Just two weeks to go before we see the little ones that are nestled in Rosie's belly and we simply cannot wait. Rosie was bred with Tumac's son TJ a spectacular athlete and devoted friend to us and his team mates. Both are so driven in harness, both leaders and sweet, gentle souls.
Rosie carries the Redington line which is a line that I have loved since experiencing it through our dogs. Most recently we have seen this old genetic connection reborn in Linda Newman's recent litter. The sire was Rosie's father, Illo and the dam, Irish, was from Linda's Zulu (Butcher/Beargrease) line.
We since discovered that Joe Redington's famous leader, Feets,sired a litter from which a pup went toSusan Butcher's kennel, so it is possible that Joe's old school line is showing up through Illo and Irish and perhaps soon, through Rosie. Looking at photos from that era and Joe's dog Feets, we see such similarities in Linda's two black and white pups, one being Miss Squish (Rosie's half sister) who now lives with us. Linda and I are looking further into this possibility and trying to attain more information .
We just love this line, we love the history and we love everything about these soulful, hard working, devoted, mild mannered sled dogs.