Finally the eyes are open and starting to focus. Now the fun starts watching the personalities start to show. Moma is already tiring of the routine. They will get their nails clipped today. and the naming process will start soon. This is our ninth litter of pups at DDKs so think of names that start with the letter I
After 23 hours Artie delivered the 12th pup. 2 pups didnt make it. All the rest look good, and are nursing. Artie looks great all things considered. Slept in the kennel last night. Will get pictures up soon Check my Face Book for other updates.
Last night the 26th, the night that i was in Chicago receiving our kennels Breeders Award. Artie thought it would be appropriate to start whelping around 2 am. Having my wife and two of our daughters home to watch and keep in touch, I got up at the crack of 4 am to get back to join them in watching her do her job. As of this post we seven pups. ( had 8 but lost one) We will post some more pictures soon.
We took Artie to the Vet’s office for an ultrasound this morning. All is well, best picture showed 6 pups with beating hearts. So I am sure we will have another big litter. Due toward the end of Jan. Also took her our to a Bird preserve with my Daughters yesterday. And Atrie found the lions share of birds. I think was just showing off to the younger dogs.
Breeders award Our 2011 H litter is the first Bracco litter to earn the Natural Abilty Breeders Award. based on puppies that were tested throughout the year. This test evaluates Nose, Desire,Search, Tracking,Water,Pointing, and Cooperation. The average score of the required four needed for this award was 107 points out of a possible 112. Thanks to Jay S. Gary L. Matt M. and Bill P. The litter that is hopefully in the oven as I type this is a repeat breeding of this last litter.