Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Family Photo Album

I love doing genealogical research. I did my own a few years ago and made some amazing finds. I'm working on Rob's now and we've uncovered a few surprises there, too. Unfortunately I don't have photos of many of my ancestors, though I have managed to find a few. I've even had some very helpful strangers take photos of places, buildings, monuments and headstones to add to my collection.

It seems that Portuguese Water Dog people also like to exchange information on their dogs. I've recently received some family photos of Samba and Fudge and thought you might enjoy seeing the family resemblances.

We'll start with Fudge.
This is Fudge's mom, Mandy.

This is Fudge's dad, Kerchak.
Fudge had two brothers. This one is Othello.
We don't have a photo of his other brother Elvis, but he was also all black. Notice that Fudge is the only one in the family that isn't solid black. He's always been an individualist.

Now for Samba's family. Some of these photos aren't very clear, but you'll get an idea of what everyone looks like. Here's Samba.
This is Samba's mom, Reia.
This is Samba's dad, Brilho.

This is a picture of Samba's litter. It's the first look I got at her. She's the one in the back on the far right.
This is one of Samba's brothers. He was not in her litter but was born to her parents in their next litter. His name is Rio.
Doesn't he look a lot like Samba's puppies Sky and Gibson?
Now we're in touch with a couple who adopted one of Samba's sisters. She has the same parents as Samba, but was born in a later litter. Still, look at the resemblance. This is Marin, born 3/9/2004 and died 12/30/2011.
Here is Marin's puppy picture followed by Samba's at the same age.

The next photo is Remy. She's Samba's half sister. Brilho is her dad but she had a different mother. She was born on 8/13/2004.

So we'll keep searching for other siblings to add to our family album. Thank you to everyone who sent me photos and gave me information on my dogs relatives.


Jo's World said...

Marin died at only 7 years old, do you know what she died from?

Some very beautiful dogs in this family!


Jo, Stella and Zkhat

SissySees said...

Neat! We found out a bit about Sissy's family when we learned she had aggressive primary glaucoma. We basically know all about Gretchen's family tree, although we aren't in contact with anyone other than her parents' owners.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's wonderful. Bella and I don't know where any of our families are....Roxy knows three. It's fantastic that you can keep track of the extended family.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

How neat is all of this! Mom says she should really do some searching too. Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning all come from the same breeder. TD and Ciara have the same father. Lightning's mother has the same father as TD and Ciara too. Mom could surely get some pics from their background. Sadly Phantom came from a backyard breeder in Connecticut, no chance Mom would ever find them.

This was such a fun post.

Hope your weekend has been relaxing and Tsar is doing OK.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

bichonpawz said...

We enjoyed meeting the rest of the family!! We don't know anything about relatives of ours...You all had a beautiful family!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Molly the Airedale said...

What wonderful information to have on all of your pups and their families!

Love ya lots,

Anonymous said...

that's totally cool that you have the family album. we're lucky to have parents' photos.


Lapdog Creations said...

Love this post!