Despite a good mating with a 50 minute tie, and Skully showing the early stages of pregnancy, she didn’t produce any puppies this time around. We plan to mate her in her next season and are planning to use a proven stud, either a ruby or a black & tan. Her next season is due in March 2013. We also plan to mate Cyda (she is due in season just after Skully). This will be Cyda’s third and final litter, and although she has been an excellent mother and Kennel club rules allow 4 litters, we feel that at nearly five years old she will have earned her retirement.