Tomorrow the puppies will be two weeks old. Time to open there eyes.
And again they have grown a bit...
Next thing will be opening their eyes.
The puppies are growing and have a good appetite as you can see.
For tonight we would like to say "sleep well" with a few "dream pictures"...
Today I will briefly introduce the puppies to you. Each one according to their birth:
The first puppy born at 2.50 p.m. was a girl. She weighed 401 g.
She was followed by her only sister one hour later at 3.50 p.m.
Girl 2 was a bit heavier and brought 436 g to the scale.
Almost another hour later at 4.48 p.m. the next boy showed up. He has more color and his weight was 414 g at birth.
Next one was a bit quicker. He came to life at 5.20 p.m. with a weight of 361 g.
The third boy arrived at 6.15 p.m.
He was again a little bit heavier and had 381 g.
Last but not least at exactly 7.00 p. m. the smallest boy in this litter made is first noise.
His weight at birth was 287 g.
Our puppies are already four days old.
They have gained quite some weight, they are drinking very often and sleeping a lot. As it should be!
Ilse is a great mother. She is a brood bitch full of instincts, nursing her puppies very well. Good bitches are so important in a breed. Unfortunately it is her last litter.
Today I will give you a few more glimpses into the whelping box...
I managed to catch this puppy while moving. I wonder, if this is comfortable?
Today Ilse gave birth to six puppies. We have four boys and two girls.
It has been an easy birth without any complications. Mum and her puppies are all well.
Here a first glimpse...
When I have seen the first photos of "Poppe", as he is called, at the age of approximately 6 months old I knew, that I will need to follow the development of this male. I liked his pedigree and als his conformation spoke at this young age for him. I decided later that he will be the Sire of my Q-litter.
Our Q-litter is a very balanced litter, in temperament and in conformation. English Springers as they should be. Well tempered with joy and ability to work. First health results are also back. My own co-owned "Queen Mary vom Belauer See" got recently her hip result back: A1. It couldn't be better.
A number of dogs of this litter are active in dog sports as Dummy work or Nose work. Three dogs are trained for hunting. One has passed already a hunting ability test in Germany.
When I saw Poppe first, I thought he could be a good match for Ilse. But I used him first for her mother Lotta. Looking for a suitable male for Ilse's last litter I thought I use Poppe as Sire, because of the positive outcome of his last litter at my Kennel.
Now we hope that everything worked out and that we will have a nice litter around May 12th. It has been an interesting journey in the light of the "Corona-Virus" crisis. When I drove back there were the first messages that Denmark will close its borders. Going back and forth on the ferries were hardly any cars and people. It felt weird.
Following I introduce Poppe and Ilse:
C.I.E. Champion International d' Exposition
German Champion (VDH)
As already mentioned Poppe is a very friendly male with best temperament. He is a great mover and moves like a Springer is supposed to move. 2018 he won at the National and International Show in Hanover the Group two days in a row. He also was BIS at the Club Show of the Springer Klubben 2017.
Poppe shows also working ability. His owner is tracking with him, what he loves. His father is "Stardom Special Effect", a male who was trained for hunting in Sweden and competed in Field Trials.
Photos: Nina Jonzon, Eva Maria Bergstrand and Jens Karlsson
Club Show Junior Winner 2014
German Junior Champion (Klub)
Siegerland Junior Winner 2014
For more information about her, please click on her name and you will be directed to her website.
If you are interested in a puppy out of this interesting combination, please contact me at email@example.com or by phone +49 160 9049 2873.