The building is coming along nicely. We passed the last inspection and are ready to start working on getting it outfitted for our dogs. And just in time! If everything works out, Mya should be having the 1st litter inside around mid-October. Whoo-hoo ... puppies under your Christmas tree???
Our plans include:
- Separate indoor/outdoor pens for the German Shepherds (south side) and the Papillons (north side)
- A large whelping area for the German Shepherds and possibly a smaller 2nd whelping area for the Papillons
- An area for staying with the expectant/nursing moms
- A grooming corner, complete with a tub/shower unit with On-Demand hot water
- A Heating/Cooling system
- A washer and dryer
- A storage area (for all that dog food we need!)
- A small area for me to handle the paperwork required
Of course there are many extras that we would love to have, including a web-cam so everyone can see the puppies! But the extras will just have to wait a while. You can be sure that I will be taking pictures to share with you.
pictured below: 20' x 30' steel frame for building on cement slab with drain
- Dixie was bred to Houdini last week and we are hoping for a litter after Labor Day. We will confirm she is pregnant at 30 days.
- Lea was bred to Zeus this week and we are hoping for a litter after Labor Day. We will confirm she is pregnant at 30 days.
- Zeus, Lance and Mya all passed the temperament test given by the GSDCA and now have temperament titles.
- Work is coming along in the kennel and the A/C will be put in this month (a very welcome addition here in AZ).
- DIXIE BELLE had her puppies on May 25th. She had 3 females and 1 male. There is a combination of Tri-color, Red / White and Black / White. Be sure to check them out on our Puppy Page.
- Work has started on our new kennel building. We hope that it will be completed by the end of May.
- We added 2 Long Coat German Shepherd Panda puppies to our kennel. We are excited as they have wonderful temperaments and should excel at becoming therapy animals.
- Lea and Zeus win 3rd and 4th place in Novice Obedience at the AKC Dog Show on April 17th. They also earned 1st and 2nd place for German Shepherds in the same show.
- Lea and Abbi earn their AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Title. Mya earns her AKC Canine Good Citizen Advancede (CGCA) Title.
- Training News: Abbi continues to do well with her obedience training. She went on a lite-line for the first time today. Zeus and Lea will start Rally training classes next Monday night and I can't wait! I am very hopeful that both Lea and Zeus will excel in this!
- We have been busy with obedience training. Lea and Zeus completed training and both received 1st place awards at the final testing. A shout out to Cactus Canine Center in Tucson for their dog training program ... they do an awesome job!
- Zeus and Mya tested and received the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title in September. In October, Zeus tested and received the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced title.
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