CEDARWOODS ZAYDA VOLANTE
Zayda came to us at the age of 6 through the unbelievably generous gift of a dear friend. Zayda is Callie’s half sister by the same sire. When Callie was still with us we had been planning a litter with Cedarwoods Feisty Hector based on a breeding that had been done with Zayda a couple of years earlier. I had seen several of the pups from the Zayda x Hector litter and was very impressed, so we decided that Hector would be a good pairing for Callie and we were going to keep a pup to round out our pack. Unfortunately we never got to have that breeding. I was lamenting about the lost opportunity and decided to call Zayda’s owner and ask if he would be willing to do a re-breed if I took on most of the responsibility. He graciously agreed on the condition that we take Zayda as well. He was getting ready to retire her after a couple more litters and he wanted her to have a nice cushy retirement. She has been a wonderful addition to our family. We discovered this year that she is a pheasant hunting machine. She has a fantastic nose that she has passed on to her pups. Zayda is bold and boisterous with a great love of the couch when she is not in the field. She has many of the same personality traits that Callie had which makes us smile often.