Starting to look towards 2019. A lot will depend how we go forward on the results of MRI scans for Teagol and Lottie. Will the 5/8 Cavalier, 1/4 Brittany and 1/8 Poodle mix keep the amazing improvement we archived with our first cross Brittany/Cavaliers MRI results arrive.
If we do keep the improvement introducing a bit more Cavalier, I may be tempted to put one of our Brittany/Cavalier girls back to a pure Cavalier. Probably Blottie as she is our biggest Brittany/Cavalier girl with the least Cavalier head morphology. Although the amazing ten puppies she produced with Ernest Looks like it's ten pups for Blottie, the temptation may be to great, to use this combination again, but you also want to be mindful when breeding dogs, not to put to many of your puppies in one basket. Blottie proved herself an amazing brood bitch with her first litter, it would be a shame not to truly utilize her genetics fully with a change of sire.
Sasha is one of our smaller Brittany/Cavalier girls (her Mum is Primrose), who will be two years old in a couple weeks time and will be MRI scanned once I have no puppies around. I think Ernest would suit her well for her first ever litter in 2019. If you know me though (have been following the blog for a while), I don't write anything in stone, and we really want to first see what's going on in Teagol and Lottie's skulls before we take our next tentative steps, but it does not hurt thinking about what could be next.
“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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