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Blossom’s Puppies

This week sees a New Year and a new start for 11 Paterson puppies.   Our Chocolate Labrador “Blossom” had a litter of puppies 8 weeks ago and over the next few days, they will be going to their new homes.   Although Blossom is Chocolate, the dog we used does...

The Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme

Those who regularly read my column will know that, in addition to my Veterinary work, I have a bit of a menagerie at home.   We keep Pedigree Southdown Sheep, Berkshire Pigs and Hens. We also have Pedigree Labradors which are very much family pets but which we also...

Fitz and the sock

Fitz the Chocolate Labrador is a serial offender. Most Labradors are food orientated and this can be one of the reasons that they are easy to train – they will do just about anything for a food reward. But Fitz does not stop at Bonio biscuits. He takes the Greedy...

Puppy update

It seems like no time since I wrote my weekly column sitting on the floor at the side of our welping box while our pet Labrador “Blossom” had her puppies. Today the puppies are 3 weeks old and they have changed so much in such a short space of time. All puppies are...

Blossom’s Puppies

Our Chocolate Labrador Blossom had a litter of puppies five weeks ago. I had ultrasound scanned her during her pregnncy and reckoned on nine pups which is a huge number of puppies for a first litter. The first four puppies were born naturally but, with a still huge...