Monday, July 27, 2015

2 Weeks Old!





The puppies are now 2 weeks old and grew a ton this week.  It's amazing how fast they develop and grow.  This week their eyes all opened up.  They are also starting to attempt to walk a little bit on all four feet.  They also have became more vocal, some more than others.  They also seem to be more aware of what's going on around them.  They are all eating great and growing like weeds.  Also, these guys were not easy to take pics of today.  The were wiggling all over the place.

Mickey

This little guy is by far the littlest of the bunch, and is currently about 4 ounces smaller than his smallest sister.  I'm thinking he should mature to be 8 to 10 pounds.  He also seems to have a really thick nice coat like his dad.  So between his coat and his deep rich color with striking phantom markings, he is going to be beautiful. 







Tinker Belle

Tinker Belle is a little butter ball and is probably the most vocal of the group.  She lets you know when she wants to eat or needs someone to snuggle with.  But with a little snuggle she'll settle right now and loves to sleep curled up next to her brother and sisters.  She is going to be a dark salt and pepper and she's got some beautiful white markings on her feet. 





Jessie

Jessie is a mommy's girl and I can always find her snuggled up either between her mom's front legs or on her mom's neck.  She seems pretty laid back and also likes to snuggle.  She is also going to be a dark salt and pepper. 





Minnie

Minnie is going to be gorgeous with her deep dark chocolate color and tan phantom markings.  Minnie also seems to have the thickets coat of the bunch.  Minnie seems to be pretty laid back and is always the first one to find mom when it's time to eat, and then the rest follow after her.



Monday, July 20, 2015

1 Week Old!!

Hard to believe that these little girls and guy are 1 week old already.  They've had a pretty uneventful week, besides a trip to the vet to have their tails and dew claws done.  It's amazing how much they grow in just 1 week.  These guys were kind of hard to take pictures of, especially because if you disturb them and wake them up they think they need to eat. 

Mickey is one of the smallest puppies, and is only slightly bigger than his sister Minnie.  Mickey has a beautiful rich chocolate liver coat with very distinguished light tan phantom markings.  Mickey should mature to be around 10-12 pounds and possibly smaller, and we will be able to tell more about his coat as he gets older but he seems to have a pretty thick coat and hopefully inherited his dads super mega coat.



Jessie is going to be a very pretty salt and pepper girl.  She loves to cuddle with her mom and can usually be found laying between Bailey's front legs next to he face.  She's our little mama's girl.




Tinker Belle is also going to be salt and pepper but she seems to be a little darker in color than her sister.  She is the biggest puppy of the bunch right now, and is pretty feisty when it comes to meal time.  Tinker Bell should mature to be around 12-15 pounds and we will be able to tell more about her coat as she gets a little older. 



Minnie is lives up to her name and is the littlest of the bunch.  She is a beautiful rich liver with tan phantom markings.  Her markings seem to be a little darker in color than her brother's.  She should mature to be around 10-12 pounds and maybe a little smaller.  Too soon to tell on her coat but she seems to have the thickest coat of all the puppies. 


 
These guys are all looking for their forever homes and I would love to discuss or answer any questions about this litter with anyone interested.  

Monday, July 13, 2015

Announcing....

Announcing our newest additions.  On Saturday night and early Sunday morning Bailey gave birth to these four little cuties.  It's been awhile since we've had any puppies, so needless to say we have four pretty excited kids around here.  Four kids and four puppies works out pretty good though, nobody (kid or puppy) gets left out.  The kids gave them all Disney themed names in anticipation of our upcoming trip to the "happiest place on earth".  So without further ado... I proudly introduce you to



MICKEY
 
Mickey was the first puppy born and he is an adorable liver and tan with very striking phantom markings.  Mickey is the second smallest puppy in the bunch.  It's hard to tell what their personalities are at this point, or what their coats are going to be like.
 
 
TINKER BELLE
 
Tinker Belle was the second puppy born.  She is a salt and pepper (and possible a platinum silver) with white accents on all four feet.
 

JESSIE
 
Jessie was the third puppy born. She is a liver pepper with a little bit of white on her chest.
 

MINNIE
 
And last but not least we have the tiniest puppy of the bunch, Minnie.  Minnie is a liver and pepper tiny female.  She is tiny but she is by far the feistiest. As you can tell by the grainy picture, she's a wiggly little girl.
 
 
Like I said, I've got some pretty excited little helpers around here.  
 
 
I know these pictures aren't the best so I'll try and get some better ones in the next day or so.  But, as always, feel free to call, text or email with any questions on our little cuties.  







Friday, July 3, 2015

Puppies!!

It's been awhile since we've had any puppies around here, so we are so excited to announce that we will have some new little ones arriving within the next week. 

Bailey went in for an exam and an X-ray earlier this week, and it's looking like there are going to be four and possibly five puppies. 

We will keep the blog updated with details and pictures.  Time to get back into puppy mode!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Puppy Updates...

Sorry I haven't posted anything about the puppies lately. It's been a crazy couple of weeks around here.  I'm so happy to report that all of our boys found wonderful, loving new homes and are all doing great.  This was a first for me because we didn't ship any of our puppies out of state, which meant the puppies all left sooner than I was ready for.  We've really been missing them around here this week.

Here is an update on each puppy.

Copper was the first to go and these three little kids were so excited to get him.  He actually belongs to their Grandma who is retiring at the end of the month and is getting a puppy to help her from getting bored.  But I'm sure these cuties will be visiting him often.  My last update from them was that Copper was adjusting great to his new home and that his new name is Cooper.  Thanks Barbara, we our so glad that Cooper has found such a wonderful new home.

Next to go was Rocky and I wasn't able to get a picture of him with his new owner but this was taken the night before with my little boy.  Rocky found a wonderful new home close by with a sweet lady and her grand-daughter.  Still waiting for an update on how Rocky is doing and on what they decided to call the little sweetie.




Titan found a wonderful new home with a schnauzer pal named Boxi, and six kids to play with.  He's going to be one spoiled puppy! Titan is keeping his name and I'm told he is adjusting great to his new home.  Thanks Jon, Tonia and family for giving him such a fantastic new home.


Coal got to be a special surprise for two adorable kids who didn't know they were getting a puppy.  Coal is doing great and they are loving having a puppy to love and play with.  Coal's new name is Leo.  Thanks Steve, Katie and family.



Rusty was the last puppy to leave and we got to have him by himself for 3 days and he was a perfect angel. Thanks Julio for providing such a great home for our guy.  I haven't heard yet what name they chose for Rusty.

I really do love to get updates on my puppies so I hope all of the new owners will keep me updated.  Our house is a little quite without these guys in it.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Which is best... A boy or a girl puppy?

I found this article online and thought it was very interesting and I find that it perfectly describes the differences between my male and female. I've had lots of calls from people wanting a female, and this is the first time that I haven't had any females in my litter. For breeding purposes I understand that people may be looking for a specific sex but for pet purposes I think this article explains perfectly why a male might be a better choice.

By: Katherine Reed
A lot of people think that female dogs are going to make better pets for them. Most requests for new puppies have people asking for a “precious little girl.” Just about everyone believes that male dogs exhibit alpha behaviors like ‘Marking’ and/or ‘Humping’ and they also believe that females are simply more passive and attentive and don’t participate in fighting over dominance.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
In a group of dogs, the females usually dominate the pack, determine pecking order, and who competes to preserve and/or modify that order. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and protective than their male counterparts. The females are also a lot more intent upon implementing their dominance by taking part in certain alpha behaviors such as humping.
Most dog fights will usually break out between two females. Males, in contrast, are usually more affectionate, enthusiastic, attentive, and more demanding of your attention. Males are very fond of their owners. They also tend to be more committed, reliable and less moody. They are more outgoing, more accepting of other animals, and usually take much quicker to children. Most boys are easily motivated by food, go figure, and praise and are so eager to satisfy that teaching is simple. However, males can be more unfocused during training because of their playful temperaments. No matter what his age, he is more likely to act silly and more puppy-like, always wanting to engage in recreation and games. Male Schnauzers are fun loving and playful until the day they pass on. Most girls tend to be more snobbish or dignified as they age.
Males who have been neutered rarely display secondary sexual actions such as “humping” or ‘”marking” and lifting of its legs. As soon as the testosterone levels fall after neutering, most of these actions, if they existed in the first place, will cease. Some of these males will never even learn to lift their leg to urinate and will pee with all legs on the ground, just like a female. Males who were neutered by 5 months old usually will never raise their leg to urinate.
While females will usually come to you for attention, when she’s had enough, she will go elsewhere. Boys, on the other hand, are constantly waiting for your attention and remain nearby. Females are usually less sidetracked during training, as they are more eager to get it over with and get back to their comfy little spot on the couch. Also, a female will be less likely to wage a battle with you over dominance; however she will be cunning and creative in getting her own way.
The Female also has periods of being “In Heat” until she is spayed. Seasonal heats can be a month long nightmare, not just for her, but for you and every male dog in the vicinity! Seasonal heats will usually happen twice a year? Females, in general, are much more prone to mood swings. One day she will be the most sweet and affectionate dog in the world, while the next day she’ll be snobbish or withdrawn or even cranky and irritable.
If you are not breeding your dog, you are going to want to have her spayed since during this time, she can put down a bloody discharge on carpets, couches, or anywhere else she goes. She will most likely also be particularly moody and temperamental during this time. A typical walk outside during this period can become perilous if male dogs are in the area, and she will leave a scent for wandering intact males to track right to your yard, where they will hang out, and look for your female for days. Research has shown that a female that is not bred during a heat cycle maintains very high estrogen levels, which may very well be why females are more moody than males. Males generally cost half the price to be neutered as a female does to be spayed.
So, before you decide on that age old dilemma of getting a male or a female, take all these things into consideration. Talk to your breeder about what you are looking for in a pet for your family. A reputable breeder will have no problems discussing this with you and they know the puppies better than anyone. They can help you decide which puppy’s personality and gender is best for you, your family and exactly what you are looking for.

Monday, May 13, 2013

5 Weeks Old!

Here they are, can't believe they are 5 weeks old!! They were so cute with their haircuts and their bandanas out in the dandelions. 


COAL
 

COPPER
 

ROCKY
 

RUSTY
 

TITAN
 
They will all be ready for their new homes this weekend.  I'd love to answer any questions about the puppies.  All of them except for Coal are still looking for their new forever homes.