Freda whelped 9 pups on January 6, 2006. Second stage labor began around
4:00 AM, and the last pup was born around noon. They are active and
strong, with good appetites. The reddish tint in some of the photos
is from the heat lamp. Watch for an update of "Week One" at
the end of the week. Click on the thumbnails on ROW 1 below from
left to right to view newborn photos
The photos at the left, were taken when the pups are 8 days old.
The past week had entailed eatting, sleeping, and doubling in size.
The pups are very strong and healthy with hardy appetities! Freda
is doing well in producing quality milk production at this point.
This week, the puppies opened their eyes and became a little
more active (as you can see in the mini-movies to the right).
They are beginning to walk around, though they are a little wobbly
now, but that will change very soon. They received their first toenail
This week, the puppies began to hear and started reacting to
sounds. They also started a little barking. Also received their
first worming and another toenail trimming. The pups have been introduced
to some solid food, and are receiving two "puppy food meals"
a day plus Mom's milk. Notice in the photos to the left that
we have enlarged their puppy box for more room.
This week, the puppies are very alert and responsive. Also,
they now have "teeth", which Freda doesn't like, so she
has decided it's time to start WEANING! The pups are doing well
and eatting moistened puppy food, and of course... they expect a
bedtime story every evening after their last meal!
This week is the turning point for the puppies. They are now
weaned from Mom and eatting three meals (plus snacks) per day. They
are playing and running, wrestling and beginning to have fun with
each other. Sibling socialization... is in full swing!
The pups are really growing and very playful now. Last weekend,
the pups learned to go inside and outside using the "doggie
door". On Friday, 2/17/06, we gave them their first "puppy
shots" and another worming! They also received another toenail
NOTE: Pups have colored collars
for ID now:
Yellow, Pink, Aqua, Dark Pink
BOYS: Blue, Light
Blue, Green, Maroon, Purple
The pups are doing well, and enjoying running and playing and
biting and pulling each other's tails. Some ears are standing
The pups had a very busy week! On Saturday, the pups was wormed
again, on Monday, they got tattooed in their right ear, for permanent
identification. Thursday, they received their second set of puppy
shots and a toenail trimming. And on Friday, some pups began going
to their new homes!
Most of the pups have gone to their new homes now. Navigator
has joined the ranks of "Aggie Guide & Service Dog
- In Training" and is living with his Puppy Walker.
We still need to find Ninja Moose and Nitro a good and loving
home. Click on the link to the right to see the Ninja and
Ninja Moose (a.k.a. Rebel) has found a loving home and is doing
well. Nitro is still looking for the "right" family
for him. Even though Nitro is "home alone" with his
siblings gone, he has been busy learning to sit, platz, and
shake hands "howdy". He does well with getting his
toenails trimmed and is learning to heel on the leash. Click
on the link to the right to see the details of Nitro.
NITRO is SOLD
"N" LITTER UPDATE:
To see how the pups have grown up, click
on the thumbnails below to see some of the pups from
COLORS: Nakita &
Nicolai are SABLES. Ninja Moose is a DARK SABLE.