Tuesday 19 January 2010

Northern Schnauzer

A few years back a friend and I imported two pups from Europe to help expand the bloodlines of our breeding pool. Although both matured into beautiful schnauzers, both had reproduction problems and were not able to produce offspring. We ended up deciding to place them into new homes. We love getting updates on our pups, but there is something extra sweet when we receive updates and photos about the older dogs we have found new homes for. Below is the female Ursa that we imported from Europe with her new owner, they are posing in front of an igloo in Igloolik, Nunavut Ursa went to live with a fantastic owner in Toronto, Canada who is now working in the Canadian Arctic along with Ursa, how exciting is that! This is Maureen's second Standard Schnauzer, her first Molly also joined her in the great Canadian north a few years ago in Iquluit, Nunavut When Ursa & Maureen arrived the temperature in Igoolik was minus 39 degrees Celsius with the windchill if felt like -50C burrrrr....guess I cannot complain when today we are at a balmy -1C. I love the quality of light in the photos, but if you live in Igloolik you have to run out to catch a glimpse, sunlight only appears for one hour a day at the moment. Ursa looking Pretty in Pink, but obviously wondering what the locals will think of her?? Two sled dog pups checking out the City Girl in Pink neoprene. Boy do they have some stories to tell their siblings :-)) Apparently their momma was very protective and Maureen & Ursa will be avoiding upsetting her by walking a different area in the future. And this is Connor, Ursa's brother that I placed into a great home in Ottawa...Connor says he is very happy and very warm!
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