Got this update for Sidney about a week ago. He is from Ernest and Rosie's litter of eleven puppies.
Sidney continues to make good progress and we absolutely adore him. He is a real live wire and sometimes has trouble stopping! We are working on that and periodically put him in his crate for a nap. Luckily he settles quickly. Not so much in his playpen which inexplicably he hates even though he has more room. Even with lots of chews, toys and puzzles he will not settle and absolutely SCREAMS!! It is still very much a work in progress for those occasions when he will need to be left on his own for an hour or two, but we are persevering.
He is amazing at night, settles without a whimper and sleeps through without accidents until at least 6. He is still tiny, although has a good appetite. He seems to be growing upwards with long legs. Typical puppy really.
We are amazed at how quickly he learns things, although has a very short attention span before he's racing off after something else! Again, this will all come with time. Once he has had his second jab we will be enrolling him in puppy classes which I am sure he will enjoy.
Hawtrey still finding him a bit much, but is very patient and hopefully they will become chums once Sidney stops swinging off his ears!
I am attaching a few photos so that you can see his progress. I hope all is well with you and yours. It must seem a quieter house now that the pups have gone to their new homes. Only Roxy left. I expect you will be sad to see her go."
Thanks for the update and the photos. Lovely to put a face to Hawtrey.
Sidney was a bit of a livewire with us. He loved running around and around our lawn.
Just Roxy until Saturday. She has fitted right in and keeping one a bit longer like this does pull on the heart strings harder when they leave.
Hope you are all coping with the heat.
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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