This week we completed temperament tests! I am in the process of uploading them here but can also text them to you if you’re having any troubles viewing them. I will reach out to you when it’s your turn to get matched up. I will also do my best to keep this post updated under their pictures with who is available and who is reserved.
We are enjoying these guys so much and hope you love seeing their videos as much as we do!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Woo woo!! Hope everyone’s new year is looking up with these beautiful pups getting closer to coming home!! We have just been loving their sweet personalities come out and seeing their coats really shine through.
This is a good time to be thinking about getting your home ready. Here are a few things to read over as you prepare.
Merry Christmas!!!!! Hope these beauties will be another sweet present for you all! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday full of love and joy!!!
If you haven’t already done so, this is the time when I recommend taking a look at the New Puppy Check List and start getting everything you need.
They are slowly growing in independence and moving around quite a bit! It is so much fun getting to see their little personalities start to come out! With some sun breaks we were able to bring them outside to play!
This is also a good time to start reading up on what kind of training method you will use, as it can take some time to read through all the material. Fortunately, there are so many good options! I just recommended finding one that you think will go well with your personality and lifestyle. I’ve included my favorite books and a little bit about them in the article below:
These little guys grew so much!!!! And I think they could all fit the nickname “Sleepy!” So lush and snuggly and we are loving how their coats are coming in!
This As you can see in their pictures, they have started to open their eyes and are getting a lot more mobile. Though they aren’t walking quite yet, they are starting to take some bigger steps. This week, we also cut their nails and massage them from head to toe–so they are used to it. This makes grooming them when they are bigger much easier for you and the groomer. They continue to spend all their time sleeping and eating mama’s milk.
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.
We love the first few days of newborn puppies! 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.
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 Sailor. 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. This first time mama is already a pro!
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 resource 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 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 on ONE puppy 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!
I will match people up in the order I’ve received your applications. Starting with the first application. This is the hardest part (having to pick just one)!! I usually ask people to pick one thing that is most important to them– some things to consider are coat type (straighter vs wavy vs curly), color of coat, gender, and size. Once the next person in line decides I will move on to the next family. With this, it is absolutely okay to wait and see how the puppies grow. But I will work with you on helping you decide. I will keep their new pictures updated if they have been reserved or if they are still available.
One of our favorite parts is giving the puppies nicknames! We choose a theme to name them and this litter we’ve chosen to go with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! Of course, you will be welcome to pick your own name for your puppy!
Here they are!
And one more of our typical morning time of saying “good morning” to all the puppies