Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

It's a Dogs Life...

Mum and puppies enjoying a lazy warm afternoon...

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Five weeks and enjoying a raw diet

Our puppies are five weeks old tomorrow and thoroughly enjoying their raw diet of raw meaty minces, sardines in tomato sauce, chicken wings and chicken necks... and what they can't finish mum is happily disposing of!
Below are pictures of Mr T, Ted and Flash tucking into their chicken wings this evening.

Mr T



Sunday, 18 September 2011

Midland Game Fair September 2011

Well I have had a lovely weekend manning the Discover Dogs stand at the Midland Game Fair at Weston Park in Shropshire with Tracy Cartwright - accompanied by Bronte and Tracy's young bitch Candy. We were there on behalf of the German Wirehaired Pointer Club to introduce people to this wonderful breed and answer any questions posed by members of the public.
On Saturday afternoon Tracy's mum Jenny joined us with their youngster Oscar and together we all took part in the Parade of Gundogs whereby onlookers had the opportunity to view all the breeds and listen to a brief history of their origins and today, Gary joined us at luchtime with Fergus and Winnie to help man the stand.
I think I can speak for Tracy too when I say what an enjoyable time we all had, speaking to people and meeting other wires - and suprisingly there were a quite a few around.
Bronte and Candy were flagging towards the end, I think there are only so many greetings they could make and cuddles and kisses they could share but they were a credit to our breed, as were the youngsters Oscar and Winnie.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Tilly and Bruno Pups - three weeks

Today we decided to attempt to 'stack up' our puppies for their weekly photo shoot and as you can imagine had lots of fun in the process - at this age they are slippery little critters and stacking them is like trying to handle a bar of wet soap!

Ticked Girl

Dark Bitch

Mr Big

Flash - was Badger

Solid Headed boy - Ted

'Mr T'

If you are viewing these pictures and not accustomed to looking at pictures of gwp puppies look beyond the markings since they alter so much as they mature. To see a perfect example of this just look at our website and on the individual profiles compare puppy pictures with pictures taken of each dog as they matured.
When picking a puppy, your choice should be made on construction and personality not markings. A decent breeder that has spent time with their puppies should be able to guide you on the choice of puppy given your experience of the breed and aspirations for your youngster, this is why so many breeders insist on choosing the puppy for each individual home.
As for these little kids, their teeth are starting to come through now and they are all starting to show their own little personalities, albeit that they are still such babies.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Tilly and Bruno babies at two weeks of age.

From top to bottom - dark bitch, ticked bitch, Mr T, black and white boy (solid head), Badger (two pictures) and Mr Big.
Our babies are just over two weeks of age and getting these pictures was something of a challenge since they are such active little critters, so sorry because the photographs really don't do them justice, especially with the flash light on the camera!
They all have their eyes open now and are up and about on their legs. I walked into the kitchen this morning to find their bed looking like Beirut, heaven knows what they were up to last night but bless them, they were all sitting bolt upright and looking up at me as much as to say 'it wasn't me'...
I moved them one after another onto the big dog bed so that I could tidy the whelping box and although Tilly was less than impressed with them scattering around the kitchen, they weren't phased at all and were happy to explore.
Tilly is still being a devoted mum and has loads of milk, so we won't be weening them yet awhile.