Many are no doubt hoping for a litter announcement but “Hanne”, CH Talbot Hill Dukeang Thyme Signature, is in no hurry to start another family. I’ll let you know, of course, as soon as I have news but, for now, she is quite content with the status quo.
Finally, I thought I’d share an update regarding Hanne’s daughter, “Moira”, from Hanne’s 2020 litter:
With no shows anticipated until late this year due to COVID and with three litters planned in 2021, I gave a good deal of thought to Moira’s future. Keeping the number of beagles in our small home manageable, while my daughter and I continue to work at home due to COVID, led me to ponder the best possible future for Moira. I had a wonderful couple on my waiting list with plenty of beagle experience and lots of love to give…so…after a couple of months of wrestling with my decision, Moira met her new family…
For me, “Success is measured in the whelping box”: have I made the improvements that I hoped to make with this breeding, have I gained some insight into the gene pool that I’m working with, have I made a contribution to the future of the breed? Ultimately all of the dogs that I breed will be someone’s beloved pet and there is no greater reward than a well-bred dog, living a great life with wonderful people like our dear friends, Bob and Jean, above. I won’t be showing Moira but I hope to have a litter from her when the time comes. For now she is growing up in a great home…and I can focus on the next litter of Talbot Hill puppies. I hope to have news about the next litter in my April post.