Wow, it's December already and time is really flying. I know I haven't posted anything to the blog since September, and there really is stuff to post...some good, some very bad, it's time for an update.
Let's start with the bad to get it out of the way. I'm sure if you follow me on Facebook you already know that the Vet Assoc of BC has decided to ban it's members from docking tails. Ears last year and now no more tail docking, this is going to have very long term results that they have no idea about, and seemingly didn't want to take the time to research. It's a sad time for breeders. So many people out there who have dedicated their lives to their breeds and now suddenly the carpet is ripped out from underneath them.
Because of this recent ban I will no longer be breeding Dobermans or German Shorthaired Pointers here at my home. I do have some co breedings in the US and out of province that will be happening, but as far as breeding here at Braebrook there will only be the occasional Smooth Fox Terrier litter. Yes, Smooths are docked too but only just a little and I will be able to continue on with them even undocked.
Since I will no longer be breeding Dobes and GSPs I decided to let my young up and coming dogs go to good homes. The old dogs will stay of course, but the youngsters have great potential and I would love to see them with someone who will continue to show or work in performance with them. Hardy and Pearl have found wonderful homes and although I wasn't quite sure if I could let Dusty go, she is also available to the right home. She is very smart and trainable, and would be a fun obedience dog, she would also finish her championship quite easily.
Braebrook's Varekai "Dusty"
(Am/Can Ch Backbone Harrison Ford x Braebrook's Pellegrino CGN)
The good news is I have a lovely litter of 4.5 week old Smooth Fox Terriers. Three scrappy and confident young boys sired by BIS/BISS Am GrCH Can GrChEx Broxden Dress For Success CGN and out of Am Ch Lil'itch Skylarke. They are looking so good and I'm very excited about them.
About two weeks here..
Thank you so much to my puppy people who have supported me and shared with me all they are doing with their Braebrook pups, please continue to do so, I love the updates. I will continue to post pictures of the dogs I own and have bred to the Braebrook Facebook page so be sure to watch for them, and of course lots of Smooth updates.