The year of 2007 I did all kinds of research on who would be Nellie’s first boyfriend. After all that research I had decided to use a stud dog from out west. Washington to be exact. His name is HRCH CH INTL CH* Nordom’s Apache Rebel MH WDQ.
“Rebel” is a dark brown handsome fellow with many great accomplishments. Besides passing 22 Master Hunter tests in a row, he has qualified for Master Nationals the last 4 years with becoming a Master National finalist in 2006. He has also passed 9 UKC Finished tests in a row. He is a reliable dog in competition and a consistent finisher. While being fast, stylish and an excellent marker he will also run great lines on his blinds. He has proven himself in the field as well as in the Conformation ring by receiving his American and International show titles with a group placement when his owner was showing him to his IABCA International Show title. When Rebel isn’t training or competing he is also out hunting upland birds and waterfowl.
This was a vaginal AI done at Veterinary Village in Lomira, WI. Now the wait was on. Nellie’s due date was the week of Christmas that year. This was my first breeding hence my first litter, so it was all new to me. Even know I am a Veterinary Technician and have the knowledge, I didn’t have the experience. Nellie did super during her whole pregnancy, she was able to go hunting with us, play with Norman and go where ever we went.
Just after midnight the day of Christmas Nellie went into labor and delivered 7 beautiful little puppies. She had 2 boys and 5 girls. All were the same color and around the same size.
One puppy went to Washington, one went to Ohio, one went to Idaho, two went to Minnesota, one went to Colorado and one stayed in Wisconsin. The puppy that went to Minnesota we get to hunt with each year in Canada, our relationship has turned into a really nice friendship. Pearl has turned out to be a really nice hunter and fun to be around. We still get to see Savannah in Wisconsin, she is fun loving and loves to play with her tennis ball. Jessie in Ohio has her Therapy Dog International dog title and does therapy work with Hospice patients.
Happy 5th Birthday to Jessie, Pearl, LuLu, Savannah, Huck, Kessler and Nelly. May you have many more Birthdays to come.