Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ilik X Capar Puppies 4 DAYS OLD

Dark males are on either side of middle female. Pup on right is a little (big?!) Capar Junior. His brindle markings are able to be seen easier now than at birth. At this age he looks like a little clone of his sire!
The female pup is quite a big girl. She weighed 31.2 oz at 3 days old, while the firstborn son (left) weighed 27.5, and the brindle son weighed 33.8. But with no competition for the milk, each pup can easily get their fill. The firstborn son is still very large compared to the other Sirin X Duman litter at that age (now 3 weeks old).
Ilik is being a good mother. She rarely leaves the whelping box at this stage. Her job right now is cleaning the puppies up, which is no easy task since they are eating all the time! Ilik allows the puppies to be handled and weighed every day, but she gets uneasy if a puppy is away from her for too long, and she watches what is happening with each puppy with eagle eyes! If she didn't like what was happening, I've no doubt that she would come pick up the puppy and take it back with her into the whelping box!
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

they look great, and all in all a nice small group for Ilik to care for... and yes, take back from hands taking her sucklings away...
can't wait till eyes open!
thanks again for sharing all the babies with us in pics - and perhaps best of all - words and descriptions as they grow - Andra

June 14, 2010 10:27 AM  
Blogger Jessica ;-) said...

Such pretty colors in this litter! Looking forward to watching the brindle male mature!

June 14, 2010 11:13 AM  
Blogger hetal said...

i like this dogi very much...
look very inocent...
thanks for share this.

June 16, 2010 7:44 PM  

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