2 weeks old

At 2 weeks old the puppies have changed into little interacting individuals who see and hear the world around them. Tara feeds and cares for them very well. She does also spend time outside the box and has a daily walk or goes out with one of us for a while. It's healthy for her to get out. She is happy to go but also happy to get back to her babies and seems to be very content all round. 🐾🐾

The pups weight, at 15 days, is between 2010gm and 2058gm.  They are weighed daily and if the good gain continues we will not start weaning them too early but let nature do it's work for a few weeks longer, touch wood.

It's lovely watching them starting to play with each other, still wobbly. Every day they walk better. Today almost frantically running, trying to get to the milk bar for a drink. They have 2 teats each and getting more greedy as they grow and start moving around more.

It's a family affair 🐾😀

Doing well


Puppies are already 5 day's today. Tara is well and looking after them like a pro, she must have her mothers gene's. Her lips are burnt already from top and tailing them. The puppies weight gain is enormous, as is normal in small litters, expect that to normalise and naturally adjust itself over the day's and weeks. For now, mama's bar is always open.

Pups are part of the family for minimum 2 months, we always like to give temporary identification names, Nest names! Later they will have their own Kennel Club pedigree name, which will begin with the letter S this time, but for now they are: Pinks from Sea Pink, Bunny, Daffy and Daisy, which are all simply just sweet Springtime names. Nice and easy.

During daily box cleaning they go in the plastic box, or wherever they can lay safe for a while. A chance to digest, Taartje stays nearby 👀

Daisy (top) & Bunny with the blue collar



Hooray, Taartje has given birth to 4 puppies yesterday morning, Saturday the 10th of March. She has 4 cracking little cupcakes of her own now and we are pleased to say, she and the pups are doing really well. There is 1 jet-black Black bitch and 3 Black & Gold bitches all looking very nice at this stage. Not a blond, male or white hair to be seen in the, now big, whelping box. Breeding is always full of surprises.

We were surprised that it was such a small family as her weight and size indicated more pups but we are very happy and grateful. These puppy girls are all quite large and Tara took a little bit of time giving birth the the first one at one and a half pounds, 690grm. We are very proud of her, she did very well all by herself and us for support, what a star 💖

We have now notified people on the puppy waiting list and personally spoken to some to inform them about the litter.

Looking forward to updating you on the progress of the new S-litter 😀