Annie is an F1 goldendoodle from Paisley and Pierre. She is 22 inches tall and weighs 55 pounds. She has a lovely soft coat that doesn't shed. This is Annie's third litter and her previous litters all have beautiful thick, soft coats and sweet temperaments. Norris is 10 pounds with a beautiful dark red coat. Puppies from his previous litters also have beautiful, soft curly coats and sweet, smart personalities. These babies will be red or apricot and will have loose curly coats with no/low shedding. They will be 25-35 pounds.
Annie Reservation list #1 MVGD Ruby--ReAnne paid in full #2 Breeder--Titanium (green collar boy) Adrienne Durham going home 3/29 paid in full #3 Gone home to Provo-MVGD--Onyx (black)--now Max- Emily Pillings paid in full #4 July Loomis--Pearl--pick-up 3/29 $1100 paid, $900 due #5 Alyssa Page--Opal--now Finley--3/26 am pick-up paid in full #6 Doris Weiler--now Kaylee (Amethyst) pick up 3/24 afternoon Paid in full #7 Gone home to Ogden-Cade & Shyanne Hinton Steele (red collar) pick up 3/20 evening paid in full #8 Heather Andrade--Flint (yellow collar) Pick up 3/24 10 am paid in full #9 Ilene--Sterling (gray collar) Marley--pick up 3/24 paid in full
3/5/2018 Week five:
2/20/2018 Week three:
2/12/2018 Week two: Babies have their eyes open! They still can't see clearly and their ears are still open but they are crawling around on legs that are getting stronger and stronger. They are still nursing and spending most of their time sleeping. By the end of the week they will be walking and starting to interact with each other.
2/5/2018 Annie's babies are a week old! They are all eating and sleeping their days away! They will start opening their eyes this next week and then they will start moving around on wobbly little legs. We have a big heating pad in the center of the whelping box so Annie doesn't have to do so much work to keep everyone warm. We rarely hear a peep out of them which is a good sign of healthy happy puppies. We spend time doing Early Neurological Stimulation on each puppy every day to help them develop resilient nervous systems. Annie is eating tons of food and to help keep up with the high nursing demand. Weeks three and four will be the most taxing on mama's body as she provides all nutrition for nine rapidly growing babies so we are keeping up with nutrition now as well as possible by offering her high quality food that she loves.
Here is some more information on the babies development over the first three weeks.
The First critical period, Days 1-21 Newborn puppies are undeveloped. They do not hear or see. Their senses of smell and touch are functioning. The puppies handled just a little bit each day. If we were working with dogs that needed early scent conditioning (like for diabetic or seizure alert dogs) we would start introducing those scents now.
EEG (Electroencephalograph) tracings show that the puppies waking brain-wave pattern is identical to their sleeping brainwave pattern. This means that they do not have true consciousness – and they will remain so until the 20th day of their life. While their “conscious” brain cannot yet be programmed, this is not so with certain reflex pathways in their spinal cords (work researched since Pfaffenberger’s book). The first reflex which can be conditioned is the pannus (or cutaneous) muscle reflex. Conditioning of this reflex, so that it becomes abolished, or inactive, or non-responsive to human touch, begins it critical period at Day 14 and finishes at Day 28. We call this “The Critical Period of Touch Conditioning."
Cutaneous muscle, under the skin, all over the body, will twitch (startle response) when skin is touched, throughout life, by human beings of whichever sex do not take part in touch conditioning. In adult dogs (over 4 months), we see this as a dog which will not stand still and be willingly touched (examined) by any men, or by any women, whichever it lacked in its conditioning in this period of 14-28 days. This is the dog (or bitch) which has to be shown “only under female judges” or “won’t let a man touch him/her." No type of later “training” will reliably bring a touch-shy dog out of this too frequently seen behavior fault. We will program your puppies for both male and female touch! This is imperative for pets, show trials, guides, police, etc.
This will be an exciting week! Day 9-12: Eyes open during this period, but puppies cannot focus, nor is there any conscious awareness of anything “seen." Day 11-13: Ear canals begin to open for function, but are not “hooked up” for conscious interpretation of sounds. No sound conditioning is possible until day 23.
1/28/2018 Annie delivered nine healthy, active babies on Sunday evening. They all started nursing immediately after birth and all are growing and moving right on schedule. We have five boys--one cream, two red, and two apricot. We have four girls--two cream, one apricot and one red. The apricot girl is the only one that is obviously curly--all the others appear to have wavy coats but we will be able to tell more about texture and color as they get older. For now everyone is busy resting and growing!