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    or on the tail. that's how my breeder identified her pups.

    or little strings for collars.
    Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
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    Its even hard to tell the runts at this point, i know its only been 48 hours but i would swear they have grown, and put on alot of weight, they all seem so solid.

    Two of them are even taking wee walks! and Max picked one up so gently when it wandered off and carried it back to Mam, and she licked him as if to say thanks, i would ahve thought she would have growled if he went near, but she seems to love him helping......
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    Hello there, just uploaded all the birthing pictures to my web site, they are unedited..... hope you like them here is the link

    http://www.fidelmas-world.net/Albums/litter2/index.htm
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    Incredible pictures! Congratulations to you and to Cloe! The puppies and your son are adoreable. I would love a ruby....alas, I am on the other side of the pond.
    J.

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    hi al, these pups are growing before my eyes, they are wonderfull.

    im thinking of leaving them with Cloe tongiht alone, but will probally spend the ngiht worring, how long do other breeders stay up supervising mother and pup?
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    We don't generally stay up all night with the pups unless we are having some kind of problem. Having said that, the sleep we get at night the first week or so is very poor. Every time there is the slightest little squeek or noise, we are awake and checking on them. If they are gaining weight and looking healthy, then I wopuld say you can get some sleep.

    BTW, the welping box the mom and puppies are in is in our bedroom until the puppies get big and strong enough to crawl over the 4" high board at the door. Then they "graduate" to the bigger pen in the living room.
    Bruce
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    ah, see i have the pen in my living room, and during the day they have been out of it on the big cousion by the couch, but last ngiht i locked them up in the pen, i have seen some lovely pictures of whelping boxes, but for me just not feasable, so i got a cage and i lock it at night so she cant move the pups on me!

    She has alot more freedom then last year, last year she stayed in teh cage nearly all the time, but i learnt alot and now realise she will look after the pups i dont need to worry, but i do when im not here!

    My aupair arrives today so this should make my life alot easier.
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    Our "welping box" is nothing more than a standard large crate. I just screwed a 4" high piece of wood to the front so puppies can't crawl out. We then set up an x-pen in front so mom can come out for food or water, but can't take puppies anywhere.
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    I have a large cage, i see owners at shows with them, there is loads of room for mam to lay down in any given direction.

    but if i put anything soft in teh bottom she just ripps it up trying to dig. she is digging all the time.

    i only lock her in when going to bed, does that sound ok?

    when the pups start to move i will be letting them out but locking them in and letting her in when she wants, its alot of work but i am petrified of her moving them, she makes them scream when she tries to pick them up.....
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    Oh, you have one of those Moms!! I think you're on the right track.

    Earlier this year our most experienced Mom decided to do that. She would leave the pups in the crate, but bury them under the bedding. We ended up getting up with the puppies every 3 hours or so for nursing on the Mom. What a job. We wondered if she thought there was something wrong with her puppies because we had a litter born just 3 weeks earlier that she had seen and hers were so much smaller. After her puppies were about 3 to 4 weeks old, she was all right.

    This coming year will be her last litter and if she tries doing it again we are considering glueing a rubber mat down to the crate bottom so puppies can get some traction to crawl to mom. Maybe that will make a difference.

    Who knows what goes on in those furry little heads ?
    Bruce
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