10 Day Old Pictures

Bluebell’s babies are about 2 weeks old and their eyes had just opened the day I took these photos (a couple days ago)! They are learning to stand but are not quite standing yet and they are taking their very first shaky steps. Its amazing how in just 4 short weeks they will grow from these tiny infants that can barely stand to confidently bounding puppies, eager to lick hands and chase toys. Its really amazing!

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Patches is our little tri-colored blue merle boy. He is pretty adorable. And it seems like he is going to have one blue eye like his Mama, which is pretty cool. He has some lovely chocolate-red color on his silvery face and on his paws and under  his tail as well, making him look like he has some phantom markings. He has a beautiful curl to his coat and will definitely be a curly little man.

 

Pirate is our blue-merle boy with the adorable half-black face. He really does have such a sweet face that I pretty much want to kiss all day long. Look at his face and tell me you don’t want to kiss that little nose! He has a silky coat that has a very nice curl to it and he will also definitely be a curly little man.

Polly is our big puppy in this litter. Fatter, rounder features mean she favors the cocker spaniel bone structure like her father Jake. She is pudgy and very interested in eating. The rest of the time she is content to lay down wherever she finds herself. She seems to be a very easy going puppy. Her chocolate merle pattern is beautiful and I am really excited to see how she looks as she matures.

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures! Excited to post more soon as these little babies start moving around and really opening those sweet eyes.

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Bluebell’s Litter Announcement

Bluebell had her very first litter of puppies. Blue is a little dog so it is fitting that her first litter be little like her. We only have three little babies in this litter. All three puppies are merle, which is really pretty cool since getting a merle in this litter was about a 33% chance per puppy. The two male puppies are blue merles like Bluebell and the one female puppy is a chocolate merle. They are average sized puppies despite the litter itself being small although it is clear that our little girl is the biggest puppy in the litter and takes after their daddy Jake. Enjoy our newborn photos!

Our first little boy we are calling “Patches” here he is. He has some tan points making him a tri-color and he has a cute little chocolate patch on his hip.

Our second born little boy we are calling “Pirate” because he has an adorable black patch over one eye (like a Pirate eye patch according to our resident 3 year old pirate expert).

Our last born baby was a female chocolate merle we are calling “Polly”. She is a rolly-polly little thing and already showing that she is an easy going puppy just like her daddy.

Since I’m late in getting these photos posted I will be posting their 10 day old pictures shortly! 🙂

Hazel’s Girls at 8 Weeks Old

Both these lovely ladies will be having future litters for me and I have to say I am very excited! Our little chocolate smoothie has been named Hufflepuff by her guardian family and soon she will be living there with them. She will be living with her Mama! It will be so nice for Hazel to have a young and energetic playmate to share her very large homestead with. Hopefully Hazel will teach Huffy not to chase the chickens! One thing is for certain, Hufflepuff is going to have many loving little arms around her soon and she will be a very loved little lady.

And for our other little girl, Sarah, she will be staying here with us to be a future mommy. She has just the sweetest little face you could ever imagine a puppy could possibly have. She is bearded (unlike her sister Hufflepuff) and like her Mama she will be able to have puppies of every color. I am sure in a year and a half or so little Sarah will make a wonderful mother, just like her Mother was to her. In the meantime we will be enjoying training her and getting to know her and learn what amazing traits and qualities she will be bringing to our babies here.\

8 Week Old Boys – Hazel’s Litter

Hazel’s babies are already 8 weeks old! Little Sweeper has gone on to his new home and our little chocolate beauty Hufflepuff is going to her new home this weekend as well! I can’t believe the time has flown by so quickly-but such is life with little ones. They grow up so fast. Don’t blink!

Here are the boys in a very quick photo shoot pre-shopping trip/training trip last night

Archie – our lovely little red boy. His short little legs just make me want to scoop him up and kiss him. His easy going “cuddle me” temperament makes him a real favorite in the litter for the kids. He is just a sweetie pie in every sense of the word. He is very patient and tolerant of rough toddler handling making him a pretty good representative of the breed. Archie fluffs out so much when he is blow-dried that I can hardly put him down after a blow out. I just want to gobble him up! So cute!

Sweeper – our little black and white tuxedo boy is on his way to NY in the lap of his new Mommy as I type this. He is going to be missed. He was our resident crier (there is always one in every litter). He likes to let the whole world know if he is lonesome and forlorn. He was such a loud little man that I spent a couple nights crate training him before he went home to help get that chore out of the way for his new family. He was up the entire night the first night. That is infrequent, actually, but this little man sticks to his guns! He got lots of encouragement and knew he wasn’t abandoned but it was one of those nights that I was thankful we don’t have neighbors all that near by. Haha. By nights 2 and 3 he was a crate-quiet little angel so he learns very fast! I hope he is a good boy for his new family tonight! I know one thing is for sure: he is going to be giving lots of kisses. He is a real kiss-giver. 🙂

And our final little man is Bentley. He is a handsome little guy and has grown up to be a good size. Not as short as Archie but not as big and beefy as Sweeper, but not the teeny little baby he started out as. Bentley has a beautiful build. He is nice and square and has gorgeous long legs. He has a beautiful bearded coat with just a perfect amount of curl. In fact it is pretty tough not to think Bentley is a perfect cockapoo (like his daddy) pretty much all the way around. Bentley is easy going and quiet but very curious. He is our resident explorer. While the others stay really close to my ankles, Bentley will trot around the yard without any hesitation. He has been taking some walks with me on a leash and has been very good about walking (whereas most new pups aren’t real keen on the leash to start). But Bentley is ready to see what the big, wide world has to offer. Especially when it offers people. Bentley is a people lover and will go out of his way to greet strangers any chance he gets. This little one will be easy to socialize.

Check out the pictures of Haze’s Girls at 8 Weeks (will be highlighted once the link is active)

Fancy Photos

A little while back we had a very talented photographer and a friend of mine Ann Marie Hess come and take photographs of all our dogs (and a few of our chickens too!) Since we had a litter of puppies here we couldn’t resist the opportunity to take some adorable puppy pictures too. Here are the shots!

Well that’s it for our puppy photo shoot. Now I’m off to do our 7 week temperament testing on this lovely litter. I can’t believe 8 weeks old and Mother’s Day is right around the corner!!

Hazel’s Puppies are Six Weeks Old

I can’t believe our little puppy variety pack has grown so very quickly! Time really flies when you’re having fun and it flies even faster when you’re joyfully busy.

These little babies have really grown both physically and mentally. They have learned to manipulate their toys, wrestle gently with one another, communicate properly with adult dogs and they’re learning to strike out on their own (in moderation) into the big, wide world. They’re learning basic problem solving when they get themselves into puppy trouble. And in general they’re adorable.

Today we had a gorgeous Saturday so we had a nice romp in the yard and I snatched my camera for an impromptu photo shoot (realizing I was quite a bit past due for a good post).

Here are our babies

Sweeper: our little black tuxedo baby is officially named Sweeper by his soon-to-be-adoring-family. It won’t  be long before he is home with them and getting tons of puppy kisses. His family came to meet the puppy crew and Sweeper made a clean-sweep of their hearts (awww… puppy puns. I love it) Check out the puppy eyelashes on these babies!

Bentley: our little golden-creme baby is getting so big! He is a nice, tall, squarely-built handsome man and he is friends with everyone. He has a beautiful family waiting to give him many years of love. Here he is (and more puppy eyelash pictures await)

Red Boy: Oh sweet little red boy with your adorable fluffy face and your short little baby legs! You are meeting your new family soon and they are going to love your kissy-and-calm nature. This little sweetheart has continued to be the most mellow, laid-back baby in the crew and he remains a favorite for his easy-going nature. And he has the longest red eyelashes you’ve ever seen.

Sarah: Sweet little Sarah will be staying here with us at Eden Orchards to grow up and hopefully pass all the requirements to be one of our Mama dogs. She is a pretty little thing with a lovely temperament.

Hufflepuff: Our sweet little chocolate girl is ready to go to the eager arms of the four children that love her. Just a little time left here with us before she’s off on the adventure that will be her life. She is the smooth-faced (non-bearded) puppy in our litter and she really rocks her sad-spaniel eyes. She is going to be such a handsome girl.

4 Weeks Old: Our Girls

Here are our lovely ladies from our Hazel/Jake litter. If you’d like to see our boys from this litter at this age group click HERE.

Our little black female is just adorable. She looks so teeny, tiny, petite and gentle but don’t let her sweet face fool you! This puppy is dynamite! She is ready to wrestle with all the other puppies and they usually are more inclined to sleep. She is so vibrant and full of life! I can’t wait to be able to take this little lovey out into the warm spring sunshine so her curious little mind can take in the world around her.

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Here is our chocolate girl. She is just as lovely as she can be. She has a broad, round head that shows her cocker spaniel heritage. She is the most inclined to play with her sister in the bunch and she is the first of her siblings to let out a nice little bark. She is adventurous and curious but mostly she is happy to hang out wherever she is put… after she has a good sniff around, that is.

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