Really excited today as I got the news that my deceased NFC FC AFC Stormís Riptide Star (Rascal) bred to Maggie (daughter of Roux/Tyra) had a litter of TEN delivered last night. The ultra-sound had forecast 8 pups and a recent x-ray indicated 7 or 8. Actual count is 8 males and 2 females. The morale of the story is donít always believe the ultra-sound or x-ray counts as they are just an estimate. Be prepared for whatever might happen.
Another positive message is for those of you who are considering frozen semen breeding; they can be successful resulting in good sized litters. Key issues are quality motile semen from the male and a very competent implant team. Timing needs to be excellent. This breeding used one "pellet" and was implanted at Brittmoore in Houston.
I am looking forward to meeting my pup in Thomasville GA before Christmas---delivered by "move the dog".. I have a home there and will be there for the winter. It is a great area to introduce a pup to water and have it socialized by visiting some of the top training trucks in the USA ( I personally know several so not a problem getting an invitation to visit).
I have not had a new pup in years so am very excited about meeting this new family addition. I plan on keeping a detailed journal on my pup and will report in once in a while as it grows up.
Marilyn J Fender, PhD
Windstorm Retrievers - Wisconsin and Georgia
Home of 1996 NFC FC AFC Stormís Riptide Star and birthplace of his son 2000 CNAFC CFC CAFC Quik Windstorm