Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Here is Honey's Noel litter!

Blue Run's Honey Bear delivered 10 beautiful puppies on December 23, 2007. The litter is sired by Best in Specialty Show (2002) BISS CH Watermark Toby's Black Jack AWD, CGC, TDI. The puppies are healthy and robust and number 6 boys and 4 girls.
Honey works as a therapy dog and has a wonderful gentle and calm personality. The owners of puppies from her first litter, known as the Valentines, have been delighted with the
temperaments of their puppies.

All of my dogs participate in the Georgie Project, a research project exclusively for the Portuguese Water Dog. Preliminary data from this research suggests that dogs, like Honey, who carry a protective H allele, have a decreased likelihood of contracting Addisons Disease. Half of her puppies will carry that protection. Ultimately, participation in the Georgie Project will improve our knowledge of and health of the PWD. Each of these puppies, when they are a bit older, will participate in that research by donating blood samples for the ongoing research.

And here is the sire Watermark Toby's Black Jack owned by Jan and Norm Mosher:

Jack is a popular stud because of the wonderful health and beautiful conformation of his get. He has produced many titled offspring. Perhaps some of the Noel Litter will be adding to that number.