June Update - 2019
Our litters have arrived! This is the very 1st time we've ever had overlapping deliveries! It has been a whirlwind! As a result, we've been slow to update current pictures and information because the daily care of our dogs always takes priority. The litters were whelped inside our home where they stay for the 1st several weeks. We give the puppies around the clock care, handling and TLC. We make sure their blankets are washed daily, so they always have a clean place to rest and nurse. Our 1st litter of 4 male pups arrived on May 29th. The dam is our Big Sky's Madison River, and the sire is our newly purchased - Geronimo Vom Durrbachler Wald. The sire Geronimo is originally from the Netherlands from a top notch kennel. This highly anticipated litter has European lineage from both the sire and the dam, and it's raising the bar for our breeding program. We couldn't be more thrilled! Both parents have the recommended genetic tests for DM and VWD (all clear). Madison had her preliminary OFA tests in May 2018 with hips (good) and elbows (clear). Geronimo's Penn-hip tests rated 90% + Excellent! His elbows are clear as well. Both Madison & Geronimo have exceptional conformation and disposition. Madison's litter is entirely spoken for (although the individual puppies have not been selected yet) Puppy selections are made based on the order in which deposits are received (We do our best to be fair to everyone, and therefore we go by the postmark dates on the snail-mailed deposits). We typically recommend for families to choose their individual puppy when the pups are between 4 and 6 weeks of age. Madison's litter will be 8 weeks old and ready for adoption July 24, 2019. We also had a 2nd BMD litter arrive on June 8th whelped by our original girl Brook. She has 2 males and 2 females. This litter is very special for us because Brook is our founding female. She's in great health, and will be spayed and retired after this litter is weaned. Brook had the last 1 1/2 years off before we decided to breed her to Geronimo. Three reservations have been made for this litter.
Madison with her two week old puppies