Casper is the Cavalier boy I got last Autumn and have yet to put up on The Boys page. He came to me with eye and heart checks, and DNA tested clear for Episodic Falling and Dry Eye Curly Coat syndrome. I recently have had his eyes done again and at just over three years old he shows no signs of Multi-focal Retinal Dysplasia or Hereditary Cataracts. We have had his skull MRI scanned on the BVA - CM / SM scheme recently and are awaiting the results. He is being cardiologist vet checked again at the end of this month.
Casper is proving to be a really lovely tempered Cavalier and with tri and ruby genes from his parents. He has the potential to produce some really lovely marked pups. We hope to see first what he can produce with our lovely girl Treacle. Treacle is a F1 (first cross) Cavapoo we bred, being nearly five now, still MVD clear and her Cavalier mother, Dolly attained over 5 Mitral Valve Disease (MVD) clear status. Treacle is also hereditary clear for Episodic Falling and Dry Eye Curly Coat syndrome. She has been MRI scanned on the BVA - CM / SM scheme graded Syringomyelia (SM) 0. She is also hereditary clear for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA). Her Dad is our Reggie. She has also recently been eye checked and at nearly five years old shows no signs of Multi-focal Retinal Dysplasia, Hereditary Cataracts or Generalized Progressive retinal atrophy.
Below is a slideshow of the four pups at adulthood that Treacle had with her first litter (and only litter so far) with our other pure Cavalier boy Toby being the father.
Lily is the sister to Ernest, the father to Blottie and Bumble's pups
Yesterday Barney was supposed to be going home and the slideshow below was meant to be a sort of leaving present for Jan and Viv, but unfortunately for them, the weather where they are stopped them being able to fly back to the UK. They kept me updated all day yesterday and emailed me in the evening mortified to find out that they may not be getting back now until the 26th April. They are being put up in a hotel, which the airline is paying for. I emailed to tell them, "Don't you worry. Barney is okay here with us. You get here when you get here. Look after yourself. Jane x"
I hope you have managed to get a good nights sleep after such a stressful day, and I know photos are not the same as cuddling up with your Barney. We though will make sure his cuddle quota is kept topped up until you arrive to pick him up, and you can then get your Barney cuddle top up from him.
Barney now two years old, has grown in to a very handsome adult dog, and looking at him it's almost hard to believe he's 1/4 Poodle. Barney is the brother to Ernest, who is the father to Blottie and Bumble's litters.
Charlie left us just over a month ago, and a few days ago I woke up and for whatever reason, I suddenly whether I had sorted out changing over his microchip details. On the day Sandra and Adrian picked him up, there had been an issue getting the details changed over, on the internet and being a Saturday, I could not ring them to the following Monday to get it sorted, and I had forgotten to. So I got the issue sorted out a few days ago sending Sandra and Adrian, an apologetic email.
hopefully you will have just got an email confirming your details registered to Charlie's microchip. Really sorry that I forgot to do it until now. Funny how the mind works. I just woke up this morning and my first thought was, "Did I get Charlie's microchip details sorted."
Hope all is going well with Charlie.
They kindly replied with an update for me.
Sorry not getting back to you sooner today but I've only just checked the emails! Yes we have had an email confirming the details for Charlie's microchip today, thank you for sorting it. To be honest Jane, it had completely slipped my memory too! Charlie is doing well, we've had him out to loads of places and he does seem to take it all in his stride, even a motorbike rally didn't phase him! He loves the beach and meeting new dogs and people. He is very sociable and loving, full of fun. We all love him and the boys love it when he has his 'mad' half hours! Charlie's basic commands training is coming on well, he's great with sitting, down and fetch. We are doing some follow up training with a lady called Sue (Paws in Partnership, a local trainer), basic commands, recall on a Mikki long line etc next Sunday. We had an initial 'new puppy' visit from her, which I'd arranged prior to collecting Charlie, which was helpful. She was very impressed with him, thought he was very bright and wanted to know where we had got him from etc. She asked for your details because she said she likes to make note of very good breeders, so I hope you don't mind.
He is growing well and has put on weight (the vets weighed him when we took him for his worming and flea/tick tablets). I will send you some photos in the next couple of days. Hope you and all the family are well and thank you for breeding such a lovely, friendly puppy.
Then followed some photos of Charlie a couple days later,
and then a video of Charlie, with this message,
Hope you like the video taken today of Charlie on the beach in Whitby.
Adrian & Sandra Berryman"
lovely to see him moving about and off the lead. Reminds me that I should get to the beach with Teagol. He's a lovely looking dog, not that I'm biased or anything!
Thanks for the update a few days ago.
Yes, he is a lovely dog, so friendly and inquisitive. He loves running on the beach trying to keep up with the seagulls!
Will keep in contact and send you some more pictures soon.
Thanks Sandra, looking forward to watching Charlie growing up.
The video below is showing how Bumble's eight puppies are getting desensitized to the vacuum cleaner. They will of been used to hearing the vacuum cleaner revved up twice most days, as I vacuum around in the morning and often whip round with the battery one in the evening to keep on top of dog hair.
Yes, I know I have spelt vacuum wrong on the video, but it is such a bother to redo I have left it.
Barney leaves us tomorrow and the last ten days whilst with us, he has played and played with his brother, Ernest. Finally, this morning I caught a bit of their playtime together, as they tug-of-warred with a stick. Then Barney's niece Teagol tries her chance at getting a stick off him. He has been a really good dog, I hope he has enjoyed his stay with us and catching up with his canine family, but I have no doubt he will be very excited to see Jan and Viv tomorrow.
Teagol squeezes in beside some of Bumble's pups in Barney's bed
Back the middle of March, I had an email from Jane who has Archie. Archie is from Primrose's first ever litter All's well that ends well. Archie was a puppy that came back to me after a few months due to what was thought an allergy to him. I put up a blog on our website about his return and Jane who has him contacted me about re-homing him, as her neighbours had a pup from us already. Unfortunately, Archie has been a bit unwell lately.
Hope all is well at Poundlane….
It’s been 5 years now since we had the pleasure of Archie joining our family - and all has been well - until recently when we received the diagnosis of “pancreatitis”, confirmed by blood tests.
We have been faithfully feeding him Royal Canine for all these years, plus the occasional piece of chicken and at the moment gravy bones (treats) from Sainsbury’s.
We are very unsure how to proceed from here… he is being sick quite often, usually in the early hours of the morning and his poo today showed some blood in it (as it has on occasions in the past).
The vet put him on antibiotics last week because his temperature was up, and this seemed to make him pick up and we thought we were on the mend until last night when he was sick again.
The vet has recommend a low fat diet and to see how it goes.
Is there any advice you can give us to help our precious Archie - he is just the most wonderful dog and it breaks my heart to know that he is suffering.
Thank you Jane,
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Jane and Paul Hepple"
Because of the nature of the contact I looked up Jane's phone number and we had a chat. I thought he would benefit with a more aggressive approach to get on top of it, resting the pancreas and putting him on a very strict diet, and I sent her some further information by email.
further to our phone call you might like to read this Pancreatitis in Dogs which talks about the treatment I discussed with you and this article The Best Dog Foods for Dogs With Pancreatitis which does actually suggest low fat beef is okay. I do think resting the pancreas may be the best way forward for Archie.
Hope this helps
We have kept in contact over the last four or so weeks and I am glad to report that Archie seems to have now turned a corner. The vet did decide to rest the pancreas and now on a strict diet, Jane says, "He seems to be ok now - we have been extremely strict with his diet."
Fingers crossed !
Received an update for Jack a couple days ago.
We met back in February when we collected the wonderful Jack with my parents. Jack is just wonderful, everyone he meets is in love! He is learning fast and is clearly very intelligent.
I know you are interested in how the skull shapes are developing so I attach a couple of profile shots from last week. It looks to me like he he has a perfect little spaniel snout!
thank you for the photos of Jack. Great to see such a good length of muzzle, as he was the smallest of the litter with the shortest muzzle. He also looks to have his mother's beautiful eyes. He was such a lovely pup to rear. Unfortunately, I can't keep them all.
Give him a cuddle from me
First visitors to see the Bumble's pups today. Louise has already visited me before on the tail end of Blottie's litter and decided to wait for Bumble's litter, as better timing etc. Louise arrived today with her daughter, Lauren for a cuddle with Bumble's pups who fell asleep on her lap, and is coming back tomorrow to hopefully reserve one of them. I think sitting with pups falling asleep on you, should be on everyone's top ten list of things to do.
Louise arrived with a cake for us. Thank you so much, and as you can see from one sitting, it went down rather well.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with The Poundlane Mommas March 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.