We brought home Farset, our new "little" Irish Wolfhound puppy on
Thanksgiving Day 2007. It made for a very busy and chaotic Thanksgiving
weekend. Between her and all of the pet sitting, I didn't get much
When she came home with us, she was six and a half weeks old and one
of a litter of ten (4 girls and 6 boys). She is the daughter of
our male Irish Wolfhound, Lagan. We bred him to an Irish Wolfhound
in Durham, Singing Sword Brigid. She was a very good doggie
She is named for the River Farset in Northern Ireland. Our male
is named Lagan after the main river running through Belfast. She
is named for a creek that is a tributary to the Lagan.
For more information
on the River Farset.
At 4 months, she was up to 60 pounds. She
is now just over a year old and up to 150 pounds. Even Lagan
wasn't that heavy at her age. She is about the same height as
Lagan and is likely to get a little taller still. I figure that
she has another six months of skeletal growth left and another year of filling out to do.
She and Lagan play with together, but she has a lot more energy than
he does. They both enjoy the cooler weather which has made Lagan a
little more frisky.
I do plan on showing Farset in conformation and
therefore need to keep her intact. We went through her first
"season" over Christmas. It was no fun for everyone involved.
We will be starting up Advanced Obedience classes at PetSmart with Jackie
at the beginning of the year. She is a phenomenal
She has already graduated from Puppy, Intermediate, and Advanced
For more information on Farset and my other non-pet related
activities, you can check out my web blog at:
Please note that we believe pet reproduction should be planned and
responsible. Almost all of the puppies in this litter had good
homes at the time of the breeding.