Friday, March 30, 2012

World traveler

 In our romp around the internet, we stumbled upon the long awaited photos from Jam's photoshoot for Tumi luggage.  These were taken last October, at a fabulous beach house in Bridgehamptom, New York.    This house and location has been used for TV shows such as Royal Pains, movies and fundraisers.  It was a tough job, not really, but somebody had to do it.  Jam loved the crew and was only annoyed that she wasn't allowed to run on the beach but rather had to look pretty.  The onsite chef cooked Jam's favorites and she was totally spoiled.
 Jam is featured in two shots, the hallway shot lying on the floor and the other one on the driveway with a model, Maserati and of course, the featured luggage.  This shot is on the Tumi website and the cover photo on their Facebook page.
 The house had incredible beach views and this amazing infinity pool on the second floor deck.  What a fun day!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shopboppin' Jam

Jam's latest modeling gig for the high fashion website, shopbop,com

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Girls

              A bevy of beauties...our champions...l-r: Savi, Jam & Momma Trixie!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Let the sun shine

A picture perfect almost-Spring day for sunning on the deck. L-r: Trixie, Savi, Jam

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Reality has struck and we are ready to discuss one of the challenges of breeding. Although the majority of my posts are for fun, follow our litters, celebrate wins, discuss training and are hopefully educational, I also want to share the long awaited news about Jam's breeding. Unfortunately, her ultrasound showed no puppies.
We are very disappointed that she is not pregnant and we do not know why this breeding did not take and may never know. The people on our waiting list are also quite disappointed. I am thankful for those who have chosen to wait for our next litter and understand those who prefer not to wait and have referred them to other breeders.

As a responsible breeder, we spent many months researching pedigrees and looking at various dogs, in person whenever possible such as at Nationals and Regional Specialties, and made sure Jam had all her health testing complete as well as the potential sire. Additionally, there were hours spent speaking to and meeting potential puppy people and even mentoring some of them. We literally spent thousands of dollars to do this special breeding, as the pedigree was exceptional and we all had high hopes for a fantastic litter. But in breeding as in life, there are no guarantees and this breeding for whatever reason, did not take.

On the upside, Jam is healthy and happy and will return to her role as a therapy dog, where she was sorely missed. She will continue her modeling career, get back to training and competitions and we plan on breeding her this coming summer.