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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Qwendi arrives from Germany and Ruby is confirmed pregnant

Qwendi our 16 week old bitch puppy is pictured below arriving at my house all the way from Germany after an eventful journey on the ferry from Dover to collect her.

 As a result of a long association with the Police dog training school in Stuckenbrock Germany which is one of the largest Police dog training schools in the world my good friend Werner Rapien a former Police dog Instructor at the school secured Qwendi for our breeding programme.

We had to wait until she was 16 weeks old before we could collect her when she had had all of her inoculations which included Rabies to obtain her pet passport to allow her out of Germany.

Because of our close ties going back 20 years she was sold to us at a price much less than the current cost of a pup in the UK and her breeding is exceptional.

After arriving it was time to meet Ruby and my old retired Police dog Spud before exploring the garden. She is pictured below relaxing on the sun lounger and Ruby is looking on thinking “ I should be the one relaxing with my puppies due on the 22nd of October.
Paul that's my seat - I should be the one relaxing, I am expecting you know.
Then it was off to the vet for a thorough health check. ( Picture 3) Qwendi was in good shape but she did have a slight eye infection which she was given drops for.
I'm fine no really - Paul I told you I don't need - really...
Next day it was time to meet the new Police dog initial course which has just started and I am instructing with Grommit and the remainder of the A litter.
Yep look at me, I'm king of the castle...
I will give you a full update on the course and how everyone is doing later this week.

We will also be evaluating the B litter on their final assessments over the next few weeks to see if they are going to be suitable to be Police dogs.

Exciting and busy times ahead.

See you soon Paul

Monday, 8 September 2014

Meet the new guys

Meet our latest additions to our puppy programme  Duke, Elvis and Gizzy

Hi I'm Duke
Hi, I'm Elvis and I ain't nothin but a hound dog!
Hi, I'm Gizzy
I collected them from John Smith’s one of our main breeders in Leicestershire on Wednesday 3 of September.

These puppies stayed with me at my house until  Friday 5 September before going to their new puppy walkers.

Duke has gone to Plymouth, Elvis to North Devon and Gizzy to Redruth.

We have purchased these pups for our September 2015 Police dog course. It is our intention to breed our C litter for the January 2016 Police dog course.

Here are a few more picture and Video’s of the pups who settled in to my house as though they had been there for weeks which is remarkable considering they only arrived after their long Journey the night before at 9 pm.

Duke


Elvis

Gizzy

Helping in the garden

Chillin out together


Video 1



Video 2



Video 3



You will see plenty more of these lovely cute chaps over the months ahead on our fortnightly training and development sessions.

Tomorrow I start instructing the new September 2014 Initial Police dog Initial course and I am looking forward to training the remaining dogs from the A litter. I will be doing a blog this week introducing the new handlers and their dogs on the course.

See you then Paul