Not so puppy love… ❤️ 

One of the most eye catching lookers from Gias first litter was Shacks (aptly named after Ernest Shackleton) Not only is he the Canine Explorer of the rebel county but he also thinks he is human (as do his owners) Here he is checking in on the goings on of the neighbourhood watch… His London…

Happiness Unleashed! 

Our jet setter Merlin has been adding more stamps to his passport (do they even stamp them anymore??)  This summer he visited Croatia 🇭🇷 & Austria 🇦🇹 (“G’day, lets throw another shrimp on the barbie”)*Dumb & Dumber Between balmy nights under the stars and swimming in the most magnificent surroundings, he really is living the life….

Pupdate: Winner winner chicken dinner! 

It didn’t take the little young’ns from Gias second litter too long to start making a name for themselves in the Dog Show Circuits of the West of Ireland. The beautiful eye catching Galway based “Piper” caught the eye of Judges at the hugely popular Gort & District Show in both the Labrador and Puppy…

No more puppy love 😞

It happened. The person that was out there for our little howler called us. Or to be exact, his very kind neighbour called on his behalf. I will sound like a lunatic to all those “non dog” people out there, but I don’t care what I sound like to them. This pup, our little howler…

Caution! Happy Breeder Post Ahead 🤗

If you could bottle and sell the warm feeling we get as breeders when a newly adoptive family send you pictures of your puppy settling into their new home, we would be selling the best drug ever created. Unfortunately for me, for the first time EVER, I didn’t get to meet the family who were…

Then, all of a sudden, there was one ☝️🐾🐶

It’s funny when a new litter starts to grow and as the days/weeks go by, they begin to form their own little characters, each one just as fun as the next, but still obvious to us, you can see the slight differences.  You have the nosey one, the lazy one, the clumsy one, the vocal…

Stop. Do not pass go 🚫

And so, just like that #giassecondlitter are almost 8wks old which means only one thing….. time to prepare for moving them on to their new homes.  Luckily for us, we have already met a couple of lovely families who have by now chosen their new pups and they can’t wait to begin their new lives…

One month old already! 

I say it every time “I really need to update the blog more regularly” but this time round it really is a struggle – even though Momma Gia does all of the hard work – it’s still a busy time for us! (I know, poor me, poor me, just get on with it) but we…

And along came 9!

Who’d have thought that the prospect of of Munster playing Racing in Thomond park would break the waters of our Chocolate Chip Momma Gia?? Well that it did, on the morning of Sat 21st Feb and one by one we welcomed a very fine and healthy brood. She was such an old pro, all done…

Wish I had…..

A few weeks after Sookie died, I stood in front of our “wall of fame” (one of many areas in our house which is adorned with pictures of events, people & places that mean a lot to us) and of course there staring back at me was Sookie and her big brown eyes. She was…