Committed to the improvement of the breed by breeding for health, temperament and better structure in dogs that have the ability to herd.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

There will be puppies

Daisy has been about 43 days since her first breeding but she had a long heat, flagging still after seven days of it. Since she is constructed differently than Zoe and Ell, and has more hair....., It was hard to really figure out if she was just gaining weight from my feeding her more often, of if she was really bred.

I had hints of it. She lays differently in her crate now, she is more standoffish outside when playing with the other dogs, etc. So we went in to get an ultrasound just to make sure. The puppies were so well formed at this day/stage we were able to see beating hearts! How cool! The vet saw at least 6, which is perfectly fine with me!

Her approximate due date would be between Easter Sunday (of all the days!) and the first of May.

I'm looking to have a theme that I can use, plus have the registered names have a common thread. Last litter was the 'rules' litter and they all started with "B". This will be the "C" litter and need to think of something clever. that's always my hardest thing. themes. I'm too specific maybe.


Ashley said...

Maybe a spring/flower/plant theme would be appropriate given momma's name! Especially given the due date. That would be cute. I also thought of maybe a cartoon theme...and I don't know why that stuck out in my head, but it did. hehe =]

penni said...

Hurray! More babies. I'm looking forward to watching them grow.

Dawn said...

Since its spring and momma is a flower and your a gardenter, what about flowers/plants as your theme?

I hope your litter is fabulous.

Traci said...

Who was she bred to, Garrett? Congrats, and good luck with your new litter!! :)