Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Watson and Ruby Puppies at 5 weeks

bird dogs and bird hunting
The 6 Boys

bird dogs and bird hunting
The 5 Girls

bird dogs and bird hunting
Fun picture of the Girls

This is shameless bragging and showing baby pictures! This litter was whelped 8 June 2017. Ruby did a great job with 11 pups!  All lived and are thriving.  We are at 5.5 weeks now, and they are close to being totally weaned.  Personalities are developing rapidly as I watch closely to pick a male from the group.  All these pups are sold, at this point.  The potential is there for them to be excellent field trial and hunting dogs. There were a few times I shook my head and thought, "What were you thinking?", but, overall, these critters are worth the effort. 

Many hunters and dog men from the past recommend getting a new pup when your youngest dog is 5 years old.  It is sound advice.  I'm only about 6 months early. This boy will take me well into my 70's.  I'm already looking forward to putting into him everything I've learned about training bird dogs! Even better, I know, without a doubt, I've improved the breed with this letter, as well.