I logged off last night, and went to feed Polly and check on the puppies. They were being really cute, so I did a little video! I hope you can make out the colours of their new collars. Can't believe they will be 4 weeks old tomorrow! Time is sure flying by. Enjoy.
The puppies had their first proper meal this morning, and they loved it! Hopefully this added food will relieve Polly of some of the feeding duties, she has done an amazing job, but they have sucked the excess weight she carried after the birth, right off her! She's been eating like a horse too, which is so unlike her, she is not greedy, unlike Max!
Two of the puppies have a name! Green collar is to be called "Teddy" and Black collar is now known as "Oscar". It's lovely to finally have a proper name to call them by, and I think they really suit them!
The yellow collared black girl has been fully reserved now - she will be off to live with Jill and Keith in Wales.
Teddy (Green) is off to live with Helen, Dave, Luke & James.
Oscar (Black) is off to live with Julie and Ian.
Orange is off to live with Jamie and Sam in London.
Blue is off to live with Michele, Dick, Zolti and Koko in Berkshire
Red has a family coming to visit him on BH Monday and Purple has a lovely couple coming back for a 2nd visit on Sunday morning. I will update availability after the visits next weekend.
I have a Reserves list but it is currently 5 names long. There is already interest in my next litter and future plans, which has blown me away! Thank you all so very much for your lovely comments, I really am enjoying these puppies and the whole experience and am glad it is shining through in my website and emails.
As for my future plans, Polly will hopefully be mated to my new stud dog Toby in at least a years time - depends on mother nature of course, so it could well be later than that, and knowing her it will be... The litter will again be F2's and I would expect a nice mix of colours. I am waiting on the birth of an F1 bitch from a litter due next month, from another Approved Breeder and am hoping that as both parents are red, there may be a suitable red bitch for me! She would then, assuming I am happy with her temperament etc, be mated once she is 14 months old+, which will be late 2016, ready for puppies in 2017. Of course this depends on how long her cycle is between seasons, and timings are just estimated.
Right, I am off to tuck the puppies and 'poos in for the night! I will try and snap some photos and a video of them playing tomorrow.
Night Night xx
A quick update to let you all know that at this time 17.45 Monday 24th August, all 7 puppies are reserved. Some of them are reserved pending coat type, so if anyone changes their mind, I will update as soon as possible.
Many thanks for all your enquiries.
The orange collared black tuxedo girl has been reserved this evening. I have a lady coming to visit the 2 remaining available puppies (black collared blond boy and the yellow collared black girl) on Monday afternoon. Once I know which puppy is still available, I will of course do an update.
The green collared blond boy has been officially reserved today, and I have had 2 enquiries about the remaining 3 puppies, so until they get back to me, I am unable to post a specific availability update at this time. Technically the puppies mentioned in the video are available.
They are awake for a bit longer now, and are already playing amongst themselves and love to come over for snuggles and strokes. I swear their coats are changing on a daily basis!
After yesterdays attempts to escape the whelping box, I have today set up a crate and pen for the puppies and Polly when she is feeding them. They have been playing, and I sat in with them and they all came over for cuddles and the odd tummy rub (red collar boy!) They are really playful already, considering they have only been walking since Monday!
Looking at this photo makes me look forward to Polly's next litter already, because by that time the walls will all have been plastered and painted, and my new cupboards will be installed! However, the puppies don't seem to mind, and the new floor tiles (thanks Dad!) are fantastic. My brief to him and Jim when Polly came into season back at the end of May, was "just make the room functional!" and so far it has served it's purpose well.
I am still getting a steady trickle of enquiries, and today the green collared boy has been reserved, pending a visit later in the week. So there are now 3 puppies available, all have a wavy coat already. 1 boy - black collar (he's the lightest of the blonde boys and a real character! He stood whining at the bars calling to Max, who isn't allowed in the room still and was waiting patiently in the doorway!) and 2 girls, orange collar - black tuxedo (little Miss I will pee next to the paper), and yellow collar - black (our first born, and she has teeth already, as Jim discovered earlier!)
Below are a couple of close up photos of the coats of the available puppies. Once they are 5 weeks old, we should know what coat type they will more than likely end up with.
The puppies have been playing lots today, and I caught one (our first born, yellow collar) attempting to climb out of the whelping box... so I shall be moving them into a crate and pen set up over the weekend. I managed to get a video of them all playing together with Polly, and a few piccies. There are now just 4 puppies available - they are wearing the green, black, orange and yellow collars. Green and Black collars look like they will have curly coats.
1. Yellow collared girl. 1209g
2. Red collared boy. 1340g
3. Black collared boy. 1355g
4. Green collared boy. 1418g
5. Orange collared girl. 1205g
6. Blue collared boy. 1300g (reserved)
7. Purple collared girl. 1220g (reserved)
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