Things Might Be Quiet

Hey Everyone!

All of our puppies have been matched to their forever homes and it looks like we may have some down time in June. We have just 11 puppies on the property and they are beginning to go home. By the end of the month we may have 2 accelerated puppies and as far as I can tell, nothing else will be born until at least June.

I’ve brought Paisley into the nursery and I know that Sadie was bred in April. Based on past year cycles, I expect that we will have pups born in late June or early July, and ready for homes in late August and early September.

I do know we will have another full round sometime later this summer so I thank everyone for their patience.

Please know that I will still work with the order of the waiting list but I will not call out to you individually with each litter. When puppies are born, I’ll announce it here and then if you have any interest in ANY puppy, I will pencil in your name next to each puppy. When they are 5 weeks old I’ll put those names in waiting list order next to each puppy and we will begin matching puppies to their forever families.

If your name is not next to a puppy and you decide you want a particular puppy, your name will he added but not ahead of others. This is why it’s so important to make sure your name is near ANY puppy you have interest in when they are very young.

It has been raining hard here so haven’t been able to get outside to do videos, but this week looks to be sunny so I will try to post what I can.

If you are getting a Scarlett or Roxy pup let’s confirm travel dates and times. I have a few (maybe 4) families on my calendar out of 11 puppies, and they all turn 8 weeks old this week. Please send me an email or give me a call so we can chat!

This photo is a little random and late, but a happy Mother’s Day to all of my puppy families. These three made me a mother and for many years they were my official puppy handlers. Now, I have some younger helpers, but my oldest son on the left manages the main kennel work each day and my daughter steps in and covers for me when I take a vacation!

Scarlett and Roxy Videos

Hey everyone,

There are new videos of both Scarlett and Roxy’s pups on our FB page. We also have an updated list of who is in line for each puppy.

If you have interest in any of the puppies let me know! The lists below are set for the selection order but you’re welcome to get your name added to any of the puppies. As of now, there is definitely a blenheim female from the Scarlett litter available and I should know by tonight which one that will be.

Scarlett selection list. Carol will be taking just 1 blenheim female so there is one still available to someone!

Roxy selection list.

Also, here is how the selection process ended for the Paige pups.

I also took head shots of the Roxy pups. Enjoy!!

Solid sable male

Golden male

Blenheim male

Blanket sable/white female

Sable/white female

Looking forward to hearing from all of you on these selection lists. Please give me a ring!

Paige Litter Puppy Selection

I’ve just uploaded 3 videos of the Paige puppies on Facebook and I want to post an update for everyone that has shown interest in this litter. I’m going to list each puppy and then the names, in waiting list order, of everyone interested in that pup. If your name is first or second on any of the Paige pups, we need to talk on the phone ASAP.

As I talk with people I will post updated photos of this list on the Paige & Colby litter page (which I will make live this evening). I’m hoping one of my early videos shows Paige in it and I’ll see if I can get a photo of Colby. I’ll also list their weights, but for now Paige was 15 lbs lactating (I weighed her right after she delivered) and Colby is 22 lbs. I expect these pups to be 16-22 lbs as adults.

Also, some of you have your names here in this litter and also on the other litters. You’ll need to let me know if you want to pass on the Paige pups and wait for a Scarlett or Roxy pup, or wait for new litters to be born. It’s time for decisions!

Here is a quick look at the other litters so you can see what your chances are for those pups.

And also the order of the waiting list.

Puppy Selection for Paige Pups Coming Up…

Waiting list, puppy selection, we’re getting ready to start the fun part and stressful part of raising puppies–figuring out which puppies are going to each home!

Here is that same waiting list with a few minor changes.

Adam, who was # 9 on the list, found a puppy local to him, so he asked to be taken off the list. Aja and Guy sent their $50 waiting list fees via PayPal and they have been added to the list. Ann Marie is deposit pending so her name is still in pencil and I’ve circled everyone who has asked me to pencil their names next to specific puppies.

Here is an update on all of the interest for each of the puppies. The Allie litter is officially matched, therefore the names are written in INK. Everyone else is still written in pencil.

Since my last post, we’ve had a surge of interest for the Paige girls, but things are still totally quiet for the Paige boys.

As I explained before, I pencil names in EVERYWHERE that people tell me they have interest. Look at Carol S. While she does actually want 2 pups and her name is holding two spaces on the waiting list, her name is penciled next to 3 puppies in Scarlett’s litter, and also both of the Paige girls, but she’s not getting all 5 of those puppies. Others ahead of her may choose the same puppy she’s interested in, and that puppy will be out of the mix before it’s her turn to choose.

It takes time for all this to settle out, and it’s really important for everyone interested to be checking emails frequently during this process so we know what everyone wants to do.

I will also do my best to answer all your questions, post specific photos and videos if you ask for them, so things will keep moving forward quickly.

I usually open a litter for puppy selection when they are 5 weeks old. That means on April 17, two days from now, we will begin puppy selection with the Paige pups. I will do another video that day and also try to do individual photos of each puppy.

If nothing changes between now and Tuesday, Rene would have first choice for the sable/white female and Christine L would have first choice for the blenheim female. But nothing is official till Tuesday and I talk with each person again via email or phone. This is also assuming that nobody else higher on the list changes their mind and decides to go with a Paige girl.

As you can begin to see, puppy selection can be complicated, time consuming, frustrating, and sometimes disappointing for those that had their hearts set on a certain puppy. It is also wonderful, exciting, and fulfilling when all of the pups are matched and people can move into the next phase of preparing to bring their puppies home.

I’d like to encourage everyone to check the FAQ page and scroll down to the “What do I need to get for my new puppy?” question. There is good info there so you will have everything ready when your puppy finally comes home.

Once you are matched to a puppy, I’ll want to talk on the phone to go over the details of puppy pickup. Please remember that we do charge $100/week beginning at 9 weeks old if we need to hold a puppy longer for you.

Let me know if you have any questions. Let the fun begin!!

Waiting List and Puppy Interest Updates

Hey Everyone!

I’ve settled back in from my trip and I’m happy to report that all litters are doing well and puppies are getting fat and cute!

I plan to do updated videos this week, so be watching for those to first show up on Facebook.

I want to show the most recent waiting list. I will update the website version very soon, but this is current as of tonight (4-9-18)!!

I also wanted to give a quick update on puppy interest so you can all see which puppies are in high demand and which ones are completely wide open.

As you all have been emailing me and telling me your interests, I’ve been penciling your names in next to the puppies you’re talking about. These are in no particular order and if someone said they could be interested in 3 different pups, I’ve written their name down in 3 different places.

We have not begun formal selection for Paige, Scarlett, or Roxy yet, but we did match both of the Allie puppies to their forever families. (Congrats Trudy and Lizzy, and I’ll be in touch very soon)

Nobody has mentioned the Paige puppies yet.

Sable/White seems to be the high demand color from Scarlett so far.

LOTS of interest in the Roxy sable/white girls. As I said, these names are not in any order, but you can get an idea if you have a shot at a pup if you compare these lists with the order of the waiting list.

Also, if you emailed me with a selection, and you don’t see it here, please resend the email. Since I was in Italy, and now going back to work, I could have missed an email or two and I apologize.

If you’re on the waiting list and haven’t been in touch with me, feel free to shoot me an email, especially if you’re ready to bring a puppy home in the next couple of months. The dates written next to the mom names are when these puppies are ready to go home.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Kristy

New Puppies Born!

Hey Everyone!
I’m back from my trip to Italy and while I was gone, two litters were born (Scarlett and Roxy)!

I’d like to invite those on the waiting list to check out the sidebar of the website as I’ve listed the colors/genders and dates of when the puppies can go home.  Please let me know if you have any interest in the Allie, Paige, Scarlett, or Roxy litters judging right now simply on timing, color, and gender.  We will talk about personality when they are older, but you can definitely let me know if this timeline or what we have could possibly work for your families.

I’ll be updating each litter page soon and adding litter pages for the new puppies.  Until then, enjoy this cute little Italian dog that was in one of the leather stores in Rome!!

PS, I noticed several dogs while I was there…ShihTzu, Bichon, Cavalier, SharPei, Husky, Yorkie, and French Bulldog! There were also a few large dogs that looked like mixes of some kind. This little guy seemed to be the store mascot!

Updates and New Litters

Hi Everyone!

Here is a quick update about what is happening around here.

First, four puppies are leaving tomorrow! We still have a pretty full nursery, but puppies are older and will be leaving in the next few weeks. After tomorrow we will have the Sophia litter, Chantel litter, two from Pearlie, and the Jesse large white girl. Allie’s litter is also there as well as a very pregnant Roxy.

Our C-section litter is doing very well. Here is a sneak peek at the four babies from Paige.

L-R sable/white F, Blenheim F, golden M, and blenheim M.

We did not lose any puppies from this emergency c-section and Paige is recovering beautifully, though she hates her pills and it’s a battle twice a day to give them to her. Take note…feed your puppy as it’s growing up bits of hot dog, cheese, or whatever will be your food of choice when you need to hide a pill. That way when the time comes, your dog will never even know there is a pill hiding because he/she will be so used to eating that treat just for fun.

Roxy is in the nursery and looks like she will deliver any day.

Scarlett is definitely pregnant and I know a couple of you have expressed interest in her puppies. She is a Cavachon bred to a Bichon, so her litter will be F1b puppies.

Allie’s pups are doing well and are 3 weeks old today.

And finally, the last puppy from all those previous litters that is not spoken for yet is Pearlie’s sold sable boy. We are keeping him as an accelerated puppy so if anyone is interested in getting him at 13 weeks, around April 15th, let me know.

I think that covers all the litter news. I am wrapping up 3rd quarter at school and also preparing for an extended trip with my youngest child over spring break. There are so many details that have to be put into place when I’m gone, so I just haven’t been able to do baths and pictures/video updates. Please trust that everything is going well here and we are focusing on the daily needs of the puppies.

If I sent you an email asking to talk on the phone this week, please do give me a call. I want to make sure everything is lined up for when I’m gone.

These two little munchkins are leaving tomorrow morning! They are the golden puppies from the Pearlie litter.