Wednesday 10 July 2013

Mother and Puppies Update - Week 1

Isabell's puppies are growing like weeds! She is doing extremely well as a first time mom and has even decided to introduce them to her favourite toy (which also happens to be elongated and soft :) - picture 2). We also suspect our little chocolate pie male may end up as a cream pie, his coat has already started to lighten so time will tell.

Jenna on a life jacket :D

Keeping it cool at the cottage and enjoying life

Sunday 7 July 2013

We have big news :)

They Are Here!

After days of waiting and false suspicions Isabella finally delivered four beautiful little pups Saturday afternoon, July 6th. We are so excited and proud of our girl, Isabell was wonderful through the whole process and delivered all four puppies within an hour and a half. Mom and babies are resting and relaxing, everyone looks healthy and happy.

How it went down....
Days ahead of Saturday Isabell had become fully attached to a corner in the spare bedroom. So, respecting her wishes we promptly set up some of her comfy favourite blankets. And then waited... waited... and waited some more. On Friday evening we came home to all the blankets amazingly arranged into a lovely nest with raised sides. Our anticipation built as evening came on. Boy were we wrong, after a sleep deprived night there were again no puppies. 

The next day in the afternoon around 2 pm I happen to be checking on her. She let out a little cry so I called my mom over to give her some reassurance and check on her. Isabell adores my mother, often following her around the house and gently pulling on her pant legs like a little girl. She immediately started to relax, laid down, and decided to take advantage of the back rub and rolled over for a tummy rub. We laughed and thought to ourselves, "hehe, another false alarm". We suddenly realized that contractions had started. Within only about 10 minutes Isabell had already delivered her first pup. 

The Litter - For Sale!!!

We are so pleased with this first litter in terms of variety. The rare chocolate or cream piebald is so neat, fondly nicknames "cow", he also has two small cream patches on his face and chest, and one back leg coloured and the other white. We are uncertain as to whether he will look like his father (cream pie), or be a chocolate pie at this point. This boy is big and healthy, hopefully he doesn't push around the girls to much ;). The two black and creams are almost twins however one was born first and the other third, these two are going to be beauties just like their mother :), one difference though is their cream points are brighter than moms. When mom was a puppy she almost was entirely black but lightened up with age. Finally, to our surprise Isabell has produced a lovely little shaded cream/red. She has a base coat that is cream with hints of red, black flecking throughout, and adorable cream points on her legs and muzzle. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine at this age exactly how the coat will develop. She will likely have nice black feathering, especially on the ears, this is referred to as shading.

Female - Black and Cream
Female - Black and Cream
Female - Shaded Cream

Male - Chocolate or CREAM Piebald 

If you are interested in a puppy please contact us! If you have already inquired about one, we will be e-mailing you. More pictures of each individual puppy are shown on the for sale page.