As you may have noticed we have been a bit off-grid of late. That is because we moved in June and are still adjusting!
We used to live in Brantford, in the city, and now we have moved to a farm near Hagersville, ON. This farm is a definite 'fixer upper' so we have been up to our eyeballs in repairs, insulation, mucking out, and general reorganization and adaptation.
Due to the amount of work we have ahead of us, we are sticking firm to our 'no litters until 2020' with the acknowledgement it will not be early 2020, if 2020 at all. We are also taking a break from showing at this time.
We have still been active in our exhibition of the dogs as a representation of the breed, having participated in the September Canadian Pet Expo and this weekend we will be at the Woodstock Fleece Festival Saturday Oct 19 from 9am-5pm. We feel it is important to represent the breed and educate the public on what these dogs are really like and bred for.
We will also be at the November Canadian Pet Expo November 23 and 24th along with a contingant of other Pyr supporters https://www.canadianpetexpo.ca/
Beyond that, we still welcome visitors to our *new* farm to meet the dogs and learn about them. The farm is in a mild state of disrepair but we are working on it every day - and soon hope it will be presentable.
Our primary concern is getting the out buildings prepared for Winter, as well as ourselves. This winter is anticipated not only to be harsh in regards to weather, but also as a general experience for us. Living through a Winter in the city is very different from the countryside.
As we currently do not have a habitation large enough for us and all the dogs together (along with boys not getting on so well lately) the dogs are in a kennel building that we have retrofitted for them. They seem to have become accustom to this change, and in the long run may work out very well as it allows them a more relaxed, spacious area.
The end goal is to have a house built that is large enough for us to have space and all the dogs with us in our home again. Just takes time and money (like all things).
In the meantime, please keep in touch and feel free to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @cidwmpyrs to see some of the nitty gritty day-to-day updates.