Many thanks Dana and Theresa. I'm going to miss my daily puppy hit.
So happy for the lucky families but we are so going to miss the puppy cam! Good luck this weekend!FYI, today is the last day of the puppy cam. It will be taken down tomorrow, and the puppies will go to their homes. Thanks for watching!
You are such a great breeder! You take care of those puppies like they are your life. I want to start a breeding program someday and i know all the stuff that can fo wrong, and when it all goes right its still so much work. It would really hurt me if i lost one of my pups, or even the dam because of the breeding but i would pay $100,000 to make sure the puppies and dam are healthy. The only problem is you cant breed with a limited registration.Wow, just wow.. Thank you Dana for taking the time to write that all out for us. I read every word too and digested it all. I still have a hard time comprehending just how much time you spend to have a litter. It is just mind boggling when you think about all the time and stress involved to be a breeder.
We look for two things: temperament and conformation. We look for a great temperament, a happy and confident puppy who will gleefully follow humans around, who is affectionate and engaged, and is "forward" rather than hanging back. We also look at the puppies' conformation, since we want to keep a show dog. We kept Pink Girl (now Delta) because her conformation was slightly better than Purple's. It was close. I liked Purple's temperament a tiny bit better than Pink's, but Pink's conformation was the clear winner. (Actually, black boy is definitely the pick of the litter in terms of both conformation and temperament, but we're only keeping girls at this point.)Thanks so much Dana, for sharing the puppy cam and taking the time to answer all the questions. I've learned a lot from all of this!! Just wondering what do you look for when deciding which puppy to keep? Why did you decide to keep pink girl over the other 2?
LOL! I have no idea. Every dog is different, like every person is different. We'll just have to wait and seelThank you for sharing this litter with us Dana (and Teresa)!
One more question... Do you feel like Splash's behavior towards Delta is indicative of the kind of mom she will be when it's her turn?