What is mischief times seven…read this post to find out!
Post contains extreme cuteness!
I have some really exciting news! I found out about a week ago that I became an aunt for the first time to 7 adorable bouncing baby hounds, GBGV hounds that is, 4 boys and 3 girls. I have a half brother, Greffier, who is a year younger than me, we share the same handsome daddy, Debucher Yorrick. Greffier lives in Missouri and although I have never met him, I have seen lots of photos and know that he is a lot like me. Greffier lives with Nancy who has actually been to England to visit my breeder and has brought over a couple GBGV’s from there, one of them being Vivien, named after our breeder, Vivien Phillips. Well, Vivi and Greffier got real friendly with each other and created these 7 beautiful
babies that were born on December 14.
Not only am I thrilled to be an aunt and just so excited over their cuteness, we finally have enough GBGV’s registered in the USA to have the GBGV breed recognized by the AKC. You need to have 150 dogs registered (not necessarily still living) to be recognized, so this is great news! We are still very rare but at least we will be recognized so next year when I get my dog license they can check me in on the correct breed for a change!
Nancy says that Vivi is a wonderful mommy to
her babies and they all are super happy…well, GBGV’s are always happy which is why they call us the “happy breed”. Since Greffier and Vivi are both Debuchers and came from “across the pond”, England, the litter has been named the “smooth sailing” litter and the little ones were even born in a boat shaped whelping box! Thank goodness we love to swim with those circumstances, woof!
According to Nancy the puppies are really starting to get to the fun stage now…look out, 7 little cuties moving around! Not all the pups
are spoken for yet, so if you are interested in adopting a “mini-me” pup, this is your chance! Litters are few and far between in the US.
Sticking with the nautical theme, Nancy is looking for suggestions as to what to name the seven. Her kennel name is Ethos GBGV, which is the reason for that part of the name. So far she has Ethos All Hands On Deck, Ethos Hook Line and Sinker and Ethos Whatever Floats Your Boat. If you have any fun creative ideas please share them with her.
The only sad part to the story is that they are a
good 8 hour drive away, so I will not be able to visit them. If only I could drive myself but mom needs the car so I can’t. Mom had a serious case of puppy fever when she first heard about the litter. Well, actually, she still has it but has decided that now is not the right time to get me a little sister. We would love the pitter patter of little paws in the house and I would love to show a little sister how to go through life as a GBGV but mom says we have to wait a bit. I guess that means she can continue spoiling me more which is a good thing.
Now that they are four weeks old they have moved from their houseboat box to a cottage with a poolside view! Look at them toddling around…mischief in the making :)Aroooo!
If you are interested in adopting one of my nieces or nephews or have name suggestions, please email Nancy at: [email protected]
Hope you enjoy the little cuties, hard to believe I was like that a few years ago, just too adorable for woofs! For now, Auntie Emma is signing out 🙂