Nova has been bred to Asher for an Aug/Sept Litter! We will do an ultrasound early-July to confirm pregnancy. We have a list started for their puppies, if you are interested please fill out our Puppy Application on our "Puppies" page.
Hope gave birth to a healthy litter Saturday April 29th! As of day 10 they are thriving and have doubled their birth weight. We weigh them twice daily, and clip their claws every 3-4 days. We are currently doing Early Neurological Stimulation and Early Scent Introduction days 3-16. Puppies are gently held, stroked, and loved daily. Their eyes and ears should be opening in the next few days.
We have one male puppy available. Please fill out our puppy application if interested.
Hope is finally in heat, we've been taking her to our vet for regular progesterone testing and will breed her in the next 2 weeks when she's ready.
Happy New Year!
For those on our waitlist, or looking for a puppy, we are planning to breed Hope this winter when she comes into heat. She will be bred to the handsome "Flynn", Alubyc Prime Suspect of Show-Me-Goldens, from Missouri. He is a certified Therapy Dog, and he's proven in the show ring in conformation, rally, and nosework. He also comes from the same breeder our one of our other girls Nova comes from, Alubyc Kennels in Australia. I love the structure and temperament of these Alubyc dogs! We are very hopeful and excited for this litter!
We also plan to breed Nova to Asher around March/April for a summer litter. These should be beautiful, good-natured pups!
Pending health clearances, Oakley will be bred later this year as well.
Happy Fall, everyone! I’ve had a few inquiries and emails recently asking when we expect puppies next… our plans are to breed Hope and Nova later this winter which would mean puppies ready for homes in spring 2023. One or both girls will be bred to outside, approved studs (which also meet our high standards for breeding). All dates and plans are approximate as there are a lot of biological variables in breeding, and some we do not have a lot of control over. Please fill out an application under our 'Puppies' page if you are interested in being on our waitlist. Thank you!
Hope has been bred to Asher, we will confirm by ultrasound late March. Her puppies should be due late April, and ready for homes at 8 weeks mid-June. If you are interested in one of our puppies, please check out our 'FAQ's' and 'Puppies' pages for more information, and fill out our puppy application on the 'Puppies' page.
It looks as though Hope is FINALLY coming into heat! If all goes well, we will breed her with Asher this month, with puppies due late April, and ready for homes mid-to late June. If you are on our waitlist, you may contact us with any questions, or let us know if you are/are not still interested at this time. We will contact you soon with any update of progress. Thank you!
Lots of outdoor time every day, and indoors in the evening and at night! Puppies are becoming more agile, learning to go up and down the 3 steps on the back deck. We put the crates in their indoor pen and outdoor yard, as well as the outdoor igloo, and put kibble in them to entice the puppies to sniff and forage for it, incentivizes them to be in the crates/igloo. We put the wobble disk out and some puppies climbed on it immediately, some observed and took their time to approach. We are doing daily 'manding' sessions, where we capitalize on the puppies' natural way of 'asking' for what they want (they sit and look at you--it's very subtle, until you have all puppies doing it at once, then it looks like magic!) and rewarding them for it with kibble or cream cheese treat. Today we did a brief 'resource guarding prevention' session- we give the puppy a raw beef bone (super tasty!!) and then gently take it away and give them another tasty treat to reward them for giving it up, then give the bone back. This helps the puppy realize that when I take away their "prize", it's not always a bad thing and they do not get possessive and defensively guard the prize. Puppies are six weeks and receive both 6week deworming and a coccidiosis preventative.
.Sorry I missed posting the 4 week update here because I was having technological difficulties. During week 4 Puppies were started on puppy soupy-mush 1x/day which we have gradually made thicker over the week, and then added a 2nd meal. Mama Hope has been weaning them and spending less time with them, and big 'sister' Nova (unrelated) has been allowed to play with the puppies for short supervised periods. We took the puppies to different rooms in our house for play and exploration. At 5 weeks we began bringing the puppies outdoors to a penned area for them and they LOVED it. No hesitation about exploring and being out on the grass. We started with short playtimes but have extended their outdoor time more and more. During the heat wave last weekend we had them outdoors early in the morning and brought them in to the AC with fans on indoors. The puppies each received their second dewormer, and 2 quick baths in the sink in the last week. They love playing in the big yard now, and playing in the kitchen where we bring in new objects to investigate each day. They have been introduced to the riding lawnmower (not too close to their pen) and while unsure of it at first, were quickly distracted and gave me their attention when I brought out cream cheese treats.
The Sweet 7 are 3 weeks old! Now that their eyes and ears are open, they are so much more interactive and playful! They still sleep MOST of the time, but they wake up for 15 minute spurts and toddle around, chew on each other, try to play or wrestle, but it's in slow motion and so cute. They are finding their voices and have started howling, that's our favorite, there's not many things cuter than 3 week old puppies howling together. Their teeth are starting to erupt, and they have tripled and some almost quadrupled their birth weights so we have begun feeding them once a day a puppy milky-soup of puppy milk replacer and soaked puppy food blended together. They loved it right away and were lapping it up so we knew they were ready for it! In a couple days we will go to feeding twice a day, and gradually make it thicker, then 3 times a day as mama Hope gradually weans them and they need more than just milk. We've made several changes to their area, removed the box, removed most of the towels and replaced with pee pads, made a distinct sleeping area and potty tray area, and add/change out different items and toys several times a day. We've also been holding them throughout the day, had family and close friends over for very short supervised visits to hold them (we have a process and protocol for visitors to manage incoming germs/puppy viruses/careful handling). We continue to trim their claws, and introduced them to the nail dremel tool. All sounds are new to them as their ears have just opened and we will be introducing new ones each day-the vacuum cleaner, blender, loud children (lol), classical music, hair dryer, as well as recorded sounds of animals, alarms, thunder, etc