Monday, April 20, 2015

Summer Plans for puppers!!

Satin bounced back well from her litter of puppies born around Christmas, and she is in season and we have decided to proceed with her next litter now for several reasons. The biggest ones? Summer puppies are much easier for us and for her, and as I said she bounced back so well that it makes sense to go with her natural inclination to breed now.

So the particulars are : Satin is ASCA Ch. Milwin Inkwell Black Satin CGC

The planned sire is AKC Ch. Sirius Copper Still of Harmony Hill

If all things go as planned puppies will be due at the end of June or beginning of July, and would be going to new homes at the end of August or beginning of September. All colors are possible in theory, but I am not sure whether Satin is red factored so for now I will simply say tri's and blue merles expected, reds and red merles possible.

 If you have been in touch with me about puppies recently and I had nothing available, please get back in touch if this litter interests you.

As always, Debbie Mills and I reserve first picks on puppies and these decisions usually cannot be finalized until puppies are 7+ weeks old (they go out to new homes at 8 weeks). But as always I encourage interested companion homes to come meet my dogs and get to know Satin and, eventually, the puppies.

I do not expect any show prospects to be available but hope for some agility, obedience or rally homes. If this planned litter is anything like Satin's last litter the puppies should be sweet and apparently very biddable and bold. The litter will be raised at my home as always.

Spring has sprung!

Spring has arrived in Maryland just in time after a long snowy winter. When I last posted there were puppies still here getting ready to go out to their new and permanent homes.

Well, 2 months later they are all well settled in at their new homes. . Tri Boy has become Ticker (aka Inkwell Milwin This Just In!) and has gone to live with his aunt Favor, and Julie Rigby, for a career in agility and the conformation ring. To that end he had his debut at the Gateway ASC shows preceding the AKC National specialty (USASA). In puppy classes Ticker showed well with Julie and won his class in all 3 shows, and in one he was Reserve BOBP under judge Sue Holtz.
Ticker moving in the ring

Ticker in the ring

Ticker's first podium shot

 I also took his sister, Carly, along for the experience. She is owned by co-breeder Debbie Mills.
Carly and Ticker
Ticker actually used the skateboard for a short ride but I missed it with the camera.
Favor, Carly and Ticker

I also took Ribbon to USASA and as a veteran (10+) Maria Neff showed her in Veteran Sweeps and in regular veteran sweeps classes. She was 2nd in Sweeps under judge Kerry Kirtley and 3rd in Veterans. Here is her sweeps photo. 

Such a good girl!
she also enjoyed a couple of sessions a day of frisbee play AND had a shoot with our friend Olivia Frost, one of the finest photographers out there. Thanks Liv!
Olivia Frost photo