Sonne's Lovey Dove Lyla
Sonne's Burst of Sunshine Sheldon

Lyla & Sheldon's April 13, 2021 Puppies - Weekly Weights & Updates

Birth Weights & Announcement

Abigail                 8.2 oz

Sully                    9.3 oz

Archie                 9.5 oz

Milo                     9.5 oz

Ralph                  9.5 oz

Chip                    9.6 oz

Daisy                  9.7 oz

Talula                10.0 oz

Cooper              10.5 oz

Lyla and Sheldon’s litter was born on Tuesday, April 13th. Lyla delivered 6 boys and 3 girls in her litter.  The first pup arrived at 6:00 am with the last arriving at :4:08 pm. Mom and puppies are doing well.











1 Week - Weights and Update

Abigail                 14.0 oz

Daisy                   14.4 oz

Sully                    15.7 oz

Milo                     15.9 oz

Archie             1 lb 0.3 oz

Ralph              1 lb 0.7 oz

Chip                1 lb 4.5 oz

Talula              1 lb 4.5 oz

Cooper            1 lb 5.0 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.

2 Weeks - Weights and Update

Daisy                 1 lb 5.8 oz

Abigail               1 lb 7.6 oz

Sully                  1 lb 10.1 oz

Milo                   1 lb 10.8 oz

Ralph                 1 lb 11.1 oz

Archie                1 lb 11.7 oz

Talula                 1 lb 15.4 oz

Chip                   2 lbs 2.8 oz

Cooper             2 lbs 4.6 oz

At the age of 2 weeks, the pups continue to grow well and gain weight. Their eyes have opened.  Lyla is a loving, devoted Mom.

3 Weeks - Weights and Update

Abigail                 1 lb 14.5 oz

Daisy                   1 lb 14.9 oz

Milo                     2 lbs 2.4 oz

Sully                    2 lbs 2.6 oz

Ralph                   2 lbs 3.3 oz

Archie                 2 lbs 4.2 oz

Talula                  2 lbs 11.8 oz

Chip                    2 lbs 14.7 oz

Cooper               3 lbs 0.0 oz  

The puppies are all doing well. Their ears open at 3 weeks and they are hearing sounds for the first time now. Each one responded to the sound of my finger snaps as they had their pictures taken. They have started sitting up and taking a few steps. In the coming week, the pups will start walking and playing with their litter-mates. Mom and babes moved out of the nursery into a playpen crate in the family room.

4 Weeks - Weights and Update

Abigail                 2 lbs 7.1 oz

Daisy                   2 lbs 7.9 oz

Milo                     2 lbs 13.2 oz

Sully                    2 lbs 13.5 oz

Ralph                   2 lbs 12.7 oz

Archie                 2 lbs 12.9 oz

Talula                  3 lbs 2.4 oz

Chip                     3 lbs 5.7 oz

Cooper               3 lbs 5.2 oz 

This week the pups have started eating solid food. I grind up kibble and add pumpkin and chicken broth to make a :”baby food” for the pups.  They will move out of the family room into a playpen crate in the living room for a change of scenery.  Mom is still feeding them and remaining in the crate a large part of the day and overnight.  She will begin to leave them for longer periods throughout the day. 

5 Weeks - Weights and Update

Daisy                 3 lbs 0.5 oz

Abigail               3 lbs 4.3 oz

Milo                   3 lbs 12.8 oz

Sully                   3 lbs 15.3 oz

Archie                3 lbs 10.4 oz

Ralph                  4  lbs 1.9 oz

Talula                  4 lbs 3.1 oz

Cooper               4  lbs 10.3 oz

Chip                    4 lbs 11.1 oz 

The pups received their first bath and blow-dry this week.  They have begun playing in the kitchen for short periods.  Because of the large size of the litter, I have been dividing them into two groups to feed them which allows the smaller pups to get their fair share of food.  

6 Weeks - Weights and Update










3 lbs 7.5 oz

4 lbs 7.0 oz

4 lbs 7.8 oz

4 lbs 8.0 oz

4 lbs 8.5 oz

4  lbs 9.0 oz

5 lbs 0.0 oz

5 lbs 7.0 oz 

5 lbs 9.0 oz

The pups went to the vet for their first puppy shot and exam.  All went well.  They have transitioned to kibble topped with pumpkin and are completely weaned from Lyla.  They have begun napping in their individual crates during the day.  Outside training has begun with the pups going outside several times a day and receiving praise for “good potty”.  I am scheduling the pick-up dates/times for the pups.  Please let me know what date works best for you to bring your sweet pup home.

7 Weeks - Weights and Update









5 lbs 3.0 oz

5 lbs 8.0 oz

6 lbs 1.0 oz

5 lbs 8.5 oz

6 lbs 0.0 oz

5 lbs 9.7 oz

6 lbs 8.0 oz 

7 lbs 4.0 oz

The pups are doing well with outside training.  They are carried out upon waking from overnight sleeping and from day-time naps in the crate.  They now know to come to the porch and head for the door when I tell them it’s time to go “inside”.  They began sleeping overnight in their crates and did well, settling down nicely once the lights went out and the relaxing music came on.  

8 Weeks - Weights and Update








5 lbs 15.5 oz

6 lbs 6.5 oz

7 lbs 5.0 oz

6 lbs 7.5 oz

6  lbs 13.5 oz

7 lbs 14.5 oz 

8 lbs 0.5 oz

The pups are continue to do well with outside training.  Everyone is eating well and enjoying their playtime in the kitchen as well as their playtime outside.  They follow me around the yard and come running when I let them know it is time to go “inside”.   This is the final weight/update as most of the pups are joining their families this week.