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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

 

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03/08/2019 at 13:43 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 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

Hercules the Champion!

Midland Counties Championship proved to be a truly fantastic and memorable show, particularly for young Belatarr Hercules.

Having moved up into Open Dog for the first time during summer Herc has never been beaten at any of the Championship shows that he has attended, so the stakes were quite high going into Midland Counties.

Following his 1st CC (from Three Counties, in June) and his 2nd CC (from Richmond, just last month) we didn’t truly expect him to win a third CC so very soon, but he performed to his usual impeccable standard and we were absolutely thrilled when judge Valerie Foss awarded him 1st in Open Dog and then that all-important 3rd Best Dog Challenge Certificate – Belatarr’s 2nd Champion in 3 months!

Newly crowned Champion Hercules (photo courtesy of DogWorld).

Newly crowned Champion Hercules (photo courtesy of DogWorld).

Huge congratulations go to Jenny & David for all of their hard work and persistence as well as their constant eagerness to learn and desire to continually improve. Successful dog showing is an equal mixture of having the best dog and being able to show that dog to best advantage and Jenny & Hercules have grown together into a hugely impressive and harmonious team. We shall forever be grateful that they have truly developed Herc to his full potential from that very exciting puppy that we picked out at 7 week of age, as well as providing Herc & his brother Charlie with such a wonderful, loving and stimulating home.

05/11/2016 at 11:08 Leave a comment

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