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Puppies: week 4

Another huge week for the youngsters as their eyesight finally comes fully online allowing them to play and chew their way excitedly around their ever-expanding worlds.

Semi-decent weather has allowed them to be outside in their run for at least a few hours every day of this past week, taking in the sunshine, rain, winds and all points in between. Just like all Belatarr generations before them they also immediately gravitated towards their mini den for snoozy puppy pile-ups:

They are now well on their way towards being weaned and have quickly become experts at eating solid food from their Weenafeeder in-between visits form Mum. This is also the most significant change in their head shape, as muzzles elongate, eyes widen and skulls develop to give them fully formed puppy heads. Here they all are, outside in the dappled sunshine this morning:

THE GIRLS

Miss Lime

 

Miss Orange

 

Miss Pink

 

Miss Purple

 

Miss Yellow

THE BOYS

Mr Black

 

Mr Blue

 

Mr Grey

 

Mr Red

 

03/08/2019 at 13:43 Leave a comment

Puppies: week 3

All change for the pups this week as eyes opened fully and full vision slowly came on-line, accompanied by better mobility – although 4 to 5 steps followed by a quick tumble is still very much the order of the day.

All up and motoring about.

 

Mum checks that everything is in order.

Head and muzzle shapes became much more pronounced too, although next week will see an even more dramatic evolution in their heads, whilst coats are also developing rapidly now.

Mr Red, just nodding off.

But it’s very much the case that 90-95% of their time is still spent snoozing.

Sister snuggles.

 

Puppy pile-up.

THE GIRLS

Miss Lime (snoozy)

 

Miss Orange

 

Miss Pink

 

Miss Purple.

 

Miss Yellow

 

THE BOYS

Mr Black

 

Mr Blue

 

Mr Grey

 

Mr Red

27/07/2019 at 12:46 Leave a comment

Lyra’s Puppies are 6 months old!

…and the time is long overdue for a puppy picture progress update!

Belatarr Jupiter (Luka)

 

Belatarr Mars (Rufus)

 

Belatarr Mercury (Freddie)

 

Belatarr Neptune (Enzo)

 

Belatarr Saturn (Rufus)

 

 

Belatarr Eris (Eris)

 

Belatarr Europa (Roux)

 

Belatarr Himalia (Esther)

 

Belatarr Leda (Luca)

 

Belatarr Luna (Luna)

 

Belatarr Pandora (Dora)

 

Belatarr Venus (Iris)

10/10/2017 at 19:56 Leave a comment

Puppies – week 7.

With the first pups heading off to their new homes in the coming week this is final time when the whole gang can all be photographed together, and luckily the weather was much kinder than last week, so we had some happy pups in the evening sunshine.

Following on from Phoenix and Lyra (both named after constellations) we are delighted to formally introduce our next astronomically-themed litter, the newly named, Planets-and-Moons, Solar System pups:

THE BOYS

Belatarr Jupiter (AKA Luka)

 

Belatarr Mars (AKA Rufus)

 

Belatarr Mercury (AKA Freddie)

 

Belatarr Neptune (AKA Enzo)

 

Belatarr Saturn (AKA Rufus 2)

 

THE GIRLS

Belatarr Eris (Eris)

 

Belatarr Europa (AKA Roux)

 

Belatarr Himalia (AKA Esther)

 

Belatarr Leda (AKA Luca)

 

Belatarr Luna (Luna)

 

Belatarr Pandora (Dora)

 

Belatarr Venus (AKA Iris)

25/05/2017 at 14:16 Leave a comment

Puppies – week 4.

THE BOYS

Mr Black.

 

Mr Blue.

 

Mr Bronze.

Mr Bronze, take 2.

 

Mr Green.

 

Mr Red.

THE GIRLS

Miss Fawn.

 

Miss Lime.

 

Miss Orange.

 

Miss Pink.

 

Miss Purple.

 

Miss White.

 

Miss Yellow.

Miss Yellow makes good use of her newly emerging teeth.

 

Miss Purple in the sunshine.

 

Mr Blue sunbathing.

 

….I think he approves!

03/05/2017 at 11:44 Leave a comment

Puppies – week 3.

THE BOYS

Mr Black.

 

Mr Blue.

 

Mr Bronze.

 

Mr Green.

 

Mr Red.

 

THE GIRLS

Miss Fawn.

 

Miss Lime.

 

Miss Orange.

 

Miss Pink.

 

Miss Purple.

 

Miss White.

 

Miss Yellow.

 

GROWING UP FAST!

Chewing Mr Blue.

 

Up and About!

 

Coats coming in beautifully.

 

Miss Lime, ready to bust out of the whelping box.

 

Team 1 take their first grown-up meal using their weena-feeda.

 

….closely followed by team 2.

 

And, having eaten well, some of the girls take their first snooze in one of their new mini-dens.

 

26/04/2017 at 14:46 Leave a comment

Puppies – week 2.

Our new arrivals are now 2 weeks old and the constant rounds of feeding and snoozing have resulted in them roughly tripling their birth weights and generally rolling around contentedly with barrel-like tummies. The pups started lifting themselves up onto their feet this week and by today are just about able to walk (and clamber!) a short distance. At the same time four pups have now opened their eyes – Mis Fawn started the trend 2 days ago, Miss Yellow and Mr Blue joined her yesterday and Miss Orange has just taken her first glimpse of the world today.

THE BOYS

Mr Black.

 

Mr Blue.

 

Mr Bronze.

 

Mr Green.

 

Mr Red.

 

THE GIRLS

Miss Fawn.

 

Miss Lime.

 

Miss Orange.

 

Miss Pink.

 

Miss Purple.

 

Miss White.

 

Miss Yellow.

 

RANDOM SHOTS OF CUTENESS

19/04/2017 at 13:06 Leave a comment

Puppies – Week 1.

It’s been a hectic round of feeding and sleeping…and feeding and sleeping…for the 12 new Belatarr arrivals, and now, at the heady age of 1 week, they are all close to doubling their birth weights and are fighting fit and healthy little squeaking ginger sausages.

The whole gang together.

As is our tradition, we will be posting weekly head-shots of each of the puppies and, in alphabetic order, these are the first entries into their portrait galleries:

THE BOYS

Mr Black.

 

Mr Blue.

 

Mr Bronze.

 

Mr Green.

 

Mr Red.

THE GIRLS

Miss Fawn.

 

Miss Lime.

 

Miss Orange.

 

Miss Pink.

 

Miss Purple.

 

Miss White.

 

Miss Yellow.

 

and some further general cuteness….

Miss Fawn rests on mum.

 

Mr Green & Miss Purple enjoy a snuggle.

 

Miss White – it’s an exhausting business being 7 days old.

 

Elegant pose 1 – Mr Black gets in early practice for the favoured pose of most HWV adults.

 

…as does Miss Pink.

 

….and Miss Yellow.

12/04/2017 at 12:10 Leave a comment

…and then there were Twelve!

We are absolutely thrilled to be able to announce the safe arrival of Lyra’s litter of 12 beautiful puppies, 7 girls and 5 boys who joined us in the early hours of Tuesday, 4th April. Lyra is, as expected, proving to be the most devoted mother imaginable, but still hasn’t lost her own sense of playfulness and joy – just 24hrs after giving birth she was once again excitedly running around with big sticks in the river on a quick break from mothering duties.

As with all of our previous litters the large number of puppies necessitates splitting them into two teams and letting one team feed whilst the other snoozes together under the heat lamp. The teams are then switched round every 90 mins or so, night and day, ensuring that everyone gets an even amount of milk, so much work and disrupted sleep lies ahead!

First born, newly arrived Mr Red tucks into his first meal.

 

Half-way home – the first 6 have arrived and will go on to become team 1.

 

and all twelve are safely with us.

 

Mr Blue snoozes on his sister.

 

Bat-eared baby girls.

 

05/04/2017 at 17:34 Leave a comment

Forthcoming Litter (Belatarr: the Next Generation)

It is with huge excitement that we are now able to announce the expected arrival of our next generation of Belatarr puppies:

Our beloved Belatarr Lyra (litter sister to Show Champion Belatarr Hercules and full sister to Show Champion Belatarr Mahalia Jackson ShCM) has been confirmed in whelp to HJCh Aldozovolgyi-Drotos Dabas for Morganna.

Lyra

Dabas (courtesy of Krisztina Varga)

This is a very long-awaited and carefully planned union that we hope will build upon the strengths that we have established with our hugely successful Phoenix/Mingus litters. With her pretty, feminine head, excellent, balanced angulation and deep red, harsh wire coat with profuse facial furnishings, Lyra typifies the Belatarr HWV. Whilst she didn’t enjoy the show ring she is the most loving and joyful girl you could ever wish for and has already proven to be hugely maternal (she almost co-parented her mother’s last litter!) so we are sure that motherhood will truly allow her to come into her own.

Dad-to-be Dabas brings an exciting combination of great substance in a compact frame coupled with a super, tight, harsh coat along with supplying the genes of his many superb ancestors. He also has the sweetest and most gentle nature you could possibly wish for, and has already sired several of the most promising youngsters in the UK, so it is with great anticipation that we await the arrival of this, our fourth litter, due at the start of April.

12/03/2017 at 16:04 1 comment

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