Clover finishes the year at #6

Clover is officially retired, and would like to share that she is enjoying every minute of it.  She was spayed after this year’s litter, which also ended her AKC career in regular competition.  At the time of her retirement in May, she was the #3 Canaan Dog in Breed and All-Breed rankings, and she was the #2 Owner-Handled Canaan Dog.

We are pleased and excited to report that she has finished the 2017 season as the #6 Canaan Dog in Breed, All-Breed, and Owner-Handler statistics, which is pretty darn good for only showing the first four months of the year.

Clover will still be eligible for competition in some non-regular Veteran’s Classes that allow spayed and neutered dogs, so she hasn’t seen the absolute last of the show ring, but it’s a cushy life on the couch for her from here on out.

Scarlett comes out with a bang

Scarlett took the Breed today from the Puppy class, over competition, in Springfield.  This was her first weekend out as a show dog, and it’s a heck of a way to start off!  Great job Scarlett!

Aurin & Relic’s Here Comes the Rain Again, “Scarlett”
(By CH Hatikva Harvest Rain at Relic – CH Relic’s Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong)

Winner’s Bitch / Best of Winners / Best of Breed
Springfield Kennel Club
November 26, 2017

New Grand Champion

A brown dog trots next to a woman in a gray skirt and red jacket.

Pending AKC confirmation, Loki is a new Grand Champion following this weekend’s wins.

CH County Line’s Thor’s Echo, “Loki”
(By By BIS GCH Kuluta Along the Watchtower – County Line’s Sweet as Pie)

Select Dog
Albany Kennel Club
Springfield MA
October 21, 2017

Troy Kennel Club
Springfield MA
October 22, 2017

(Photo from October 1, 2017 Westford, MA UKC show.  Credit Smiling Wolf Photography.)

Loki cleans up on the Cape

A brown dog on a black background.

CH County Line’s Thor’s Echo, “Loki”
(By By BIS GCH Kuluta Along the Watchtower – County Line’s Sweet as Pie)

Select Dog
South Shore Kennel Club
East Falmouth MA
September 15, 2017

Award of Merit
South Shore Kennel Club / NERRC Regional Specialty Show
East Falmouth MA
September 16, 2017

Award of Merit
Cape Cod Kennel Club
East Falmouth MA
September 17, 2017

(Photo Credit Steven Moore Photography.)

Levi is looking for his forever home

Black and white puppy on grass.

We are temporarily boarding Levi, a Canaan Dog from another New England litter, for extra socialization and training while he seeks his forever home.  Levi has been started on housebreaking, gets along well with my four dogs, has been introduced to crate training, and is litter box trained.

Parties interested in adopting Levi should contact Relic Canaan Dogs and submit an application.

Nine weeks: Scarlett has left the building

Two puppies in pens.

The puppies are now nine weeks old, and Scarlett has left to start the next phase of her life!  She is going to live in Connecticut.

Today the puppies went to visit Amy’s home for their final socialization party.  They were introduced to several new adult Canaan Dogs and two Canaan Dog puppies from other New England litters, an Irish Wolfhound puppy, several new adults and pre-teen boys, and free range chickens.  The chickens rated highest in the opinion of the puppies.

With Scarlett leaving, we had room to pick up a temporary boarder:  Levi the Canaan Dog puppy will be staying with us for a short time so he can get some extra socialization before going off to his new home.  With his visit, we re-arranged a bit and cut down the large weaning pen into two smaller bachelor apartments for the boys.  They are old enough to start housebreaking and they spend much of their time out in the yard or romping around our combined kitchen and dining room, with brief forays into the living room, so the large pen is now too small to provide them with adequate exercise space.  The bachelor apartments are perfectly sized to allow them to experience sleeping and eating alone while still keeping another dog nearby, and they contain their crate as well as a litter box.  Keeping the litter box handy allows the puppies to utilize an appropriate place if they need to potty, but still lets them keep their den (the crate) clean.