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Sarah and Courtney plan to do a weekly “Furry Friday Photos”. I have to say I am thrilled with week one! She compiled the photos into a video for your viewing pleasure.  Here is the email with my lovely surprise.

 Courtney and I had the photo shoot this morning. I rushed back to my house to put them into a video for your blog. I am so blessed to be able to see these puppies every day and I can’t imagine the anticipation everyone must feel to finally “meet” their pup for the first time. I tried to zoom in and fix the lighting so everyone would be able to feel the puppies with their eyes. In some of the pics, your mind can just imagine what their hair feels like…and their wet, little noses. Courtney tried to angle the pups to show how many have white under their paws. Those pups that don’t have as many pictures were feeling a little more spirited today. Some were content to snooze through it…others wanted to “talk” and squirm their way through it. This will get interesting as they grow…lol. I hope everyone likes the video and feels a little more connected to their pups with each “Furry Friday” they see. The pups send their love. ~ Sarah

I couldn’t ask for a better pair of ladies to raise this litter for me!

Two beautiful boy puppies available from this litter.  Price for a pet is $1500.00.  Contact me for an adoption application and interview.

Both River and Georgie are now fostered by Courtney and her family in Northwest Arkansas.   She has put some titles on her poodles in order to help show the great temperament her dogs have and is active in Therapy with her dogs.  I will not place my dogs in homes that keep their dogs outside in a kennel, so people like Courtney are extremely important to my breeding program.  A great foster home is worth their weight in gold!  Courtney has been supporting my breeding program for almost 10 years.   Georgie is a granddaughter of my beloved Merlot and is also a 3rd generation Therapy dog.  This litter will be suitable for competition, therapy, and beloved pets.  Both parents are extremely stable dogs with great typical poodle temperaments.  Georgie is a large female and River is a mid size male (slightly smaller than Georgie).  Puppies should mature 50-65lbs and be 24-27 inches tall.

OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR GEORGIE

OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR RIVER

PEDIGREE FOR GEORGIE X RIVER LITTER

~Becky

  • Jennifer Burrhus - Love this video!ReplyCancel

  • sherri h - So cute. Fridays are going to be very special at our household. Getting to know these puppies and especially the little guy that is meant for us will be amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda & poodle boys Boudro & Thibodeaux - Ahhhhhhhh! The Furry Friday photos and video are fabulous!! Tiny little gifts from God. Makes me so want a puppy…but it’ll be probably next year for me. Thank you for sharing. What a joy!!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - Makes my chest hurt to watch this. Wow, they’re beautiful. :) ReplyCancel

Sarah edited and compiled a priceless video of Georgie laboring and finally giving birth.  I hope you all enjoy this as much as I.

 

~Becky

  • sherri h - Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for sharing this. With all that was going on you took the time to film and narrate and still be awesome assistants to Georgie. What a peaceful and serene event. You ladies rock!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Burrhu - I cried when I watched this! So beautiful! We are so excited about these puppies!ReplyCancel

  • Laura E Segura - Oh my gosh, you guys were so AMAZING! Courtney, your sweet Georgie is so beautiful, even giving birth she looked stunning! Thank you for sharing this awesome video! I hope our puppy is as sweet as her mommy!

    Becky thank you for all you do! We are so blessed to have found you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - WOW that’s cool! I’ve got tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for putting that together, Courtney and Sarah. That was just amazing. And gosh, Georgie, I just want to reach through the screen and give her a hug. Good job, mama! Cool to see her bond with you, Courtney, cool to see how attached she was right away to her puppies, cool to get to witness the birth process, just… really, really neat. :) :) :) Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - They are AWESOME!! :) Georgie is so lucky to have her Doulas!! I guess they are now puppy Midwives or maybe I should say Midwoofs!ReplyCancel

  • mark h - Just watched the birth video. I can only echo what my wife Sherri said, Courtney and Sarah, You Rock!!
    Thanks for being such good mid-woofs to Georgie, it was so very sweet to see such a beautiful event. Also, thanks to you Becky! We are blessed to have you and your incredible dogs in our lives. Cannot wait to get our bundle of joy from this litter….
    Thanks again to all 4 of you (including Georgie.ReplyCancel

We are excited to announce the birth of our second and last litter for 2012.  The much anticipated litter between Georgie & River is now here!  This litter has been whelped at Georgie and River’s mom’s home in Arkansas.  Courtney and her friend Sarah (a human Doula) did an exceptional job yesterday helping these little angels into the world.

Here is the email from Courtney:

Hey Becky,
Here is the puppy info
#1  Girl  7.75oz
#2 Boy 9.5oz (tiny milk chin)
#3 Boy 8.75oz
#4 Boy 9 oz
#5 Girl 7.5 oz
#6 Girl 9 oz
#7 Boy 7.75 oz
A few of the pups have a little white under the paws.  My kids have come up with names.  Having boys in the house you can imagine the challenge we had coming up with names and letting them feel included.  They had some interesting ones. :)  They’ve compromised and five of the pups are names of lego ninja characters.  hahaha!  Yes, BOYS!
Boy names:  Cole, Kai (pronounced Kye), Jay, and Zane.  (Just be glad there wasn’t a 5th boy…Connor was convinced his name would be Sensei Wu.  lol!
Girl names:  Nia, Piper, and Hazel
Of course let me know if these won’t work.  The kids are going to decide tomorrow who gets what name.
Sarah took some pics, she’s going to try and tweak the color tonight and we will get those emailed to you.  I know how everyone loves the puppy updates, so we will try and send you as many pics and info as possible.  Let me know if there’s anything else you need.
Thanks so much for entrusting me with your puppies.  It is an incredible experience.  I really appreciate this opportunity and I want to help these pups have the best possible start.  They are a special group of pups. :)  ~~~Courtney
And here is the email from Sarah who helped with the whelping and photos!

Becky,

What a joy to witness the birth of the pups today! It was so exciting. I have been to countless births…but I think I cried more at this one…lol.
I posted pics on Facebook. I think you can right click them and save them so you can post them on your blog.  If not, let me know and I will send the files. They are large files and I don’t want to clog your inbox.
So excited to meet you in the coming weeks! ~~Sarah

 

Georgie smiling after a successful birth!

She is one proud mama!

Time for a quick bath

So tired!

I should know by the end of the week availability.  Right now I have 5 people confirmed as interested in this litter, and I am waiting on two homes to reply to my request for a deposit.

Both River and Georgie are now fostered by Courtney and her family in Northwest Arkansas.   She has put some titles on her poodles in order to help show the great temperament her dogs have and is active in Therapy with her dogs.  I will not place my dogs in homes that keep their dogs outside in a kennel, so people like Courtney are extremely important to my breeding program.  A great foster home is worth their weight in gold!  Courtney has been supporting my breeding program for almost 10 years.   Georgie is a granddaughter of my beloved Merlot and is also a 3rd generation Therapy dog.

Georgie and River, November 2011

Georgie and River, November 2011

This litter will be suitable for competition, therapy, and beloved pets.  Both parents are extremely stable dogs with great typical poodle temperaments.  Georgie is a large female and River is a mid size male (slightly smaller than Georgie).  Puppies should mature 50-65lbs and be 24-27 inches tall.

OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR GEORGIE

OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR RIVER

PEDIGREE FOR GEORGIE X RIVER LITTER

These two should produce a nice mix of working dogs and pets.

The average Coefficient of Inbreeding for a Standard Poodle is 15%.  This litter is 2.02%.  The lower the number, the lower the inbreeding.
Genetic information for Test breeding GerogiexRiver from PoodlePedigree.com website:

The COI (Coefficient of Inbreeding) is calculated up to a maximum of 12 generations. The COI is calculated entirely from the pedigree information present in the database, so if there are inaccuracies in the pedigree, there will also be inaccuracies in the COI. I try to run the COI every Friday. If there is an error on Friday that means I will have to correct the error and rerun the coi on Saturday. For information on what the COI figure means, see http://www.canine-genetics.com/relation.htm, particularly where it discusses the inbreeding coefficient. For a more complete discussion of genetic principles, visit the Canine Diversity Project.

10-generation COI    2.03%
12-generation COI    4.20%

Top 5 ancestors contributing to COI, in order of influence:

AM CH Haus Brau Executive Of Acadia TP    0.77%
AM CH Acadia Command Performance CD    0.27%
AM/CAN/MEX/FCI INT CH Pamala’s Manderley Spellbound TP    0.22%
AM CH Eaton Affirmed TP    0.21%
AM CH Dassin Debauchery    0.20%

  • Laura Segura - I will have very sweet dreams tonight! So happy Georgie is doing well and her puppies are all happy and healthy. Enjoyed the pictures and we’re all smiling from ear to ear!!! :D ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Burrhus - So glad to see They’re all well! Thoroughly enjoyed these pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - Oh, the happy flashbacks I am having! Great pictures – leave it to a poodle mama to look dignified and regal after giving birth!
    They’re so little! I was looking at Radar’s baby pictures last night, and thinking about how weird it was watching him grow so quickly in just a matter of weeks through pictures, and then to hold him in my arms for the first time, and then ahead to now, where I have this big ol’ guy who’s my height if he puts his paws on my shoulders. Hard to believe those lsleek little balls of fur are going to be grown up dogs one day. :) ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - I just have to say, I get so excited to read everyone’s comments about their upcoming puppy. I keep looking for a “like” button for your comments. Summer, I keep thinking the same thing. I can’t believe these fat little runts are going to be someone’s new best friend. It’s just so sweet and so exciting. I will try to keep Becky supplied with pictures because lets face it, that’s what we all really want,new puppy pictures. I loved watching Zelda’s babies grow. Anyways, I’m just so excited for each of you to get to have your new baby, and we are taking very good care of them so that they will be ready for you. I can’t wait to watch their little personalities develop. :) ReplyCancel

  • sherri h - I am sitting here with a lump in my throat just knowing one of these little creatures will be joining our lives soon. The birth of another therapy dog in the making. Another furry friend that will change lives so dramatically. Elvira (Georgie’s aunt) and our beloved Merlin (06/2005 – 11/20011)have sure changed mine as well. Cannot wait until we can meet our new little hero.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Now you made me cry, Sherri. I’m so happy for you. I know there’s the perfect pup for you in this litter. Georgie and River are two of the sweetest, cuddliest dogs I know. They both think they are lap dogs. :) ReplyCancel

  • Tara - Lots of squeals coming from our house! We are so excited!!! Way to go Georgie!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I am so excited for each family that will be blessed to have one of Georgie and River’s pups. These are two of the sweetest dogs I have ever been blessed to love. Already, being around these puppies, you can sense their sweet dispositions. Courtney and I were talking about how excited each of you must be to sneak a peak at your soon-to-be pups. We decided we do our best to keep you updated with pics/videos while they are in Courtney’s care. We plan to have a photo shoot tomorrow, so stay tuned!ReplyCancel

Georgie is right now in the process of having her babies!  So far we have 3 boys and 3 girls.  All solid black, though one boy has a small milk chin!!  I’ll be making an official post once she is done and I have a photo to post.

The weekend was crammed packed.  I had a UKC show with Jazz and Mocha.  Heather brought up Quincy from San Antonio.  Heather has just moved, so Quincy has had no training in over a month.  He was a crazy dog and didn’t show well at all.  He still needs one competition win to finish his UKC Championship.  Hopefully Heather will find time to get him in class before the next shows in April.

Mocha did much better this show weekend than she did the last.  She came home with 3 Best of Breeds and two group 4 placements!  If she would learn to walk well on leash, she will be a great show dog and place even higher.  Mocha is now a UKC Champion!!

Jazz did pretty good and got one more competition win, a Best of Breed and a group 4.  She now only needs one competition win to finish her Championship.

Watch for puppy updates!!  I am so happy to have at least 3 boys to select form for Sherri’s next Therapy dog and Summers next Service dog!!  Do the happy dance, Ladies!!!

  • Valerie B - Happy Dancing! This is so exciting! I can’t wait to see the new babies.
    Oh, and btw, about how much did Zelda’s pups weigh at 7 weeks? Just curious.

    It does sound like a busy weekend, but with good results. Where will the shows in April be held?

    Anyway, congratulations on the new puppies. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • sherri h - Dancing and holding our breath at the same time! Soooo exited.
    Will begin to prepare Elvira that her reign as an only dog is about to change!!!

    Elvira was in her own “show” this weekend. Fundraiser for local dog shelter. A doggie fashion show. I did her top notch in a huge show ring look, no collar, just gentle leader on, double draped and knotted a strand of my long pearls around her neck. Basic black and pearls. What every girl needs. She rocked the runway and won over all the little dogs in tutu’s and tiaras!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! So exciting!!! Radar and I just did the happy dance of YAY PUPPIES. He’s not sure what’s going on, but he’s happy about it, lol.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - 4 boys, 3 girls, all black. I think that is our final count!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Burrhus - Hoooraaay! This is so exciting!!! can’t wait to see pictures of their beautiful faces!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Segura - WOO HOO…Go Georgie!!! We’re sooooo excited and anxiously waiting for pictures! Happy dancing, singing, and cheering!!!!ReplyCancel

I found the time in my crazy schedule to photo the puppies in the bluebonnet field this morning.  As I turn on my camera I see “Your battery is about to die, I hope you brought a spare for this event you so casually tossed together”.  OK, it didn’t actually say that, but  it is exactly what I thought when I saw the blinking light and official low battery text.  I had about 10 minutes of battery, turning the camera off between each shot.  Of course, when you turn the camera off your aperture, shutter speed, etc are reset.  I would have to quickly adjust settings and snap a photo of a moving target.  This made for impossible photography.  I did manage to get a few decent photos before the battery gave out.

Tanya

Libby

Jersey

Jersey

Hugo

Douglas

Douglas

Aiden and Libby

After a fun filled romp in the flowers, we headed home to relax for about an hour.  Lunch was enjoyed by both people and dogs, then we load up and headed to the Austin airport (1.5 hour drive each way).  I decide to take the entire group, an excellent experience for the pups to ride in a car.  They all did super well, with only one round of angry crying when we stopped to pee and then had to go back in the crate for the rest of the ride back home.  They thought playing in field of grass was a much better idea.  As I picked the puppies up to put them back in the crate, I noticed a cactus spine in one of the pups paws!  Then I remembered the bluebonnet field has some cactus plants!  I quickly check all the pups and found several had tiny cactus spines in the chest and front legs!!  I keep tweezers in the car, so I removed all I could find.  Libby was already checked in and crated at the airport, so I left Sue a note to please check little Libby thoroughly when she arrives!  Poodles are so stoic.  Not one single whimper in pain as I removed all the tiny barbs, nor a cry when it happened.

We are now home and Libby should be taking off as I type.  Please keep the little girl in your prayers for a safe and uneventful flight to Minnesota.  Sue and her family are excited to meet her.  She will be joining her cousin Gracie (silver Standard Poodle girl) from a past litter of ours.

Now, we steal ourselves for Douglas’ departure tomorrow morning.

~Becky

  • Valerie B - Lovely, lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Becky, it has been so much fun watching these little guys develop. Your videos and pictures are always amazing! Praying for smooth transitions for all of the pupies, and for you all as well. Many blessings!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - …and that was “puppies”, not “pupies”…LOL!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Bohl - Becky, I just want you to know how much you have been appreciated by all of the Bohls who have been watching your website many times a day looking at the growth and development of this wonderful pack of puppies. We are so appreciative of the time and techniques you’ve used to help them truly become the best of the breed.

    It is kind of sad to see them leave you, your family and Zelda, but only because they’ve been such a joy to watch as a group. I hope Kenzie and Aiden realize what a huge part they’ve played in helping raise these puppies. I know I appreciate them as we have our 1st grandchild coming in August and I’ll have a kid-trained dog already!

    See you soon!

    RachelReplyCancel

  • Summer - Gosh it’s been fun watching them from birth to now. What a cuddly crew. :) It must be a little hard to say goodbye to them, but also cool to know they’re going out to join families and begin their big cool lives. Radar and I are sending our best good-luck wishes for safe trips and happy hellos for all of them. :) <3ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Rachel, Hugo got to come to the dog show today and spend a few hours while his two sisters (Jersey and Tanya) were picked up there. He did great at the show, btw and Keith said he road up and back (about an hour each way) with no issue. Had a blast, though he owned the place. Now he is sleeping on the tether under my computer chair. The person who picks up their pup last always ends up with the most trained one!! I’m going to have all that time to focus on one little guy.ReplyCancel