Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Labradoodle girl

This little girl is still available from Lulu's litter. (multigenerational)
She is very laid back and has a super, fleece coat and very dark nose and eyes. At 10 weeks old she is very ready to leave home.

Puppy sales are much slower than they have been for years and the price the labradoodles command is nothing like it was. I guess it is the economic climate and more people breeding.
Our future plan with Labradoodles is to use a miniature or toy poodle as using standard can produce enormous offspring.

Cockerpoos are here!

 Toffe is having a well earned rest from her puppies. She is looking fantastic and is a very attentive Mum.
Her cockerpoo puppies are gorgeous and all thriving well. We weighed a couple yesterday and the girl is 280g and male 300g

The rest of the managere is all fine. Life is so much easier with just 2 horses. The new horse if proving a bit tricky and as we found out recently he is very, very green so we are treating him like a 5 year old even though he is 14
I cannot wait to pick up our Rottweiler puppy. My boys are very excited about her too.

I am going to change some of the grills on the dog boarding to give a 5cm gap as some of the smaller dogs can walk through with ease :).
Christmas bookings are going well so far anyway.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Well, i have done it :)

For many years we had a most gorgeous Rottweiler, Max. For those who knew him he was a most wonderful dog, we lost him, aged 14, 3 years ago and we do miss him. He had a great presence and offered us enhanced security. We have gone for a girl (no name yet) that way we won't compare but I cannot wait to get her home. She is very well bred and the family is full health screened which is very important in such heavy dogs.  These are her Mum, Dad, Gran, Gran Dad and aunty all are stunning characters.

At last the dog boarding is having a lul which gives me time to clean and prepare for our next busy time. The cattery, on the other hand is so busy. I don't know why and long may it continue.

My boys are very busy at school, working hard and preparing for GCSE's and AS levels so the pressure is on for them and I know they will do their very best so finger crossed they do well.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

so cute!

This is one of the little girls from Lulu and Hugo's litter. They are up and running everywhere they can get to now. Their coats are fabulous. They are fully weaned and starting to leave home and yes, I am pleased as trying to keep them all clean is impossible, when they are all jumping around and some one has left a parcel. What fun they are though and my boys do love playing with them.

I had no idea concrete block was so porous. My dog boarding kennels is built in it and every time it rains the walls are damp. I am reluctant to put shelves for bedding up as it too will get damp.
My challenge for this week is to paint the outside walls!!!
It has taken me ages as the paint just disappears but I have almost finished the two ends of the building which take in the most being so exposed. I like the look of it painted in magnolia which is a bonus so over time will aim to paint the whole 33 metres. I do like a challenge. :)