We still have available to pet home, 1 British Bulldog female puppy. Hope is ready to go (endorsed not for breeding)
We flew to Adelaide for a family event mid October. The first half of our trip we stayed with friends Chris & Yvette Girling of Moloscyg kennel. Remy came with us and will now be staying in Adelaide for a while. He seemed really happy with his new girl friends, I'm sure they will keep him in line haha. Big thanks to C&Y for letting us stay with them. It was a wonderful start to our 6 day holiday.
With an increase in our little family, we have decided to cut back and rehome a few of our dogues. Oona & Lilly will be staying with us. Iiah is looking for a fun loving, active home.
A big Thanks must be extended to our friend Kristy (formally Clovischein kennel) for taking on iiahs 3 remaining pups and weaning and caring for them for 2 weeks for us. The pups returned at 5 weeks old, eating solids and still with additional formula.
Iiah's little girl affectionately named Dolly, was still tiny but managed to keep up with her much bigger brothers. We decided to run some blood tests as we were certain she must have had a liver shunt of some sort which inhibited her growing at a normal rate but these came back clear. Which was a relief but still provided us with no answers as to why she was 1/5th the size she should have been. Unfortunately, Dolly took a turn and we had to make the hard decision to let her go on the 30th. Hopefully, we get some answers from her autopsy report.
Young Bertie found a home with Thunder in QLD.
Iiah whelped 1 female puppy naturally early morning of the 16th August. She had a difficult labour which resulted in #2 & #3 being still born. We rushed her in for an emergency caesarean. #4 was also delivered stillborn en route to the vet. #5, #6 & #7 were born alive. #8 had already passed and miraculously, #9 was found when we returned home, cold but alive. Unfortunately, he had herniated part of his stomach and died the next day. Iiah was a really attentive mother, protective and doing a wonderful job until she pulled all her caesarean stitches out on day 3 and we had to rush her to emergency surgery late Sunday night, where she stayed at the clinic for the next week. We tried a surrogate mum on the Monday but unfortunately she didn't accept them and one of the boys was bit on the head. It didn't look like much damage, just superficial but unfortunately he died 3 days later. The remaining pups, a girl and 2 boys are doing well. We tried another surrogate when they were a week old and she took to them very well. The pups stayed with her and her litter until 2.5 weeks old, when she came down with eclampsia and subsequently, all pups had to be weaned off her. The pups have returned home but Iiah has not spent the last 2 weeks with them, she will not accept them back and her milk supply has dried. Lucky the pups have started solid food and we are alternating between solids and formula.
It has been an extremely traumatic experience for all and one that has been mentally draining. Iiah will be retired from our breeding program and will be looking for a new home in the coming months, where she can relax and just enjoy life.
Diablo went to his new home in Perth.
Had Taureauxroug Django xrayed for scoring in March. Only just had a chance to send them off and he was returned with a wonderful low score of Hips 4 and Elbows 0/0. Great results
We have 1 female available on Main register from our Harry Potter litter. Purple collar girl. See Available page
New photo added to Diesel's page.
A very busy month, June! Narla's pups ventured outside and started solid food. Oona's pups were vaccinated and will start to head off to new homes soon, starting with the Blue collar boy on 30th. His sister Freya, Pink Collar, will fly to Vicki at Amedange kennel late on the 9th July. Syn (green collar) & Bella (purple collar) will be heading off to their new homes on the 26th July. The red collar boy is available.
We also mated iiah to Diesel on the 16th June. We decided to try a TCI with fresh semen as previously, we did a standing AI with fresh semen which resulted in the one and only, Gypsy. Iiah cycles like clock work, every 5 months on the dot pretty much, and we would like to see that she has a larger litter and hopefully, more maternal instincts then previously, before we consider using our frozen semen from Theano Vin Diesel. Fingers crossed
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.