Dizzie and Rebel bred two weeks ago. Puppies should be born on or around December 13, 2012 and ready to go home late January. These will be all yellow pups and should be around 80 to 85 lbs as adults. They should have great dispositions and be excellent family pets.
Today is Thursday the 12th of April. All seven puppies (5 males and 2 females) are very healthy, active. Dizzie is healthy and seems to be getting more energy back after the delivery.
It's about 7 pm Sunday eve and another black male was born. That brings the total to 5 males and 2 females. Wish we had a more even balance but.... we'll take what we can get. This last one was another very precocious pup - suckling after just a minute.
At 2:30 pm Sunday afternoon another puppy was born. Seven of us, family and friends, were watching as it birthed. This one is male. So we now have four males and two females. This one is the largest and after only about five minutes it scooted over to Dizzie and began to nurse. Very precocious.
Moved Dizzie into the house in what we call the fireplace room when the family was at church! Spread out a large tarp and covered it with a blanket. Turned on the fireplace and put in two space heaters. Moved an overhead light and attached a headlamp right over the center of the blankets. Heated
9:00 am Sunday Morning. Dizzie and Taipan are having puppies this morning. So far there are 3 black male puppies. We are keeping the whelping box clean and dry and helping mom all we are able. Puppies are fat and healthy.