Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:45

Napoleo News

May 19, 2015 - Our old buddy, Denis Gros-Louis, owner of Napoleo St Bernards in Quebec City is a tired but happy man today after helping his girl, Harmony, whelp her first litter. There were 3 boys and 3 girls. This litter has special meaning for Denis.  It's the first he has had at home since the disastrous fire some years ago at his old kennel outside of Ottawa. He lost so much at that time, including his beautiful Napoleo Queen Meagan of Slaton and her babies. A lesser fancier might of quit at that point, but to his credit, Denis pressed on, determined to re-build.

And what a way to do it!

He bred his Napoleo Harmony NTabu Lasquite, a grand-daughter of National BOB Ch Benbaron's Taboo Of Yondo, to Lasquite's Journey of Denver, a smooth son of National BOB Ch Lasquite's Denver V Lucas. The pedigree of the new puppies looks like this:

 

Now this is the kind of pedigree we love. Not only are there many excellent dogs represented but nearly all tie in closely to either Lasquite or Benbaron. There are no "wild card" dogs and this is far from a "chop suey" pedigree. (See our other articles on breeding.) There is some inbreeding going on in that Upbeat, behind the sire, is a litter sister to Ustinov behind the dam. As well, Orlando is the sire of both grandmothers, Lucia and X-Quisite. And if you extend the pedigree back a bit, one would also see that Yondo is behind Upbeat, Ustinov, Pepsi and Taboo. So there is a very good chance that the new pups will inherit a good sample of excellent genes from these superior dogs.

Denis informs us that he has good interest in this litter from a number of breeders so perhaps we shall be seeing more of these pups at future shows across the country. Well done, Denis!

This is one of the male pups at three weeks...

And here is Harmony with Denis, showing off as a youngster by winning Best Puppy In Group...

And congrats to the new father, Journey, shown here in his crate and waiting to be shown by his pal, Marty Glover.

 

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