Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fiacre Dalmatian Blog

For updates on the Corey/Selia puppies check out Carol's blog at  www.fiacredalmatians.wordpress.com.  Currently there are 2 show quality boys available to the right homes.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

This weekend at the Sacarappa Dog Obedience Club Trial in Portland Maine, Dalmatians did very well.

Corey - CT GCh Blackthorn Coreopis of PatchMt RA OA NAJ RD - qualified with placements in all his classes - Rally Excellent and Beginner Novice on both Saturday and Sunday. That gives him his Beginner Novice title and his first 2 legs towards his Rally Excellent title.

On Saturday and Sunday Mel and Eva qualified in both their Rally Novice A class. I am a poor Grandmother because I don't know Eva's registered name, but I am so proud of how well they have done on their new ventures in the obedience ring.

and today Dawn Eliot-Johnson and Lollipop won their Rally Advanced A class with a wonderful performance. That was their first leg towards that title.

And, many thanks to the great Rally Judge, Nanci Hayes.

Wonderful time had by all!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Girls Rule!

We warned Jeremy that Girls Rule - Boys Droll = who looks the most comfortable? Ember and her boy HazMat.

Tango competing in Agility!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tango Keeps Adding Agility Titles!

News from Ronnie in CT

Tango had a very good weekend of showing, completing his AXJ with 3rd place!  He also Q’ed in Exc. Standard B – now has 3 legs towards his MX!  And the next day he got his first leg toward his MXJ.  We have 10 MACH points!  Only 690 to go....

Hopefully photos to follow!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Daisy Does It Again

Once again, DAISY is in the news!  Two shows this year - Two specialty wins.  Best of Breed at Western Reserve Dalmatian Club Specialty and then BEST OF BREED Dalmatian Club of Canada!  Daisy is owned by Bertha Little, Jeff Langevin and Joan Eversole and shown by Jeff.  Daisy and her litter turned 7 in April.  Still going strong and looking great!  We couldn't be prouder!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Litter Evaluation

Thank you to Linda McCartney-Roy and Ann Smith for making the trek to Maine for the litter evaluation.  We are happy to announce that all are now spoken for and new homes notified.  Bearing in mind the difference between "showable" and "show potential", we are pleased that all show potential puppies are going to show/performance homes. And we have some very wonderful pet homes for those that are just not strong enough contenders to be shown.  Looking forward to watching these pups mature to their full potential.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Corey at DCFL

Love this photo from Gayle Riggins of Corey passing his Coaching Certificate at the Dalmatian Club of The Finger Lakes Road Trial Fun Day.  He loves his job!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Diggy Diggy

A picture of learning to dig in the dirt and a video of learning to run through the agility tunnel

Good BAER News

The litter went to the Animal Referral Center in South Portland yesterday for their BAER hearing test.  Good news - There were 8 bilateral hearig (all ears work) and one Unilateral hearing (only one ear worked).  There were no deaf puppies i nthis litter and we couldn't be more pleased.  Looks like we only have one puppy - a liver girl - with a blue eye.  No patches.  Good numbers all around!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Puppy Feeding Time - Outside!

Puppy Feeding Time!  A messy affair, when possible it is easier to feed them outside.  Now if they would just not PLAY in the food dish!

Puppies at 5 weeks

The latest litter news is the exciting puppies at Linda McSherry's - Patch Mountain Dalmatians.  Violet was bred to CH Avalon's Taylormade by Paisley - Taylor.  Our very good friend Ann Smith of Mapleaf Dalmatian is also a co-breeder of this litter.  Having a Taylor son or daughter has long been a "dream" for Ann and Linda was excited to let Violet have this last litter.

This breeding used frozen semen from the 1990's.  Timing for conception is critical with this type of breeding and we are extremely grateful to Slade Veterinary Hospital in Framingham Mass for making this happen.  Their staff is wonderful to work with and knows what it takes to have such success.

We have 9 puppies.  This is  a very nice sized litter considering Violet is 7 and it was a frozen breeding.  There are 5 boys, 1 liver and 4 blacks; 4 girls, 3 livers and 1 black.  No patches.

Inquires for pet and show homes are welcome.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Violet Taylor Puppies

Available Dalmatian

Spud, a 9 year old Newt X Kharma son is looking for a new home. His owner was located in Conway, NH and is unable to keep him for a variety of reasons.His breeder, Ann Smith, has taken him back but needs to put him in a forever home.   If you know of anyone who is looking for a neutered, house broken older Dal, please contact me and I will forward your information to Ann. Transport can be arranged.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I do need to do an official announcement, but wanted to wait to see how things progress.

We have ended up with just 2 puppies, 1 boy, 1 girl, both livers. The girl is fat and doing wonderful, the boy we would say is holding his own. Time will tell. Now, to wait and see on eye color and hearing before we decide if either are show quality, or if they both will be available to pet homes. We are also in the process of doing another breeding, and should have those puppies in late June for people who want to remain on our list.

I will do a better follow up and posts when we are better able to access the puppies. In the meantime you can see posted pictures at Dawn Eliot-Johnson's Facebook wall.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Puppies

Holy Crow! Can't believe its been so long since I've updated the blog. Hopefully with puppies on the way we will be doing posts on a much more regular basis. Please check out the puppy page at http://www.blackthorndalmatians.com/ for more information.

Ultrasound scheduled to Friday, March 2nd. We will let everyone know when we get the results.