Finn x Jazz

On Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, “Jazz” — Emberain C Jazz Fly MX MXJ — whelped 7 pups  (5 females & 2 males)  in 1 hour and 45 minutes!
a magnificent seven!
The breeder Connie Tuft and I hoped for this Conformation->Performance<-Field outcross breeding to produce athletic dogs with good balance front to rear, correct coat texture, moderate bone, nice heads and excellent pigment — fast and light on their feet with a high level of trainability and “drive on demand” — especially in agility and field, but they should also do well in obedience and tracking. We expected pups who would definitely need a job but with reliable on-off switches, so we preferred for them to go to active homes where they will have their minds and bodies well-exercised. The temperament and conformation testing on Jan. 1, 2009 showed just such pups with some higher energy than others.
2 1/2 weeks old

Little Drunken Sailors at 2 1/2 weeks old

Connie has kept the pick female, No Collar Girl — call name Keesha — to follow in her dam Jazz’s agility pawprints; one of the males who tested as particularly birdy is in a hunting home; Camo Collar Boy — call name Kamdyn — will also train in agility; and Red Collar Girl — call name Jessie — is already going great guns in field training with her owner Darin who is an upland game hunter.  Black Girl, now known as Elsa, is doing well in her obedience/rally training, and may also get to do agility and tracking one day. Blue and Pink Collar girls have gone to loving pet homes where they are helping to raise the human kids!

Pupdate: Both Kee and Kam have earned their novice agility titles at only a year and a half!

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A portrait of a Jazz/Finn pup at 26 days old.

Four in a puppy pile at 4. 5 weeks old

Four in a puppy pile at 4. 5 weeks old

 Jazz puppy Ms. Blue at 5.5 weeks old

Jazz puppy Ms. Blue at 5.5 weeks old

Click here for a video of Finn x Jazz pups playing on the Clifford Slide!

No Collar Girl at 5.5 weeks old

No Collar Girl at 5.5 weeks old

3 of the 4 after play at 6.5 weeks old

3 of the 7 after play at 6.5 weeks old

Black Collar Girl at almost 8 weeks old

Black Collar Girl at 7.5 weeks old

Watch a video of the Finn x Jazz pups (at almost 8 weeks old) and their Group Tug !

And here is No Collar Girl retrieving a duck wing….

and not to be outdone, Red Collar Girl gets the duck wing too!

All the pups proved to be natural birdy retrievers.

Sweet No Collar GirlNo Collar Girl
Camo Collar Boy

Camo Collar Boy at 7.5 weeks

Red Collar Girl, now named “Jecon’s Le Jazz Hot Jessie” is already going gangbusters in early field training, retreiving birds like a Big Dog with her owner/handler Darin. Here she is with her Papa Finn after her lesson (and after Finn ran a few water marks).

Jessie (12 weeks old) & Finnegan

Jessie (12 weeks old) & Finnegan

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And here is “Keesha” formerly known as No Collar Girl at 12 1/2 weeks old. She will be an agility star!

Jecon's Life is Good "Keesha"

Jecon's Life is Good "Keesha"

Introducing “Elsa” who was Black Collar Girl:

Jecon's Goldenlight "Elsa"

Jecon's Goldenlight "Elsa"

The pups are growing up!

Jessie at 6 months-- loves her bumpers and birds!

Jessie at 6 months-- loves her bumpers and birds!

Jecon's Le Jazz Hot Jessie, at 6 months old

Jecon's Le Jazz Hot Jessie, at 6 months old

Keesha getting ready for "big dog" agility training (5 months)

Keesha getting ready for "big dog" agility training (5 months)

Rooster, aka Flame Collar Boy, stacked at 5.5 weeks old

Rooster, aka Flame Collar Boy, stacked at 5.5 weeks old

Rooster in a huntin' dog!

...now Rooster's a proper huntin' dog! (6 months)

Elsa, aka Black Collar Girl, might get to do agility! (5 months)

Elsa, aka Black Collar Girl, looking for ducks no doubt (5 months)

Kam *loves* the water-- and what a water entry dive this boy has!

Kam *loves* the water-- and what a water entry dive this boy has!

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