Hercules & Persephone
Left are photos of a 2017 litter from the Hercules & Persephone pairing.
Coat patterns ranged from light grey to agouti (displayed in the black and white pups). Five puppies total were born in this litter. All pups maintained blue eyes and black points. Their coats mirrored Hercules' in length and texture. One alpha personality manifested in this litter. Puppies were, to put it scientifically, goofy and carefree. We were very please with the temperaments and personalities present in this litter. In height, puppies now range from middle to lower end of breed standard.
Hercules & Megara
CKC Pups (AKC Sired)
Left are photos of a 2017 litter from the Hercules & Megara pairing.
Coat color was strictly all-white throughout the litter. Seven of the eight pups maintained blue eyes; one bi-eyed puppy was present in this litter. All puppies displayed black points. The majority of the coats mirrored Hercules' in length while a majority of the puppies maintained Megara's coat in texture. A select few of the puppies displayed a manifestation of Hercules' laid-back and reserved temperament. Most puppies displayed an outgoing personality with a gentle but excitable demeanor. In height, puppies now range from middle to higher end of breed standard.
Hercules & Persphone
Left are photos of a late 2018 litter from Hercules & Persephone.
Only 3 puppies in this litter. One was grey and white while 2 mirrored Persephone's coloring of mostly black and white with some tan splashes near the face and legs. Like their parents, all of the pups maintained blue eyes and black points. The coats of the black and white puppies most closely resembled Hercules' coat while the grey and white pup was slightly more plush. One puppy displayed a distinct laid-back and reserved temperament like his sire. The other two were more outgoing and given to curiosity. All displayed a pleasant and playful demeanor with people and each other. Similar to the previous puppies from this pairing, height now ranges from middle to higher end of breed standard.
Calister & Tyche
Left are photos of Calister and Tyche's first litter together from 2019.
Coat color was grey and white and sable (reflective of Calister's lineage). Five pups total in this litter, all with blue eyes and black points. Coat textures were excellent, exactly what we were looking for. Not too soft but not too coarse. Ear placement was more like the sire with the exception of one puppy. One alpha personality manifested in this litter. Temperaments in all were well-balanced and appropriate. Tyche (dam) did an excellent job of teaching proper pack behavior. Puppies were confident, curious, and significantly people oriented. We were very please with the temperaments and personalities present in this litter.
Zayne & Misha
Left are photos of Zayne, a stud from Koori Yama Siberians, and Misha's litter from 2019.
There were two piebalds and one grey and white puppy in this litter, all with black points. (Both Misha and Zayne carry the Piebald gene. Misha will produce piebalds with males who carry this trait.) Brown or grey eyes manifested in this litter. Coat textures were smooth but not too soft as to be out of standard. Ear placement was more like the dam in the lighter piebald and grey female. The puppies were vocal, affectionate, and playful. They also displayed a gentle spirit, similar to behavior of their mother.
While we are very please with the outcome of this litter, we are unlikely to use the sire in the near future as he is busy with his show career. The female puppy has remained with us and will be beginning her show career when she comes of age.
Hercules & Megara
CKC Pups (AKC Sired)
Left are photos of a 2019 litter from Hercules & Megara.
Coat color was strictly all-white throughout the litter. All six of the pups maintained blue eyes and black points. As with their previous litter, coats mirrored Hercules' in length while a majority of the puppies maintained Megara's coat in texture. Only a few puppies from this litter were exceptionally vocal (or "opinionated"). The puppies were mostly confident and curious and enjoyed each others company as well as craving human interaction. There were a few puppies, two in particular, who were more reserved but still affectionate.
Calister & Persephone
Left are photos of a 2020 litter from Calister & Persephone.
Behold, the reds have arrived!! We were SO please with this highly anticipated litter. Body composition and skeletal frame was well balanced. Compact but not too stocky. Coats for each puppy were variations of liver (or red) colored. All six of the pups maintained blue eyes and liver colored points. This was a very quiet litter and the least vocal we've had. The puppies inherited a highly people oriented nature from their parents.