After our successful foray into the Championship Show scene I experienced a ten year spell in the Doldrums brought about by the use of a pesticide called Lindane.
This resulted in devastating puppy losses with my prime breeding bitches being ruined for any further breeding. It was a nightmare, but that is another story.
With patience, much expert help, and a degree of trial and error I overcame this trauma and the Picklepegs are once again the healthy and lively little terrors I know them to be. For me it was rather like starting all over again but with the advantage of additional knowledge gained over the previous twenty years.