Blottie is nearly time and taking her temperature regularly throughout each day, we are waiting for that drop in temperature, that lasts only for a couple hours, caused by the sudden drop in progesterone levels which is the body starting the process to onset the start of labour. If you catch this temperature drop, the onset of labour is 12 to 24 hours away.
You can miss this drop, so we are now (as so close) on around the clock observation, as her behaviour has changed in the last couple days, bedding up and very picky about her food, although she seems to always find room for scrambled eggs. I'm now sleeping nights on a sofa beside the whelping box. Pups are moving loads. Not long now and fingers tightly crossed!
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