Three girls (two black and white, one tri) and four boys (two black and white, one tri, one sable who had a hard delivery and is touch-and-go). Rosie is a great Mom.
Check the main blog page regularly for updates. All pups are launched in their forever homes; I'll be updating their achievements on the main blog as they go forth in the world representing the Brandywine name. We're proud of our little Roseannadannas!
We think that Danny's softness and biddability will nicely balance Rosie's harder edges and task-orientation. Both dogs are natural small-farm stockdogs, which is a diplomatic way of saying that what they have accomplished is not a result of their respective owners' expertise as stockdog trainers.
Rosie is a fine little SAR trailing dog.
Both dogs are bold and friendly with strangers, kid-friendly, and very solid and confident. Both are inherently capable of chilling out when nothing is up, but bringing it when the situation calls for it.
Pedigree for Rosie / Danny Boy litter
Pedigree for Brandywine ES litter born 7/26/11
Caledonia Danny Boy
Kimball's Jet Peaslee
Porter's Cyrus Jim
Peaslee's Penelope Ravenpaw
Foxhill's Caledonia Quinn
Caledonia Billie Holiday
Brandywine Briar Rose
Thomas' Char-Gin Boston
PennHIP: owner will not disclose score
DOB: 4/13/97 - 7/05
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This should be a varied litter in appearance and have a range of temperaments. Small-to-medium build, leggy. Natural stockdogs. I expect a range of temperaments from softer/more biddable to sharper/more task-oriented, but all should be outgoing, confident, kid-loving, hard-working dogs with strong character. Suitable for farm work, SAR, service, competitive dog sports, dog trainers' assistants, acting and modeling. These strong, confident, intelligent dogs will require strong, confident, thoughtful owners who have jobs for them.
We place on a contract, and will check references. No sales to show homes -- and yes, the contract covers that, and a great deal else.
Pups will be raised with every attention to their development and socialization, and evaluated both by the breeder and by an outside examiner before placement. When we are raising a litter, that's our top priority.
Taking names of prospective owners now; applications when a pregnancy is confirmed; deposits when the litter is on the ground.
Heather Houlahan & Ken Chiacchia
Harmony, PA 16037
houlahan AT zoominternet DOT net
(email preferred, as our hours are erratic)