I had to take a bit of a road trip yesterday so I stopped in to visit Mandy and Micah (and Randy as he dashed out the door!) and check on Jade.
I can now confirm that Jade is pregnant and due October 28th!
This was a frozen semen breeding to the late multiple Best in Show and Best in Specialty Winner Am/Cdn Ch. McLea’s Admiral.
Jade is the mother of Dragoon. While I had intended to repeat the breeding to Powell which produced him, fate had other ideas – with Jade needing to be bred when the fresh chileed semen could not be re-shipped after the first shipment arrived dead. In looking for a suitable male who could fit with her, I chose to go back to Admiral – a striking dog that impressed me beyond words when I first saw him in 2000 up here in Canada. He is a Best in Show and Best in Specialty winner in both Canada and the U.S., and was the sire of the Ice litter several years ago. I hope that this breeding will be as successful as the last, as this is the last of the frozen semen from this great dog.
To see the pedigree on this litter click here.