23rd July 2016

Well it has been forever since I last posted on my website,  so have quite a bit to write about this time.  After waiting what seemed a lifetime Jayda came in season and was mated with Icon, and she had her puppies on the 16th April 2016, all born naturally, 6 boys and 2 girls.  All have now flown the nest to their new homes and have settled in really well, and I can honestly say another litter that I am very proud of.  They all have the beautiful dark mask and dark eyes which this breed is lacking quite a bit now.  The pups are all very confident and have fantastic bone and conformation too and have first class homes.  I look forward to watching them all grow up now. It is nice to have family's that keep in touch on a regular basis about how they are doing.

There are further puppy plans ahead please watch Future Litters page for updates.

Hopefully in the next week I will get a Gallery set up for Jayda/Icon pups, but with the Grooming business getting busier I seem to get less time to myself !!!  But cant complain as it is a new venture and has taken off quicker than I thought lol !!!

Yet again another piece of my heart has been broken and will never be replaced, I am heart broken :-( RIP Roxy - Vectiseleon Shalaye - 31/07/2007 - 07/06/16. A girl with a stead fast character, so comical and easy to live with, you will be missed dreadfully baby girl. Run free over Rainbow Bridge with Eysha now your best friend who you missed so much, no more pain. As I sit here writing this I can feel your face licking away my tears as you always did. RIP Foxy Roxy gone but never forgotten xxxxx




The Truth about Vectiseleon Birlan Zainabu - Narla 

It has been brought to my attention that an advert has been placed on Pets4homes for a litter of Leonberger puppies due in August and they have named the bitch – one that I bred and that they were going to be sold at £950 a pup without the KC papers as the Breeder – ME – would not lift the restrictions on her to breed from.  This bitch was one I bred and they were born on 31st October 2014.  She was sold to a couple and after 4 weeks came back to me through no fault of her own and a full refund was given.  After a week she was found a new home with a family who owned a male Leo already and not at any time was breeding her brought up in the conversation otherwise I would have questioned the reason for them having her, but as such I trusted them and was happy for her to go to them.  After several conversations (of which I have all the copies) they asked me if she was badly treated with previous owners as she was wary of men??  I answered to my knowledge that I was not aware of anything and that she had been fine here with me and as such would not have expected to be asked about letting her have pups if she had issues !!!.  A few months later I was approached about the possibility that if they paid all the expenses of having all the health tests done would I lift the restrictions on her to which I stated I would not as she was not sold for breeding and they said they understood this and said she would be spayed when old enough and I also commented that I would not be happy if there was an "accidental mating" with the male that lived with them also.   Nothing further was said but I was taken off and blocked from their FB page.  Then I was made aware that the owners were bad mouthing me to another of my puppy owners (copies of which I have) bragging how they tried to get me in trouble with the committee to no avail !!!.  I heard nothing further until I received a letter at the beginning of June this year asking me to reconsider my decisions and copies of all the health results as well.  I replied back to them in a letter on the 13th June that my decision was not changing and after seeing the Gonioscopy results and a subsequent chat with my eye specialist I had more reasons not to (copy I have).  At no time did they even attempt to call me for a chat about all of this which I would have appreciated more than a Recorder Letter !!!   So if the puppies are due 18th August then mating would have taken place within a day or two of receiving my reply – BUT they went ahead and mated her anyway.  Now bearing in mind she was born 31st October 2014 and pups due 18th August this girl is not even 2 years old yet and is still not fully mature but still a puppy !!!!!  To say I am angry is an understatement what is the point in having Restrictions on your pups and people go ahead anyways and have a litter ??  there is only one reason for this and that is monetary reasons !!!  And what was going through the breeders head of the male to allow this to go ahead on an underage bitch, and they are an Assured Breeder with the KC ???  So all you Leonberger breeders beware who you sell your puppies too !!!  I am now aware of this but unfortunately it is out of my hands and nothing I can do but they are trying to discredit me for not being bullied into lifting the restrictions on this bitch that I bred !!!  Having received nasty messages from family members which are complete lies and the fact she was mated before two has made my decision even clearer now and I am glad I did not change my mind.  I have lifted endorsements before if I feel that they are breeding for the right reasons and that the bitch has something to offer the bloodlines.  I do not spend nearly 20 years of careful breeding, and health testing to have my bloodlines put at risk by irresponsible people !!!  This is a hard lesson to learn now and I can only hope that the poor bitch is not overly bred and that the puppies all find good homes and are not just sold to anyone and get sold from person to person !!! 

As a result of this episode I have been seeking legal advice, and I know what my situation is and I will also be updating my Puppy Owners Contract for the future, details of which will be discussed on a blog at a later date.

If anyone wants to discuss this with me please feel free to do so anytime I have absolutely nothing to hide :-)

1 comment

  • Bev Hellewell

    Bev Hellewell Cheshire

    Hi Penny Well it certainly makes a mockery of putting endorsements on when people like these choose not to adhere to them, it's breeders like these people we don't want in Leonbergers. Breeding from an under age bitch not to mention an eye test that was recommended not to be bred from goes to show these people are breeding just for the money charging £950 for unregistered pups I only hope puppy buyers see sense when buying. This poor girl also goes back to my lines so I'm very angry and sad she ended up in the unscrupulous hands of these uncaring money grabbing ignorant breeders who have only been in the breed a very short time but think they know it all. We can only vet homes on face value and there will always be the one that slips through the net this can happen to any one of us, Penny for what it's worth you did the right thing but unfortunately these people were determined to breed ignoring the endorsements and you shame on them.

    Hi Penny
    Well it certainly makes a mockery of putting endorsements on when people like these choose not to adhere to them, it's breeders like these people we don't want in Leonbergers. Breeding from an under age bitch not to mention an eye test that was recommended not to be bred from goes to show these people are breeding just for the money charging £950 for unregistered pups I only hope puppy buyers see sense when buying.
    This poor girl also goes back to my lines so I'm very angry and sad she ended up in the unscrupulous hands of these uncaring money grabbing ignorant breeders who have only been in the breed a very short time but think they know it all.
    We can only vet homes on face value and there will always be the one that slips through the net this can happen to any one of us, Penny for what it's worth you did the right thing but unfortunately these people were determined to breed ignoring the endorsements and you shame on them.

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