Jennae our 9 year-old-girl and Shanghai, our 10-month-old female reverse-brindle. Checking out something in the back yard...
#1 Semi-Flashy Fawn - Male - Adam - SOLD
#2 White - Male - Gabriel - SOLD
#3 Semi-flashy sealed-brindle - Male - Samson - SOLD
#4 Semi-flashy sealed-brindle - Female - Eve - SOLD
#5 Classic fawn - Male - Esau - PENDING
#6 White - Female - Ruth - SOLD
#7 Sealed-brindle - Male - Moses - SOLD
#8 Sealed-brindle - Male - Noah - SOLD
#9 Flashy fawn - Female - Esther - SOLD
#10 - Flashy sealed-brindle - Female - Bathsheba - SOLD
Day 3 and they are going strong! Had their dewclaws and tails done yesterday. Will be posting individual pics later today. We had:
3 mahogany fawn
We have 10!
Phoenix was a champ. She had a great delivery with no complications and everyone is a good weight and doing fine. Will give more details on specific sex and coloring in a few days. Just want to give mom a chance to recoup and babies a chance to gain some weight and personality!
We are getting really close, she is showing a lot of signs. Since this is her first litter, I am still learning to read her. I thought she might be starting this morning, but she seems to just be resting now and doesn't have much of an appetite. Could be pretty much any time now . . . Poor thing is so huge! Of course Cairo seems pretty relaxed about the whole matter!
Well, Brad took Phoenix to the vet this afternoon for her x-ray so we could see approximately how many puppies she is carrying. The vet concluded that she is for sure carrying 8 with the possibility of 10. To say the least we are excited, but it is nice to know roughly how many to expect as we go through the whelping process. I sit with the Dam during the labor, so it is good to have an idea of when she is done or at least close to it.
This is an archived post form Dec. 2012 - but a good refresher on dog food.
As most of our puppy owners know, Brad and I have used Science Diet for years and have been happy with it. Recently with our new puppy Phoenix though, we found as we tried to transition her over to Science Diet puppy food that she was having a hard time handling it - by that I mean big time diarrhea!
Not the most helpful when you are trying to potty train - we were having to set an alarm EVERY hour at night to take her out or she was having accidents in her kennel. Not fun- I was enjoying my own kids sleeping through the night!
We did some research on dog foods and found some disturbing facts. Science Diet recently changed its dog food formula and although they claim it is healthier - they are coating their dog kibble with PLASTIC!! Read about it here and here. Brad & I found a website called Dog Food Advisor where we got some really good information on different dog food and what ingredients they had that were bad or good. Each brand gets a star rating - Science Diet got 2.5 stars out of 5.
For the record we switched to Nutro Max. Not only does it get a higher rating then Science Diet, (3.5 stars) but it is also a little more pocket book friendly, and we can find it at our local Fleet Farm. As soon as we switched her to Nutro Max she had normal stools and can now sleep all night with no accidents in her kennel. We switched our adult dogs to Nutro Max Lamb Meal & Rice food, and so far they love it and stools have remained the same. We will see as time goes on how we like it as far as shiny coats, less gas, and less stool. We will keep you updated!!
So do your research, and hope you have a "solid" Christmas! Ho Ho!
Taken on 3-5-15 Taken on 3-14-15
Amazing the difference one week makes! Phoenix has been laying around and resting quite a bit, getting ready for puppies.