the H - litter uit 't Berggat
is born on 12 november 2008
|NL CH 06 & Lux CH 07
į08.11.03 NHSB 2481153 HD-A
eyes tested all clear 03.09.05
|B CH 08 & B Winner 07
Elixir Lion de la
į20.11.05 LOSH 993052 HD-B2 ED-0
eyes tested all clear 13.03.08
After all the efforts we did to restart
our breeding after a daughter of Ursus it is clear that I was carefully
searching around to find the right male for her.
Elixir is harmonious and qua exterior and qua character. The only thing I had hoped that Ursus would do better is give his typical stamp on her head.
Sofar I had excellent pigment in all the descendants of Quanda and was so used to see the high deepblack masks together with black lips and gums in the majority of Ursus' offspring.
But obviously this did not work out that well for the combination with Sou-Yin de Val Mauriens.
So regarding exterior my search focused on males with excellent
Qua lines I didn't want to double up again on the East-German lines and wanted to avoid lines that are already omnipresent here.
In spring 2008 we travelled to France and stayed there for 3
days, hoping to get a breeding with CH Twister du Manoir de la Roanne.
If You click on the picture below, You can see the slideshow of our French adventure.
They met on sunday, late in the afternoon, but as it was pooring
rain and getting dark we let them only for a short time together, assuming
we were still a bit to early.
On monday it didn't come to a breeding either altough they both seemed to love each other. However on tuesdayafternoon right before we were leaving back home, we had a last-minute mating on the end of the 14 th day. But Elixir stayed empty.
Comparing with her cyclus now (we catched the ovulation on day 8) I suppose our first attempts at the end of day 12 were already a bit to late and that the last minute-mating on the 14th day, was way to late.
We felt very disappointed not to have puppys after Twister and
the plan was to try again in summer. Then Twister and his owners would
travel to us and stay at our home but this arrangement was only possible during
the summervacation. So I restarted my research to have alternatives.
RosaceeŽn Carduus was one of them.
And indeed august went by and Elixir didn't start her season.... and as a boardmember of our Club, I was supposed to assist as commissaris in the ring of the males...
And of course, a few days after the catalogue was printed, Elixir started her season ! And the bloodtest on thursdaymorning 11 september confirmed that she was ovulating. So out of all possible dates the evening before our Clubmatch or at least early in the morning were THE days.
So I was more then happy that the owners of Carduus agreed to let them breed on the same day of the Clubmatch !
|Mating on 13 september 2008, early in the
morning before our clubmatch began, on the parking lot of the
Due to circomstances not the most romantic setting :-)
At 9 o'clock Laurent was already on his way back home with Elixir and I could start my dutys 'as if nothing had happened' :-)))
And we were Happy to see that
before the Clubmatch
Ultrasound on 10 october confirmed that she
IS pregnant, embryos were everywhere
WOW this might be a large litter !!!
|for the pedigree of this combination||click here|
Showresults of Carduus since the mating
|13.09.08||Deinze Belgian Clubmatch (B)||CAC||Pleibel (D)||Breedersclass||1||EX||RCAC|
|28.09.08||Leonberg German Clubmatch (D)||CAC||Knape (D)||Breedersclass||1||EX|
|05.10.08||Romarintin French Clubmatch (F)||CAC||Procureur (F)||Championclass||1||EX|