Dam: Glenyarra Coco De La Mer
Sire: Glenyarra Emperor
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Glenyarra is very happy to announce that Coco has given birth to 8 new babies, 4 girls and 4 boys. Two days early! Mum and puppies doing splendidly. All puppies from this litter have found their forever families.
The parents of each litter have been hip/elbow scored, have clear eye certificates and a healthy heart certificate, and a breeding clearance certificate, all available for you to view when you come to visit your puppy.
Puppies go home with a pedigree certificate issued from Dogs Victoria, vet health clearance cetificate, proof of vaccination card, a microchip and a puppy information pack that includes; food and diet information and a weight chart . A booklet containing loads of tips on raising and training a healthy and well adjusted pup. Free Petplan Health Insurance coverage for six weeks
Welcome to all our new families. Coco is an experienced and attentive Mum. She had a wonderful delivery and 7of our puppies are showing excellent progress. We have a special little girl who we are calling MINNIE...born at 232 grams, less than half of the weight of her brothers and sisters, most likely because of a inefficent placenta. We have been very busy hooking her onto the milk supply every hour around the clock for the last three days...and the great news is that she is a battler and does not appear to have any other health issues at this stage. Pleasingly, she is putting on weight each day and displaying a determination to thrive!
Boys have Green ,Orange, Aqua and Blue collars. Girls are wearing Red, Yellow and Pink collars...MINNIE is too small for a collar at this stage. Minnie will not be offered to any family at this stage .
We have a good variety of coat colors...it is still too early to judge the final coat color but will wait until their ear color comes in over the next weeks...don't be deceived by the lighter pups in the photos ...already I can see color down their backs and around their hips... the dark ones born, don't get lighter.
As you can imagine we are busy, tired and elated at the moment. I will try and call everyone over the weekend ...please be patient at this exciting time...Mum and babies are our main concern in these early days and take an incredible amount of time and energy...and we love it!
Please enjoy the photos of the birth and early days which I will post as soon as I am able.
More photos coming when I work out how to change Heic photos into Jpeg...yes I have a new IPhone!!!...finally worked it out ...Enjoy!
Updates and photos each Tuesday for the next 7 weeks.
One week old today and our babies have put in a hard week of eating and sleeping. All pups have more or less doubled their birth weight which is a wonderful gain and shows they are all thriving. After a crook start to life, Minnie is also thriving, with no signs of any underlying health problems. I have been busy making sure that the bigger pups don't knock her off the teat at each feed...day and night...and it's been worth the effort to see this little girl's grit and determination and awesome weight gain
Puppies have spent most of the first week feeding from Coco about every half hour to hour. A little like human babies who demand feed in the early days then move out to more set feeds as Coco establishes her milk supply. As the week has progressed Coco has started to leave the whelping box to sit and rest away from her satisfied babies for short periods. Coco is looking good and has a large appetite eating 3 meals a day: mince or chicken with rice and veggies and dry food.
At this stage the pups eyes are closed and their ears sealed over so they cannot see or hear. Pups cannot walk yet but drag their chubby bodies around, using their sense of smell to find that magical milk.
Everyone should have received their Puppy Care Notes and Puppy Sales Agreement by email...please let me know if you haven't received these important attachments. No action is required with the Sales Agreement until the pups have been microchipped and you have visited on the Open Day and selected/met your pup. Please enjoy this week's photos.
Two weeks old today our pups have shown fantastic growth with all pups trippling their birthweight. Blue collared boy is the heaviest at 1.4 kilos the rest come in at 1.290 kilos to 1.360 kilos. Minnie has also trippled her weight and comes in at 690 grms. It is unlikely that she will catch her brothers and sisters in the next 6 weeks but does share the same genetics so will likely be similar to the others at maturity. Pups have had their nails trimmed and filed this week for Coco's comfort, as they become like little needles. As you will notice in the photos the puppies' eyes are in various stages of opening. Their ears have come forward and now hang down however, they are not hearing at the moment. Puppies are holding up their heads and weight bearing on their feet as they grow in strength. Coco spends an increased amount of time outside and feeds have moved out to every 2-3 hours. Puppy coats have started to grow in length and more shading has appeared on their faces...they really look like little doggies.
I have put up a photo of a toy that was very robust and popular with the last litter for your consideration...toys that make a "crunchy" sound are also very popular. Pet circle has a good range of robust toys...imagine 3 or 4 pups all pulling on the same toy...is it strong enough? Also be careful about choosing a toy with a squeaker in it...make sure that it is impossible for a pup to get it out...a choke hazard
It has been lovely having a Facetime with all of the new families, meeting you all, seeing where you live and watching the joy you have expressed when viewing Coco and her babies. I hope that you have all enjoyed the video of a 'let down' feed sent to your phones...don't you just love those tails? Please enjoy this week's photos.
A quick reminder to please send through all the requested details needed for the free 6 weeks Pet Insurance. Thankyou to those that have responded.
Apologies for the late posting of the 3 week update...I forgot to push the publish button!
Three weeks old today the puppies have shown great changes this week, as you can see in the photos. They are now sitting up, wobbly walking and interacting with each other. Their eyes are fully open and they can definitely hear. Coco's water bowl is next to the whelping box and her I.D. tag knocks against the bowl as she drinks and their response is immediate. From an apparent deep sleep they wake up and start excitedly moving around in a frenzy waiting for her to step into the whelping box. They are now quite vocal making tiny squeaks and howls and the occassional bark...which seems to surprise the noise maker as much as me!
Puppies' teeth are through so we have just started to give them a small taste of food twice a day. This will gradually increase in quantity over the next few days, once I am happy that they are tolerating solids ok. This will also be the time that we start to gently wean the pups from Mum.
All puppies put on from 345gms ( Minnie) to 435 gms (pink girl) in the last week... Our heaviest pup was 1.7kilos (red girl) and our lightest is still Minnie who is now 1.03 kilos... all othe pups are over 1.65kilos.
Puppies have had their nails trimmed again and have been wormed with a puppy Milbemax.
The vet will come next week to look over our pups and microchip them. He will also return at 6 weeks to do a health check and vaccinate our little ones.
The outside puppy house and surrounds has been spider sprayed and thoroughly washed with a veterinary disinfectant, in preparation for the move outside for our babies later this week.
Thankyou to those who have responded with all the info needed for the free 6 weeks pet Insurance.
Hard to believe our little ones are 4 weeks old today. Pups have taken well to the idea of eating and not sucking for their food...I do hope that you enjoyed the video of the pups eating one of their early meals from a bowl that was sent to your phones ...thankyou to Leigh and Kylie and girls for your help in keeping the pups on task and not covering themselves in their dinner! After giving the pups their 4 week weigh in I was interested to see that they are very close together in weights now. The range being 2.21 kilos to 2.42 kilos...and of course there was Minnie at 1.49 kilos, now wearing a purple collar...very pleased with these results.
The pups have left our lounge room and have moved outside to their own Puppy House, where there is more space to move around now they have out grown the whelping box. All puppies have been seen by our vet to and have been microchipped. The registration form for Dog's Victoria has been filled in and sent so hopefully, the puppies' Pedigree Certificates will arrive before Pickup Day.
I will contact everyone to arrange a suitable time for our Open Day before the end of the week ,all going well.
I think that Week 4 photos tell their own story of this week ...so no witty comments from me! Enjoy.
Five weeks old today! As you have seen in the videos of the puppies at play that were sent to your phones, the pups have settled well and are totally loving being outside in their puppy house playing with their toys. All of the pups have gone very well with their 3 little meals per day...pumpkin cubes have been added in the last few days as the first of the vegetables that they will be offered. Our little ones have continued to put on weight with ALL puppies showing a 56% to 58% increase on last week's weight. Minnie is now 2.21 kilos and our Blue boy weighed in at 3.48 kilos, being the heaviest...all the others are over 3 kilos.
Open Day is this Saturday the 27th March. Please try to arrive as close to your agreed time as possible to maximise your time with the litter. Each family has been given approx. 1 hour. Please bring a spare pair of clean, old socks to wear into the viewing area...these socks will pick up the woodshavings so be prepared to have a fun activity on the way home cleaning them...unfortunately, I cannot let anyone in with shoes on or bare feet, as they may bring in disease that we don't want at this early age. You will be asked to hand sanitise as well . On this day I will show you all the relevant certificates for Coco and Nelson: Hip/elbow scores, Eye and Heart certificates, Breeding clearance certificates and my registration card confirming that I am a registered breeder with Dog's Victoria. Once you have choosen/met your pup you will be asked to fill in your details and sign the microchip form for your pup for transfer to the Central Records data base.
Please bring a USB to leave with me so I can give you a copy of all of the photos that have been taken up to 8 weeks...and will be available for collection on Pickup day: April 13th. And , don't forget that robust toy that will gather the smells of your pup's siblings to take home with you on pickup day. It is a great idea to sleep with the toy before you come too.
I have included a photo of the CD that we play to the pups to try and desensitise them to noises ...thunder, washing machine, doorbell, baby crying, traffic etc. Have a look into this on the internet.
Again, I recommend you research Ian Dunbar as a guide to training your pup...there is a lot of misinformation out there about training...I will start emailing through some articles on normal puppy behaviours and how to deal with them next week. Please read them carefully so you will be prepared! Puppies go through many stages and progress is not always forward!
Have a reread of the puppy care notes and perhaps write down any questions that you may have. Coco and I look forward to metting you all and I'm sure that the puppies will be excited to have some cuddles.!
Six weeks old today.
Thankyou to everyone who made the long journey down on the weekend to meet us and choose/meet your puppy. It was a very enjoyable day chatting with you all and watching the excitement and love that you displayed to all of the pups. It is with a heavy heart that I need to share the news that Minnie did not come back with me from her vet check yesterday... Her little life was short but was full of the best care that we could give her... she was a happy and engaging pup who ran and played with her Mum, siblings and toys..I could not get over how many of you enquired after her each week and then when I was putting up the photos I was very touched to see how many of you included Minnie in your cuddles and play with your pup. Thankyou all for being so special.
All the pups have had a solid weight gain: This week Daisy weighed in heaviest at 4.61 kilos, Bailey at 4.49kilos, Bob at 4.43kilos ,Harry at 4.36kilos, Ollie at 4.21kilos , Molly at 4.16kilos and Lola at 4.10 kilos... some pups are polite eaters and some are not! ... overall I am very happy with how each pup is going.
Tomorrow our vet will visit for a health check and give the pups their first vaccination.
The pups' registration papers have beeen processed by Dog's Vic and are awaiting collection... so they will be here for you on Pick up day.
Please reread the puppy notes to refresh your memories on feeding, toileting and traveling home etc. with your pup. But please ring anytime that you are uncertain of anything. I will begin sharing some valuable articles with you in the next few days...please remember to do the suggested reading on socialization and training techniques...this will make you feel more confident when you bring your little one home.
Seven weeks old yesterday. Apologies for the late post, this week. Our puppies are now really settled on their diet. I have sent everyone an email with a copy of their diet and another copy will be included in your information folder. Puppies have all continued to show good weight gains this week with everyone putting on about a kilo. This week our Orange boy, Bobby has weighed in as the heaviest at 5.82 kilos. please try and follow the diet sheet as closely as you can over the next few weeks... if you introduce anything new please start with a tiny amount and slowly increase. Puppies sometimes get a little loose depending on what they have eaten,treats or something in the garden. HOWEVER, if your pup ever has frequent loose watery stools that bubble out you need to seek medical advice immediately... dehydration for a pup complicates any illness and the diarrhoea must be stopped as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on the pup's weight gain, referring to the weight chart in your information folder... it is lovely to have a fat cuddly pup but this is no good for the health of your pup, especially his/her hip development.
As we have discussed, the laundry or a small dark space (crate) is a good way to settle your pup in at home in the first few weeks... please think carefully about having your pup in your bedroom or bed! If it does work out, it is upsetting for everyone to relocate his/her sleeping quarters. Once the pup has really settled in a couple of months you can change sleeping arrangements if you wish.
All the pups have had a six health check and were given their first vaccination... documentation for this will be included in your information folder.
A worming tablet will be included in your folder and I would like you to give to your pup on the same day that you arrive home, perhaps the evening meal...just slip into a piece of cooked pumpkin on top of the meal and it will disappear like magic.
A copy of your pup's microchip form will also be in the folder... I will send these to Central Records so that you pup's ownership will be transferred to to you online. You do not have to take any action on this matter.
Thankyou all for returning the Sales Agreement documentation.
I have been delighted to hear how many new families have read Ian Dunbar's book... don't forget to have a look at the Dog Geek videos with the family as well. Please ring me anytime if you have further questions re the first few days and the settling in process. Please reread the puppy notes as they have been based on the questions of families over the last 30 years!
I will send out emails confirming pickup times for Tuesday, 13th of April.and look forward to seeing you all again.
Hope that you have enjoyed this week's videos and I am really happy with this week's photos... their little personalities have really started to show this week!
All of our little ones have now left us for their forever homes. From all accounts they have all settled in beautifully and started their new lives with their forever families. Thankyou to everyone who has sent photos and videos... I love them! Enjoy this last post of Pickup Day and settling photos.