Friday, 11 November 2011

The Poppy x Reef new litter have arrived....

Happy Poppy and her lovely 5 pups.

She has left them alone for a second.


These pups are just lovely. Poppy is a divine mum and Jessica (her owner) is really proud. I am really excited that some of the pups will be with customers. I feel very lucky.

Lauren xxx (I couldnt resist adding Mr Handsome at the bottom)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Reef x Free pups are EDIBLE :)

Been walking in the fields with Glen this am, he is very yummy! Here are some pics of the monkeys for you to enjoy.

All are homed and Glen will be the last to go on the 13th Nov. If you get a chance to have a cuddle be sure to pop by :)

 Boost -  Devongem Freakin Wow

 Spider - Devongem Free For All
 Boost standing shot

Riley has the spot - he would not stay still!

 Glen trotting

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Lovely 'Free' x Reef Babies

We have decided that Free just disagrees with the text books right from mating day to the mating to the birth. She shocked us by having them 6 days early, and Matt also shocked me by being the best Mid husband ever.

Free has four lovely pups, all fairly classic and nicely marked. She has two girls and two boys and I am pretty certain that three out of the four are staying with some FANTASTIC Devon Dogs Clients so I am over the moon.

Below is Reef, Free and our last bunch of puppy cuddles and visitors last year :) We do love having our puppies.

I will really need some newspaper ASAP :) PLEASE help - drop it to my van anytime!

If you would like a visit for a cuddle let us know and we will let you know when and also if you are considering a future Devongem puppy we do have a second litter expected in November as we were unsure whether Free would have enough pups so please do contact us to see if you would be a suitable home for one of these gorgeous pups. We do have a list but things are always changing!

Hope to see you all soon,

Lauren x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

One week to go...

We are really looking forward to having puppies at Bowerland again. Thankyou all for your enquiries. Frees' pups are pretty much spoken for but Poppy has some flexibility in her list so feel free to enquire for this litter or Poppy x Reef will probably repeat in 18months/2 years and Free x Jacquis choice of dog next year.

Free is enjoying all of her food and extra fuss. It is really funny in the last week of pregnancy the bitches seem to have this calm look of knowldge in their eyes and seem to sleep and rest a little more. Free still wants all of her walks though and I tried to leave her in the stables yesterday whilst letting out the young dogs and guest dogs at Bowerland and she was not having any of it. So normal walks it is!

I will keep you all updated on Free and Poppys progress and we should know in a week or two through scan whether Poppy is in pup.

Lauren x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

“We are rarely proud when we are alone.”

It is great having so many people praising the Devongem pups lately and I have to say I am hearing them at every prizegiving, I am so proud.
Dont get me wrong, when you sell a puppy you know that the ownership is now gone however that does not stop you wanting them to do well and I have to say they have exceeded my expectations. Some are with experienced owners, others are with first time owners yet all are doing themselves and me very proud, I am happy for you all.

Matt winning two G5s easily at Gillingham, winning at KCI - you and Riot look fabulous xx
Fern and Cove G4 now and qualifying for every final under the sun lol :)
Linda and Brooke for winning a G5 at her first G5 show!
Dave and Boss for winning at KCI
Teresa and Zing - some fab places and speed!
Mist G5
Devo one win from G7 - awesome.
Tiki Olympia, G5 and at KCI too and making me giggle ALOT!
Chilli - qualifying for semis and being a very very talented girlie!
Bandit easily winning into 7 and making Dave and Sharon laugh!

We are expecting some more pups shortly - lovely Freebie to Reef - The Free pups will be lovely! These are all very spoken for.

And also a very talented bitch Poppy was mated to Reef last week - I cannot wait for this litter, they will be very talented and I expect similar to the Popi x Reef for temperament and type. See pictures below. We will scan at 3 weeks.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Only two weeks to go.....

We are really looking forward to seeing free have her pups. I have had lots of enquiries
and as with all her litters we have a waiting list but even so things always change so do
feel free to contact us.

Reef has also just been mated to a friends bitch, a stunning kind tempered and well balanced
tri colour birch - we are keeping everything crossed for a litter from this stunning girly, her health, temperament and type is all perfect!! Pictures will follow shortly and we will be helping home this litter - they will be border collies and have a very good pedigree!

I hope some of you start to bring some newspapers to class - we have very little so far! If you do bring any drop it by the container - thankyou all so much in advance,

Lauren xxx

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Reef x Free litter hopefully coming soon....

We have had a positive scan for Reef x Free - I so so so so can't wait to have a pup for a very special customer or two - I am keeping everything absolutely crossed! They are due the last weekend of September so no shows for us as we will be hanging around Bowerland eagerly awaiting a new arrival or two.

I find this so exciting and if all turns out okay we hope to have another litter in a years time. I do not breed often but really to keep our line going and in the hands of great people. We hope for a bitch in this letter to go to a breed home so we can see this fantastic line continuing if health and temperament tests are good.

The Devongems have been doing oh so well :) Popi had a 3rd in the Agility Club Champ Final narrowly missing the ticket, Brooke, Riot and Tiki Dee have all gone into G5, Cove was in the DIN final, Mist was in the KCI Novice Cup, Devo is one win off G7 Mark tells me, Chilli is looking lovely and Zing has started his KC comps, and the honary Devongems spics and coast have started competing  - Spice won her first SC and Coast had a 2nd and 3rd with his first two clears :) Get you guys :) I am way too proud :) I am so proud of Reef and Mrs Pops - great pups even if I do say so myself :) And handsome to boot :)

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Popi x Reef - The Kids

Devongem Mr Boss Man - Dave Munnings

 Devongem Hot or Wot - Pat Conibere

Devongem Brooke Lightning - Linda Smith

                                                        Devongem Hiden Cove - Fern Jeffery

Devongem Zingredible - Teresa Rouse

Devongem Dare to Stopper - Mel Doyle

Devongem Dante - Karen Laker

Devongem Rocks - Jon Woodger

Devongem Did it Again - Dan Shaw

Saturday, 18 June 2011

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

Well if this is true our nation is making progress, these Devongems have had a lovely week.

What with Shawn, Fern, Rhianna and Val these guys have it covered even when Matt and I are busy - which we have been with Greg.

It was great to get some fantastic training in, Fiji was a star and Riot looked awesome - these guys have a good future ahead of them. Tik had hurt her chin so couldn't train and so it was down to Fiji and Riot. Greg was great and had loads of feedback for them.

We are still waiting patiently for little miss Free - she has so many eager people on the list I really do hope we have puppies.

Talking of puppies here are little miss Tuesy and Fiji - gorgeous girls! Keeping both Jo and I very busy I am sure :)

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend,


Sunday, 12 June 2011

'What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve!' Clement Stone

What a great few weeks for the Devongems. An excellent few emails and texts and some lovely cuddles. I am sure every breeder brims with pride but I really do when I snuggle these pups. I am not saying they are the easiest but hey who wants easy......?

Devongem Dark Knight qualified for the Olympia semis today, he was always my pick of litter, a handsome pushy and exceedingly strong bc boy. And then cheeky has had trophies at the big shows and got a semi day too and moved to grade 4! Tik has grown so much as a dog and not in height for those of you that know her, I mean the more I work her the more she gives me. She wears her heart on her sleeve - she is a cutie pie.

And then Rock and Cove - these boys are the light of their owners lives - I love the regular texts, pics, and words of praise, I am over the moon with how you love them.

I snuggled with ditto too at the weekend and she had a race around with Fiji, I love this pup, a very pretty girly! And then her brother Rhyme - he has to be the most handsome boy really, well after Riot that is ;)

We had 7 new pups born this week who will possibly be registered under the our affix - we get on so well with the breeder and respect her so much, these are wsd pups and simply stunning!! There are two reds, one blue and four blacks - all tri as Molly and coast are both classic tris! These pups are all homed and I can't wait until they are old enough for me to start training :):)

Our litter will hopefully be mated soon, free is the sweetest girly so fingers crossed we get a mating :)

Well done to all the lovelydevongems whatever you are up to I ammore than proud of you!

Lauren xx

Saturday, 21 May 2011

“Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.”

Og Mandino

We try so hard to do this, in life, in love and with our puppies.

We have a lot to learn but we are open to ideas.

We have the pleasure of seeing some fab agility dogs developing. Amongst the regulars we also have some Popi, Reef, Rocky and other impressive pups at training. I love training the youngsters.

We are looking forward to the Coast x Molly pups - Coast is a wsd and Molly a BC, both are health tested and pups are all booked from this litter. Free is also coming into season - lets keep our fingers crossed, I think she could have gorgeous puppies!

The cottages are booming and we have lots of new interest everyday, thankyou all for your fantastic support.

Lauren x


Monday, 9 May 2011

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”

I love this dog, I mean I am so lucky to have been allowed to have such a gorgeous pup, she is just the love of my life, Tiki is obviously still my princess and Reef the most handsome dog on the planet, Pop is a gem and Coast is the sweetest boy, Free is crazy and I love them all to bits.

But this week I have been rather busy and had to rely on a few others to help me with dogs and it just makes me realise how much I love spending time with my dogs. Fiji and I have loads we want to do but the most important thing to me right now is the 24/7 life skills - I am working on lots of Susan Garretts fantastic programme and with a gentle nudge from Lynda Orton Hill relishing every challenge and hoping I can improve my own dog training skills to become a better dog trainer and gain a better understanding of what we are looking for as dog trainers.

I have had some fantastic emails, cards, phone calls and messages over the last week - Brooke has had numerous places and at least 2 wins, Boss is looking gorgeous, Cove has moved into G2 already and Chillis's mum sent me a really lovely email saying how pleased she is with her and how clever the little chilli bean is - this is fab as she was quite a sensitive girly in the litter so I am so pleased that her nnatural aptitude for work is showing - I just love this Popi / Reef mating. They are cracking and I think their shape is far better than the first Devongem litter and are much more the 'type' I would like to be breeding.

So pleased that everyone is so happy and doing so well, keep up the fantastic work, I am so pleased you are happy guys, I certainly am.

Lauren x

Sunday, 24 April 2011

"Our life is what our thoughts make it." Marcus Aurelius Antonius

Well the weekend has been great all round but particularly for some of the Devongem babies - they are doing so well!

It started with Dare coming to stay at Bowerland for a holiday and some training. Reef and her played so nicely :)

Then we moved over to the show and Tiki doing her first ever kc run, in a class of 200 she was 5th behind two of my customers :):) Tiki really looked like she knew her job, I was dead proud of her, she then had 3 runs of 5 faults and another clear and 6th in a class of 200 again. I know she is a very small bc and only just measures large but I am going to try my hardest to get the best out of her as she is desperately trying to get the best out of me - more running lessons me thinks!

Then Riot - he is a different kettle of fish, powerful and very strong minded - his weaves and contacts are looking fantastic - he just needs some more self control! He did compete last year and has definately gone up a gear! He is a gorgeous build and I am very tempted to put him to free later this year.

Then cove :):) fern has chatted to me about struggling with him but this weekend he decided it was all ok - he had 1st, 2 x 2nds, and lots of other places - brilliant brilliant !! Well done fern and cove you guys have a lovely relationship.

Then Brooke - I didn't see her work but LInda is a lovely owner for her and I am sure they will do well. I did snuggle her in Lindas van though - cute!

I did manage to also see bandit, chilli, zing and a few others around the rings. It really is funny to see them all - I can't wait to have our next litter, we have some amazing homes lined up, some really lovely people and all customers !

I also saw ali& niks Jack, mickey and a few others. I have to say I am not a White factor fan but Mick is just lovely. And Jack is a gorgeous shape and very worky. I also saw 5 from Clover x Reef! 5 is officially mental but then sam and Tom seem to make all of their dogs crazy, she is so funny and very very playful but sam was working really hard on other games too. And then the baby devongems - ditto, dare and rock - I do have to say they are all gorgeous and really playful, I saw all three around the rings tugging like troopers and focusing beautifully, all three looked stunning. I can't wait to see RHyme too - Dave MUnnings says he is stunning!

Lastly I saw boss - he has to be the dog that reminds me most of reef - scopey and big, reef has really come out in this litter and the stride length is phenomenal - I think dave will do brilliantly with him.

Lastly Fiji La and her sisters :) I LOVE MY PUPPY :):) and all of her litter - gorgeous :) I will add more pictures asap - they are on my FB pages :)

Lauren x

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain

Waking up at 6am and being cheery is definately a great assessment of how happy you are :) I have been getting up at the crack of dawn for what seems eternity now - when will the lie in come?

Training is going really well, we have some great dogs and handlers at the moment and it is FABULOUS watching their partnerships develop. I love how everyone of them is different yet all are working and achieveing their goals - take Vivienne, her dogs do running contacts, have brilliant work ethic but wont tug. Alexis on the other hand, her dog has good tug, stop contacts and again a brilliant work ethic and then there is Gary, stop contacts, great tug, lovely work ethic and a newer handler - all are achieving so much and have already been out there doing well this year. It is such a pleasure to be part of all of these relationships. I love the creative ideas we are developing and enjoy the challenge of their differences - I mean how else can you handle your dog from a distance eh Jan?

This weekend we have our first shows of the year, we are lucky enough not to be camping as we live so close and it means the other dogs can stay at home with their fantastic fairy godmother :)

New Wednesday evening workshops are just coming out - make sure you look at these. They are almost full and have only been out for a few days :)

Look forward to seeing you all soon,

Lauren x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Devongem pups - "The only real valuable thing is intuition."

The weirdest thing is that these two pups were always destined to stay, and I can't wait to work them both this year. Matt and Riot won 3 jumpings last year and Tik ran two classes at UKA and both dogs did really well so it will be interesting to see how they get on in competition however for now we are really enjoying training them. We havent really entered and camping shows together until after Easter so we shall look forward to those :)

On a note from Susie Gs blog today I am greatful for a great life, brilliant opportunities and fantastic friends and family :) As well as gorgeous dogs - I can't wait to snuggle.....

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Lauren xx