had eight beautiful puppies on February 12th, 2018.
Charlotte rests with her puppies the day they were born.
Charlotte rested as her eight puppies nursed the day of their birth. Charlotte is very trusting of us, and allowed us to assist with their care since there were so many puppies and she was tired from the delivery.
Charlotte & Noble had eight puppies on February 12th, 2018.
When Charlotte was a puppy, she quickly became our niece's favorite dog in the house. She has made it a point to bring her special gifts over the years. She made a request when Charlotte was still a puppy that if she was kept in our breeding program, she would choose the temporary puppy names for Charlotte first litter.
Charlotte & Noble's first two litters turned out so beautifully that we chose to repeat it. When we announced that we were repeating the breeding, our niece claimed naming rights on all of Charlotte's litters. She enjoys the process of choosing special temporary names for each puppy. She chose to name the puppies after the main characters in the book 'Charlotte's Web'.
The girls: Fern, Nellie, Joy, and Aranea
The boys: Wilbur, Templeton, Avery, and Henry
The puppies are one week old. Charlotte is absolutely wonderful with the puppies. She is very calm and relaxed with the puppies. She watches over them and observes us as we handle them, but is completely trusting of us as we assist with the care of the puppies. She remembered the weighing process when we weigh each puppy daily and remove them from the whelping box for a few seconds. She sleeps with them, nestles them, and cleans them with such devotion.
The puppies began the early neurological stimulation "Super Dog" program developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia.
The entire group of eight puppies.
Charotte watches over the puppies.
Charlotte and Noble's puppies are three weeks old. The puppies are beginning to learn to play, interact with toys, wag their tails, and make puppy sounds with each other. Charlotte is a wonderful mother and is very relaxed with the puppies. She has assumed the role of watching over them and taking care of them like a 'pro'. The puppies listen to classical music, several 'puppy sounds' tracks, children's music, and a variety of other music throughout the day.
The puppies will begin to spend the entire day with us in the family room next week.
Wilbur is a male that is black and white in color.
Joy is a black and white parti colored female.
Avery is a black and white parti colored male.
Fern is a black and tan colored female.
Henry is a male that is black in color.
Aranea is a sable parti colored female.
Nellie is a black and tan Irish Pied colored female.
Templeton is a male that is black in color with a little bit of white on his hind toes.
The pups are five weeks old. They spend the day in the family room with our family and our adult dogs. All our adult dogs visit the pups often in the family room. The pups were introduced to homemade food when they turned five weeks old. We assumed that the litter would be very interested in the food since it is a litter of eight, but they mostly played with the food. They still prefer to have Charlotte nurse them. They are all doing beautifully with using the 'Piddle Place' and 'Ugo Dog'. The puppies have had many visitors.
Wilbur played with his siblings and fell asleep at the bottom of the play gym slide.
Joy poses in front of the crinkle toy.
Nellie was having fun playing with her siblings, and pouted as she posed for the picture.
The pups are seven weeks old. They are beginning to learn that Charlotte does not wish to nurse them full time and thus are having to eat 'big doggie' food. They are very reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Charlotte continues to be a wonderful mother to the puppies. She still spends a lot of time with them and still allows them to nurse on occasion. They all have quite a number of teeth. They love to play on agility equipment. They all like a large variety of toys, a toddler play slide, a toggle board, and tunnels. They are a fun group of puppies!
The puppies are nine weeks old. They eat well, are very reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Charlotte continues to be a wonderful mother to the pups. She spends a lot of time with them. They love to play on agility equipment. They all like toys, tunnels, empty cardboard boxes, and several motorized cars that we can move throughout their play area. The puppies were able to enjoy the warm weather that we had through the weekend and spent time outdoors. They were able to visit with our livestock guardians Marli and Sivas and also meet a few newly born lambs.
We decided to include Gracie, our 6 month old puppy in the group of photos. She loves playing with the puppies, attempts to teach them a bit of mischief, and watches over them so tenderly.