Friday, September 7, 2012

A Puppy!

Yep, I finally got a greyhound puppy!  My very first puppy ever.  Introducing Maddie (Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20).  We drove to Texas Labor Day weekend to pick her up.

Maddie was born July 2nd along with three littermates.
2 Days Old, Black One in the Middle
9 Weeks, Jack, Maddie, Tia, Sam

Her sire is Huntington's Guliver of Monarch.  Guliver is a Coursing Champion and Courser of Merit.  He was the #1 greyhound male in open field coursing in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons.  He comes from a fantastic litter.  Five of his littermates are also Coursing Champions and Coursers of Merit and two of his sisters have won the Grand Course, an invitational for open field coursing.  I love his shape, awesome feet, athleticism, soundness, and size.
Maddie's mother is Huntington's Cleopatra. Patra is also a Coursing Champion and Courser of Merit. She was the #1 greyhound bitch in the 2007-2008 open field coursing season and the #1 greyhound for 2008-2009.  I also love everything about her as well and especially her size... she is only about 53 pounds or so.
The naming theme for the litter was liquor so that is how she got her name - Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20.  I am not much of a drinker, so I honestly was not familiar with Mad Dog 20/20, but found a hilarious description of it here (click here). It is cheap, so it is a favorite for high schoolers and bums.
Maddie is considered a half and half greyhound.  Most greyhounds are racing or NGA (National Greyhound Association).  A much smaller percentage are show or AKC (American Kennel Club).  Maddie is registered as an AKC greyhound, but her pedigree contains many half and half greyhounds which is common for coursing greyhounds.  I wanted a sound, functional, athletic, moderate sized hound so the coursing lines appealed to me.

22 comments:

gyeong said...

Congrats on the pup! Adorable! Cute pic with the MD 20/20.

What Remains Now said...

Oh my goodness!! She is adorable. I see many fascinating posts in the future. I can't wait to hear all about her.

houndstooth said...

Oh congratulations! She is gorgeous! I know you'll have a great time with her!

Angus and Milo said...

Congrats on your new family member she is adorable and such a cute face.

From Milo & Jet

Unknown said...

She's gorgeous! Have fun with her! Can't wait to see the photos and hear the stories as she grows!

Bartow Peach said...

My new grandpuppy is definitely a bouncing baby girl. LOVE that last photo.

K-Koira said...

Adorable! I'm looking forward to hearing about raising a sighthound puppy from you.

Todd said...

LOVE her!!! You'll have so much fun with a puppy! Love the name too. Now I know of two alcohol influenced litters in the past year! :)

andrea said...

HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations :)

Ximena said...

What a huge surprise! She has a very bright future ahead of her, no doubt with you. And, WOW what a looker. :)

Can't wait for puppy updates.

Anonymous said...

Aaaahhh... so CUTE!! Makes me think about how my ex-racers looked when they were just wee little tykes.

Those Brindle Kids said...

Her parents are gorgeous and she is, too!

Hiking Hounds said...

Awesome! Maddie is super cute. Her parents are beautiful and sounds like she comes from a long line of athletes. It's going to be fun watching her grow up.

Heather (jerZgirl) said...

CONGRATS!!! Black Greyhounds are my favorite. Love!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Congratulations and welcome Maddie:) It's going to be so much fun reading your journey with Maddie. She sure does look beautiful and there's more than a hint of mischief in those twinkling eyes.

I'm curious, did you have a choice of pup and if so what made you choose Maddie?

Trina said...

Congrats on the puppy! Yes.. Mad Dog 20/20 is very popular with college kids..have had my share in the past..do not recommend. But what a cutie! I can't wait to watch her grow up!!

Fancy Dog Collars said...

Adorable dog, I love her coat!

Kathy said...

She is adorable! So glad I got to meet her today. I see greatness in her future :)

Claire Krigbaum said...

Whoa! How exciting!!!
Congratulations and I can't wait to watch her grow up with you!

Michelle said...

Congrats! She is adorable! Looking forward to watching her grow up. :)

Witty Angel said...

Very exciting! Congratulations! It looks like she has a little kangaroo in her in the last picture.

Andreja said...

Congratulations! I just got another whippet pup 3 weeks ago and her coloring is almost identical to Maddie - black with a white star on the chest, little white on chin and little white on rear toes! Have fun with her :)