Meet Lula's Puppies! Born Sept 10. Going Home Nov 5th.
Stop by weekly to watch us grow!
Week 1 - New life Lula delivered 4 stunning mini/medium Australian Labradoodle puppies on the evening of Sept 10th. She had 2 girls and 2 boys, all scrumptious shades of chocolate. It was a quick and easy delivery - great job mama Lula!
Birth weights ranged from 9.5 - 10.5 oz. At one week of age, the puppies weigh 15.5 oz to 1 lb 1/2 oz. They have almost doubled their birth weight in the first 7 days! Lula is an excellent mom, and her puppies are off to a wonderful start!
I hope you enjoy this week's slideshow. I also shot lots of videos this week. I will share some of them on our Leapfrog Labradoodles Facebook page. Please stop by to say hello and see more of these adorable puppies :)
Week 2 - Rapid growth The puppies spent this week nursing, sleeping, growing, building strength, and improving their coordination in preparation for the amazing changes ahead! The puppies have now reached 2.5 time their birth weight (1 lb 9 oz - 1 lb 11.5 oz). I waited until day 16 to take photos because their eyes weren't quite open by day 14. It's amazing to witness the transformation that occurs between 1 and 2 weeks of age. I hope I managed to convey this in the photos.
Week 3 - Family Visit Via Zoom in Lieu of Photos! Soon after their eyes begin to open, the puppies being to hear. At that point, they become social little beings. The puppies begin to interact with each other and with their dam in more purposeful ways. So much is happening as we head into Week 3 and beyond!
Week 4 - Look at us grow! The puppies had an amazing week! They started potty training using pee pads, and they started eating solid food. We wean them directly onto a fresh, raw food diet. As you can see they are thriving!
Popcorn is a must for this week's slideshow! I think it's our longest ever - and that's saying something! Here's a question for the kids - how many animals do you see in this week's slideshow? How many of them are dogs?
Leapfrog Labradoodles wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to all our families and friends!
Week 5 - Puppy Portraits!
Week 6 - Family Visit AND Photos! Thank you to our guardian family and to all the families on our reservation list for spending time with the puppies this weekend! Here are a few photos of the puppies learning to love the great outdoors, and learning to love children!
Week 7 - 8 - Joyful and Adventurous! This is our last week with the puppies and boy are they happy, busy, affectionate, adventurous, and brave! I am going to miss them like crazy, but I know they are ready to venture further out into the world, and to make the leap from our arms into yours. Good luck sweet babies, and good luck to each of the lucky families who have been eagerly awaiting your arrival!