Jules has been bred to the handsome Bluie, GCh. Reverie's Limited Edition, RN, PT, OAP, OFP, CGC. Bluie is a good sized boy with good substance. Bluie has excellent hips and normal elbows and eyes.
The puppies will have registered names that are Fleetwood Mac song titles. We are expecting OUTSTANDING structure and temperment from this combination.
These puppies will be ideal for all dog sport venues as well as family companions. Please follow the links to read more about the sire and dam of this litter.
Puppies were born Sept 29, 2019. We have 4 females and 2 males. All puppies from this litter are spoken for at this time.
Week 1 - Oct 6, 2019
Sept 29 – This was the big day!!! Jules had a temp drop on Saturday Sept 28th and then slept a bit restlessly Saturday night. We woke up early on Sunday, everyone had breakfast
and then puppies began arriving around 9:20 am on Sunday morning. Puppies arrived as follows:
- 9: 20 am 9/29/2019 – Female, Purple, 14.0 oz
- 10:20 am 9/29/2019 – Male, Orange, 12.4 oz
- 11:13 am 9/29/2019 –Male, Blue, 14.4 oz
- 12:09 pm 9/29/2019 – Female, Green, 15.0 oz
- 2:31 pm 9/29/2019 – Female, Pink, 9.2 oz
- 3:49 pm 9/29/2019 – Female, Sage, 12.5 oz
The first two puppies were a bit stressful as Jules was not really sure what was going on as the babies were coming out. This is her first litter.
The first puppy was pushed out but the placenta did not make it all the way out with the puppy. So, we got the puppy out, got it breathing well and it
latched onto a teat – all while still having its’ umbilical cord attached to the placenta, which was still inside of Jules. Uggggg… This hasn’t happened
to me a while – so thank goodness my vet answers her phone when I call her on the weekends… her council was “get some scissors and cut it as close to Jules
as you can”.. so that’s what I did. Thank goodness purple was vigorous and ready to eat! About an hour later, Jules was ready to “half heartedly” have
the second puppy – so we did the same thing all again… she didn’t really push hard enough to get placenta and all out so I had to detach Orange boy from
the placenta too.
After the first two babies were born and nursing, the hormones finally kicked in and Jules delivered the next 4 without my help/intervention.
YEAH!!!! After the first 4 puppies, Jules had them all nursing and doing well. She was cleaning them and starting to settle down. After Green
girl was born, we all took a little rest. At 2 pm, I made her leave the puppies and we went out into the back yard for a walk. She was
concerned about leaving them, but was happy to get out and stretch her legs. I also gave her an injection of oxytocin to help her uterus
contract down to push out any remaining babies and the two placentas that I knew she had retained from the first two puppies.
At 2:31 pm, Pink girl arrived! She is the smallest and had gotten stuff over in a corner of a uterine horn I think! She was little but vigorous
too, and it didn’t take long for her to start to nurse once she was out and had some room to stretch out! The final baby was Sage Girl.
She was the bonus baby! From the xray, I thought 5 for sure, and hoped for 6 and that is what we got. All the babies were out and accounted for.
Jules was a bit awestruck with all these littles to care for but, she has been a GREAT mom from the beginning.
The babies and Jules went to the vet for a quick check on Monday, and they took two rear dewclaws off Blue boy and
one, barley hanging on, rear dewclaw off Pink. No other rear dewclaws. Everyone has both front dewclaws.
Hardly any white on these puppies and I think that black will cover all by the time they are grown.
We started Early Neurological Stimulation and the Early Scent Introduction on Day 3 with everyone. My notes on those are included in the
litter Activity Tracker spreadsheet. That is going as expected. The two boys are more compliant with ENS than the girls. The girls have
much more to say about those exercises. LOL. We have done this with our litters for the past years and feel it is valuable. This year
we have added odor introduction to help build their brains and use their nose even more as they mature. I hope that some of you will pursue
some form of scent or nose work and can provide feedback as to whether these babies seem to be more ‘naturals” at it than others. This first
week, we have gone through Wool, Anise, Tree Leaves, Clove so far. I am alternating a “fresh” scent vs a cotton ball with an oil scent on it each day.
At the end of week 1, Oct 6, the babies are weighing in at:
- Orange Boy – 1# 9 oz
- Blue Boy – 1# 14 oz
- Pink Girl – 1# 3 oz
- Purple Girl – 1# 13 oz
- Sage Girl – 1# 9 oz
- Green Girl 1# 13 oz
They are all growing and gaining. Jules keeps them spotless and content all day and night. I have slept on the puppy porch with them this
week to make sure that she tends to them well and I have a camera that is set up during the day so that I can monitor them too. I am gone
for about 4 hours at a time, and then I am home to let her out, feed her something special and cuddle the babies many times each day.
Mike works from home, so there is someone with the dogs at all times.
Week 2 Update - October 13, 2019
These babies are really big!!! Cathy Lang said it best – Jules milk must be buttercream! These babies have all had a really good week of growth over the past 7 days.
They are all doing well. Eating, sleeping and the other things growing babies do! This week they weighed in:
- • Orange – 3#
- • Blue – 3# 7 oz
- • Pink – 2# (she’s the smallest – but growing like a weed too!)
- • Purple – 3# 3 oz
- • Green – 3# 6 oz
- • Sage – 3# 1 oz
This week focused on ENS and odor introduction. I don’t do scentwork, so you will have to excuse my observation and comments.
They may not be in line with how I should describe the pups reactions - but it’s what I see. I have made comments about each pup in the Activity Tracker.
It’s interesting as sometimes they pups that I think will be interested in a scent don’t seem to be…. So, it will be interesting to watch
these pups grow and see what activities they excel in.
The beginning of week started out with pups that were still just scooting around a little, without much purpose and ended with babies with
their eyes open that are beginning to move with purpose. This next week, their ears will open up and then they’ll have all their
senses beginning to kick in. Today, they all received their first wormer. I use Strongid at 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks and Baycox at 3, 5, 7, 9 weeks.
The group started opening their eyes on day 11 and by day 14 – all have their eyes open. Now, I certainly won’t say that
I think they are seeing well yet, but they have a lot more going on in their little brains now than they did 4 days ago.
Jules is still being an EXCEPTIONAL mother and keeps the box pristine. I would guess that will only last for another
2 weeks or so. They are still very content and aside from a few little squeaks and beginning puppy barks, they
are very quiet. Jules is spending more time out of the box this week, but that is not bothering them. They are
very content. Nice, easy litter.
Next week, I’ll add in their whelping box porch area. That will double their space and will also begin
to give them more to look at as the porch is not solid walls. They will be in box/porch area until week 4-5
and then they will move to an ex-pen for more space. I plan to start supplementing their feeding next
week too. I start at week 3 and just add in 1 or 2 meals a day – that consist of Gerber Baby Rice cereal
and dried goats milk, mixed up with hot water. Starting in week 5- I add pulverized kibble to mix and
slowly take away the baby rice cereal – but still use the dried goats milk during weaning.