We looked long and hard for the right dog to use with Lily, considering a lot of possibilities both in the UK and Europe.
Our main considerations, in no particular order, were -
Size - Comfortably within the breed standard
Smooth - As close to a pure smooth as possible
We had a few possibles lined up, and then the stars seemed to align. We had a call from Betty just as Lily was showing signs of coming into season. Betty had just taken a dog back from a pet home in sad circumstances. The dog was entire and had never been shown or used at stud, he met our desired criteria, a nice looking dog with a lovely temperament and a strong smooth pedigree. The best part though, he is a son of Plushcourt Leao, a Portuguese and French Champion and World Winner, giving us access to some of the original bloodlines brought into the UK.
Plushcourt Hallmark - 'Pepe'.
Pepe went to his first show at the City of Birmingham the week before he met Lily and came away with Best Dog AV Hound NSC, not bad for his first time out.
Pepe's pedigree is below. if you would like more detail please visit the Breed Archive using the below link.
If you would be interested in sharing your life with one of Lily's puppies then please contact us
Lily went into the Vet for a second scan today. Still no firm idea as to numbers, definitely two, possibly three.
Mother and puppies all doing well, relatively small puppies and a fit, strong and healthy mother so they are not expecting any drama. We will see!
We had Lily scanned by our Vets today and they have confirmed that she is pregnant. As always, they won't commit to numbers, but there are at least 2, probably 3 and maybe more little Walnut sized Podengos in occupation.
The puppies are due at the end of October.
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The Puppies Arrive
Lily went into labour this morning, everything seemed to be going alright, but the first puppy presented back legs first and seemed to be stuck, so into the vets we went. Long story short, Lily ended up having a caesarian and we now have four little bundles of joy huddled under the heat lamp, three little girls and one little boy. Lily is taking her duties extremely seriously and taking good care of her little brood.
Pictures to follow.
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