Welcome Babies!

On July 31 (Harry Potter's birthday), we welcomed 3 new PBGV babies into the Clever Hound pack. Meet Ginny, Luna, and Hermione. The girls by are Neptune des Ronciers de la Brenne out of CH Clancy's Pumpkin Spice Ale VCD1 BN RAE MX MXJ OF T2B ACT2 RATN BCAT PCSH CGCA...

An Alternative to the Dreaded Cone

Almost anyone who has had a dog recover from a surgical procedure has probably experienced an Elizabethan Collar, or the dreaded "cone" used to keep dogs from chewing or damaging an incision. While these are effective, there are some downsides. Being slammed in the...

The Education of Alice

The following originally appeared as a breed column in the AKC Gazette. A PBGV might not be the first breed you picture when you think of a future performance dog, but Alice is a puppy with big plans.  My hope is that she will grow up to compete in agility,...

PBGVCA 2019

Last week was the PBGV National Specialty in Kerrville, Texas. Kerrville is located in the Hill Country, which featured beautiful views and wildflowers. (Also lots of gun shops and restaurants that put bacon on veggie burgers, after all it’s still Texas.........) The...

Getting Started in Scent Work

The following article originally appeared in Saber Tails. In 2019, a scent work trial will be offered at the PBGVCA National Specialty for the first time. This is exciting news, as PBGVs are very well suited for this sport.  Scent work trials simulate...

Food Puzzles- or How to Survive Winter

For many of us January means cold weather, short days, and dogs spending too much time just hanging out inside. One easy way to give your dog more activity is to feed meals in puzzle toys. This will slow down his eating and help keep him occupied, even if you are busy...

Happy Holidays!

The Clever Hounds 2018 Seasons Greetings from the Clever Hounds! Left to right: Wally (7), Chili (14), Muse (6), Salsa (11), Juno (10), C.C. (7), Maya (12), Silk (4), Gromit (4), Elf (1), Spice (3), and Alice (8 months)

Puppies!

Just a quick puppy update to end the week..... Muse's puppies are now 9 1/2 weeks old.  This is a really fun age because they are really able to start socializing, learning, and doing more "doggy" things.  The first puppy went home last week, so only three are still...

Puppy Update!

I know I've been really neglectful about posting puppy updates, but that's mostly because I've been busy spending time with puppies.  Muse's babies are 6 weeks old now, which is a very fun age.  They have teeth, so Muse is less enthusiastic about spending time with...

Puppies!

On Sunday evening, a few days earlier than expected, Muse delivered four healthy puppies.  Muse is a great mom and had an easy quick delivery- in fact she whelped the puppies just as easily at age six as she did when she had her first litter at two.  Her good...