Caution is a product of a very much anticipated, very complicated, thought out
cross that has been in the making for over two years. Here's a peek into what it took to get her here:
January 2006- Talk begins with Joe Maitland regarding breeding to Pete or his son, RC
August 2006- We lose T-Rex to poisoning & the need to find an outside stud for Razor's
females takes on a whole new meaning
Janary 2007- With the passing of RC, there is an opportunity for frozen semen only.
February 2007- A deal is struck with Joe to purchase & pickup 3 breedings of frozen semen
June 2007- Joe delivers frozen semen to American Redbone Days.
Kat transports semen to Nevergone to store for future use.
July 2007- Frozen semen tank is returned to Joe at National Redbone Days.
March 2008- Daisy is in heat and transported to Nevergone to await insemination.
After several days of progestrone testing and a week or boarding, Daisy is ready to breed.
Daisy is transcervically inseminated with RC semen.
April 2008- Daisy is showing and doing very well.
May 23, 2008: After an extensive labor that ended with an emergency c-section due to
an oversized puppy, Daisy has FOUR LIVE FEMALES!!
Litter Theme: "The Material Girls"- named after Madonna Songs- symbolic of
the "all girl" litter:
1st- Girl, 2nd- Caution, 3rd- Lucky & 4th- Groovy
THE TIME LINE CONTINUES:
June 6, 2008- Kat drives to Brazil, IN- English Days to purchase DNA Kits for the
June 13, 2008- Paperwork is in order & DNA is turned into UKC for processing.
The puppies are eating puppy mush now & are exploring their new world.
July 4, 2008- Puppies are weaned and doing well.
July 15, 2008- Groovy goes to her new home in TN!
July 26, 2008- Lucky "BEGINS" her flight to Canada.... unfortunately, during a
layover in Houston, she is placed in the wrong shipping crate and a pitbull puppy is placed in hers..... she ends up in Oklahoma
July 27, 2008- After extensive communication with Continental, Lucky makes her
way back to Houston, and then she's finally put on the right flight. She finds her way to her new home 33 hours after
leaving our home. She bounced right off the plane like she had been flying her whole life. :) Needless to
say, I've spoken with Continental SEVERAL times regarding this "mistake".
August 2, 2008- After a buyer backout, plans are being made for the final puppy
that will be leaving Tree Rizin' to make her way to her new owner. Tentatively, Girl will be going to her new home on
Monday, August 4th.
The litter is DNA-Vertified Parentage & All have been performance Paid Up.
We can't wait to watch all of the puppies grow.
We'd like to thank everyone who has supported this breeding. We are very
pleased with the reception this cross has received and appreciate all of the kind words regarding our committment to the breed.
There are certainly "cheaper" and "easier" ways to breed a female. BUT- our interest is in improving the breed and at
Tree Rizin'- we are committed to going the extra mile (or several extra miles) to make sure that we are doing our part.
I've always said that distance, time and money will never hinder us from making
THE cross that we believe in. I think that this breeding is a true testament to that practice.