I have decided to take down all the pages pertaining to my breeding dogs and breeding. At this time I will have 1 litter out of Fionna (UKC CH Sagami no Roushya Kaneko go RATI) by Shogun (Sakura no Bunta go Himeharu sou) in 2020 and have postponed my other plans. Only white puppies will result.
Cuchulainn (UKC CH Hakuzan no Sekirou go Hakuzan Ryousou) has become part of the foundation for his breeder's Backcountry Companion dogs and had a successful mating on the 17th of September to Smokey, the foundation bitch for the project. Any resulting puppies will be 50% Kishu Ken, and approximately 25% Irish Wolfhound/25% Alaskan Malamute. Smokey has been crossed to Shikoku in the past for the project and I was pleased with her temperament and the pups. I anticipate any pups produced to be rather Kishu-like (following Smokey's past litters) but potentially easier companions (with less sharpness than in my purebred Kishu Ken litters.) Only yuushoku puppies will result (red, sesame, or solid/phased black are possible.)
My purebred litter is spoken for, but Cuchulainn's breeder may still take referrals for his litter if you are interested in a companion puppy.
Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A raging pandemic means that there's little opportunity for in-person shows and sports, so what are we doing? WELL...
Ohio Doberman Club Fundraiser Virtual Dog Shows! We just got results for the Kishu Ken in VDS-8.
Sport and fun AKC titles can be done online too!
Breeding plans have been updated on my FB. I've got to change them on my site. First wave of emails have gone out. We will have a litter this fall.
I'm behind on emails, so if you have contacted me in the last couple of weeks please know I'm not ignoring you. I see all my new emails and have time to respond to maybe one or two a night in the capacity I would like to.
Phone calls are difficult for me due to my schedule. I am most responsive to Facebook messages and text messages (using the number provided on my FB page.)
With quarantine rules, we have been working on the things we can:
Trick Dog Novice: Fionnuala and Moth have earned their TKN. Waiting on processing from AKC. Working on arranging a TKN evaluator for Puck and Fionna.
Trick Dog Intermediate: Working on refining one last behavior with Jason for his TKI. Working on TKI with Fionnuala and Moth.
Rally Novice: Working on RN titles for Fionnuala, Fionna, and Jason! I have to make those signs some day for our videos.
Online Dog Shows: Jason earned EX1, vir. CAC, vir. res. CACIB at an FCI dog show online. It's a fun way to pass the time and have the dogs seen against other Kishu all over the globe. Jason, Fionnuala, Moth, and Puck were additionally entered in a US-based show put on by the Ohio Doberman Club for real points. Pure Dog Talk is also putting on shows for real wins/ribbons.
Trails have opened back up here in Oregon, so it will be back to day-hikes before work soon enough.
Hope everyone is staying safe out there.
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