It's been a long few days but, Blottie's temperature dropped yesterday morning. This morning at 6.15 am she gave birth to her first pup, a Blenheim boy and the only boy she has in this litter. She finished up at 2.05 pm, giving birth to an amazing eleven pups weighing from 9 1/4 ounces to 12 1/4 ounces.
She did it all with her inimitable style and grace. So there's one Blenheim boy and all the rest are girls. Four tricoloured girls, three black and white girls, and three Blenheim girls.
So now it's down to keeping them alive. Checking that they are all getting enough milk. As they are born, we make sure each pup gets to suckle from Mum and get that, so very important colostrum within minutes of being born.
Please, I don't want any phone calls or emails about these pups at this time. We will be keeping upto two of them and when we know which two, we will put up on the website, the pups that are available. That should be when they are between four to six weeks old.
The photos (below) are of the birth. Find the photo saying, "First born and only boy" and follow today's events as each pup was born.
Active, sporting, sound little spaniels
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“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.” Brad Watson, Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories
Welcome to this blog. I am Jane, a hobby breeder, situated in North Devon, England, UK (map at bottom of page ,shows where we are) on a quest to breed a healthier small spaniel similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
WE DO NOT EXPORT PUPPIES
Why I don't export
Our breeding dogs are multi generational extensively health tested. With all our breeding stock having recommended and relevant DNA tests for their breed/breeds. We also have breeding stock annually eye examined on the BVA Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs, MRI scanned on the BVA scheme using the BVA chiari malformation /syringomyelia breeding protocol, and heart examined using The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles breeding protocol