Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It happens......

I took Gloria for an x-ray last week.  Unfortunately no puppies!  This is disappointing --- but, will try again next time she comes into season. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

It looks promising ...

Gloria is showing the beginning signs of pregnancy.  Although it is too early to tell for sure -- I am optimistic.  I will take her in for an ultrasound in a week or two.  In the mean time here are a few pictures from her show career.  She has won a Herding Group 1 and a Group 3 with very limited showing.  This was all before she turned two years old.  Lately we have been focusing on getting her Rally Novice title.  Unfortunately motherhood got in the way before we completed the title.  I hope to have her out next Spring to finish it off.

Gloria winning the Herding Group at Benton Ark.  Linda Williams was handling.

Gloria winning a Group 3 with me showing.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Exciting news .....

We are excited to announce that we have bred Gloria (GCH Giant's Dance O Praise Him) to Thief (CH Pecan Valley Grand Larceny).  Puppies will be due early January 2016.   Below is a link to the litter's pedigree:

http://www.cardiped.net/testmating.php?dam=87881&sire=67355&gens=5

Brindle and black & white puppies expected.

If you are interested in a puppy from this litter contact mark.clarke@cox.net


Champion Pecan Valley's Grand Larceny
 "Thief"



Grand Champion Giant's Dance O Praise Him
"Gloria"



Monday, March 16, 2015

New addition...

I flew to Pennsylvania this past weekend to attend the dog show at York, PA.  I was only an observer as my primary reason to attend was to see a litter of puppies sired by "Dudley" -- GCH Puddleduck Solas Smoke on the Water.  Dudley caught my eye at the 2014 National Specialty and I really liked his pedigree.  After seeing the litter - I had to come back to Arkansas with a souvenir.  Introducing Sanddigger First Time's a Charm.  Call name Charm.








This is Charm chillin' in the Sherpa on her way back to Arkansas.  She did so good on the plane!
 
 


Here is Charm's first official show dog picture.
 
 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Breeder of Merit recognition

I have been recognized by the AKC as a Breeder of Merit.  I am proud of this accomplishment having only bred Cardigans since 2006. 

 
 
 
 
These are the requirements that AKC has established for inclusion in the Breeder of Merit program.

AKC Breeder of Merit Requirements


The following must be met in order to be accepted into the program:
  • Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
  • Earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion* event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters 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.



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Bad news / Good news

First the bad news Willow didn't have any puppies.  We were so looking forward to this litter -- but, it wasn't meant to be.  I thought when we bred her it may have been a little bit early.  However we had limited options as the optimal breeding date was on a Sunday.  We will try again next time she comes into season later in the Spring.

The good news is that Gloria won Best of Breed in Des Moines Iowa at the January shows.  This gave her more than enough points to earn the title of Grand Champion.  This girl continues to amaze me.  She has such a wonderful personality and she is wicked smart to boot.  We have big plans for her in 2015.  Motherhood is on the agenda as well as a try at the Agility ring.

 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Big news ....

We bred our girl Willow (Giants Dance Poinciana) to the handsome Milo.  If all goes well we should have puppies in early February.  This litter could provide us with a rainbow of colors -- brindle, black and white and red.  Here are a couple of pictures of Willow taken in September.




Willow




Willow



Here is a link to a picture of Milo (CH Lynn Farm's What Not to Love)
http://www.stubbyacresfarm.com/Dogs.html

Here is a link to the pedigree of the litter:
http://www.cardiped.net/testmating.php?sire=81446&dam=83894