Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Party On! Trixie-Zeke pups celebrate...

Mason looking forward to some birthday cake!
Good boy Mason! I'm sure that it was quite tempting for him to wait until after the photo op to eat his cake.
Mia-belle in her party hat
Very pretty cake
Mia-belle was lucky to have a real birthday party at class to celebrate turning one.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sweet moment: Sara & Memphis

Cool photo of the photographer...I had to steal Sara's camera to capture this adorable shot of her and Memphis, aka Mr. Orange. Check out Sara's website, Vbird Studio.

Happy 1st Birthday to our Special Litter

Happy 1st Birthday to our Special Litter born March 23, 2009!
  • Jersey
  • Maggie
  • Mason
  • Matilda
  • Miabelle
  • Trudy
  • Webster
The Special litter is out of Zeke, CH OB's 38 Special, and Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress, CD, RN,NA,NAJ,V.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Best Buds

We've received fabulous reports of the Bravo litter pups settling into their new homes. Yesterday, three of the local pups, Savi, Treynor and Memphis, had their first puppy class with dog trainer and friend, Kathy Santo. These pups are already showing what great performance dogs they will grow into. We worked on building control, sit and some basic manners. The pups and owners even have homework! Above, Memphis strutting his stuff in the our backyard after class.
Room for three to share this big branch.
Savi & Treynor...grrrr!
New BFF's Jam and Savi
and Bravo with big brother, CH Chips out in California

Friday, March 19, 2010

Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius, our keeper

With a sparkle in her eye and a what's next attitude...
Savi is our keeper from the Trixie-Clay litter and boy do we have big plans for her.
Like big her big sister, Jam, Savi will compete in conformation, obedience, agility and hunt tests.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bravo Litter Premiere Party

Whitmore, Grayhart's Millionaire Matchmaker, aka Mr. Black
The McNeal's, PA
Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius aka Miss Raspberry
The Hartheimer's, NJ
Logan, Grayhart's Watch What Happens, aka Mr. Green
The Fair's, PA
Memphis, Grayhart's Million Dollar Listing, aka Mr. Orange
The Voltaggio's, NY
Treynor, Grayhart's Workout, aka Mr. Red
The Priore's, NY
Tallulah, Grayhart's Top Design, aka Miss Purple
The Brennan's, NJ
Last Sunday, was our Bravo Litter Puppy Premiere Party, where five of the local families joined us to socialize, partake in the Grayhart 101 Puppy Class and then take their pups home. It was an amazing day and the camaraderie of this group of puppy people was truly heartwarming. Chris McNeal was kind enough to be the "official" photographer, taking these lovely family portraits as well as chronicling the day with a slide show that you can see here.
And not to be left out, Bliss, aka Miss Pink, flew to Alaska yesterday to join her new family...
Bliss, Grayhart's Launch My Line, aka Miss Pink
The Boyd's, Alaska
Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, aka Mr. Blue
Jay Logan & Ronald Goularte, CA
They flew home to California on Saturday.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Introducing Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo

Bravo, Grayhart Crescent's Bravo, aka Mr. Blue, with owner J Logan
Bravo, out of "Clay" BIS/BISS CH Bzyfeet American Idol, BROM x "Trixie" CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress, CD, RN,NA,NAJ, V, was the first to leave and flew off on a plane to his new home in California. We look forward to seeing Bravo in the show ring and on beach runs with J's husband Ron and their other dogs.
What leaf?

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Bravo Litter

Our lovely Bravo litter out of Trixie x Clay with their breeder.

T-C Pups 8 Weeks: Meet the Bravos

The Bravo Litter's first professional photo shoot with our friend, Sara of Vbird Studio

Thursday, March 11, 2010

T-C Pups Day 56: Eight weeks old and little houligans

It's amazing that the Bravo litter turned eight weeks old today. These sweet little pups are full of spit and vinegar and love nothing better than to play and wrestle with each other. For a special treat, I gave them bully sticks to enjoy on the deck and it turned into a massive game of keep away and tug of war, with some chew time thrown in.
Clever black boy hid the bully stick under his body with only the end sticking out.
Orange boy found the tunnel a great place to hide with the bully stick.
Two can tug...or maybe a threesome...
Run puppies run!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

T-c Pups Day 53 & 54:Say Cheese

Yesterday, the pups went for their temperament testing and were wiped out after the long day of testing and found my friend's daughter's lap to be the perfect place to crash. My good friend and dog trainer, Kathy Santo, administered Sheila Booth's Positive Puppy Preview. This tests the puppy's temperament, birdiness, biddability, if a pup's drive can overcome stress, as well as toy, food and prey drive. This litter was deemed a working/performance litter full of birdy, confident, little retrieving machines.
The temperament test is only a snapshot but does give me valuable information added to the countless hours I have spent playing with and observing the puppies. All this, along with the conformation evaluation, is used to help me decide which puppy would do best in each home.
Today, our friend Sara came to visit and take professional photos of the pups and our adult dogs.
A good photographer always gets to know their models and build a connection.
The peeks that I saw on her digital camera were amazing and I can't wait to see all of the terrific shots she took.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

T-C Pups Day 52: More good times and sunshine

Tag you're it!

Let's get ready to rumble!
The Holey Roller ball is a favorite

We were blessed with another winner of a day today - gorgeous weather and good friends. The day started with coffee for me and a romp on the deck for the pups.
All of these pups love to retrieve and play tug of war.
Who's that doggy in the window?Luke, one of the most adorable and engaging babies, came with proud parents, Patrick and Veronica, Ranger's owners.
Veronika, smitten with the pups.
Patrick playing with the pups.
Ranger got lots of attention from us but could not play with his littermate Jam, who is in season.
Monty's family also came by for a visit...had to see the pups before they went to their new homes.