Piper is in Season

Piper is in Season

For those of you on the list for a Piper puppy, she came in season on Sunday.  This means we’ll likely breed her towards the middle of March.  The timeline from there is that we’ll know mid-April if she is pregnant and if so, we’ll have puppies mid-May.  If Mother...
An Excellent Summer!

An Excellent Summer!

Congratulations to Rob McSpadden and his girls for such an excellent summer.  Willow (Rowan/Leia) has gone 5 for 5 to achieve her HRC Hunting Retriever title and Piper (Drake/Shannon) has gone 4 for 4 to achiever her Started Hunting Retriever title.  The...
Drake X Shannon puppies 6 weeks old

Drake X Shannon puppies 6 weeks old

This week, puppies are getting more and more adventurous.  They’ve been for a couple of car rides, they’ve explored a big field and the whole backyard is now a puppy playground.  We’ve been blessed with a few nice, warm days and now that...
Drake X Shannon Puppies 5 weeks old

Drake X Shannon Puppies 5 weeks old

The adventures continue this week.  When the sun comes out and shines on the deck, puppies have had the opportunity to run around a play outside, which they love.  It’s still a bit chilly, so they don’t stay out too long, but they sure have fun...
Drake X Shannon puppies 4 weeks old

Drake X Shannon puppies 4 weeks old

Big adventures this week included starting to eat “big dog” food, going outside, playing with toys and expanding horizons.  Puppies spend all day upstairs now, running and playing and getting used to the sounds of the household.  
Drake X Shannon puppies 3 weeks old

Drake X Shannon puppies 3 weeks old

Puppies are 3 weeks old and are starting to be very mobile.  They came up to the kitchen this week and have started to explore a bigger area.  Their eyes are open, they can hear us and they’re on the move!  The fun has begun…
Shannon X Drake puppies – 2 weeks old

Shannon X Drake puppies – 2 weeks old

Puppies are 2 weeks old today.  I apologize for the blurries – trying to keep 2 week old puppies still long enough to have their photo taken is pretty much impossible!  You’ll see that eyes are starting to open and my goodness, they’re...
Shannon x Drake puppies – 1 Week Old

Shannon x Drake puppies – 1 Week Old

Puppies are now a week old. These photos come about as we cleaned out their bed this morning. They were sleepy and well behaved, but momma Shannon came to supervise, just in case!
The puppies are here!

The puppies are here!

…and they’re here!  Shannon’s puppies arrived in the middle of the night. 8 puppies total are doing well. If you have a puppy reserved from this litter, Mark will be in touch over the next few days to confirm the details – we’re just...