Welcome to Our Puppy Blog!

Welcome to our blog! I am a small hobby breeder of Schnoodle puppies. My Schnoodles are a cross of the White Schnauzer with a Red Poodle. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We have 4 breeding females and sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for hobby breeders.

Our breeding dogs are from purebred Akc lines and the Schnoodle puppies are registered with ICA (the registry for Designer breed dogs.)

They will be vet checked, have their first set of shots, and be Ugodog Puppy Toilet Trained. But this is just the beginning! Read through our posts to see the special care and attention we give our litter. You will enjoy watching our Growing Puppies!

We sell our puppies through our Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to be contacted with updates on the next litter email me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com

Update: We are so excited for our winter puppies. I also hope for a litter in Summer 2018.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Transitional Period 13-20 days

Over the last few days, the puppies have entered a new stage in their developmental milestones. The 'Transitional Period' as it is called is characterized by increased sight, hearing, and motor development.

At 10 days old, Toffee was the first puppy to begin opening his eyes.
The puppies world is opening up and they will begin to investigate their surroundings, which up to now they have not concerned themselves.  It is important during this stage to continue to handle the puppies, and give them short periods of time away from the litter, to build their confidence and independence.

The first sign of this change occurred at day 10 when the first of the pups, Toffee, began to show signs that his eyes were opening.  Between day 10-15 the pups have slowly been opening their eyes.  As of today, the whole litter has their eyes opened.  Nonetheless, their sense of sight is still developing.  Studies have indicated that it is not until 28 days that the puppies will be clearly able to distinguish forms.  At this point the pups vision is blurred and fuzzy.
Scarlet has blue eyes...I think they will soon turn black.

As their eye sight improves their motor skills are also making major advancements.  Up to now they could crawl across the floor in a swimming motion, but they can not climb over a 2 inch lip in the door way of our puppy pen. This has been rather convenient, since we can leave the door open and Dixie can go in and out, without the puppies getting out.

As the puppies become stronger and learn to crawl over the entrance to a crate, I will change their living quarters to begin early potty training.  My next post will describe the beginning of early litter training.

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