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Harmony Mountain Retrievers

Planned Litter

Due 9/8/2022; ready to home 11/3/2022.

Noah and Sky are expecting a litter of pups on 9/8/2022. The picture of Sky with pups is from her previous litter. It will be replaced once this litter is born. See pictures below of one of their beautiful black pups. This is a repeat breeding. It is also wonderfully outcrossed. Why is this important to us? Inbreeding depression, which has occurred in abundance within our breed (and others) for years, has lead to a steady decline in functions that have compromised the health and vitality of our breed. The Institute of Canine Biology has a lot of great information about all of this. Thanks to UC Davis, standard poodle breeders now have the tools available to make truly responsible decisions when selecting breeding pairs. Both parents have been DNA tested by UC Davis and their results have been entered into Better Bred. The resultant litter summary is available upon request. Noah is a very active boy who can run all day, while revelling in quiet time at night. At 8 years old, people still think he is a puppy. He has achieved passes towards his Nose work title. Sky’s love of working stems from her love of family and strong desire to please. She is beyond precious in nature and we are very proud to call her ours. We totally trust her with people (although she has not been around young children and tends to look at them as if they are aliens). All pups from this breeding will be black, blue or silver as adults. Silvers and blues are born black, gradually fading to their adult color by 3 years of age. Genetic test results are quantifiable on OFA's site for Sky and Noah. You can learn more about each of them by clicking on their individual pages at Sky and Noah. Here are pictures of one of their hunting pups: