Friday, August 29, 2008
Well Poor Heidi. She will never live down being chased by a 30lb miniature 4 week old donkey.
I think the pictures will tell the story. Kira was so sweet and loving with sadie and then the next moment she was chasing Heidi around the field. We are so mean and almost peed our pants laughing
Monday, August 25, 2008
Well what a surprise for me. Sadie is not due to come in season until near the end of next month. I am excited because it means I am closer to having puppies now. If all goes well we will have puppies here by November. Everyone keep yout fingers and paws crossed for us. This is harder for me. I have always had a male ni the house. Harder for me to determine the right time for breeding. I will need to rely heavily on Progesterone testing this time.Watch for all the upcoming adventures in the next couple of weeks. This will be Monty's first time so that should prove to be amusing ;-)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Heidi is in season. This is the first time I will be going through a girl in season without a boy in the house. Bogie always let me know what was going on with the girls. Yes it was stressful keeping them apart but in the 10 years I owned both male and female I never had an accidental breeding. I questioned my sanity on way more then one occasion !!Heidi is only 18 months so a long time before she will be bred. Leonbergers are giant breed dogs and as such should not be bred before 2 years of age. In fact we dont even do health clearances before them . We do OFA hips and Elbows after their secone birthday. OFA will not give you a rating before then. We did do Heidi's Eyes and Heart already. I love this breed and will do all that I can to maintain their health and not breed to young or breed dogs with any known genetic problem. We do not breed out beautiful Savannah because her dad was diagnosed with Poly Nueropathy. She is fine as are all her siblings but why take a chance and add this gene to the line or have to hear the heartbreaking news of a pup coming down with this disease. As breeders we try our best to make sure all with be well. As we know life soemtimes throws curve balls so you cannot always have things come out perfect. We have had cancer show up even with clear parents,grandparents and great grandparents. Crap happens and we dont like it.All in all thankfully the Leonbergers are a healthy breed of dog. As long as breeders take things seriously hopefully we can keep it that way and enjoy a healthy breed for a long time.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Here is a video of Monty. He just turned 2 years old . His registered name is Rekileijonan Baldur. He is from Finland and is owned by Jan Grey in London. Her Kennel name is Clandeboye
Jan got the good news yesterday that Sadies boyfriend to be has passed all his health tests. Monty has passed his Heart,eyes,thyroid and hips and elbows. I am excited. I told Sadie and she just looked at me and went back to sleep. I will be putting more pictures of Sadie and Monty on my website . Go to www.heronview.4t.com and look under litters.I am very excited because they are both gorgeous dogs with fantastic temperments
Friday, August 8, 2008
Kira is our week old miniature donkey. She was amused today by a puddle,her mom and then Heidi. Watch as she bucks and plays and all this in 1 minute :-)
Monday, August 4, 2008
We had a new Mini donkey Jenny born July 30th. Sadly I just missed her being born as I was at the boat with my family. The dogs were beat from swimming and playing in the water for a few days.
They sure perked up when they saw her. She is a mediterranean miniature donkey. Her mom is Aggie and is a real love. She is such a sweet mom and does not mind the dogs. She let the dogs sniff and lick her baby. Here are a few pictures of her