Ruby’s Litter 2017

Week 5

Puppies and Ruby are now in NSW for the next few weeks while Theresa and her husband take a well earned holiday overseas. Below are some images of Theresa saying goodbye to her beloved ones.

Claire Rose, Princess de Monaco and Blue Moon

Charles De Gaulle, Kings Ransom, Pascali

Mr Lincoln, Just Joey

Week 5 Videos

Girls

Boys Take 1

Boys Take 2

Feeding Time

Puppy Diet Update

Puppies have been commenced on their soft diet this week. They have been indulging in soft rabbit mince, kangaroo mince and pedigree tin food. They all seem to be enjoying this new diet. Ruby is still feeding the puppies her milk, when required. Puppies were taken out on the grass after their meal tonight. Blue Moon was first to go to the toilet on the grass. This was great to see. Personalities are becoming more evident as the days go on. They are showing remarkable growth and enjoy playing with each other and walking/running around.

Puppies – ALL SOLD

The puppies love snuggles on cold rainy days.

Week 4 Photos

This week, I (Robyn) have taken the photos and added the allocation of puppies.

Pascali

Charles de Gaul

Kings Ransom

Mr Lincoln

Just Joey

 

 

Blue Moon

Princess de Monaco

Claire Rose

 

Allocation of Puppies

Congratulations to our new puppy owners of our current litter.

Puppy ID

Puppy Name

SOLD TO:

Charles De Gaulle

 

Solomon Alissa
Mister Lincoln

 

Melanie
Just Joey

 

Dexter Colleen
PascalI  Riley  Lori
Kings Ransom

 

Maureen

 

Puppy ID Puppy Name SOLD TO:
Princess De Monaco  Kaia Matt
Claire Rose Daisy Nicole
Blue Moon  Millie Fiona

Please see week four weights below. Puppies have all been wormed this week. Week four pictures will be posted today…stay tuned.

Puppy Name Features Birth Weight Week 1 Weight Week 2 Weight Week 3 Weight Week 4 Weight Week 5 Weight Week 8 Weight
Charles De Gaulle

 

Small ‘V’ Shaped white area on chest

 

Dark Brown

210grams 340grams 497grams 790grams 976grams
Mister Lincoln

 

Large White Area on Chest

 

Dark Brown

204grams 375grams 622 grams 1062grams 1173grams
Just Joey

 

One Tiny circular shaped white dot on chest

 

Dark Brown

 

Smallest Male

194grams 295grams 412 grams 652grams 768grams
Pascali

 

Small white on chest & Neck

 

Lighter Brown

238grams 410grams 637 grams 967grams 1084grams
Kings Ransom

 

Light Brown

White spot-Head, White Chest

194grams 365grams 589 grams 857grams 1011grams
Princesse De Monaco

 

 

 

 

 

White Spot-Head,

White paws

 

White Chest

214grams 387grams 622 grams 869grams 1025grams
Claire Rose

 

 

 

 

White Chest, some white paws.

White on Tummy

White Spot- Head

Smallest Female.

178grams 269grams 458grams 758grams 841grams
Blue Moon

 

 

 

 

Female

No Spot on head

White Patches on Chest, White on chin

Light Brown

White on Back Paws

212grams 354grams 517grams 823grams 936grams

Puppies have had their first bath. All of the puppies were quite content with being in water which is good to see. The most content puppy was Mr Lincoln. He was very chilled out. All of the puppies had a nice big drink from Ruby afterwards.

 

 

 

 

 

The puppies are on their all fours and love exploring. They are all starting to show their unique personalities. Yesterday, I removed the whelping box from the whelping room and introduced the puppies to their new sleeping crate. This crate has air vents and is very cosy for the puppies. Today I will be bathing the puppies. More pictures to come.

Ruby is enjoying her frequent meals to help for easy lactation. Today, I noticed some of the puppies starting to drink milk from Ruby’s container. These puppies were Kings Ransom, Blue Moon and Pascali. They are all showing signs of intelligence at such a early age as lapping milk and suckling are two very different skills. Other puppies enjoyed playing in the milk container. See attached pictures.

Weights, worming and pictures will happen on Sunday. I hope you will all enjoy them. I may even sneak in a video or two.

Week 3 videos

Video 1  

Video 2

 

Holly is starting to get to know the puppies.

Play time on the lawn with Dad, Rodger.

Some puppies happily posed on the grass, whilst others needed a helping hand to get a picture. Check out the video below.

Week 3 Video

YouTube Video Week 3

 

Puppies enjoyed their first afternoon on grass today. They looked to enjoy the fresh breeze and new texture on their feet.
I have taken some pictures of the puppies today. Puppies ventured outside of the whelping room to take advantage of the beautiful easterly breeze. They had a feed from Ruby and then went back to sleep. All of the puppies are very active. Walking around and playing with their siblings. I hear lots of growls and funny little  sounds. Enjoy the pictures. Theresa
The puppies look so adorable when they are sleeping. I can’t help but get a picture.

Puppy Name Features Birth Weight Week 1 Weight Week 2 Weight Week 3 Weight Week 4 Weight Week 6 Weight Week 8 Weight
Charles De Gaulle

 

Male

Small ‘V’ Shaped white area on chest

 

Dark Brown

210grams 340grams 497grams 790grams
Mister Lincoln

 

Male

Large White Area on Chest

 

Dark Brown

204grams 375grams 622 grams 1062grams
Just Joey

 

 

Male

 

One Tiny circular shaped white dot on chest

 

Dark Brown

 

Smallest Male

194grams 295grams 412 grams 652grams
Pascali

 

 

 

Male

Small white on chest & Neck

 

Lighter Brown

238grams 410grams 637 grams 967grams
Kings Ransom

 

 

 

Male

Light Brown

 

White spot-Head, White Chest

194grams 365grams 589 grams 857grams
Princesse De Monaco

 

 

 

Female

 

White Spot-Head,

White paws

 

White Chest

214grams 387grams 622 grams 869grams
Claire Rose

 

 

 

Female

White Chest, some white paws.

White on Tummy

White Spot- Head

Smallest Female.

178grams 269grams 458grams 758grams
Blue Moon

 

 

 

 

 

Female

No Spot on head

White Patches on Chest, White on chin

Light Brown

White on Back Paws

212grams 354grams 517grams 823grams
The puppy door is now open on the whelping box. This allows puppies to walk outside the box and use the pads for toileting.
The puppies continue to grow everyday. They are now starting to crawl/walk around the whelping box which is great to see. They still love the comfort of Ruby and are getting used to my presence more and more every day. This afternoon, puppies were placed outside of the whelping room and enjoyed some cool afternoon breeze. They crawled around on the mat to stretch their legs. They seemed to enjoy the outing. They then returned to the whelping box in the whelping room after a feed from Ruby. The puppies are making more sounds and are becoming more alert. They seem to enjoy each others company and are often heard making sounds at each other.
View From Above
I have to give Ruby a big hug. She is being such a devoted Mum. I am so proud of her. 
Couldn’t resist getting some more pics this arv. 
It may be cold and rainy outside, but the puppies are warm and snuggling with their Mummy inside. 
Puppies are two weeks old today. Happy Birthday Puppies. I was very happy to see that the puppies eyes have now opened. It’s nice to see their little eyes come out. I have been observing the puppies a lot. Each puppy has their own little markings. Just Joey and Charles De Gaulle are the most similar looking puppies. It is hard to get good photos of the pups but I did my best. This week has been very hot at Kilcoy. I bought a dog cooling mat and have placed it in the whelping box. It is great and keeps the puppies cool. Ruby loves it too. Ruby continues to be a great Mum. Constantly feeding the puppies and caring for them. They all appear very healthy and have tolerated their first wormer. Enjoy the pictures and I will continue to update the blog frequently. 

Puppy Name Features Birth Weight Week 1 Weight Week 2 Weight Week 3 Weight Week 4 Weight Week 6 Weight Week 8 Weight
Charles De Gaulle

 

Male

Small ‘V’ Shaped white area on chest

 

Dark Brown

210grams 340grams 497grams
Mister Lincoln

 

Male

Large White Area on Chest

 

Dark Brown

204grams 375grams 622 grams
Just Joey

 

 

Male

 

One Tiny circular shaped white dot on chest

 

Dark Brown

 

Smallest Male

194grams 295grams 412 grams
Pascali

 

 

 

Male

Small white on chest & Neck

 

Lighter Brown

238grams 410grams 637 grams
Kings Ransom

 

 

 

Male

Light Brown

 

White spot-Head, White Chest

194grams 365grams 589 grams
Princesse De Monaco

 

 

 

Female

 

White Spot-Head,

White paws

 

White Chest

214grams 387grams 622 grams
Claire Rose

 

 

 

Female

White Chest, some white paws.

White on Tummy

White Spot- Head

Smallest Female.

178grams 269grams 458grams
Blue Moon

 

 

 

 

 

Female

No Spot on head

White Patches on Chest, White on chin

Light Brown

White on Back Paws

212grams 354grams 517grams
Hi Everyone,
I took some pictures today of the puppies. See below. I will be taking more photos this Sunday, on the puppies two week birthday. Watch this space. 
All Puppies feeding above. 
All puppies are showing growth more and more each day.
It is amazing to watch. Ruby is doing a great job. I am looking forward to doing their weights this week as I believe all of them have just about doubled in size! Puppies will receive their first wormer on Sunday. 
Above- Feeding Time
Ruby has had a hair cut to help keep her cool.

Puppy Name Features Birth Weight Week 1 Weight Week 2 Weight Week 3 Weight Week 4 Weight Week 6 Weight Week 8 Weight
Charles De Gaulle

 

Male

Small ‘V’ Shaped white area on chest

 

Dark Brown

210grams 340grams
Mister Lincoln

 

Male

Large White Area on Chest

 

Dark Brown

204grams 375grams
Just Joey

 

 

Male

 

One Tiny circular shaped white dot on chest

 

Dark Brown

 

Smallest Male

194grams 295grams
Pascali

 

 

 

Male

Small white on chest & Neck

 

Lighter Brown

238grams 410grams
Kings Ransom

 

 

 

Male

Light Brown

 

White spot-Head, White Chest

194grams 365grams
Princesse De Monaco

 

 

 

Female

 

White Spot-Head,

White paws

 

White Chest

 

214grams 387grams
Claire Rose

 

 

 

Female

White Chest, some white paws.

White on Tummy

White Spot- Head

Smallest Female.

178grams 269grams
Blue Moon

 

 

 

 

 

Female

No Spot on head

White Patches on Chest, White on chin

Light Brown

White on Back Paws

212grams 354grams

Introducing the Males…

Introducing the Females…

The Girls with their Mummy

Here are some more pictures of the puppies. I try not to disturb the puppies too much, therefore the photo quality is not great. Today was linen change day. I change the linen daily and apply new bedding for the puppies to sleep on. I try to keep bedding to a minimum for safety and temperature reasons.

Females

Group Picture

Males

Close Up Pictures of the Puppies

All of the puppies are looking well. Ruby is attending to all of their needs and is really showing why she’s a great Mum. They are clean and appear well fed. I can definitely see growth in the last few days. Ruby is eating between 5-6 meals a day!! She enjoys chicken necks, fresh mince, dog biscuits and tin food. She sips on milk and water frequently. We have set up a fan in her whelping room to keep her and the puppies cool in this warm weather. Rodger and Holly are very inquisitive. I often see them sneaking into the whelping room to catch a glimpse of the puppies!

Males

Females

Puppies!!

Ruby has whelped eight puppies on Sunday 17th September.

For those of you who followed my blog in 2015, you would know that I simply referred to the puppies as ‘puppy one’, ‘puppy two’ etc. However, this year I will be doing something a little different.  I am a keen rose grower and thought why not name the little puppies after roses (for identification purposes only). That way, I can identify the puppies and you can follow each puppies progress as you please.

 

Males

Charles De Gaulle- Male

Mister Lincoln- Male

Just Joey- Male

Pascali- Male

Kings Ransom- Male

Females

Princess De Monaco- Female

Claire Rose- Female

Blue Moon- Female

Ruby is Glowing

Ruby is looking beautiful. Her coat is soft and luxurious to touch. She is definitely glowing. Pregnancy looks good on her.

Ruby 2017

Hi All!!

My name is Theresa. I am Robyn’s daughter and reside on acerage just outside of Kilcoy, Queensland. Ruby, Rodger and Holly are our dogs. They are just like children to myself and my husband. We love them so much. Each dog is so different with their own unique personality. They are all so friendly and love meeting new people. Our dogs love walks, visits to ‘Oakhurst’ and most of all, cuddles on the couch whilst watching Netflix.

I look forward to sharing the progress of Ruby’s pregnancy through to the birth of her puppies with you. Ruby is a great Mum and did a sensational job with her puppies in 2015. I am sure she will be a great Mum this time around too. It is a very exciting time for us all!

Theresa

Rodger – sire (toy poodle – colour red)

Ruby – dam (King Charles Cavalier – colour ruby)