I really am so proud when I see lovely updates, pics and emails about the pups but these pics were just a little bit too special not to share. They are from http://www.thetwilighttouch.co.uk/. They are Devongem Mister Boss Man and Devongem Did it Again - a real wild child as you can see. These two are just gorgeous and I am really proud to have bred them and am over the moon with their wonderful homes - I am very lucky.
We have had a busy week - if you want to get out and train dont forget if you are close to Devon Dogs the barn at Newhall can be hired we are there alot but there are some free slots - it has been mad today and is mad again tomorrow and it is simply because we just cant train on this ground! So if you want to you are more than welcome, text or email me to arrange a time.
Snow is great for taking photos and videos - pain to train but lovely to see it hasn't stopped Linda :) I have been working with Linda via video links and on the phone and it is great - very clever!!
Here is just a fun video of Brooke and the frisbee - I love how agilie this little girl is - and great response to cue - no latency just DOWN!
From our side of things down on the farm at Bowerlands everything is fairly normal bar the fact we have to drain the pipes down every night outside, actually re-phrase that - DAD has to drain the pipes down - I know NOTHING! I have also filled my first bird feeder up - madness -what is happening to me - I feed the birds - I am like Mary Poppins! And then the bengal cat tries to catch them - oh dear.....
Below see the snow......
Above is Darleyfalls No Feer - daddy to our last two litters. He loves the snow and these apics are all taken on the local walk and our own fields that you can access from our land - heaven. Great news yesterday - Reef and Hoax are also expecting puppies - so 26th January keep an eye on FB! Right off to cook lunch now - I am learning about the rayburn - PATIENCE is the key :)
I am really lucky to be in close contact with Dave (who I am staying with over my Christmas Break) and Linda and get the privilege of working with their gorgeous pups - biased YES! I think they both look just fab for their age.
Puppy Rock is coming over for the day tomorrow and I get him for the whole day :) and the best bit he goes back at the end of the day as he is simply WILD!
Mum and Dad - Popi and Reef (Darleyfalls No Feer) are chilling in front of the fire and patting themselves on the back for a job well done - actually this is the photo that the Western Morning News were taking in the house EXCEPT they removed Pops out of it as Reef was more photogenic - CHEEK ;)
Hope you are having a good day :) Here are Bella 13yrs , Bailey 4yrs and Coast 13months at Bowerlands.
I am so pleased with the puppies new homes, all are people that want to do well yet their dogs come FIRST.
Below is Devongem Did It Again who has gone to live with Dan. This pup was stunningly pretty and has Brooke from the last litters attitude PLUS! She was just mad and I really enjoyed her. Below is a video of some of the things that Dan has been up to, just PERFECT. We have to balance social and lifeskills with health risks however I am really pleased that Dan has Ditto out and about coping with the ponies and even saying hello, meeting and greeting, clicker training, food work, sits and downs and hand touches recalling, sending to a toy with her head down low and running so fast and in such a co-ordinated way for one so young, well done Dan. She looks very happy and confident and you are doing a great job as are all of the new owners, these pups are just 7 weeks and look fab.
The last 7 weeks have been awesome. I have had a really amazing time, tiring yet amazing. The pups have been simply fantastic, I can honestly say they are a real pleasure and certainly the most talented I have had in terms of real worky little attitudes at just 7 weeks.
The last pup leaves tomorrow and I am going to be sad but feel really happy with the stunning homes they have as all are going to people I enjoy and really admire so feel very content in knowing I will see happy bouncy pups in the future.
I would have kept any of these pups - even the tris :) :) so I really wish them every luck in their new homes and know that Karen, Jon, Mel and Dan will be having great fun. Although I will be sad when the last pup leaves I know I will also feel content in knowing that their new owners are over the moon with them.
Our next litter will hopefully be Mojo x Free in Feb and these pups will be just awesome. I am really hoping for some of them to go to customers so I get to train them. However in the mean time Reef (Darleyfalls No Feer) has been to a lovely Merlie girly as well as a gorgeous Black Tri with a blue eye :) Can't wait to see if they take and what they have :) If you want to go on either of these lists please contact me through the website. We didnt keep a pup from our current litter due to a good friend of mine telling me about a planned mating. I am so grateful as this litter will be STUNNING (they must be for me not to keep a Popi x Reef) and I have just heard that our next puppy has hopefully been conceived ...... watch this space :) and keep your fingers crossed. We have everything crossed. Happy days!
The Devongem third editions are all settling into there new homes nicely. They are just the most fantastic homes and I feel so lucky that the pups are off to start their new lives with the most amazing people and all friends. I definately will continue to breed if the homes I get are as good as these - it gives me a lot of happiness seeing dogs that we have bred doing so well and making people so happy, it really makes it all worth it.
Anyway we still have little Rock, he certainly has a wild side and he is off with us to stretcholt tomorrow. he is just the craziest lil pup and I think Jon is going to have loads of fun with him.
Below is Spice at 7 weeks - I was watching earlier and thinking this pup is equally crazy. Spice is a lovely young adult dog and I am sure Rock will grow into the same.
Or is she ?? Sian really wanted a pup from our last Devongem litter but seeing as the two girls were snapped up immediately she unfortunately did not get one and so here is the first red Devongem red girlie....
Introducing Dash of Spice at Devongem we decided she had to be a Devongem :)
She is the sweetest pup and has the most amazing stride length. I am really pleased Sian has her from a good friend of ours Vicky Rose and dad is another friend of ours dogs too so really nice to know the family :) They are certainly not lacking in anything, I will add some videos in soon and she is certainly one of the nicest reds I have seen in terms of deep colour - gorgeous :)
Lauren and the Devongems - including the red one HA! x
A really fun filled few days, met Dish again when Jo came down to train at Newhall and Bowerlands, a very promising young dog who just LOVES his tugs, Ditto just gets cuter and Jo visits for the day and falls for Dare :) Lovely......oh and if that wasn't enough there may be some more Reef pups on the horizon - YUMMY XX
Today was another fantastic day, great people, great dogs and methodology, strategies, visulaisation, analysis and decision making. The puppies had yet more cuddles and they are growing by the minute.
I also recieved two emails today asking for a Reef puppy - interestingly both emails were apologising about their inabilities as handlers and yet both sounded on paper like great homes. At the Devongem kennel I feel really lucky that some of the UKs VERY top handlers have chosen to have puppies from us -
All are working successfully in champ classes, two of the above have had silver FCI medals, competed at the European Opens there are individuals on the list who have won crufts, 4 of the above own AGILITY CHAMPIONS and have won individuals have won Olympia. I also have a pup from our own lines and have similar levels of success at qualifying for FCI world champs and Olympia on 3 occasions, however does that make me a worthy home?
I cannot say that I am not EXTREMELY proud to have been chosen to breed puppies for such amazing people, and we have only had 3 litters, however I do also have to say that is not a priority when homing a puppy. A good home comes first and although a lot of my puppies have gone to what I consider the TOP of the UK agility circuit I am just as happy to home a pup to a loving, caring and happy agility family. Food for thought -
Lauren Langman xx
Ps above - Devongem Did it again AKA Ditto, Bowerlands and our lovely day!
So he is a little monkey, learning how to go up and down the stairs, making his escape route out of the box and pushing the sheep strategically into the corner so he could climb out :) He also gets in anything and sleeps, I just have not managed to catch him on camera! His pet name is Rhyme and we are still waiting to see what his KC name will come back as. All of the pups have now been registered.
Feel free to pop in for a cuddle - we love having you all. The puppies are already excited about this weekends course analysis at Bowerlands as it means all day cuddle passes for the customers :)
Went for a whole days training 121 and it was just fab, decided to take Popi and pups too as always good for them to take a road trip and the new van (have I said how much I LOVE it?) for a journey too!
Pups were fantastic, took everything in their lil strides and played very happily once we arrived. Slept all the way and not a peep....I hope they behave like this when they go to their new homes. In the last litter Popi x Reef there was definately a more sensitive pup that we homed at 7 weeks that showed fairly early on whilst they were with us and I really tried hard to make sure we did everything possible to help them and allow them to adjust evenly, nothing major however as a responsible breeder you should be aware of this. This pup was sensitive to mood and to a degree noise, which is why I always choose to endorse litters as I think you need to be aware of the types you are breeding and how they will adjust in later life - however this litter really have no sensitive monkeys - they are full on and HARD WORK! They will not be for people who want an easy ride - madness! They tug like troopers, chase toys and pounce like mad things. It also shows you that you can never guarantee what you are going to get - this litter seem VERY popi x reef whereas the last litter had some more variables - interesting to watch and assess :)
A lovely day and great fun :) Thankyou to everyone who kept the house running, the dogs at DD and the classes this evening. You do a fab job - you all know who you are xxxxx
These pups are fast, agile and WILD and they are only 3 weeks - I am worried!! I hope their new owners know what they are letting themselves in for. We have also had some fab visitors this week - my 11am workshop today, Karen Laker, Virginia Harry who is staying at Bowerlands and Dave Munnings. Exciting times :)
Below are - Rhyme, Rock, Ditto and Dare/Gem....Just edible :)
Really love having the pups and they are certainly keeping us and our guests entertained!
So we are now choosing names...the theme is DD (of course;) and so far we have...
Devongem Did it again
Devongem Dare to stopper
Devongem Dark Side
If you have any more suggestions post a comment or send me an email, we are regestering the pups on Tuesday :)
Secondly I find it really funny how everyone has such different taste :) Sooooo many people emailed, facebooked or told me how much they loved Tikis ears - Im a reef ear fan.....all individual I suppose :)