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Browsing Archive: October, 2015

The Designer litter's final days with us

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, October 19, 2015,
It was a whirlwind of a weekend...puppy pickup started on Thursday and ended Sunday afternoon. It's almost an empty nest..Ms Orange is still with us.  It was great meeting the families in person - seeing the joy in their faces as they were leaving....it all makes sense in that moment why I am a breeder.  It is a process I love from start to finish....I'm often asked if its' hard to see the puppies go.  Yes, in simple terms.  However, I am a realist and know that at 8 weeks the puppies need to...
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Thankful...

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, October 11, 2015,
I am very thankful for many things in my life...my husband, children, grandchilden, my job, friends,my life, and the freedom we enjoy living in Canada.     Am also very thankful for the Designer Litter.  They have been an easy litter to whelp and to raise...it doesn't get better than this!  As a breeder, we deal with many different situations - from still born pups; pups that have been laid on by mom; cleft palettes, water head, puppies born with no eyes, puppies that don't grow in first 4 we...
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In the home stretch....The Designer Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Friday, October 9, 2015,
We are in the home stretch with the Designer litter.  Almost 7 weeks old and growing like weeds.  At puppy selection weekend, I mentioned to the families that the puppies would be 3-4 pounds heavier when they picked up their puppies at 8 weeks.

They love their outside time - the bigger space to run around - chew on leaves and twigs.  Jayda continues to be attentive...she will do this until the last one leaves.  Still nurses them a few times a day along with their 4 square meals.
They've been de...
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And the picks are in...

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, October 5, 2015,
It was a great but busy weekend....families came out to pick out their puppy - I had the great fortune to meet some very nice people today.  I really don't think there was bad pick....the fact of the matter is that someone had to be picked first and inevitably someone had to be last pick.  The puppies had a good time with their visitors and slept soundly once the day was over.

Something I forgot to mention in my last blog when I was talking about what a good litter this was.  When I was transp...
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Designer Litter 6 weeks old Jayda & Tango

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, October 4, 2015,
This litter rocks!  Not to jinx myself, but this has been one of the easiest litters to raise.  The delivery was uncomplicated; I have not supplement fed one puppy; no health issues, and now, their vet check was as close to perfect as you can get.
The main concerns are heart, eyes, hernias and knee/hip joints, and teeth....perfect checks for all of them.  For the boys, the vet checks if testicles have decended..just Mr White's have not....not a concern as he will be a pet puppy.  This litter d...
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