Photos (below) taken last night as Blottie stretches out and relaxes in front of the fire. She will be seven weeks from her first mating tomorrow and seven weeks from her last mating on Friday. The gestation for a dog is around nine weeks. We are feeling faint movements, which over the next few days as the pups grow and take up more space, will become stronger. I got the whelping box out yesterday and gave it a good clean. You should have your whelping area up around two weeks before birth to get your bitch used to the area mentally and physically to calibrate her immunity to any pathogens in the whelping box and area.
Our next litter is hopefully Autumn 2022
Breeding 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