Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Litter: Ch. Winsors Hot Mocha Java ROM x UK Ch. Emred Huntsman

I am please to announce our litter, out of my lovely big tri girl, "Java", mated to a handsome English chap, "Monty", better known as Ch. Emred Hunstman. Birth Day was February 22nd.

Here is the Momma

Here is the Daddy

We have a litter of FIVE BOYS! Three white and two red smut and white. One of the white boys has some color on his right ear...looks like it will be a tiny splash of tri-coloring.

Here are some wet pics, taken at birth and a few hours later:

And here they are one by one a few days later:

Here are their 3 week pics...more to come

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Legacy Hughes Your Daddy of Winsor at The Bronze Weekend

The first weekend of May I always head up to the Bull Terrier Fanciers Association show weekend in the Niagara Falls area. Its about a 7 hour drive and the falls - and the dog show - never disappoint. I brought my litter-mates, Legacy Lucky Rose of Winsor (Rose) and Legacy Hughes Your Daddy of Winsor (Baby Huey). You can just barely see Huey's fawn-ish/red-ish mark on the base of his left ear. Baby Huey is shown in the above head study.

The siblings are 18 months old and we did pretty well! Huey took Reserve Winners Dog in two of the four shows and Rose took Winners Bitch in one show picking up her first Canadian points. These were particularly poignant wins for me as it was the first weekend I have ever shown in Bred-by-Exhibitor. Feels great!

Here are some more pics of Huey, courtesy of Greg Dress, a co-owner of Huey's sister Caia. In this first one he is standing so nicely for me. We are thrilled with his gorgeous head, tiny eye and perfect bite. He also is a complete mush and nice to have around the house:
In the next picture we are both doing what we are supposed to be doing, which is not always the case! He is free-stacked fairly well and I am far away from him, allowing the judge, Roz Clamper, a good look:

The last pic is Huey jumping for joy. We are near the steward's table awaiting a ribbon. Job well done!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Moses Acosta - Bull Terrier Lover

This is my dad - the man who brought bull terriers into my life. He bought me my first, a fawn and white girl named Lily, when I was nine years old. No one has been a greater supporter of my showing and breeding than my dad. He loves each and every one of these critters. My dad lives in NYC and he hadn't seen any of the BTs in a while....he needed a bully fix. So last Saturday we drove into the city with Rose (Legacy Lucky Rose of Winsor) in tow. She had met my dad about 1 year ago; she didn't need to be reminded! I plopped her on the couch as I thought it would be the easiest way to get a picture of them both, and I quickly snapped these in less than a minute. I accused him of hiding liver behind his ear, but no, it was just the combination of a very sweet girl and a man who loves the dogs - and they know it! The pics are shown in order as the love unfolded.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

All About Dog Shows

I had the opportunity to tape an NPR (National Public Radio) segment on bull terriers and dog showing...the first minute is a bit provocative, but give it a chance and I think you will enjoy it. The host, Faith Middleton, is a two-time Peabody Award winner and loves bull terriers! Have a listen:

CLICK HERE for the Podcast

and here are some of the pics, now more grown up. We do have a black brindle male to place in a pet home, so feel free to contact me.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Week 4: First Day Outside! Time to Explore

Here are Bianca and fear here! At this point Bianca is the largest in the litter.Letting the pups be pups and explore and get nice and dirty! Somehow even after playing they remained clean and pristine

Here is Vi again...I know, Im biasedHere they are exploring their "cave"
Below is a pile of puppies. Bianca is on top. The other white puppy is a singleton from another litter. The boy, The Captain, is on his back in the centerFor those of you who know is his twin Forrester! I know, they dont look Anything alike! Here Forrester is getting his puppy fix. The brindle girl with more white on her face just took to him immediately and they spent quite a while communing.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

End of Week 3

Well, somehow the girls dominated! Most of the pics of the black brindle boy didnt come out, so all I have is one of him sleeping! Here is The Captain
In general they are all walking around, eyes bright and shiny and they are attempting to escape their whelping box area. If they get out, Hope gets upset and makes lots of noise until we help get them back into their box. She is still nursing, but in general she wants to be away from them.

Here is the brindle girl with the most white on her face. We are so happy with their short backs!
Here she is from the front with her nose pigment coming in.Look at the size of her feet! There is a lot of bone in this litter.

I know human moms arent supposed to have favorites, but I am in love with the little black brindle girl. She looks like a little plush toy! There is this feminine, sweet quality to her. I cant keep my eyes off of her! She reminds me of Beckett when he was a baby.
I mean, look at this face! Im thinking of naming her Legacy Vivacious of Winsor and calling her Vi (long "i") for short.
Here is the other brindle girl with the mustache. I have to get more pics of her too! She has a similar body type to her brindle sister. All of their mouths are Way over. Dont think we will have to worry about reverse scissor issues, but will keep an eye on the canines.
And here is the white girl and her nice short back. We cant find a speck of color on her...yet. Im still looking. She is Freeman's favorite, but then again her Mom was his first show dog that he trained from 8 weeks onward.
Here is Freeman being silly and playing with the babies. Yes, I gave this one a raspberry on her belly right after the pic was taken.

The white girl in the pic below looks like a manatee! To me anyway...

But I dont know if manatees can smile like this:)

And here is a bonus pic of a baby Shih Tzu! There was a litter of 3 nearby and I was snapping pics for them.