This was a busy weekend for the Hurrikane team. Sydney was off finishing her Herding Started Duck title and picking up a second Q toward her Started Cattle title. While she and Becky were busy with the cattle and ducks, Avery was home with me, having her first litter of puppies. Even just two days before her puppies arrived, she was out and about, guarding the yard from squirrels and birds! Pregnant or not, I just love this beautiful girl.
Avery - CH Hurrikane Have Mercy HT PT; Best in Sweeps, CWCCWR 2009; AOM Eukanuba 2012
The puppies were larger than my previous puppies. Nearly 15 oz for a few of them, the smallest was 12 oz. Total puppy count is seven. Three girls (1 red, 2 brindle), and four boys (1 red, 3 brindle-I think). As anyone who saw Avery in person can attest, the photos do not remotely hint at just how big she was. The last week she just exploded, and she tried to have her babies, but in the end we had to do a section.
Mom and babies are doing well.
I would expect nothing less from Avery! True to her nature, she can't be serious about anything!
Proud parents are Avery (CH Hurrikane Have Mercy HT PT) and Tommy (Kipperton's Pinball Wizard).
The updated list of dogs available from Hurrikane Cardigans and Vallhunds is organized here. Please check out the individual posts to learn more about each available dog, and feel free to contact Sarah at grayciemom(at)hotmail.com for additional information or if you have questions. Thank you for your interest!
Click on the name of the dog to see additional information about each dog.
Biscuit is the world's best Fluffernutter Cardigan! He's 2 years old, full of joy, and has a mischievious twinkle in his eye. :-) Biscuit has obedience and herding training, as well as some foundation agility training.
The Prince of Pout
Q-tip inspector, just trying to keep the world a safer place!
Biscuit has been training in obedience since the fall, and today we went to our first Rally show n go at a local training club. I think he did pretty well, considering we haven't done any of the rally signs, I just wanted to get him out at a practice show. :-) See below for a video clip of his Rally run.
Biscuit is somebody's "heart dog" for sure. As an only-dog, or one of maybe two dogs (he needs to be placed as an only dog or with a super bossy girl to boss him around!), he is the most devoted, loyal, and loving boy. I would love for him to be MY boy, but as much as he is a great boy to take to lessons and out for walks, Biscuit is quite sad and obviously unhappy when it's time to be "one of many" again after our adventures. As devoted to me as he seems in video and photos, he would be that and more for his new person/people as well. Biscuit is almost human in his expressions, and it's not difficult to read him and interpret what he'd like to say to you! ;-)
People often tell me that Biscuit is my dog and I wouldn't be able to place him, especially after spending a fortune in time and money training him. I feel that it's in his best interest not to have to share human time with multiple dogs, and he really craves his mommy-time when we are home with all the other dogs. But I also feel that while the dogs are in my home, they deserve the training and time that I can offer. I don't classify them as "going to live elsewhere" and leave them without training and activities.
He takes a bit of time to warm up to new people, and he's not a candidate for a home with young children. He's been OK with older kids/teems, but he has not been very trusting of younger, unpredictable children. I think he'd be perfect for a single person or a couple, he would make it his number one priority to entertain and watch over you.
Biscuit would be great for a performance home interested in continuing his training and working with him on his confidence around other dogs, or an active companion home looking for a dog with basic obedience training already on the resume. He also loves herding, and has many, many herding lessons on his list of favorite things!
I could go on and on about Biscuit, and what a happy, wonderful dog he is, and I probably have thousands of photos of him.
If you are interested in learning more about Biscuit, please contact
Sarah at grayciemom(at)hotmail.com
Biscuit is OFA Hips Good, done at 2 years old.
Below are some video clips of Biscuit, rally/obedience and herding. Plus a bonus of my favorite Biski video, when he was about 7 months old, trying a cow hoof chew for the first time. This clip is one I always think of when I think of Biscuit's free spirit and sense of humor!
Biscuit is a good boy. He just graduated from beginner obedience sessions, and I'm really proud of the naughty fluffernutter! We don't get to practice very much, but Biski seems to be a natural at it.
***Biscuit is still looking for his perfect forever home. Contact grayciemom(at)hotmail.com for additional information. Biscuit is ready to be someone's heart dog, and you will never be lacking for a smile or laugh. He's squeezably cute, and completely devoted to his human.***
The Breeder of Merit Program honors breeder/exhibitors' dedication and hard work as they continue to produce dogs that are healthy, capable, and beautiful.
AKC Breeder of Merit Requirements:
-->Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
-->Earned at least 4 Conformation, Performance or Companion event titles on dogs they bred/co-bred.
-->Member of an AKC club.
-->Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.
-->Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.
The Biscuit- Performing LIVE on Facebook...
Biscuit has found his perfect family. He is so happy, and we could not have asked for a more perfect home for The Biscuit. Click on his photo to check out his very own Facebook page!