2009 I was expecting solid or parti colored red puppies, but I was surprised when she produce a blue fawn. In my excitement I was thinking she might be a blue, she was so vividly blue when she was born, but after thinking for a minute she couldn’t possibly be blue because she had two red parents so she had to be blue fawn. Though she’s a gorgeous blue fawn color, probably much more ‘blue’ than ‘fawn’, I am still left craving for a blue. So I kept waiting and waiting, and looking at pictures of blue puppies and blue dogs just waiting for the day when I would have one myself. When it came time to think of who we would breed Winnie to for her last litter we discovered Rhythm. Rhythm is a handsome and speedy solid blue boy with a sweet temperament. So now we have a dilute on dilute combo that SHOULD produce some blue puppies and blue fawns with the possibility of black and red as well. So I sat and waited and planned to breed her early 2011, but she took so long to come back in season since her last litter that we figured we would go ahead and breed her this season instead of next time because right now was good timing since we thought she would be in season much earlier. So on June 16, 2010 she caught a flight to California to meet her betrothed.
I will continue with this story in just a few days - at the very least I will try and post a part to this story every week as we follow the breeding, pregnancy and whelping of Winnie and Rhythm.