Spring Fling

Happy April from Montana! Its not feeling quite like spring here in Helena,  but the trails arent icy and we have spotted a few phlox in the meadows. We still have some snow flurries and were needing a little break from old man winter so we took off for the kids spring break and headed…

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2016-A year in review

It was about this time last year that we were meeting wonderful people over the phone and taking time to spend with Midge and the work ahead. She was getting ready to raise 8 little pups and send them out across the country into happy hunting homes. We could have been in that lucky place…

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8 weeks- A litter: off they go!

The time has come for the A litter to go forth and find adventures out in the world. It was late February when these pups came into our lives and changed it forever. It was quite an honor to watch Midge mother her pups and follow her instincts down this path. The process to find…

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6 weeks- A Litter

Life here around Vigilante Griffons has gotten quite busy! These little 6 week old pups are more dog than pups and are enjoying a lot of time outside in the sunshine (and this last week mostly wind). they have been spending time in the barn in the puppy-palace and get to go on hikes and…

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Little Saints

It’s hard to believe that today marks 3 weeks for the “A” Litter! Week 2 was full of twinkling eyes and legs developing strong muscles that will carry them swiftly across prairies and forests and across great rivers and lakes. They have sure realized the power of their legs and and how to paw at…

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A Litter- week 1

We’ve made it through our first week with the puppies and all the wonderful experiences that came our way. Midge has been doing a fantastic job caring for the pups and has started to enjoy some time with us on walks and by taking short breaks from the pups to visit with us around the…

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Birth Story: ‘A’ Litter

Our ‘A’ Litter coincided with the full moon for February 2016. I should have realized that this would be the case instead of spending every evening sleeping with Midge for four nights before she delivered. There is no passage written on canine parturition that would describe the whelping Midge went through. She started on a…

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Progress

Today is the day we were all waiting for. Midge had her vet check and stepped on the scale (67 pounds) and had an x-ray to give us a peak at the next generation of bird dogs. Everything went as planned and we are hoping to welcome 8 little pups into the world in 12…

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Changing Seasons

Montana has seemed to be experiencing a “thaw” lately where we live. You can start to see the ground in places, the sun shines upon us all constantly giving us extra chances to smile and enjoy the outdoors. Is Spring on its way? You never can plan for that in Montana. We’ve had a lot…

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Winter Breeding

Midge and Maxl have had two  successful breedings! Hoping for Spring puppies For all of you that are interested we will be posting a puppy inquiry and puppy reservation form after Christmas. Feel free to send an email to us if you have questions or, call after the holidays. Merry Griffmas everyone!

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