Seren - Thandiwe Serendipity
Thandiwe Celtic Coalition with Bryncae X Sonnetend Kiss Chase with Thandiwe
Born 7/9/18 Bred by D Channon
Seren was a ‘happy accident’, but a very welcome one nonetheless.
She was hand reared/bottle fed, as ‘mum’ Talullah was quite poorly and this had affected her milk supply. ‘Lullahs best bud ‘Maud’ stepped in as a surrogate, providing puppy cuddles, while ‘Lullah got her strength back - a real testament to the temperaments of both bitches. They happily continued to share care, until Seren was weaned. They say it takes a village….
Singleton puppies, often have issues, because they won’t have had vital early socialisation experiences that come from having litter mates. In order to ensure that Seren didn't grow into a ‘brat’, we worked hard to replicate some of those experiences, as well as our usual, ongoing socialisation programme.
As soon as she was old enough, I enrolled Seren onto The Kennel Club’s Puppy Foundation course, - for socialisation, as much as anything. I knew she fitted well into my own pack, and had already visited a couple of dog shows with me, where she had been happy and relaxed and ‘polite’ to other dogs, - however, she also needed to learn to be around dogs in different environments, and doing different things.
Like her owner, Seren is easily distracted (oooh look, something shiny!), so it was a learning curve for us both, but she passed the assessment, and we will now work towards her KC Good Citizens Bronze award.
Seren is a bit of a natural in the show ring (like her Mum!), and soaks up training like a sponge, her tail never stops wagging.
Seren will be shown by Abi Stone and Jess Horler.