CH. Mals-About One For The Money

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CH. Goldfly Appolo

June 2, 2021

Gabby would like for you to join her in welcoming this very special litter made possible through the miracle of frozen semen.  Appolo was one of my first Spinone and was one of the first champions when the breed became AKC recognized and quickly became a Register of Merit sire.  Adding in the excellence of Gabby, these puppies should fulfill all the dreams that have come through generations of Spinoni that conform to the breed standard while being able to perform in the field as they were bred to do.  Conformation showing, hunting, performance or just enjoying a hike in the woods with their family, these puppies are bred to do it all.  As always, these puppies carry full health guarantees for those diseases applicable to the breed.  To see the pedigree on these puppies, just click here.

   

Gabby                                                                                                    Appolo

Without further ado, here they are!

Gabby and I were both worn out when we were done but everybody is doing well so far.

All cleaned up, ribbons and rick rack on.

Gabby checking to make sure nobody is missing after a quick trip outside.

      

Girls (Ribbons)                                     and...                                                   Boys (Rick Rack)

A week old and it's been a bit of a stressful week for me with so many babies to watch over.  I did some supplementing and worked to keep everybody warm.  Sadly, one little boy just didn't want to stay in spite of my efforts so our number is now lucky 13.  All the other puppies seem to be thriving which makes me smile as we pass that magic one week mark.  Gabby is an outstanding mother and I am blessed to have such a good one watching over this brood.

     

With full tummies, these guys are content to just lounge around.

And this good mama can divide the litter so she can feed first one half, then the other.

Two weeks old now and Gabby continues to be an excellent mother to this huge brood.  They may not be as big as puppies in a smaller litter would be but they are healthy and active.  I'm pleased with what I am seeing in these puppies.  Eyes will be opening in the next couple of days and they are getting stronger on their feet.  The days of having all puppies in one picture are limited.

   

Trying to find a spot to lay down can be a challenge when these little guys are on the hunt!

  

Sometimes a girl just has to lay down and trust that the little beasties will get out of the way.  Gabby is very careful, though, not to smash any babies.  And then I'll check on them and find them all lined up like little soldiers.

And to leave you with a smile for this week.

Three weeks old and it's been a busy one for these little guys.  Their eyes opened and they found their feet.  Soon, they will be all over the place!

 

Gabby continues to sort them so everybody gets a turn but sometimes it's a free for all and we have the beginnings of a puppy skirt.

 

Still a little wobbly here but getting stronger every day.

 

Did I mention they were getting stronger every day?  Well, yeah, and escaping.  Soon the box will come down.

And the giant step of the week as the babies were introduced to solid food.  They like it!

Four weeks old and it's been a week of transition as the babies have continued to grow and get more active.  By midweek, the front of the whelping box had to come off so they could explore safely.  They are eating well now and Gabby is spending less time with them.

      Off and running!

Yep, they've pretty much outgrown the box. 

                  

Oh, yeah, now they can roam around without having to climb out.

    

More running around                                                                 These three discuss how to get excess food off of faces and feet.

And speaking of food... they graduated to the flying saucer.

Five weeks and during the week the whelping box came down for more room to run around in.  The babies are growing by leaps and bounds and getting more active by the day.  Soon they will get to go outside and then move to the back dog room so they are closer to the dog door.

   

Gabby is such a patient girl and an excellent mother to this hoard.

    

A bit of wrestling time with mom.                                              And just plain wrestling!

Time to meet the outside world.  Not surprising, the puppies weren't worried a bit and immediately started exploring.  Oh, yeah, busy times ahead to keep up with this bunch!

  

Life is good when you are  5 weeks old and get to explore a whole new world!

   

Six weeks and the kids are very comfortable running in and out of the house and making life miserable for poor Gabby.  

 

It's hard to walk around all those little beasties!

And they will run her down!

Wobble, anyone?

   

Nothing special, just out investigating.

Six and a half weeks and we celebrated getting microchips by introducing a new game.  Balls in a tub was a definite hit!

 

Here's what happens when I walk outside carrying the camera!!  But they got right back in the game.

          

What a great time they had!

Finally wearing down and it looks like a couple crashed in the tub.

 

 

Please come back often and join us in watching these Spinone babies grow and develop over the coming weeks.  I'll be updating and adding pictures often.

 

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