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.
Victoria, Maggie, Olivia, and Kasey got to meet a new pug (Piper) and several new amazing folks at their 6 week puppy party! They were rock stars at all 4 stations .... this is such a consistent litter in looks as well as temperament. We just love them so much!