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Born,: November 12, 2009

Toby & Starry
toby

When it came to a decision about breeding Starry, given her age and some history, we thought we'd leave it up to she and Toby. We thought of Toby because, first, he was available, second their pedigrees are very compatible. Both of them have an English parent (Magick and Lincoln) as after he fathered a litter at age 7 months (litter 8) we had him x-rayed and OFA determined he was an excellent. Now that's a prelim assessment, but how often do you get to breed two OFA Excellent!
We let the two work it out, and just when we thought Toby had reverted from being precocious to being a dufus, Kathy heard a yelp and we had a tie. There's and old adage in breeding "The nose knows."
     
Countdown to puppies
d1 d0 d1a
D-Day minus 1 D Day D Day plus 2
4 down 2 to go 6 puppies. All present & accounted for

 

 
At Two Days
 
 
blue
red
pink
 
 
Blue Boy
Red Boy
Pink Girl
 
 
Black - 20 oz
Liver - 13 oz
Liver- 12.5 oz
 
 
 
  glitter  
green
 
 
Glitter Green Girl
Green Boy
 
 
Liver 14 oz
Black - 14.5 oz
 
         
  We have departed from our regular way of doing things and have named the litter. We usually look for a theme, and since the whole litter was "gamble" we decided to use a card or gambling theme, and what's better as a theme but the movie Maverick. Its fun, its got great characters and names - so we present the following  
     
 
At 17 days
 
         
 
mav
jack
annabell
 
 
Mav (Maverick)
Jack
Anabelle
 
 
 
 
jody
coop
 
 
Jodie
 
Coop (Cooper)
 
         
   
4 Weeks
   
         
 
jack anabelle  
 
Maverick
Jack
Anabelle
 
 
NorthSky's Ace of Spades
NorthSky's Jack of Hearts
NorthSky's Queen of Hearts
 
 
jodie
coop
 
 
Jodie
Coop
 
 
NorthSky's High Stakes Player
 
NorthSky's Tin Star
 
   
Almost 8 Weeks Old
   
 
Anabelle
Anabelle passed over the Rainbow Bridge because of an untreatable condition She was only 8 weeks 4 days old
 
 
Maverick
Jack
 
       
     
 
Jodie
 
Cooper
 
     
Now spoiling his owners in Indiana
 
      cooper  
     
Cooper being mentored by Zig (we hope that Zig survives)
 
Cute Pup Pics
compy standby upside down
Comfy?
Mom on Standby
I'm not upside down, everybody else is
pillow
oillow
food
Everybody got a pillow?
Everything's a Pillow
Food Training (this is FUN!!)
crate   escape
Crate Training
 
Escape Training
5+ weeks
cooper jack jodie
It's MINE, I caught it (Cooper)
Sit like a frog (Jack)
I caught my own pillow (Jodie)
1
2
3
Every Field Spaniel loves his or her own pillow
snow1 snow2
CCCCCCCOLD (Maverick)
Cold nose-cold butt (Cooper)
Was this here yesterday?
Is it still...doing that thing
Nothing like chocolate to end a day
Puppy Bunk Bed
     

First Feeding

We tried feeding the pups a gruel of baby oatmeal and espalac, funny how fast they catch on to a new skill like eating - some teeth are beginning to erupt, so mom was glad to have them start to introduced to solid food.
     
annabells coop jack
Cooper
Anabelle
Jack
mom mav
Jodie
Mom and Anabelle
Maverick
 
Mom was disinterested in the feeding process but did do her bit when the pups needed their faces cleaned
 

 

 

Puppy Pedigree

 

 
   Silkscreen Cyboglossium
Ch Lydemoor Lincoln CD 
 
 Liver -OFA  Good
Starry   Lydemoore Llysanne Tanitha
CH-UCH N'Haven NorthSky Starry Nite    
Black & Tan- OFA EXCELLENT
  Ch Maplesugar A Maximum Exposure CDX
   
Black -OFA  Good
  Ch Northhaven California Dreamin    
 
Black- OFA Good
 
    Northhaven's Callisto
   
Liver
     
PUPPIES    
   
  
   
Dubldee Argusianus Argus
  Thandiwe Maplesugar Magick  
Toby   Dubldee Guaira at Thandiwe
NorthSky's Magick Man
 
Liver, OFA EXCELLENT
   
 

Ch Maplesugar Eclipse in Motion

 
Black - OFA Good
 

Northsky’s Moonspinner  

 
Liver, OFA GOOD
   

U-CH NorthSky's Northern Lights

Liver & Tan- OFA good