All dogs bred at Bucolick
Here's a summary of all puppies bred here at Bucolick so far. I'm finding that the instagram feed is currently particularly popular as a way for people to see my puppies. I have linked the personal insta for any of my home-bred dogs who have their own insta accounts. About 3/4 of them do. The first three litters at Bucolick have produced some really lovely dogs. Health and pedigree information can be seen by clicking through to links to the Breed archive.
The Cloud Castles Litter 7/7/23
The photo of Dazzle asleep on the couch looking ever so innocent seems fitting, somehow. This litter was "planned" with Ghost's full sister Freya, about 3 months later in the year. Dazzle and Ghost had other ideas and gave Mel and me five creamy fluffballs to remind us that they never read any of the plans written on my website. Thank you to Lauren at Orical for allowing me to use Dazzle, and for giving me Dazzle's company for 5 months as a very comfortable guest!
The Cloud Castle Babies
This 'all cream' litter earned the Cloud Castles theme and all puppies were named after Ghibli characters from Howl's Moving Castle. We had Sophie, Turniphead, Howl, Calcifer and Markl. Huge thanks to Mel from Tundrai Kennels who raised these babies till 8 weeks of age when they came North to Qld to be with me.
Crumpet ♀ 女
The only girl, Crumpet lives with Vader from the Barsoom litter, and their wonderful humans. The Bin Diving photo may not be the typical fare of a breeder trying to convince you that my dogs are well-bred masterpieces; But honestly let's not take it all too seriously. Puppies are messy. My prize guardian bitch-puppy (bitchchicken?) with perfect owners who train her beautifully.... will still cheerfully go ripping through through your rubbish with the best of them.
Mallo ♂ 男
Mallo almost stayed with me at Bucolick as his happy little face brought a lot of joy. He now lives close by and I hope to see more than a bit of him as he grows up. He was not at all eyecatching at 8 weeks when puppies normally go to new homes. But over the next few weeks he really blossomed, making me glad that we kept these puppies on for a few extra weeks.
Bucolick Castles in the Air
Esky ♂ 男
Esky is the puppy that was the least like Mama Ghost but also not particularly like feminine Dazzle either. He is super fluffy and ruggedly masculine in features and I'm really looking forward to seeing him mature. He may throw back a bit to his paternal grandparents but we will wait and see.
Bucolick Spires of Dalaran
Calcifer ♂ 男
What can we say? Calcifer earned the hashtag #whyarentyouagirl and was just a tiny cute bundle of adorable fluff. The smallest puppy, he has stayed on with Mel and her partner at Tundrai kennels. This was a decision of the heart, not the head but I admit, if they hadn't made it, I was tempted to do the same.
Bucolick Cloud Nine
Baci ♂ 男
A delightfully relaxed and easygoing puppy. He was happy to be cuddled like a baby and snuggle in. He has nice conformation if only we can get him to have enough nervous energy and drive to want to be a catwalk model. Lying on the ground for belly rubs was more his forte.
The Waterworld Litter
We had a Water God Theme as 2 years of la Nina weather meant the Farm was lush, green and WET. Ponyo, Poseidon, Cthulhu, Ukko, Taranis, Urashima Taro, Ahti and Jason were the puppy names whilst they were with me. No, Jason was not named after Jason of the Argonauts.
The Biscuit litter.
The first litter at Bucolick. Every one of these puppies had a reason to be my favourite. Thank you to all the marvelous families who all keep in touch and give me a running photo/instagram show of the lives of these babies. The pedigree names were all characters from Barsoom, but the puppy names when they were with me were all biscuits to theme in with their mother 'Cheese'. Clix, Thin Captain, Sao, Cheds, Salada, Jatz, Baby Cheesus and Savoy.
Bucolick Jeddak of Helium
Moose ♂ 男
Moose has a perpetual legacy as 'nibbles', the high drive bitey puppy, still unbeaten in reputation in my repertoire of mild, fairly easy puppies. His owner has been just fabulous and he's matured into a much better version of himself: His instagram reputation is way way worse than the mild chap he's matured to be.
Bucolick Tavia of Tjanth
Esky ♀ 女
I have a soft spot for Esky. She lives with Claire at Tirnacu Kennels in SEQ and I'm grateful to be able to see more than a bit of her. She was a terribly unattractive puppy: Tear stained, tiny, roughed up regularly by her bigger siblings. She blossomed as she outgrew her puppy days and turned into a bundle of joy.