Today the pups are 32 days old, and they are getting more and more awake and alert. They are still very quiet, more than the ridgebacks, but in return they growl a lot more 🙂 They have gotten a cage inside the puppy pen, gotten a larger puppy pen and yesterday they also had their first trip outside which they simply loved! I have vacuum cleaned the puppy pen several times, and they are very curious about the noisy thing. But they are not afraid, and even try to chase it 🙂
As we can’t do any difference, we had to take stacked photos of the Airedales as well, even though these are not any show dogs. But they did well as was very cooperative. They look like they should look like, and I can’t wait to see how they develope! Stacked photos, as well as mixed photos, can be seen here.
Isi and her puppies are doing great and it is quite special for us to finally have a litter from Isi. They are 24 days old today, and a lot have happened during the last three days. They have moved to a larger puppy box down stairs, they have gotten their first taste of solid food, and they have started to move around a lot more and are very interested in people. They focus more and more on what’s happening around them, and really appreciate human contact. Isi still keep a very close eye on the other dogs when they put their heads in the puppy box, but as long as they are calm and nice to the puppies, Isi is happy. I have taken individual photos of the puppies, as well as a lot of mixed photos that can be viewed here.
Isi’s puppies are 17 days old, and they are doing great! Now they have opened their eyes, and they have started to stand on their legs and kind of walks around. They have gotten their first deworming, and I have already cut their nails 2 times. Isi is caring wonderfully for her pups, but she wants to go for longer walks and she begs me for some training! Supermommy 🙂 More photos of the puppies, as well as individual photos at 14 days old here.
Today our little sweeties is 10 days old, and everyone is gaining weight like they should and Isi is being the most wonderful mother you can imagine. Everything is just harmony in the puppy box and Isi is starting to spend more and more time down stairs together with us, instead of being in the puppy box 24/7. I have added some individual photos, as well as some mixed photos, here.
All the girls in the litter has been sold, but I am looking for the perfect home for one of the males in this litter. I am looking for a loving home that will work with the dog, preferably in obedience, working trials etc, alternatively IPO. These puppies have an enormous pedigree, with many well known dogs behind them that have proven themselves as great working dogs generation after generation. Isi’s father Eyk von Erikson is the most merited Airedale thru times in IPO, and have great results from FCI IPO World Championship. There are also several police dogs behind these lines, as Isi’s grandfather Ilko von der Krebsförde. Therefore it is most likely that these puppies will have the temperament, mentality and health to become superb all round dogs, great family dogs in combination with great working dog qualities.
The puppies are doing just fine, and Isi is a wonderful mother caring for her puppies in a wonderful way. These puppies will grow up with the best mother possible! I can’t wait to see the puppies grow up, and I am happy to see that most of them will go to active homes where they will foremost be a beloved part of the family, as well as a working dog with an enormous working capacity. See a lot more photos of the puppies 2 days old here.
Isi delivered her puppies yesterday, on day 61 of her pregnancy, and she gave us 6 little miracles, 4 females and 2 males. They are off course the cutest little Airedales in the world 🙂 The birth was easy and without any problems at all, and the puppies was born within just a couple of hours. Isi is an amazing mother and are taking such good care of her puppies. She is calm and focused on the task, and so gentle with her little ones. We haven’t contacted all interested on our puppy list yet, but we will contact you shortly 🙂
Today Isi is 56 days pregnant counted from the day of mating, and that means her puppies are due in one week, at day 63. But they can come from day 58-65, and especially if her eggs wasn’t fertilized the first days after mating. So only time will tell! We have taken a sneak peak with x-rays at day 52 to see if we could count the puppies, and we think we could see around 5 puppies. This seems to be right compared with Isi’s belly, and her overall shape. She is in splendid physics still, and behaves just the way she uses to. Perhaps she is a little less playful with Ninja, and even more hungry, which I never thought was possible.. We look forward to see what happends the next week, and I hope for a safe delivery of the cutest little Airedales in the world 😉 While waiting, Isi’s coat was trimmed, and I may have taken just a liiitle bit to much hairs, but it will grow back, luckily 😉 Atl least it’s hygenic!
Today we did ultrasound, which revealed that Isi is carrying a full size litter! 24 days ago she was mated to the wonderful german male Ayk von Erikson, and we are so happy to announce that we are expecting their puppies to be born in week 17. Everyone that has gotten to know Isi can tell you they absolutely adore her, and she certainly is the perfect blend of family dog and working dog. Ayk is a big and strong impressive male with an enormous presence and working capacity. I just can’t wait to see what this combination brings! Read more about our upcoming litter HERE.