== The pitter patter of paws ==
Miracles do happen. 🦄🌟💫. Around two years ago, I imported semen from Hales Labradoodles in the USA from the very handsome Hales "I’m Just a Gigolo" - Gigi. Importing Semen is an incredibly expensive and risky gamble and to our disappointment, surgical insemination with Hopscotch, Florentine and Rubix did not result in any pregnancies. We were left with 2 vials and one last opportunity. We made the decision to give it one last shot and our reproductive vet surgically inseminated Burrinjuck Sundae. I had resigned myself to the fact that Sundae was likely not pregnant as well. She did not look pregnant and would have been due on the 17th June. Late in the evening on the 19/06/2020, Sundae went into labour and one very precious Chocolate Abstract Girl was Born. Introducing Burrinjuck Geisha Girl - an only puppy and destined to be a very spoilt member of the Burrinjuck Family.
Burrinjuck Aurora and Burrinjuck Flanders became the proud parents of 6 beautiful babies on the 8th May 2020. Each individual puppy is unique and readily identified by a particular shade of gold/red and precious abstract markings: There is a Red Female,a Light Gold/Cream Female a Red Male with abstract markings; a Gold Male with Blaze; a Light Gold/Cream Male with large blaze with sizeable markings on chest and a white nib on his tail and a Light Gold/Cream Male with a Crescent on head and two white front paws and white dollop on tummy.
The miracle of new life still excites me, even after 15 years of breeding. Labradoodle breeding is full of surprises and this litter from Burrinjuck Skittles and Clairevale Picasso brought the unexpected. Skittles gave birth to five adorable bundles of fluff, in the early hours of the morning. The surprise was the appearance of 2 choc/white parti boys and 2 cremé caramel boys and one choc/abstract female [whom we will retain as part of our breeding program]. The choc/white parti boys appear to have a wool coat and the cremé boys appear to have fleece coats.