Saturday, 19 February 2011

Albert Einstein - The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

What a fun week :) The Devongem dogs have had lots of training, Coast has been to two new venues and the pup is out and about - great excuse for the pub! She has also decided that she does not officially require any fluffy doorstops in the house, in fact she will deal with them - no questions asked!

She is 7 weeks and full of it, I really hope she stays that way.

With regards to work/training and the balance we are just about managing the juggling act but there is a lot going on. We have so many up and coming workshops etc but the one I am most excited about is the Greg Derrett seminar - please try to come to this. It should be fantastic!

The Devongem dogs had a great day today walking with Gemma Hanekoms dogs, Jo Richardson and her dogs, Neil and Jules and a lot of mud! It is great to be able to take time out and enjoy living here. It is also a fantastic way to end a training day!

Lastly more socialising - we are off to the pub - again, not Fiji but us adults - great fun :)

Lauren and the Devongem Dogs x

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Friday, 11 February 2011

"But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve"

Some dogs really wear their hearts on their sleeves, I am not revealing who, how and when however it is noticable. What a credit to those dogs and thier owners, gorgeous.

An exciting time here at the Devongem Kennel - Fiji is coming home. I am really excited about having a gorgeous pup, I really can't believe I am allowed to have her, I loved her at two days old, she was the one, that pulled my heart strings, a very exciting prospect - I have always wanted a perfectly marked BC with an easy going way - lets hope she is as she seems - I am sure she will be.

Below is Devongem Dante

 And here is one of the new Dreamchart Reef x Chase pups - I am hoping to see one or two in Devon :)

Have a lovely weekend,

Lauren xx

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

"We are such stuff that dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with a sleep."

The Devongem dogs have had a great few weeks, Dave Munnings Boss and Sandra Adams Robbie have been staying at Bowerland. Lots of border collies and soon to arrive Fiji (see Lauren Langman training blog) in the Bowerland fields and Woodlands - oh what fun!

I feel sad we will not be having Spring pups BUT on the plus side we can concentrate on our youngsters who are all training up to compete this year, we are investing a lot of time in our fantastic customers and young dogs right now - great fun! I am also amazed that all of the people on Frees list want to stay put - they all want a free puppy - lovely :)

Reefs pups are looking great - Mandy's 8 pups look like they will be a real handful - bust already and Gemmas pups are JUST WOW! I cant wait to have cuddles.

Hope that you are all having fun in these lighter evenings -

Lauren xx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

One can choose to go back towards safety or forward towards growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.

The Devongem Household (DAN SHAW - aka Pack hahaha) Update

Free has been away visiting Mojo, unfortunately we did not have a mating, Mojo quite fancied Free and she was very good and stood but the important bit did not quite happen. We will look to try again with Free next season, we have not yet discussed with Mojo or a new dog, I will need to talk to Frees very knowledgable breeder Jacqui Barron - Laetare Border collies, above is Free with Kite, Mojo and Toots. I do have to say Mojo is just gorgeous.

On another note Reef x Chase pups have been born, I will be stealing pics from Mandy asap. Reef has also been to a gorgeous Austrian bitch, I loved her, he loved her and I cant wait to see what the pups turn out like. I have everththing crossed - what a privilege, two great people travelling to us from Austria and Germany all the way down to visit us at Bowerland for Reef - It was an honour to have Pascale an Austrian vet along with her lovely friend who is hoping to have a puppy. I also had great fun training them although it was possibly the busiest week of my life.

Hope to hear from you all soon,

Lauren and the group of dogs, happy Dan?