We welcomed a new addition to the Von Hohenhalla family today! Little Colt is a European import from Serbia (the Betelges kennel)! He comes from spectacular lines and was exactly what we were looking to add to our family, but the process reminds us of why we haven’t imported in years... Going through customs is a hassle, the trip can be hard on the pup, and if we didn’t know the breeder in Serbia personally, I’m not sure we would be able to trust a stranger with so much money and such a complicated process.
Lily absolutely adores Colt, she’s acting like his momma. If he ever whines or gets in a tough spot (Colt hasn’t conquered the deck stairs quite yet!), Lily is right there to make sure he’s okay! We’ll see as he gets more comfortable if he’s ready to have a teen mom or not.
Even though the trip from Serbia was long, after a nail dremel and bath he perked right up! He’s really confident, and you can tell he’s going to fit in with the gang very very well. Our breeding plans are that he is the stud we use for Lily, Bee, and potentially Ana and Novella when he’s older.
Rudolf is still a cherished part of our family and not going anywhere, but since the girls are all his daughters, he’s a stud to outside females only.
We call Lily and Beatrice “the twins” since they look almost indistinguishable from each other, and they are ALWAYS by each others side. They run and jump together, they chew on the same toys together, they nap together, they’re the definition of best friends. It’s been such a blessing having Lily back to our family. Novella and Ana like playing with Bee, but she was really missing a puppy playmate.
Lily and Bee playing has made Novella play like a puppy again (Ana still acts like an old maid), and she’s really enjoyed chasing after them and getting involved. Novella doesn’t throw herself around like a rag doll like the twins do. I don’t think we’ve talked about Novella and her blue ball before, but we want to illustrate how much she loves it (we recently had to buy a second one because she didn't want to share!). If you throw her blue ball, she will grab onto it and run around with it as proud as can be. We’ll play fetch with everyone else and she’ll just run around happy as can be with her ball in her mouth!
We’re still planning on Anastasia and Novella litters being born this June/July. Rudolf has studded out to some local females from other breeders and has made some beautiful puppies. We’ve gotten more than enough rain here the past month so whoever needs to know that to pause the rain for awhile, now you know.