This news page is in reverse order so the most recent news is at the top of the page.
This week Freya has been for her 40 day scan that all of our bitches have to check that everything is fine with the pregnancy and hopefully a guide to how many pups she may have. The vet confirmed she could see 3 or 4 and to date the scan has always given us a minimum number of pups to expect.
Given Freyas past litters there may therefore be pups available. If anyone not on our waiting list is interested now might be a good time to contact us. Now we just wait to see how many pups arrive.
IMPORTANT NOTICE & ANNOUNCEMENT!
DNA testing has always been a very important part of Scapegraces practices as we attempt to breed the healthiest dogs we can. As you know we DNA test all of our breeding dogs for PLL, LOA and SCA as a matter of routine but now we are going to step up our testing.
First we are going to DNA profile all of our dogs. This means that not only do we have a unique record of all the dogs we breed from but also of their pups, from this point forward. We are currently testing all of the dogs we have ever used for breeding – the current owners of Loki have been more than happy to help us with getting him profiled as they understand where we are coming from.
Why is this important, it means we can prove that we have bred a pup and if there should be any question as to ownership we can provide categorical proof as to the dogs identity – remember that microchipping can be circumvented by unscrupulous individuals DNA cannot.v/p>
Second we are going to further DNA health test our breeding dogs for additional inheritable conditions. While some may say this further testing is unnecessary, we as breeders cannot take the risk – where it can be avoided – of breeding a pup with an inherited health condition. Obviously this will have an impact on the dogs and bitches we can use for breeding but that’s just something we have to live with as we strive to be the best breeder we can be.
With most of Buffys pups having gone to their homes, there is now just one all white dog pup remaining, looking for his special people.
The Q&A section has been updated to reflect the delay The Kennel Club have introduced into the scheme to test dogs every 2 generations for inheritable illnesses. Originally planned from 2022 it will now take place from 2023.
While no proper reason has been given for this delay we suspect it may be connected to the ongoing problems with the replacement IT system they introduced in Q4 of 2020
Buffy has given birth to 4 pups, 3 little boys and a little girl. For photos and info please see the facebook page.
We have added some more entries to the Q&A section, mostly connected to health testing.
To those interested Buffy went for her 40 day scan yesterday and, Ta Da.
The scan confirmed by the vet that Buffy is pregnant fit and well. For more Information and scan photos see the facebook page.
Retirement to the Sunny South Coast
Today it became offfical that Loki has found his retirement home on the sunny south coast
Just as with our puppies we made sure that the family he has gone to will ensure he has a happy and fun life. The new owners will hopefully post updates on the facebook page over time so we can see how he is getting on.
As those of you who have met us know, we get all of our bitches blood tested before breeding to make sure they are in tip top health. Buffy has just had her blood tests back and the Vet has assured us her bloods are all ok and it is fine for us to breed from her.
The Vet also said it was reassuring that a breeder was taking such care before breeding as so many just don't bother. Nice words indeed to hear from a professional.
So now its fingers crossed for her to come into season.
We have added a link to The Kennel Club website, specifically the Assured Breeder Scheme Home page. This contains some information of interest for prospective new owners - not just about the ABS but also in general.
We have now introduced a news page - here we will try to keep you up to date with changes at the kennel.
Normally this will be things like news about litters changes, to the website or significant information added to the facebook page.
So here is where to find the latest happenings.
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