Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Late Winter litter planned

Moonsong Chinooks is planning a Late Winter/Early Spring 2010 breeding of CH PR Laughing Mountain Alsea Song to PR Lighthouse Tillamook Rock (Dakota). Dakota lives nearby and has met with the Moonsong Chinook pack for a playdate. Alsea was instantly smitten, as were all my girls. Dakota is a large, handsome male who is very distinguished and confident. He is wonderful with children and got along with my male Chinooks. Both Alsea and Dakota have great heads. I will post more about this breeding in the coming months, as the date of the breeding approaches. For now, I am preparing for Katsuk's fall 2009 litter. Dakota has a very handsome head

Dakota takes a break from his playdate with the Moonsong pack. He had a great time but was very tired at the end of the afternoon.
Alsea is a pretty girl with great movement. She is a very willing worker under harness and I am looking forward to seeing what she can produce in the whelping box.
Alsea has a beautiful face!

Katsuk is Expecting!

Katsuk shows off her pregnant belly
Yeah, Katsuk is Pregnant!! The vet confirmed that she is expecting a medium sized litter( around 5 or so) at the end of September. I am very excited that Katsuk is having puppies. Not only is she an exceptional Chinook but the sire was neutered after they were bred and this will be his only litter. Late summer/fall in Washington is very nice- not too hot, not yet the rainy season- it is a great time to raise puppies.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer news

It has been a busy summer for Moonsong Chinooks. I am now the Chair of the Standard and Judge's education Committee of the Chinook Club of America. The Chinook appeared in Dog Fancy magazine causing a large bump in inquiries about the breed. Jiggles is a new father to 3 pups born to Rain Mountain Chinooks http://www.rainmountain.net/ and he also finished his Grand Championship at the Washington Classic over the 4th of July weekend. Katsuk was bred to PR Rain Mountain Nakani last week and is hopefully expecting a litter. I am looking forward to the pitter patter of puppy feet this fall.

Katsuk is looking forward to having puppies- she loves being a mom Here is the sire. Baxter will be neutered in a couple weeks so this is his only chance for pups. I like Baxter's sire, Bannack, and I am happy I can bring his genes into the Moonsong breeding program The Moonsong pack enjoys a lazy moment on the deck It has been a record summer for heat in seattle. The Moonsong pack loves using the pool, hose, and sprinklers to keep cool