Nat x Mazie
Born August 8, 2009
Sire: Ch. Nipntuck Hyspire Unforgettable x Dam: Can. Ch. Folklaur Secret Of The Maze
Can. Ch. Folklaur Secret Desire
Our "keeper" from this litter
2009 New Biggings "Tess" 2016 Retired
Folklaur Contessa Secret Ingredient
"Tess" has been moved into the Paws With A Cause Assistance Dog breeding program,
having passed her all of her Temperament and Health Screenings.
OFA Hips Good, Elbows Normal, Heart Normal, Eyes ACVO 04/10/14 & Optigen PRA Normal/Clear, EIC Carrier and Penn Hip .38/.46
"Daisy" and "Dollar"
From Tess's first litter, Deb R. wrote:
"We should be proud of that litter as all 9 have made it to the second phase of training to be assistance dogs."
Pictures of Tess's puppies at 6 weeks of age (see link below) Everyone is doing well.
The puppies are off to PAWS Headquarters to begin training with their puppy raiser next week:
wrote: "The puppies from her
second litter are just 5 months.
I see several of them in puppy class every week."
Tess's second Litter at 4 weeks http://gallery.me.com/reginamichels#100333
Pics at 6 weeks: http://gallery.me.com/reginamichels/100360
Deb R. wrote: "She
had her third litter (Lab x Lab this time) of seven puppies on April 30.
They have just gone on to the next phase of training with their puppy raisers.
It was a fun litter – all blacks - 3 males, 4 females. Deb"
Thank you for remembering Tess on her birthday. She has
been a busy girl for PAWS this last year with 21 puppies born
- 10 from a litter back in December and 11 from a litter this July. We
still have the 11 puppies (4 M, 7 F) and will deliver them to PAWS this Friday.
They have all been assigned to raiser families-several of whom have visited the puppies.
Tess will not be bred on her next heat - it is time she takes a breather even though she has done very well with all 5 litters. Both recent litters were Lab/Golden crosses which is PAWS preferred breeding these days. Four of 8 puppies from the R litter ( her second) were placed with clients either as service dogs or service dogs for autism. We have taken many photos of the current litter of 11 and will send a few to you separately.
It was a fun litter and from the updates I am receiving from the puppy raisers, all are doing great.
The first photo was entered and one of the finalists in an employee photo contest where I work.
Dear Laura, Tess thanks you for her birthday card. It will give me an opportunity to update you on how she is doing as a breeding dog for Paws With a Cause.
Today at eight weeks of age, Tess’s sixth litter of puppies went on to their puppy raiser and their next phase of training to be assistance dogs. There were eight in this litter (photos attached). This was a Lab x Lab breeding – 5 females, three males, six black and two yellow. Tess has now had 53 puppies for PAWS and has been amazing- no puppy deaths or dystocia; I have never had to bottle feed a single puppy even with her litter of 11 (last year)...
...We are proud of her! I am unsure when she will be retired from the breeding program. At 5, she is healthy and probably still has a few more puppies to raise.
Hope you are well and continuing to breed beautiful Labs. Kind regards, Deb Ramsey
"Trey" 2 Years
Folklaur Trade Secret
January 2014 Caught red-handed (red-pawed?) with his head through the basket handles!
March 2014 - Visiting with the goldfish May 2014 - Hiding in the shade
June 2014 - Apparently being the front door sentinel is quite exhausting. 2014 Aug 5th Birthday
July 2015 - My wonderful watchdog; Labrador style Sept 2015 - now taking the pillow to rest in comfort!
SO FUNNY - HE MUST REALLY LOVE THAT SPOT, HE'S NEVER FAR FROM IT!
Folklaur Secret Expedition
Click to Play Charlie's 1st Year
2011 - 2 years old April 2012 Christmas 2012
4th Birthday August 2013 with new housemate Brody Christmas 2014
Folklaur The Secret of NIMH
Folklaur Secret Lily of the Valley
"Willa" July 2010
Folklaur Do You Want To Know A Secret
(August 8, 2009 ~ May 21, 2013)
Birth Day and 12 Days Old
2 Weeks Old
3 Weeks Old 4 Weeks Old 5 Weeks Old
6-7 Weeks Old 8 Weeks Old
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