Roux is now showing very pregnant. Absolutely delighted that we will expect puppies late November time. Happy to take waiting list now. So contact me if you have previously contacted me and I will take details and you can reserve your Roux baby.
Dad is Goose who we bred.
In the UK we are now in Autumn time and weather changes occur. Usually wet and dampness. Dogs paws can be continually wet if they are running on grass. Mud can even flair up skin conditions. Sometimes we get frosts and councils put salt down on pathways and our dogs paws come into contact with them. So its time to think about paw health.
Buy yourself a mud daddy, they are brilliant and I fill mine with warm water and keep by the back door or I take out in the car. I also have one in the caravan. When we get back I wash down the paws to get rid of salt from pathways, or mud. I then dry with a towel and send the dogs to bed to dry off.
To keep paws in a good health you can buy paw balm which helps keep the pads moisturised. Paw wax can even protect paws outside. You can also buy from www.groomersonline.co.uk fizzing tablets which you drop into water, and place the paw in. It conditions the paw. Some have tea tree oil in which helps with bacteria.
You can purchase dog boots if weather is bad, or your dog has reactions to mud. Or you can buy now little rubber boots which stretch over the paws for £19.99 from pet shops.
I keep in my first aid box skin glue which can be used if your dogs out and rips a bit of fur. You can even glue nails together.
Epsom salts are a life saver for dogs paws. Some dogs get interdigital cysts and if you get some hand hot water and dissolve the salts, then when water is Luke warm place the paw in it. Swill it around and it helps the sores on the feet. This also works well for pad injuries.
Trim your dogs nails so they are not too short, but not long either. Their is a current trend to shorten the nail so much that the dog can not use the nails to grip on surfaces. Yes they need to be trimmed but not to the point of stubs.
Check nails daily as their are more injuries to nails in the Autumn time only because dogs skid in wet grass then come across a stone.
We have come to the end of breeding Pugs. I have been a breeder/owner of Pugs for nearly 12 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed breeding them. I did not have a litter every year but I did it when I could and enjoyed the whole experience.
To breed Pugs and do the vast amount of health testing which is required it costs a lot of money. If you skimp on health testing then actually you could cover your costs, but I can say Ive lost considerable money time and time again in breeding Pugs. I will forever love the breed and will have one in my life as a Pet, but I will never go back to breeding them.
My husband always said it was okay as the Vizsla would pay for the enjoyment of having Pugs, but when veterinary fees went up due to energy costs, they stuck up their prices to such a high amount that it is not even worth breeding them. With all the other costs such as food, health testing, raising, days away from home in stud driving half way across the UK to find a good dog, all adds up in considerable £! If you can not cover the costs then you're in the red. They're comes that day where I have had to recognise that I can not financially support breeding Pugs. I think looking at it from a covering cost business that I would of needed 2 Pugs litters per month to of made it worth the while. When breeding no-one realises that we do not get paid a wage out of dog breeding. We sell puppies, then take out all the costs. Their is nothing left for the amount of work we do. Dog breeding never has a day off its 24/7 even on Christmas, and even if you've got Covid and laying on the sofa the dogs still need care. I am quite upset about it, but Ive had to recognised it and concentrate on my HPR breeds instead.
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Maverick went to East Anglian sundog society and won first in junior and Best puppy in breed. Judge Sonia Pike. Thank you for thinking highly of my boy.
Normally when you win you stop for the group but sadly I am not well at the moment, and struggling a lot and couldn't stay the whole day. I am under going some tests at the hospital. Which we hope will help understand why I am this way. Fingers crossed.
Critique has been submitted to Our dogs, and I have had a receipt to say it has been sent.
Sheringham Open show 18/09/22
Thankyou to all of you who entered under me today. It was difficult to assess some dogs movement due to uneven ground and stubbly grass, I was very pleased with my winners.
German short haired pointer
Beresford Mr S.P & Mrs B.E; Tuptonsett Buttercup
1) A 13 month old who took a little while to settle. I moved her more just to help her get her bearings. Super head which is typical of the breed, good eye and nose colour. Good set ears, toes compact and round, with straight legs viewed from the front, moved out well. Neck cleanly into shoulders, brisket to elbow, good length of rib cage, In the challenge moved well. RBOB.
Beresford Mr S.P & Mrs B.E Tuptonseett Paloma
1) This girl very similar to SY winner in shape, again this girl has a good head with lovely expression, her strong neck flows into shoulder, brisket to elbow ,correct top line, with slight slope from croup to tail, good turn of stifle. Covered the ground effortlessly.
Mrs LA and Mr M and Miss K Heath and Robinson; Pinseeker Mrs Doubtfire
1) Maturity won the day, and this super bitch in my eyes fits the breed standard. I would call her moderate in size and well made, I could see her working. She had a clean typical head, good eye colour, with neck flowing into shoulders, feet tight, good fore chest bone and deep brisket, neck into shoulder and top line, long ribs and short loin, she moved very well around the ring, even with an uneven surface. BOB.
Ms N and Mr L Winkworth & Woodcock; Oxanaember Thai Pumpkin
1) This young girl takes time to settle, and free stands. Her head with sweet expression, chest needs to drop alittle more yet, pasterns upright and straight legs viewed from front, neck into well laid shoulder and good top line on the move, slight turn of croup to docked tail, feet tight. Moved well around the ring. RBOB
Mrs J E Delf; Broadsedge Amber
1) Lovely head piece, with good nose colour and eye. has median line and stop, Good russet gold colour. Neck flowing into shoulder, good length to rib cage, chest to elbow, would have preferred shorter loin, good turn of stifle, movement difficult on rough ground to assess, as he was not moving true towards me. On leveller ground Im sure this would be different.
Mrs A Porter Manning & Mr G Porter; Wallaroo all that jazz sh.cm
1) Super male, with everything to like about this dog, correct size, balanced, head pleasing, with nice width to head with median line and stop, kind eye and good colour, His feet tight and pasterns upright, carried his top line well, and moved with lively trot and not phased by uneven surfaces and he free stood naturally. Croup well muscled and he carried his tail correctly. Well muscled dog, good texture to coat and pleased to award him BOB
1) Mrs E Martins; Deifstock Deja Vu for Teufel
A bit of a fidget standing. The uneven ground did not help most exhibits today, he did move out with drive. He is darker shade than 2. Lovely head piece, all male strong and powerful, neck flows into shoulder, he has a deep brisket and good fore chest when viewed from front, good feet, slightly sloping pasterns, Tail docked and correct length, plenty of angulation at the back. RBOB
2) Mrs N Coleman’s; Smilex Sweet Caroline
Lovely pale silver grey coat. You do not see many coats of this pale shade any more. Good eye colour and shape of eye, lovely head and front construction, with good top line held on the move. I could see myself swapping these dogs on another day. She needs to mature, as brisket needs to drop a little more, she is young and it is all to come.
Mrs A Porter Manning & Mr G Porter; Wallaroo Lady million
1) On the day this girl moved out really well. Everything to like about her, she is moderate in size, in fit condition with muscles defining, head was typical of breed with kind eye, and her coat is silver grey. Level top line when moving, good tail carriage which is docked at the right length, Fore chest just right, depth of chest to brisket and good level top line on the move. She powered around the ring with ease. BOB
Mr D T and Mrs J A Collings; Collholme Balthasar
1) This boy is all male, he has typical pointer head with scull in equal proportions to length of fore face, slight dish shape, occiput, eye colour correct, lovely neck into shoulder, depth of chest,
slightly oval feet. Moved well and was confident. RBOB
Mr D.T & Mrs J.A Collins; Collholme Angelique
1) This girl in my eyes fitted the standard. Lovely pretty head, no mistaking she is a pointer with her dish shaped face, good eye colour. As soon as I saw her I knew she was the winner of the day, Her clean neck into withers and laid back shoulders, neck well rounded into top line. Good body proportions, good turn of stifle with let down hocks. Her happy action in her movement with her tail going side to side was a picture to watch. I loved her. BOB
Ms A Brooksmith; Nightgold Pipkin
2) Another lovely girl with chestnut colour, and coat in super condition. . Again you can not mistake this girl is a pointer with her dish shaped head. She has well angulated shoulders and deep brisket, she is feminine throughout, she looked balanced and she moved out well. Im sure she will swap places with winner in class many times.
Rachel Savage (Silvestre)
Mrs Rachel Savage