Lynn Philipp - NW

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  • #35625
    Lynn Philipp
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    Hello all,

    Our Nana is pregnant with minimum 6 puppies!! The next puppy count appointment is the x-ray scheduled on Saturday 06 February 2021. This Swiss Cheese litter is due on Saturday 13 February 2021. We are still accepting applications: https://www.swisschinookdogs.ch/owning-a-chinook

    I’m doing my best to prepare. If there’s anything anyone wants to share or help us with, please send it to info@swisschinookdogs.ch or let me know via this forum whether with regard to pregnancy, whelping, raising puppies, contracts etc.

    I’m so excited!!! Have so much to do and so little time, plus our 2.5 year old twin boys so this should be fun! lol!

    Lynn Philipp
    Swiss Chinooks

    #35623
    Lynn Philipp
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    We have completed our second attempt at breeding Manuk and Nana in mid-December 2020 (first attempt was unsuccessful mid-May 2020. All of us, people and dogs are ‘newbies’ at this breeding experience). This time around, natural breeding was unsuccessful so we did two artificial insemination procedures. We have our pregnancy diagnosis consultation booked for Wednesday 06 January 2021.

    If all goes to plan, we expect puppies traveling by plane to their forever homes, in-cabin, to be collected at the end of 8 weeks old (estimated to be beginning of April 2021). All other puppies are expected to be collected at the end of 10 weeks old (estimated to be the end of April 2021), unless exceptional arrangements have been made.

    Let’s hope things work out this time. Fingers crossed. X

    Lynn Philipp

    #35597
    Lynn Philipp
    Participant

    Hi Penthea,

    Thanks for caring 🙂 This is the message I posted on another discussion forum “Swiss Cheese”:

    Hello all interested in our Swiss Cheese Litter!

    Swiss Chinooks 1st litter planned for mid-November 2020! An ultrasound (24 June 2020) showed that our Nana is not pregnant. Naturally after all our efforts this is not the result we were hoping for but we are patient and persistent so we have planned a breeding with Manuk and Nana for her next heat cycle in mid-November 2020. If all goes to plan, we expect puppies traveling by plane to their forever homes, in-cabin, to be collected at the end of 8 weeks old (estimated to be middle of March 2021). All other puppies are expected to be collected at the end of 10 weeks old (estimated to be the beginning of April 2021), unless exceptional arrangements have been made. Let’s hope this time it works!

    Lynn Philipp

    Here’s a link to my official Swiss Chinooks kennel where I update my ‘latest news’ section on what’s going on with us here in Switzerland. https://www.swisschinookdogs.ch/

    I’ve got a friend who’s also a vet, hopefully coming to visit us from abroad to help us with the mating bit since that last time was all over the place. Let’s hope it works out this time.

    Kind regards,
    Lynn

    #35579
    Lynn Philipp
    Participant

    I would love to write an article for the Chinook Quarterly about our struggles in trying to establish a kennel and breeding our Chinooks in Switzerland (maybe the first in Europe? No idea, guess so?). Well, this first attempt in May 2020 was unsuccessful. It’s been very difficult to get support locally (vets, specialists on reproduction of dogs, AI, cryobanks (only 1 in the whole of Switzerland!!!) as well as the language and cultural differences between the countries on the European continent (my website is translated into 2 of the 4 Swiss official languages (I’m still working on Italian) and having to correspond and communicate (with visitors from all around Europe) in different languages etc is a challenge, to say the least. I might have found a good vet (only been to her once) after going through about 4 or 5 (there’s little kindness and an unbelievable amount of disorganisation – looks like Switzerland (at least the german-speaking part that I’ve experienced) could do with an update on their veterinary practice. Of course this has been a fantastic learning curve and there’s been enormous help from a few people in the US with information, skype sessions and loads of emailing so that’s kept my hopes up. I always tend to plan ahead so even though this has been planned for 2 years, I’m still quite rusty on getting my dogs to mate (they’re enthusiastic but like probably most virgins, are all over the place, one has to have a sense of humour!). Well, let’s hope there’s more luck with the next attempt in mid-November and hope all the families that have come from all over to visit us, won’t bail out (another very big challenge (vetting applicants)).

    Phew!
    Lynn Philipp

    #35578
    Lynn Philipp
    Participant

    Yes, Nuka and Eya are in Geneva. We met up with them before getting Manuk 6 years ago. We met up again (covered in the Chinook Quarterly page 3 Fall 2016 issue). I know there’s Manuk’s litter mate brother, Neo who lives 3.5 hours away in Germany near the border with Austria and Switzerland (We visited him and his family when Manuk was 6 or 7 months old. Everyone had a great time!). Otherwise the owner of the Chinook/s in Sweden posted by Carie Taylor have not responded to any of my emails so I’m not sure if there’s been some issues with email addresses or spam mail but I’ve made a few attempts to no avail. I was told there was a puppy in Switzerland (Neuchatel) but I never received an email address to get in contact with them either. I have tried to get back to the breeder with the email but they haven’t replied either. If anyone knows the contact details (if it’s ok with the owners) or can contact Chinook owners they know living in Europe about me trying to get in contact with everyone owning a Chinook in Europe, that would be great. Please feel free to give them my email info@swisschinookdogs.ch so they can get in touch if they would like to meet other Chinooks and make contact.

    Lynn Philipp

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    #35577
    Lynn Philipp
    Participant

    Hello all interested in our Swiss Cheese Litter!

    Swiss Chinooks 1st litter planned for mid-November 2020! An ultrasound (24 June 2020) showed that our Nana is not pregnant. Naturally after all our efforts this is not the result we were hoping for but we are patient and persistent so we have planned a breeding with Manuk and Nana for her next heat cycle in mid-November 2020. If all goes to plan, we expect puppies traveling by plane to their forever homes, in-cabin, to be collected at the end of 8 weeks old (estimated to be middle of March 2021). All other puppies are expected to be collected at the end of 10 weeks old (estimated to be the beginning of April 2021), unless exceptional arrangements have been made. Let’s hope this time it works!

    Lynn Philipp

    #35488
    Lynn Philipp
    Participant

    Don’t mean to toot my own horn (not much to toot about really) but we ARE planning our first Chinook breeding in May 2020. Not sure if there are any Chinook breeders outside the US at all but if not, we’re almost sure we’re the only ones in Switzerland if not Europe (not sure about this though since there’s very little communication between European Chinook owners). No idea if it’s too late for any articles to be included in the COA Quarterly or the website but any help with putting ourselves out there or getting help with potential owners for puppies planned for this litter, advice or support on the whole breeding process or just getting connected to other Chinook owners in Europe or outside the US/Canada would be great! I’ve already given an interview to a Finnish journalist for an article they wrote in a ‘rare dog’ magazine in Finland about our dogs and new kennel but it’s all in Finnish of course.

    https://5c62ca4f-da59-47c1-b651-1321458011ed.filesusr.com/ugd/805c92_94c5445f918d45ccaf2c030f33a1f97e.pdf

    Let me know if anyone thinks an article on our new kennel and first planned Chinook litter in Switzerland (and maybe Europe) is a good idea and still possible.

    Lynn Philipp

    #35487
    Lynn Philipp
    Participant

    Hi Carie,

    Sorry for the 2 year delay in replying. It’s been a long, personal journey since your response. I tried contacting Elza via the email you provided back then for the last year or so but I have not had one reply from her. I wonder if my emails just landed in her spam mail because she doesn’t know I exist. Any chance of you letting her know that I’m trying to contact her?

    Regards,

    Lynn Philipp

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