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Litter November 4, 2007

Around the birth

Nessa proves to be a real daughter to her mother and she lives very much through her name: Naughty! Due to the fact she was not due giving birth till next Friday, we decided to start taking the temperature of Nessa starting on Saturday. During Saturday evening and night she was panting a lot and pretty restless so taking temperature during that time would not be of any use at all. On Sunday morning she was much more relaxed so we measured a temp of 37.43 Celsius. That is low for a dog but not extreme and because we did not know what the normal temp. was of Nessa, we did not know if this was the temp. drop or not. A couple of laters we had no doubt at all, because all signs from a soon upcoming birth were there.

The birth

The result:

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Time Gender Colour Colour ribbon Weight
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15:45 dog red/white blue 390 g
16:30 dog black/white light blue 370 g
18:11 dog black/white red 360 g
18:16 dog black/white light green 320 g
18:32 dog red/white orange 340 g
19:02 bitch black/white pink 340 g
19:28 dog black/white green 300 g
21:06 dog red/white purple 320 g
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It is always very nice when a bitch is that sweet for her breeder to deliver during daytime and thankfully Nessa was that nice. It was also very special that Marjelle (the co-owner of Nessa) was there during the whole delivery. She only missed the birth of puppy number 8 while we truely believed Nessa was finished after number 7 (again a proof an ultrasound does not say anything at all about the real amount of puppies). Nessa thought everything was a bit strange and scary with the birth of number 1, but after we helped her clean the puppy and showed her what to do, all other puppies were treatened by a seem to be very experienced mother. About one hour and a half after the birth of number 8, Nessa gave birth to a beautiful (and so much wanted by me) red/white bitch but unfortunately mother Nature decided she needed her back. She was complete perfect, good weight and we could not see any damage at all, so we really dont know why she could not live.

Totally unexpected that Nessa would indead look so much like her mother giving birth also to 9 puppies so we are extreme proud on our little girl. Ofcourse we had hoped for some more bitches, but isn't it wonderfull when some new puppy owners who really would like to have a bitch, now change their mind for a male because they truely believe this combination cannot be missed! All we have to do now, is rest a little bit and enjoy more than 100% our gorgeous eight little ones!!

The pictures

dog 1 still in his amnion sack
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Full size picture. dog 2 has just been born
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Full size picture. dog 3 is still being licked...
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..while only 5 minutes later dog 4 is born.
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dog 5
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dogs 1 + 3 + 4 + 5
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Yes, it is really a girl.
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followed by dog 6.
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dog 7
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Total of 8l
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Very tired and very proud new mum
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Portraits

dog 1
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dog 2
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dog 3
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dog 4
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dog 5
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bitchje
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dog 6
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dog 7
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