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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Diesel's Diary Update

Thursday 21st September 2006:

This time last year Diesel became a father for the first time. His partner was Saskia, the beautiful German Shepherd bitch on the right of this picture. One of their daughters Bella, stands to the left of Saskia. Pictured below are Bella and her sister Sienna.

Saskia is owned by my friend Karen and her daughter Danniella who have kept these two pups (now 15 months old) from the first litter. The most remarkable attribute that all three girls and Diesel possess in abundance, is their superb temperament. With this in mind, Diesel and Saskia have been mated again on the 21/09/06. All being well, we should see a new litter being born towards the end of November. Saskia was a wonderful mother who took easily to the role. Diesel was introduced to the puppies after a few weeks and he too was gentle and loving to the pups. He has never forgotten Saskia and the mere mention of her name sends him running to the door or the gate to see if she is visiting again.

They all still get on really well together. Bella is most like Diesel - she is similar in build, tall and slim with many of his quirky mannerisms. She is also very vocal. Sienna is quieter but really stands up for herself. Both are very active and are always into something - usually something that they shouldn't be. The pups have already attended their basic obedience training course with Andy Bloomfield at Aeolian House, following in the footsteps of their parents.

I'll keep you updated with news and pics of the (hopefully) new litter and proud parents.

Can you believe that somewhere in this basket of pups are the two girls above?

Saskia and Diesels' July 2005 litter.


acrylik said...

Oh, those pics are adorable, especially the one of them all in the basket!

artyfartykat said...

Diesel always looks so gorgeous, its hard to believe that hes a daddy !!!
His puppies look so cute all curled up in their basket, it doesn`t seem like a year ago since they were born!