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Penthouse to Sh**house

It was the Spring of 2016, at one of my first dog showing weekends, and my neighbour in the grooming hall was a very entertaining and...

And then

Your dog’s not pregnant, The doctor says. Heart, kidney, gall bladder, bowel But no blobs Empty. And I’m fine. I knew this was possible....

Schipozzies, anyone?

Ruby and I enjoyed a walk with my friend and dog breeding mentor, Caren of Tidewalker Australian Terriers and her 5 month old Aussie,...

On being rare

Rare. Roll that word around in your mind for a moment. Rare, like a rare cooked steak? Rare, like difficult to get and only available to...

It's hard, not doing

An idea that crept in, then Grew big with talk and plans and study, has gone small again. What’s going on in there, I wonder. It’s hard,...

The best chance I can...

The Schipperke breeding population is very small and the practice of line breeding to create beautiful and consistent 'type' has created...

What do Robins know?

Robins are a common sight here in the Pacific Northwest. This robin lives in my backyard and he posed for a portrait this morning. He is...

Test test test!

Test test test! is not only good pandemic policy, it's essential for a successful canine insemination. We want to time the sperm and egg...

What a difference a day makes...

Part of the day, Ruby has been ensconced in a well appointed ex pen in the middle of our living room during her heat cycle. This affords...

"Fun at Home" league

The Agility Association of Canada has started an online game for suffering Canadian agility addicts and Ruby and I are having a ton of...

Shouting on the street

The Covid 19 pandemic adds a little spicy sauce to everything we do nowadays!

My Schipperke history

I adopted a pet Schipperke, many years ago. A scraggly, nearly bald little thing, with an impish furred face, she suffered from...

Do Schipperkes shed?

Yes. Is that a horrible thing? Not to me. I love brushing my dogs, almost every day. Learning to show my dogs taught me about the...

Raising the puppies

These puppies will not be docked. Docking is no longer demanded by the Canadian Schipperke standard nor is it acceptable in England and...

The boy

Ruby will be mated with an excellent male, Schipdale’s Rebus, owned and bred by Mrs. Lesley Thorne of Schipdale Schipperkes in England....

A picture of health

Ruby’s health is excellent. She has been CERF tested (eye exam) and passed. Her hips and elbows are good and thyroid is normal, tested in...

A Recallers Pup

Ruby was raised with Susan Garrett's Recallers program. That program uses games, to build joyful relationships between dogs and their...

Decided!

I have decided to breed Ruby.