No puppies!

So sad to find out that our much anticipated pregnancy wasn’t successful and Ori isn’t going to have puppies.  Long wait until we can try again.  The stud dog was diagnosed and treated for cancer, so we are not sure if that had any effect.  We were really looking forward to this match.

Truffles in Texas!

We moved to Georgetown, Texas in spring 2018.  Recently I found out there are Pecan Truffles in our county.  We are excited to go find them once they are ripe.  They ripen in summer to fall.  I haven’t seen or tasted Pecan Truffles but I understand they are tasty!  Ori has been practicing NoseWork and I want to see how she can do with locating truffles underground.

Catching up on news!

I had issues of signing on but now am back!  Giuditta went back to her breeder in hopes she will be able to eventually be bred.  She has aced all her tests, has done some limited showing.  Our hoped-for breeding of Ori was a miss, so no puppies for a while.  We will try again in late spring.  She is having a lot of fun in NoseWork and doing well at it.  Vando is making weekly visits to Juvenile Court in Williamson County.  We stay with the youth as they await their time with the judge.  We hope to make a small difference in their lives.

Future breeding plans

We had hopes of breeding Giuditta this summer but she came into season 2 months earlier than expected.  We had not completed her hip/eye/ and DNA testing, so we could not breed her.  Hopefully she will come into season again before the end of the year and we can plan a litter.  The sire we have chosen for her is a wonderful boy named Barbelo whom we have used with some of our other girls with great success.  Check Giuditta’s page to see updates on her health testing as we complete them.

June 8, 2017

4 puppies at 8.5 weeks

(Note:  This photo is from 2016.  The brown puppy is my Ori.  Check out her page!)

This time I was able to get all 4 puppies at one time.  We have a board across the gate to the dog run because they all run out if we open the gate.  This way we can keep the pups in, the adult dogs can jump over, and we can open the gate without having to chase 4 puppies running amok.

Pesca has a CHIC number!

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) has included the Lagotto breed in their CHIC registry.  To qualify for a CHIC number, we must complete several DNA tests, have hips scored, eye tested and knees rated.  While it doesn’t guarantee good scores, it gives the puppy buyer the opportunity to make sure the breeder has conducted the tests, and a way to check on those results.  Here is a copy of Pesca’s certificate of CHIC Number: