In a breed which is vulnerable and having longevity issues, all our 7’s and over deserve respect. We should be welcoming and praising them, especially the ones who are active enough to make it into the show ring.

HERMINE VON DER SILLERQUELLE  - will be 10 years old in December 2016

HERMINE VON DER SILLERQUELLE  - will be 10 years old in December 2016

In addition we need to be examining their pedigrees and be asking the breeders and owners questions about rearing, diet and exercise. Looking at siblings and progeny, because to have these veterans in our breeding is a positive step forward.

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