Crash x Giddeon Puppies are here!!!!
I bred Giddeon to Crash and knew that it took because by the 4th week Giddeon looked big.
This was not an easy pregnancy. On day 56 Giddeon had discharge. We put her on "bedrest" to give the puppies more time to cook. Once we were on day 61 and her progesterone was at 1 I had a tough call to make. Do I give her more time to see if she can have the pups naturally or take her in for a c- section? To make things worse it was Sat. morning and I didn't want to be stuck in the middle of the night or on a Sunday when my vet was closed. Giddeon was resting comfortably and showing no signs of hard labor.
I opted for the c-section. And it was the right choice.
The first pup out was HUGE!!! It was the little bugger that was causing the problem of the discharge. It was the size of a 1 week old Lab puppy! It had been dead for awhile and it was blocking everybody's escape route. It's two neighbors also didn't make it. It was very sad.
After those three pups it was a frenzy of my vet taking the other healthy pups out and handing them to me and the techs. It was a whirlwind of opening sacs, rubbing, suctioning goo from mouths and noses and more rubbing. After each pup was cleaned, cleared of liquid and crying them were wisked to the inccubator. I didn't get to count or see what sexes we had. I thought there were 5 so I called Diana and told her. I can't tell yet who is rough or smooth…. It's been a long week 🙂
The calm before the storm.
Here are the pups getting their first meal.
Sable merle male
Sable merle female
Sable merle male
Julie math 🙂 Turns out there are 6!!!
Giddeon and the pups are now settled in at home and all are doing well.
Is that my whelping box????????????????? It looks so familiar!!
So those are some colors!! OmGod!!! The one with the white split face….looks like a sable (????). That harlequin gene is something!!
The sable bitch looks like a smooth……I can’t wait to see them grow up. And, congratulations UB!!!!!! Wowzie!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes it is your whelping box. I don’t trust the Collies in pools. The Dals are better mothers when it comes to needing pig rails:)
It is a VERY pretty litter!! Very exciting. Cole grand puppies!!!!
Congratulations Julie, er, UB!!!!!Very interesting colors on those puppies. So sorry about the 3 that didn’t make it.
SeaB great-grand puppies ~ Punky great-great-grand puppies!
I love that half white colour !, very unique !
congratulations! they look nice and healthy and very colorful. sad about the three abut wow that would have been 9 puppies (Denise math) Giddeon says shes happy with six. can’t wait to watch them grow.
Haha, unknown breeder becomes known! Congratulations. Thank goodness you chose to do the C-section, it sounds like you had quite an ordeal going from 10 to 6. 🙁 But what you have come up with is beautiful. I love the little Blue Merle and Sable Merle males. Do you know who will be rough or not yet?
Well, how exciting. I didn’t even know you were planning a breeding and, BOOM, there they are. I’m very excited for you, sorry for the lost puppies (mother nature!), and wishing all the puppies continued health. Miriam would be so proud of that 1/2-white one! Love all the huge white collars.
Thanks Dianne! Yes they are a colorful bunch 🙂
He sort of reminds me half phantom of the opera and a clown.
Hey your Denise math is WAY better than my Julie math!!!
I am sure Giddy is happy there are only 6!
I am pretty sure the sable girl is a smooth and the sable merle boys are roughs Not quite sure on the others. I am hoping the sable merle girl is a smooth!!
It was very sad about the other pups. Not so much for the little lab looking pup but really sad for the other two 🙁
Yeah they are sporting the huge white collars huh?
excuse me isn’t it time for more pictures?
Your wish is my command:) New photos are up.
geez my timing sucks! when I asked for more pictures I had no idea what these pups and you were going through. hang in there, you’ll be writing your own books pretty soon.