Thursday, September 22, 2011

Paika's puppies turn seven weeks old

Anybody who knows John and me well also knows that we don't go gaga over puppies. We both love the process of breeding and raising puppies, but as I said many times "being a cute and pretty puppy" is not good enough for our pups. 

Well... I have to admit that I have fallen completely in love with Paika and Moose's puppies. This is a good looking bunch - all their coats are perfect and it looks like our plan of mating Paika (who is homozygous for the F gene) to Moose (who is smooth out of wires and homozygous recessive ff) has worked very well. This is one of the most uniform litters we have ever had and all five puppies will have perfect wirehaired coats. Pups' heads are very nice and strong with good pigmentation of eyes. They have all their teeth, and the males have their testicles. No umbilical hernias. There is a range of dispositions here with the female being probably most feisty and yellow male most easy going. We will be learning a lot about the pups in the next few weeks. Today they went for an hour long ride  in the country.

Blue male won this standoff over the deer tail.

Blue male is the smallest and weighs 4 3/4 lbs at seven weeks.

Green male is 6 lbs.

Red male is 6 lbs too.

Red male

Pink female is 5 lbs

Green male

Yellow male is 5.5 lbs


Stan said...


No names yet?

Jolanta Jeanneney said...

Not yet :(

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Jolanta! They are looking great. Names? Maybe you will give some a swedish name :-) The female you have to keep she´s lovely.

Jolanta Jeanneney said...

Thank you! I am pretty sure that the female's name is going to be Summer. Not certain yet about the boys.

jardiniere28 said...

I'm not surprised that Blue won the deer tail pull. Just look at that intensity in his eyes! That nose! Yikes!