with our phone at the moment, the ringtone is barely audible and we have fiddled with it but to no avail in sorting the problem out, so can only hear the phone if I'm stood within a few metres of it. At the moment if trying to contact me it might be best to email.
Quick blog tonight to let everyone know all is going on well as pups hit two days old. I will as usual blog many photo's of them in the early days, as the growth is phenomenal in the first weeks of a puppies life and by four weeks these blind and deaf little bundles will be at least four times their birth weight and up and about already responding to your voice.
Eyes and ears will open around 12 days onwards but their eyes do not start to focus until around 28 days. At the moment their world is an almost totally olfactory one, Mum is found by smell and touch.
I say , "it never ceases to amaze me the process of new life," every time I have a litter and nothing has changed, it still is amazing. Life is so precious and when you see how precarious a journey birth is and hold a new born as it struggles to take its first breath and for some that first breath needs a little help and for some that breath never comes, it is even more apparent.
I think I need to catch up on some sleep, as I'm starting to get a bit philosophical.
Nearly forgot to say to all those Father's out there that have attained Dad status, Happy Fathers Day !
Twenty four hours after the birth and Dolly's pups all seem to be well and thriving. Dolly is in her element and taking having another bumper litter in her stride. We have one small black girl weighing in at five and a half ounces. She had a warm up session after birth in my bra, as if a puppy seems cold the best place to warm them is next to your body heat and once heated up then give them a bottle feed to get them going. Once they start to warm up they will start to nuzzle and want to feed. When a pup gets cold (hypothermic) the temptation is to try and feed them but they need to be warmed up first, as when cold their stomach stops digesting and you stand the big chance of forcing milk down on their lungs than into the stomach.
This little black girl was the fifth to be born and although we have the whelping box warm, about an hour after her being bornI thought she did not feel very warm and took the actions to warm her up and then give her a bottle feed. Its amazing how a seemingly lifeless pup with the care given in the right order, an hour later you would not know any thing was wrong with them. Hypothermia is one of the biggest causes of puppy mortality in the first few days and if mum is not panting when in with her pups your pups are not warm enough. Unfortunately for the first week or so mum will have to be a little warm when nursing her pups.
The last pup born last night the golden boy had pooped in his bag on the way out, which was nice for me as I sucked the fluids from his mouth and nose. It might sound digusting but I find the best method for clearing fluids from a pups nose and air ways is by placing my mouth over their nose and mouth and sucking and if puppy seems to be struggling to start breathing when resuscitating to suck in a mouth full of air and blow instead. This little boy or should I say big boy, as he is the biggest pup born at eight ounces was a bit snuffly but seems okay today, as would be looking for signs of inhalant pneumonia which is another common cause of puppy mortality and having pooped in his bag, there could be a chance that if he inhaled any particles on his lungs this could cause pneumonia. Blondie as I'm going to call him for now, as more blonde than golden seems well and no sound of any snuffles, so hopefully he's going to be just fine.
Photo's below are of the pups around twenty four hours old. I managed to get a few hours sleep last night, not to much squeaking, so Dolly keeping her pups pretty content but its my full weekend on milking (hence saying yesterday that I would catch up with every one in person from Monday), so was up and out at 5am, which was good to get up and check all okay and all pups sucking okay. Milking is only 3 hours each end of the day, so fits in with every thing else.
Dolly is a pretty amazing Cavalier and this is her last litter. She is six years old in August and to give birth to eight pups with no problems is a testament to her health and fertility. Having been around breeding animals all the life I've lived so far, I would pretty much say, "If an animal has good fertility it tends to have more often than not very good health, the two invariably run hand in glove." In dog breeding unfortunately fertility has been over looked as an important factor when breeding much to the peril of many dog breeds.
Now I must not get started tonight on the ills of dog breeding and instead let you know a positive about the Kennel Club, although at times they annoy the hell out of me I must give praise when its due and for the Kennel Club it is that they now on their website publish all health test results done on health schemes thay have for pure breeds, so you if you have the registered names of the parents and they are pure breeds registered with the Kennel Club you can go on their website and go through to mateselect and put in their name and any health tests through Kennel Club schemes, the results will be on there and tests of siblings, parents and grand parents. This is a real break through, as you can also check up on the breeder if they might not be giving you full disclosure, as some have in the past done health tests and the dog did not pass or had a poor grade and rather than disclose this to people using a stud dog or buying a puppy, either did not mentioned the dog had been tested or said the dog had not had the test. So if you do a health test with a Kennel Club scheme the result is now available to all. This has been long in coming but that is only because of breed clubs stalling it but its here now and can only be a big step forward in helping breeders that seriously are trying to improve health in their respective breed and for people trying to purchase a healthy puppy.
Another article I have recently been sent by the Kennel Club is the Draft Dangerous Dog (Amendment) Bill. Any one who owns a dog should take a look at this, as it concerns what control you should have of your dog when a person enters your property and home. Link below.
KC Dog and Dog Law
Kennel Club welcomes EFRA committee report on effective dog control regulation - 16-May
The Kennel Club has welcomed the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee’s report on the Draft Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill, which was published today (16 May). The report highlights many of the recommendations made by the Kennel ...http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/4904
That blog was a bit longer than anticipated, time for a bit of puppy watching.
Dolly has just given birth to her eighth pup, her only boy and we think her last pup. As the uterus contracts back down it can feel like one last pup but if you wait for inbetween the contractions and then cannot feel any mass you can be pretty sure all pups have been expelled but you can be wrong some times.
Now for clean up operation and getting these pups through the next few days safe and sound. Pups can easily be lost in the first few days of life, so not out of the woods yet.
Just a quick photo of Dolly now with all her pups, as internet went down before I could blog photo above. So its eight pups, with three black girls, four golden girls and one golden boy.
Will be intouch with everyone interested in this litter after the weekend. Now for a night of random squeaks from Dolly's pups and me jumping up out of bed like a scalded cat to see if every thing is okay, invariably it is okay.
Dolly has now given birth to seven pups and they are all girls with three black and four golden. I believe we have one more to come and might be two. She has been giving birth about every hour to hour and a half. If she gets to a hour and a half without producing the next pup, it may be a visit to the vets for some oxytocin as she gets tired with a long labour she might just need a help to finish and oxytocin also helps push every thing out and close down the uterus and at the moment with have two after births unaccounted for and a jab of oxytocin will help her push these off, so we don't end up with a unterine infection.
Must go I think things might be moving again.
Two golden girls and she has just given birth to black girl. Dolly having a snooze now, which is perfectly normal inbetween births and she been out for a pee and has had a drink and a little scrambled egg.
Me, I'm trying to stave off falling asleep between births and waiting for pups to be born reminds me of an old saying, "A watched pot never boils."
Dolly has had me on standby all night and just after 11am started to strain and around 11.10 produced her first pup, a golden girl.
Now waiting on the next arrival, sometimes this can be quickly or as in the past with Dolly can be a couple hours apart.
T'is nearly time. Dolly will be nine weeks from her first mating tomorrow and as her temperature dips from 37.5 to 36.8 celsius first thing this morning and is now 36.4 we are looking at within the next 24 hours of her giving birth. A dogs normal temperature is around 37.5, they run a little warmer than us and a bitch as she comes into labour her temperature will drop and base out and then rise. the dropping indicates that labour will come within the next 24 hours but once we see the temperature base out and starts to rise again, this can then indicate the bitch will whelp within 12 hours. The temperature guide is a good guide to imminence of the onset of labour. I start taking a bitches temperature three times a day from around five days before estimated time of labour, also a big factor is knowing your dog and this morning Dolly's demeanour has noticeable changed and she has been giving me those looks that you know things are happening and has become my shadow and is sleeping at my feet as I type this. Dolly is not a big digger before going into labour, some bitches will dig vigourously days before whelping (giving birth). She is pretty laid back about the whole process.
Dolly now is being kept very relaxed, sleeping as she pleases and taking a stroll when she pleases. Little meals are offered often, as she now struggles to accommodate more than a few mouthfuls at a time, due to the pressure of her womb on her stomach and diaphragm. We got the labour unit up and running last weekend, which involves rearranging the furniture in our living room. I don't keep the bitch restricted in the labour unit until they are actively in labour. Dolly visits the labour unit and sleeps in it every now and then. Up until two nights ago she was happy to still sleep at night with the pack but the last two nights she has slept in the front room with the labour unit nearby but preferring the comfort of the whole of a sofa to herself. She is looking vey well and very big. She is on round the clock surveillance. I will be on the sofa beside the labour unit tonight and maybe the next night.
Photo's of Dolly in the labour unit taken this morning.
A couple photo's of Lucy entwined with Jessica asleep on the sofa. Lucy went home with Sue and Jim on Monday after coming home from their holiday to Austria. Also a couple photo's of Dolly taken yesterday showing her sleeping on her back and you can see how big she has got.
Ysobel as I predicted in my last blog rejected Reggie's advances, so that makes Ysobel mated from the 1st to the 5th June, so we will look to scan her around the 3rd June, 28 days fropm last mating. All going well with the scan, this will mean a litter from Ysobel arriving around the 7th August. I always do nine weeks from the last mating, as a guide, so as to not have people getting impatient for the arrival, but Ysobel could potentially have these pups if like Dolly taking from an early mating, any time from the 3rd August. Dogs are pretty bang on nine weeks, we have to go a few days either way, due to our dogs being mated more than once. If you blood tested from around five days of coming on heat and then new their exact optimum time for mating, your pups would arrive pretty much nine weeks from that time but what would be the fun in that. Blood testing bitches and knowing optimum time for mating though is a very good tool if you are travelling a long way to use a stud dog or are using artificial insemination (AI).
We have an update and very cute photo from Kathryn for her lovely Ted. Ted is from Cleo's litter born last year in April. Dad is Reggie. Cleo is my Mum's Cavalier who lives with her in the annexe to our home. Thanks Kathryn and your email has given me a good link to talk about crate or your bed when you bring your pup home.
I have in the past been more likely to advocate bringing your pup home and if crating them use the cold turkey method. The cold turkey method is if at night they cry and the crate is down stairs in the kitchen, leave them and they will eventually learn the routine.
In recent times from feed back I'm not so sure of this method. It will if adhered to get the desired result more quickly but your pup will be subjected to very high stress levels to get to the desired effect of them sleeping in the crate happily on their own in the kitchen or utility. So does getting to the desired behaviour quicker out weigh the stress caused by getting there ?
Now when you pick your pup up from me. He/she will be very well handled by humans but you will be new humans and will take your pup in the car and although your pup will of gone in a car before he/she leaves me, this is a new car to them with new people without their mum, litter siblings or humans they know to show them its okay. Then you arrive at their new home, new smells, very often more new people, new toys and a new sleeping arrangement. That is a lot of stress for one day and then the most stressful of all the new things being left on their own. Dogs are pack animals, gregarious and seeking of affection. Watch dogs sleeping together and its hard to know where one dog starts and the other ends, so I have changed or maybe, can I say I have evolved my thinking on what may be best when you bring your pup home.
From feed back I have become very much in favour of the letting the pup sleep with you for the first few nights and transferring to the crate which is beside your bed at first, once the pup is comfortable and settled in his new home and then once sleeping happily in the crate beside your bed moving the crate to the kitchen or where ever you wish them to reside at night eventually.
Some pups though will happily from day one in their new home sleep on their own but often they will cry and find it very stressful being left when in their new home. Having a puppy is a bit like having a baby, its often what works for you and I say, "What makes you all happy. One mans poison can be another man's cure." Sometimes its best to follow your instinct, we do still have that and invariable it is right. So don't feel guilty if when you pick up your pup, you also end up with a new bed buddy.
Some are abhorrent at the thought of a dog in their bed and if so, it might be questionable that maybe a cat might suit you better.
Hi Jane One year on today!!! I can't believe a year ago today we came to collect Ted, and what a horrible journey that was, a 12 hour torrential rain soaked round trip!!It's been an eventful year, from the howling sleepless nights for nearly a week whilst we crate trained him, to nearly losing him when he was attacked. We've lost endless socks and shoes to the garden but we wouldn't have it any other way. Needless to say he has progressed from his crate to our bed but who can resist this gorgeous breed's little face when they don't want to be left downstairs on their own! Hope you and all your family are keeping well, and a big kiss to Cleo and Reggie from Ted. Hope you're enjoying this gorgeous weather, Kathryn x
Some fun now from our human family members. On Monday our daughter in the left of the photo's below turned six years old and she on being asked what flavour cake she would like, requested a chocolate and vanilla cake and as the cake was presented for the ceremonial blowing out of birthday candles, my husband caught these funny photo's of our other daughter nearly stealing her sister's thunder but mum subtly stepped in to save the day or to save probable tears, if little sis had blown out the candles before she could. No one was hurt and I removed my hand in time for Tilly to blow out the last couple candles. Lol
That's me done now. Camera's on charge, vets on speed dial and lets hope that my next blog will be the safe arrival of Dolly's pups.
Multi tasking tonight as I do this, as also trying to listen to a documentary on BBC2 about William Tynedale and my internet connection is flicking on and off.
Tonight I decided to start with a funny photo of Millie after coming back from a hunting expedition with her daughter. On Monday was a non pupil day at Junior School and with our oldest daughter turning 10 on the tuesday I took her to Barnstaple for her annual day out with Mum . When I came back I found out that my husband had arrived home with our other children and whilst he went into the house one of my sisters had arrived bringing my Mum back to home, leaving the gates open and our youngest daughter opened the back door without my husband realising before to late, Millie and Smudge where no where to be seen.
So a couple hours later looking around and calling neighbours, we received a phone call from one of our neighbours, they had been spotted by their son in their woods. My husband went and retreived the two of them after they had been at large for four hours running around their woods, so with the heat of the day and amount of mud on them they both looked a little tired, so home they came and after a couple hours in one of our stables and rolling in the straw, they where clean and dry enough to come indoors. The photo of Millie I think says more than I can about how tired she was feeling. Millie you ain't so young as you used to be.
Dolly is now around seven weeks pregnant and looking at her now I would think she has taken from an early mating and could be closer to eight weeks pregnant.
Below are a group of Mum and Dad to be photo's taken today. Dolly is very well and Reggie has just had a haircut and looking every inch a Poodle.
Trimmed up all the dogs at the weekend, including trimming up Dolly's ears and her undercarriage. After giving birth it helps to not have to much hair on her tummy, so that you can keep an eye that all pups are latching on and suckling okay.
Lucy is has been with us since Monday. Lucy is an older bitch we rehomed a couple years ago and when Sue and Jim go away abroad on holiday she comes and stays with us and fits right back in.
Ysobel has been walking out with Reggie since Saturday and they will look to have one more waltz tomorrow but going by Ysobel's previous heats I would expect her to refuse Reggie's invitation tomorrow.
A bitches heat normally lasts around 21 days and most bitches are at their mateable time between 10 to 14 days and Ysobel is normally very much text book when on heat.
Next is an update. Some will remember Fizz a Cavapoo we bred from Ysobel's first ever litter that came back last year to visit Reggie. She had four pups f1b's and on the 1st June had their first birthday.
Sarah very kindly sent me a photo of each of them now a year old. Thanks Sarah for letting me see your Fizz's brood all grown up. Interesting to see an f1b with crossing the Cavapoo back to the pure Poodle.
Another lovely photo from Sue of Maisy enjoying the views in Cornwall. Thanks Sue. Maisy is from Primrose's litter born last September.
Just returned from a fabulous week in Cornwall with lots of beach walks and coastal path walks. We laughed as Maisy often stopped like this photo, looked out at the view then bounced off again!! She's bonkers and we love her to bits!
Hope you've had a lovely half term,
Last update now of Lola who was from Smudge's amazing litter of nine pups born April 2012. Thanks Sue for sharing Lola's first haircut and looks like you have got the timing just right with the weather.
Hope you and the family are well and enjoying this beautiful weather. Just a quick update today - following Lola's first birthday she had her first proper haircut, she was so good whilst at the groomers and is now looking a lot tidier now too. I'm attaching a couple of photos of her looking very smart!
We had Lola spayed last month and all went well (I needn't have worried at all) - she was a little woozy for the first day and then back to her normal self. The vet advised me not to let Lola jump on furniture or climb the stairs until she had her stitches out - that was easier said than done, there was no stopping her. I was amazed at how quickly dogs recover, much more quickly than we do!
Having lots of fun out and about with Lola at the moment and are off to the beach for her first visit to the sea at weekend! Lola is so gentle and loveable that our neighbour has decided that she would like a Cavapoo just like her too! I think she has already been in touch to enquire about future litters. Poundlane popularity is spreading rapidly throughout the North West!
All the best to all at Poundlane,
Lastly to night a bit about exporting puppies. I do not export puppies and often get enquiries from abroad about our pups and unfortunately have to inform people that I do not export. I have today been asked why I don't and will email the lady back but I thought I would share my reasoning on here.
I have a few reasons why I don't export. One is to export a puppy to Europe and many other countries it would not only need to have its primary two vaccination for Distemper, Parvo, etc, it would also have to then be vaccinated against Rabies and for me thats a lot of vaccine in a short time for such a young animal.
Another reason is an obvious one, which is transportation. If the pup has to be crated and in the cargo area of a plane to travel, sorry to much stress for my liking for a puppy.
Lastly and probably my number one reason, if something goes wrong and the pup needs to be rehomed, it would make helping and having the pup back more difficult.
Looks like that documentry has finished before me. I'm glad I was born now, as me thinks I would of probably met the same end as Mr Tynedale before now.
“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
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