Sunday 31 December 2023

Adhara is 10

Happy Birthday Adhara who is 10 today, and to her littermates (sadly Fleur has passed away). Happy New Year to everyone else.


Friday 1 September 2023

Petito - available poodle puppy

Edit: Petito has now found a person of his own. Best wishes to him and his new family.
Update September. Petito is 12 weeks old and has had both his core vaccinations and is looking for a person or family of his own. He was held for a bit longer than his littermates as he had what seemed to be digestive problems with his mother's milk, which resolved once he'd been weaned, and he's had a blood test and several vet checks which have all been normal. He will be sold with a health guarantee same as all my pups (refund of up to the price paid to help pay for vet treatment if a genetic or congenital problem develops). Please see the website for further information.

Petito is a 9-week-old poodle boy who has stayed here a bit longer than his littermates so we could monitor him and have some vet tests run on him (which have now come back normal) because he had some digestive issues when he was young that have resolved by themselves. Petito is now looking for a loving home.

Petito is people-oriented and a happy little bugger whose tail never stops, but also a fairly undemanding, quiet puppy. He would best fit with a couple, single person, or family with older sensible children. He would be ideal for a retired person or couple wanting a companion.

He can be seen with his brother and mother Saffi, and his halfsister can also be met here. Please see the website for details.

Saffi, who is recovering from being spayed

Petito with brother Buxton

Wednesday 19 July 2023

Alpacas 2023

 I have four crias. The first three are female, so their names are Not On Your Nelly, Flaming Nora, and Sweet Fanny Adams:

The fourth is a boy, so his name is Gordon Bennett:

For unknown reasons, he doesn't seem to be able to get enough milk from his mother, so he comes over for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Saturday 24 June 2023

Spotted cria

From a breeding perspective, as this is a fleece-producing livestock, I would prefer not to have this spotted pattern and for the gene to get lost and the alpacas just be solid. However, the pattern on each animal is unique and the crias are always appealing.

Saturday 3 June 2023

Yellow-shoulder turkeys

 I have some yellow-shoulder heritage turkey poults for sale. The yellow-shoulder colour morph (sometimes called calico or tricolour) wasn't available in the UK so it became a pet genetics project of mine, and after managing to breed them consistently for a couple of years I've decided to make them available to other breeders who want to enjoy them. I also possibly have a few of the 'pavement pastel' version with the blue gene. Please see the page on the website under 'smallholding' for more information.

Thursday 8 December 2022

Family Ties

 Hobson & daughter Tiffin

One of the challenges of breeding dogs and ending up with seven of them when most people would normally choose to have one or two is organising individual time with each dog. When it's possible, I like to take out a daughter with her mother alone. The younger bitch I find learns a lot from having time with her mother as well as me, and their interactions together are different than how they behave with other dogs. Not that I think animals and their behaviour should ever be romanticised or anthropormorphised as they are quite interesting and lovable enough just as they are.

Adhara with daughter Pandora

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Poodle boy

Edit: this puppy has now found his family.

As a result of a cancellation, I have one brown poodle boy available to a suitable loving person/family. Please see 2022 litter 'Sausage Party' under the poodles section of the site or contact me if you would like more information or to come and meet him and his parents, two grandmas, a grandad, a half-aunt, and a second-cousin-once-removed and ask any questions. He would enjoy doing a sport with his person but would also fit in well with an active family or couple.