For a start please let me explain where the benefits of cross breeding. It was worked out by cattle breeders that when you cross two pure bred breeds you get something extra that is called the hybrid vigor, in cattle it means they grow quicker and are more healthy needing less vet attention because they have a stronger immune system. See the separate blog on benefits of cross breeding.
Because our puppies are so young we have shown photos of last litter in 2008 ( we don't breed every year to give the girls a decent break. they are from the same mum and same dad.
The first is a little girl 6 weeks old.
The next HB1 stands for Honey's Boy 1 and he eventually became Buster and the next two photo's are of Buster as he grew to maturity. Buster inherited more of his fathers colouring along with quite a bit of white on him but he also got a good dose of both parents genes with Honey's loving nature and Biggy's intelligence and is a real conversation piece and show stopper when he is out on walks with so many people falling in love with him. Note the as he matured and is sitting on his mum's lap.
The next dog is Buster again fully grown and he has inherited more colouring from his mother showing an interesting hint of brown ruby around his mouth beard ears and body but Biggy's colouring on his upper head. Buster runs with his family most mornings along the beach and just loves it and the reports are that just about every new person on the beach falls in love with him and he just adores the attention and plays up to it. The Owners brother recently lost his old faithful and was the first person to put his name down for one of these very special puppies and it looks like she will be getting well and truly spoilt with more love than many kids get unfortunate to say.
The little puppies are of the litter the above pups came from so you can envisage how they change as they grow.
The last two photos are of the Firstly Biggy the father who is a prized little Toy Poodle and Honey our mum who is a well bred ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Biggy is the son of an Australian Champ whilst Honey has 4 Aust. Champs in her bloodlines. See the article on our Breeding objectives and how we prepare them for their future roll as companion dogs which is an important part of our breeding and preparations.