april - may 2015
On April 7, 2015, Elaine Hudson let me know that the breeding between Trooper and Shiloh took. The ultrasound showed 5+ puppies, due date for Shiloh is May 6th! We are so excited about this pairing, as you can see from the picture above, Shiloh is a beautiful, elegant bitch with a stellar temperment, she and Trooper first met as pups at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Nationals in South Dakota..now they will be having puppies of their own. Elaine said this will be the "I" litter with regard to the AKC registered name of the dog. I have narrowed it down to a couple choices, think I have my pick...Puppies just don't get picked up by their new families, Elaine gets to assess each pup's temperment, activity level, performance vs. show quality, and then places the pups with families that will have the best fit. Titan and Trooper are both Cynara dogs and Elaine picked both for me, they are a great fit. This will also be the first litter that will have my kennel name on their registered name.
May 1st was the day of Shiloh's x-ray to see approximately how many pups she is carrying, the vet thinks 6, Elaine and Mark think 7, I am hoping for 8, but as long as they are healthy....Shiloh's due date is 5/6/15, will see how accurate it is, only a few more days to go. Having newborn puppies is quite the task for a breeder, Elaine and Mark take turns staying up 24/7 for the 1st week just to make sure everybody is eating, peeing and pooping, along with monitoring the bitch. It is hard enough with one litter on the ground, but Trouble (Titan's sister) had her litter on 4/25/15, she had 9 puppies and Elaine and Mark are already at home with this litter.
When Spring arrives so do the invites to therapy dog teams for schools and outside programs. Titan was invited to Summerwind Charter School for Read Night. There were a total of 10 therapy dog teams for the kids to read to. A great time was had by all.