Guess It’s Time To Introduce Our Studs….

Someone asked who are our current studs were so here we go…

Jotun aka Joey- Has hip and heart clearances – carrier of Ichthyosis
Half English Cream International show champions fathers side.
Joey is a goofy boy who constantly makes me shake my head in wonder at what he will come up with next.
Sired: Little Sapling Gang

Joey


Ramses- Has hip and heart clearances- Ichthyosis- non carrier
Ramses is 7/8 field golden Master Hunt championships both sides of the lineage. He is our 4th generation boy!
Sweet, well mannered, loves to give hugs.

Udens- Has hip and heart clearances- Ichthyosis- carrier
Udens is part English Cream from both sides of the family.
Udens is my mushy sweet boy who loves to hug and be hugged.

Retired studs:
Osiris- Ozzy

Titon- Ty ( Udens papa)

Titon

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14 March 17 SNOW? Really….

We ended up with 6 inches of wet stuff. I had to plow since the snow blower is sex biased- no short women can operate the blasted thing! GRRRR, took me 4 hrs to do the plowing and feeding. I even took my video camera along- and lost it in the snow. I did find it surprisingly. I had visions of it being gone. I took a few videos for your enjoyment. Yes, Willow and Ramses are ok, their video didn’t come out sadly.
Enjoy!



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Happy Birthday – Jokers Wild Litter 12 Yrs!

Happy Birthday to the litter that came as a surprise. Naughty Loki! Not to mention they were almost born on my sofa. Hard to believe this litter is 12 now.






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The Hidden Costs Of Raising Puppies

A Puppy Costs HOW MUCH? The Hidden costs to puppies…

I hear time and time again why so much for puppies. I personally hate raising my rates. But, it is a fact of life. The cost of food alone is a factor. Adult dogs eat ( Golden Retrievers) an average of 8-10 pounds a food a week. Puppies make a mess and go through a 34 pound bag a week or more depending on messy factor , litter size, and age.

Prenatal Care for Mommy: A hidden cost! I tend to start ‘spoiling’ Mommy dogs around 6 weeks pregnant. Their diet consists of canned good quality puppy food, cottage cheese, vanilla yogurt, mexican blend cheese, organ meat ( kidneys, heart and liver), good quality dry puppy food out at all times. I feed this combo til the pups are 2 weeks old, and go to canned food and dry food only til pups are 3 weeks, then start switching Mommy out to regular adult once the weaning starts. Opps, I forgot I put formula on the food to help Mommy lactate, and the puppies food during weaning. The cost can be considerable for a good quality milk replacer. Currently a 28 oz can is costing around $29.

Then you factor in the worming meds. I prefer using Drontal if the pups are heavy enough because it is one dose , easy to dispense ( no messy liquids), and within hours usually the vermin ( worms) are dispelled.
For a litter of 10 pups It cost $137.50 for the meds with weights from 6.7 to 8.2 pounds. At 6 weeks. I had already wormed them at 4 weeks and will again at 8 weeks. Why so often the worms take nutrients they can’t grow if they don’t get the nutrition.
Microchips- I microchip my pups fact of life. Cost for me is approx $15 per chip and throw in $20 to my friend who does the chipping. I will admit I do not have the knack and depend on people trained to take blood or give medication.
Ah, Shots… Distemper shots I know for an adult $24.25. 8 week old visit for a litter of 10 pups- Drontal ( worming) and first shots:
Canine Drontal Small- $202.80 1 ½ pills per puppy. 1st Canine DA2PL-CPV shot- 10 pups $242.60.
OH, office visit! That charge luckily my vet only charges once at 4 weeks. He considers the next to visits follow ups. That is $47.50 currently.
NOW, for the testing on the parents…
Office visit: $47.50
Hip Xray: $213.00
OFA cert: $35.00
Heart: $180.00
Opps they think they hear a murmur so you have the echo cardiogram done to rule out an innocent murmur…….$460.00
OFA cert: $15.00
Ichthyosis dna test to see if parent is a carrier, or has it…. Caught on sale whew ½ price takes it down to:
$40.00

Total without OFFICE visits: $ 943 per parent.

Why the testing? for healthy, happy, long lived pups. Is it worth it to you now?

I use old sheets for the puppy area- so that means laundry… lots of it. Laundry detergent, bleach, and fabric scent stuff ( it kills the lingering puppy poop smell surprisingly). Cleaning solution for the walls and floor.
I buy Veterinary grade stuff A box last year of four bottle of concentrate was approx $76. Can only buy in a four count box.

Oh, the whelping area floor need to protect the flooring …. Rolled linoleum – two rolls…

I recently priced Whelping beds in case I have three litters at once the price for a ex large is down to $299 wow!

Puppy id collars since I buy a box of 500 of the writable ones for the first 4 weeks and it takes awhile to use them I am not current on that price. But, there is cat collars for the 4-6 week range. Think average $3 a piece. If they get really big the next size up collar say average $5 each.

I try to raise happy healthy pups that means happy healthy adults. Food, water , love, adventure and toys are all required not to mention vet care.

Go forth and hug your dog……… They are priceless.
Newborn pup- Jailbreak Gang

Cassiopeia’s Golden Legacy Kennel & Boarding
J. Ellee Neilands
March 2017

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Happy Birthday To Our Mother Hen Freyia! 12 yrs Young!

Our sweet Mother hen Freyia turns 12 today. You know her if you have been to the kennel, she greets you with a smile and a wag. Nurtures all who passes through here. Need a Hug she is your girl. Happy Birthday baby girl. Love you bunches….







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Lucky Charms Litter- Happy Birthday 8 Years Young

Happy Birthday to the Lucky Charms litter the first of two litters born on the very same day!
Freyia/Osiris ( Ozzy ) litter






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Happy Birthday- Pot O Gold Litter 8 yrs young

Happy birthday to one of two litters born on the same day. Pot O Gold – Valkyrie/Loki litter






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