Puppies are amazing little things, and I love rearing them, so much so that I choose to sleep in the same room as the whelping box for the first few weeks of their lives.They dream straight after birth, with twitching legs and little yelps, but one of them must have been dreaming in technicolour last […]
Riska (FTW Fletchingly Annraidh) has given birth to a litter of seven strong heathy puppies by Barley (FTCH Ticefield Dazed N’confused). Barley is a dog that I know well, having competed against him and trained with him several times, so I know that he has the right temperament, which is just as important to me […]
I only breed an occasional litter and I do a lot research when I’m looking for a stud dog, because I want to produce puppies with the ability to do well in working tests and field trials, so as well as good health test results, the right temperament is of paramount importance to me.Last weekend […]
I entered fifteen month old Etive in the Cotswold and Wyevern Labrador Retriever Club’s puppy working test yesterday. She hasn’t really been out and about much because of covid, so I wondered what her reaction would be to all the other dogs and handlers, but she stayed calm and took everything in her stride. Etive […]
Corona virus has meant that there have been no working tests for over 18 months, so I thoroughly enjoyed competing in the URC open test in the Cotswolds on Sunday, even more so when Riska gained third place.Earlier this year Moidart had her first litter of puppies, so here are some photos of them.