Contact Us Anytime!

Email is IdahoOutbackGriffons@gmail.com or
Home phone is 208-532-4822
Cell phone or text is 208-300-0096.
Thanks Christy and Elliott Owen
83 East 700 North Rupert, Idaho 83350

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rolo and best friend!


Liberty is pregnant for sure :} I think Hope is as well.

I was working harvest for a couple weeks, but now time to settle down and get ready for puppies.  Liberty is a first time momma as is Hope.  So I like to settle them into a routine of sleeping in their whelping areas now so it all makes for less drama when birth happens.  True is still to far out to confirm pregnancy.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stories and photos wanted

I like to write and I recently decided to write our Griffon stories down. So I was hoping that any of you would share a story or incident, could be small or complicated, funny or difficult. If you could include a photo or 2. I would love to highlight different dogs in my down time between litters when I am feeling Creative. I am going to start with a pair named Scarlet and Rhett. I sold them to a delightful gentleman in Wa or ORE 5 or 6 years ago and I am relaying a story he told me, most certainly with literary license:} . I am writing the story now. If your not a writer just tell me the gist I will put it all together. You can always send it to my email and I will put it together IdahoOutbackgriffons@gmail.com

Somebody recently had birthdays! Lots of them in fact!

Copper Foote
Miss Lucy Shumaker

I still cant confirm viable pregnancy!!!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

To Ultra Sound... or not to Ultra Sound

I picked up True to day from the Vet clinic.  Her romance wasn't quite as warm and slobbery considering we actually did a TCI procedure. This is where you actually insert the "sample "  at the base of each uterus horn.  I am told it is the gold standard for Delivering :Frozen Pop" 
It was assumed I would ultrasound at 4 weeks.  I never waste the money, after all it does not change the outcome and you can usually tell by 6 weeks or so by the look.  Perhaps more valuable if you could count skeletons, but that isnt possible either.
I have 3 people that have submitted names, come on, help a girl out. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Name these puppies! Famous People

So I will be naming the next 3 litters all famous people names.  Our last names were after Authors, but this go around I am expanding the scope.  If you want to play send me an email subject should be puppy names.  My email address is IdahoOutbackGriffons@gmail.com  Get creative.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Getting Pregnant isn't usually this complicated!

So I will be picking up True Monday or Tuesday.  All I can say is using frozen pop, makes things complicated and plenty expensive.  I am excited to add this Champion's blood line to our dogs.  I spent quite a bit of time with Jeb last go around.  He is affable and athletic.  I love how Griffon males intact or not, are so innately good natured, and fun-loving.  Sometimes the ladies take things a little more serious than necessary but not the boys, it's all about the journey!

The boys went Hungarian Partridge Hunting today!

A great year for Huns!  We took the boys hunting today, and the dogs were able to get a full work out.  I like to put a young dog behind Chrome and Honor, both are great at explaining why crowding them on point is not the right thing to do.  Limits for Porter, Cache, and Gauge.  I forgot the camera but I did get one after their big day.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Outback's You Can't Stand the Truth

Like a little clock, True is starting her breeding cycle...Sooooo Woo Hoo we are going to try Jeb again.  This time we are using frozen pop, as Jeb is getting older and the distance is a lot for me right now.  If you are counting this will mean roughly 72ish days from now, we should have a litter of True X Jeb babies.  These pups should be ready to go Jan 5th and Jan 6th.
Watch the Blog and I will update when I can confirm pregnancies.  I do not ultrasound we just wait for a show.  Several people are waiting specifically for this coupling so keep your fingers crossed.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

All going as planned

As expected we are now breeding Hope.  Her hip screen came out beautifully. So if your counting 63 days from now.  I love this season for puppies.  We have lovely late summers here, though we occasionally do have a blustery Halloween, often, it doesn't start real winter until Jan.  Our place has a large insulated barn but typically the puppies stay in the house until they are 4-5 weeks of age.
I raise our puppies under foot, puppies are best raised handled, talked to, and touched all the day long.  I am particular in every way. Nutrition, Selection, Health screenings, environment, training.  If you are particular I am the person you want to talk to :}

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ch. Sage Ridge Jebediah of Enfield

NAVDA Prize III winner  Jeb will be bred to  True this fall.  Should have beautiful pups this go around.  We will be keeping a male and female if things go as planned.  BIG PLANS and beautiful pups.  Ch. Sage Ridge Jebediah of Enfield 
Thanks to SageRidge Kennels and Jim and Colleen Reiss
It's a journey but with everyone's help we will get there:}  

Always breed the best you can!

This is Gus The Wonder Dog, Registered name is Wayfarer's Double D.  He has some of my dogs original blood lines.  We will be using this beautiful guy as a match to Justice in a month or 2.  He is a special Griff, so we are going to try to produce some special Griff pups with his assistance. Thanks to Dean Derby for sharing your beautiful boy with us!   Dean will keep a puppy and I will as well!

Gus


How about that Beard!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bonzai and True Father Daughter

These are some Father / Daughter shots.

Bonzai

True!  Seriously I told you not to drop the ball!

True and her Dad Bonzai

True

True is a Rose X Bonzai Daughter.  OFA Hips good.  Super talented in the field.  She will be bred  to AKC CH and NAVDA Prize 1 winner Jeb this Fall.   Her Dad is here this week breeding Liberty.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Visitors are always welcome!

We believe our customers should come and enjoy our dogs, and thus encourage visitors.  We have had two such couples come our way this week.  They get the full experience and a good chance to evaluate the breed, get an idea up close and personal if a Griffon is right for them.  I love the chance to visit and play with common kindred spirits.  I also believe in full disclosure, you should get to see how our dogs are treated and how your puppy will be raised, a kennel that does not allow that privilege should be suspect for any garbledgoop excuse.
Enjoy a few more of our adult puppy shots from around the US :]
Lexie Schroeder

Lucy Schumaker

Tequila Alen

Sundance Williams

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Busy Summer, Liberty is in Heat now

We have had a wedding and a missionary and busy busy busy.  Here are some of our puppies now grown you can enjoy!  Liberty is in season, and so it starts :]


Bard

Boot Legger Dad of Justice and Liberty

My pretty momma, clearly I got my good taste from my mom


Chester

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Baby Griffons





Keets, Homer, and Hemingway

Keets Homer and Hemingway

Monday, June 26, 2017

Diamond Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food



Diamond Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food

The correct balance of fat, protein, and other essential nutrients

ensures your puppy receives the proper nutrients to grow strong
and healthy. And, this formula meets the increased nutritional
 demands of pregnant or nursing adult dogs, too.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Emmerson Orange,Emmerson Kipling Navy, Kesey Gold, Boys

Emmerson Orange, 

Emmerson

Kipling Navy

Kipling

Kesey, Gold

Kesey

Hemmingway Green, Homer Yellow, Keets Maroon

All 3 boys nearly have identical coats in length.  A tight medium.  Keets seems a little more easy going at this point.  They are just beginning to eat.  Hemmingway is a bit larger bodied while Homer is slightly smaller.
Hemmingway Green

Homer Yellow

Homer

Keets

Keets  Maroon

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Identifying the pups

I need to make a chart with head markings.  No the size of the puppy on the paper does not represent the body size of the actual puppy:]  I will attach colored collars probably by the next photo session.  So our pups are all allocated and I have also sent out status emails to most of you.  If you did not receive a status update for the Golden List, or we have not conversed orally or via email of late, drop me an email please.  Idahooutbackgriffons@gmail.com   I do not wish to miss anyone on the Golden List.  If you dont know if you are on the Golden List, you should know because you have placed a $150 deposit with us, sent us the needed information, or you are a return buyer who has indicated they would like to get another Griffon.
Contact me personally vis email or phone with questions.  208-532-4822
Any new wait list names should expect a year wait with pups in 2018.

As for the pups, they are enjoying a lazy cool spring.  Very content to lay in a pile and eat with little competition for food.  They must move about to get personality traits noted, so don't expect much until 4 plus weeks of age in that department.  The pups are still in the house growing.

Monday, June 5, 2017

The puppy spot s and dots chart :]


Kesey , Kipling, and Emmerson Boys


Kesey,                   Kipling                    and Emmerson

Kesey,                   Kipling                    and Emmerson

Kesey,                   Kipling                    and Emmerson

Reese, Rumor, Thisbe, and Nash Girls


Rumor,                             Nash,                       Thisbe,                                                      Reese

Nash,         Thisbe,                  Reese,            and Rumor

Hemmingway, Homer and Keets

Homer and Keets

Add caption

Keets

Homer

Hemmingway


Keets

Jaegar

Jaegar
I love the elements of this photo

GOALS

Goals
here at Idaho Outack Griffons

My philosophy is to produce a puppyat the height of his potential. We start by carefully selecting our breeding
stock. I like to use health screened animals that gives us the best chance toproduce a healthy, long lived dog.

My second goal is to raise our dogs like ahouse hold pet as well as a hunting companion and a best freind for my boys. I
never have more than 5 dogs on the place, it is all I can bond to properly. WE Co-Own with freinds, so other dogs in our breeding program have their own family life.

All the puppies are raised off my kitchen and are handled from day one. There was a great study done by the monks who raise quality German Shepherds. They discovered techniques all of which involve early handling and human interaction. They were able to create more adjusted and
trainable adult animals. So once they begin crawling about they are underfoot, placed all day in the center of the action where even a crowd can't get ignored.

Weather permitting they are kenneled at night and taught
about grass or paper in the house. I love vari kennels they are excellent astheir den and as a tool in house training and transporting. We start introducing them at an early age to water, wings, and all sorts of exploring.

Lastly I want to retain the natural hunting abilities so all our
breeding animals hunt and are close range dogs. Though we do not participate in the local NAVDA groups these dogs would do well in that venue. This is a wonderful organization that gives you a way to test both your dogs natural abilities and your developing handling skills. AKC has some great opportunities
in confirmation but also has obedience and working dog competitions. I can't wait for someone to take one of these guys through an agility course, I think they could sweep this sort of thing, and maybe one day when my family is a little older I will try this myself. My high point is getting the right puppy to the right folks, we work so much with them we know their personalities, and make it our goal for you to know your puppy by the time he arrives.

Rose X Chrome adult snaps

Rose X Chrome adult snaps
Their name plus Outback kennel call name bottom

Duck Rabbit... Buffalo


Buffalo Dog FOOD what the ????
I am asked
what I feed my dogs all the time. I
happen to be from the Veterinary Industry and have had the opportunity to tour
several of the manufacturers of pet food.
I have also had extensive training on a lot of assorted diet lines. You all know I am practical and have an
opinion popular or not on everything in dog world. Here are my musings.

A long LONG time
ago there was an ad campaign from Hill’s Science Diet that showed a photo of an
old leather boot a can of oil and some other assorted items I can’t remember
but I remember the image. It also showed
a pile of meat on the other side. The ad
then stated the protein and fat content of each side…. Exactly the same. Message there was clear not all ingredients
are not all the same. I also remember
another ad that asked you how much a pound meat was then asked how much per
pound dog food was in the store. Message
here what kind of meat can you expect in a pound of dog food that costs say .50
per pound as a finished product.
So that said
my dogs do not eat steak every day nor do I.
They have a unique non human digestive system that enables them to take
energy from both protein sources and vegtable sources as well of course as
vitamins and minerals. Great strides
have been taken in pet food, and many good diets contain EFAs, glucosamines, antioxidants,
natural preservatives, no food colors… etc.
LOVE IT!
But do I buy
the trendy new dog foods that are touted all natural “WILD” “Buffalo” “BLUE”
and more. They claim they have something
over the other foods available. Just
because your dogs food is made from Kangaroo meat… this does not make the
protein source more digestable or preferable.
IN fact the over use of non traditional protein sources has now made
finding a truly food allergic animal a diet they haven’t been exposed to a
nightmare. Don’t get me wrong, I could
care less if you feed duck and potato, but I don’t think there is an advantage
unless it is medically indicated because of a digestive cause, skin allergy or
the like.
I do believe
in purchasing higher quality foods, by well known manufacturers like Purina,
Iams, Hills, Royal Canin. They do their
research. They use the highest quality protein
sources…. Stuff you and I would readily eat ourselves. They are the leaders in additives that
promote health and long lividness. Don’t
forget way less excrement with a highly digestable food that leaves smaller
less smelly piles about the yard. Also a
Griff coat on a diet with adequate fats is heavy and healthy and not quite but
almost shiny. Don’t buy the cheapest
stuff you can and don’t be drug into the trendy side either. Use a large breed active blend. Or if your dog is chunky … shame on you… he
won’t live as long… get him on an over weight diet and quit feeding him the
other stuff.

Griff Humor

Griff Humor
Griffon Humor

Parasites YUCK

Whether you may know it or not all puppies get parasites from their momma's milk. Momma gets it from cleaning up the feces of the puppies for the first few weeks. This is a normal mother nature thing that all animals do. Below I have a link to common parasites the puppies will get and get treated for while with me. Remember these parasites are not covered under my health guarantee because sometimes no matter how many times I treat my puppies for these they could still have them. I take a sample of puppy feces to my vet to be tested when the puppies have their vet check. I usually take 2-3 samples with me. But just because 2 or 3 samples may not have it doesn't mean all the puppies don't. And both of these parasites below have incubation periods. So they may leave my house clear and free but have the egg in their system for the worms or coccidia. I tell everyone when they take their puppy home take their puppy to their vet with in 5 days. Take a sample of their feces to the vet to be tested and do it again a week after the vet visit. Until puppies are completely away from their siblings and the other fecal matter in the puppy area they are not clear from catching these parasites. Coccidia link:http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1622&aid=727Worms in puppies: http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/puppy-worms.htmlhttp://www.ehow.com/about_4740383_worms-in-puppies.htmlIt is very important that you take your puppy for all their preventive shots during the first 4 months of their lives. Parvo is the main thing can kill puppies. All dogs can be carriers but it kills puppies and older dogs. link below is on Parvo.http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1556&aid=467It is also important that you get your dog's heart worm medicine in states indicated by your veterinarians The heartworm is transmitted during the mosquito life cycle. May through October. Or year round if the mosquito possibly can live through your winter. Also every dog needs a rabies shot the first one is good for one year and then they get 3 year rabies shot.

Puppy Heart Murmurs

My Blog is designed to address the needs of my Griff owners and help them be educated in their chosen hobby. Griffons can be afflicted with a heart murmur and I want you to have a chance to know the condition and understand the outcome on affected puppies. I myself in 26 years of breeding dogs have had about 6 puppies develop heart murmurs by their 6th week check up. All but 1 of these puppies have been considered innocent and went on to live uneventful lives. Unknown cause that clears up completely on their own by 18 to 21 weeks. One puppy named Pearl, was physically impacted by this congenital condition. We identified her before she left my place. Ultimately she lived a joyful but shortened lifespan. This is an article from the Magazine Bulldog world Heart Murmurs in Puppies Home The heart operates with a pump like action. Divided into four chambers-right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, left ventricle-the heart has four valves that work to keep blood flowing in one direction. The valves open and close, letting blood in and then pumping it out. That sound is created from the movement of the valves and the flowing of the blood.The sound a murmur makes depends on when it occurs in the cardiac cycle.Correct auscultation of a puppy's heart at less than 8 weeks of age may reveal a heart murmur. This does not necessarily mean that there is a disease process occurring; however, it may.


To define a heart murmur, an often used example is the vibration felt, and the subsequent sound you hear, when you pinch a garden hose between your fingers with the tap fully turned on. What is heard when listening to the heart is a slurring of the normally distinct heart sounds. This may be a continuous slurring, or it may be intermittent at the point of each beat heard.Heart murmurs are graded by intensity of sound, for instance on a scale of 1 to 6. It is not infrequent that one may hear a grade 1 or 2 heart murmurs in a 6-10 week old puppy. Often these murmurs disappear by the time the puppy is 12-18 weeks old, and are therefore termed innocent murmurs. However, murmurs with a greater intensity may mean that there is a congenital heart defect. Most grade 2 or lower will disappear by 18 weeks and the puppy will be fine with no long term or damaging effects. The puppy would be considered healthy and normal by 18 weeks. However, grade 3 usually or higher is a serious problem.cardiac ultrasound exam is by far the most effective method of evaluating heart murmurs, I'd skip things like EKGs to get the ultrasound Exam, if a choice has to be made between tests.


A puppy at 8-12 weeks with grade 1 or 2 heart murmur would be considered innocent with the sale pending a clean bill of health by 18 weeks, free of murmur, (NOW GRADE 3 OR HIGHER WOULD NOT).Because of the nature of many heart defects, their detection and classification is extremely important to any breeding program when a grade 3 or higher murmur is detected in more than 1 puppy or the whole litter has a murmur.

Griffon Humor

Griffon Humor

Submissive peeing Learn to Greet your puppy/ dog

I am going to write an article because one of our puppy buyers is having some issues with submissive peeing. First let's review the wolf pack that is the first family group of all dogs. In Dog language there are dominate and submissive pack members. In order to survive in the pack a dog shows submission to have access to food, get attention, and to be generally accepted in the family pack. The dominate dog will stare at the lower member, stand over them, perhaps put their mouth over the other dog even bite, growl, and generally be much bigger than the lowly pack member. For one moment think of yourself towering over your puppy reaching down from above and placing your hand on the top of their head. Seems very normal... but what if your puppy happens to be a rather submissive individual with little intestinal fortitude. The best way they can show how great and powerful you are is by peeing all over the floor and flopping to the ground. This is very annoying to all humans, not to mention a pain to clean up. Here is the good news, most dogs can be trained out of the behavior, and most dogs to a certain extent grow out of the behavior.
So now you know what the behavior is now what to do with this puppy. First off acceptance and attention is what they crave. There are a couple approaches to take, 1st just like children attention whether positive or negative is sought. Yelling and scolding makes submissive peeing more like submissive flooding. So here are some stratedgies no fuss, no drama, no high voice, no dominate postures, in fact this puppy needs to realize you have no interest in him at all during greetings. The greeting period is the number 1 time this problem happens so usually once the greeting phase is over you will minimize the behavior.
First option, from now on greeting is not about seeing and paying omage to you but is focused on a food treat. The puppy is taught to stand still waiting for a treat. The focus is pulled off the submissive greeting and now focused on a task. By the time the task is performed a few times the greeting phase is over. This has to happen from all members of the family.
2nd option, ignore the puppy, from now on you give the puppy not a second glance, no greeting, no voice, no attention, let the puppy settle down, get past that time period. Only reward calm and drama free behavior. I like to encourage them to stand quietly and allow a belly rub or an upward rub on the chest. Focus the puppy on staying upright as dogs rarely pee standing up. Keep in mind you are the ALPHA WOLF help your puppy have confidence, training puppy classes, and tasks give them a purpose that helps them be the adjusted dog they can be! See my next article where we will discuss excited peeing, which is related but not the same.

Avery a GLORY Chrome pup

Avery a GLORY Chrome pup

True

true

True

true

True

true

True

true
7 months

Now and then

Now and then
8 week / adult

Feedback

Hi christy, Grif is doing awsome , i love hime so much . he still sleeps in my bed everynight ,thanks for teaching him that one , is doing great on the ducks and on pointing grouse. i am starting a outfitting service next fall will be doing black bear and moose and caribou . griff will be abel to go all the time . Have ben working remote jobs to bankrole the outtfitting gig . griff get so weird when im gone its funny he nocks the phone out of pams hands when the phone rings and i have to talk to him or he pouts .that dog is so smart . i want to get a female in the spring if it works out . Let me no on the pup . Im guiding elk hunts in townsed montana september threw november so will be own in your neck of the woods then .
take care Brent Harrington

olen hilliard
Hi, I can't believe he's almost a year old! Here are a couple pictures of ourcurious George. He's been a terrific addition to our family, given life to ourold dog and helped me log many miles. Both on foot and by horse. He loves tohunt, loves to go in the car and generally is a great dog around all. You canactually go hunting without a gun and still get live birds :) He also looksgreat with Reindeer antlers at Christmas.!We're hoping to finish the Canine Good Citizenship exam in April. He's readyand willing. Thanks for the terrific dog and I still love the dog name. Neverchanged it... sherrill & mark

Roy Kandi Chilcott
Hi Christy,Thistle, renamed Maggie, is getting along great! She is so smart! It's a lot of work but we are getting along great with potty & kennel training. She already sits by the door when she needs to go out! Amazing! Kandi

Ben Krupka
Hi Christy,Thanks for your advice the other day. Here's some recent pics of Frieda. All between the ages of 18 and 19 weeks old.She's a dream come true!Thanks,Ben

joy gates
Hey Christy- Just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year- love to hear about the other pups from Rose's litter. Hazel is a beauty. Her eye lashes are about an inch long, she's patient, so funny and very smart! She's a lap lover, woodland explorer and I'm very sure she has springs in her toes. She hasn't quite got the catching popcorn thing down, but with practice... :) Hope you are enjoying the season. We are, in great part to your contribution!

Michele L. Turek
Hello Christy,I just want to give you an up date on Sugar or Darla as we call her. She is doing great, very healthy and smart. We have a field near our house which she loves to run and practicing pointing. She easily learned bathroom duties, come, sit and down. We are taking her to puppy class next week for more training which is a positive praise model we've been using. If you attach a "good" or say a command with a happy attitude she takes right to it.I've attached some photos of her in action, resting and her favorite "look how good I sit" mode, so you can see how she's grown.
Thanks again for a great dog ,Michele & Colin

Toni Joseph
Hi Christy,That is so weird we were just checking your site the other day to see if you bred more recently!We are IN LOVE with Wren! He is a wonderful family dog so great with our kids! Sage is 5 and Wren is not his dog, he is his "scruffy brother!"Juniper is now one and she lays on his bed and hugs him always!He is so loyal to us and really needs us in his sight at all times..He is an excellent hunter, he flushed a ton of chukar last week and we are taking him out with no kids on friday! I am planning on getting some great pics I will send some over your way!We have done a lot of camping and fun hikes this recent summer and he is so much fun, he always stays close and he really listens when we call him etc.He is very healthy just shy of 60 pounds, and he is always happy!Thanks again he has really completed our family!Brian, Toni, Sage, Juniper & Wren Joseph