Those of you who have followed this blog (and me) over the last few years, know that I tend to jump around different media sites, doing updates when I have time to.
Earlier this year I bred Farrah (Ch San Jo Lillith Fair RN,FDX,CA,NA,NAJ,CGC) to Lennie (Ch San Jo Relentless of Lemaitre). Lennie is also Zuki’s sire, and Ike and Eli’s brother. I’m very happy with what I got, and am very thankful for all the help from my very wise breed mentors. So, this is an introduction of sorts for Farrah’s son, Tony. I am keeping him to grow him up, and so far he is a wonderful little guy, and he shows great promise for sports.
Tony as a wee thing about 3.5 months, visiting his first Flyball tournament
In addition to raising puppies at home, this summer was hectic with Shiba rescue requests. Northwest Shiba Rescue (Pam Carlson) with Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue, requested assistance with a very large (ongoing) Shiba rescue operation from a retired local breeder in Yelm. Talk about feast or famine with rescue needs! It seemed like we were there every weekend for months negotiating, and taking dogs 2-3 at a time, then grooming, then dealing with medical and placement issues, in addition to the organizer getting ongoing outside requests for placement, lost/founds and fosters unrelated to this pull. 10 lucky Shibas are now in permanent homes and doing amazingly well considering their general state of neglect.
Now that it’s fall, I have managed to squeeze in a few Truffle Hunts with the Shibas (and my mother), but not many. Beebe goes off leash like always and sniffs around for the scent, flushing deer and wild birds in the process. It’s a shame she is so poorly bred, because I really like her desire to work and please.
Beebe hunts off leash and has excellent recall
Ike explores his inner wild man. It’s buried very, very deep within him. He’s a good sport to put up with being made to wear his adventure harness and tracker collar while doggy grandma helps him over a log.
Now that Farrah is back in shape, she has been back to Flyball practice with gusto, coming very close to earning her FDCH (Flyball Championship) at the last tournament. She also played the halftime show again, as did Beebe, for the Seattle Storm. I am very proud of them both as it is not easy for a Shiba to walk into a crowded stadium of screaming fans and perform. Hopefully she can get it at the next tournament in Canada before being bred again.
Beebe performs the halftime show for the Seattle Storm
Regarding breeding, Zuki has been bred to Wang Chung (Ch San Jo Wang Chung Tonight) and is due in the next 2 weeks. We expect 5 or more puppies from the way she is looking, so if you are interested in a well-bred, beautiful and healthy Shiba puppy from the top lines in the country, please message my inbox or contact Pam Carlson at http://www.piperscreekshibas.com/upcoming-litters.html or firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to stop by my official webpage at www.masakadoshiba.com for more photos, breeding plans, and updates!