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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Puppies are here!

Zoe free whelped 7 puppies (5 blue bitches, 2 black males) today. We had a few issues with some of the puppies and had three D.O.A. blue bitches (all perfectly marked, full white collars and blaze, with a tiny blue dot on the top of their head in the blaze, yes all of them!) due to placenta issues. Surviving are four healthy pups: one half mask blue girl, a blue faced girl, a mismark black dog and a black pup with nice blaze (more like a lightning bolt).

I'm exhausted. More about the whelp tomorrow. Puppies sure are cute but I don't know about this whelping stuff.....

14 comments:

Dawn said...

Congrats on the four pups, and sorry you lost the others. Hope you are doing well.

Alden said...

Well done, Zoe!! And a special welcome to the little black and white mismark, you're in a class by yourself. I can't wait to see pictures!

penni said...

Whelping puppies is not for the faint of heart. I hope the four survivors grow up strong, healthy, and beautiful.

Jules said...

I am glad Zoe is in good shape. I am sorry to hear about the pups that did not make it. Hopefully the 4 that survived will grow up healthy and strong!

Taryn said...

Congrats on your litter!Sorry about the girls who didn't make it! Breeding dogs sure is an emotional rollercoaster! I don't think I could do it. Looking forward to seeing the puppy pictures.

Cindy said...

COngrats Garrett! Here's to the start of a great line of dogs!!! Now get some sleep!

solsticekennels said...

Congrats on the babies, hard to lose any but 4 is a very fun number! Best to all of you.

Sherilyn said...

Congratulations on the new babies, and glad to hear that Zoe is doing well! So sorry to hear about the 3that didn't make it..that's always heartbreaking. Get some rest and then we can't wait to see these little ones grow up! :)

Holly said...

Breeding dogs is a labor of love and so many things can go wrong. So thankful that Zoe and the remaining are fine.

Sharrie said...

I am learning how difficult dog breeding is -- Wow! ---. Sorry about the losses and best wishes for the little ones and Zoe and you.

Karen Valley said...

Sorry to hear about the problems you experienced with your first(?) whelping. Just good to hear that Zoe is okay and the survivors are thriving. Imagine they will be nice and plump in not time at all and causing mischief in the doggy ranks.

RegentCardis said...

I have lost a puppy with each of my litters, but still feel it is well worth the effort. I am glad to hear that Zoe and the crew are doing well. Hope the fun now begins for you. :)

Ginny MacDonald said...

So sorry about the lil girls you lost. *hugs* Glad everyone else is doing wonderfully, Great job Zoe! :-) Get some rest when you can mate, babies are exhausting lol!

Baledwr said...

At least 4 won't drive you totally batty for a first litter. Love the blue faced girl's markings. Good luck!