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Arya & Sheldon's August 8, 2021 Puppies - Weights & Updates

Birth Weights and Announcement

Artie                    9.5 oz

Finn                     9.7 oz

Piper                  10.5 oz

Luc                     10.7 oz

Poe                     12.1 oz

Arya’s babes arrived on August 8th.  She has 4 boys and 1 girl in the litter.  Mom and pups are doing well.

Birth Order

Poe

Finn

D’Artagnan

Piper

Luc

Weight and Update - 1 Week

Finn                        13.2 oz

Artie                  1 lb 2.1 oz

Luc                     1 lb 6.7 oz

Poe                     1 lb 7.1 oz

Piper                  1 lb 7.4 oz

At the age of 1 week, the pups are all doing very well and gaining weight nicely. Their sense of smell is how they explore their world in the beginning.  I begin holding and massaging the puppies from day 1. They are weighed daily to ensure that everyone is progressing.

Weight and Update - 2 Weeks

Finn                   1 lb 5.7 oz

Artie                  1 lb 12.9 oz

Piper                 2 lbs 7.9 oz

Luc                    2 lbs 9.6 oz

Poe                    2 lbs 11.4 oz

At the age of 2 weeks, the puppies are all gaining weight daily. Their eyes were beginning to open on their 2 week birthday. Everyone is used to being held now and snuggles contentedly against me after their daily weight check. They are a quiet, contented group as is very typical of the small litters.

Weight and Update - 3 Weeks

Finn                   1 lb 15.5 oz

Artie                  3 lbs 1.2 oz

Piper                 3 lbs 14.1 oz

Poe                    3 lbs 14.5 oz

Luc                    4 lbs  0.0 oz 

At the age of 3 weeks, the puppies continue to do well. Their ears are now open and they are responding to sound. Arya and the babes moved out of the nursery into a playpen crate in the living room.  They had their first face & feet shave.

Weight and Update - 4 Weeks

Finn                   2 lbs 14.5 oz

Artie                  4 lbs 0.4 oz

Luc                    4 lbs 14.6 oz

Poe                    4 lbs 14.7 oz

Piper                 5 lbs  0.7 oz 

This week the puppies have begun eating solid food.  Everyone is very much enjoying it and needed no coaxing.  They have begun playing for short playtimes in the kitchen.  Arya is still spending a lot of time with the pups but has begun coming out for short breaks.

Weight and Update - 5 Weeks

Finn                   3  lbs 12.8 oz

Artie                  5 lbs 12.6 oz

Piper                 6 lbs 5.2 oz

Poe                    6 lbs 5.9 oz

Luc                    7 lbs  3.9 oz 

The puppies had their first bath this week.  Faces and feet were shaved and nails clipped.  Arya is spending more time away from the pups.  Their baby teeth are very sharp and she will end nursing in the coming week. The puppies will receive their microchips this week.  

Weight and Update - 6 Weeks

Finn                  4  lbs 8.8 oz

Artie                  7 lbs 1.2 oz

Piper                 7 lbs 13.5 oz

Poe                    7 lbs 14.2 oz

Luc                    9 lbs  3.2 oz 

The puppies visited the vet for their first exam and puppy vaccination.  All went well.  This week they will begin napping in their individual crates during the day.  The pups will begin their outside training.  They will go out several times daily.  They will learn to run to the door when I say “inside”. 

Weight and Update - 7 Weeks

Finn                  5  lbs 6.3 oz

Artie                  8 lbs 1.8 oz

Piper                 8 lbs 9.8 oz

Poe                    8 lbs 10.6 oz

Luc                   10 lbs  7.7 oz 

The puppies have begun sleeping in their individual crates overnight in preparation for joining their families.  They are doing very well with house-training.  They go out first thing in the morning and several times throughout the day.  When I go to the door and announce that it is time to come inside, they climb the step to the porch and come running to the door.  

Weight and Update - 8 Weeks

Finn                  6  lbs 6.3 oz

Piper                 9 lbs 5.6 oz

Luc                  11 lbs  13.2 oz 

Artie and Poe have joined their families.  The puppies are doing wonderful sleeping overnight in their crates.  They continue to work on outside training.  This week they are learning basic commands of “sit” and “come front”.