We have a new arrival who has joined our family this year. We had a litter of puppies from "VeJay" on the 19th May and "Titch" was born. Before the mating we found a nice dog to use, he was a quiet and calm dog belonging to a gamekeeper, he has all of his BVA eye tests and is DNA tested clear for prcd-PRA, FN and AMS. This makes all of the puppies in the litter hereditary clear of the problems because mum "VeJay" is also DNA tested clear. I did not start a post any sooner because I am not able to get any pictures from my camera to the computer since changing to Windows 10. I thought a post about a new litter was a waste of time without any pictures and disappointing for everyone. Our local gamekeeper wanted a puppy and a couple of other shooting people too, one person from 17 years ago who had waited 3 years for another puppy, so the time was right, all word of mouth and no advertising involved. VeJay has been a fantastic mother and still protects her growing up daughter playing together like litter mates /children. Titch is 5 months old now and comes everywhere with us and the others, she never runs out of energy, all walks are on the South Downs and around our local shoot boundaries, no need for hard walking on pavements. We did not choose to keep her, unfortunately her health check at 7.5 weeks of age discovered a grade 3-4 heart murmur. Our vet could not guarantee her life expectancy he said it could be as short as 6 months or a couple of years, possibly even a normal lifetime. He has checked her a couple of times since and there has been no improvement. Our vet said to treat her as a normal dog and take her beating when she is old enough. If and when the time comes that the puppy should be struggling with her heart condition he will be there for her and treat the situation as required. She is growing up as a sensible no problem puppy, potty training is not 100% , a little more time needed there. "Titch", is the granddaughter of "Sika" from the Excuseme Pregnancy Diary. You will find pictures of granny Sika, mum VeJay and auntie Dainty in the @ Excuseme Pregnancy Diary. This was before Windows 10 came along. . .