Born 28-03-21 Litter 3/8
The weights vary between 400g – 880g we have the whole lot from small to hugley fat lol Xia came on our walk today, first time she left the house in ages. She loved it! She also had the feeling she needed to make her position clear again and was bitchy to all the others ala ‘the sheriff is back in town!’…. typical Xia – cow behaviour lol. I’ve given her a bath when we got back, for A to wash down any possible germs picked up on the walk and B she was one due since birth. They always loose some blood for quite some time after and since she’s mainly horizontal feeding these pups all day that matted her fur on the back end. She’s feeling great now 🙂
Nothing to report, we got some fat ones, some smaller ones, some noisy ones and some content ones. Xia has only 9 nipples, one is missing!! We could really do with this one right now lol.
Everyone is doing great 🙂 here are some Individuals for you:
Everyone is drinking well and all seem good, couple of girls haven’t put much weight on yet but I’ll give those some extra time on Xia and the best nipples a few times a day :). Xia only has 9 nipples, don’t ask me why, one is just missing lol.
No back dew claws on any of them, good stuff, no need to remove anything then. Xia is just the most fascinating mum, she is an absolute champ in her role – love this girl so much!!
All 11 are drinking and doing well, so pleased!! Here is a video of the whole birth yesterday.
Half an hour after my last update Xia started contracting!!! Don’t ask me lol and so it began….
…. 14.08 we’ve had a boy!! With 310g I’m really happy now as I was concerned they might be really big given Xia’s size and I worried about struggles of delivery. Now I knew they are a great size and it’s just lots of them. 15.08 our first girl, I give her the pink collar, arrived with 320g. Xia is cool and relaxed and takes her time my queen <3. 15.31 second girl, brown, arrives with 330g. 15.42 the second boy arrives with 390g. 15.57 another girl arrives with 340g, I give her the light brown collar. 16.23 green boy arrives with 400g. I’m totally not needed here,Xia knows her stuff!! I’m just here to feed her and give her water and clean up messes lol. Orange girl arrives at 16.50 with 280g. 17.36 purple girl arrives with 450g. Xia is having a break with dinner and a nap whilst I quickly drive up the fields with the other 3 to power them out with the ball. Of course I come back and there is another in the box! Yellow turned up around 7pm ish with 350g. At 20.35 we got another girl with 340g, I give her the light blue collar. Last one to make an entry is the black girl at 22.42 with a whopping 490g.
I am now over the moon that Xia is doing great and just got rid of all my worries I’ve had during this week. We’re bot exhausted!!! I go to bed with my baby cam on and Xia next door leaving her in peace. My girl is amazing and just such a wonderful mum, happily I fall in a coma :).
Good news!! Everything is looking good, scan showed pups might not be quiet ready just yet since we’ve not seen they’re organs clearly in the scan (mind you she was a wiggle and it it was hard to see stuff). This means Keith might have been right and the second week of mating took rather then the first week where the machine said she’s ovulating. Therefor today is Day 60/63 and we can start getting ready again -GROUNDHOG DAY!!!! 🙂
Still nothing, I’m sleeping on the couch with Xia for the last 5 days – home for the last 6 with only short trips to exercise the other dogs and speed into the shops expecting the I’s any moment… Exhausted and slightly worried I have booked her into the vets today at midday. Xia still plays, eats and dosen’t look unwell at all, I can feel the pups moving as well so I’m not super worried but given the size of her I just can’t believe she would have taken on the second row of matings. I never had this, doing matings a week apart and boy can I see the difficulties now! Well either my maternal vet Sharon was right (she says she ovulated on the first week) or my boy Keith was right (experienced stud dog who didn’t show any signs until the second week). All I care about is a healthy Xia first of all and then healthy pups so keep your fingers crossed for us please.
***Be a breeder they said, it will be fun they said (!!) 🙂 ***
Due date today but no signs! Mind you, we’ve done so many matings I don’t know which one she took on, today is due date from the first mating. Xia happily eats all her meals, no nesting at all and still playing ball regularly in the garden. She also wanted to come on a walk with the others but I didn’t let her. She needs to protect that belly now (94cm scope today!).
I have slept on the couch with Xia last night, however she slept like a baby lol no signs of nesting and also she eat her whole breakfast so everything is looking calm still 🙂
Puppy room is ready 🙂
10 days to go until due date from first mating and Xia is getting seriously uncomfortable. Got a feeling she’ll throw them out early!
Xia is VERY fed up already… She is super big, I dread to think how much bigger she’ll get in the next two weeks…
Scary how big she is considering how much longer we got to go… She’s on maternity leave now and is no longer coming to work. Proper milking it and the Diva moods are in full swing!
Xia is confirmed pregnant 🙂 all looking well – happy days!! It looks like the first mating was the one we can count from.
Scan is booked in for the 25th but it’s looking rather promising!!! Not sure which mating to count from… Sharon will have an idea Thursday 🙂
6th!!! And last mating done, never have I had a situation like this but I’m pretty sure we’ve covered every possibility by now lol. I’m curious which week was the real one, we’ll see by the time of the scan. Xia – she never goes by the book – special edition my girl!
So yesterday Keith started to howl! He only howls when the females are at their peak… And today is one week since we first mated them?!? Nevertheless I trust my boy more then any machine so I took her last nigh again to Vox and boom we got another tie. Again today! I’m speechless and confused but Xia has been mated during her whole season lol think their having a great time! Never had anything like this before but hey ho we go with the flow ha
3rd and last mating with Vox today, for the 3rd time we’ve had a good long tie. I think we’ve nailed it and it should all be ideal for a successful pregnancy – fingers crossed!
We did a second mating this evening 🙂
Today Xia and Vox had their first mating with a tie of a good 25 minutes! Thanks to Sharon at Canine Pregnancy Ultrasound who tested the cells first and told me to give it a go today 🙂 Keith didn’t say anything yet!!
Xia is in heat!
This litter is fully booked, no more reservations are being taken
A mating planned for a very long time! I believe the craziness from Xia combined with Vox’s calm attitude will make a fabulous litter! I’m expecting them to be similar to the E-litter but a touch calmer and possibly bigger.
Xia is very high drive and a super serious female with a great nose on her. She’s a large female not for the faint hearted. At home she’s very calm and she absolutely loves people.
Vox is a fairly large male with a very clear headed calm attitude. His nosework is incredible, in obedience he’s easy to work because he dosen’t go into overdrive and is very stable in every way.
Planned for end of 2020 beginning 2021, I’m expecting fairly big dogs from this combination.