3 Musketeers First bath!
Our puppies are named for the 3 Musketeers; 3 brown boys are Porthos, Aramis and Athos. D’Artagnan is the light color boy, Constance is the brown girl and Milady de Winter in the light girl.
Cuteness keeps us entertained.
2 weeks birthday
At 2 weeks, puppies still don’t have eyes open, but I expect to start seeing “peepers” by tomorrow. It takes a couple days for eyes and ears to open, and then life for pups really changes. Stay tuned . . . .
Did you know? Fun facts:
From the time of breeding, puppies take about 59 to 63 days to be born.
Puppies are born unable to see or hear. In the Lagotto, they usually open around 2 weeks to 15 days.
Puppies can scoot around quite well searching for food. They have a good sense of smell and warmth.
Puppies cannot regulate their body temperature for about 2 weeks, so they must be kept from drafts and cold. We keep a puppy heating pad under the kiddy pool where they were born.
Mama eats about 5 times a day to keep up with her hungry babies.
4 Days old! Lined up for breakfast at the Milk Bar.
Do these puppies make my butt look big?
Ori hasn’t slowed down yet, but she cannot jump up on our bed anymore. She can still get up on the couch but it is getting harder for her to get up on high places. Her appetite is growing too.
Ori had never been to a boarding facility, or ever been groomed by anyone but me. The place she stayed while we vacationed in Europe said they give the dogs baths before we return. I guess they decided Ori needed to see better and they shaved the hair on the bridge of her nose. That is a poodle trim, but a Lagotto should not have that hair shaved off.
How do I find a puppy?
If you get to the end of this post, you will see photos of past litters of darling babies.
Here is a good article from AKC about how breeders screen potential buyers. While I don’t totally agree with everything in this page, it shows the amount of care a good breeder takes to find the best family for the best puppy.
Sadly, I had hoped to breed a litter in a couple months, but my girl came into season 2 months early and I didn’t have her testing completed, so plans have been changed and the timing will be close to the end of the year. I keep a list of names, and once I know I am about to breed, I make contact with the inquiries again to see if you are still interested. I don’t collect deposits until I know I can promise you a puppy, but I will update you on your chances of getting one of my puppies. I can sometimes suggest a club breeder that might be taking names, as well. So here are images of past puppies:
Future breeding plans
We had hopes of breeding Giuditta this summer but she came into season 2 months earlier than expected. We had not completed her hip/eye/ and DNA testing, so we could not breed her. Hopefully she will come into season again before the end of the year and we can plan a litter. The sire we have chosen for her is a wonderful boy named Barbelo whom we have used with some of our other girls with great success. Check Giuditta’s page to see updates on her health testing as we complete them.
June 8, 2017