New kid on the block!

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We are thrilled to announce that we will be keeping one of Dora‘s puppies – Toby, aka Madincrowd Edred. He is a delightful little dog and is already getting the hang of charging through the tunnel in the garden.  Puppy agility has started and he will do anything to get hold of his sheepskin tuggy!    

Puppy Tea Party

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Whilst we still had all the puppies together we decided to have our usual Tea Party as its a wonderful get together and great way to get puppies socialised and to meet children of all ages. Saturday 1 June was a lovely sunny day for a tea party in the garden with puppies and children taking centre stage! Friends brought their children and cake, we made the tea and squash – it was great fun and the puppies loved all the fuss and attention.

Puppy on heat mat

Dora’s Diary – Four weeks’ old!

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Puppies are now just over four weeks’ old and getting more independent.  Dora is enjoying more time away and going for longer walks, they also have beautiful little teeth which is another reason she is reluctant to feed them for so long! The pups and Dora come upstairs and sleep in the bedroom overnight and then their slave (ie me!) carries them back down to the puppy pen in the sitting room.  An extension has been added and they are now tumbling out of the pen to explore.  Newspaper is a bit slippy for them so they have a mixture […]

Weaning puppies

Dora’s Diary – Weaning begins!

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The puppies are now three weeks’ old so weaning begins!  Dora is starting to spend more time away from her pups and enjoys going for short walks, although as soon as she sees another dog in the distance she wants to turn around and head for home.  It’s as if she suddenly remembers she has puppies to look after and protect! We start off with some warm puppy milk which they seem to enjoy but as soon as they get fed up Dora steps in and polishes everything off.  Scrambled egg is certainly a favourite and something that can be […]

Pile of Puppies

Dora’s Diary – Day 23 Naughty pups!

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Pups are finding their feet and getting more noisy and naughty – there is always one who wants to rule the roost and boss the others about.  However, when things start getting out of hand mum Dora wades in to sort them out! See the video below, can’t believe how the pups are growing compared to a week or so ago. For more info, please go to the Puppies page and look at our other blog pages.

Dora watching her sleeping puppies

Dora’s Diary – Day 20 pups on their feet!

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The puppies are planning a break out in the video below and are starting to find their feet although a bit wobbly on their little legs! They are certainly more vocal and the bolder pups are trying to lick Dora’s bowl of puppy milk so this weekend they will be relocated to the larger puppy pen in the living room. They have already had a few visitors, mainly close family and friends, who Dora vets very carefully.  She is quite happy for the pups to be picked up and held but does get concerned when they start squeaking or making […]

Dora and her puppies

Dora’s Diary – Day 16

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Scroll down for the latest video! So the puppies are 16 days’ old now, their eyes are open and they are certainly getting more mobile though there is a lot of rolling over rather than walking!   The puppies have all tripled their birth weight and eyes opened around day 12.  They are kept in our study in the quiet until they are more mobile when they will be brought out into the sitting room and the fun begins! They are starting to become more noisy and we’ve even heard a little bark.  It is quite natural for the puppies to […]

Shiny new puppies!

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We are thrilled to announce that Dora, Madincrowd Bathsheba, has given birth to five gorgeous puppies.  Mum and pups are all doing well. Dad is the handsome Sox, Welshmoor Bobbysox, owned by Debra Dawes. More news and photos to follow ….