For this litter, we decided to take Sophie back to the Xanthos kennel for a suitable ‘husband’ for her. We thought Spook to be perfect for her, he is such an adorable dog, extremely handsome and very gentle. On this occasion Sophie stayed with Heather and the family for a couple of days, which proved to include successful matings.
Sophie safely delivered 5 beautiful puppies - 3 dogs and 2 bitches between 5.45pm & 9.45pm.
Scan - confirming Sophie is in whelp
Resting with me in the study at 7 weeks in whelp
First pup’s arrived, a beautiful little girl
And the second - a boy
Sophie settled with all five babies in a clean and comfy whelping box
24 hours old
Filling out quickly at 2 days
Snuggling up at 3 days
Bonding with Shannon and Jake @ 6 days
A very content mum with her week old pups
Being washed @ 8 days
10 days old - in my small box while I clean whelping box - they’ll sleep anywhere!!
Day 15 and still very sleepy
Toys introduced at 3 weeks
Quite steady on their legs now
A pretty chilled out puppy being weighed
Very much more aware of their surroundings at 5 weeks
Lunch outside in mid December, who’d have thought it?
And investigating new things...
Exploring in the kitchen
My, that’s tiring work
In the dog lawn - 7 weeks old
Not quite sure if I want to go down the step...
Mum’s keeping an eye on us though...
First to leave us was Brodie - Cuckmere Autumnal Showers. Brodie will be living in Kent with the Barber family
Freddie’s last play before he leaves us
Cuckmere Autumnal Leaves, Freddie will be staying in Sussex with the Johnson family
Lola - resting before her long journey to her new home
Lola - Cuckmere Autumnal Sky will also be living in Kent with the Young family
Sherrie - Cuckmere Autumnal Breeze will be joining ‘big sister’ Misty (from my Dutch litter) in Norfolk with the Harringtons
Toby - playing with Ellie
And with Mia
Last to leave us was Toby - Cuckmere Autumnal Sun, he’s off to Hampshire with the Smith family