|OFA||FCI (European)||BVA (UK/Australia)||SV (Germany)|
|Excellent||A-1||0-4 (no > 3/hip)||Normal|
|Good||A-2||5-10 (no > 6/hip)||Normal|
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Claire spent a nice weekend at the lake house where we had chilly, rainy weather due to the hurricane. Since we had time inside, I completely brushed out her hair. Then she didn't want to get wet! She is now extra puffy from being brushed. Usually when she is combed out, we follow it with a swim or a bath. Apparently she thought it was too cold!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I've now settled on just a few dogs and am consulting with the owners as well as other breeders who have used the dogs for their own litters. All of the dogs are European so Claire and I will be taking a long journey later this fall. She is due in season mid-October and if everything goes well we will have puppies for New Years.
I have a perfect dog in my head that I will be striving to breed. Claire is a beautiful, stylish girl and I hope that we are able to find the ideal match for her.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Ava is a wonderful dog with the most loyal, affectionate and sweet disposition. Her severe dry eye issues cause her to require many different medications each day. Unfortunately there is no cure for her and she will always require frequent application of her eye drops and ointments. Her eyes have remained stable and we continue to monitor them.
The only other option is a parotid duct transposition surgery and it really may not solve her problem. Poor girl. Fortunately she is extremely patient about her medications.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Today I got to do one of my favorite things in the world -- watch a big entry of whippets at the Midwest Specialty. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Cheslie Pickett and we saw a lot of beautiful dogs. Cheslie also helped me get some new pictures of Calla while she was enjoying her first dog show. I was really happy with Calla at the show -- she took it all in as though she had been to twenty other shows. I am so excited about this puppy and I cannot wait to start her show career. Thank you, Cheslie!