Primrose's Cavalier pups were four weeks old yesterday and we removed the whelping box, as Bella was nearly coming out over and with being in the pen, they now can access food ad-lib. I always find ad-lib feeding works well, as pups start to want a bit more than just mother's milk.
Today I got online and registered the litter with the Kennel Club. I removed myself from the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme a couple years ago because I feel it misleads the public, who do not realise that on this scheme you do not have to check the parents hearts or heads, all you have to do is check their eyes and the parents can also be as young as twelve months old breeding on the Assured Breeder Scheme, so a bit of a joke to think it protects you or the puppies being bred on it any better from future heartache, than someone not breeding on the scheme. I though do believe in a registry as a tool to breeding, especially if it records health and things like cause of death. What I don't believe in, is closing off gene pools.
So Primrose's pups registered names are as follows. Our tri-coloured girl is Poundlane Velvet Rose, then the Blenheim girl is Poundlane Bella Donna and the Blenheim boy is Poundlane Mista Bertie.
These three Cavalier pups are thriving and it won't be long before they get their first excursion outdoors. The weather is a bit parky (cold) at the moment here, but I think it is getting warmer come the weekend, so we might get these three outside at the weekend hopefully.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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