DYNASTY'S OZZY OVER THE MOUNTAIN  ~TO~  KILNHURST FIREFLASH


Minx is our home-grown girl and a wonderful, open and exuberant character. She works Medium KC agility, has gained her Herding Instinct Certificate and her Kennel Club Good Citizens Bronze and Silver awards with the minimum of training. She has shown great promise at tracking and scentwork. She's a powerful, bright and stunning all-rounder who is Keith's devoted companion.
We quite literally scoured the world and were incredibly picky in our selection of beau for our very special girl and the plans were a long time in the preparation. We were delighted and honoured that such a prestigious kennel as Dynasty allowed us to use Ozzy at stud.

Ozzy lives in New York State and if his good looks have a familar ring to them that's because he is a full but older brother to our girl Xi-Cephei. As such he is not only litter brother to 'Ref' (MASCUSA/MASCA GRAND CH, MULTIPLE CH Dynasty's Instant Replay, CM2, THD, CGC) but uncle to the world famous 'Remi' (BIS GChS Dynasty's Triple Crown, CM6, AKC Grand Champion, MASCUSA Grand Champion) and 'Desi' (GCH Dynasty's Designed to Impress, CM)
Ozzy has wonderful movement and a handsome head piece. He's is a super-sweet, family-loving, happy boy with an easy-going temperament. He is confident, a quick learner and well-mannered. He's positive, optimistic and athletic.

We have been so genuinely pleased with the quality of our crosses between Kilnhurst x Dynasty, especially the previous Ozzy and Minx litter, that we were delighted to be given the opportunity to repeat this winning formula. The previous Ozzy and Minx pups are beautifully put together dogs with sound conformation, power and stamina. They're bright, they adore their people and they have superb temperaments.

Sticking with the previous 'geographical' flavour, the theme for the nest names in this litter is 'Scottish Lochs'.
Ozzy and Minx's litter second arrived safely on 8th September 2018. Six pups, two boys and four girls:

Kemp    (red tri boy)
Cash    (blue merle and tri boy)
Kindar   (red merle and tri girl)
Carrie   (black tri girl)
Kirrie   (black tri girl)
Curra  (black tri girl)



THE GRANDPARENTS:







SATURday 8th SEPTEMBER 2018 :  Birthday!













KEMP
Loch Kemp,
Highland
08:10 blue merle and tri boy
CASH
Cash Loch,
Fife
08:10 blue merle and tri boy
KINDAR
Loch Kindar,
Dumfries & Galloway
08:48 red merle and tri girl



CARRIE
Loch Carrie,
Glen Cannich, Invernesshire

09:12
Black tricolour girl
KIRRIE
Kirriemore Loch,
Dumfries & Galloway

09:22
Black tricolour girl
CURRA
Loch na Curra,

Lochrosque Forest, Wester Ross
10:20
Black tricolour girl


Happy Birthday, babies! Ozzy and Minx's second litter of six arrived in time for a late breakfast after an all-night labour. Cue some very tired humans! Well worth the wait though, what a bunch of stunners.

When first-born Kemp arrived I thought he was a black tricolour. It wasn't until he dried out a little and his genuinely black tricolour sisters arrived, that I was certain he was a red. What a stunning dark mahogany colour he is. Echoes of his paternal grandmother Xena, (MASCA CH, INT CH Warrior Princess of the 3rd Dynasty) and uncle Tucker (MASCA Grand CH Dynasty's Tucker 09 Sedan Wigglebutt, CGC). Red merle girl Kindar has the same mahogany on her dark red patches. Oh my!

Mum and pups are all doing well and took time out from non-stop nursing and snuggling for their first photoshoot this morning.


WEEK 1:





KEMP

CASH

KINDAR




CARRIE

KIRRIE

CURRA


A quiet week in the nest box. Everybody has put on plenty of weight, Minx is a super mum and taking great care of her brood although I get the impression she is surprised to discover that litters usually comprise of more than two puppies at a time!
I think Minx is enjoying having her lithe figure back again as well, she was especially plump towards the end of her pregnancy and didn't seem all that happy with not being able to run and chase with the others.



WEEK 2:





KEMP
a small boy but a
right busy body!

CASH
the larger of the boys
who enjoys cuddles
and climbing on mum

KINDAR
the largest of the girls
she is little miss
dynamite



CARRIE
this baby girl has
lovely classic markings
and such a sweet face

KIRRIE
the smallest of the girls,
what a cutie
CURRA
our second classicly marked
little lady, a bit less
copper than her sisters


This week's diary is a two-for-one special offer as you're getting two weeks in one! Everything's fine, nothing has gone wrong with the pups - Storm Ali was to blame. We took the week 1 photos on time but shortly afterwards lost power, phone lines and internet connection due to the storm bringing trees down. As frustrating as it was, in some respects it was actually quite peaceful here, having no internet for a while!
Meanwhile in the nest box the pups continue to do well. They've put on a load of weight and are all now rambling round the box. When Minx arrives back from her forays there's a massed wobbly-walk scramble to get to her, it's so sweet. This week we have a couple of eyes starting to open. A whole new world of sense is opening up for them and no doubt they'll be very keen to explore it in the coming days.


WEEK 3:





KEMP
CASH

KINDAR



CARRIE
KIRRIE

CURRA

All change! What a difference a week makes. Eyes open, up and about and ready to take on everything.
All is well in the nest box although the pups are fast outgrowing it and are due to move to the bigger pen in the kitchen any day now. The first of the visitors from far and wide are due in the next week, I know these pups are going to be smash hits.



WEEK 5:





KEMP
CASH

KINDAR



CARRIE
KIRRIE

CURRA


A bit of a time-leap here I'm afraid. There are no week four photos, the whole family was swept up in the loss of my wonderful, elderly Mother In Law, who used to live with us. Funeral plans and a multitude of sad arrangements had to take precendence over photos, not to mention a houseful of three generations of family and guests.
The puppies are doing extremely well and puppy-snuggles have been a great comfort to us these past couple of weeks. Most family members can be seen walking around the house with a puppy! As a result I think we've all become even more attached to this litter than usual, everybody has their favourite and thank goodness for domestic harmony  it's a different one in each case or the fight might have broken out.
The pups are now in the big pen in the kitchen and completely accustomed already to the comings and goings of lots of different people of all ages. They started weaning at three weeks old and are now stowing away a huge amount of raw meaty dinners plus the occasional nurse from Minx when she stands still for long enough. They enjoyed an exploratory gnaw on some marrow bones, these were eagerly accepted and I'm sure they helped ease the discomfort of some of the teething.
I've turned the outer play part of their pen into a puppy 'gym' so now they have all sorts of toys and obstacles to jump in, jump on, crawl under, race around and generally cause mayhem. What joy these happy little souls have brought us lately.



WEEK 6:





KEMP

CASH
KINDAR



CARRIE

KIRRIE
CURRA

In keeping with the established tradition that I cannot get an update for this litter out on time - here's week six just one week late, again! Everybody is doing well, eating us out of house and home and growing like crazy. The puppies have enjoyed lots of visitors from far and wide and mad, crazy playtime in their new ball pit. A really smashing bunch of little characters.
Just to prove what a busy week they've had, here's a sneaky peek of the team on one of their photoshoots this week, for Halloween!





WEEK 7:






COSMO
ELFIS
BEA




MARA
MIA
CORRIE



At last I can reveal the pups' new names as chosen by their new owners. Been sitting on these names for a couple of weeks now, I love how inventive folk get with names. In all the puppies we've never had a repetition, yet!
Well the little team are certainly firing on all cylinders now. They are masters of their playpen gym, of the ball pit, of the food bowls and most of them can climb out of the puppy pen now so it's pretty pointless trying to contain them. They're a crazy bunch of happy, energetic and affectionate fluff butts and we love them to bits. Saying goodbye is going to be as hard as ever.
The coming week will contain more visits, final photoshoots, vet checks, microchips and (for the humans) assembling the puppy packs. Busy times.