We have been following the suspicions for some time and in mid-July the FDA released a warning linking heart disease (DCM) to grain-free diets.
Attached is a quick read on the topic. If any of our families are feeding grain free, please contact us to discuss options for your beloved family member.
This past weekend GCH Heartstrings Margaret CGC attended a show. She went out just for fun as a long-retired Veteran (over 7 years old) and came home with a career win! 2 Reserve Best In Show Veteran – then they holy grail – Reserve of The Best of The Best In Show! From the Veteran class and competing against dogs of all ages and breeds!!!
This is significant for two reasons. First, our “oldies” enjoy themselves immensely; it is a mitzvah or “act of honor and service” to them. Second, having a Dogue holding up, competitive/showing and remaining in this great of health and condition at their age is really a badge of honor.
In addition to great type, health, temperament – longevity in the pedigree is a key criteria when making a breeding match. The breeding window is rather short, between 2-5 years of age and this is where we have to look long and hard back up behind the pair. Scouring the pedigree looking at the ages of grandparents, great grandparents, even great, great grands. Searching the globe for pedigrees with the very best longevity.
We are very proud to have several Veterans out there enjoying themselves and the icing on the cake – still bringing home incredible wins at over 7 years old. A proudly-displayed gray whisker here or there, please enjoy some pics of several our Veterans from a variety of shows over the years.
Unfortunately, due to health problems in his family, Mozzle is available. This is sad news, he was cherished by his family and it was a difficult decision for all of us.
Mozzle is 4. UTD on all vaccines. Neutered. Fully vetted and in perfect health.
He is a black mask boy from our GCHB Hemicuda de L’Aube Rouge x GCHB Urszula z Orisku litter. Strong health and longevity behind both parents in the pedigree. Sweet, loving temperament and such a beautiful, impressive Dogue.
Mozzle was a Best in Show winning puppy. From our hands and hearts he went to his wonderful family where he split his time between NYC and the family’s country home. He has been well socialized and was a regular greeter on the front steps of the Museum of Art in New York and of course Sunday morning play dates in Central Park. Having grown up in the city, he is completely “bomb proof” in temperament.
Happy, loved, spoiled he has never wanted for anything nor had a care and we are looking for the perfect family and match for his forever home.