I bred my Murray’s Queen Isabella of Alangus to TMR Mayes’ Little Helmie of JustaLittle on February 4. Izzy and Helmie are both toy Aussies but have minis in their bloodlines, so it will be interesting once again to see the hereditary magic. I chose Helmie as the daddy dog because of his champion lines and the “look” of the dogs behind him. In addition, he is a small dog at 10.5″ and hopefully his puppies will be a size that are easy for Izzy to whelp.
Izzy is my athletic dog. She is a one of those unique, “in-tune” dogs that seems to know what you tell her before you say anything. She just can read faces and body language and loves nothing better than her people. Hard to describe a dog like that, but if you’ve ever had a “heart” dog, you know what I mean. She lives to frisbee and would be an awesome candidate for flyball, although I haven’t tried her in that sport. I trained her in agility when she was younger, and must get her back on the field this summer because she has matured and become much more confident.
Izzy will have her ultrasound on February 27 and at that point, I will begin to take deposits on her puppies. They will be here Easter weekend via the Easter bunny!
I have opted to keep Derby Rose from Fancy’s litter after much deliberation and swaying back and forth. She is developing so nicely for conformation and her personality is just easy going and fun like her mom. She’s quiet and goes with the flow, whatever situation I put her in. At 9 weeks, we’re working really hard on her socialization to meet 100 people, so she’s riding with me on my daily pet sit rounds. Her potty training is well under way and she’s giving me no puddles which means she’s a smart cookie.
Spring is in the air in Kentucky!