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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Two more weeks before Tuesday's puppies arrive. Fiona is very pregnant as well.

Tuesday (FC Tuesday von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW) is due to whelp around April 10, and her belly has been growing rapidly. It looks to me like she carries quite a few puppies. So far her pregnancy has been progressing very well. She has a good appetite, and now we started to feed her more frequently, in smaller portions. We have been adding some extra venison and eggs to her dry food.

Even though very often puppies arrive without any problems, you never know in advance how things will go. There is always some anxiety involved. With a lot of puppies, there is an increased risk of uterine inertia, though thankfully females in her pedigree never experienced it in spite of huge litters. Even though Tuesday's dam Paika never had a lot of puppies (two litters of 5 and 4), Tuesday comes from very fertile lines, on both side of the pedigree, where 8-9 puppies/litter were quite common.

We also hear from Benoit Blanchard from Quebec that his Fiona du Petit Bois de la Chapelle is also full of puppies. She was bred to our Sky, and she is due around April 12.

1 comment:

Lindsjö taxar said...

I am still waiting for Tyra and Ayla to get in heat.
Would be great to have a lot of them from Tyra. I have many bookings because of her special hunting lines.
Trym sired 4 females. The first one didnt get pregnant unfortunately. Hope the others will be.