I feel really good about my description from earlier in the week. Blue is so happy and out going. Probably the alpha but he has a shy side. Once he is confident he is right there. Orange is the middle man. Always in the pack following everyone. He will be a follower. Green is the observer. He watches everything. Just sits and watches. Black is the laid back sleeper. Yellow is the silly sassy girl. Red is also a watcher. She likes to sit and observe before joining in. Purple and pink are like twins. Hard to tell a part. The good time girls. Goofing and playing.
this is the happiest litter I’ve ever had. Tails always going. They love people. As soon as they hear my voice they are awake. I’m excited about this litter. Maggie has the best personality. I really think the pups are just like her. This silly goofy playful soul that likes to give hugs and snuggle.
Pick weekend always comes up so fast. I can’t believe they are 5-1/2 weeks old. I’m really starting to see personality in each one. The good news I haven’t had a litter with this much consistently in a long time. Between weight and personality they are like 8 little twins. Seriously. All are very happy puppies. Tails wagging all the time. Especially blue. He is so happy his butt waddles too. He is a little shy with loud noises. But comes back right away. Black is my looker. He is always sleeping or watching everything going on. Green is a little more independent. He will go off and fall asleep in the crate or play by his self. Orange is the follower. He wants to see what everyone else is doing. Yellow is a fun and sassy little girl. She holds her own. Pink is playful and always engaging with someone to play. Purple is the funny girl. Silly. And red is my kisser. She comes running and wants to snuggle.
these are just quick little blurbs and I’ll do more as the week goes on.
I am so happy with the way litter 11 is gaining weight and growing. Having 12 pups and willow could only nurse 8 at a time so they rotated. I don’t like to supplement food if I don’t have too. I’m a firm believer that introducing foreign foods too early causes allergies. So when I pulled willow at 4 weeks the pups were thin. So I did the normal feedings at 4 times a day. Increasing each feeding till I saw diarrhea then backing it off a little. But I still wasn’t happy with how thin some where. So I decided to free feed. I don’t usually do this. I really worry about diarrhea. But to my suprise they all had and have nice firm poo. And they are gaining like crazy. Each one feels nice and filled out. I can’t wait to weigh everyone tomorrow. I know the gains this week should be much larger than last weeks. They all feel fantastic. Only down side is they are not as eager to take my treats for training as most litters are. Over the next week I will transition them back to formal feedings and times. So it’s easier to go home. We have been potty training all week. They are doing fantastic with this. Crates should arrive tomorrow and we will start in pairs.
We have been busy. Everyone is enjoying going outside. We started early in the week just on the concrete. By today they got to explore the whole yard. They learned to go up and down the 3 steps at the door. I place a very big soft bed at the bottom so no one can get hurt. They do tumble still. I’m working on the clicker. When it’s time to come in I click and they are to come in. I will be introducing treats Saturday. This helps with wanting to come in. They are to sit when they come in for treat. So this is the next training task I will be working on. More pictures to come this weekend. Hopefully it stays dry and we can be outside a good bit. I ordered all the crates and going home items today. So by next weekend I will be making up the bags to get ready.
It will be a crazy 2 days. So be patient with me. So far red (ginger was selected by the Hoover family. I will try to keep up dating fb page as each is selected.
I’m so sorry this is so late. I did lots of one on one today then one last group play. I gave them baths and did pictures. So I could evaluate one on one. Then we did one last play session tonight. I even ran the vacuum to see responses. I don’t have any pups being placed for therapy this litter so I didn’t do the volhard test. Instead I do my own little tests. This is what I have observed below. I also have my first round of picks done for everyone. I’m now working on pick 2 and 3. I’ll finish that tomorrow. Remember it’s ultimately your choice. But I’ll me very real and honest. The good news I don’t see much outliers. I really don’t. I don’t see anyone I’m upset worried about placing. Either way shy or way outgoing or clingy. Nothing. And I have had litters like that. I always tell the story of brown litter 4 and him screaming through the glass door while I sanitized the floor each morning because he wanted to be with me. I don’t see anyone that’s real hard headed either. Like curly was. Like Becca was. These make great moms by the way. They seem to chill at about 3 months old and are fantastic pups and then moms. As long as you stay in control and they know you are the owner/boss they are fantastic dogs. It does take a stronger owner to keep them in line so you don’t get walked on. Anyway I’ve rambled enough. Hear it goes in no particular order.
Pink. She is the investigator. She has no problem seeking things out and exploring. She played with Becca most of the evening and was not scared of her size or rough play.
Wine. She is the snuggle girl. She likes to be held and made over. Loved and cuddled.
Blue. He had a toy every time I seen him. He was playing with something and stayed occupied.
Red. She is a little reserved. Not the first to run to stuff. Stayed back and watched what was going on. She liked to sit at my office chair and watch the others.
Orange. He was always playing with someone. Sometimes grey sometimes the girls but always with someone. So I consider him social.
Grey. He is just gentle. He plays with the larger pups mostly but never rough considering his size. He is very gentle and easy going. Laid back.
Yellow. She preferred to follow me. Not always under my feet but not far from me. If I moved she did too. She is quiet.
Tan. He likes to play with the other little ones. Him and purple and white all look alike and seem to group together. I consider him social and he gets along with the others well.
Brown. Another explorer. He was up on the window for awhile. He had no problem investigating and checking everything out.
Green. He is probably the alpha. I know his size you wouldn’t think this. But the alpha is the protector that everyone respects. He was snuggling wine when she was cold earlier today. He is not scared to stand up to the bigger ones but he does this to protect his honor. To show he is in charge. He takes care of all his members.
White. She is playful and a little shy with the vacuum. She preferred to go back in the crate when I turned it on. She wants to be with me the most. She is content being a lap dog and loved.
Purple. She actually chased the vacuum. Loved it. Not scared of any noises. She is playful and most pictures you will see white following her lead.
We had a great day. Lots of playing and eating. This litter seems to get very messy while eating so I purchased a larger bowl for them. It seemed to help. See fb for the video on eating this evening. We played in the pen and out of the pen. I’m still making notes and watching. I’m going to wait till tomorrow to post more on personalities. I’ll be doing individual pics and weights tomorrow. Each will get a quick bath and toenails trimmed. Then I will blog. Stay tuned and have a great evening.
3 days. I have 3 days to get personalities on paper. I’ll tell you guys what I’m seeing. What it means. I try to be very transparent but sometimes people read into what I say. So please ask before you assume it’s bad behavior if I’ve said something that alarms you. An outgoing pup doesn’t mean a crazy pup. Actually they make great service candidates because they are not shy. They want to be with people and please. Usually easier to train than a super shy pup that shys away from noises and things.
Purple is most outgoing. She wants to play and wants to be out with me. White is next. She really enjoys investigating and playing. Grey is a gentle soul. Let’s others eat and snuggle with him. Pink is on the move. She wants to see what’s going on. She will wonder around occupying herself. Green would like to be the dominate one. He will not let anyone push him around. He keeps them in check. I will blog more on the others as the day goes by. I don’t want to say something that then changes before Friday. Each play time I’m watching what is going on.
Willow is due today. I still have a couple openings on her waitlist because it’s a very large litter. Please contact me for waitlist. I will update website when litter is born. I expect 20-35lbs pups with both wavy and curly coats. This is an exact repeat of litter 7. And will be the last litter with openings this year. We won’t have any more availability till late spring 2020.
Hopefully I don’t make this too confusing. I just didn’t want to publish people’s names with out permission. So here it goes. I will list each puppy. Then I will list an appt time. And last will be a letter. A for my first pick. B for my second pick. C for my third pick if I have one. Remember, some people are easy to match and some are not. I take into consideration everything you have told me about gender, coat, temperament. You are welcome to select any pup and I will tell you my honest opinion pros and cons. Good news, I don’t see a wide variety in personalities. I’m not seeing any anxiety or shyness. And I’ll make this announcement, the only crazy pup is pink and I’ve decided to keep her. She is head strong, outgoing, and will make a good mom one day. She reminds me so much of grandma Bella when she was a pup. I call her crazy but it’s not that she is crazy. She will just be a fun playful pup. I had my eye on a much calmer settled girl but my best moms have been head strong and out going. Curly was the same way. They are smart. Too smart. And protective. And they just seem to mature and settle down very quick. So Curlys pink Girl will be eliminated from selection. She will eventually be placed in a guardian home.
Curlys litter 9
Purple- s10a, 9b
red- 9a, s10c
blue- 1a, 3b
green- 3a, 11b
teal- 11a, s12b
tan- s12a, 5b
orange-5a, 1b, s10b
Dollys litter 10
fusia- 10b, s11b