Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 12

Kinley-2, Madison-14, Gracyn-5
Aren't they beautiful? The puppies too,  but I gotta love my 3 beautiful daughters!   The one in the middle is the only one I have to worry about at this point being 14!  We took some of the puppies in the house for the first time. The kids were pretty excited about that, I was surprised Madison didn't ask if she could sleep with one tonight.  The puppies are doing great, and growing fast.  It's hard to imagine that they're nearly 2 weeks old. Some of them are starting to scoot around more on all fours.  They're a bit wobbly, but its fun to watch. I expect their eyes to be opening in the next week, and them to start getting more active!  

They had to throw a goofy one in!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Day 8

 Gracyn, Kinley, and Boden are loving on the puppies. As you can see they still can't get enough.   The little guy in the middle is quite the "cheeser"  I've figured out with him its better to snap the photo when he's not paying attention versus saying "Boden, smile I'm going to take a picture."  The pictures pretty much summarize our life!  There is definitely never a dull moment at our house.   That's quite alright.... God has blessed us very much!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 4

As you can see the pups are pretty cozy!   Life is good for a puppy. Eat, sleep, and then eat some more.  We clipped dew claws tonight but that didn't cause to much trouble.   I had my 3 (ages 2,3, and 5) youngest kids in helping me if you call that helping.   It was pretty cute though every time Gracyn would hand me a puppy they would put their heads behind the coats so they didn't have to hear the puppies cry.  The biggest cry of the night came from K.K. (our 2 year old) as she leaned up against the door, and Boden (our 3 year old) opened it and she fell on her face in the snow.   Other than that everything went well....haha   As you can see the puppies love to snuggle up next to each other.   I doesn't really matter if their lined up neatly, all in a pile, or ones got their butt on top of their siblings head, they just like to snuggle up!  Remi is doing great.  She keeps a watchful  eye over her little ones, but always amazes me at how gentle-natured she is.  The kids can practically lay on her when she's feeding, or sit and pet her puppies and she never gets upset with them. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 1

Here are a few pictures from today. I took them with my phone so quality isn't the best so I'll try get more in the next day or so.  All 10 are doing great!  As you can see Boden and Gracyn can't quite get enough of them.  If I had a dollar for every time they asked to go see the baby puppies I'd be a rich man.  Gracyn is starting to come up with names, half of which I can't remember, and the other half are pretty funny.  You can tell she's a school girl now because she had a pretty nice rhyming sequence of classic names like: "Tom, Juam, Som, Dom Juan, etc" haha.  Elsa, Anna, Prince Hans and Christoff were some of her favorites along with Snowflake for the littlest girl.

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Puppies

Early this afternoon the first of Remi's puppies arrived.  We've been anxiously awaiting their arrival now for some time, and its always a great feeling to have them safe and on the ground.  Rems gave birth to 10 healthy puppies 5 females and 5 males.  The pups and mama are doing great.  They are all nursing good and their tummies are getting full.  Remi is a little wore out as you can imagine, but the first thing she did when I let her out this evening was find the dummy in laying in the yard brought it to me and looked at me like, "aren't you gonna throw it?"  Still enough energy for a couple of throws.  I'm sure she would have went longer, but she's had a long day and I didn't want to overdo it.  I'll get some more pics posted these next few days, but I figured a lot of you that have been waiting months now would be anxious to see them! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Remi x Punch Litter Expected Mid January. Repeat Breeding!!

Remi meets Punch repeat breeding expected around January 12, 2015.    This litter is once again sure to impress combining some of the top bloodlines in the country. The pedigree includes 13 APLA titled dogs, 10 of which are GMPR titled, and 3 of which are APLA Hall of Fame dogs. These pups are bred for a strong natural point, intelligence, drive, and the right look! Punch and Remi match up perfectly and will produce a combination of a bird dog with a ton of drive and also a companion that you and your family can take wherever you go. These pups come with all the health clearance EIC/CNM clear and also a 28 month guarantee on hips, elbows, and eyes.
Punch is APLA Certified Pointing Retriever (CPR) that spends a ton of time in the field. He is used as a professional guide for Pheasant Crest Lodge near Kimball, SD where he gets a ton of bird exposure. They hunt hard 5 days a week from the beginning of October thru December. He literally sees thousands of birds every year. Punch is the perfect combination of looks, trainability, and drive. He has a ton of point and can go strong all day long. Punch is a 65 pound powerhouse that is lean, muscular, and has a nice broad chest and boxy head. When all the other dogs are starting to wear out after a long day in the field, Punch is still going strong. His bloodlines include: GMPR MPR Rik's Risky Raider MH, GMPR PDB Angel's Blackjack Kate JH, GMPR High Sierra Kodi MH, GMPR Sir's Mighty Eli SH, GMPR Blackwater Lexus (45 all age pts and 19 derby pts), GMPR Wannamaker's Hot Tubb SH, CPR TDK's Putting for Birdie JH, and CPR High Caliber's Rock Star just to name a few. Punch has a great mix of APLA, AKC, and Field Trial dogs in his background. He comes with all the health clearances EIC/CNM clear, Hips-Excellent, and Elbows/Eyes- Normal.  

Remi is my own personal female I kept out of my second litter. After hearing all the success the first Belle and Baker breeding produced, I couldn't resist keeping a female the 2nd time around. Remi is a 55 pound female with all the looks. She is extremely muscular and has that "Raider" front end with a nice boxy head. Everywhere I go, I always get comments on how nice looking she is. Her lineage includes GMPR Spioncop Christos Magic Baker SH, GMPR Grits of Black Forest MH, and GMPR MHR Rik's Risky Raider MH just to name a few. She comes from some of the top bloodlines in the country and her looks and athleticism show it. She is an extremely birdy and stylish hunter. Remi has a solid natural point and her marking ability is second to none. Her strongest attribute is her intelligence, I am simply amazed at times how quickly she picks up on things, and how little training she needs with certain things before she has it mastered. She is a very stealthy hunter in the field, using her intelligence to weave in and out of the thickest cover to find smartest of birds. Remi has a solid nose and is extremely fun to watch when she gets on a bird. In the right conditions, she's one of those dogs that can wind a bird from 30-40 yards away and find it with pin point accuracy. Remi is primarily used as an upland dog, hunting in Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Remi loves the water and has a big entry. Her marking, retrieving, and obedience translate in to a great waterfowl. By day she is a hunting/retrieving machine, but by night she can come in the house and settle in with the family. She loves attention and is very gentle by nature! Remi is EIC/CNM-Clear, Hips-Excellent, and Elbows/Eyes-Normal.
A $250 deposit is required to hold your pup.  For more information on this litter call 712-441-4691 or email me at jjfranken@premieronline.net.   For more information and pics check out my website www.rocksolidpointinglabs.blogspot.com

Puppy Pedigree

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week 7

We have had a beautiful fall in NW Iowa, and the puppies have gotten to enjoy so much time outside.  It is supposed to cool off significantly, and they are even talking about snow next week.  We decided to make sure we took full advantage of the day today.  Here are some of their adventures outside today (Saturday).  

They love to dig in the neighbors garden, and explore around the tomato buckets.  If we can't find one of them, we know right where to look.

 Somebody needed to come inside to warm up for awhile.  The puppies love to be outside, but they are not real hardy yet!  
 Their favorite obstacle...the retaining wall!!!!!

 Now that I am up, how do I get back down?

 The sock monkey hat was a prized possession.