Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Gokkusagi's Sirin Puppies 4 Weeks Old

These puppies at 4 weeks old now have to be shut in their whelping box when being weighed, or they will be all around your feet and faster at getting OUT of their box than you can put them back IN! They are now venturing into the area outside the barn stall, adjacent to goats and also to chickens.
Look at the coat color variety of the fawns! These are all rough-coat puppies, for sure. Little fluff-balls, every one! I had some left-over tuna and let them try that one day this past week. Turns out they liked that better than their yal, so next time I know to feed them their yal FIRST. They also love warm goat milk in the mornings, even though I'm sure it doesn't taste quite like their mother's milk. They are nibbling around on mother's dry kibbles too, but more often than not, the bowl of food makes a better playground than a feeding dish! Woohoo, king (or queen) of the food mountain!
Mr. Calm and Laid Back here is quite the sweetheart. Always good for a cuddle. He is second heaviest in the litter at 7 lbs 8 oz. Perhaps he will catch up with his heavy-weight sister before they're 8 weeks old. But he has nothing to prove. He lets her act like queen and could really care less.
The darkest female is now 5 lbs 10 oz. Although her body color has lightened up some, her head remains very dark. If you put your hand in the whelping box when she's there, she will respond by pawing at your hand. Definitely a responsive girl.
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Blogger Jessica ;-) said...

They are getting cuter by the week!! The big girl sounds like she's a real kick! LGD in the making there!!

October 06, 2009 5:20 PM  

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