Growing Bigger by the Day

The puppies are all now over 2 kilos and have started being weaned which is very messy but they are eager and are eating well. Today they ventured outside for the first time as the weather is less hot than it has been of late.

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How Sweet are we aged 20 days

The puppies are now 20 days and we have decided that we need some sleep at night, so they are now big and beautiful enough to look after themselves at night. Mind you although we will be in our own bed our ears will still be open and therefore we will probably have less sleep than before.

As you can see they are all adorable each with their own character. Some pictures of them taken a little earlier ..


Master Blue 20 days     Master Blue

Master Black and Master Green day 20 Master Ebony and Master Green

Miss Scarlet and Miss Violet 20 days Miss Scarlet and Miss Violet

Miss Tangerine and Miss White 20 days Miss Tangerine and Miss Ivory

Miss Lemon and Miss Pink1 20 days Miss Lemon and Miss Pink



First Worming Experience

Today the pups are two weeks and three days old so time for their first worming experience. It does not lend itself for a great photo opportunity as it was a very messy experience for all concerned. The pups are now white but with a rosy pink mouth, very attractive. Maybe photos will follow later ……………………..


Puppies aged nearly two weeks

Taken today, eyes all open, all weighing over one kilo and all doing well.



Master Green Ebony and Blue                                        Master Green Ebony and Blue

Miss Pink and Miss White


Miss Pink and Miss White

Miss Tangerine and Miss Scarlet

Miss Tangerine and Miss Scarlet

Miss Violet and Miss Lemon Drop

Miss Violet and Miss Lemon Drop

Milk Bar Full

Nine happy contented puppies all lined up at the milk bar. Ten days old and a couple of the pups have opened their eyes today seeing us and their surroundings for the first time. They are all beginning to walk as well so the whelping box will be extended this weekend to accommodate their natural sense of adventure.

The Milk Bar

One Week Old

The puppies are a week old today and their nails are getting a bit on the long side and need trimming – a massive task when you have 9 x 18 to trim, my do they wriggle. the picture below is after the episode has been completed, all fast asleep so no worse off for it.

Puppies first nail clipping


Below is a puppy from our litter in 2014, Ambersclan Jack of Diamonds as he was as a puppy and how he is now. The photograph of ‘Ben’ was taken by his owner Carol who very kindly said we could publish it. He was a beautiful puppy then and he is certainly beautiful now, inside and out.

Ambersclan Jack of Diamonds                                  Ben August1


Day Six photos

Here are some photos taken this morning of all the puppies –

Miss Pink and Miss Ivory

Miss Pink and Miss Ivory

Miss Scarlet and Miss Lemon Drop

Miss Scarlet & Miss Lemon Drop

Miss Violet and Miss Tangerine

Miss Violet and Miss Tangerine

Master Green1

Master Green

Master Ebony and Master Blue

Master Blue and Master Ebony


Five days old

It is difficult to believe just how quickly these little blond babies grow, in just under five days they have gained more than 50% in weight. They are developing in front of your eyes growing in confidence and character. Here are some photos taken this morning of the boys –

Master Ebony  Master EbonyMaster Ebony1   Master EbonyMaster Green   Master Green


Master Blue   Master Blue

These youngsters certainly have good appetites and we are ensuring Indi has all the nutrients and food she needs to cope with her litter. When Amber our first Golden Retriever came into our lives 15 years ago from a breeder local to us, who is now a good friend, she mentioned that for the first couple of weeks a mix of Oats, Water, Glucose, Honey and Complan be given to the mother of the pups twice a day in addition to the two meals of their normal food. It is such an energy boost and they absolutely love it. Kind of like us having porridge in the morning before the day ahead. So we have heeded to that advice and it does make a big difference. As I write this blog Indi is lapping up her helping to help her through the night with the feeding regime.