Mr Vindi is very handsome and SO MUCH fun! Although he’s “ass-high” and appears straight in the rear right now, I know it’s just a phase puppies have. He should grow to resemble his mom and dad in this area (both beautiful). He got groomed/blow-dried today, and he was a most excellent (wild) boy. Here he is stacked at almost 8 weeks. He also enjoyed some leash training and outdoor play time. He’s sooo bold and fearless and fun!
More professional photos to come of Miss Kalani diving, but she is a officially a dock diving champion! Kalani, owned by Clair and Brian in Georgia has become our first Windridge Golden Retriever to earn a title. She is out of Flirt and Toby. We are super proud, and we can’t wait to see what else she can do! A wonderful proud-breeder moment.
Slurpee is my pick for a working partner and obedience dog from our current litter here at Windridge. Only time will tell if he “turns out” and stays long-term, but the prospect is surely exciting. There are many other puppies in the litter with one thing or another to offer, but this one has the look and the nature that I want. He is a real, old-fashioned Golden Retriever.
Here he is at a mere 3.5 weeks of age- fearless, sound, and (of course) adorable.
Thanks for the wonderful write up of the babies, Scottie! Three Week Old Puppy Update from Scottie Westfall, the Retrieverman
Handsome, talented, and very well bred performance sire Rush and our beautiful Fontana welcomed their litter of seven gorgeous babies on 7-11! Naturally my favorite pup is already nick-named Slurpee. Fontana is a wonderful mother. Like her mother, Flirt, she easily free-whelped her gorgeous litter of strong, fat, healthy babies. They are rainbow of cream to darker golden. We have five boys and two girls, and at this time, there is one male available ($1500, full registration). For anyone interested, this is the sire: Rush’s Pedigree
Now for the fun part! Here are some of the beautiful photos I was lucky enough to capture of the puppies being born. No matter how many litters I whelp, I will never grow weary of the experience of bringing these animals into the world. They are full of hope, promise, and dreams. This is my first litter that is second generation my breeding. It is quite the emotional and beautiful joy to whelp a litter out of a bitch that was herself born into my hands.
Purple collar boy ate before his placenta was even out, or his cord bitten through:
Blue collar girl makes her appearance:
She then rested in my hand for a time, not yet aware she had entered the world:
Light blue collar boy decided to come butt first:
Our beautiful Fontana is a proud, wonderful mom! (dark blue collar girl is here, just under the other babies)