News at Grove British Lab Kennel

Update: 05/01/2022

  • We are open to doing one more co-ownership opportunity for a free female puppy in 2022.  The dog would become part of our breeding program at the age of 2.  If interested in finding out more, please fill out the website Puppy Inquiry page with your details and comment about your interest in co-ownership.
  • Ruby puppies went to their new homes on Friday, April 8.
  • Holly puppies went to their new homes on Friday, April 15.
  • Kinni puppies went to their new homes on Friday, April 22.
  • Lucy puppies are now fully weaned.  Lucy returned in late-April.  Lucy puppies are scheduled for selection and takehome on Friday, May 13th.
  • Planning for Fall 2022 litters will begin from July thru August.  We will update the website as we have new pairings to announce.
  • In January 2023, we will be having 3 new females and 2 new males going through the testing process.

 

Update: 04/01/2022

  • Between our 4 spring litters (Ruby, Holly, Kinni and Lucy) we have 1 or 2 male puppies available for new homes.
  • Holly and Maxx had 9 puppies on February 22.  7 males and 2 females.  Smaller litter size.  We have completed matching deposits to puppies at the end of March.
  • Kinni and Jackson had 10 puppies on March 4.  7 males and 3 females.  We have completed matching deposits to puppies at the end of March.
  • Lucy and Jackson had 6 puppies on March 19.  1 male and 5 females.  We have completed matching deposits to puppies at the end of March.
  • Josie puppies went to their new homes on Friday, March 18.
  • Ruby puppies are now fully weaned.  Ruby returned to mid-March.  Ruby puppies are scheduled for selection and takehome on Friday, April 8.
  • Holly puppies are now fully weaned.  Holly went home last weekend.  Holly puppies are scheduled for selection and takehome on Friday, April 15.
  • Kinni puppies are going through the final stages of the weaning process.  Expecting Kinni to return home in early April.  Kinni puppies are scheduled for selection and takehome on Friday, April 22.
  • Lucy puppies are growing quickly.  Expecting to see their eyes and ears opening over the next week.  Lucy puppies are scheduled for selection and takehome on Friday, May 13.
  • Mickey Mighty Mascot has passed his eye test in March.  Passed all the genetic testing as well.  He will become part of the breeding program in Fall 2022.
  • In January 2023, we will be having 3 new females and 2 new males going through the testing process.

 

Update: 02/15/2022

  • Josie had 4 puppies on January 24.  3 males and 1 female.  Smaller litter size.  We will start matching deposits to puppies at the end of February.
  • Ruby Gem had 8 puppies on February 12.  4 males and 4 females.  Average litter size.  We will start matching deposits to puppies at the end of February.
  • We plan to bring Holly here on Saturday to get ready for a new litter.  She is due later February.
  • Dakota was due to have pups on February 19.  She wasn’t showing much for signs, but we were hoping for maybe a small litter.  But we aren’t expecting a litter from her this cycle.  The breeding didn’t take.
  • Kady Precious Sunshine has passed all of her genetic and OFA testing.  She will become part of the breeding program in Fall 2022.  She is a smaller female in the 40s-pound range.
  • Ginger Moxie Delight has passed all of her genetic and OFA testing.  She will become part of the breeding program in Fall 2022.  She is a smaller female in the 40s-pound range.
  • Mickey Mighty Mascot has passed all of his genetic and OFA testing.  Just waiting on a March eye test.  He will become part of the breeding program in Fall 2022.
  • About this time next year, we will be having 3 new females and 2 new males going through the testing process.

 

Update: 01/21/2022

  • Abby X Maxx puppies selection and takehomes happened on Jan 14th.  All pups are in their new homes.
  • Kinni was bred to Jackson on January 4th.  Expecting  pups around March 7, takehomes around April 29.
  • Lucy was bred to Jackson on January 18th.  Expecting  pups around March 20, takehomes around May 13.
  • Those 2 litters now complete the breedings for the spring litters.  We have 1 litter going home in March, 4 litters going home in April and 1 litter in May.  Next litters will be in the fall of 2022 (Oct/Nov).
  • Josie is now at the kennel.  She is expecting a new litter before the end of January.
  • Ginger and Kady (future dams) have started their genetic and OFA testing.  Waiting on results.  Future pictures will be added to website.
  • Mickey (future stud) has started his genetic and OFA testing.  Waiting on results.  Future pictures will be added to website.

 

Update: 01/20/2022

There have also been a lot of questions by those with deposits already placed asking where their deposit will likely fall.  That is controlled by many factors, so the answer still is not exact until after the litters are born (some females don’t get pregnant) and we know their sizes and male/female ratios.  It is also dependent on what all the deposits ahead of you decide to do (i.e. might be waiting for spring/fall, or change their sex selection based on what is available).
This is a ROUGH ESTIMATE of what litter # you can expect based on when we acknowledged your deposit though a text or email (look back at your records to see when that was).   It will be different for male vs female deposits, or whether you are open to either.   I will adjust this schedule as I have details (i.e. know the litter sizes and the male/female ratios).
UPDATED: 1/20/2022 – Adjusted since spring breedings have happened.
Deposit Acknowledged By:

(i.e. how far we are thru our waiting list)

Expected Litter # Litter already bred Projected Takehome
Jan 5 (Female) & March 10 (Male) Litter #1 (Shelbey x Chase) Bred on July 28 November 12
Feb 7 (Female) & June 10 (Male) Litter #2 (Dixie x Chase) Bred on July 30 November 19
Apr 22 (Female) & Sept 5 (Male) Litter#3 (Zoey X Knox) Bred on Sept 8 December 31
June 9 (Female) & Oct 10 (Male) Litter#4 (Abby x Maxx) Bred on Sept 26 January 14
Litter#5 (Josie x Knox) Bred on Nov 22 March 18
Litter#6 (Ruby X Dash) Bred on Dec 12 April 8
Dakota will NOT be having a litter Litter#7 (Dakota X Dash) Bred on Dec 20 April 15
Litter#8 (Holly X Maxx) Bred on Dec 24 April 15
Litter#9 (Kinni X Jackson) Bred on Jan 4 April 22
Litter#10 (Lucy X Jackson) Bred on Jan 18 May 13
Next projected litters will be for Fall 2022 Already taking deposits Oct/Nov 2022
We are typically 4-8 months out on our dogs.
As the litters are born, I will follow-up around the 4 week mark (i.e. after their vet visit and making sure everyone is thriving) if you are part of that litter.  I will share expected takehome dates, and you will then decide whether you are locked into that litter.

 

Update: 12/27/2021

  • Zoey X Knox puppies selection and takehome on Dec 31st.  SOLD OUT
  • Abby X Maxx puppies selection and takehome on Jan 14th.  SOLD OUT
  • Josie was bred to Knox on Nov 22nd.  Expecting  pups around Jan 23rd, takehomes around March 18th.
  • Ruby bred to Dash.  Expecting pups around Feb 13, with takehomes in early April.
  • Dakota  bred to Dash.  Expecting pups around Feb 19, with takehomes in mid April.
  • Holly bred to Maxx.  Expecting pups around Feb 23, with takehomes in late mid April.
  • Next 2 dogs that we are expecting to breed over the next 2 months are Kinni & Lucy.  Pairings will be announced as they happen.

 

Update: 12/7/2021

  • Shelbey X Chase puppies went to their new homes on Nov 12th.
  • Dixie  x Chase puppies went to their new homes on Nov 19th.
  • Zoey X Knox has their puppies on Nov 8th.  5 females and 1 male.
  • Abby X Maxx had their puppies on Nov 25th.  4 females and 4 males.
  • Completed matching deposits to Zoey’s litter.  December 31st takehome planned.
  • Completed matching deposits to Abby’s litter.  January 14th takehome planned.
  • Josie was bred to Knox on Nov 22nd.  Expecting  pups around Jan 23rd, takehomes around March 18th.
  • Next 3 dogs that we are expecting to breed over the next 2 months are Ruby, Lucy & Dakota.  Pairings will be announced as they happen.

 

Update: 10/2/2021

  • Dixie  x Chase puppies arrived on September 26
  • 5 females and 3 males – fox reds
  • Dew claws were removed on September 30
  • Expected selection and takehome date is Nov 19th.
  • Follow our Facebook page for periodic video and picture updates on this litter.
  • Matching existing deposits with this litter will begin when pups are 4 weeks old.

 

Update: 9/27/2021

  • Shelbey x Chase puppies arrived on September 23
  • 3 females and 2 males – fox reds
  • Dew claws were removed on September 27
  • Expected selection and takehome date is Nov 12th.
  • Follow our Facebook page for periodic video and picture updates on this litter.
  • Matching existing deposits with this litter will begin when pups are 4 weeks old.

 

 

Update: 9/26/2021

  • Check out the Stud Page.  New photos added for studs Maxx and Knox.
  • We are planning for a September breeding between Abby and Maxx.
  • We are expecting 4 new breedings during October and November:   Josie, Penny, Lucy and Ruby.  These will be part of our winter litters.

 

Update: 9/11/2021

  • Shelbey and Chase were bred on July 27.  Litter Due Date is September 26.    Takehomes would be around November 12, 2021.
  • Dixie and Chase were bred on July 29.  Litter Due Date is September 28.    Takehomes would be around November 19, 2021.
  • Zoey and Knox were bred on Sept 8.  Litter Due Date is November 9.    Takehomes would be around December 31, 2021.
  • Abby and Maxx were bred on Sept 26.  Litter Due Date is November 26.    Takehomes would be around January 14, 2022.
  • We are still expecting to breed 1-2 more females which will deliver their puppies in late 2021.
Adjustments have been made to expected placement for your deposit.  New Female deposits will take longer to satisfy given the current deposit counts.  If anyone with a female deposit is open to either, then please let me know.  I have updated the chart below with estimates of litter placement.

You are still welcome to fill out a puppy inquiry form online and send in a deposit.  But we are asking all deposits received in August 2021 and later to have the flexibility of possibly going into late Fall2021 or early Winter2022 for females.  If you don’t have that flexibility, then don’t send in a $300 deposit because they are non-refundable.
It is definitely NOT too early to get in deposits toward Winter2022 and Spring2022 litters.  Expecting 3-4 litters in each of those timeframes.  We tend to be roughly 4-6 months out on our puppy reservation bookings.

 

Update: 07/26/2021

There have also been a lot of questions by those with deposits already placed asking where their deposit will likely fall.  That is controlled by many factors, so the answer still is not exact until after the litters are born (some females don’t get pregnant) and we know their sizes and male/female ratios.  It is also dependent on what all the deposits ahead of you decide to do (i.e. might be waiting for spring, or change their sex selection based on what is available).
This is a ROUGH ESTIMATE of what litter # you can expect based on when we acknowledged your deposit though a text or email (look back at your records to see when that was).   It will be different for male vs female deposits, or whether you are open to either.   I will adjust this schedule as I have details (i.e. know the litter sizes and the male/female ratios).
UPDATED: 12/7/2021 – Adjusted since fall breedings have happened.
Deposit Acknowledged By: Expected Litter # Litter already bred Projected Takehome
Jan 5 (Female) & March 10 (Male) Litter #1 (Shelbey x Chase) Bred on July 28 November 12
Feb 7 (Female) & June 10 (Male) Litter #2 (Dixie x Chase) Bred on July 30 November 19
Apr 22 (Female) & Sept 5 (Male) Litter#3 (Zoey X Knox) Bred on Sept 8 December 31
June 9 (Female) & Oct 10 (Male) Litter#4 (Abby x Maxx) Bred on Sept 26 January 14
Litter#5 (Josie x Knox) Bred on Nov 22 March 18
Litter#6 (Ruby X Dash) Bred on Dec 12 April 8
Litter#7 (Dakota X Dash ) Bred on Dec 20 April 15
Litter#8 (Holly X Maxx) Bred on Dec 24 April 16
As the litters are born, I will follow-up around the 4 week mark (i.e. after their vet visit and making sure everyone is thriving) if you are part of that litter.  I will share expected takehome dates, and you will then decide whether you are locked into that litter.

 


Open House Dates:
DATE TIME
Dec 31, 2021  Noon-12:45PM

 

For those still considering putting down a puppy deposit, we provide scheduled Open House opportunities for you to visit our kennel when we have puppies which are old enough to handle.  Sometimes these are held towards the end of one of our puppy selection nights, so we want to respect those who have deposits in and are doing their puppy selections.

In all cases, we do ask that you call the kennel at 952-484-0112 to schedule a specific time for your visit.  We want to avoid having too many people showing up at the same time.  Plus we want to be available to answer any questions you might have.

 


Projected Upcoming Litters  (these are best guesses at this point.  The final schedule is determined 4 months prior to litter takehome dates:
Fall Litters (Oct-Dec 2021)

The fall litters began about 4 weeks behind our projected schedule.  But the females will be coming in quickly now.

    • #1 Shelbey X Chase:   Breeding completed.   Fox reds.  Expecting Nov 19 takehomes.  SOLD OUT

 

    • #2 Dixie X Chase:  Breeding completed.   Fox reds.  Expecting Nov 20 takehomes.  SOLD OUT

 

    • #3 Zoey x Knox: Breeding completed.  Fox reds.  Expecting Dec 31 takehomes.  SOLD OUT.

 

Winter 2022:

    • #4 Abby x Maxx: Breeding completed.  Fox reds.  Expecting  Jan 14 takehomes.  SOLD OUT

 

    • #5 Josie  X Knox: Breeding completed.  Fox reds.  Expecting  Mar 12  takehomes.

 

Spring 2022:

    • #6 Ruby x Dash: Breeding completed.  Fox reds.  Expecting  April 8  takehomes.

 

    • #7 Dakota x Dash: Breeding completed.  Fox reds.  Expecting  April 15   takehomes.

 

    • #8 Holly x Maxx: Breeding completed.  Fox reds.  Expecting  April 16  takehomes.

 

    •  Kinni & Lucy are the last 2 females we are projecting to be ready for spring.  Updates will be given as we know them.

 


 

LAST YEARYou can expect a similiar order for 2022.  Spice is retired, and 2 new females (pictures coming as they past their testing) will be added this year. 

    • Winter Litters (Jan-Mar 2021)
      • #5 Penny & Foxx:  Breeding completed.   Fox reds.  Litter delivered.
          • Pups were born on December 12.   Litter of 6 males and 4 females.
          • Takehome on Feb 5.  Fox reds.  SOLD OUT.

 

      • #6 Lucy & Jackson :  Breeding Completed.   Fox reds.  Litter delivered.
        • Pups were born on December 22.   Litter of 5 males and 6 females.
        • Takehome on Feb 12.  Fox reds.  SOLD OUT.

 

      • #7 Spice & Dash :  Breeding Completed.   Fox reds.  Litter delivered.
        • Pups were born on January 3.   Litter of 2 males and 5 females.
        • Takehome on Feb 24.  Fox reds.  SOLD OUT.

 

      • #8  Ruby & Dash:  Breeding Completed.   Fox reds.  Litter delivered.
        • Pups were born on January 5.   Litter of 6 males and 4 females.
        • Takehome on Feb 26.  Fox reds.  SOLD OUT.

 

Spring Litters (April-June 2021)
        • #9 Dixie & Foxx.  Breeding Completed.   Fox reds.
          • Litter of 6 males and 1 females
          • Takehome  is  April 2  Fox reds.  SOLD OUT.
        • #10 Dakota & Dash.  Breeding CompAleted.   Fox reds
          • Litter of 3 males and 5 females
          •  Takehome is April 16.  Fox reds.  SOLD OUT.
        • #11 Kinni & Foxx.  Breeding Completed.   Fox reds
          • Litter of 5 males and 4 females.
          • Takehome is April 23.  Fox reds.  SOLD OUT.

 

This will be the last of our spring litters in 2021.  We typically don’t do a lot of breeding over the summer months.

  • Currently taking $300 deposits to reserve pups in these litters.
  • As of now, we are into late Fall 2021 and after with new deposits.
  • New MALE deposits are being given priority based on our current deposit counts.

 

See the Litter tab for additional details.

 


 

We post pictures and videos of our current litters on Facebook.  That is the way we keep our future puppy owners informed of their puppy’s progress until their selection/takehome date arrives between week 7 & 8.
 

We go through annual kennel inspections with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.  We have high ratings, and they have even used some of our procedures as recommendations to take back to other dog kennels.


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