Our Lagotto girls are precious and we love every one of them. They form the backbone of our breeding program and are carefully selected on the basis of their health and temperament. As a general rule (which we break on a regular basis), we keep girls from our own lines and add boys from outside when we need new genetic material. Some of our girls live with friends in the community and come back to the farm when it's time for them to have pups. Others live with us. Most have about 3-4 litters and then retire to enjoy life as somebody's much loved pet. We sometimes have an older girl looking for just the right home, so please contact us if you might be able to provide one with a wonderful home. In the meantime, scroll down to meet our lovely ladies.
Georgie, shown here relaxing just before her latest lot of puppies arrived, is one of our more mature breeding girls. She did have plans to retire after her fourth litter arrived early in 2020 but she just loves being a mum and her pups are so fantabulous that we decided to have one more litter before finding her a forever home. Georgie's final litter arrived May 2021, nine lovely pups who are growing up well. Georgie is not very big but she has a big heart and many of her puppies have proven themselves to be invaluable as assistance dogs or pets. We've also kept a couple of them close by so they can carry on the family tradition.
McKenzie is one of our larger girls, although her mum, Georgie, is very petite. She's an athlete who loves to run, swim, leap and dance. A lovely roan colour, she's had two gorgeous litters, with puppies ranging in colour from cream through to orange through to roan through to brown. It's always exciting when her pups arrive as we never know what to expect.
Winnie is a delightful young lady, one of the sweetest little girls we own. She's never any trouble and is a great role model for any puppies who cross her path. Now that she's old enough to get her health tests done we are hoping she'll be able to join our breeding team.
We kept Lily when her mum, Lulu, retired from breeding. One of our cheekiest girls, it's rare to see Lily without something in her mouth - sometimes a toy but just as often someone's underwear or a sock. She's impossible to be mad at so gets away with more than she should. Lily had her first litter in 2020 and her second in June 2021. She has quite big litters and her pups are making families happy all over Australia. We even kept a lovely young boy from her first litter, the happy-go-lucky Benson, who is just as naughty as his mum used to be.
Gracie (Ladinamica Francisca) wasn't bred at Hevnsent but came from one of our breeder friends who used Danny as a stud male. She's a very sweet little girl who quickly wormed her way into our hearts. She loves to run and dance but, once in the house, is very content to sleep underneath a desk all day. Gracie has never been any trouble to live with and we can't wait until she grows up enough to have her own puppies, maybe late 2021 if we are lucky.
Mabel is a bit of a supermodel, with very long legs and a lovely trim figure. She only had three puppies in her first litter but made up for this with nine in litter number two and eight in litter number three. Now she's having a break before her fourth and final litter arrives, hopefully late 2021. When Mabel is not busy with babies she tends to spend her time hunting turtles. It's a weird hobby but she can spend hours in our dam, swimming back and forth until she finds her prize. She then brings it out, puts it in someone's lap and goes about her business. The poor turtle, meanwhile, is put back where it belongs.
Schnitzel is a lovely young lady who stayed at Hevnsent by accident, went her first home fell through. She's a bit of a piggy with her food (she inherited this from her mum Georgie) and was a handful as a puppy, but now she's settled in well and is very much part of the family. We are hoping she grows up to be as wonderful as her Hevnsent parents. With any luck she'll have her first litter late 2021.