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.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Our Whelping Story...

Yesterday was such a fretful day for me.  Dixie was very restless, panting heavily all day, and hiding in the dog Kennel.  Occasionally she would start tearing her sheets apart.  I figure she must have been feeling contractions.

By the time the afternoon came around and there was no change, I decided to go to visit the veterinary.   I didn't actually take Dixie with me.  In her present state, I didn't dare disturb her.  Instead I took Toby with me....for a 'health check'.  But obviously I just wanted an excuse to talk to another vet about Dixie.

So after having Toby checked for a few things, I told the vet that I would have like to have brought Dixie but she was laboring at home.  I gave her all my information...the breeding dates, the due date, the temperatures, etc.  And asked her at what point she would advise bringing Dixie in.  The veterinary did not seem concerned.   But assured me that it all seemed fairly normal.  She suggested that if there was no whelping by Monday, that I could bring Dixie to her.   Her calmness was such a comfort....but I still made sure that the office was open on Saturday morning...just in case.

That evening (Friday night) Dixie was really panting heavily.   By 11:00 pm she was no longer hiding in her crate, but was begging me to comfort and be near her.  I put her in her whelping box (a plastic swimming pool) and stroked her fur and assured her.  I thought to myself, 'Surely these puppies are coming tonight!'   But when the minutes ticked by I was losing my confidence and my energy.   I took a pillow and lay down next to her whelping box, to try to get some rest.   I would come in and out of consciousness as Dixie was still so restless.  Every few hours she would ask to go outside, and I would have to keep an eye out for her in the darkness of the night..
Dixie spent a long night waiting for puppies

Around 4 am. I woke to some very heavy panting accompanied by some whining.  I woke myself up completely to start the vigil once more.

At 5:30 am I found her temperature had dropped to 97.2 degrees F.  I felt a sense of hope.  We didn't have puppies....but at least Dixie's temperature was as low as it would go.  It must mean something good!  Sure enough, at 6 am, Dixie started strong pushing and her water broke.  What a huge relief!   Our first puppy was almost here!

And of course, the rest is history.   All the puppies were born at regular intervals and without any particular difficulty.   I guess after being held in suspense for so long, we were being rewarded with a perfectly smooth delivery!

Now is the time when I find myself repeating, "Thanks be to God!"  because I truly worry about my little girl through all of this.  And I am so grateful that she and the puppies are all well!

1 comment:

  1. Mary Congratulations on another beautiful litter! I love the pictures and can't wait to meet my little guy! I am so excited to see more pictures as the pups grow!