Little helpers

Mum’s little helpers ❤
Richard 3 years old and Oscar 5,5 years old:

 

 

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Presentation J-litter 1 day old

Miss Red.

Miss Green

Miss Orange

Miss Purple

Miss Yellow

Miss Pink

Mr Blue

Everything is fine with the pups and mom. I vent to the vet early this morning to take an x-ray of Chloe’s belly just to be sure if she was empty.
So now we just look after mom and pups and make sure they all eat and sleep.

As most of you know breeding Ridgebacks are not easy. There are so many “beauty faults” they can have, but most people don’t want to go to dog shows any way. Puppies that seems correct the first weeks can suddenly have a kinked tail or something when they turn 6-7 weeks. Some are difficult to detect when they are newborn. So it’s too early to know for sure yet.

Mr Blue ridgefault 4 crowns – but a really cool ridge
Miss Red correct ridge
Miss Pink correct ridge
Miss Orange correct ridge
Miss Purple one of the crowns are a bit strange, looks correct when she was newborn
Miss Green correct ridge, probably a kinked tail
Miss Yellow correct ridge, probably a very small kink in the tail. Not sure at all yet.

 

Pics from the birth

Here are some pictures from before and during the birth:

Chloe got support by Farah and India the night before the birth. I lay in the middle.

The morning the birth started they lay very close.

Elin, Chloe’s human mom, joined us before the birth. Chloe wanted to lay on top of niece Farah.

Oscar helping when he came home from kindergarden.

Richard and Oscar so excited ❤

Oscar 5 years old wanted to keep me compani the night after the birth

The big day!

10.00
Last night Chloe started to breath a lot. And during the night she has been restless. Now she has small contractions.

13:00 No puppies yet

13:15 Finally the first pup is here! A boy!

13:25 A girl!

13:55 A girl!

15:20 A girl!

15:45 A girl!

18:40 Chloe has a break, but we don’t think she is finished yet.

19:45 A girl!

21:55 A girl!

Exciting days ahead

Chloe can start to give birth any time now! The welping box is ready and we are almost ready. If everything is fine this blog will be updated during the birth!

Chloe’s niece, Farah, was the first to use this welping box (in January this year), and tonight I found her laying in it again. She probably wanted to show aunt Chloe that it’s comfortable and the place to be 😉

Farah in the welping box. Wrong dog 😀