Monday, February 16, 2015

They're here!

The Vinnie x Libby puppies have arrived! Libby was nesting off and on through the night of December 12th and finally got down to business on the morning of the 13th...yes, Friday the 13th. This litter will have a "Lucky" theme, thank you to my friend Janice for that great suggestion!
The whelping went very smoothly with Libby having the first 8 every half hour or so, and then she went a full five hours before she had the last two. Sadly the last little boy didn't make it but we have five handsome boys and four beautiful girls as our final count. To say I'm thrilled would be an understatement. 

Look at all that pretty patching.... 

I think I probably say this with every litter but....I'm in love. :)

We do have two boys available from this litter. If you are interested in possibly providing a home for one of these lovely babies please email me for more information. 

Lots of pictures to follow in the days to come.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lennon and Friday 8 Months

 The two puppies I kept from the Brody x Phoebe litter are coming along nicely. This is generally the time of growth that you put them away and don't look at them while they mature. I refer to this in reference to showing of course, they are still much loved house dogs. Lennon is looking quite nice right now surprisingly, especially for an eight month old boy so I decided to enter him at a local show coming up. It's just down the road from me and will be good experience for him without a huge time/financial commitment which some of the shows that are a lot farther from home can be.

Friday is looking ok at the moment, a little more "stagey" (between growth stages) than her brother but I just love her bone/substance and her temperament is excellent. She will wait in the wings for the time being while Lennon makes his show debut.

In the meantime I will continue to give the youngsters (and the oldsters!) lots of free running both in the yard and out on the mountain trails as there is nothing like good old fashioned exercise to keep things tight and toned and the mind happy.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Braebrook 1000km Challenge January Summary

First off I have to proud of everyone, you are all logging some really great mileage (more than me!!), and I love hearing you say that the Challenge motivates you to get out of the house and move. That is exactly what I was hoping it would do.
The Challenge Facebook group has been fantastic with everyone sharing pictures and updates so if you haven't already joined it be sure to do that, and share all your photos too.

I have included a few of the pictures here, not all of them or this post would be really long, but I'll definitely rotate different dogs and photos each month.

Here is Owen (Braebrook's The Man in Black CGN) posing in the gorgeous sunshine we had last week (now seems like a distant memory with the current rain situation). Owen and owner Laura logged 125.82km in January, the highest total for the month! Actually the highest total was extremely close with Errol and Toni putting in mileage of 125.5km with Khaleesi (Braebrook's Love Me Do).

They barely managed to squeak by Denise who was also very close with 123.12km. Denise is pictured here with Savvy on the left (Braebrook's Cabernet Sauvignon) and Angel on the right.

Again following closely were Jen and Mocha (Braebrook's Mocha Mission) with 108km, and Melissa and Amadeus (Ch Braebrook's Hugo Boss Holmrun CGN) with 105km.

Melanie and Aussie (Braebrook's Revolution - pictured below) put in a cool 89km with a late start to the month. Meghan and Thakoon (Braebrook's Thakoon Holmrun) logged 66.7km, Joyce and Porter (Braebrook's Vintage Port) logged 60.4km in spite of Joyce being in Mexico for two weeks (lucky!).

Our two Albertans in the group were dealing with some very cold temperatures but still managed to get out there and log some good mileage.

Here's Rush (Ch Braebrook's Black Russian) who with owner Sharon put in 21.08km.

And Carrie (Braebrook's Devil May Care) with Marlene who together logged 48.91km. Awesome job you four!

 I put in 22km so you guys are really showing me Pictured below are Marshall with Sebastian and Ella with Lexi (Holmrun's Glitterbug Bruda CD CGN). Sebastian is 10 and Lexi is almost 10 so they make great walking companions for the kids, neither pull too hard.

A few people didn't log in at the end of the month so I'm unable to include their mileage here but hopefully I'll be able to report it for February. Keep up the great work everyone, you're inspiring!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Exciting Litter News!

Braebrook is very proud to announce it's first litter of GSP's in 13 years! Can you believe that? I have always loved this breed and it was my original start in purebred dogs many moons ago. I made the decision to get back into the breed again when Libby came into my life two and a half years ago and fortune smiled on me once more when Vinnie became available in June of last year.
Both dogs have done an amazing job of reminding me why I originally got into the breed and I can't imagine not having them in my life.

Puppies are due the second week in February and we can't wait!

We still have a couple of spots on our puppy wait list so if you're interested in having a Braebrook GSP join your family please feel free to email for a puppy application and we can go from there.