Ch. Glengowan's Sugar and
Greater Houston GRC, July 15, 2004
Handler: Rebecca Gear
Pepper was bred to Hobo
(Ch. Summit's Mr. Bojangles). Eight boys
and five girls were born on March 29. The litter theme is "folk
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Hobo was Best of Breed at the 2003 and 2004 GRCA
specialties. Pepper was the eighth ranked conformation bitch in 2004
(GR News, March/April 2005). The parents,
and the puppies' pedigree,
suggest that they will have outstanding conformation and will
have working ability as well.
Pepper's clearances are available in
PDF format. Select (eye exam) (CERF certificate) (OFA hip and elbow clearance) (OFA heart and thyroid
clearance) as you wish.
Select as you wish for Hobo's hip, eye,
heart, and elbow
clearances, also in pdf format.
A questionnaire for
prospective puppy owners is
available (MS Word format). It may be filled out in MS Word and
returned by e-mail to:
Click here for more photos of Pepper,
Hobo, and the litter. For photos of the litter
from 4/16-4/19 click here. To see the
pups as they were having their first meal on 4/21 click here. Photos
from 4/23 and 4/24 show them becoming more social, exploring the
kitchen, and becoming more expressive. Photos
from 4/28, 4/30, and 5/1 show growth and nice expressions. May 2 and May 3 find the babies
exploring more new things and mom protecting herself from sharp baby
teeth on sensitive nipples.
Weight gains have been excellent. Click here for a graph current through
May 5 was the day the puppies discovered
Pepper tired of nursing and
was retired on May 7. Just look at her
Daughters Carol and Robin visited May 7 and
8. The puppies really enjoy company!
Other friends, the Hortons, came too.
The mini-ex yard was put up on May 10. The puppies enjoyed the outdoors. It
was a hoot to chase mom, grandma, and half-sibs. We enjoy life!
May 15 was a big day. We first had Shari
Degan visiting. Then we had the temperament test with Richard
Woodmansee (pdf format for the actual test).
photos of the test are Puppy Test I
and Puppy Test II. Many thanks to
Richard, and also to Robin Caldwell Griffith for the photography.
The pups still like a nap after a
Added June 6, 2005:
This CD is intended for puppy buyers and friends with whom they choose
to share it. I have for your perusal added many jpg photo files and one
mpg without linking.
"DinnerDance" is the interesting counterclockwise dance the puppies
used when eating. I only got one food dish and 5 pups on the mpg movie
file. It was even more of a hoot when 12 pups on two dishes did the
same thing in unison.
There are homing photos for all the puppies except for Orange Girl with
Janet and Jill Distler. I missed one. Sorry, Distlers!
The "Stacked" photos were taken with the able help of Judy Word. The puppies
did very well, considering they had never been
stacked before, but keep in mind all the squirminess of a pup in
an unfamiliar situation.
I am very pleased with the overall quality of the litter. Temperaments
and personalities are outstanding. Type, head, topline, rear
angulation, and pigmentation are uniformly very good to excellent.
Fronts and front angulation are good to very good. Some have less fill,
and some less coat, than I would prefer.
It has been a real pleasure to rear these puppies. My reward is the
homes you will give them. Love your puppy, and never forget that I
loved each of them first.