Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Labradoodles are Here!!

The anticipated arrival of Jinx's first litter is finally over!
The babies have arrived safely.  
Momma Jinx did a great job for her first time.

In hind sight, she probably would have done better without us in the room. Her labor was relatively long and I really thought she was done after four pups. But a few hours later, she wanted to go outside and she birthed a stillborn. I tried a few methods to see if I could revive it, but I couldn't.  It looked perfectly fine, so I don't know if she was overly stressed and waited too long to birth it or what? Sometimes, it just happens. 
Shortly after that pup was born she birthed the last little cream boy. 

That brings our total to 5.
4 boys and 1 little girl.
It's easy to find her because she is the black one. 
Wyat has already dubbed our little chocolate boy 'Brownie'.
We will probably give all of them temporary names soon.

They all wiggle and squirm and are amazingly strong.
And vocal!
You wouldn't expect newborns to be so loud!

Jinx is settling into her role as Mom.
She gets a little stressed out, but with the lights out and the door closed, she settles down.
It's hard for her to be separated from the rest of her family though.
She keeps coming up to check on us.

We will be looking for homes for all of the puppies.
Jinx, the dam,  is a purebred Labrador, without papers.
She is a sweet girl with a heart to please her family.
She has been absolutely wonderful with our boys. Although she is very active outside, in the house she calms right down. As long as she can't see a ball! She is a great retriever and could play for hours. 
The sire is a purebred Standard Poodle.
You can find his information and pedigree here.

Yes, this is the same dog! When he got his spring haircut, they discovered that he changed from a chocolate, to a cafe au lait!
It is not unusual for poodles or labradoodles to change colors around this age. His name is Sidney and he is a tall nicely built boy. He had a calm personality when we visited him.
We are hoping that our pups will be good hunters and that someone who takes one home will train their pup for upland game birds.
Jinx did very well on pheasant this past fall. 
Send me a message if you are interested in adopting one of our precious pups!
We are asking $600.00 per puppy and we will begin taking deposits when they reach 2 weeks old. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please email me info about the brown one.