We are so happy to welcome Gracie and Cooer’s Standard F1b’s!! She had 5 girls and 4 boys! They are so beautiful and we hope you enjoy sharing in their sweetness with us. They will be ready to go home September 12.
Having so much fun with these sweet puppies and watching them grow! You can see in their pictures they aren’t really opening their eyes fully but they are getting there! Working hard to make sure everyone is staying hydrated in this heat.
We will be offering a Puppy Kindergarten Class for this litter. This is when your puppy stays for one extra week and we work on potty training and crate training. Usually by the end of the week the puppies are sleeping 7-8 hours in their crate and able to hold their bladders 30-45 minutes in the house. We will only open this to 4 puppies to ensure they have then time and attention they need. Afterwards, there is still plenty of training to do but for some families it is nice to have that first week out of the way because it is usually the hardest. The cost is $450/week. If you would like to sign up for multiple weeks please e-mail me. You can read more about it and sign up online on our Puppy Kindergarten page.
As you guys are thinking about whether to do Puppy Kindergarten, I wanted to share ideas to help your puppy transition whether you’re doing Puppy K or not. One of the things I mention is getting a transition blanket–we will have this for you and you do not need to get one.
Here are weekly pictures! Some markings are really starting to show through!
The first 48 hours are the most critical time with puppies. Jake and I take are constantly watching after them and making sure everyone is able to latch and get their fair share of mama’s milk. If needed, we supplement a feeding with goats milk. We make sure they are all hydrated, at the right temperature, and get lots of bonding time with their mama.
The First week
In their first few days they have not opened their eyes yet and can’t walk. They crawl around quite impressively, however, and can get to mama’s milk. They also don’t bark or cry yet and instead make a sweet chirping noise. All of their time is spend eating or sleeping with Gracie. She is such a good mama! She doesn’t like to go for walks quite yet, and when we take outside for potty breaks and to stretch her legs she is always running back to the door and wanting to be let in.
What can I do now?
I am the planner in our family and like to do things way ahead of time! If you are like me and are excited to get everything ready, check out our new puppy check list. For a complete list of recommended products, see our resources page.
Here are some other articles as we begin this process that I hope will be helpful:
Mostly, this is the waiting and watching time. Each week I will post updates for you to enjoy! I will also include more instructions/recommendations as we get to them.
Which puppy is mine?
I will match people up in the order I received applications. I will start with the first person on my list and once they have chosen will reach out to the next person and so on. This process can take a while as sometimes people like to see how a puppy will change over the corse of a week or so. I usually have everyone matched up by week 7. Please keep your heart open to all the puppies and don’t get too attached to one until I reach out to you with your turn. I will keep each week updated with who is still available and who has been reserved.
I am continually amazed at how smoothly all of the match-ups have gone. The only problem I have run into is when someone get’s their heart set and then it’s chosen. Instead, I ask that you keep your heart open to all the puppies. Then, when it is your turn, narrow it down. And for now, just sit back and enjoy ALL their cuteness!
For their nicknames, we decided to name them all after things related to the space launch! Our 4 year old is into the rockets and mission so we had a great time choosing fun names based off of all sorts of things related to the launch! Of course, you will be welcome to pick your own name for your puppy!
Here they are!
And some more sweetness of them together and with our kids