Zelda & River pups: 6 weeks old

The pups will be 6 weeks old in 2 days, but today was a great day to take some candid photos outside.  Overcast and warm, but not hot.  I loaded the pups, kids, and Jazz up and we headed to one of our favorite ‘tracking’ spots.  The pups road in the crate with no issues, no sickness.  I tracked Jazz first and they waited like they had done all this before!  Once we got out they discovered many of interesting smells and textures (everything went into the mouth!), no other people or dogs.  Perfect for puppy confidence building.

Douglas

Douglas

Leith

Leith, tired from so much fun!

Douglas & Leith

Nixie

Nixie

Numma

Numma

Tyna

Tyna

Tyna, Nixie, and Numma playing

All 5 pups climbing the hill

Kings and Queens of the mountain!

Kenzie and Aiden holding (Left to Right): Tyna, Numma, Leith, Douglas, Nixie

Kenzie and Aiden holding (Left to Right): Tyna, Numma, Leith, Douglas, Nixie

Numma is done!

Everyone is done!!

I’ll be taking more photos after I give them all bath’s and shave faces and feet this week.  I just couldn’t pass up such a good day and a great opportunity for some socialization.

And now for the litter details:  I have 4 deposits on this litter.  The last puppy will be held until a better understanding of temperament can be determined.  I have two other homes interested, but they have very specific needs which may or may not be met by this litter.  If you are interested, please contact me soon, so you can be put on my waiting list.  For those interested in adopting one of these little gems, price for a pet is $1500.00 on limited registration (no breeding rights). These pups should be suitable as performance dogs, therapy dogs, and wonderful pets.  The parents are very stable dogs with outstanding temperaments.  They will probably be small to mid size as adults (20-25 inches at the shoulders).  Contact me at anuttapoodle@aol.com for an adoption application.  References required as my puppies only go to the best homes and as forever members of your family.

Click the “LITTERS” link at the top to see more post about these puppies!

River (dad) and Zelda (mom)


CLICK HERE FOR OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR ZELDA

CLICK HERE OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR RIVER

CLICK HERE PEDIGREE of the ZELDA x RIVER LITTER

The Average Standard Poodle coefficient of inbreeding is around 15%.  This litter is 2.66%  Lower % means lower inbreeding.

~Becky

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Rachel Bohl - February 28, 2012 - 1:13 pm

What a fun day! My favorite picture is of Douglas and Leith together – they’re so serious!

Becky - February 28, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Yeah, the girls simply would NOT sit still for a group shot, so I got them playing. :) The boys are so much more biddable. :)

VIDEO: Zelda & River Pups First Meal and Agility Tunnel

Yesterday, Zelda indicated to me that she was ready to wean her babies by pigging out on food, then upchucked it all in the grass for the pups to eat.  Many breeders pick a time to wean, regardless of when the mom is ready.  I prefer to let them nurse as long as possible and let the mom decide when the time is right.  Zelda decided that 5 weeks was perfect.

We also had a ton of fun with the small play tunnel.  It is the perfect way to introduce baby pups to some agility fun.  Light weight, soft, and I am able to tie it up so that it makes a small semicircle, then extend it once the pups are comfortable with the concept.  They are a great bunch of puppies with all different personalities.  I think everyone interested will find a nice puppy to fit their needs in this litter.

~Becky

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Rachel Bohl - February 22, 2012 - 9:03 pm

That was great! I loved seeing them literally digging into their food. Sweet and gentle boys – that made my heart sing!

Rachel Bohl - February 22, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Becky, that was so cute watching them literally digging into their food! Sweet and gentle boys – that makes my heart sing!

Rachel Bohl - February 22, 2012 - 9:20 pm

Oops! I really was excited!

Summer - February 23, 2012 - 2:35 am

It is just way too much fun getting these little glimpses of the puppies getting to know the world. That last bit of the second video cracked me up!

Sherri H - February 23, 2012 - 1:11 pm

What a great way to start my day! Can’t wipe the smile off my face. Gentle boys and pushy girls. Sounds like our Merlin and Elvira!

mom & bill - February 29, 2012 - 2:17 pm

You are helping so many people.We are so proud of you and look forward to your next post.Love you all , and our Grandpuppy’s.Mom &Bill

Zelda & River pups: 5 week old photos

Technically, the pups will not be 5 weeks for two days.  However, I had ‘help’ to get these photos today, so today was the day.  I’m going to do mostly video’s of the pups from here out because who doesn’t love a cute video of puppies playing.  I need to document their socialization via video for temperament.  Photographs of front and side will be taken weekly for my own personal record.  This is one of those post. :)

 

And now for the litter details:  I have 4 deposits on this litter.  The last puppy will be held until a better understanding of temperament can be determined.  I have two other homes interested, but they have very specific needs which may or may not be met by this litter.  If you are interested, please contact me soon, so you can be put on my waiting list.  For those interested in adopting one of these little gems, price for a pet is $1500.00 on limited registration (no breeding rights). These pups should be suitable as performance dogs, therapy dogs, and wonderful pets.  The parents are very stable dogs with outstanding temperaments.  They will probably be small to mid size as adults (20-25 inches at the shoulders).  Contact me at anuttapoodle@aol.com for an adoption application.  References required as my puppies only go to the best homes and as forever members of your family.

Click the “LITTERS” link at the top to see more post about these puppies!

River (dad) and Zelda (mom)


CLICK HERE FOR OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR ZELDA

CLICK HERE OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR RIVER

CLICK HERE PEDIGREE of the ZELDA x RIVER LITTER

The Average Standard Poodle coefficient of inbreeding is around 15%.  This litter is 2.66%  Lower % means lower inbreeding.

~Becky

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Rachel Bohl - February 20, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Oh my! Did you get the girls into their stack? How precious!

Pamela Griffis - February 21, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Becky,
I hope you know how much I appreciate your dedicated and loving ways to keep us “in the know”. I look at your pictures over a dozen times a day . The moment IS nearing !
Sincerely,
Pamela Grifis

Zelda & River Pups: 4 week old group photos

I decided to break up the photo session into two groups this week.  Today I shaved the puppies faces and around their tails.  They all did excellent with their first little groom and because of that, I didn’t want to overstress them with a ton of photo.  And, they are at the point where I want to get stacked side and front photos of each.  This means I need another person to help.  So, instead of individual photos I went for a couple of nice group shots.

I was playing with background options again.  I like the depth and richness the black background provided, but I had to use a less forgiving aperture setting and any movement caused blur.

White is a bit to harsh for black puppies.  It seems to turn them a touch brown and if I get the puppies exposed correctly, the background is blinding.  Still, they were all SITTING!!  SCORE!

And this is what the vast majority of my photos looked like.

I am not a photographer.  This is just a small hobby at best.  It sure is fun taking photos of these little guys.  I’m having a blast with the practice.

~Becky

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Sherri H - February 17, 2012 - 3:16 pm

LOVE the black background photo. Calendar ready! So cute. And the video of their first time outdoors was great. Brave little pups! Enjoy checking in even if this is not meant to be the litter for us. Any news on Georgie?

Becky - February 17, 2012 - 7:25 pm

No real idea on Georgie yet. She’s only 3 weeks into the pregnancy, though Courtney emailed me today that she is not acting her normal self! That is good news. We should know in a couple more weeks, one way or the other.

Sandy Tate - February 19, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Becky ~ those puppies are adorable! So sweet!

VIDEO: Zelda & River pups play outside

I decided to delay the bath, groom, still photos for a much more fun activity for all involved.  We made a trip outside for the first time today!  So much fun!!  The weather was far to inviting to stay indoors.  It was a little damp and muddy, but very warm and sunny.

This first video is learning what outside is and how to avoid a 10 month old silly Standard Poodle girl!  Jazz was all about the puppies, but I had to keep reminding her to be gentle.

This second video I put both Zelda and Jazz in the house, and decided to give the puppies something to think about and explore.


I hope to get the puppies groomed and ready for their 4 week old photo shoot in the next couple days.

And now for the litter details:  I have 4 deposits on this litter.  The last puppy will be held until a better understanding of temperament can be determined.  I have two other homes interested, but they have very specific needs which may or may not be met by this litter.  If you are interested, please contact me soon, so you can be put on my waiting list.  For those interested in adopting one of these little gems, price for a pet is $1500.00 on limited registration (no breeding rights). These pups should be suitable as performance dogs, therapy dogs, and wonderful pets.  The parents are very stable dogs with outstanding temperaments.  They will probably be small to mid size as adults (20-25 inches at the shoulders).  Contact me at anuttapoodle@aol.com for an adoption application.  References required as my puppies only go to the best homes and as forever members of your family.

Click the “LITTERS” link at the top to see more post about these puppies!

River (dad) and Zelda (mom)


CLICK HERE FOR OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR ZELDA

CLICK HERE OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR RIVER

CLICK HERE PEDIGREE of the ZELDA x RIVER LITTER

The Average Standard Poodle coefficient of inbreeding is around 15%.  This litter is 2.66%  Lower % means lower inbreeding.

~Becky

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Lynda Richardson & 2 standard boys! - February 16, 2012 - 9:43 am

The videos at the 4-week point are so great! I see their personalities coming through! Some braver than others…some more independent & adventurous…some wanting cuddles more than others. Thanks for sharing!! We are off to do a therapy dog visit today. Blessings, Lynda, Boudro & Tibby