Emma, Georgiana, Mr Darcy, Penelope, and Eliza had a blast on their first long car trip and hotel stay! They got to meet some amazing other breeders who evaluated them (for conformation etc. -- temperament evaluations were a couple of weeks ago) and they played and played and played in the hotel! We got home at 1:15 AM (which felt like 2:15 AM Greenville, SC time) so I think they were happy to get back to their playpen in the den and familiar settings. Mom was ;)
The Jane Austen litter puppies got a fabulous bill of health from our vet today. Clear fecal, hearts, lungs, nares, patella/hips, everything super healthy! They had a blast at their puppy party last weekend and everyone loved meeting them. Thanks to everyone who came to the party to help us socialize!
Lilly had 5 pups! 4 girls and 1 boy for her final litter. They are all healthy, thriving, and absolutely gorgeous. Click here for the daily blog to follow along with lives of these pups for their first weeks of life while living at Pickwick Pugs. We hope to have some show prospects as this is a very important litter for us and, hopefully, the pug breed. D.O.B. 5/27/23
The Southern Belle Litter pups got to take a trip to Atlanta and stay at their first hotel! They also enjoyed getting to meet the President of The Pug Dog Club of America, Gary Williams. Thank you so much for your help in evaluating this beautiful litter .... and thank you, also, for breeding their beautiful grandfather, GCH Mianda's Prince Charming at Vanity.
Technically, this post should be in the other Blog as Tory has not visited the Nursery in many months ... but it might be fun to see what a Pickwick puppy grows out to be! Here is Tory at 4 months of age bomb proof at a big arena filled with all sorts of people, dogs, things, and smells that were entirely new to her.
Tory rocked her 1st Beginner Puppy (4-6 month puppy class) in Montgomery, Alabama, winning Best of Breed (yes, she had competition) AND the Toy Group (there were some really nice pups including gorgeous Pekingese, poodles etc.). Go Tory! Best of all, she had super fun and loved the show environment and being the center of attention.
The Poldark Litter enjoyed meeting everyone at their 6 week puppy party. They were all so confident and social .... such a consistent litter! Many thanks to everyone who attended to help us socialize these little treasures (one family even flying down from Wisconsin) as you helped shape their lives for years to come.
Lilibeth saw Dr. Borden today and xrays show 5 puppies (most likely). Very uniform in size, and he examined Lilibeth's heart and such, too. While we were studying the xray, we also took some time out to marvel at her nice hips and spine ;) So, here are the Poldark Puppies' "first photos"!
Training and Socialization is on with great guns now. Here are the pups visiting Home Depot (the Halloween robots and inflates were particularly scary but the pups did well!) and Brix Pizza where the manager safely snuggled with them and showed them off to customers ;) (. . . . . .
And here the pups got to help teach piano and met all sorts of piano students of all ages and sizes ;)!
Wow! What a nice compliment we received from the behaviorist/trainer who conducted the temperament evaluations for the Coffeehouse litter girls on 9-13-22. She said this was the best litter we have bred -- so consistent in looks and temperament. (Given that she breeds Golden Retrievers to be therapy dogs, she has very high expectations so that was a great reassurance that we are on the right track.)
Here are some scenes from the Temperament evaluation. We did a live feed on Facebook however, alas, the audio didn't work for some reason. The written evaluations, though, share insight as to the dialogue, however, and they are available under each puppy's photo on their webpage.
Amy - Concert pianist, composer, lecturer, teacher, adjudicator, pug lover, dog trainer, soap and candle maker, owner Unique Boutique for Pet Owners, and co-owner Pickwick Pugs along with her husband, Dr. Jeff McLelland, concert organist, music director, and awesome care giver of the grumble.