Yesterday we took Juno to the vet for a check-up on her pregnancy. She was showing all the signs of being pregnant. The Vet did an x-ray to see how many puppies were in there. This way we would know what to expect during delivery. Many times a puppy may not come out during the whelping process and this can be deadly for the puppy and mom.
The results of the x-ray showed that Juno was not pregnant. She was experiencing a false pregnancy.
Needless to say Christy and I aer very disappointed. We were looking forward to having puppies and placing them in loving homes that could enjoy them as much as we do. This will have to wait.
Our next breeding will take place with Ringo and Chloe this winter sometime. Chloe is due to go into heat in the next month or so. It will be exciting to see the pups that Ringo produces. We are excited to have him with us as he is a proven stud of great pups.
We will still breed Juno to Debo of Stoneage Bulldogges. This will take place during her next heat cycle. This will most likely be in April of 2012.
While it is disappointing we will have to wait six more months to have pups from Juno, I am sure the wait will be worth it.
We’ll keep you posted!
Finally, the time has arrived. Juno will be bearing her first litter of puppies at Gaddis Kennels. We are very excited to have little puppies running around the house. Special thanks to Stoneage Bulldogges and the use of their Stud Black’s Debo. He is a beast and we are very excited to see the puppies these two will make.
It has been a long journey to here, but finally we are here. We will keep you posted with various updates and photos throughout the pregnancy.
Christy and I are also excited to have puppies that will carry on the line of Juno. After our lab Athena tragically died while we were on vacation, we were sad she never had any puppies. We took solace in the fact that Juno would have puppies to remind us of her when she is gone. Hopefully that will still be a while, but it is comforting.
Visit our available puppies page to learn more about how you can own one of Juno’s and Debo’s puppies. We are excited to find good homes for these puppies and help others to feel the joy of having these dogges in your home too.
We have added another beautiful Olde English Bulldogge to our family.
Chloe joined us and we are very excited for the puppies she will produce. This dogge is all Bulldogge. She has a great bulldogge face, with a nice stance, and bulging head. At her recent visit to the vet she weighed 62lbs. She is only 8 months old. She is going to be a beast.
Needless to say it has been an exciting few months at Gaddis Kennels. It is unreal to think about the things that have went on the last few months and the growth we have experienced. 6 short months ago it was just Juno and our lab Laney. The greatest part of it all are that they all sleep in the house. Can you imagine 6 dogges in the same room sleeping. Unbelievably the are quiet all night, except the snoring of course. When people come over they cannot believe we have all these dogges upstairs.
Unfortunately they all do not get along, but we are working on it. I think there is a little jealousy.
Now we can’t wait to have puppies. Juno will be ready this summer and Ruby and Chloe are still a year or so away. It will be great to have all those puppies running around. We are excited to place them in good homes and hear about how much they are loved and taken care of. It is exciting for us to think about our dogges in different families homes blessing their homes as much as they bless ours now.
Well that is it for now. We will try to post as often as possible when we have news. Check back often.
Orginally Posted on Sunday June 13, 2010
We searched for a very long time and spoke to many different breeders trying to find the best stud for Juno we could find. We picked out a stud we were very happy with. Yet something didn’t feel right. We loved the dog and were excited for the puppies, but we both really felt that we wanted to have our own stud.
Well I searched high and low. I searched through just about every website on the IOEBA site and could not find anything we were happy with. I found a couple dogges, but each of them were either too small, way to expensive, or had questionable reasons for selling the dog. My wife and I are always weary of purchasing an adult dog, so we wanted to make sure to find a great match with Lincoln being small and a baby on the way.
After another dog did not pan out we gave up. We didn’t think we would find a suitable stud. Then as I was randomly searching for ideas on websites and how to run our business I came across Strong Family Bulldogges in Iowa. The price was right, the dog looked great, and the people were tremendously helpful and informative. It all felt meant to be.
We were told he was a great dog that was good with kids and was very obedient.
A little more than a week later we were picking him up at the airport. A strange experience in and of itself. He missed his layover in Detroit, How does a dogge miss their layover? We had to wait another 2 hours for him to land.
Once he came out of the crate we knew it was a perfect match. What a great dog. He has the best temperament and is so obedient. Plus he is a beast and will make some great puppies. As soon as you start petting him he rolls over to his back and just wants you to rub his belly. Even for my one year old son.
Sometimes things seem to be meant to be. I think this was the case here. We are very lucky to have Ringo here with us. We look forward to a long future with Ringo.
This post was orginally posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010
We have been talking about putting a website up for a while. Well we finally did it. This was a long time coming, but we got it done.
We expect Juno to come into heat in the end of June. But we are working hard to make sure we are ready. Last weekend we took a trip to central NY to meet Krystal and he Sire Reilly; who we will be mating with Juno.
We searched long and hard for the perfect mate; and we think we found him in Reilly. His pictures do not do him justice. He is very impressive. He is 20 inches tall at the shoulders and almost 90 lbs. He has a solid body with a thick bone structure. He also has a very English Bulldog face, which we love.
Our main goal in breeding these dogges is creating a very athletic tone dog with thick bones who have a very bully face that does not have the problems of the traditional English Bulldog. I think Juno and Reilly will make some great puppies. We plan to keep a few to start to build the foundation for what we hope to be a long career in breeding these great dogges.
Please check back from time to time as we will continue to update you with news as we post our experiences in this process.