Monday, September 12, 2011

New Recruits


We are constantly in need of new recruits for our working dog pack.  Some are getting old, and need to spend their retirement taking it a bit easy.  We've not long taken charge of three pups, so I thought I'd share them here.  The little fellow above will be given to one of our friends.  He's got very short hair, and feels the cold.  It was a little rainy and miserable here on Friday, so I quickly cut into my stash of polar fleece and made a little coat for him.  If he ever grows into his ears, he'll be a big dog!!  He was quite small when he first came home, but he's now outweighing his sister.  I did have to Photoshop his eye [red eye], but the 'blue' you see is a trait quite common in this type of working dog.

This is Meg.  We will hopefully breed from her in due course, if she lives up to expectations in the field.  She is a little more hairy than Little Bill, and such a gentle little thing.



We haven't given this guy a permanent name at the moment.  I'd like to call him Dude, but the jury is still out.  He's the monster of the pack, and very much like another dog we've had in the past.  One of our dogs is the father of the pups.



And, not to be outdone by pups, our son and DIL have just sent us a photo of their newest foal, a little filly with very long legs, which I am sure they are hoping she will put to good use on the racetrack.  Her name is Chloe around the paddock, not sure what they'll call her for 'racing purposes'.


Okay, just one more to show you her legs!!






I know...................I can't help it, I love baby animals.

12 comments:

Karyn said...

oooh too cute!!!!! I love Meg; what an adorable little puppy she is. Chloe looks nice and speedy doesn't she?

DIAN said...

Linda, I agree with Karyn, Meg looks too sweet for words. Dude looks pretty mischievous and lots of fun. How long does it take to train them for work in the paddock? Do all dogs work well or do you come across some that don't have the right temperament or energy for the work?

The little filly looks very pretty and what legs!

Dianne said...

The puppies are all cute and I'll bet each has their own little personality. The blue eyes are very spooky. We saw the same in a dog when we were out a Boulia and I took a photo of it as I had never seen it before. Wish I had Chloes lovely long legs!! She might be a goer!!

Jensters said...

I love animals and these look a wonderful bunch...i hope they all turn out well for you x

Katherine said...

Beautiful pups!

Radka said...

All young animals are sweet but your pups are so adorable!!! I want one! (not really, I like my freedom :))
They all look very healthy, I hope they will turn out OK :)
Thank you for sharing your lovely picture with us, Linda!

Anonymous said...

Oh! just adorable. The joy (and work) of puppies. I used to breed my labradors years ago, never tired of just looking at them. The hard part was parting with them. Anne

Mrs Dibble said...

Oh I love babies as well.....always amazes me how foals can get up and walk with all that leg to manage...nature is amazing!! Thank you for the pics...pups are lovely Dude looks like he will not take any rubbish from any four legged individual...perfect working dog.

Anneliese said...

Lovely to see those cute little puppies and the long-legged beauty.

embracingitall said...

Your pups are so cute! Farm dogs really are something, aren't they. They certainly earn their keep. I love their loyaty and have seen farmers in tears when something happens to their faithful companions. Chloe looks very graceful already. Jacinta

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Linda, What very cute puppies and I am sure they will grow up quickly under your care. It is always neat to see a new foals in the paddocks. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Judy

shirley said...

The puppies are just adorable I have not heard of blue eyes on a dog before. Chloe looks like she could run for miles now with those legs...hope the predictions are true and she wins lots of races.