Puppy Play

Down to three puppies…it seems so quiet!  The only time it would ever seem easy to have three puppies is when you’re down from nine!

Dickens does not get picked up for a little bit yet, but he is having a camp over with a friend, for extra socialization.  Here at home we have Gigi, Charlie and Heidi.  Charlie and Heidi are still looking for their perfect homes. Such sweet babies! They already know “kennel up” and are doing amazing with potty training. We’ve been taking trips to the park and around town, to get some car ride time, check out new places and meet new people.

Charlie is usually the first puppy to crash. He will climb into their shared crate and start napping. Gigi follows him in, although Heidi would much prefer a lap for snuggling.

Great Dane playing with her babies

Whoa, Mom!

Watching Mom zoom by us

Great Dane puppies running

Charlie (with the smooshed up face) and Heidi

Great Dane puppies and cat

Heidi and Charlie checking out our kitty, Oliver

Great Dane puppy and cat

Oliver does not seem impressed with this invitation to play..

9 Week Old Evaluation

I can’t believe it has been 9 weeks.  This litter has been so much fun!

All of these puppies have new homes.

Show prospect Great Dane 9 weeks old

Ace

mantle great dane puppy

Ace

piebald great dane puppy

Jasmine (FKA Babe)

piebald great dane puppy

Jasmine (FKA Babe)

mantle great dane puppy 9 weeks old

Diesel (FKA as Charlie)

9 week old great dane puppy

Diesel

show potential great dane puppy 9 weeks old

Dickens

9 week old mantle great dane

Dickens

piebald great dane puppy

Homer (FKA Earl)

piebald great dane

Mojo (FKA Frankie)

piebald great dane puppy

Mojo (FKA Frankie)

show potential great dane puppy

Gigi – this lovely girl will be staying with us

mantle great dane puppy

Gigi

mantle great dane

Heidi

mantle great dane puppy

Heidi

piebald great dane puppy

Ruby (FKA Isla)

piebald great dane puppy

Ruby (FKA Isla)

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