We are excited to announce the birth of our second and last litter for 2012. The much anticipated litter between Georgie & River is now here! This litter has been whelped at Georgie and River’s mom’s home in Arkansas. Courtney and her friend Sarah (a human Doula) did an exceptional job yesterday helping these little angels into the world.
Here is the email from Courtney:
Here is the puppy info
#1 Girl 7.75oz
#2 Boy 9.5oz (tiny milk chin)
#3 Boy 8.75oz
#4 Boy 9 oz
#5 Girl 7.5 oz
#6 Girl 9 oz
#7 Boy 7.75 oz
A few of the pups have a little white under the paws. My kids have come up with names. Having boys in the house you can imagine the challenge we had coming up with names and letting them feel included. They had some interesting ones.
They’ve compromised and five of the pups are names of lego ninja characters. hahaha! Yes, BOYS!
Boy names: Cole, Kai (pronounced Kye), Jay, and Zane. (Just be glad there wasn’t a 5th boy…Connor was convinced his name would be Sensei Wu. lol!
Girl names: Nia, Piper, and Hazel
Of course let me know if these won’t work. The kids are going to decide tomorrow who gets what name.
Sarah took some pics, she’s going to try and tweak the color tonight and we will get those emailed to you. I know how everyone loves the puppy updates, so we will try and send you as many pics and info as possible. Let me know if there’s anything else you need.
Thanks so much for entrusting me with your puppies. It is an incredible experience. I really appreciate this opportunity and I want to help these pups have the best possible start. They are a special group of pups.
And here is the email from Sarah who helped with the whelping and photos!
What a joy to witness the birth of the pups today! It was so exciting. I have been to countless births…but I think I cried more at this one…lol.
I posted pics on Facebook. I think you can right click them and save them so you can post them on your blog. If not, let me know and I will send the files. They are large files and I don’t want to clog your inbox.
So excited to meet you in the coming weeks! ~~Sarah
Georgie smiling after a successful birth!
She is one proud mama!
Time for a quick bath
I should know by the end of the week availability. Right now I have 5 people confirmed as interested in this litter, and I am waiting on two homes to reply to my request for a deposit.
Both River and Georgie are now fostered by Courtney and her family in Northwest Arkansas. She has put some titles on her poodles in order to help show the great temperament her dogs have and is active in Therapy with her dogs. I will not place my dogs in homes that keep their dogs outside in a kennel, so people like Courtney are extremely important to my breeding program. A great foster home is worth their weight in gold! Courtney has been supporting my breeding program for almost 10 years. Georgie is a granddaughter of my beloved Merlot and is also a 3rd generation Therapy dog.
Georgie and River, November 2011
This litter will be suitable for competition, therapy, and beloved pets. Both parents are extremely stable dogs with great typical poodle temperaments. Georgie is a large female and River is a mid size male (slightly smaller than Georgie). Puppies should mature 50-65lbs and be 24-27 inches tall.
OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR GEORGIE
OFA HEALTH TESTING RESULTS FOR RIVER
PEDIGREE FOR GEORGIE X RIVER LITTER
These two should produce a nice mix of working dogs and pets.
The average Coefficient of Inbreeding for a Standard Poodle is 15%. This litter is 2.02%. The lower the number, the lower the inbreeding.
Genetic information for Test breeding GerogiexRiver from PoodlePedigree.com website:
The COI (Coefficient of Inbreeding) is calculated up to a maximum of 12 generations. The COI is calculated entirely from the pedigree information present in the database, so if there are inaccuracies in the pedigree, there will also be inaccuracies in the COI. I try to run the COI every Friday. If there is an error on Friday that means I will have to correct the error and rerun the coi on Saturday. For information on what the COI figure means, see http://www.canine-genetics.com/relation.htm, particularly where it discusses the inbreeding coefficient. For a more complete discussion of genetic principles, visit the Canine Diversity Project.
10-generation COI 2.03%
12-generation COI 4.20%
Top 5 ancestors contributing to COI, in order of influence:
AM CH Haus Brau Executive Of Acadia TP 0.77%
AM CH Acadia Command Performance CD 0.27%
AM/CAN/MEX/FCI INT CH Pamala’s Manderley Spellbound TP 0.22%
AM CH Eaton Affirmed TP 0.21%
AM CH Dassin Debauchery 0.20%