Mizpah was bred to Jae’s Sammy Hagar via artificial insemination and is expecting puppies~! Puppies are due to arrive in the first days of December and will be ready to go home at the end of January 2022. This is a very special breeding for our programme, and we will be keeping a reservation for a breeding quality puppy for Hillmeadow. Both parent dogs are large miniatures around 25 pounds (although Mizpah has a small standard size brother, so there could always be genetic outliers in larger sizes). It is likely that we will see puppies in shades of brown (including café and parchment) and there is the potential for phantom markings. Puppies will have wavy coats. Both parent dogs are intelligent, focused, love to participate in training, and thrive as companions.
Sonje was bred to Dash at the end of September 2021, but unfortunately is not expecting puppies. It is sad when our hopes do not become a reality. We are disappointed and we know there will be disappointed waiting families. We do hope to repeat this pairing when Sonny is in heat again sometime in 2022. Puppies will be medium sized pups with wavy coats. We expect to see cream or brown coloured puppies (possibly dilute shades of brown like café or maybe parchment). Both parent dogs are affectionate, present, happy, goofy, and playful dogs. Both Sonny and Dash love to lay at your feet with a toy in their mouth! Sonny is just an all-around lovely girl, her temperament is exactly what we hope to see when breeding Cobberdogs. This litter would be our recommendation for families with children as we anticipate that puppies will be adaptable and agreeable (although training and careful socialization with supervision will still be very important to build a positive relationship between a puppy and kids).
We hope to have a litter between Vesper & Luken in 2022. This litter would be large medium (possibly small standards) with wavy coats. Cream and parchment colours are likely with the possibility of some fun markings. We anticipate that these puppies will have easy-going personalities. Both parents are very snuggly and low energy (Brad says ‘lazy’! BUT please remember that all puppies are developmentally puppies and will demonstrate normal young dog behaviours like zoomies and chewing :)!).
We could have other litters in 2022 depending on the timing of girls coming into heat. Stay tuned!
Please note, at this time we will unfortunately not be accepting new interested families and new applications for our litters. Priority for reservations for Mizpah's litter will go to families who have great applications already on file who have been in contact with Hillmeadow for some time. We will only take expressions of interest once puppies are born and will wait until puppies are one week old and thriving before confirming reservations and receiving deposits. Once Mizpah's litter has arrived, we will be able to reassess where our programme is at with waiting families and may be able to accept a limited number of new applications in February for 2022/2023 puppies. If you have questions or are in need of clarification, please feel free to email.