Sunday, January 14, 2018

Juliette is now Champion Blue Run's Juliette

It's so nice to have a lovely dog out showing. Juliette finished her
Championship this week after just a few weekends of showing with
new handler Heather Helmer. Juliette's "boyfriend" Kylo finished
his championship the same day. We thought we'd enter Juliette
just to help Klyo show better. And big surprise, we got the win, too.
Now begins the stud search to find the perfect match for a fall
breeding after Juliette turns two in August.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mays' second baseball team is here!

I couldn't be happier. All nine pups  were delivered successfully
and 5 of the 9 are girls.  Four of the pups are Irish marked with
white boas and chests and two of the Irish marked are the curlies.
These puppies ranged from 11 oz to 13.75 oz, all very chunky
and uniform. When you have a litter like this there are no puppies
that need individualized attention. It's overwhelming enough to
deal with so many! (and in the winter, ugh)
Mays' owner Ruth will have the puppies for their first month and
then they will come to my home because I have more space for
growing pups. We hope to identify some nice show prospects to
continue Romeo's legacy here in the USA. He has several champion
offspring in Europe and our Juliette will probably be his first
 champion in this country.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Kali aka Blue Run's Riverwood Kali

I ask my owners to bring me their puppies at six months of age so I can assess nutrition and look for retained baby teeth. Often I throw in a free grooming as an incentive. Today I saw this little beauty from my breeding to GCH Riverwood's Prince of Tides CGCA. She is one of several puppies in this litter of 9 that look like future show prospects. This little girl is the spitting image of her daddy, Ripp. Of course, my girl CH Blue Run's Willing to Play Ball, is also responsible for these gorgeous puppies and did considerably more work! But I am grateful that Ripp gave me such a nice litter of pups.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mays bred to Cruft's winner Romeo

CH Hi Seas Dr. Romeo MacDuff is the number one Portuguese Water Dog in Europe, having won Best of Breed at Crufts for the last three years. He is the father of my current litter (one male, two females) who are just 2 weeks old and he was just bred to CH Blue Run's Willing to Play Ball (Mays) this past week. If the breeding is successful, we should have a litter of puppies in December from this very special boy.  Romeo does not carry brown so they will be black and white like the puppy (not mine) shown in the picture with his dad.
Addendum: 11/3/2017 Mays is  definitely pregnant with at least six babies identified on sonogram. Puppies are due Dec. 10th.

Blue Run sired puppies are coming; Bruna is Pregnant!

CH Amigo's Victorious Velvet (Bruna) was bred to CH Blue Run's Willing to Serve (Bacchus) and sonogram confirms she is pregnant with puppies expected November 15th. Because Bacchus has produced brown in the past, we are pretty confident there will be brown puppies in this litter. These puppies will be whelped and raised in Germantown, MD. by Bruna's owner, Tanya. Interested in a puppy? Contact me by email at:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Blue Run puppies

This handsome boy has a white chest and paws. He has two
little sisters, one all black and one with a bit of white. All three
are probably wavy. I'm looking for special nearby homes that
are willing to consider that their puppy may "be a contender"
down the road. They are sired by CH  Hi Seas Dr. Romeo
MacDuff, three time best of breed winner at Crufts, and my
sweet girl Blue Run's Ignite the Night (Jadee).

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Blue Run's Resolved to Bring Joy (Luana)

Luana is a brown dog with large areas of white. We call
these pi balds. In Europe, she would be ineligible to be
shown because she is more than 30% white. But as you
can see, she is in the winners circle on her first weekend
of shows. Good job Luana!

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Ripp/Mays Baseball team

Blue Run's Juliette gets her first win

Blue Run's Juliette gets her first win on her second day
of showing. This pretty girl will be supporting her father
for Stud of the Year at the national specialty show in
September. She is getting "ring ready" and has already
started to win.

Friday, June 30, 2017

You can't have just one!

Here are Ryan and Katy with their second potato chip.
This pretty little boy from the Mays/Ripp litter joins
"sister" Lhotze who is 4 years old. Yep, can't have just
one! But did you have to name him Khumbu?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Mays/Ripp puppies

This little girl is 3.5 weeks old and will be going to
her new family at the end of June. All 9 puppies
are spoken for and there will not be any more Blue
Run babies until the fall. Co-owner Ruth is calling
this the baseball litter as we have a team of nine
beautiful puppies.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Mays/Ripp litter is here

We are delighted that all the puppies survived the whelp and
are thriving. Mays is an "easy whelper" and an attentive mom.

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