Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Puppy Invasion!

We received the following photos and update from proud breeder keepers Ken and Nancy Schopp who participate in GDB's Litter Raiser Program. We'll let them tell you a little more about the program, and about Belle....

Belle and her puppies
Hi! This is Belle, a Guide Dog breeder. We bring her litters home from GDB at 1 week old so we can help her raise them, for seven weeks, until they are ready to be sent off to their puppy raising homes. This is her fourth litter. She has seven Guide Dogs out working and four more in final training from her third litter. Did you notice the yellow pup? Even though she has always been bred with black males, she almost always has one yellow pup. Belle is also the Tuesday morning "mentor dog" for the pups in the kennels at GDB during their socialization sessions. She plays with them and chastises them if they are naughty. What a great mom.

Belle and her puppies

2 comments:

  1. Yay for more Belle puppies! I am proud to say that one of her 7 working Dogs would be DeSoto. I raised him as my first dog and he was a perfect puppy! Good luck to Belle and her future litters.

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  2. Belle is such a good Mommy. My first puppy was also a Belle puppy and she is the perfect little girl. Freya and all but one of the litter is now in formal training. They're all doing so wonderful and I'm sure it's because of Belle and Ken and Nancy. Thanks you guys! And I'm sorry for never sending any pictures, but every time I tried to send to the e-mail address I had I got a mail delivery error.

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