Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Singular Singleton

This beautiful baby is the only one that resulted from mating Jadee (Blue Run's Ignite the Night) to CH HighSea's Romeo
MacDuff. Because Romeo is showing in England, Jadee was inseminated with frozen semen. I don't think that I'll go that route again as one puppy ties one down just as much as a dozen would and the costs have been exorbitant. Still, she looks pretty fabulous and I have great hopes for her.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Partners in Crime

Mari and Zeke are both Blue Run dogs. Mari is teaching 7 month old
Zeke the ropes. Many owners come back to me for their second
"potato chip" when their first Porty is two or three years old. Every
family that has done this has been delighted with the decision as two
Porties are twice as much fun as one.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jadee is pregnant

Well, that's the good news. But sadly, the sonogram shows only
two puppies. It looks like most folks hoping for a Blue Run
puppy will have to wait until next year. The two puppies expected
are going to show/breeding homes.
Addendum: A single puppy was delivered on 8/19/2016. It is a
beautiful curly female who is marked like Romeo, the sire.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

This is why we breed

"Hi Cheryl,
I hope this note finds you well.
Had to share our recent Dodger pictures. 
We got him when Chris was in 4th grade.  Last weekend 
Chris graduated from high school and is headed off to 
----- State.  As I took photos and reflected on the
years that have flown by, it occurred to me that there
is something about a boy and his dog;  really no words 
for it, but an incredible friendship and bond. 
As always, thanks again for our sweet boy!
Enjoy your summer.
Dawn and family"

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jadee bred to #1 PWD in England

I am very pleased that Romeo's owner agreed to a breeding of
her CH Hi Sea's Romeo MacDuff to my curly black girl Jadee
(Blue Run's Ignite the Night). I met Romeo over two years ago in
Portugal where he competed in the first International PWD
Congress (and won).
Romeo sired a litter with the PWD who won Best of Breed
at Crufts. She produced a litter of 13 puppies just today. Romeo is
currently the No. 1 PWD in England. He is pictured below Jadee's
picture. It is typical to show dogs in Europe with a long coat of
hair, sometimes reaching to the ground!
Our puppies are expected August 18th. I'd be very happy to have
13 Romeo/Jadee puppies, that's for sure. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

St. Patrick's Litter Launched

The St. Pat's pups have just left for their new homes.  From
left to right they are Zeke, Pirate, Camden, Leo, and Lefty.
They could not be any cuter if they tried! It's quite a nice change
from those pink nosed piglets we started with two months ago.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Puppy Owners

Camden, from Amelia's litter, is going to a home with three
children in just a few weeks. In preparation, the children made
a slide show of all the dangers a puppy might get into including
small toys, string, poisonous plants, etc. The last slide was
this charming set of drawings.
This is why we breed.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mays Gets a Five Point Major Win

This is Blue Run's Willing to Play Ball on the occasion
of her winning a five point major toward her
championship. Four more points and she will be finished.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Amelia's St. Patrick's Day puppies

This robust group of 4 boys and one girl were born on St. Patrick's
Day. Amelia is the mom and she is taking excellent care of her
little brood. All but two white boys are spoken for. All of the white
puppies are curly and they will be stunning.

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Why does everyone seem to want to name their dog Lulu? This
is Lulu G. in her new home. Oh my goodness she is cute. New
owners are sending me pictures of their puppies and it is such
a delight. She is wearing the "required" harness. Blue Run
puppies are only walked with a lead on their collar after they
have learned how to walk politely and not to pull. I worry they
might injure those little necks.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Amelia is two days prior to whelp

    This is Blue Run's Willing to Work. She is a dead
ringer for my first female Porty, Yardley, who, along with
Dante, decided to start a breeding program 13 years ago.
  The next available puppies will be a litter sired by
Amelia's brother, Bacchus, (CH Blue Run's Willing to
Serve), and Crissy, (CH Shasta's Cerveja Cristal Preta My
BFF at Metanoia), due March 29th. These puppies will
be whelped and raised in Royal Oak, Maryland.
(email: if you don't want to
miss out) Both Bacchus and Crissy are Irish marked
(like Amelia), black and white dogs. The babies will
have a lot of chrome and the Blue Run easy going

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Time Litter Nears Departure

These are Libra's puppies with Griffin. Many of
them are able to escape the pen, always a sign it is time
to leave.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Are those Blue Run dogs at the White House?

I'm often asked if Bo and Sunny are from my kennel since folks
know I try to place locally. No, neither is a Blue Run dog but both
have been great ambassadors for the Portuguese Water Dog breed.
Now people know better than to ask "Is that a Doodle?" which is
like waiving a red flag in the face of a pure bred dog breeder. (No,
doodles are not and never will be AKC recognized "breeds". They
are mixed breed dogs being sold to gullible buyers. It's a case of not
getting what you pay for. Just sayin'.)