Heathview Irish Wolfhounds

Happy St. Patrick’s Day
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Breeding Plans, Summer 2021

We are looking forward to trying this match once again as soon as Rosie comes into season June/July, 2021

Really Irish Gifted Gilligan DOB: 23 July, 2015

Heathview Melorose DOB: 14 March, 2016

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Breeding Plan for Spring 2021

This is the Breeding Plan for Healhview Janey Canuck to Heathview Falconbridge. Janey is owned by Jeslene Quinn and Steven Chong of OMalley Irish Wolfhounds. She is the sister to our Heathview Nellie Belle. We look forward to work with Jeslene and Steven to produce their first litter at the end of May, 2021.

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Christmas Run with the Hounds @ Heathview

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Eachna in the background with Ian. Lagertha stops to watch then joins in again near the end. In slow mo, Nellie takes the lead with Rosie at her heals and Falcon in the rear.

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An Article to Share with Puppy Buyers

https://rufflyspeaking.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/puppy-buyer-ettiquette/?fbclid=IwAR0GvlzG08K_vGhfCURHnchTh4bCJYLg1iGp6t4K8gb3S_yUSCJ62tYjXXE

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Bjorn and Gyda, Ragnar’s kids – DOB Oct. 12, 2018

Sire: Cdn. Ch. Heathview Ragnar Lothbrok

Dam: Cdn. Ch. Heathview Melorose

Heathview Bjorn Ironside: 4 weeks

Heathview Gyda: 4 weeks

Heathview Gyda has found her home with our dear friends, Glenda and Jimmy Black of Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is maturing very nicely.

Bjorn found his way to the USA and lives with Karla and Jeff Peterman in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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Falcon and Francesca, Shakespeare “F” Litter, DOB May 18, 2018

Features: Heathview Falconbridge and Heathview Francesca

Sire: Lismore Stoneybrook MacHeath (USA)

Dam: Cdn. Gr. Champion Heathview Lagertha

The Stoneybrook MacHeath X Heathview Lagertha breeding produced 3 girls and 4 boys on May 18, 2018. Given 2018 was the year of the letter “F” with the CKC in Canada, all the pups were named after characters in Shakespeare plays that started with “F”.  Their sire MacHeath inspired the theme this time.  

Heathview Falconbridge was our pick of the litter.  We co-own Heathview Francesca with Steve Chong and Jeslene Quinn in Sherwood Park. Heathview Mistress Alice Ford is co-owned with Ken and Charmaine Herbert of Edmonton.   Heathview Fairies, Sir John Falstaff, Fortinbras (Conroy) have gone to pet homes.

Cdn. Ch. Heathview Falconbridge aka Falcon

In May 2019 We traveled to the IWCA in Santa Fe, New Mexico taking both Heathview Nellie Belle and Heathview Falconbridge. Falcon showed in Sweeps and the regular show in the 9 – 12 month male Class. There were just 2 in the class but the feedback from both Judges was extremely positive regarding his future potential. On the day, our “tall drink of water” went 2nd place. I came home with a lovely souvenir, silver cup.

September 28, 2019 – Ch. Heathview Falconbridge was awarded Reserve Best in Show under Judge Joy Hodgkinson at Show #3 at LKOC in Lloydminster, AB. This was a thrill of a lifetime for me. A first for Heathview. This win moved Falcon to #3 in Canada for 2019.

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If you scroll down in the post, Falcon is featured.

Heathview Francesca

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Janey and Nellie, the Great Alberta Women Litter: DOB April 17, 2017

Featuring: Nellie and Janey

There were just the two in the litter. Meet Heathview Janey Canuck and Heathview Nellie Belle. We were looking for names of great Canadian women so Janey was Emily Murphy’s pen name, and at the time she was destined for the US, Nellie was supposed to be named after Nellie McClung, a great social activist and politician. We decided to go with something more cutesy and went with Nellie Belle instead.

Sire: US Ch. Mungo of Nutstown

Dam: Heathview Dear Prudence

Cdn. Ch. Heathview Nellie Belle

Heathview Nellie Belle was entered in the IWCC Regional and National Specialties over September 15 to 17, 2017 in the baby puppy classes.

At the BC Regional Show under Sweeps Judge Sid Wood, Nellie took Best in Sweeps. She was a handful given this was my 2nd time in the ring with her, but her lovely conformation speaks for itself.

At the IWCC National Show under sweeps Judge Lis Henry, Nellie was awarded a 3rd placement. The Judges comments were extremely favourable but she had to make a decision based on her bite on the day. Since then Nellie’s lower canines have corrected as her adult teeth have come in.

We have trialed her in Lure coursing and she has the talent for sure. Once COVID isn’t as big a risk, we hope to get her out again.

Heathview Janey Canuck

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In memory of: Cdn. Ch. Heathview Sophie Tucker

DOB: October 23, 2008

Deceased: February 10, 2017

Sire:  Ch Lonnkyle Pathos

Dam: Cdn. Ch. Heathview Dulcie

Sophie was our matriarch at Heathview.  This year she was 8.5 years old.  She was a wonderfully strong bitch who definitely was the boss amongst our pack.  Her health challenges started this year as we noticed a drop in weight and the development of a lump on the back of her neck.  We were distracted by the development of necrotizing fasciitis in her left rear leg in December. It was over 45 days of dressing changes as she responded favorably to the healing process.  In the last few weeks, she came into season, lost her appetite and the weight loss became more and more pronounced. She was vomiting anything we could get down her.   Diagnostic tests determined her prognosis was very poor with her lungs becoming involved.  Although we did not do an autopsy, we suspect a cancer process, likely a lympho sarcoma.  We made the very difficult decision to let her go peacefully.  Sophie is now  running over the rainbow bridge with Trixie and Mamma Mia.  We have lost 3 of our dear friends in the last 3 months.  It has been heartbreaking

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Sophie’s Healing Journey

Our nightmare started December 17, 2016 with Sophie presenting with a very swollen left rear leg and lameness.  We sought vet assistance and got her on antibiotics immediately.  The leg started to drain and by Sunday she developed a large necrotic area on the lateral side of the leg.  By Monday night a second even larger area on the medial side of her leg showed signs of necrosis.  The two wounds were debrided on Tuesday.  Through cultures we have discovered that we were dealing with necrotizing fasciitis due to a Streptococcal infection.

Sophie has made amazing progress.  We are using Manuka honey and non adherent dressings, changing it every two days.  Today is Day 32 since the wounds were debrided.  The lateral wound has healed over.  The medial wound is showing great progress in healing over granulating nicely.  There are no signs of loss of function with the leg.  Sophie is bright in herself and back to normal at 8.5 years of age.

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