Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Well, it's official

Mays' sonogram shows 6 puppies. Sonograms are often inaccurate
as to the exact count but the  pregnancy is definitely confirmed.
Mays is less active than usual and tires more easily, She's starting
to look a little rounder. Just a few more weeks to go until D-Day.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

April puppies!

This typey boy is Champion Riverwood's  Prince of Tides
(aka Ripp).  He and Champion Blue Run's Willing to Play
Ball (aka Mays) have a date. We expect we'll have some
pretty pups come the end of April.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sweetie Pie needs a home

This little girl was born
on Thanksgiving. Her buyer
had a change of plans and
now she is available for
adoption. Sweetie Pie is 9
weeks old, black and white
with a curly wavy coat. She
is very smart. She would do
well in any home but I think
she would like to be with
children as she is energetic
and playful. It's best for the
puppy if they are in their
new home by 12 weeks.

Addendum: Sweetie already
has a new home! (Once I
put a puppy picture up on
this site they don't last until

Monday, January 23, 2017

Women's March on Washington

Stud dogs Bacchus and Nico were the Bo and Sunny look-alikes
marching Saturday at the Women's March on Washington held
1/21/2017.  Nico wore a message "Honor Women" with
"No Groping" on the obverse. Bacchus and Nico were fussed
over and petted and both had their pictures taken dozens of times.
(Even dogs know it isn't polite to grope without permission.)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Blue Run Sired Puppies Available!

Eight beautiful black puppies were born to Daisy (Sakonnet
Asta's Margarida Doce) and my boy Bacchus (CH Blue Run's
Willing to Serve) just three days before Christmas.
These puppies  are being raised by experienced PWD breeders
Mimi and John Karlsson in Hope Valley, Rhode Island.
Puppies will be going to their new homes at the end of February
or the first week of March. Six of the pups are curly and there
is one wavy girl and one wavy boy. Something for everyone!

Addendum 2/10/2017 All puppies are spoken for. The next
puppies available will be born in April, 2017.

Monday, December 5, 2016

CH Blue Run's Willing to Play Ball

Hooray! Mays has finished her championship. Our biggest
problem was finding shows with major wins available. Now
she can get rid of all that coat and go back to doing water
work. I plan to breed her in March if her paramour is back
from Crufts where he will be putting in a command
performance as the number one PWD in England. I have one
of his puppies, Juliette, who is just stunning and now I want
more....many more from that devil Romeo.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thankful for five beautiful pups on Thanksgiving Day

Here is Yaya with her 5 beautiful Thanksgiving puppies. Four
girls, one boy. Two weighed in at a pound which is large for a
puppy.  One may be curly, the rest are wavy.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blue Run's Juliette

 Here is our little singleton at three months of age.
See, I told you her blue eyes would turn brown!
This little girl is a real corker.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Apolo and Yaya puppies coming next week!

I'm so excited that we are going to have Apolo puppies.
Bacchus has his nose out of joint but that's just too bad.
Pictured is Apolo taking a placement in group competition.
(It's an honor to make group at all let alone place.) Yaya
and Apolo could be twins. I think we are going to have
black puppies......

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Play date

I try to place most of my puppies in the greater D.C. area and
then I encourage the new owners to arrange play dates with one
another. Here are Lulu and Carson, cousins, enjoying a game of
"stick". Blue Run owners are also encouraged to dog sit for each
other when they have to go out of town. That way, their dog has
a good time and is spared sitting in a kennel getting kennel cough.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Yaya is expecting six on Thanksgiving

Great timing. I don't have to make a turkey. Yaya and Apolo
are definitely expecting and today's sonogram shows we
should expect six puppies. Likely, these pups will be black
and wavy with a minimum of white markings.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Moby's First Haircut

This is 4 month old Moby after his first haircut. His
owner will probably be able to do his subsequent
grooming after a lesson at my house on how to trim.
I get so tired of seeing the terrible hair cuts local
groomers do on my dogs. New owners soon learn
that it is both expensive and disappointing to hope
for a nice groom at their local PetSmart. I encourage
owners to learn how to groom and I'm happy to get
them started by providing the first hair cut. Doesn't
Moby look precious?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Yaya to be bred to Apolo for Thanksgiving Puppies

Six month ago Yaya (Blue Run's Joyous Yaya) was bred
to Apolo (CH Classea's to the Moon and Back) but DNA
testing revealed that all 5 puppies were sired by Yaya's
favorite paramour, CH Blue Run's Willing to Serve (Bacchus).
It can be very hard to prevent a breeding when two intact
dogs share the same home and both parties are willing.
Next week, Yaya will be bred to Apolo again and this time,
we hope Bacchus won't be part of the equation because
I really want some Apolo puppies! (Bacchus has been
banished to another state for the duration of Yaya's heat cycle.)

Puppies should be born Thanksgiving Day and be going
to their new homes at the end of January. (Why do dogs
always whelp on a holiday??) As both Yaya and
Apolo are black wavy dogs, I expect these dogs will have
very little if any white and most, if not all, will be wavy.


Having a singleton has been a new experience for me as a breeder.
This little beauty is all on her own. Sometimes, I have trouble
telling if a dog is going to be curly or wavy. There isn't much debate
about Juliet who is very curly. Like all young PWD puppies, her eyes
are blue and will turn brown by 3 months of age.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

How NOT to buy a puppy

In Canada they have a program called Market Place where I
came across this video about puppy mill purchases.
 In the USA, the new puppy mill sites are on the web. Very
few pet stores are left that sell cats or dogs in the USA. But
this video applies to how many animals (available on line
for sale) are actually raised. It's quite deplorable.
Increasingly, there are on line scams where you send the
money and no dog ever comes!
Hobby breeders raise their dogs in their homes. They don't
ship dogs to people sight unseen.  Blue Run dogs are placed
locally (Washington D.C. area) almost exclusively. A face to
face interview at my home is required and all family members
need to show up. If you find a breeder who will sell you a
puppy without interviewing you, you may be dealing with a
puppy mill or a "backyard breeder" who does no health testing
or follow up.
 I always tell impulse shoppers, "Buy in haste;
repent at leisure."  Waiting for a puppy from a good local
breeder is your best assurance of getting a healthy dog. Visit
the breeder and meet their dogs. See how their dogs are housed
and what kind of temperament the animals have. It is an expensive
and long term commitment. Do at least as much research as you
would do if you were buying a new car.