Pandora J Rue
Little Bit (LB)
LB is the daughter of Pandora (dam) and Casper (sire). She is very loving to all the dogs, but especially loves puppies. She has helped her mother Pandora with cleaning and looking after all her subsequent litters. Furthermore, she adores her own babies and watches over them very well. Speaking of Pandora, she's like velcro with me, she rarely lets me out of her site and wherever I go she follows. She's an older female and while she loves her puppies, she is a bit stricter with them than the younger females. She will NOT, for example, tolerate the pups eating her food. Better they learn boundries young.
Here is a video of LB helping Pandora with a 2020 litter:
Girl's Day Out, Part 2
Pandora's dam, Bunny, is wild-caught and very friendly, but very much the alpha with the other dogs. Pandora's sire, Logan, is from Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin's line (modern-day founder of the breed), and his parents carry the Brisbin kennel name of SwampFox.
Rue is larger, probably 45 lbs. He's fun and goofy, like his sire, Walker. Walker is quite huge for a CD, probably 75-80 lbs. Regardless of his size, he is very friendly and loving. Unless coyotes threaten, then he goes straight to the fence-line to ward off any intruders.
Rue's dam is Voodoo. Voodoo is uniquely colored, mostly black, with blue eyes. She is large herself, weighing probably 50 lbs. Both of her parents were wild-caught. She has a unique personality. NOTHING fazes her, not even Bunny. She also has the habit of always wanted to carry something around in her mouth. We (myself and Heather, where she is staying now) have had to watch her with her babies because she likes to carry them around as well!
These pups are active and inquisitive. The pups have all been exposed to Pandora's older daughters and for the most part their older siblings have been very patient with the “puppy energy”.
I believe meeting other dogs is more important than meeting people at this age. It went well with the older females fussing over them and cleaning them, exhibiting good pack behavior. There is really no need to meet their father, he would just run away, lol.
That's not to say they won't have an adjustment period. It usually takes 2-3 days for a CD puppy to come out of it's shell in a new environment. But once they do, you have a friend for life.
Rue's younger full brother, Tengu, wins at UKC Nationals: Congrats to Guardian Angel Carolina Dogs & Caucasian Shepherds for a new UKC Champion: CH Hoosier Hills Heavenly Sentinal “Tengu”. Tengu was BOB and placed an amazing 2nd & 3rd in the entire Sighthound & Pariah Groups , in two days, at the 2021 UKC Premier Nationals. He is currently the No.1 ranked Carolina Dog in the country (UKC).
I recommend looking at Heather's article on CD's. It can be found at https://getagood.dog/breedinfo.html.