I start this blog with a very sweet photo I caught today of Henry with one of his boys, Alfie. Henry I think has some connection with these pups, I get a feeling he does comprehend they are his offspring.
Smudge and Henry's pups today at eight weeks old had their vet check, first vaccinations and are now all micro chipped. All went well, all the boys have both testicles descended already and all have got a nice scissor bit, which is a lot healthier for a dog dentally. Often with pure Cavaliers and even when crossing them with Poodles you get an undershot jaw, at this age. Sometimes if not extreme it corrects when the second teeth come through, as the lower jaw grows faster than the upper jaw to start with. If it does not correct with second teeth arriving, if not extreme it should not be to much of a problem, but if extreme, as we see in breeds such as Bulldogs and all the very undershot short nosed breeds, it will cause more dental issues for the dog and make eating and drinking harder for them.
One of the biggest problems with shortening a dogs jaw is that breeders are able to breed the jaw shorter and shorter, we can see that, but they yet so far have been unable to breed the dog with less teeth, so all those 42 teeth get pushed up together and this causes them a lot of pain, imagine crushing your foot into shoes to small for your feet, all day every day, not even taking them off at night and you might get an idea of what is going on is a short nosed dogs face, let alone fitting in all the soft tissue, which also has to find room and to often obstructs the dogs airways.
Little bit of a whimper from each of them when having the microchip, as this is a big needle with the microchip being the size of a piece of rice, but soon forgotten with a cuddle.
Harry leaves us tomorrow, his family coming from Berkshire picking him up at 9am to get back in good time to start to settle him in before night time.
Mushroom has been chosen now and is now called Bertie. He will be staying with us until just over twelve weeks old. Our oldest son is called Bert, so look out for the two Bert's together photo below. Tinkerbell I have someone interested in, so at this moment we are looking to find a home for Freckle Nose, who is a very lovely boy with a freckled nose. If interested in this last boy drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“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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