Red Shadow Kennels welcomed our 2017 Olympus Litter yesterday with the arrival of 6 healthy girls and 3 spirited boys.
Sire is CH Redwyn’s no Hiphop at Hard Rock CD RA AGX AGXJ, call name “Jet”. Our Dam is RedShadow’s Dramatic Entrance RA CD, call name “Quivari”
We are beyond delighted with the depth of red in their coats and their brilliant markings.
Here are their names, in birth order and their corresponding collar colour:
Zeus-yellow, Athena-dark purple,
Aphrodite-hot pink, Hera-light pink,
Gaia-light green, Theia-light purple,
Selene-orange, Posiden-dark blue
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch them grow!
One of the fun things we get to do when planning a litter of puppies is come up with a creative theme name for the litter.
Themes help us create temporary names for our puppies until they are named by forever homes.
We try to choose themes that will give us enough names for all the girls and boys, but if you have followed us with our Circle of Life Litter, you know we had some challenges! The Circle of Life/Lion King Theme had mostly male characters and, as luck would have it, We had 7 girls and 1 boy!
Well, with the help of our Instagram and Facebook followers, we have found a theme for our next litter!
Our upcoming May, 2017 litter will be known as “The Olympus Litter”.
Each puppies will be named after one of the Greek Gods, Goddesses or Demi-Gods!
Do you have a favourite Greek God/Goddess name that you would like us to use for one of the puppies? Let us know your ideas!!
For our current Red Shadow Owners, we would like to announce two more updates to your Owners Only Library!
Please check the Health Section for our new Heartworm article. With Spring on the horizon and Vets sending out reminders, we thought it was important to get this one out to you so you were prepared.
One of the things you probably didn’t know about Heartworm is that you may have more options for treatment than you thought! With Tollers being susceptible to auto-immune disorders, there are several clever ways you can optimize your Heartworm protocol!
Also in the Health section is our new “Puppies and Vaccines Seminar”. This new seminar will be presented to all new Red Shadow Owners before picking up their puppy.
We encourage our existing owners to take a look at this presentation. While most of the material applies to dogs under 12 months of age, there will be valuable information for older dogs as well.
If things seem to be quiet here at Red Shadow, it is because there is planning in the works!
We have been busy these last few weeks ironing out the fine details of our next litter and shifting our focus from Conformation to Performance.
Are you asking yourself, what is performance? Well, performance is training…..and lots of it.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is an incredibly versatile dog. In addition to the Tolling it was bred for, Tollers love hunting!
But that’s not all!
Tollers excel at other fun stuff too! They love Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Scent Detection, Barn Hunt, Trick, Free Style Frisbee, Dock Diving and Fly-ball.
They also have careers in Border Security, Avalanche Detection and as Therapy Dogs for Seniors, Autism, PTSD and Grief support (funeral homes).
In this coldest time of the year, we plan out and start our training programs. From the youngest to our seniors, we are always looking for new and interesting ways to show off the smarts of these little red duck dogs.
On February 4th and 5th, Hadley (Ch. Redshadow’s Tuff Act To Follow) will be in competition for her Companion Dog (CD) Title at the Ancaster Fair Grounds, Concession Building, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, Ontario. As always, if you are in the neighbourhood, we would love to meet you!
We are also working with Verin to get his Junior Hunter and Working Certificates this year! We don’t have a date for these competitions yet because we will need a bit more time and space to do our training, but as soon as we are ready, we will be announcing that as well.
So, as a part of your own New Year’s Resolution, what awesome plans have you made for you and your dog??
GCh. RedShadow’s Gotta Luv A Badboy RA (Verin) is in Syracuse, New York at the Tractor Supply Company Exhibit Center for his American debut at 3 separate dog shows! Today is the Central New York Kennel Club Show, tomorrow is the Del-Otse-Nango Kennel Club show and Sunday is Chenango Valley Kennel Club Show. If you are anywhere near Syracuse and want to come visit, we would love to see you!!