Puppy Development Series 2 – Exercise for the Little Guys

On July 15, 2015, Lancelot x Bridget had a litter of  borzoi puppies. The “Irish Airs” litter will be the subjects of a series of posts about early puppy development  here at Aria.  Watch them grow up and learn how you can use puppyhood experiences to help build confident, resourceful adult dogs that handle stressors well and are emotionally solid in a wide variety of situations.

Exercise for the Little Guys

When puppies are very young, their world is very small.
When puppies are very young, their world is very small.

When you are a nursing puppy, there’s very little to your entire universe. Your mother, your littermates, a small area, possible a few toys and textures to interact with.  Oh, and those magical two legged creatures called humans! Life is a cycle of eat, play, sleep and grow.  And that’s just fine – all is, as it should be.

At this age, your body and brain are growing very quickly that eat-sleep-play-grow is about all you can handle. But soon, wonderful new vistas will open to you!  Bigger pen, new and even more exciting toys, more humans, other dogs and even, yes… the great outdoors!

Rest up, little guys.  It’ll all be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Adoption Spotlight – “Freckles”

“Freckles” – Available to a Show, Performance or Companion Home 

If you’ve been looking for a promising bitch for conformation, coursing and general companionship, you’ve got to check out Freckles. She’s speedy, athletic and correct, all wrapped up in a polka-dotted package.  Seriously – look at all that ticking!

Freckles at 11 Weeks
Here’s her 11 week front.

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Here’s her 8 week photo

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

This is Freckles.

Freckles shows a lot of potential in both coursing/performance and also in conformation, but also possesses a confident, people pleasing personality.  If you’d like to see a pedigree or find out any more,  check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

 

 

The stalk, before the POUNCE!

“2 Spot” – Adoption Spotlight

“2 Spot” – Available to a Show, Performance or Companion Home 

Two Spot at 11 Weeks

Two Spot’s the kind of puppy that likes to be noticed, and she doesn’t miss much, either!   She’s one of the first ones to check things out and interact with new things in their area.  

Two Spot at 8 weeks old
Two Spot, checking out the Adventure Box!

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Two Spot’s gonna do what Two Spot’s gonna do! And right now, she’s mugging for attention.

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

Oops! Two Spot’s outta gas… nap time.

Two Spot would be happy to be your companion, but would also welcome a challenge like the show ring, coursing or other performance activities.  If you like the inquisitive type, this could be the little girl for you.   If you’ve been waiting for JUST the right borzoi to share your life with, , check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

“Oreo” – Adoption Spotlight

“Oreo” – Available to a Show, Performance or Companion Home 

Here’s another lovely young bitch puppy.  Oreo is a fine show, performance or companion prospect, especially if you like symmetrical head markings and lots of white overall.  She’s been getting lots of comments on the “heart” shape she wears on the right side of her tush.  

Oreo at 11 weeks
Oreo 11 weeks front

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Oreo at 8 weeks

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Oreo has a lovely, feminine head with symmetrical face markings.

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

Who could resist Oreo’s perfect little blaze?

Oreo is a lively girl who likes to be in the thick of things.   We think she’d excel at a wide variety of activities.  She likes to give chase and plays well with the other pups. She’s just the right kind of sweet!  If you’ve been waiting for a versatile bitch puppy to share your life with, , check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

Check out that “Heart Heiney!”

Puppy Development Series 1- The Magic of the First Month


On July 15, 2015, Lancelot x Bridget had a litter of  borzoi puppies. The “Irish Airs” litter will be the subjects of a series of posts about early puppy development  here at Aria.  Watch them grow up and learn how you can use puppyhood experiences to help build confident, resourceful adult dogs that handle stressors well and are emotionally solid in a wide variety of situations.

The Magic of the First Month -Individualism

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Little puppy Seamus has escaped the puppy pen and the mauling of his brothers and sisters, to enjoy a dignified nap with mom, Bridget.

Click HERE to see their video! “They’re starting to get interesting!”

Something magical starts happening around the first month of a puppy’s life –  Individualism!  Once their eyes are fully open and they’ve had a little practice moving around on purpose, suddenly, they start to realize that they are a unique entity and can affect the world around them.  This is the beginning of personality, and the seeds of the dog they will become.

They learn their first lessons about touch, texture, bite inhibition and so much more while they’re bumbling about at this age, simply being adorable.  It may not look like much to our eyes, but their little brains and bodies are working overtime to grow and learn.

It’s an exciting time to be a puppy! Yay for individualization!

Introducing “Bandit” – 8 Week Photos -Available!

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of borzoi puppies. Over the next few days, we’ll be doing something a little different with our “Daily Cute” and introducing the girls that aren’t spoken for.  If you’ve considered adding a companion, performance or show borzoi to your life, have a look at THESE cutie pies! 

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about them in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon. We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

This is Bandit.

This is an 8 week old photo of “Bandit.” Better hold on to your heart… your wallet, your keys, and ALL the toys. This little girl is quite the character with her unique markings and irresistible smile.  She’s always ready for some kind of adventure.  She loves a good snuggle, too.  With her speed and energy, she’d love to have a go at lure coursing or another sighthound performance sport.  Bandit is available to a performance or companion home. $1000

Look at that sweet face!

The link to our questionnaire is HERE.

   Feel free to contact us on Facebook at Aria Borzoi to inquire about pedigree or any other questions you might have.