F’babies Look Healthy

Opra is a confident andreliable mom. Her little girls are constantly growing and gaining weight and are active. Even the smallest girl does not lag behind too much. There has been no weight loss since birth, so we, too, are confident. Hence we dare to share pictures of each girl here.

The firstborn girl
The second girl, the tiny baby
The last-born girl

Litter F Is Born

Yesterday our F litter, an all-girl team, was born.

On Tuesday, Opra had a hard time with an almost sleepless night due to labor. Then, in the morning, exactly two month after being bred, she gave birth to three little girls.

The first one did not really want to leave the warm place in mommie’s tummy. But with a little help she finally slipped into the light, feet first.

The second one almost dropped out, when Opra was about to take a little walk around the room. This one needed some support to rid the liquor out of her respiratory system. After a gentle massage and some coughing she continued breathing herself, and when we laid her down at her mommie’s side, she instantly started drinking colostrum.

The third one gave Opra some trouble. She was born in an unharmed amnion, vigorously floundering. Like her big sister she had no problem taking breath. 

Of course we didn’t want the firstborn to drink up all the vitally important colostrum. So while Opra nursed her younger daughters, the firstborn got a cozy place in a human lap and a warm blanket for a while, and she enjoyed it sleeping.

At night we noticed with relieve that none of the cute little threesome had lost any weight. This morning we were pleased to find out that the babies all had gained enough weight.

Pedigree of Litter FPedigree Litter F

Please Not: No Puppie out of this Litter Is Available!

F’Babies Growing Nicely

Today’s X-ray turned out a bit astonishing: The vet saw no more than 3 puppies, well grown and neither to big nor too small for little Opra.

Maybe there is another Puppie hidden in the shadow of the guts, but we do not bet on that. At the turn of the year we will know for sure.

We’re Hoping For F’Babies

The echo scan showed it clearly: Opra (BISS Ch Inner Vision Wolfblood) is pregnant, five or six babies sired by Tio (Benedictus of Kahnawake), are growing nicely. With everything going smoothly, the puppies of litter F will be born around New Years Eve.

We are really thrilled to welcome these babies. Due to a lot of chaos after our move at the end of 2018, Opra didn’t accpet to be bred, although we tried two times in 2019. But this time she happily accepted Tio, the firstborn of our litter B. And so his dam, our retired foundation bitch Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose) is becoming a granny for the second time.

Because there are many people interested in our puppies, we cannot invite more people for this litter. So if you are interested in a puppy out of our breeding generally, please take a look at our current breeding plans and our policy in placing puppies and contact us

Pedigree of future Litter F

Due to the current restrictions and the imminent lockdown in order to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany, visits are not possible at the moment.

Conan – Club Junior Winner and Junior Champion(DCNH)

Together with his best friend Markus Conan took part in the Club Winner Show 2020 in Wetzlar-Dutenhofen. Judge Regina Blessing (DE) judged him excellent and awarded him the title Club Junior Winner 2020 (Jugendclubsieger).

On March 1st 2020, Conan already had been entered for the Felsenmeer Cup in Hemer, and he excellently had won his class under judge Claus-Peter Fricke (DE). Therefore Conan has 2 J-CACs for each, DCNH (specialty club) and VDH (national kennel club).

Because of the pandemic almost all shows are cancelled this year, and getting a jCh title is almost impossible under these conditions. So the DCNH board decided that for the time being, the title of JCh(DCNH) will be awarded with two CACs as well.

HEnce, Conan of Kahnawake is now Junior Champion(DCNH) and may add the prefix JCh(DCNH) to his name!

Conan and Markus, you 2 are a dream team!

We are very proud of you!

Conan’s rosettes from the Club Winner Show
Conan’s certificate of JCh(DCNH)

 

She made it!

Back from the 19th Lahn-Dill-Show 2020 (a specialty show of the regional chapter of the DCNH club in Germany) I still can’t believe it: Opra won her first BOB and then gained a BISS together with the titles of Lahn-Dill-Sieger (Lahn Dill Winner) and Hessensieger (Hessen Winner)!

We are over the moon and we are happy about the ribbons and especially about the huge cup that will stay in our kennel until next year.

Club Winner Show

On Saturday the annual Club Winner Show was hosted by our regional chapter, perfectly organized despite of all pandemic regulations.

Conan (C. of Kahnawake, Finn x Nukka) became Club Junior Winner, handled by his proud owner Markus.

Shakaar went second with Very Good after a very impressive male (Riverjunction’s Apache In Savannah Town, Bo x Katniss) due to his late teenage skinniness.

Yepa (Donata of Kahnawake, Shakaar x Kira) gained a Very Promising in Puppy Class, handled by her owner Cheyenne.

Thank you to judge Regina Blessing (DE)!

Opra went third in Open Class with Exc.3.

Lahn-Dill-Schau

The next day I had entered Shakaar and Opra. Shakaar went second again after the same dog, this time judged excellent (Exc.2)

Opra outdid herself presenting. First she won Open Class (Exc.1), gained the CAC and was awarded BOB! I was over the moon and very honored to handle her running for BISS.

 

In the ring of honour rivaling with BOBs of 14 other races, she was elected for to run for the winners’ rostrum, and in the end she was awarded BISS, Lahn-Dill Winner and Hessen Winner, winning over the beautiful BISS of the previous day. I couldn’t be more surprised and proud of our girl!

A big thank you goes to judge Lothar Mende (DE)!

 

Tio – A Stud Bred By Us

Tio (Benedictus of Kahnawake), firstborn boy from the litter, sired by Salai (Balance Master Speigas) our of Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose), is approved for breeding under the rules and regulations of the German Club for Nordic Dogs (DCNH). After being cleared of hereditary eye diseases and goniodysplasia (all cleared, 03/13/2020) as well as hip dysplasia (scored A1/excellent, 06/13/2020), he was evaluated by breed judge Noel Baaser in Bad Birnau on 08/01/202) as an allover excellent specimen of the breed.

Now that the news is on record in the studbook database, we are ready to rock’n’roll! Tio is an athlete, fit as a fiddle and very friendly boy, the spitting image of his sire Salai. We just can’t wait to add his features to our breeding program!

More about Tio

 

Kira’s now a grown-up!

Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose), our beloved mad chicken, has turned 6 yesterday. It’s unbelievable, since time has flown so fast. Lately she was a happy puppy, stomping through snow – now a mother of 3 litters, 12 pups, and she rejoices in meeting any of them, when they pay a visit.

Dear Kira, stay as you are, stay healthy, stay with us for many more years!

 

A Dark Day

When I entered the puppy room last thursday morning, the little ones and Ezri, who had come in with me, were wildly running around, while one pup was lying right behind the fence. Instantly I realized the pup was dead. His neck and chest were wet and smeared with some blood, he had lost all warmth, his jaws stiff, but his body limp. It was Loki, the younger of the two males. Completely upset, I found myself sitting on the edge of the terrace, the dead boy in my arms, mommie Ezri on my left, traing to wake him up by licking him like a newborn, daddy Shakaar on my right, gently nudging him. It was raining and I was crying.

There was no hint to cramps or pain. He had been lying there, as if death had struck him out of a sudden. Examining the little corpse, I found nothing but a little wound behind his left ear and some blood in that ear. Apparently he had somehow broken his neck. 

Yet, I still cannot explain how it happened. And without any idea to explain, we faced hard feelings of remorse and failure.

And still we had to explain Loki’s death to his future owner, a young women who had already visited us and him several times and who was happily looking forward to living with this funny little boy…

During the last days we and the young women were embraced by our little community with love and understanding, and this time it was us to experience the bliss of friendship. With all our hearts we say thank you to our dear friends who took care for and supported not only us and poor Ezri, but also Loki’s future owner. You are all fantastic!

Loki has his place in the orchard, near the place of his stillborn half-brother of litter D, whose amnion broke prematurely in birth.

Now we have four little angels looking after us.