Oona's pups are doing very well and are now getting up on their feet. They are big bubbas, so proud of what a wonderful mumma Oona is.
Picked Narla up and she will stay with us to have and raise her litter. So excited to see these babies and equally excited to compare the 2 litters in due course.
H Litter born 18th May. 6 girls 3 boys.
More exciting news. Narla (Taureauxroug Diamond Indi Ruff) has been confirmed in whelp by ultrasound and is expecting her first litter in May 2018.
After 6 years as the Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue Coordinator, I have resigned from my position to devote my time and attention to family and of course, our own dogs.
Exciting news... Oona is expecting a litter in late April, confirmed by ultrasound
We are still waiting on Oona to rise. Her progesterone results have been low so we have come to the conclusion that she is having a split heat. We will wait it out. Because of this, we have decided against using the frozen semen and plan to use our home-bred boy Brue instead.
Gypsy & Remy attended some more shows on the on the 3rd, 4th & 5th Feb. Unfortunately, Gypsy got a fright just before going in and this has set her right back and something we will need to work on over the coming months. Remy gained a few more points towards his title.
Remy was awarded Best Intermediate In Group 6 at the HKC of WA Champ show on the 23rd under Victorian judge Mrs S Rickard. She had some wonderful comments about him. Remy gained the final points towards his Australian Champion title was a Best of Breed award under Queensland judge Mr I Rasmussen. He is the 3rd Champion born to Shala & Ike from their 2nd litter.
Narla came into season on the 28th and will be mated to Remy.
Oona came in season on the 9th and we plan to mate her. Stay tuned on the puppy page for more info. Our waiting list is full for this litter.
We await Narla to also come into season and we plan to breed her with Remy (Amedange Once In A Blue Moon) who is holidaying with us for a while. The wait list for this litter is also full.
On 20th Jan, we attended the heart clinic, organized by Julia Logan of the Cavalier Club of WA. Cardiologist Dr Neik Beijerink examined Remy, Narla & Ranger by echocardiogram. Our guest Remy, Amedange Once In A Blue Moon was clear for heart disease. Narla was also clear for heart disease. Ranger was re-examined has no changes since last evaluation on 16/12/16. We will get him examined each year.
Gypsy ventured out to her first shows on Australian Day weekend. She took it like a duck to water and we are very proud of her. Remy had his first shows back after a long break over Xmas/NY and took alittle to get comfortable with the scene again. He gained a few more points towards his title.
Saturday evening 2nd December, Remy, Oona and I attended the B&A champ show, held under the dome at DogsWest. This was Remy's first show in WA and first show back in his career since early 2016. He handled himself well, especially with all the noise, people and dogs. The judge, Mrs I Homer, awarded him BOB and gave Oona the RUBOB.
On the 8th December, we were devastated to wake to find Bae had passed away overnight to bloat. We are extremely heart-broken with her sudden loss. She had come so far from the dog we collected from the airport who was nervous and shy of strangers, who blossomed into such a fun loving girl, who warmed to people. She was the best mother we ever had and she blessed us with our D & GOT litters. Bae was the last of her precious lines and her loss is felt by many. RIP Bae. Forever young.
Saturday 9th, Remy, Oona and I ventured out to the 2nd last show for the year. Remy was abit spooked by the shadows and jumped as the judge went over him (gave us all a fright lol). I set him back up and he stood for the judge this time and she awarded him BOB. Oona was given RUBOB
iiah came into season but we dont plan to breed her this heat. Currently waiting for Oona and Narla to come in and both will be bred.
Seeking EOI for an experienced and special home for Diablo. He will only go to an experienced handler, who understands about proper behaviour modification training and can give Diablo, exactly what he needs. Diablo will NOT be homed with children or other pets. We are not ready to let him go just yet but this will give you time to build a relationship with him over a few months (this is extremely important). We will be looking to rehome him within about the next 6 months. He will be desexed before leaving.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your EOI, with details about your experience with large breeds and the type of home you can provide for him.
We received some very sad news on Friday 9th November that Ruby (T. Kristys Lil Lady) passed away due to kidney failure. She was so well loved, fought to be in this world but couldn't fight anymore. She went peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Ruby is the second of our breeding to pass unfortunately
GOT puppies were vaccinated on the 2nd. Weights were between 8-10.3kg. Not bad for 8 week old pups. Mr Red Collar was the biggest, no surprise considering his boning.
New photo's have been added of the puppies from our GOT litter.
Took samples from the dogs to send to Antagene in France to DNA test for a variety of diseases, Degenerative Mylopethy, Canine Multi-focal Retinopathy & Hereditary Foot-pad Hyperkeratosis. Results came back and all our dogs are clear for DM & CMR1 genes. IIah is a carrier of HFH-B but everyone else is Clear for the gene.
Hip & Elbow results came back for Chief (T. Duke Of Hazard), hip total 25, elbows left 2 right 1. So far the hip average for D Litter is 15.14, just below the breed average of 16.81. Looks like the breed is making progress in reducing HD as we have lowered the breed average score from 18.45 in 2009 to 16.81 in 2017.
We have a very special visitor staying with us for a while. Amedange Once In A Blue Moon "REMY" has flown all the way from QLD to stay with us. We will hopefully get him out to a few shows and plan to mate him to Bae when she next comes into season. Her last litter before retiring and one that will be very special.