Puppies stacked at 6.5 weeks

Not quite old enough for official evaluations, but the puppies starting to learn the stacking ropes.  So happy with how this litter is turning out!

In birth order:

mantle male Great Dane puppy 6 1/2 weeks

Ace

Mantle great dane puppy

Ace

Piebald Dane puppy

Babe

Babe

mantle dane puppy

Charlie

Charlie

mantle great dane puppy

Dickens

Dickens

piebald dane puppy

Homer (FKA Earl)

Homer

piebald great dane

Frankie

Frankie

mantle great dane 6 1/2 weeks old

Gigi

Gigi

mantle great dane puppy

Heidi

Heidi

piebald great dane puppy

Ruby (FKA Isla)

Ruby

Puppy Toenails

Keeping your dog’s nails neatly trimmed not only looks nice, it also is less stress on the dog’s foot.  No long nails to splay the feet out.  No long nails to jab into your foot either!

We start when they are just babies, getting them used to getting the nails trimmed and also keeping the quick nice and short.

Having nine puppies means LOTS of nails to trim.  I use a Dremel to grind the nails, which keeps them nice and smooth.  For more detail, check out this old post.

grinding dog nails

First time outside

The puppies had their first venture outside today.  They did great!

piebald great dane

Frankie

mantle great dane puppies

Dickens and Gigi (FKA Greg)

piebald dane

Isla

Piebald Dane

Babe

4 week old mantle great dane puppy

Ace

Kizzy was excited about their outdoor adventure, too!

Finished off the experience with dinner outside.

 

Puppies arrived!

We have nine healthy babies!  The first five were born in the wee hours of the morning, June 25th.  The next four came via c-section several hours later.

3 mantle males
2 mantle females
2 piebald males
2 piebald females

Mom & babies are all doing great!

mantle and piebald dane puppies

mantle and piebald dane puppies