Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Update!

Rockledge & Smiling Dals Breeding:

I have left so many thing out from my blog and will be adding as fast as I can but for now.....I must get to the latest happenings:

After almost 10 yrs I made a decision to whelp a litter which I thought was going to be an exciting breeding for our household.  My challenge was to capture the qualities of one of my favorite show dogs, GCh Rockledge Bring Them Young his call name "Brigham".  He was Rockledge's pride and joy and by my standard and many judges that saw him he was a true showdog with that special "star quality". Several Professional Handlers named him  "bullet proof" for the Conformation ring. He definitely was that and showed his heart out no matter what the weather predicted for shows or how hot it was and whether it rain and didn't cared if the wind was strong enough to lift his ears as he gaited around the ring.

As a lover of the Dalmatian dogs and the sport of showing them as well as being a dedicated Breeder of Merit I began to think about how much fun it would be to breed and whelp a litter one more time and my excitement grew as my husband and I made the decision of using our retired show boy, Brigham.  I could not stop from thinking how lovely a litter might be from Brigham if bred to a pretty young champion female with good health results, temperament and good structure to easily match Brigham's qualities. Well, I found her and the projected pedigree of the anticipated litter from the two chosen dogs could very easily produce the quality we were looking for.

Her name is Ch Dvlstr Smiln Pretty In Pink, call name "Molly" her owner and my co-breeder is John & Karen Whyte of Smiling Dalmatians. Arrangements with my co-breeder were made for the breeding and my whelping the litter.  On September 6, 2015 Molly arrived and after a few progesterone testing she was bred by AI on September 24th, 2015.

Here is a picture of the Sire and Dam with Puppy Pedigree:
On November 21st, 2016 Molly whelped 7 puppies, 2 boys and 5 girls but we lost 1 patched boy on the second day.  There were 5 females, 4 Black and White spotted females and 1 very pretty Liver Bitch. The boy was also a black & white.  The following pictures are the last pictures we took at almost 7 weeks old and before they went home at 8 weeks.

What did we keep? Well it was very difficult since we had several request for show pups as well as companion dogs and we only had 1 male which we at Rockledge were hoping to keep but Galliano, the male went to a nice young fireman and his family with 2 cute little boys.  Karen kept the pretty liver girl who she calls Jaba and hopes to bring her out very soon. The Red girl originally named Irish Cream is now called Kismet, she lives with a young women in Southern California that will also be showing her. The green girl, Kahlua has gone to a great pet home in British Colombia. Tom and I made our choice by keeping the purple girl, who we call Tia Maria and at this time we have the Pink girl, Kona Gold who we are holding for my good friends out of Palm Springs.  She will be the 1st one we will bring out in a few months to the Conformation Ring.

We like to introduce our 2 new Stars at Rockledge:

Kona Gold at 5 months

Tia Maria at 5 months

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rockledge Noble Puppy Update

Puppies are now 1 week old and Hilary is currently having fun watching and raising the beautiful litter of 10, sired by Monte and whelped by Kamea on the 14th of April. 

From birth, the puppies have been able to use their sense of smell and touch, which helps them root about the nest to find Kamea's scent-marked breasts.  This is very important since the first milk the mother produces, called colostrum, is rich in antibodies that provide passive immunity and helps protect the pups from disease during these early weeks of life. For the first two weeks these puppies will sleep nearly 90% of the time, spending their awake time nursing.  Kamea has been a exceptional mama in this department making sure that they are all getting enough milk.  Hilary has confirmed that they have double their birth weight when she last weigh them.

The second week of life should bring great changes for these babies, their ears and eyes sealed since birth will begin to open at two weeks and will provide them with a new sense of their surrounding world.  They will learn what their mother and their uncle Polo look like and sound like, at the same time they will be able to go from grunts to yelps, whines and actual barks.  I am sure Hilary will love that.  I am looking forward to seen them stand by the end of this second week and I am sure that Hilary will be posting new pictures of the event.

You are invited to visit Tim & Hilary Farris website at: http://www.nobledalmatians.com/  to see more pictures and update information of the puppies as they grow.

Puppies are currently Available!

end of 1st week

There is no question that these pups are not being fed according to their nutritional needs.  Kamea is makeing sure that she is taking in enough nutients so that her babies will achieve a normal growth by the time they are done nursing.  Young Kamea is a smart girl!

Monday, June 13, 2011

7wk Puppy-Brigham X Chloe

Yes, there were  4 pups but somehow I forgot to post the cute patch male. His name is Apache and he is available to a good pet home. Pictures were taken at 7 weeks.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brigham X Chloe Puppies 7weeks

Here is the first male by the name of  : DALLAS

The other boy by the name: JACKSON

 Here is the pretty little female by the name of :  LUNA 


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Brigham X Chloe Litter

I am pleased to report that the arrival of puppies sired by:GCH Rockledge's Bring Them Young "Brigham" & Ch Nspird Smmoth As Silk "Chloe" were born on 4/16/2011. There are 3 males and 1 female, all black and white.
Breeder/Owner: Gary and Jeniffer Waagennar. Co-Breeder: Jose Alas.

Puppy Picture taken at 4.5weeks.  Will post stacked pictures by next week.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Candid 8 week pictures of Kelsey!

These are just a couple of cute pictures of Kelsey and her Co-Breeder,Dennis Sanders during her 8 week evaluation.  Watch for her in the conformation ring displaying her pleasing showy, striking, flashy attitude. She has promise!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

8 Week Puppy Pictures of "Kelsey"

  We are looking forward to seeing this little bundle of energy and lots of attitude in the conformation ring.  Watching her at play you can't help but catch her enthusiasm and know that she has the "Spirit" of a true dalmatian  show dog.