Wow how crazy we are now into 2024!!! We are very happy with Ruby's daughters development and how much Ruby herself has matured over the last 6 months. We are running on Opal's 2 daughters as they are very special to us. Amber (fawn) and Pixie (black) although Pixie doesnt really fit with our gemstone theme so this may change in future
Billie's daughter Nala (M Litter) is maturing well. We had her hip & elbow scored recently with results Hips 25 (L13:R12) and elbows 0:0. Abit higher than we would have liked to see but happy that shes balanced and fit.
In the late afternoon on the 7th, Opal went into labour. I was worried so decided to take her for a check to see how pups were fairing. Everything looked ok on ultrasound however we decided to go ahead with a ceasarian as the litter was too precious to risk. When the vet got into the uterus, it was clear the pups were in distress and it was very lucky we made the decision when we did. 5 pups were born and took some time to get going. 2 girls (1 black 1 fawn) and 3 boys (1 black 2 fawn). Opal recovered well and the pups established themselves fairly easily.
Mylah (N Litter) was hip & elbow scored this month and came back with excellent results, Hips 7 (L6:R1) and elbows 0:0
Despite these great scores, we decided to spey her as breeding has taken a toll and we felt she would be best just left to be loved in a pet home.
After 2 years of failed results, Opal has finally been confirmed in whelp and is due her final litter in early November/
Opal came into season and after a very quick rise in progestrone almost catching me off guard and a hiccup with the original stud dog, we bred her to Bowser, Supreme Champion Cavhill King Of Hearts. Many thanks to Ash Godsell for allowing us the priveledge of using Bowser.
After much disappointing results from the last 12 months of breeding, with failed breeding attempts, health and such, we are making some hard decisions and may no longer continue with the DDB. After the drama and upset with Luxie, we have decided to desex the females out on breeder terms, leaving only 1 black mask bitch for now. The boys will stay entire to watch them mature and we may collect them for freezing if they pass health scores. For now, I am broken after all the recent events, my heart and my mind are teetering...
On 15/8/23, we sadly recived news that Mia from B litter had passed away. She was the last of her litter to pass at 10.4 years of age.
In happier news, Ruby our fawn pug, free whelped her litter on 23rd August. She had 3 girls and 5 boys. All fawn to sire Sebendee Astroboy.
Sadly, Rollo (T. The Dragon N Th Wolf) (GOT Litter) was diagnosed with lymphoma and recently lost his short battle on 5th July. His loss will be felt my the many people whom met Rollo throughout his lifetime and he is deeply missed by his owners Ashley & Lucas.
Major drama for Lady Luxie with a huge pyometra, she was lucky to get to the vet when she did and that it didnt rupture. Luxie was in a breeder term home. Because of this, we will no longer be placing females on breeder terms. The lack of immediate action to have noticed and had her seen by a vet weeks prior could have cost her life. She was removed from the home, recovered at home with us and has now been placed in a pet home. Living up to her namesake, Lady Lux is very lucky.
Afterbeing diagnosed with lymphoma in February 2023, Freyja (T. Summer Nights) (Grease Litter) sadly lost the battle on June 2nd in the arms of her mumma Vicki.
Rose (red collar) from our M Litter went in for xrays and scoring. Fantastic results, she scored right 5, left 4 for total of 9 on hips and elbows 1:0. She is also the first we have done penn hip scoring on. her results were Right DI 0.6, Left DI 0.48 with no evidence of OA in either hip.
Happy Easter to our extended dogue family.
Maple (T. Mamma Mia) was the first from our M Litter to be hip/elbow scored and speyed (as shes in a loving pet home). She returned fantastic results with clear elbows 0/0 and low total hip score of 3!!! Super happy with the result. Maple is a split image of her mother Billie, size, expression and build.
Next will likely be sisters Nala (black collar) & Rose (red collar) who are both out in loving pet homes on breeder terms.
Sadly on the 17th of April, Narla (T. Im Ms Chevious) from our B litter passed away, just 10 days after celebrating her 10th birthday.
2 days later, Cash (T. Dont Change) from INXS litter passed away after battling cancer, aged 4.8years.