Saturday, June 28, 2014

8 weeks old "stacked" pictures of the litter.

I sent Pat Hastings the pictures (5-6 pictures of each puppy) and then she evaluates their structure for me. Pat has written a number of books about puppies and dogs. She has a website, and gives lectures around the country about the importance of good structure in a breeding program.  I wish I could afford to have her come, and actually see and touch the puppies, but I still learn a lot just from her insights from the pictures. 
 Check their individual pages for a lot more pictures.





Thursday, June 26, 2014

7 week old pups

The pups went for an hour's drive and had a Puppy aptitude test done in Eagle Mountain. Bethany did a great job evaluating each puppy. Here is a link to her website.

They said the whole litter tested mostly 3 and 4's. A dog that scores mostly 3's : Accepts human leaders easily, Is best prospect for the average owner, adapts well to new situations and generally good with children and elderly, although it may be inclined to be active. makes a good obedience prospect and usually has a common sense approach to life.
 Great job pups!
 Pups are eating dry Life Abundance Dog food. 
They are also learning to sit for their food.
Maple's family came to take her home and to have their one last chance of playing
with puppies

Maple was very pleased to see her family

The puppies hardly notice Maple is gone, they are to busy running, and playing and learning new things.

The pups like to play in the dirt and water, and play tug of war.

If I call "Here puppies" They come running! 

Maple playing and saying goodbye to her sweet pups.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

6 weeks Old

The puppies had their first set of puppy shots Monday June16th, and I gave them their Heartgard today. They love to play and run. They are now sleeping together in a crate, rather than in the whelping box. They are going outside to potty. They are eating regular Life Abundance Dog food (mixed with some Life Abundance puppy food).  They are learning to SIT.  They mostly come when I call.

Spruce ready for the World Cup  Go USA

puppy love with my granddaughter and Willow


Ash getting loved

Spruce and my granddaughter

Teak during his photo shoot.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

week 5 group pictures

Maple resting outside the whelping box

The pups wish Maple would come on in.

playing outside

on the  little jumper

2 tunnels and a slide and little trampoline... lots of new things to try on week 5

Monday, June 2, 2014

4 week old Pups with Momma Maple

Maple doesn't need to lay down to feed her pups anymore.
The boys are Teak ( black collar) Ash ( red collar)
And Spruce ( Blue collar)
The girls are Jacaranda ( light purple collar) and Willow (yellow collar)
 Look to the left to find the pup's name and see all that pups pictures.
Looking out of the whelping box, 

one getting a meal, one getting cleaned  up.

Play time with Mom

Maple loves her pups, but sometimes enough is enough