Living in the Hertfordshire countryside, as we have done now for almost 10 years, we are spoilt by the most stunning landscape all around us. It definitely makes me more mindful of the seasons, and gives a feeling of intense connectivity.
October, with its shortening days and cooler weather, is the month we have to think about altering our daily walking routine to respect the wildlife with which we co-exist in our local area of Ashridge.
Once Nancy had turned two we decided that the time was right to think about breeding. This is the optimum age that any principled breeder will start; anything earlier than that can be risky as the bitch hasn't reached full maturity.
Breeding isn't something you just do on a whim. It's a massive responsibility, and you should start by asking yourself why you want to do it?