Through some of the twists and turns life throws at us, we managed to opt out of taking advantage of Powder's spring heat cycle. We have plans for a 2017 litter, and have full intent to make that happen. Until then enjoy these two best buds enjoying some time together. As always feel free to reach out to us, we are happy to field your questions. Until next time - take care.
The short answer is yes and 2016 is looking to be a big year for us. We are working on more than providing stud service to some of the most exciting and in demand Drent puppies in North America! We anticipate having the opportunity to breed our Powder in the spring of 2016, and possibly whelping a litter for a friend, more info on this soon. For Powder's first litter, we have been working with the owners of some very nice prospective stud dogs to get them DPCNA cleared, approved and ready to go. Provided these new stud dogs get cleared, we will be the first to use these exciting new entries to the DPCNA breeding program. With that its just too early to make a clear announcement on exactly which stud we will end up using. Naturally Powder will also have to complete her own DPCNA health clearance before we will use her in our breeding program. Our questionnaire is available, and we are actively building our 2016 client list. If you can't find it, just drop us a line, we'll ensure you get a copy right away. Until next time - Brian & Nikki
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Which could be the signal for any number of things. Despite the obvious that hunting season and fall is on the way, it also tells me Powder will be coming back from Bird Camp, and that he father, Booker, will be headed to Oklahoma for a time. This time to be on hand for a live mating so that time and distance will not be an impediment to the process. Hopefully this time, our friends at Gray Timber will have puppies to contend with!
Garland and I are looking to re-boot the Maddie X Booker effort for this fall. Which is very exciting as the combination should produce some really nice Drents. Like usual, I have more than one iron in the fire, and looking for a nice combination for my other boy, Paxson, and for Powder next year, if all of her health checks go to plan. Of course I'll post updates as these ideas either bear fruit, or come to pass. Otherwise I hope the start of your summer has been brilliant. I'm stuck writing papers whilst gazing out the window upon a lawn in desperate need of taming...ugh. Until next time.
Hey gang, not much to say, other than the AI appears to not have been successful despite the swimmers arriving safe and sound, with good motility, and there was well more than enough to get the job done. Maddie had an ultrasound this morning, which the reproductive specialist gave us a "negative" finding, definitely a bummer. Garland has indicated he desires to try the combination again, so the question is, do we try again this fall, or wait until the spring of 2016? If you happen have any thoughts on the matter, be sure to touch base with me.
Until then we'll keep on keepin' on
Last week Maddie made her health clearances, and our litter plans approved by the DPCNA. Which as you might expect, is pretty exciting news for us! We expect Maddie to start her heat cycle in early April, and the mating to take place Mid-April. We'll keep you posted on the progress, until then enjoy the view we had to wake up to this past trip we made to Arizona.
I'm just a guy suffering with an infatuation with gundogs since childhood. Forty some odd years later this is what you get.