Weekly "Pupdates" are posted below on Fridays by 5PM The 1, 2, 3 & 4 Week Pupdates will include weights and a general litter update. At 4 Weeks, ID collars go on the pups (prior to this we avoid any sort of collar or color coding dye for their safety). The 5 & 6 Week Pupdates will include weights and brief description of each pup as their personality emerges. The 7 Week (Final) Pupdate will include weights, personality descriptions, temperament testing, and vet checkup results.
Stella's crew is doing very well with their transition out into the larger dog room- they are taking everything in stride. These busy babies have really started to toddle about their infant pen and we have had quite a few escapees lately, so we will be removing their "crib" and introducing them to their toddler pen today. Sometime in the next 5-10 days we will introduce their first litter pan to start with litter training (which will help YOU with house training as they get older)!
**Just like human babies can get eye/ear infections, young puppies can too! Puppies are especially prone to conjunctivitis (an eye infection) when they are in the process of opening. Mr. Green has conjunctivitis in his right eye. We expect a full recovery and we are being advised treatment by our veterinarian so he will not be in the photo lineup this week... no flash photography for sensitive eyes!
Ms. Purple: 790 grams Ms. Yellow: 782 grams Mr. Blue: 888 grams Ms. Pink: 724 grams Mr. Green: 800 grams Mr. Red: 763 grams
Stella's little ones are beginning to get their peepers! They have been moved to our larger dog room so that they can take in the sights and smells of our busy household (the TV, dinner being made, other dogs, etc). Stella is being a great mommy, she is protective and loving with her little ones.
Ms. Purple: 607 grams Ms. Yellow: 610 grams Mr. Blue: 642 grams Ms. Pink: 645 grams Mr. Green: 591 grams Mr. Red: 599 grams
Stella's brood is doing well! All gaining rapidly and mommy is doing a great job (as usual for lovely Stella)!
Ms. Purple: 413 grams Ms. Yellow: 402 grams Mr. Blue: 420 grams Ms. Pink: 422 grams Mr. Green: 381 grams Mr. Red: 389 grams
Stella delivered 6 beautiful babies on 8/23/19! She had 3 boys and 3 girls, all chunky and healthy! Most are primarily red/apricot in color, but a couple boys have abstract white markings. Stella was supposed to deliver in a special whelping area- but mommy Abby is right next door and she was upset by the baby sounds in the other room, so Stella is in a temporary pen in our bathroom right now :) She will be moved back to the proper area once both girls realize that all babies are not their babies!
Ms. Purple: Curly red/apricot female with a few white chest hairs. 253 grams Ms. Yellow: Curly red/apricot female with a tiny white marking on her forehead and chest. 258 grams Mr. Blue: Wavy to curly red/apricot male with abstract (white) markings on his forehead and chest. 258 grams Ms. Pink: Curly red/apricot female with a few white chest hairs. 298 grams Mr. Green: Wavy to curly red/apricot male. 241 grams Mr. Red: Curly red/apricot male with abstract (white) markings on his forehead and chest. 222 grams