Cora and Bear’s mini puppies are growing up! Our first litter for 2021

January 17, 2021 – Nearing five weeks old now, and we’re really enjoying this stage. They love humans, seek to be held and they’re very engaged with us and each other. It’s so fun to see them change and bond with humans! Here’s a glimpse of what they look like this week.

Callie and Cassie
Callie
Callie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie and Cooper

 

Cooper
Carrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cassie and Cooper
Cassie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 11, 2021 – Cora’s puppies are four weeks old and doing great! They started eating mushy kibble this past weekend and are now using a litter box.  They are so smart, and learned very quickly about their new place to do their potty business! They now can hear and we are working on sound conditioning. Today, they’ve been listening to loud thunderstorms for much of the day. They sleep right through it. They have no fear yet, and so we work on desensitizing prior to the fear stage to help them be calm and non-reactive to “scary” things.

Here are the pictures we took of them today!

Callie
Callie
Carrie
Carrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooper
Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cassie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 4, 2021 – Cora and Bear’s litter is doing so well! They are plump, well-fed and healthy. They have opened their eyes over the past week and are moving about on four legs.  They are wobbly and not steady yet, and we think they walk like drunken sailors.  They are beginning to play a little with each other and they are so fun to watch. Mostly, though, they still just eat and sleep for most of the day. We love when we catch them awake and get in some quality time of holding and bonding. They have completed their bio-sensor program to stimulate them neurologically and condition them emotionally.  So important!

Now, any day, they will begin to hear and we will start them on sound desensitizing. They’ve had plenty of baths and that too, helps condition them.  Last night when I walked up to their pen, Cooper started growling and barking at me in the cutest tiny sound. Ha, ha! They are finding their voices.   Here are some pictures we took of them today to show them off at three weeks old!  We will post new pictures weekly from now on until puppy selection time at seven weeks of age.

 

Cooper, boy
Cooper
Callie, girl
Callie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie, girl
Carrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cassie, girl
Cassie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 19, 2021 – Our family break is coming to a close soon and we are excited that our first litter for 2021 has arrived! Cora’s guardian family helped bring this special litter into the world on December 13 and they are giving round-the-clock care to mama and pups until the pups and mama  come to our home after the holidays.

Cora brought us a litter of red/caramel and black pups, three girls and one boy, all healthy and strong! Everyone is doing well. These pups are all fully reserved, and our puppy families that have been patiently waiting at the top of our mini reservation have been notified that their new family member has arrived! The pups are expected to grow to 22-30 lbs..

 

Cassie and Callie only a few days old. Depending on the lighting, they look caramel or red. Colors will become more defined in weeks to come.
Cassie in a food coma after eating. Here she is almost a week old.

 

Newborn litter nursing.
Carrie has a white chest. She’s been wiggly and it’s hard to get good pictures of markings at this young age.
Cooper has just a tiny bit of white on him.