Last week I traveled to pick up our new pup Jetta (Jetta Riggan Hibbs Vom Hessenjaeger SW). She was bred by Margarete Hollnagel, whom owns Hessenjaeger Wirehair Kennels in Wisconsin. Margie is an experienced breeder and also a friend of mine. She offered us a pup after our dog Scout expired this past winter. Jetta was whelped by the same dam as Scout. Jetta’s sire is different than Scout’s. Both parents come from a kennel in Germany, and have tracking in their backgrounds. Since Scout had many characteristics I liked, this was an opportunity I jumped on. This also made since for our possible breeding plans in the future.
Jetta is adjusting well. Echo has been great with her and they are bonding nicely. I am also planning for Jetta to be a playmate to our singlet pup “Ellie” that is now almost 4 weeks old. One thing that has been a real eye opener for me is the time needed to spend with a pup after it leaves it’s siblings. When a pup has siblings they normally keep each other pretty busy. Although we have always taken the time to work with them individually prior to them headed to their new homes, it’s all the other in-between time that I have let fade from my memory. I now have a renewed respect for the dedication it takes of owners bringing new pups into their homes.