Tessa's and Walter's Doubledoodle puppies were born May 12, 2021. Tessa delivered four boys and four girls. Three girls are caramel and one will be cream. Two of the boys are caramel, one is black and one is chocolate. These puppies will mature in the medium size range (30 to 50 pounds). After eight weeks of nurturing, socialization and training they will be adopted by their new owners on July 10, 2021.
See below for weekly development reports with pictures and videos for this litter.
One of Tessa's Doubledoodle puppies, 7 weeks old.
Tessa's Doubledoodle puppies were seven weeks old on Wednesday, June 30. They weigh between seven and nine pounds and are very active (when they're not sleeping). They bark for the sheer joy of being young and healthy. They hop, run, gallop and tumble. They ambush each other and play fight, but are considerate. If one says he's had enough, the other stops the fight! With me they are affectionate. They come to my feet and look up at me until I pick them up and hold them. If they've already had enough fun running around, they'll go to sleep in my arms. They are eating softened ground puppy kibble (Purina Pro Plan Puppy), and I'm gradually adding unsoftened ground kibble. Next week they will be on regular kibble moistened slightly with water. They have become very interested in plush toys and small Kongs. The puppies are getting more car rides. They are learning "Come" and "Sit," and my wonderful volunteers are getting them used to walking with a leash attached to their collar. They have graduated from colored elastic ribbons to their first puppy collars. These are breakaway collars so if they snag on something, the buckle pops apart. For walking outside on a leash, their new owners will get them standard, non-breakaway collars (small size, 9 to 13 inches). This is my last weekly report for this litter. Next Wednesday they will be eight weeks old and they will leave me to go to their new families on Saturday, July 10.
The puppies are enjoying new experiences on the patio: a flexible fabric tunnel and the wading pool. They have been in the pool before and are now more confident about getting their feet wet. The tunnel is an exciting new treat. They can run through it, lie in it, tussle in it, climb over it, and chew on it! View the video full-screen with sound for the best experience.
Tessa’s Doubledoodle puppies were six weeks old on Wednesday, June 23. Wow! Only two weeks now until Adoption Day! The puppies are completely weaned, although they still enjoy nursing when their mom allows (they don’t get much). They are eating coarsely ground puppy kibble (Purina Proplan) that’s been moistened slightly to prevent choking. Three meals a day, and they are quiet through the night. Use of the litter box improves day by day. The puppies come outside and play on the patio every day it’s not raining. They chase each other around a playhouse, a ramp and bridge, a low table and a wobble board. I’ve started “Come, sit” training with the help of my wonderful volunteers and the puppies are doing great! They get it! Yesterday I bundled them all into the car and took them for a long ride around the neighborhood. They complained at first, but were fascinated to see the trees moving past the car windows. Then they fell asleep. No throw-ups! In their pen, the puppies continue to enjoy lullaby music and have not been bothered by the desensitization sounds I play in the afternoon. Click on the thumbnails below to see the full pictures and video.
Tessa allows a brief nursing session on the deck, then leads her puppies down the stairs. The little black puppy tumbles down the last step and is comforted by one of our wonderful volunteers. Two of the puppies pursue Tessa but she makes it clear that nursing is over. She leads them around the patio in an agile game of follow the leader. The other puppies are having a grand time chasing each other around the furniture and toys. View the video full-screen with sound for the best experience.
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