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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

Puppies: Week 2

Snoozing Sisters.

After another week of serious eating and sleeping Lyra’s 9 pups are now just about up on their feet, albeit still very wobbly. Their eyes are also just beginning to open, with Miss Pink leading the way on Day 13. For the most part, they still have their eyes closed and even once they have opened fully it will be another week before they can really see anything besides blurry light and shade.

Even so, the combination of being able to start to detect light and being able to propel themselves around more effectively has meant that they are now much quicker to zoom towards mum’s food when she appears amongst them.

They remain an extremely even litter in terms of size/weights and colours/coats, although a few are just beginning to gradually look distinguishable from their siblings, so, let’s introduce them all properly:


THE GIRLS

Miss Lime

 

Miss Orange

 

Miss Pink

 

Miss Purple

 

Miss Yellow

 

THE BOYS

Mr Black

 

Mr Blue

 

Mr Grey

 

Mr Red

20/07/2019 at 12:06 Leave a comment

New Belatarr Babies!

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the arrival of the next generation of Belatarr puppies.

Our beautiful girl, Lyra, gave birth to her long-awaited second and final litter of 5 girls and 4 boys on the 4th of July, sired by the UK’s only dual (Show and Working) Champion HWV dog, the magnificent Champion Zoldmali Szeles Morganna JW, (AKA Tarot). We have known Tarot well from a first meeting shortly after he was imported at a few months of age by Rachel Newman, at the multi-award winning Morganna HWV’s. He has grown into a hugely well-balanced and superb example of the breed, who, at only 2 years old, already has many awards to his name, including a victory at Crufts 2019, where he was awarded Best Dog.

The sire, Tarot, from the Morganna Kennel.

We have been patiently planning this mating for the past 18 months, wanting to combine the strengths of these two lines, and are delighted with an incredibly even and well-matched litter and even more so that mum and pups are all absolutely thriving. Now a week old, all pups are close to double their birth weight and Lyra is definitely appreciating having slightly fewer to feed/clean/corral than with her first litter of 12, in 2017. So without further ado, here they all are in a record of a first week busily filled with feeding and sleeping, sleeping and feeding:

The Whole gang together, just a few hours old!

…and all together again, now at 1 week old.

 

 

11/07/2019 at 23:41 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 5.

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.

 

Miss White blisses out in the evening sunshine.

 

Indoor puppy spill AKA Pupalanche!

 

 

10/05/2017 at 14:45 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 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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