April 22, 2015 both Kiwi and Isi gave birth to our D-litter and E-litter. Initially we expected Kiwi to come into heat in November 2014, and Isi in February 2015. But nature wanted it different, and eventually they were mated the same day. We did not want to wait to another heat with any of them, because Kiwi turns 7 years in May and Isi turns 6 years in July. For a last litter on Kiwi, and first with Isi I think these ages are appropriate. We have had two earlier attempts to mate Isi, but we probably were to late both times, and no mating was done. We were quite sad about this, because Isi is really a once in a lifetime dog. But this time we did a full health check up before mating, as well as acupuncture. Isi was mated early, and to our surprise and big delight she got pregnant! Both Kiwi and Isi delivered the puppies with ease and within just a couple of hours, and they are great mothers for their little ones. Since we have summer and summer holidays coming up, it is also a perfect timing for our puppy buyers, as well as for us, as the puppies hopefully can stay outside a lot between 5 and 8 weeks of age. Luckily we have great help in family and friends, so the females and puppies, as well as Ninja and Sheriff, will have a lot of attention and socialization 🙂
The puppies are doing great and everyone are gaining weight and developing like they should. Kiwi is a caring and good mother, and does not want to leave the puppy box for other than short walks outside. Just like it should be the first days, and in a week or so I guess she will leave them for a longer period of time to be with us in the living room etc. More photos can be seen at the bottom of the page here.