Mating 27th March-pups due 29th May. Away 22nd July
After 30hrs of stage one labour, ARWEN gave birth to her first pup at 1.30am on the 30th. Last pup delivered at 5.30am. Six all black very healthy pups, four boys and two girls. Vet came to check pups and ARWEN and pronounced very healthy pups and ARWEN was in excellent condition. All are feeding well and putting on weight.
Mating 4/5th April.. Pups due 5th June.
Away 31st July
HEAVEN IN LABOUR . It is just gone 3am. Heaven was 30hrs in stage one labour then started to produce pups at 2.30 in the afternoon. With resting gaps of 4hrs she has produced 9 so far-four in the garden! Update. Last one at 9.30am Sunday. Total 10. THATS IT!
The first three days are critical in a new born pups life. Because Heavens litter were born three days premature we are having to pay special attention to their weight gain and feeding. One lost weight and after a trip to the vets to give him a thorough check over we were very worried as physically he was fine with a very strong suck and no apparent problems. He has suddenly started to put on weight but we will allow him to feed from Heaven by himself six times a day in order not to be bullied of a teat. All other pups are gaining weight nicely and Heaven being a great mum although still very tired.
We will be in contact with clients in about seven days to arrange times to come and choose a pup when we are completely satisfied ALL pups are doing well.
END RESULT. ARWEN 4 BOYS AND TWO GIRLS. HEAVEN FIVE BOYS AND FIVE GIRLS. FOR THOSE THAT HAVE EXPRESSED A PREFERENCE THEY WILL HAVE WHAT THEY HAVE REQUESTED!
COCOA IN SEASON. 1/05/2018. WILL BE MATED 15/5/2018. PUPS DUE 16/07/2018. AWAY 05/09/2018. Successful Mating!
COCOA CONFIRMED PREGNANT!
SO. How will we do it? Yesterday, a second whelping room was completed with heating, medical floor and new whelping box. This still means that for one week we will have two black litters running about in their whelping rooms. COCOAS litter will be born in another room and as soon as the first litter of black pups go, moved in to that room. We face four months now of extremely hard work.
We have already started work on getting the puppy files updated with copies of health and DNA certificates. The more paperwork we can do at this stage the easier it will be in the future.
12th April 2018. Today we put to sleep our wonderful Stella, mother to Isla and Cocoa and grandmother to so many wonderful dogs. Difficult to explain the pain we feel. She will run free now without pain and find PEPSI and TSAR to spend eternity with. Thank you my wonderful girl for all you gave us. You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Your children miss you. Xxx
Every week we receive phone calls telling us sad stories of puppy farms, un-licenced breeding and associated health problems.
Whilst no one can ever give a 100% guarantee of a healthy dog, following and going beyond recommended guide lines can go a long way towards it. ALL of our bitches and ALL our selected stud dogs are hip/elbow scored, eye tested every year and comprehensively DNA tested.
We believe our pups are worth waiting for. We understand the urgency behind every request and will never promise what we can not deliver. With five litters expected in 2018 and three in 2019 all requests will be met and we look forward to placing a puppy in the homes we have approved.
We will be keeping a puppy from ARWENS first litter and keeping a pup from COCOAS last litter and BRONWENS first.
We will always do our UTMOST to accommdate our dogs when owners require BUT ask that we are given as much notice as possible especially during holiday periods.
Walking dogs IS NOT a simple task. These days too many uncontrollable dogs are off lead and whilst we only EVER take two out at a time we are constantly scanning for potential problems which we recognise from experience whilst attempting to give our own dogs an enjoyable walk.
We have now entered the 21st century and are able to accept credit and debit cards although we still prefer bank transfer.
ARWEN, BRONWEN, COCOA, ISLA, HEAVEN
The owner of Arwens sister, PEPPER will also be having a litter. Due in season August. She is FULLY HEALTH TESTED, low hip score and 00 elbows. Eye test clear. Fully DNA tested. Using the same stud as ARWEN with 00 hips and 00 elbows, second generation of each. I will be assisting with this litter.
We will be keeping a black puppy from Arwens first litter and COCOAS last.(to be called STELLA)
BRONWEN. In season November 2018. Pups away March 2019..hip score 10 in total. Elbows 00. We will keep one of these.
HEAVEN IN SEASON July 2019 Pups away November/December 2019. Last litter from her. We will keep a pup from this litter.
ARWEN second litter end 2019.
As soon as the season starts we wait 11 days and then she will have a blood test to confirm ovulation which, in her case is always day 12. They are then scanned again two weeks later to get a vague idea of numbers and see that things are developing normally.
Another room has been converted as an overflow whelping room and a medical floor will be put down shortly.
Busy time ahead.
We are always upset that we cannot fully meet the demand for our dogs which is why we will only guarantee a pup if we know that within the time frame we have given that guarantee can be honoured.
With this in mind, within the next twelve months, and spread evenly throughout that time, we will be having 5 litters. Two chocolate, two black and one mixed.
ALL those waiting patiently for a pup will have one in that time.
Allocating pups is always a nightmare. Even though the bitches are scanned twice prior to giving birth we cannot predict sex or precise numbers. We take the date of booking a pup and then juggle to achieve the best outcome once we know sexes and numbers.
Please bear with us. We believe our pups are worth waiting for.
We are always in the hands of nature.
We look forward to welcoming many more new owners over the next few months and promise the same level of service and commitment that we always give.