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GOODY X ROBBY PUPPIES
Buddy, Holly and The Cricket Litter
Goody whelped 3 beautiful puppies on June 23, 2009, 1 boy and 2 girls. I called them Buddy, Holly and Cricket:
BUDDY (Black/White BOY) BORN 9:20pm 13 oz.
HOLLY (Black/White GIRL 1) BORN 10pm 12oz.
CRICKET (Black/White GIRL 2) BORN 10:30pm 11oz.
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BUDDY, HOLLY AND CRICKET HAVE LEFT FOR THEIR NEW HOMES:
Buddy has chosen to live with his new mom, Julia, in Pennsylvania. He would like to compete in conformation, agility, herding and obedience. He also told her that he would like to be called DARWIN, or DAR. Dar's formal name will be CYCLONE'S CHANGING ALL THOSE CHANGES.
Holly left for her new home in Ohio so that she can share her time with Zak, Sally, Jonathan and Seth. She liked her name so well that she asked to be called HOLLY. Sally and Holly will be partners in conformation and agility. Holly's formal name will be CYCLONE'S IT'S SO EASY.
Cricket decided that she wanted to live in Pennsylvania with her new mom, Susan. She wants to be called RAVE, and would like to be Susan's partner in conformation and agility. Her formal name will be CYCLONE'S RAVE ON.
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The breedings between Robby and Jenny were a blend of
HOB NOB, HEELALONG, SOMERSTAR, NORWOOD,
and many other great dogs of the past
that have excelled in obedience, agility, herding and conformation.
Someone once told me that sometimes there is such a nice breeding that all a person can do is close their eyes and pick out a puppy. I feel that these were that type of breeding. The puppies from these litters have been so uniform in development and temperament that I found it impossible to choose which is the best. I am proud to know that everyone that has taken a puppy feels that they have the best puppy of the bunch.
Since the "FIRST" puppies have hit the ground running, I was able to watch closely the 4 puppies that are local to me, as well as keeping in contact with the owners of the 2 puppies that live farther away. I, along with their owners, am very pleased with how they have developed; in particular, their temperaments and bidability. They all seem to have gained the best that Jenny and Robby can offer in a performance breeding. They are well adjusted, cuddly, happy to learn, willing to please, and food and toy motivated. They are driven, but come with an "off" switch so that none of the human people are pulling their hairs out wondering what they're going to do. The puppy that I kept, Kit, has had a CERF exam, on Dec. 1, and was found to be clear. Robby and Jenny were cleared again, as well.
Other people have seen how nicely they have been developing, and I had requests to repeat this breeding. I did another breeding at her next heat cycle.* After this, my plan will be to have Jenny spayed so that we can get on with our performance show schedule.
*It is recommended by canine reproduction specialists that if a bitch is to be bred twice, to do two consecutive breedings, then spay, to prevent the incidence of a pyometra or cancer occurrence. Therefore, introducing:
THE KENTUCKY DERBY LITTER
Jenny decided that she would celebrate Kentucky Derby Week by giving me her own 6 winners! She sent 5 GIRLS AND 1 BOY into the starting gate on May 1, 2008.
...AND THEY'RE OFF!
In honor of Kentucky Derby week, I have given these puppies the names of horse racetracks around the country.
Presenting, in birth order:
Puppy #1 - Tim - Black/White Boy (12:18am - 10oz) -Timonium in Maryland
Puppy #2 - Tina - Black/White Girl (12:39am - 11oz) - Mountaineer Park in West Virginia (letters re-arranged)
Puppy #3 - Laurel - Black/White Girl (12:54am - 11oz) - Laurel Park, Maryland
Puppy #4 - Beulah - Black Tri Girl (1:45am - 12oz) - Beulah Park, Ohio
Puppy #5 - Delta - Black/White Girl (2:25am - 11oz) - Delta Downs, Louisiana
Puppy #6 - Hazel - Black/White Girl (2:55am - 11oz) - Hazel Park, Michigan
THE DERBY PUPPIES HAVE LEFT FOR THEIR NEW HOMES:
Delta was the first to leave for her home in Ohio. She chose Diane for her mom, and wants to be her new partner in tracking, conformation, agility and obedience. She has chosen "P'ZAZZ" as her new name, and her registered name will be "CYCLONE'S BUBBLING OVER".
Beulah was next to leave for her new home in Ohio. She chose Sandy for her mom, and wants to be her new partner in agility. She wants to be called "ROSIE", and her registered name will be "CYCLONE'S RUN FOR THE ROSES".
Tim left for his home in Pennsylvania with his new mom, Kathi, and wants to be her new partner in agility and obedience. He chose "DODGE" for his name, and his registered name will be "CYCLONE'S DECIDEDLY".
Hazel left for her home in Ohio with her new mom, Chris, and wants to be her new partner in obedience and agility. She chose "BETCHA" for her name, and her registered name will be "CYCLONE'S SPEND A BUCK".
Laurel left for her home in Florida with her new mom, Susan, and wants to be her new partner in obedience and agility. She decided that she prefers to be called "JULE", and will have the registered name, "CYCLONE'S MINT JULEP".
Tina was the last to leave for her home in South Carolina with her mom, Sue, and is very excited to be her new partner in obedience, agility, and herding. She has changed her name to "BLAIR" and her registered name will be "CYCLONE'S WINNING COLORS".
Derby puppy, Blair, and her happy owner, Sue, are showing off their certificate received from the AKC STAR program. Blair is now certified to spread joy and happiness to those people in nursing homes and hospitals!
CYCLONE'S FIRST LITTER!!!
Jenny presented me with 7 beautiful babies on August 1, 2007...3 boys and 4 girls.
The Lucky Seven in birth order:
Puppy #1 - Trump - Red Tri Boy (12:50 pm - 12.5oz)
Puppy #2 - Deuce - Red/White Boy (1:20 pm - 12oz)
Puppy #3 - Ace - Black Tri Boy (1:55 pm - 13.5oz)
Puppy #4 - Hot - Red/White Girl (5:20 pm - 12oz)
Puppy #5 - Roulette - Black/White Girl (5:35 pm - 12oz)
Puppy #6 - Dice - Black Tri Girl (6:05 pm - 9.5oz)
Puppy #7 - Seven - Black/White Girl (7:30 pm - 11oz)
Jenny with newborns Dice (puppy #6) and Trump (puppy #1) 8/1/07.
ALL THE "FIRST" PUPPIES
HAVE GONE TO THEIR NEW HOMES
Roulette has left for her new home in Ohio with her new mom, Jay. She will be training for herding, obedience and agility, and has decided that she likes to be called "BREEZE" because she is as fast as the wind! She chose "CYCLONE'S FIRST BREEZE" as her registered name.
Ace has left for his new home in Ohio with his new mom, Amy. He will be training for agility and obedience, and will be Amy's demo puppy for her obedience classes. He has decided that he prefers to be called "REVY". His registered name will be "CYCLONE'S FIRST CALL".
Trump has left for his new home in Ohio, with his new mom, Deb. He will be training for obedience and agility, and will be Deb's demo puppy for her obedience and agility seminars. He has decided that he likes to be called "ZEN". His formal name will be "CYCLONE'S FOCUS FIRST".
Deuce has chosen his new home. He decided that he wanted to live with his new mom, Kathy in Pennsylvania and would like to now be known as "PACE". His new registered name will be "CYCLONE'S FIRST SWIFT WIND". He told Kathy that he would be a perfect partner for her in obedience and agility!
Seven has decided that she would like to live in Kentucky with her new mom, Rita, and would like to be called "JILL". Her registered name will be "CYCLONE'S FIRST EDITION", and she will be Rita's new partner in obedience and agility.
Hot was the last to leave because she wanted to go to a home that would give her a chance to shine not only in the obedience and agility rings, but the conformation ring as well. She is living now in Indiana with her new mom, Phyllis, and would like to be called "BRIE". Her registered name will be "CYCLONE'S FIRST HOT FLASH".
Everyone was wondering what happened to Dice. Have no fear...she changed her name to "KIT", and decided that she liked it here at home better than any other place. Her registered name will be "CYCLONE'S FIRST IN FLIGHT".
My thanks and best wishes to all of you that were able to take the "best puppy" home with you. I couldn't have found better homes for Jenny and Robby's, and my kids!
Photo courtesy Amy Gibel
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