Sunday, January 29, 2017

Awwa's puppies over two weeks old.


Love bugs are growing and only getting better and better...
Enjoy!


Above - another photo with eyes not open yet...
forgot to post this one when Ira tool it.
Below - it is hard job to be a puppy!
Dealing with all that food is so exhausting!



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Good things, bad things...

Unfortunately how some of You know already litter from Elly didn't happen... Not everything is nice and simple every time when it comes to delivery... not at all.
But thankfully Elly is alright and doesn't even realize her litter is gone...
Instead she is totally sure it is all Awwa's fault. Awwa should be the one who took her puppies
(regardless of fact Awwa's two girls are two weeks old now.) 
Luckily for Elly Awwa doesn't care what Elly thinks, so her furry butt is safe...
It wouldn't be the first time when Momma Dog suddenly decided that other Momma's puppies should belong to her... And not always their negotiations between those two are peaceful...
Now about that Awwa and her little girls.

Girls are in fact anything, but "little".
Yesterday they turned to be two weeks old and now have their eyes open
wide on big World around. Awwa has tons om milk and those two are huge and fat.
Awwa loves them and taking great care of both, but she is not one of those crazy Moms
who will not step away from their litter. Instead she feeds them , clean them up
and asking to go check other things out...
Mainly to find out what is going on on kitchen, of course.

Above - Awwa and girls are enjoying their family time.
Girls are 10 days old on this photo.



Above: Tory (on a top) and Manya (below). Two weeks old.
Bright eyes and bushy everything else...
They have big future ahead, but they care less,
so far there is a milk and warm pace to sleep.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

WHAT IS A BREEDER?

One of my very favorite articles what I had to share with You, guys... as I couldn't write it any better.

What Is A Breeder ©1986 is a gentle, prideful reminder of why we do what we do and the people who inspire and enable us - reprint permission freely granted.

WHAT IS A BREEDER?

Webster's gives us some interesting definitions: "To nourish, cherish...to generate, engender...to cause, to occasion...to bring up, to nurse and foster," and more to the point, "to produce by special selection of parents or progenitors."
Anyone who puts two animals together for the purpose of producing young does "generate, engender, cause, or occasion" the propagation of that species or breed. Most breeders, thankfully, "nourish, cherish, bring up, nurse, and foster."
Ahh, but here's the rub: Only a handful of persons involved in the production of companion animals can be said to "produce by special selection of parents or progenitors." A Breeder (with a capital "B") is one who thirsts for knowledge but never knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment.

A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting. A breeder gives up dreams of a long, luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all-important specialty show into this year's vacation.

The Breeder goes without sleep (but never without coffee) while watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, every little sneeze, wiggle, or cry. The Dog Breeder skips dinner parties because a litter is due or the puppies have to be fed at eight. He or she disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth to save a gasping newborn, literally blowing life into a tiny, helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.

A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where generations of proud and noble champions once snoozed. A Dog Breeder's hands are strong and firm and often soiled but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrust of a puppy's nose. A Breeder's knees are usually arthritic from stooping, bending, and lifting puppies but are strong enough to enable the Breeder to show the “keeper” in Sweeps!

A Breeder's shoulders are stooped and often heaped with abuse from competitors but they're wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations. A breeder's arms are always able to wield a mop, support an armful of puppies, or lend a helping hand to a newcomer.

A Breeder's ears are wondrous things, strangely shaped (from being pressed against a phone receiver), deaf to criticism yet always fine-tuned to the whimper of a sick pup. A Breeder's eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to his own dog's shortcomings, but they are ever so keen to the competition's faults and are always, always searching for the perfect specimen.

A Breeder's brain is foggy on faces, but recalls pedigrees faster than an IBM. It's so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows a fuse. It catalogs thousands of good fronts, hocky rears, and perfect heads... and buries in the soul the failures and the ones that didn't turn out.

The Breeder's heart is often broken but it beats strongly with hope everlasting - and it's always in the right place!

Oh yes, there are breeders, and then, there are Breeders.



~ Barbara J. (bj) Andrews © September 1986

Dedicated to Bill Andrews

Friday, January 13, 2017

3 days with us!


Mrs Awwa enjoying her time with children!
They are 3 days old and more likely it is the last time we will see them with tails.
Puppies are growing rapidly and looking very healthy and happy.
We can not dream of anything better.
At case if You wander about soundtracks...
 Those are compliments of our canaries acapella.
Enjoy!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It is official now!

Lusha is an "official AKC Agility dog"!
With her first award recorded.
Best of all - she started really like the game and looking to please.
Yes, it is all game to her, not work and she is enjoying it just as much as we do...
perhaps even more.
Still due to the weather all our future trials are not before the spring.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Time of new beginnings!

Introducing Daddy of our new born litter we were patiently waiting for....

MULTI CH MRBIS MBIS MBISS MBISNS WESTMINSTER,
MONTGOMERY, GWTA WINNER # 1 MINI USA  2015 YANGA'S ALL THE TIME.

This outstanding dog from Mexico, belong to Octavio Martinez,
Yanga's Kennel.

His house name is "TIME OR MEXICO", but here in USA 
breeders refer to him often simply us "Time".

This beautiful dog has won just about everything in United States,
including the most prestigious show of Champions  -
Westminster Kennel Club show 2016.
See him winning at the end of this video.



We had an honor to breed our beautiful "Awwa" -
Shazzam Of Oz Awesom News
to this outstanding stud.
Original plan was to finish Awwa's Championship and have her litter after it is done.
However we couldn't pass rare opportunity to use him, and surely we did it!

This breeding resulted in two gorgeous baby-girls, what we are hoping to bring out
later on in 2017 together with their mother, who still need to win her last major
to complete her Championship.


Above - Awwa winning at Macungie, PA fall of 2016.

Above - Awwa with her babies. Bea is supervising on grandkids..

Welcome new addition to Shazzam Of Oz family!
"Manya" and "Tory"!
The wait is over, but this is only the beginning...
All adventures are coming up!