I read this about this research a week or so ago Dogs Mirror Owner's Stress. This is an interesting study in it's infancy, and will be interested to see the results further down the line, as they look in to other breeds bred specifically as companion dogs etc.
So for now don't stress, and you may find that your dog won't either.
Pi shows us his moves. I think we may have a waggiest tail champion in the making with Pi.
Flossie had her last dose of steroids on Sunday. Five days later all seems well. Her eyes are a bit watery, which we had with Jim, last year as he recovered from puppy strangles, but eventually all calmed down. All going well, she will start her vaccinations on this coming Monday. She has been having days with Christel, who is having her, so it is not so hard for her to adjust, when the time comes for her to leave us.
Just got back from the vets and taking Treacle to have a pregnancy scan. I knew she was pregnant and we could see at least four foetuses on the scan. Did this match three years ago, and really pleased with Ernest and Lily, who we kept back from the litter. Already breeding from Ernest and hoping to breed from Lily next year.
Decided not to say anything until we knew for sure. Not sure whether we will keep back from this litter. Would be very tempted if one was tricoloured, but I have to keep one eye on the amount of dogs we have. This litter is probably more about exorcising the ghost of puppy strangles which have hung over our last two litters.
Treacle is so fit at six years old, she came on heat, and I know I had said, I was not breeding from her again, but she has only had two litters and she produces such lovely healthy jolly little pups, it seemed a shame after seeing Lily and Ernest make such healthy adult dogs, to not try this combination again. Toby has proven at seven, not being used for three years, he is still firing on all cylinders. I have used this boy very little. I am considering him on one of our Brittany/Cavalier girls next year, now I know he's still up for the job.
No contacting me now about this litter. If interested, read the website, especially the page titled "Buying A Puppy From Poundlane" and sit back and watch until we put up that we are looking for homes for her pups, all going well.
Some of the pack watching us eating pancakes for breakfast this morning.
I go down the run in front of our stables to check the chickens for eggs a couple times a day. Sometimes I don't let the dogs down with me, but the last couple days, Blottie has appeared by my side, as if by magic, but it's not magic, as the video shows. She just pops over the five bar gate.
Just Flossie (below) snuggled up sleeping after her day with Christel, who will be having her fulltime once off the steroids and vaccinated. We are taking her off the steroids tomorrow, after a very gradual weaning process. Fingers firmly crossed!
Another lovely update for two more of Blottie and Casper's pups Blottie has nine little Blenheim pups from Claire for Sadie and Obi.
Friday already, time certainly speeds up with pups!
Both are doing really well, lots of firsts done, walks, vet visits and training classes. They seem to take it in their stride although Sadie is the more nervous one out of the two when out, at home she seems to be the boss especially when playfighting!
They are both very bright, picking up training quickly, and so very loving, the cuddles they give are just wonderful.
Hope all is well with you all and the Poundlane pack.
Ps. chewsticks are a firm favourite, thank you!"
1st Birthday greetings from Wendy and Tony for Barney. Barney is from Treacle and Casper's litter born May 2018 All done . The operation Barney has recovered from is being castrated.
"Hello again Jane. I meant to wish Barney's sister and brothers a Happy Birthday for the 21st May in my last message. I am sending a couple of photos of Barney in his second favourite spot sitting on a chair in our conservatory bird watching. His favourite spot of all is cuddled up to Tony on the settee. Unfortunately, having recovered really well after his operation and been signed off by the vet, he suddenly started licking one of his scars. Another trip to the vet revealed that some dissolving stitches had worked their way to the surface and were not dissolving. Thankfully, after they were removed all is well and he has now healed properly. It was lovely to see photos of Megan and Cooper. They look very similar in size to Barney. Thanks once again for our beautiful boy. Best wishes to you all. Wendy & Tony. "
Another lovely update for one of Blottie and Casper's pups Blottie has nine little Blenheim pups from Lisa and Tom who have Tucker.
Some pics of little Tucker attached. He's currently in a deep sleep on my lap.
He made it to our local dog friendly pub yesterday afternoon. His "down" is also coming along very nicely.
Still haven't got the crate down or being alone but early days yet! We're working on it.
Got sent this lvely update for Alfie last weekend, I think on his first walk in the woods, from Caroline. Alfie is from Blottie and Casper's litter that has just left us Blottie has nine little Blenheim pups
He still has a problem with cherry eye in one eye, and the vets are giving him a bit more time to see if it can correct it's self before considering surgery.
I thought I would send you some photos of Alfie at the woods today. He had a fantastic time and was so well behaved off the lead and was really good at recall.
I wanted to also let you know that I am more than happy for you to give the owners of the puppies locally my contact details. It would be lovely to meet up with them.
Hope Pi is getting on ok. Not long now until all the puppies will be at their new homes.
Alfie is off to Whitebridge on Tuesday. I hope he gets on ok."
Lovely update for Dimpsey from Anne. Dimpsey is from Blottie and Ernest's litter born two weeks before Christmas 2017 Looks like it's ten pups for Blottie
What excitement , a new little pup joining your family ,he’s obviously settled in very happily . Dimpsey is as wonderful as ever , enjoying everything as it happens .
She is being spayed on June 10th .fingers crossed all goes well ,I can’t imagine that she will be too keen on that ,especially not being able to race around with her doggy friends for a while ! She is so good when she meets other dogs , she slows as she approaches and then sits about a metre away and allows them to come to her , then if they are a bit grumpy or don’t want to play ,she just turns and comes back to me ! Every one we meet thinks what a lovely little dog she is .
Very best wishes to you all
Love Anne and Dimpsey"
I thought you might like to see the enclosed photo of Dimpsey cleaning Zorro s eyes ,(Heather’s elderly mini schnauzer) he’s 14 yrs now with very poor eyesight , and has a rather unsightly discharge, the vet says all one can do is bathe his eyes ,which he violently objects to but he will stand for quite some time for Dimpsey to lick them clean. She is a very good little mother to him ,
Many happy returns to Florrie and I’m looking forward to hearing lots more about Puddin’ and Pi” Love from
Anne & Dimpsey"
This morning I received a very sad email for one of our beautiful pups. Basil aka Cyril has been put to sleep. He was from Dolly's third litter of pups (with the Dad being Reggie) born back in October 2011 Dolly amazes us again.
I just wanted to get in touch to let you know that very sadly we have had to have our dog Basil put to sleep. He was Dolly’s last litter I think - you named him Cyril ( we decided to call him Basil). He was a much loved dog who touched the hearts of everyone who met him, and gave so much happiness and love to our lives. We are so sad to say goodbye to him, but he has had a cystic mass in his head which although he was able to live with for some time deteriorated quickly recently to cause blindness and breathing problems and he was ready to stop fighting it. It has been a very sad few days but we are focusing on remembering the many happy times we had with him, thank you for enabling us to have such a wonderful dog. He was one in a million
With best wishes
Anyone who has lost a dog will be feeling that loss as if it was yesterday, reading about Basil's passing. Truly feeling and understanding the pain that Jane and her family are going through and coming to terms with at this time, but we must remember the joy and comfort our little bedfellows bring us through their all so seemingly to us, short lives. They fill a space in our hearts, so they will never leave us!
Lovely update for Darla's litter sibling, Dylan, also arrived back in May from Ursula. Dylan is from Bumble and Ernest's litter born March 2019 Just back from the vets
It’s now a year since we picked up Dylan and I just wanted to say what a lovely dog he is. He is energetic, affectionate and very funny. He has chewed many toys to pieces but the one he loves best is a squeaky fox just like the one he came home with. He has such a sweet nature - a great credit to you and your breeding programme.
Darla update that was sent to me the middle of May from Louise. Darla is from Bumble and Ernest's litter born March 2019 Just back from the vets
I can't believe that it's almost a year since we brought Darla home. She's brought so much laughter and happiness to our family.
Please see photos taken yesterday in the sunshine.
Are you still planning to get Rosie and Lottie scanned in June? Do you know the date yet as if we're home we'd love to have you visit and see the lovely (and feathery) dog that Darla has grown into?
I'm up Bristol this Wednesday with Lily and Ernest for their in between 3 to 5 years old MRI scan and with Lottie on heat now, and other things happening (which we hope to publish news about on Monday), I will be leaving Lottie and Rosie now until August time for their MRI scans.
“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 with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.