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The Kanzu x Tailor puppies are now 6 weeks old. As can be seen in the photos, they have grown and changed rapidly. They now look like real dogs and their hearing and sight are more fully developed. They are able to move more rapidly and gracefully. This is also a critical period for socialization. According to Rutherford and Neil in “How to Raise a Puppy” during this period “…the pup must receive attention from people. The kinds of experiences that a puppy has during this period have a very strong effect on how he will react emotionally to humans when he is an adult.” The puppies continue to get lots of human attention daily with Jane and Cory spending large amounts of time handling and playing with the new puppies to prepare them to be loving companions for their new human families. In fact just this week, their new human families have begun to visit and meet the puppies bringing ever expanding experiences with new humans.


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The puppies have turned 4.5 weeks.  This is the middle of the first stage of socialization where the puppies are becoming more aware of the world around them.  According to Rutherford and Neil in “How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With” at 4-5 weeks the puppies are using their legs well but tires easily.  This could be seen when we tried to take the 4.5 week photos.  Many of the puppies could not hold their heads up they were so tired from the stimulation of the new toys.  During this period they begin to chase one another and play prey-killing games.  A great example of this was the puppy who straddled the lion during our photo session.  From about 22-28 days it is easy for the puppies to be over-stimulated so doggie mom, Tailor and human parents Jane and Cory are spending as much time as possible with the puppies to make sure they know they are safe and secure in their new world.  More toys are being introduced and the whelping box has been expanded to include a small step down to a “potty area”.  The puppies are praised for going potty in this designated area.  In short, we are creating an environment and tasks to stimulate the puppies and to give them opportunities to succeed physically, mentally and emotionally.  This physical and mental conditioning will go a long way in maximizing the genetic potential of the litter. For photos of puppies at this age Click Here

The puppies are now 3 weeks old. They are moving about more and walking more both forward and backward. Trying to take photos is now tough as they can dart away faster than we can follow with the camera. They are very interested in their littermates and paw and chew on each other and seek out their littermates for play and for snuggles. Their vocalizations are now more specialized. They have little barks and they certainly cry when they are away from their littermates for more than a few minutes. But, they are easily calmed when picked up and snuggled. They clearly have a rich dream life and it is amusing to watch them moving and vocalizing during their sleep. Jane (Tailor’s human mom) is doing an early neurological stimulation program and beginning early clicker training. Tailor is still being a good sport and feeding but she is now spending more time away from the pups. But, don’t let that fool you, she is still very protective and seems to count all the puppies when she returns. She isn’t taking any chances that we have taken one of her precious babies.

For photos of pupies at three weeks
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Puppies get colored collars

For photos of the puppies at 12 days 
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Welcome Black Boy, Blue Boy, Green Boy, Red Boy, Pink Girl, Yellow Girl, Salmon Girl.

allpuppiesThe Kanzu x Tailor litter was whelped on Sunday, February 7, 2010. There are 7 puppies; 4 boys and 3 girls.

All have beautiful ridges, mom and puppies are doing well and Kanzu is a proud pappa. For stories Click Here
For pictures go to the Photo Gallery

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