After much soul searching, breeder investigation and a lot of mind changes the decision was made, we are going to get a Bluetick Coonhound puppy. The dog choice this time was the guy who lives in this place with us. We had looked a a coonhound rescue but decided that a puppy would be a better option for Davie and for other reasons. This was a very hard decision because there are so many dogs out there needing homes and I always feel guilty passing on them. But as my wise other half said," You can't wait another ten years to get a pup, you'll be too old for a coonhound pup!" Well thanks a lot, but he is right, so many things can change and Davie is so good with puppies that he deserves one of his own. So the search for a reputable breeder began and it wasn't easy because I am very fussy. I know some super breeders in the area of different breeds so I knew what I wanted in a breeder. And it would have been so much easier to go with one of them but I am a scent hound person, there is something about them that connects directly to my heart. And above all dog activities I am addicted to trailing/tracking. But I think herding may give that addiction a run for the money as Davie and I get into it more. So I will have the perfect pair a BC and a coonhound.
I was very fortunate to stumble upon a Bluetick breeder who was featured in the Animal Planets Dogs 101. Davis Branch Blueticks is located in Shelbyville, Tennessee which is about 90 kilomters south and slightly east of Nashville. I emailed Wendy and found out that she had two females that would be giving birth towards the end of February. So after numerous emails the decision was made. They are a long way away from Prince George and this will be the first puppy to become a Canadian.
On February 21st, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday L'il Lucy Lulu gave birth to eight puppies, 3 girls and 5 boys. And we get the pick of the girls. And no we aren't going to call her Pancake, she will have a true southern name. This is a picture of the 3 girls at 5 days of age. Miss Pink, Miss Mauve and Miss Purple.
|Lucy Lulu and her babies|
Wendy's website is
You can also find them on FaceBook and see more puppy pictures including Cora's 12. And you can see a picture of Pokey Joe the proud papa of both litter.
That's all for now, flight to Nashville is booked, puppy is coming back in the cabin with me.