Litter Name: Forever Yours Date of Birth: February 2, 2024 Number of puppies: 5 (2 males/3 females) Size: Medium Parents: Coulee Starlight Astraea x Labradoodles of the North Zamboni Puppy Litter Names: Eros (tri-colour), Cupid (chocolate phantom), Rose (small chocolate), Valentina (larger chocolate), Jewel (black)
Week 2 Private "Meet the Puppies" via Zoom event in lieu of photos this week! I couldn't resist posting one photo of each puppy for the enjoyment of our followers who are not on the reservation list for this litter.
Most important milestone this week - sight!
Week 3 - Video Week! Most important milestone of the week - hearing!
Puppies can't see until around day 14, and can't hear until day 18-20. When their ears open, a massive change takes place (thus my choice to share so many videos). They suddenly become very vocal and start to interact far more with each other, their mother, their human family, and objects in their environment. Three week old puppies use their voices more than dogs of any other age, and they practice a whole range of sounds! Listen for their unique vocal patterns and watch them interact in this week's videos!
Note: 3 week old puppies sleep 20+ hours per day. I had to really work at it to capture them moving around and making this much noise!
Rose and Valentina, with a brief appearance from Eros in the beginning :)
Cupid comes to say hello.
Active, playful puppies waiting for mama to settle in and feed them.
Lots of vocalization here, including the trilling/growling sound that is unique to puppies this age! Notice how responsive they are to each other and to the toys. Everyday they get a new developmentally appropriate toy! Novel items in their environment are an important aspect of early socialization.
Nursing and snuggling with mom.
Off to sleep with full bellies.
And now it's nap time (3 hours from now the cycle will begin all over again).
Random photos for extra cuteness!
Week 4 - Puppy Portraits! Most important milestones this week - social development, eating solid food, and moving out of the whelping nest into a larger space with litter box, crate, and lots of space to play!