Claire X Ferron
Breeding November, 2016

The Puppies Are Here!
Four Boys and Two Girls
Going to New Homes Early March, 2017

Claire's pregnancy is confirmed! An ultrasound examination by Dr. Janice Cain revealed seven developing pups. Unknown is whether any pups escaped detection or whether all will be carried to term. The number of pups will need to wait until whelping on January 7 or 8, 2017. A pregnancy was suspected since Claire's activity level and appetite dropped during the third and fourth week following ovulation. She has perked up a bit and is definitely eating better, but carrying pups takes a toll on her energy. This is to be expected. So far, everything is looking great.

This is a very special breeding. Both Claire and Ferron are Dutch-born and registered Drents with excellent disposition and conformation. Neither Claire nor Ferron have parented a litter in North America, so each pup will be like a Dutch import with fresh genetics to add to the excellent Drent population already here. Of course, to make this happen Claire will take a timely European trip. This will take an exceptional effort, but the results should be worth it. 

Claire took her time going into heat, almost nine months, but the time has come. This page will be updated as the litter plans develop.

Jazz Judy v.d. Kouterman ("Claire") NHSB 2930875

Jazz Judy v.d. Kouterman ("Claire") NHSB 2930875

Claire is a Belgian-bred and Dutch-born import to the United States. She is sweet and affectionate towards family and friendly to strangers. Both parents are active and successful hunters, so it is no surprise that Claire works intensely and efficiently in the field. Her father received the 2011 "Nimrod" award as the all-breed hunt test champion in Belgium. View Claire's pedigree. View Claire's orthopedic certificates..
Ferron van Drentpassie NHSB 2693817

Ferron van Drentenpassie
NHSB 2693817

Ferron lives near Antwerp, Belgium and is an accomplished hunter. He is a sweet and gentle soul with a loving disposition, but is on guard when watching over the family home. Ferron's parents are both show champions and his offspring have proven themselves in the field as well as in the ring. Ferron has fathered four litters in Europe. He thought that he was done, but we need his genes in North America. View Ferron's pedigree. View Ferron's hip certificate.

Born: July 9, 2013
Parents: Kamiel Senna v. Selihof x Janou-Jelke v. Hermesheem
Health: PRA free; OFA Hips: Excellent; OFA Elbows: Normal;
DNA Testing:  Hyperuricosuria: Clear; vWD-I: Carrier; 140 other diseases: Clear
Height at withers: 22”
Weight: 48 lbs
Exterior: Excellent
Use: Cherished companion, upland hunting

 

Born: February 28, 2008
Parents: Jari x Felissora van Drentenpassie
Health: PRA free; FCI Hips: A-1 ("Excellent')
DNA Testing:  vWD-I: Clear
Height at withers: 24”
Weight: 66 lbs
Exterior: Excellent
Use: Cherished companion, upland hunting