Pup just waking up
Pup just waking up
Breeding in 2017

We wrote this last year in December 2016.

"2017 will be our biggest year for breeding.  We aniticipate breeding 6 of our females. If we were lucky enough to average 3  per litter, that's 18 pups. Of course we will keep the most promising for breeding stock replacements, so for those of you looking for a pet puppy, we hope to place 14  dogs into pet homes in 2017."

UPDATE as of October 15, 2017: The goddess had her own plan:

1. Chloe- 1 pup. 
2. Talulah- 1 pup.
3. Bonnie had 6 pups. (All already placed in homes).
4. Connie was bred - NO pups.
5. Dee Dee was bred - NO pups.
6. Evie will be bred when she comes into season.

Our point in listing the above is to show that breeding Norwich, with their small litters, is not a easy task.  We are really lucky that we have very good furtility in our girls - many other breeders have a really difficult getting their girls bred.  Also, it doesn't hurt that Andrew is a master at timing the breedings. Out of the 8 pups we have delivered by June 15, five have gone to pet homes.  So please if you are on our list, be pateint.  We hold true to the list in terms of placement of pups.  We think it takes about 1 year to get a puppy.

 
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Fergie whelped 4 pups on October 13th, 2017.  The 3 boys and 1 girl are already spoken for.  One is headding to Napa, one to Laguna Beach and one to Pasadena.  The pups will go to their new familes at the beginning of the new year.

Sire: GGCH Apollo
Dam: Verdant's Fergie the Fashionista

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Bonnie (Verdant's Chica Bonita) free-whelped 6 puppies (3 female and 3 male) on 6 May, 2017.  This is a huge litter, our biggest ever.  The sire is GCH Michans Mick Like a Rolling Stone. Bonnie did it.  She weaned all 6 pups and they are fat and sassy.  They each weigh about 3 pounds.  They are all spoken for and will go to loving homes.

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Bonnie's female pups.  Late May 2017.

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Bonnie's pups, litter of 6, at 1 month old. All are doing very well.  Most have grown from 6 oz. at birth to about 2 lbs as of June 3, 2017. 

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Talulah recently free whelped a litter of 2 puppies. Sadly, the second puppy boy was breech and stuck in the birth canal and we simply couldn't get it out soon enough to revive him. Whelping a litter is not for the faint of heart. The puppy's sire hails from Pennsylavania, GCH Fentondale Rudy Rooster's Rabbit Ridge.   

Best Beginner Puppy  at the Sacramento Kennel Club.
Best Beginner Puppy at the Sacramento Kennel Club.

Verdant's Matta Hari Tiny Dancer- Best Beginner Puppy at the 2017 Sacramento Kennel Club. We are pleased that Jesus Reyes, our hairdresser and co-owner of Hari's mom allowed us to breed Connie. She produced two lovely pups.  One placed with a young couple in the Stockton area. 

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Boonie had 5 pups on Sunday morning.  She delivered at 57 days, which is about 3 days earlier than typical.  One male pup was about 75% of the weight of the other 4 pups.  He is now gaining weight and we hope for the best.  In total, there were 3 males and 2 females.  The litter was free-whelped, meaning that Bonnie delivered on her own.  When possible we always let the bitch deliver on her own.  This is Bonnie's second litter being free-whelped. 
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Some of you have asked for a picutre of Bentley (Abbedale Take Two at Taliesin), the sire of Bonnie's pups.  Annie, Bentley's owner, sent this photo of him.
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Bonnie is doing very well with her pregnancy.  She is getting quite large and is starting to seek out pillows to relieve the pressure of the growing pups.  She has a week and a half, or there abouts to go. 
Connie at 2 days old.
Connie at 2 days old.
Dam: CH Briardales No Nonsense Niña
Sire: GCH Waiterock Jack Falstaff
Whelped: June 9, 2013
Vinnie at 9 weeks old
Vinnie at 9 weeks old
 
Bonnie at 9 weeks old.
Bonnie at 9 weeks old.
 
Female Puppy at Week 4.
Female Puppy at Week 4.
 
Male Puppy at Week 4
Male Puppy at Week 4
 
bonding moment with female puppy
bonding moment with female puppy
 
Puppies at 3 weeks.
Puppies at 3 weeks.
 
Puppies at 1 week old.
Puppies at 1 week old.
 
1 boy and 1 girl
1 boy and 1 girl
Dam: CH Briardales No Nonsense Niña
Sire: GCH Foxwood Chasing a Dream

Litter Whelped: November 16,2012
Bonnie is being a good mama to these newborn puppies naturally whelped on January 24, 2015.
Bonnie is being a good mama to these newborn puppies naturally whelped on January 24, 2015.
NEW LITTER!!

We bred Bonnie (our most recent AKC champion) to CH Briardales Lion King (Leo), multiple Eukanuba and Westminster best of breed title holder. She delivered a litter of 3 puppy girls and 1 male puppy. They are all in good weight. I'm so proud of Bonnie to have free-whelped these puppies!

 

Dam: CH Verdant's Chica Bonita
Sire: GCH Briardales Lion King
Whelped: January 24, 2015 (3 girls & 1 boy)

 


 
BE CAREFUL WHEN BUYING A NORWICH ON THE INTERNET. As members of the Norwich Terrier Club on America and leaders in the Northern California Norwich Tierrier Club, we are concerned about our breed. Great job Dana Esquibel for helping to perserve our breed. Norwich are not easy to come by and you may need to wait some time to get one of these wonderful and spirited little guys, but it's worth it.  Please check out this link to see a persistent issue with our breed:

http://www.bestinshowdaily.com/the-loss-of-integrity-of-the-norwich-terrier-registry/

We also would like to refer you to this very accurate, in our opinion, video from Discovery Channel's Animal Planet.  It helps to explain our breed; and, really it's pretty much on the money:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu2VB-4UNm4

As an aside, we try always to have our females whelp naturally.  Sometimes we lose a pup, but seeing a mom come home from the vet knocked out from anesthetic is not what we like. Some of our fellow breeders disagree with our descion, but if one of of girls is in trouble we head straight to our vet.