Many breeders do as much as possible to follow up on their pups, all of their pups, regardless of the breed being rare or not.
The list gets longer as you get litters. It's not an easy feat because sometimes you spend a lot of time following up on them, or trying to!
It's ever so important to know how they are characterwise/ health wise/ coatwise/ tailwise/ size/ weight/ anything that will help us for the future of the old lines( to be sure they correspond to what the old lines should correspond to since we have records!) and help guide people( future owners/ breeders) into the direction they want to go in...and that we want to go with the breed.
Sometimes you waste or lose dogs to people who just wanted a rare dog, and are not interested in furthering the breed( or giving you any information once they have the dog). We all live and learn from our mistakes.We've all been "had". I have lost/ wasted some too, and I am sick about it.
However, on a positive note: the frosting on my (little breeder's)cake is getting news from my
new dynasty of Barbets. Compay Segundo (II) having been entrusted to father a litter is my pride and joy*, so you can imagine how proud I am to share his
pups ( with Quaciendas Aubey from the Netherlands/ Henk Hilbink)with you.
Here are some photos from Boaz von der Leibrücke, who lives in the Netherlands and sister Bliss who is now in Finland.It's wonderful to see them grow and get feedback on how they are doing.
Bliss von der Leibucke
Boaz von der Leibrücke, aka Does which means soft or doux in French and English, lovely name, isn't it!
I also will be posting some more photos from Caya's litter( with Bepop), brother to Compay Segundo, in Great Britain...so they are all cousins!Which is really exciting!( bear with me, they're coming)
* not any more or less than any of my dogs.I'm too proud of all of them.They all have their reason for being.