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Can’t Resist Taking Puppy Photos

Photos from the last few days:

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Puppies are the Perfect Time Wasters

The first few days are the most concerning, not just for the new mum, but for everyone. It is all new and scary and for the first few days all routine is upside down. The other dogs are kept out … Continue reading

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Gaia is Settling in as Mum

Yesterday, at three days old, I decided to make portraits of them all. Here we go:

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All Born and Everyone well.

Saturday 28th May 2016: I spent the night with a restless Gaia, but no digging and no pups. Got up just after 5am as she seemed to be changing her behaviour and Pontus was born at 7.05. She was insisting … Continue reading

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Gaia is due to Give Birth Today…

Gaia should be ready for birth today, but no signs yet. During the last three nights I have abandoned my husband and slept in a spare bed with Gaia by my side (well, uhm, yes, ON my bed). It would … Continue reading

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Gaia has just two days to go.

According to my calculations Gaia should be due having puppies TOMORROW. She is big, but not enormous. We are getting ready with the whelping box and the Bespoke Dog Bed to cover the base. I have made new pig rails … Continue reading

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A Winning Year with the Working Pointers

Let me just get the bragging out of the way first: My two German Wirehaired Pointers spend most of their time working, but I do enter the odd Field Trial as it’s a fun day out. I am not prepared … Continue reading

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The Hill Harvest in Progress

All the training of pointers are for a safe and sustainable harvest of the wild grouse on the hills. For those, who are not familiar with the grouse, they are wild birds that live of heather, insects and berries on … Continue reading

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Summer Training with surprises

Training a Hunt, Point and Retrieve (HPR) dog is a bit limited during May and June as you can’t really allow the dog to hunt where you might come across ground nesting birds. Training the dog to find grouse on … Continue reading

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A Stark Lesson from my Dog.

So this time of year is grouse pair counting time as described in the last blog, but there are also the spring pointing tests. I entered two and it went very well for little Gaia. Out of 18 dogs, two … Continue reading

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