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Our goal is to breed and raise exceptional quality British Style Golden Retrievers. Our bloodlines are from only the most respected kennels worldwide. We are members of the Canadian Kennel Club, UK Kennel Club and GRCC and strictly adhere to their code of ethics. Our breeding dogs have passed all health clearances for eyes, heart, hips and elbows.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mango and Storm’s Litter – Week Seven

Such a handsome bunch.
“Boot Camp”

Training exercises began very early in the morning as the sun worked its slow trajectory across the sky. The morning dew saturated the grass and the air was beginning to get thick with humidity. With breakfast out of the way, the crew was ready. They scrambled out of their dorm into their warm up jog following their team leader, Mango who was intent on not letting them catch up. The group worked through various manoeuvres which included “hand to hand” combat with sticks, rock climbing and agility training, however it would seem that the crowd favourite was digging a giant foxhole. They usually worked in pairs and before long, they had a hole that was large enough to accommodate two puppies. Rain or shine, this group was intent to repeat their ritual as often as possible each and every day and they appeared unfazed when the weather was less than ideal. On the days that it rained, they wore the mud on their faces like camouflage. When they were collected from the foxhole to return to the dorm, they resembled furry chocolate labs. Fortunately, these double-coated retrievers are the self-cleaning variety. Within thirty minutes, they miraculously looked as though they’d just had a bath.

Little more digging and we can all fit in!
 This week, the gang went on their first car ride to visit our friendly veterinarian for their check-ups. We’re not sure if they were aware of their destination, but they were all uncharacteristically quiet in the car. They continued their low key fa├žade right through the appointment which they passed with flying colours causing the good doctor to comment on how-behaved they all were. Their “aunt” Sierra who also had a check-up that day rode shotgun in the car. She actually made more noise than the puppies by barking at them constantly to get their attention. Sierra is really just a kid at heart herself and she was anxious to get home as quickly as possible to be able to play with them.

This was also the week for temperament testing and it was no big surprise that this was a very happy and well-adjusted group. Despite being boys, they’re all very well-mannered and have been learning about potty training which they’ll do either on the shredded paper in their whelping box or outside on the lawn. Mango has been a stellar mom who has been on call 24/7, fed them right up to the end of their stay, watched over them, played with them and corrected them whenever necessary.

As our time together winds down, we reflect on all the love, laughter, happiness and kisses we’ve shared. These are memories we’ll treasure forever. As you go along your journey with your new families little ones, we wish you much love and safe travels.
That concludes this edition of “Puppy Tales”.  See you next litter!
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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mango and Storm’s Litter – Week Six

Do you want to share my stick?

“The Conspiracy”

It happened in the wee hours of the morning. The moon was but a sliver and light was scarce, but their adrenaline was in abundance. All the time spent planning would be put to the test. As the moment drew near, their fears remained unspoken. One by one they slipped over the wall which had been inadvertently compromised by their custodian’s last visit. Off in the distance, they spotted their objective: their mother Mango fast asleep. They quietly tiptoed over to her in the hopes of a “midnight snack”, but alas Mango was not in the mood to oblige at this hour which left the trio wailing. They might not have achieved what they set out to accomplish with their short-lived freedom, but calm was quickly restored once they were reunited with their brothers in the whelping box.

This week was all about treasures and discovery. Since the weather was occasionally a bit unsettled during the week, Mother Nature contributed numerous twigs and bits of bark to the yard. These quickly became the puppies’ favourite toys. Activities included tug of war with one on one, one on two or simply having a nice leisurely chew. The outside water bowl was also a key attraction and it often did double duty as a footbath. For some reason, the puppies were curious as to what the underside of the bowl looked like so it needed frequent refilling. The little ones run around the yard on somewhat rubbery legs so a fast sprint often culminates in a toppling over. Their play is becoming a bit more coordinated and adult-like and their thirst for discovery is growing. Unlike many other groups before them, this gang absolutely owns the back yard as they fearlessly explore every corner of it. And when they’re tired out from all of the action, there is both a crate and a doghouse at their disposal on the patio for napping in.

The gang is now getting three meals a day which are supplemented by Mango’s still frequent offerings of dessert. They now weigh an average of 12 lbs. and their muzzles are lengthening and are beginning to look a bit more like the adults they will eventually become. Their emotions are becoming apparent too, so they whine to show fear, whimper if they’re hurt and bark when they are excited, want attention or are ready for dinner. We are spending time alone with each puppy, playing gently and teaching them to relate one-on-one in a safe, trusting situation.

Mango is such a gentle soul – the biggest lapdog of all. As we’re spread out on the lawn to play with the puppies, Mango likes to take centre stage and sit on our laps. When the boys aren’t trying to steal a drink from their mom’s milk bar, they circle us and jump up like snapping turtles in an attempt to bite or lick our noses. Of course they miss and tumble over most of the time, but it’s all good spirited fun. One by one, the little minions drift off to sleep, spent from the day’s activities. We then have to carry them back to their beds to allow them to rest up for the next round of adventures on “The Sunny Side of the Street”.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next time for the mesmerizing conclusion of “Puppy Tales”.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Mango and Storm’s Litter – Week Five

Enjoying the great outdoors!

“A Bull in a China Shop”

He was in a very deep sleep – likely a milk-induced coma. He lay there, gently twitching and feeling oh so comfortable. In his dream, he heard the thunder of hooves all around him. A split second later, Mr. Twister, now rudely awakened, was experiencing the dream. Like a bull in a china shop, Mr. Sandstorm repeatedly stepped on Mr. Twister’s head as he raced around the whelping box with Messrs. Lightning Bolt and Purple Rain in hot pursuit. Whether it was carelessness or they were sending a message, the group wasn’t content until everyone joined in on the fun. We’re not sure if was cabin fever that inspired his actions, but later in the week Mr. Snowstorm catapulted himself over the wall to explore the living room. Once he came to the realization that he was alone, he began to whimper until he was quickly airlifted back to the safety of the whelping box.

Since we finally caught a break with the weather, we did not waste the opportunity to introduce the puppies to the great outdoors. It’s interesting to note the differences between each litter and how they react to the inaugural outing. Some stand there and tremble, others creep along very cautiously - not this group. This mini-pack embraced the experience head on, like a bunch of old souls. Accompanied by their mom, the gang raced around the vast expanse of the yard showing no fear. Within all of three minutes, Mr. Snowstorm settled in to munch on a twig. The others tried their hand at rock climbing or racing around in fits and starts playing “bumper cars” with each other. (Essentially that’s puppy head butting.) Even mom got in on the action. Mango would stand motionless until all the puppies ran up to her in anticipation of a snack, then she’d bolt off suddenly with one or two of them still attached to her drinking apparatus or she’d roll around in the grass to get their attention and repeat the same exercise. The rest of the time, Mango would find a quiet spot off in the shade where she acted as a sentinel, watching out for her little flock. Mr. Lightning Bolt demonstrated his path finding skills by wandering to the far end of the yard. Mom was not pleased and raced to his side to escort him back to rejoin the rest of the group.

The puppies are now enjoying some of their meals al fresco. Off in the distance, the birds chirp while a gentle breeze blows through their fur as they huddle around the “buffet table”. Dining outside must really stimulate their appetites because they rarely leave any leftovers for their mom. Now that their food is being made a bit drier, the little ones are drinking water as well to help keep them hydrated. Most meals are capped off with some light exercise and a well-earned nap. And when they’re not eating or sleeping, they’re learning to communicate with each other and with us by wagging their tails. With the increased control over their facial muscles, the puppies are making expressions and are beginning to reveal their personalities and voice their opinions. Most of all, they express their love for us and each other, because after all, love makes the world go round.....

That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another enriching installment of “Puppy Tales”.

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