Monday, March 15, 2010

A week old and pups getting stronger, noisier, and walking a few steps.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Six days old. Biff sleeping on his back with Bill lying on his neck. Bess sleeping on her side.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here's little Bess. Since the parents are Buzz and Bird, four-letter B puppy names seem appropriate. So it's Biff, Bill, Bess and Bell. Bess is the first one to venture into the whelping crate's foyer.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pics of Biff (white-headed male) and his tiny sister, Bell, and then one of Bill, the other male by himself.

The pups are strong, vigorous and active (when they're awake) for two days old. Not much fussing. Bird is a good mom and taking good care of them.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bird had her litter on March 8, 2010. There are two males and two females. One female will go to Bird's breeder and one will be kept by us. One male has been spoken for but we will be looking for a home for the second male and will take names in case one of the placements falls through. They are healthy, lively, and Bird is becoming a good mom.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bird has been ultrasounded and she is carrying at least three pups. We had to have her artificially inseminated because of her lack of cooperation in physical relationships, and AI litters are typically smaller. We're hoping there's one or two more we didn't see because a small litter can result in larger pups and possible whelping problems. At any rate, we will be monitoring her closely at whelping time and be ready to seek assistance if necessary.
Suzy's Buzz can be seen at her website, (www) hoofandpawfarms (.com, of course). Suzy is one of the leading trainers of Border Collies in the country and we're excited about the potential of this litter.