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.

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! 🙂

Rosie Had Eight Beautiful Babies!

On the afternoon of the 13th Rosie blessed us with one little puppy. And about an hour later we had another. And so the day went until evening fell and finally by bedtime for my kiddos sweet Rosie was completely done delivering!

And here I am at 2:18 am on the 15th to tell you that we have 8 beautiful, healthy little babies from our sweet Rosie! We are very excited to have more Rosie-babies in the house after a long year and a half wait! Rosie is doing very well and as always is a fantastic mother to her pups.

We have five beautiful merle puppies and three little black puppies with tan markings. Two have clear and distinct phantom markings and one is mostly a sleek black with very little tan to be seen thus far. Phantom puppies develop their markings over time so it is always fun to watch them grow and change and develop their lovely coloring, reminiscent of a rottweiler only on a teddy-bear face!

We have four little boys and four little girls in this litter. We haven’t had time to establish our names for this litter yet, it has been a very busy last two days here! But I hope to be on here tomorrow with another post and appropriate little names for the sweeties for while they are entrusted in my care.

So now, pictures!! Unfortunately I was not able to take photos in the daylight and dark colored animals are quite difficult to capture on film without abundant natural sunlight. But I figured any pictures were better than no pictures, right? And surely you won’t mind having a second set of photos in some natural sunlight in a day or so 🙂 Of course you won’t mind!

Here are our three little black puppies. They truly look like little newborn bear cubs when they are so little, don’t they? I never think they quite look like puppies until about 2.5 weeks. Until then they are these sweet little bear-pups. Our black male has very nice phantom markings already and he weighed 6.6 oz at birth and has some pretty white markings on his tummy and chest, too. First is our little handsome black male:

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And here are all three of them:

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And here are the two black females. One is a bit bigger and she is mostly black with very faint tan markings at all and a small bit of white on her chest. She weighed 5.9 oz at birth. Our other female is our bitty baby and she has very striking phantom markings already and I’m excited to watch them develop. She was 4.8 oz at birth. Here we have our jet black female using her smaller phantom sister as a pillow 🙂

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Don’t let my poor photography skills fool you, our jet black female has a coat like silk. It is softer and shinier and sleeker than it looks in these photos. It will probably have just the perfect amount of curl by the time the curl starts developing (which isn’t for a few weeks yet unless we have a very super curly puppy). Here is her face up close (you can see a touch of tan on her cheeks)

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And here are some pictures of our little phantom darling:

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Newborn puppies are born with their eyes closed until day 10-14 or so. But they also don’t have their little ears open! Here is a photo of what their sweet little ears look like before they open up to hear the noisy world around them (our little phantom girl is our model – and you can see by my hands how very tiny she is. Keep in mind that I have little hands, too!)

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And then we have our two merle females. One appears to be a blue merle and the other a sable merle. It is pretty hard to tell this early on, though, as sable is another one of those copper-based developing colors. I have given our blue merle lady a blue collar (well, at some point I did that). Our blue-collared blue merle girl weighed 6.1 oz at birth:

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And here are a couple of our little sable merle female. She weighed in at 5.0 oz at birth:

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We have three merle males. One is a sable merle and you can readily identify him since he is darker than the other two boys. He weighed 7.0 oz even at birth. Then we have our BIG guy this litter. He is a blue merle and is wearing a blue yarn collar. He was a whopping 8.0 oz at birth and then we have little boy blue-merle. He weighed only 5.6 oz at birth. Here are some photos of the sable merle male:

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And here is our blue-collared blue merle (big boy):

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Don’t you love that little silver tipped tail?

And now we have our sweet little merle boy:

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And finally at 3:20 am I bid you good night with a few last pictures of our merle boys. Hope you enjoyed our pictures and I took new photos of Autumn’s babies too but I will have to post them after waking up (which will be dreadfully soon from now!)

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