Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Spirit Bear Cloud Catcher "Snoopy"

My sweet boy Spirit Bear Cloud Catcher "Snoopy" is in Texas living with Suzan Frazier, Corporate sales manager for Pure Paws Inc. The number one dog grooming supply company in the USA. He is living with her for one year when he will be her demonstration dog at dog shows to show how Pure Paws can effectively benefit long hair breed dogs. He will also be shown in the USA while down there. Suzan has had him for almost two months and already he looks amazing. I will be sharing information from Suzan regarding grooming tips here and also giving updated stories on Snoopy's travels. This is very exciting to have Snoopy in the USA doing this as he will certainly help raise the profile of Coton de Tulears in a positive way. Thank you to Adrianne Dering of Hopecrest Cotons who owns Cotonkiss Versace who is the father of Snoopy for putting me in touch with Suzan at Pure Paws Inc. Suzan has been fabulous sending me reports on Snoopy and tells me he follows her everywhere and sleeps in her bed....so he is being spoiled rotten that is for sure. I miss my Snoopy but having a company taking an interest in the coat of the Coton de Tulear is very exciting as all owners weather companion owners or breeders, we all desire to learn how to keep out dogs coats healthy and YES white! Suzan has shared a lot with me already and if you look beneath the photos you will see information regarding how to wrap the Coton hair. More stories and photos of Snoopy to follow in the coming months. See directions for each photo below....

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 It is very important that individuals who elect to wrap their exhibit realize that this procedure is not to be left in for extended periods of time (I do it daily, but recommend not more than 48 hours for most exhibits). 

Wrapping is only recommended if the individual is willing to be deligient in maintaining; otherwise they will do more damage to the hair than simply leaving it unwrapped.  Most dogs do not bother with their wraps provided they are comfortable.  Too close to skin or too tight of banding can cause discomfort.

The bands should be small latex only.  To remove the bands I use a seamstress seam ripper (which I will get a pic of tomorrow to show how I remove the band easily without damaging hair (to be Wrap Step 15).  

When re-wrapping between bathes, I always recommend that they spray their pin brush with a finish spray, brush through the hair and re-wrap immediately.  Re-wrapping is quicker than after the bath because they simply take it down and re-wrap without having to redo all of the parting procedures.

Last attachment is comments for the individual steps.

Really pleased with the amount of coat growth on tail plume and rear legs :))))

Hugs from the Snoop Dog!
Suzan Frazier 
PURE PAWS, Inc.
Corporate Sales Manager 


STEP 1 - CLEAN, DEMATTED, DRY EXHIBIT

STEP 2 – PART HAIR FROM NOSE LEATHER TO UPPER SKULL AT CENTER OF MUZZLE WITH SMALL COMB

STEP 3 – PART AND LIFT HAIR GENTLY ABOVE UPPER EAR & PULL BACK GENTLY AT CORNER OF EYE PRIOR TO BANDING (do not band any ear coat & make sure that you have not pulled hair from the lower lid of eye upward blocking vision)

STEP 4 – WRAP 1ST BAND AWAY FROM SKIN, GENTLY PULLING TOWARD SKULL

STEP 5 – WRAP 2ND BAND ABOUT  1 INCH ABOVE  1ST BAND

STEP 6 – WRAP 3RD BAND ABOUT  1 INCH ABOVE 2ND BAND & CONTINUE WITH ADDITIONAL BANDS IF NECESSARY

STEP 7 – REPEAT SAME PROCEDURE ON OTHER SIDE OF HAIR PART

STEP 8 – FINISHED TOPKNOT WRAPPING

STEP 9 – BEARD PRIOR TO WRAPPING

STEP 10 – PART WITH COMB FROM INNER EYE RIM AT FORWARD ANGLE DOWNWARD TO REAR UPPER LIP (BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS NEAR EYES)

STEP 11 – WRAP SMALL LATEX BAND GENTLY PULLING HAIR AWAY FROM SKIN, FORWARD THEN AFTER BAND IS SECURE PULL GENTLY DOWN & TOWARD THE REAR JAW (BE CAUTIOUS TO AVOID BANDING HAIR TOO TIGHT FROM EYE RIM AND AVOID INCLUDING HAIR FROM LOWER JAW)

STEP 12 – FINISHED BEARD WRAPPED

STEP 13 – PART HAIR WITH COMB BENEATH LOWER JAW & GENTLY BAND

STEP 14 – FINISHED GOATEE WRAPPED

STEP 15 – REMOVING BANDS (USING SEAMSTRESS SEAM RIPPER TO AVOID HAIR LOSS)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Spirit Bear Cotons has puppies♥

Six lovely puppies at Spirit Bear Cotons♥
Contact me if you are looking for an extraordinary puppy!
These puppies from exceptional pedigrees and healthy bloodlines. 




Email spiritbearcotons@telus.net for more info

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spirit Bear Nika August 15 2013

Spirit Bear Nika....he is my love bug! So happy that he found a lovely home in Cloverdale with the perfect family! Close to home...but miss you already Nika! 











Spirit Bear Cotons awesome threesome! ♥♥♥

From left to right..
Nika, Nikita and Pride
Two puppies going to show home and Nika is still look for his forever home..


This is an exceptional litter. They all have great temperments and are absolutely gorgeous puppies. I am very proud of this litter. Mother is from my breeding, Lil  Snow Drop and father comes from West Virginia "Hopecrest Highfield Chieftain"

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Spirit Bear Nika of Chieftan

Spirit Bear Nika of Chieftan ( Nika means Victory) 
Nika is the love bug in the litter. He is usually cuddled up by my feet. Very calm boy as well and sometimes can get a little scared and immediately runs to find me. So sweet. He is always the first to come to me when I sit on the couch so that he can snuggle up to me. He melts everyone's heart who comes to my house for a visit. 

Spirit Bear Pride of Chieftan.



Pride of Chieftan is so calm that when I bath him he sits in the puppy tub and doesn't get upset at all. Allows the water to be drizzled over his head, doesn't flinch  What a joy@ When I trimmed the hair on the bottom of his feet he laid on his back completely relaxed and never complained once. What really got me was the toenail trim..usually that sparks a little anxiety...not with this little guy. He is a sweetheart♥ Soon he will leave to go to his new home in Saskatchewan where he will be shown. I expect to be hearing lots of great news from there in the future. I wish him the best of luck. 

Lil Snow Drop and Hopecrest Highfield Chieftan puppies July 15, 2013

Spirit Bear Nika (boy) Spirit Bear Pride of Chieftan (boy) Spirit Bear Nikita ( girl)

Look how the puppies have grown from my last photo of them that I posted in May.
The puppies are full of energy now and doing very well at doing their business outside. Hurray! Soon they will be going to their new forever homes. Two are scheduled for show homes and Spirit Bear Nika has only recently been announced as available. So I expect he will find a new home soon. Pride will be going to a show home in Saskatchewan and Nikita is going to a show home in West Virginia. I am very pleased with these puppies, their personalities are equally as impressive as their beauty. Coton de Tulear's love attention  and when you have puppies in the house the days are full of laughter from watching their playful antics. 


Friday, June 21, 2013

Spirit Bear Cloud Catcher


Spirit Bear Cloud Catcher "Snoopy"
Dam: Spirit Bear Lil Snow Drop
Sire: International Mulit- Champion Cotonkiss Versace
owned by Adrianne Dering 
of Hopecrest Cotons in West Virginia.

                                   Born August 19, 2012

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lil Snow Drop puppies continue to blossom! ♥

This is an exceptional litter coming from
 CKC Ch Spirit Bear Lil Snowdrop and  CH Hopecrest's Highfield Chieftan
( Chieftan is owned by Adrianne Dering of Hopecrest Coton's  Virginia, USA.) 



Lil Miracle looks like a little baby bear!

Lil Miracle is full of kisses, loves to be cuddled and brings
everyone who picks her up so much delight... ♥


Lil Miracle FOUR weeks old

Spirit Bear Lil Miracle just get's prettier by the day! ♥


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spirit Bear Lil Snow Drop and Ch Hopecrest's Highfield Chieftan have puppies♥

Ch Hopecrest's Highfield Chieftan CM (Chief) 
♥Announcing Spirit Bear Cotons newest litter ♥ Cdn Ch Spirit Bear Lil Snow Drop (Lousha) and Ch Hopecrest's Highfield Chieftan CM (Chief) are the proud Sire and Dam of three beautiful puppies. First one BOY, Second one GIRL, Third BOY. All puppies white. Thank you to Adrianne L. Dering of Hopecrest Cotons for the use of her beautiful boy as stud for Lil Snow Drop. Puppies born April 16, 2013

 Cdn Ch Spirit Bear Lil Snow Drop (Lousha)

Puppies one day old 

Puppies two weeks old
Should you be interested in a puppy contact me through my website
www.spiritbearcotons.com 

re: Spirit Bear Cotons has "Puppies"

Spirit Bear Lil Miracle 
Lil Miracle was born April 11, 2013 at 10:30 PM. Kitasoo only had one puppy and Lil Miracle is strong and growing quickly as she is getting all of the milk for herself. She is extremely calm and beautiful puppy. Her coat is very thick and beautiful. 
CKC Champion Esprit de Tulear Spirit Bear (Sire) 
Polana Kitasoo Spirit Bear ( Dam)