Storm Clouds, Silver Linings, and Clear Skies Ahead

We’ve been experiencing all sorts of weather at Talbot Hill today: hail this morning, sunshine at mid-day, and rain now, in the late afternoon. The past month has been one of grey skies and impending storms on the horizon… A week after our return from the shows in Palm Springs in January, our darling Marte … More Storm Clouds, Silver Linings, and Clear Skies Ahead

November News

The past week has been eventful, with Sturla and Rowan now settled happily into their new homes. Galileo and I made a quick overnight trip down to Vancouver to attend his first dog show (and my first in nearly two years) and yesterday, Marte and I celebrated her 5-month milestone with a quick morning photo … More November News


Transparency is a buzz word that often comes up in conversation among breeders. Some advocate for breeders to “air their laundry” for all to see, for the betterment of the breed, displaying all health clearances publicly. While I am all for genetic testing and other health testing, there is much more that goes into making … More Transparency

Setting Goals

At church yesterday, a friend, who was thinking about getting a puppy, asked me how they might find a good breeder. I suggested visiting the AKC website or the national breed club website for the breed(s) that they were interested in. “Oh! I don’t want a show dog.” they replied. I reassured them that, as … More Setting Goals