Up Coming Events
As 2020 is (finally) ending, we are taking some time to reflect on the year that has just passed. Although a very different and unique year it was not what we had planned at all. We had plans of finishing titles, adventuring into agility competitions, and even a few more visits with friends, but instead, we got a lot of time with our dogs. It wasn't the worst year, there were a lot of great things to come from it. We a grateful for all the things we have, and are looking forward to next year. Hopefully, it will be a year full of gatherings, friendship and fun.
So from our family to yours, we wish everyone a very Happy New Year. May 2021 bring you all the best.
We are proud to announce that on Monday, September 28th, 2020, Audrey gave birth to four healthy puppies. Mom and puppies are doing well. All puppies are already reserved and have a loving home to go to. The puppies have been steadily gaining weight throughout the week and are expected to double their birth weight by the end of the weekend.
Well 2020 really hasn't been what we thought it would be. With Covid19 shutting everything down, sadly there have been no events, dog shows or even places to go with the dogs in the last few months. However, it does not mean we have not been up to anything. All the girls are currently in training and are working towards earning their trick titles through Do more with your dogs.
We hope that everyone is staying safe in these uncertain times. Take advantage of this time to hang out with your dogs and relax.
2019 went out with a bang! Both Nora and Hazel earned their Show Championship titles with the United Kennel Club, and their Canine Good Neighbours certificate. Nora even earned her Show Championship title with the Canadian Kennel Club too. These two young girls have gone far above our expectations. We were blessed with two gorgeous litters, one from Dalia and Merlot, and the other from Audrey and Jerrie. All puppies are currently living with their families and are doing great.
So what does 2020 hold for us, hopefully a lot more shows, some more training and of course a lot of time with our dogs. We look forward to getting our girls out and hopefully making it to a few agility courses this year.
On May 30th, 2019, Dalia gave birth to four beautiful girls and a very handsome boy. Mom and all the puppies are doing well.
On August 6th Audrey blessed our family with 3 beautiful puppies, one handsome boy and 2 beautiful girls. Mom and puppies are doing well. We couldn't be more proud of these cute additions.
On August 11th, Amanda and Ashley will be heading out with the young girls, Nora and Hazel, and Dalia to the Kilbride Dog Show for the Schapendoes booster. Good luck to all who attend.
August 17th/18th the young girls, Nora and Hazel, will be attending the Grand River Kennel Club Show in Rockton. This will be the first show that Hazel competes as a class dog and not a baby puppy. Time sure does fly.
Ashley and Amanda will be traveling to Quebec on September 21st to compete at the National Specialty during the Chomedey Kennel Club. There will be other shows in between, but for the moment we have our hands full with all the puppies.
Happy New Year from all of us here at Messy Hair Kennels. It was a very busy end to the year with the arrival of our little man Godfrey. Godfrey is the son of Audrey and Guardian and he was born on December 12, 2018. He is currently doing well and is anxiously waiting to go to his forever home where he will get to live with his father.
Over the next few weeks, we will continue to socialize and work with Godfrey, but we also have our four other Schapendoes girls too. Nora, our new import from Sweden, is currently practicing her obedience skills in her training class and has been enrolled in an introduction to agility course for puppies. She is really blossoming into a sweet young girl. Audrey is recovering well from having her puppy. She is a great and attentive mother. She loves laying with her baby boy. Dalia and Millie have been relaxing here at home, but show season is coming up so all the girls will be starting their training once again. We are hoping to have the girls out to both agility and confirmation shows this year, but we are most excited to go to the Schapendoes Specialty in September and of course running our information booth in April at the Canadian Pet Expo. Stay tuned for more information and updates as information becomes available.
We are glad to announce that Dalia and Lupin's puppies came into this world on Sunday, November 5th. Dalia gave birth to five healthy baby girls. As all of puppies were girls, we decided to name them after "Bells of the Ball". We gave them all Disney Princess names. The girls for now will be called, Elsa, Belle, Sophia, Jasmine, and Ariel.
So far, mommy and the girls are doing great. We are carefully monitoring the puppies weight and of course everyone's health. For now we are giving Dalia and the puppies space, but photos will follow shortly. Stay tuned for updates.
Well it has been another busy and eventful summer here at Messy Hair Kennels. But we're not slowing down yet! We would like to announce that we will be attending the Canadian Pet Expo (CPE) and be showing all our girls, Dalia, Millie, and Audrey, in the Oakville Kennel Club that runs during the event in the International Center on September 9-10th. Most of all we are excited to be participating in the Canadian Schapendoes National Specialty, Regional Specialty, and Booster which will be held at the Oakville show. Millie has begged all summer long to be removed from retirement and her wish has been granted. She will be appearing in the show ring as an Altered, while her crazy sister and daughter will be shown in the Specials class and Brace. Wish us luck as we compete against all the other beautiful Schapendoes. If you can make it out to the event we would love to see you.