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Here are a couple really short video’s Kelsey took this weekend.  The pups were in a new area, waiting to go on a car ride to “Grandma Gloria’s” house for the weekend.  Kelsey and Gloria trade off when they have pups, so the babies get to experience new places, smells, etc in a safe manner.  I’m already dreaming of the day when I can send a litter of pups home with Kenzie or Aiden for the weekend! :)

 

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If the weather isn’t to hot, they will try to get some outdoor video this week.:)Dark puppies outside in 90 degree heat makes everyone exhausted!

~Becky

ANUTTA BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
(River x Jazz puppy.  6 months old)

About a month ago I placed Dylan in a foster home near Austin on a temporary basis.   This home wanted a puppy from the upcoming Ziva litter, but when I spoke to them about Dylan they decided an opportunity to take a half trained teenager might not be a bad idea.  They have another dog, older children, and a lifestyle that fits well with an active boy like Dylan.  After only a few days they felt he was a good match.  Life has been busy for us and today was the first time I could meet up with them, evaluate how he was doing, and grab some photos before we move out of state.  He continues to grow into an outstanding dog, as far as size and conformation.  He is going to be large and beautiful.  If you look at the side photo above, you can see his conformation is amazing.  I would say his body is as good as I could hope for, with correct shoulder lay back,  correct rear angulation, perfect top line and tail set, adequate length of neck. good depth of chest, nice tight feet).  His blue coloring is very clear already, so I believe he will be a light blue like his mother, Jazz.  He also gets along well with their other dog, which is extremely important.   I couldn’t be more pleased with how things are working out for this boy.  Sure he has issues like any teenage poodle.  His love of paper knowns no bounds.  They detailed how he will run into the bathroom, grab the TP and take off running with it streaming behind.  He is sly and super fast!  He knows that is inappropriate.  This is such a Poodle trait.  Very smart, often to smart for their own good!

Today we signed the foster paperwork.  Everything is official.  Dylan is there to stay!  They will work on getting a title on him and hopefully in a few years he can be bred back to Mica, who lives down in San Antonio.   Those will be some amazing silver and blue babies!

For now he will continue to learn, grow, and mature into the wonderful Poodle boy we all see in his future.

~Becky

I’ve just been told about two 4 year old Standard Poodles who need a new home in Lubbock, TX.  They are full brother and sister, blue in color, and both spayed / neutered.   There has been a sudden lifestyle change and their owner needs to find them a home.  They must go as a pair.

Contact:  ArganPoodles@gmail.com for more information.

Do not contact me about these dogs.  I do not have them and do not know any more than I posted above.  You must contact Angie directly, so she can put you in contact with their owner.  I am just posting as a favor and in hopes my blog readership can help out.

~Becky

Because I am not busy enough with finding a house in Alabama, getting my house ready to sell, getting ready to pick up the pups in North Carolina, and dealing with my mother’s recent illness… I decided to groom the dogs yesterday in hopes of getting some wildflower photos this morning.  The bluebonnets in Texas are amazing and I really haven’t utilized them in my photography much over the years.  Of course, with all that has been going on I was a little to late.  The bluebonnets hit their peak last week.  As I was driving around this morning looking for some options I stumbled upon a field of wildflowers and tall grass.  It looked like an interesting spot, so the dogs and I gave it a go.  Interestingly, it seems that bluebonnets do not have to be blue!  This field was mostly red bluebonnets, which seems like an oxymoron, but instead was a genetics experiment.  You can read all about the creation of this color variation here.

In any case, I did get a few notable photos of the crew in the red bluebonnets and tall grass on this very windy and cool Tuesday morning.  ENJOY!

 

~Becky

  • Valerie B - Loved these photos, especially the ones where they are sniffing the flowers!
    Thanks for sharing, and the best of luck finding your new home.ReplyCancel

  • Marlane - Great family portraits! Your central Texas bluebonnets were much bigger than our west Texas ones…provided a really pretty backdrop.
    Looks like ‘lil Lina is fitting in well with her bigger cousins. Love the head shot of Jazz looking west (“Squirrel!”) and photo 7 almost shouts “Okay, Mom…can we leave now?”ReplyCancel

  • Becky - River and Jazz think big fields of flowers are for RUNNING and PLAYING, not sitting and watching mom. That is why I included that last photo. Summed up their opinion of the entire event. They all enjoyed sniffing the flowers for about 10 seconds. Then they were done.ReplyCancel

Things are starting to settle down around here, so I had time to get this blog updated.  Thank you Kelsey for the photos. :)One male puppy available from this litter!  If you think you might be interested in a blue or black puppy boy, please contact me for an application and more information.  These pups should be very calm, sweet, loving adults when they mature.  Both parents are great dogs.  Perfect for therapy, light performance events, service, and normal family activities.  Very mentally stable pups and parents.   Puppy selection will take place at 7 weeks of age, so I do not know which of the males will be up for adoption, but only a few short weeks will let us know.   PURCHASE PRICE $1600.00 limited AKC registration.

Aragorn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Arwen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Boromir

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Elrond ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Eowen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mithrandir ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Shadowfax ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I will be driving to North Carolina to pick up these pups on the 16th of May.  Only a few weeks left to wait!  Puppies can start going to their new homes Memorial Weekend!  A perfect long weekend to get your pup settled in and ready for their new life in your home.

INFORMATION ON THE PARENTS OF THIS LITTER

We decided to breed Ziva to Jordan (Ch Calisun Aris Satisfaction Guaranteed).  Jordan is our Sirius’ sire.  Gloria and Kelsey loved what he produced with their girl Kachina and we are happy with the COI being below 5% at 12 generations.

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Ziva is a lovely BLUE girl
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Jordan is a stunning black boy.
Colors will be Blacks and Blues.  We expect these babies to be on the calmer side.  They would make great pets, light performance prospects, and amazing therapy dogs.   Both dogs are striking.  Jordan is a large male and Ziva is a small female.  Because this is Ziva’s first litter, I have no idea what sizes we will end up having once they mature.  I fully believe it will be a mix, simply because the breeding is an out cross.  We should get large, small, and everything in between!   If you are set on having a specific size, this is probably not the best litter for your needs.  If you are open to whatever size poodle, as long as it has an amazing stable temperament, send me an email and ask for an application.
The pups will be whelped and raised by Ziva’s breeder and co-owner Kelsey Wolf of Tintlet Standard Poodles in North Carolina.  I trust Kelsey fully.   Gloria and Kelsey whelped and raised my Jazz and if you have had the pleasure of meeting Jazz, you know she was socialized properly.  Jazz does not know the concept of stranger. Pet Puppies will be sold for $1,600.00 (one thousand six hundred.  The font is hard to read).   I will be driving to North Carolina to pick up ALL the pet puppies from this litter at 7 weeks of age for placement here in TX.  Kelsey will keep one puppy for herself.  I plan to foster one puppy here in TX.    I will be taking applications for anyone interested in this litter.  EMAIL me for an application.

The COI (Coefficient of Inbreeding) is calculated up to a maximum of 12 generations. 10-generation COI 2.68%

12-generation COI 4.86%

Top 5 ancestors contributing to COI, in order of influence: AM CH Haus Brau Executive Of Acadia TP 0.64% AM CH Signature On File At Pinafore TP 0.38% AM CH Eaton Affirmed TP 0.31% AM CH Dassin Debauchery 0.25% AM CH Pinafore President 0.24%

~Becky