Ducklings '15 Emma x Floyd
What more can you wish as a breeder: beautiful, healthy puppies, not complaining/whining at all, a very good mother Emma taking care of them, growing and delivered by the book.... click on the pictures
Pedigree: (click for large picture)
It is very hot outside (and in the puppyroom) so the puppies are moved during daytime to a cool room and like this very much. Emma found a way to have a good look over her puppies and lay on the cold floor as well. The ducklings are growing very good, and I think the eyes will open soon!
Girl 1 starts with first steps and the rest is following her. They are doing just fine, specially considering the hot weather.
Emma was keeping the other dogs on a distance and from yesterdayevening she tolerated them and even tried to join the play again. The others are allowed now to come near and watch but not yet greet the puppies close. I think this is really good. The puppies haven't build up all the resistance yet and the mother has to protect them.
According all books, all the puppies have doubled their weight, some even 150%
Starting to lift their heads more and trying to stand on their feet.
We started with the puppypackages they get with them when they leave us. One of the items is a 'Duckhills Sofa' with the smell of the nest on it. So it will be comforting for the litlle one in their new homes. To get the smell the puppies have to prepare it themselves!
They try to stand on their feet and we saw very tiny openings in the eyes!
Today is nailclipping sceduled! Their nails growing fast, sharp on Emma while drinking, but also have a tendency to grow sidewise when they are more and more walking. They didn't mind or even notice. Clipped them while they were sleeping.
2 Weeks!! all growing and doiing really fine. Today they had their second foto-shoot and the Ducktoys they have with them on the picture will accompany them home when they are 8 weeks.
Today was wormtreatmentday! Not that the Ducklings cared about that that much. They did not really like the pink stuff, strange new thing to taste.
They get the treatment just to be sure, on the safe side.
None of the Ducklings reacted on the wormtreatment, all happy as ever.
They are starting to react on each other, almost surprised there is another puppy!
Walking more and faster everyday, practice makes them grow on all sides!
And off course they are allways hungry....
In the video Emma washes them first because it is no longer to do when she feeds them, they take to much place (they are between 700-850g)
playing more and more with the others and reacting on the plucheducks they got in their nest. The ducks will follow them home and have to get some nest-smell.
almost 3 weeks and developing like they should. React often on sounds they hear and awake a little bit longer each time.
almost 3 weeks, theeth are coming now
3 weeks old. we clipped all the nails again today, had a fotoshoot and the walked their first round in the livingroom, very slippery and very new!
22 days. just satisfied, Emma giving them milk and 2 aunts Dazzle and Jinx helping with the washing and try to play.
tried their first dogfood 'puppymousse' today....and they loved it!
and sometimes they can lay down to sleep and I wonder how they managed....
Day 24 Puppyvisits again today and they got nice presents from papa Floyd! this will stay a surprise...
Last night there were 3 escapes, first boy 2 and after him male 1 and female 4 who climbed out of the welpingbox.
So we have to put up some extra fencing... climbing out is not the problem but the happy aunts are. They loooove to play but don't show the way back to the box and than we get awakened by loud puppyscreams and howling. On the videao is very good to see the gentle reaction from jinx on the puppies while she is trying to eat a bone...5 months old and very social.
Sometimes I almost can't believe how much a little living thing can develop so much in a couple of weeks... reacting on each other, 'tasting' their environment (read: furniture)
Finally we had sun outside and dry enough for the ducklings to take their first walk outside. The first seconds they tasted the grass and then walked and played, they did wonderful!
Yeahh!!! 4 weeks old already!
It is just amazing to follow them develop in life. From 220g to 1,4kg in a few weeks and running, exploring, 'fighting', playing and discovering the big world with all its sounds, smells and exciting things.
They got names!
Royal after the day Emma and Floyd mated (national Kingsday) and after the 'princess'line Emma comes from at Cirtapskennel. The names start with FL and o or y in it after their father Floyd.
The day of visiting guests and deworming again!
Today future owners visiting and because of the rain outside the puppies had to play inside. First time in duckhills puppyplayland :-) It was most of the time discovering, smelling and in the end falling asleep on the swing.
This day was rainy again. First visit indoors where they got socialized with very nice young children. Just perfect for them.
After a powernap they could go in their experience center again: Puppyplayland.
2 nights in a row girl 4 Flow, escaped and played nice and without a sound with Dazzle, We discovered it in the morning when we woke up, she was sound asleep somewhere in the livingroom and 1 time Dazzle was to enthousiastic and made to many sounds. Normally the other puppies would scream or the puppy self but she managed 2 nights to have some fun so far :-)
Appetite ánd the puppies grow equally. They just love some attention and visits. Noce to see they react enthousiastic every time.
It is raining cats and dogs outside so the ducklings had to stay inside. But they don't mind. They play with eachother or the things they find in their puppyplayland.
You can really see them developing into different personalities and the way they react and learn on items and sounds.
5 weeks!!! Day 35
Time flies. They are growing and learning so fast, unbelievable.
Today the weekly fotoshoot, the 30minutes we had sun out. Lucky me. The rest of the day they enjoyed indoors and at the terrace under the roof. First time at that place.
Time inside in the puppyplayland first and the afternoonprogram was outside.
Day 37 and 38
The puppies were out in the rain and took their first ride in the duckhills-pup-taxi!
Digging holes, play with a frisbee, fighting with the others and challanging Emma, Dazzle and Jinx. Busy days between meals and naps :-)
8 visitors today and a lovely day outside in the garden.
almost 6 weeks, growing fast now in the legs, increased social interaction and really eager to explore the world around them.
Today they went with the Duckhills-puptaxi to the old tenniscourts nearby our house. They just loved this new experience. Nice to see free puppies having fun, no fear or hesitation at all.
Trip to the sportpark today.
Training at home today: experiencing a plastic sheet. They thought it was rather something to play with.
trying out water and just having fun
puppyvisits and most of all playing, sleeping and growing
Today they had their first ride in the car wich went without problems. After the ride they visited the local petshop!
Day 53 Visiting Hotel Storfors, they just played around like they lived there
The last week! *snif* We're saying goodbye to fast and the new 'parents' think every day is going soooo slow....
Lots to organize this week, adminastrative and veterinary check before they leave. Good to know they did not have 'hidden' faults and they were just happy beiing there. Only the microchip they got in their necks was less appreciated. We said goodbye to them the days after the check, knowing they all ended up in very loving and active homes. I'm sure we will hear more from them later on. One girl stayed a few days longer and was able to follow us to the yearly Kooikerhondje event in Sweden. She just loved it (except for some 'big dogs') :-)
Can only say I'm very satisfied with this litter so far, very promising puppies with wonderful temperaments. It looks like they got the best from both parents, what more can you wish for <3