Our Prince is now 12 days old and has opened his eyes. It seems that he is not developing slower than other puppies. Sometimes singletons seem to develop a bit slower that others.
After exactly a week he had doubled his birth weight. So far I am very happy about his development.
Little Prince is developing nicely and growing fast. He isn't anylonger as skinny as he was at birth. He has developed already in a cute and roundish puppy. I love that!
On June 19th our "Winterbourne Move On To Belauer See" gave birth to her little prince. It was the 68th day of her pregnancy. It has been a long, long wait on this puppy.
The birth was totally normal without any complications. Very often this is different if there is only a singleton.
The boy is quite small. He weighed 275 g at birth. But in the end, who cares!? Small puppies can also grow into handsome boys! He is very active and suckling a lot.
07.04.2018 - 15.04.2018
We hope for puppies around June 13th, 2018.
I have thought about something special for this litter. Field Spaniels are worldwide an extremely rare breed. Matings have to be very carefully planned to minimize the inbreeding in the breed. Personally I think that it is even more important in a breed with such a small genepool to plan matings for a high genetic diversity. Quality and health should be always in the focus of a breeding, but with the Field Spaniels it also has to be the goal to keep the breed alive. Every breeder should be aware of this. Therefore it is very essential to keep a high genetic diversity.
As I would like to contribute with my breeding to the preservation of the Field Spaniel breed, I have decided to use for this litter two males. Under German breeding regulations this has to be approved by the breeding commission of the Breed Club. Luckily I got the permission. Vicky has been mated now by two males which are not closely related to each other. Following I will introduce the two Sires:
Sire: Ewtor Connoisseur
Dam: Ewtor Cognac
Laclan, as the Sire is called, has a Hip Score of 7/3, eyes are clear.
Laclan is almost 10 years old and he had a brilliant show career. 9x he has been BOB at Shows, he gained 18 CC's and 18 RCC's. 2009 he was Best Puppy, 2012 and 2015 Best Dog at Crufts. 2012 Laclan was Top Field Spaniel. He was Top Stud Dog in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017! He is Sire of the BOB at Crufts 2013.
Sire: Tayowen Touch of Diplomacy
Dam: Nadavin Lecea
Rothesey is called Fergus. His Hip Score is 3/5 and his eyes are clear.
Fergus won 3 BOB's, 7 CC's and 21 RCC's. 2011 he was Best Puppy at Crufts. In 2013 and 2015 he has been Reserve Best Dog at Crufts.
The puppies will be tested before registration who will be the Sire.