Born 18th September 2011 (4 girls, 2 boys)
Sire - Arie (Am Ch Firefly's Are Your Duxinarow) Dam - Brodeur (Foxdown Brodeur at Tollerice)
Hips: A Hips: 14 (8,6)
Elbows: Clear Elbows: 0
Optigen PRA: Clear Optigen PRA: Clear
Optigen CEA: Clear Optigen CEA: Clear
18/9/11 - Brodeur has had her puppies, there were 6 in total - 4 girls and 2 boys. Both mum and pups are doing well.
Pups feeding at 4 days of age.
The pups are now 2 weeks old and have really grown. Their eyes are open and they are starting to become more mobile.
Pups at 2 weeks of age, not great light as it was early in the morning.
The pups are now 3 weeks old and it has been great getting to know the lovely families they are going to be going to in 5 weeks time. The time is flying past. They had a taste of a milky mix last night (only a couple of the girls got stuck in). Today they had their first proper meal, it wasn't as messy as I thought it would be. They are starting to play with each other and interact with some of the toys they now have in the pen. I have also started playing the Sounds Sociable (everyday environmental sounds as well as some frightening ones such as fireworks) CD to them at a very low volume. The volume will increase slightly every couple of days.
Them having a proper solid meal
The pups are now 4 weeks old and half-way through their time with us :-(. They are now developing their individual characters. Currently they are on 2 meals a day with the rest coming from mum but in the following week this will go to 4 meals a day with only a little bit from mum. They have had a few firsts this week with going outside for the first time (not something that will happen much if the weather gets wet and cold), they were also allowed free time in the lounge with the other 2 dogs. They all coped with this very well.
Girl 3 - Red Girl 4 - Pink
5 weeks old now and coming on in leaps and bounds. They are discovering the world around them with their mouths (which can be a bit ouchy so bite inhibition is being started). We are trying to get them outside each day even if only for a few minutes and they get quite a bit of free time - in short bursts - in the lounge. This week sees them getting one on one training and playing time.
Weekly mugshots are getting harder to take as soon as they are put on the photos platform (the sofa) they are off and looking for an escape route.
Unfortunately it now looks like one of the boys will be available, if you are interested please contact us.
2 weeks to go until they start leaving for their new homes. They are growing so fast and are very active and interactive. Clicker training has started and they have also been out socialising this week and getting used to the car.
They have all now got their names (kennel and pet) and new homes to go to apart from Boy 2 (we have called him Crosby so he doesn't feel left out in having a name). If you think you would be a suitable home for him please get in touch.
Next week sees a continuation in socialisation and training (especially bite inhibition)
Boy 1 - Tollerice Ashbee aka Ted Boy 2 - Tollerice Arnasun aka Crosby
Girl 1 - Tollerice Aivazoff aka Kadri Girl 2 - Tollerice Ambroziak aka Jessie
Girl 3 - Tollerice Aubin aka Jessie Girl 4 - Tollerice Antoski aka Meghan
7 weeks old now and had their first experience with fireworks. There is a big display at our local park and the pups didn't react at all to it. They even went out for toileting and didn't react to the few bangs that were going on which is brilliant.
Training is going well and they pick new things up quickly. They have been out in the car on their own to the local pet shop for socialising.
Next weekend the puppies start going to their new homes, it will be sad to see them go.
Ted - Tollerice Ashbee Crosby - Tollerice Arnasun
Kadri - Tollerice Aivazoff Jessie M - Tollerice Ambroziak
Ted and Jessie M went to their new homes this weekend and we have had updates from their families that they have both settled in well. Very proud of these two.
Crosby has now found a lovely family to live with forever; him, Jessie O and Meghan will be going to their new homes next weekend.
Training has been going well and the pups all know what the clicker means and are responding well to it. They are starting to ask to go out to the toilet as well which is really good. They were all microchipped on Wednesday and had a check over by the vet, they weren't phased by this at all.
Ted - Tollerice Ashbee Crosby - Tollerice Arnasun
Kadri - Tollerice Aivazoff Jessie - Tollerice Ambroziak
Jessie - Tollerice Aubin Meghan - Tollerice Antoski
The last 3 pups; Jessie O, Meghan and Crosby all went to their new homes this weekend. Very sad saying goodbye but know we will meet up with them in the future.
The pups were 6 months old on the 18th of March, half of their first year gone already, where does the time go. They are all settled and doing very well in their new homes.
Pictures of them at 6 months:
Ted (Tollerice Ashbee) Crosby (Tollerice Arnasun)
Kadri Jessie M (Tollerice Ambroziak)
Jessie O (Tollerice Aubin) Meghan (TollericeAntoski)
Met up with all of the pups from this litter for a belated 1st birthday party. They are all doing very well in their homes and was great to see them having such fun.
Jessie M and Crosby