Excited for New Pups on the Way!

Rush Fontana

I am currently about 10-14 days out from the first golden retriever litter I have ever bred. The dam is Fontana (Windridge Love is All You Need!) and the sire is Rush (Joyful’s Fast-Trak Thrill of a Lifetime).

Fontana is a nice, calm dog. She has fairly strong retrieving desire and is quite biddable. She is a hair soft, but she is stable and nice. She can play fetch or she can sleep on the bed without much concern. She is good with children.  She is smaller, weighing 43 pounds in working weight.

Rush is from top obedience and agility lines  He is darker than Fontana, and he has full-blown ball drive. Like her, he is smaller and lighter boned, weighing about 50-55 pounds.

Most of the puppies in this litter will be on the smaller side for the breed, though we cannot guarantee that all of them will be that small. We should get a mixture higher drive pups that are like the sire, and we should also get some that are calm like the mother. We should also get a wide range of golden shades in this litter, for the dam’s parent’s have also produced a few dogs that approach the cream color. The sire comes from lines that produce very dark colored dogs.

This litter will have a very low COI by pedigree. Over 10 generations, it has been calculated at 0.01 percent, which is well below the breed average.

Sire has all the GRCA required health clearances, and his hips are OFA “Good” and elbows “Normal.” Dam has OFA prelims of Good hips and Normal Elbows as well.

Dam has been DNA tested by Embark and was found to be clear of all eye diseases that the company tests for, including various forms of PRA.  She is also clear for the peculiar golden retriever form of Ichthyosis.

I used to write a lot about golden retrievers on this blog, and the pups that will be produced from this breeding will match a lot of what I think golden retrievers should be. These pups should be great for working homes and as wonderful family companions.

We still have some slots available for this litter, so if you’re interested please send an email to dogsofwindridge@gmail.com or use the contact form at the Retrieverlady blog/Windridge website. I can also field inquiries through this site.

Pups will be sold with full registration at $ 1,500.  Deals can be made for a breeding guardian home, but those inquiries should fielded through the aforementioned contact links.

I am really excited to be around golden retriever puppies again. It’s been so long since I had a chance to see some grow up, and I certainly will be keeping everyone posted on this site about their progress.

 

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Taking a Summer Break (At Two Miles High)

Happy July friends! July is my favorite month of the year. To me, it defines summer. And as you read this post, I am relishing in summer at 9,000+ feet in the air in the mountains of Colorado. We’ll be here until the middle of next week, and while it’s not just a vacation (Robbie is working at Red Rocks for 4 days and I have some work obligations as well), it’s really nice to be able to get away and be with family and friends during the most wonderful time of the year.

During this time, I will be doing something I never do – taking a break from the blog for the next week. If you’d like to follow along with our trip (because if you’re a blogger and you don’t overshare your vacation, did it really happen?), you can join me over on Instagram (both in my IG Stories and on my feed). And I’ll be back with a whole round of new posts next week.

In the meantime, here are a few fun summertime themed posts you might enjoy:

Summertime Family Story Night
Summertime Inspired Cakes
A Summer Day at the Zoo
Summertime Watermelon and Feta Guacamole Dip
Summertime Lemon Lime Vodka Spritzers
7 Ways to Make Summer Last
Deep Thoughts on Summertime

See you next week! And if you’re here in the states, happy Fourth of July!

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Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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Original score by Alia Martin

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Saturday Survey: Facetime

I featured a post this week about vacationers FaceTiming with their dog. I’m wondering if many dog lovers do this. I’m old, so forgive me if I’m using the wrong terminology here, but is Facetime (or Skype or whatever) a part of your relationship with your dog? Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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9 Statement Sunglasses I Love (Under $30)

9 Statement Sunglasses Under $  30
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I wear the same two pairs on sunglasses on repeat. One is an admittedly unremarkable pair with prescription lenses for when I’m not wearing my contacts, and the other is a really cute dusty pink cat eye that I love but is growing a little tiresome. I decided to do some window shopping for some more unique styles that make a little more of a statement. These are my current favorites. (And all except one pair are under $ 30.)

Which pair do you think I should get? (I think I’m feeling #3; which of course happens to be the one pair over $ 30 here. I tried.) Do you switch between multiple pairs of sunnies or usually wear the same ones over and over?

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Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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English Bulldog Zsa Zsa wins the title of World’s Ugliest Dog 2018

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Win a Newly-Redesigned PooVault!

Tiki and Barli LOVE to go to the beach. As different as a Gulf beach and a lake beach visit are, two things remain constant: our dogs love them both…and it’s no fun to tote around a full…



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DogTipper

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5th Annual Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference

Mark your calendars for September 12, 2018!

Interested in growing your pet business?  Are you thinking about starting a business.  If you are interested in pet sitting, dog walking, training, grooming, or daycare, then join the 5th Annual Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference!  This year you will hear from the top speakers from the previous 4 years!

Check back with PetsitUSA for additional information in the following weeks.


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4 Easy Snack Recipes for Fourth of July

Red, White, and Blue Sweet Salsa + Chips
Summertime Watermelon and Feta Guacamole Dip
Individual Mexican Style Layer Dips
YOGURT SALSA VERDE DIP

Happy first official day of summer! I always start getting pumped for 4th of July on the summer solstice. It’s like as soon as the calendar tells me summer is really here, my mind goes right to 4th of July and the nostalgia that comes long with it. We will be in Colorado for the 4th this year, but we usually go to a party here in Chicago, and I’m always in charge of bringing a snack/appetizer (my favorite kind of food!). Today I’m sharing four recipes for the items I most often bring to the party, each of which is perfect for summertime. Click on any of the images of links below them for the full recipes. Enjoy!

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Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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Can Dogs Get Heatstroke?

Happy first day of summer! Seems like a great time to remind all of us to keep our dogs cool when the temperatures go up. Because, yes, they can get heatstroke. Here’s a nifty graphic from the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation. Click on it to view it full-size. Until next time, Good day, and good […]


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