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A little story: As most of you know Gina and Xiita had pups within 72 hours of each other. Gina having 8 and Xiita only 2. Gina had a seamless birth and was an excellent mother for her first time. While the two moms were separated they did at times sneak past me while loose to check on the other. Surprisingly those instances were only met with curiosity and wagging tails. As of today Gina made it to 4 weeks tirelessly caring for pups around the clock but it’s safe to say she had all she could take of the little monsters with teeth.
I knew a “merge” of the pups was inevitable but I didn’t plan on it being today. But the puppies have a way of letting you know when it’s time for change (larger box, higher walls, introduction of food).
Xiita has been an excellent veteran mother to her two rarely leaving the box as if not to miss a moment to lay and just watch her boys sleep. At Xitta’s previous home she had another small litter and it was decided by her kennel to merge her pups with another mom of few pups. I can’t speak to exactly their reasoning but it explains a lot as to her deep devotion to her pups. Any time I would pick up her pups she would intently watch and after a few seconds sound a bark and high pitch gruff with her nose in the air. There was never a time where I feared a retaliation rather knew exactly her thoughts 💭 “put that puppy back where you found it.” I have to admit at times I held the pup just a bit more to hear that subtle bark while always reassuring her I was not going to take her pups away.
So today with Gina’s 8 eating their premium raw food and goats milk it was a bit unsettling to hear their cry’s for mammas milk even after meal times.
So a decision I hadn’t planned to make all of a sudden had narrowed to just about my only best choice. (I had planned for a merge of pups but didn’t plan on switching mothers)
So... I brought Xiita a pup from the larger litter and after a few minutes of smelling the pup it only took a puppy kiss and wagging tail to reel the surrogate mother right in to the pups cry for milk. From one to two, two to three she seemed to accept the new pups effortlessly as if she knew what was needed.
In the pictures you will actually see her two pups that had already gotten their fill of milk (far left) on the outskirts of the new pups.
So the part that I’m leading up to... the part that kinda surprised me the most was when Xiita’s pup began to play or better described pester the hungry pup eating. Xitta reaches over and corrects her own pup as if to say “knock it off, let this little one eat.” It was in that moment I knew she would accept whole heartedly the new pups.
Perhaps she didn’t know exactly what she was getting into but as of now she is a new mom of 10 and picked up the part as if they were all her own. As I sat and studied the cluster latching on to mom I noticed a little blood on a teat that had obviously been disturbed from puppy teeth (this was where Gina drew the line and never looked back even after us tending to her with cures that have worked in the past). As I watched a puppy head straight for the slightly wounded “milk maker” I fully expected her to remove herself from the box and call it quits as well. But instead she stoically stood there and fed her new family of 10.
Not much surprises me when it comes to dogs and behavior as I have seen a lot.... but this got me. This was new territory and left me in awe. Xiita is one of the best mothers that I have witnessed.
Xiita will retire from breeding and be available for adoption (pending visit from new family).
It was a very long day ensuring the smooth transition for all. You can see Gina in the previous post getting extra special love and play time with the boys. Gina is happy in the home with us and brand new bone to celebrate her hard work.
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Red Rock K9 German Shepherds added 3 new photos.
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Gina’s first time meeting Kobi, & Rocco. I think she loved running with the boys. ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you been thinking about a new addition to the family? This sweet girl could be yours 😍
Red Rock K9 German Shepherds
Looking for a family dog? Don’t miss this opportunity! Cara is a very affectionate 11 month old female that is eager to please her handler and loves to train. Cara is offered as a family pet.
Her import, shipping, and delivery can be arranged in 2-3 weeks. ... See MoreSee Less
I was just thinking about those little guys ! They look so adorable !
Congratulations Jack on the safe arrival of Draco! 🇨🇿 🛫 Czech Republic ✈️ Dallas 🛬 ... See MoreSee Less
Draco = Džango ( Dzango )
Chow time with a little Christmas spirit! ... See MoreSee Less
I honestly think both Ginny and Morpheus could be shown in AKC Conformation and be Grand Champions. Not all judges choose the over angulated dogs. These two are what champions should look like. Add their apparent stellar temperaments, what more could you want?
Achtung baby. Gorgeous
With the shadows, she looks part tiger!!
Father of the current litter, Morpheus 🇨🇿 , wishing you a safe and Merry Christmas!
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Such a fine looking dog. And the mother of the litter is very high quality also!
Oh wow...beautiful photo of a great looking boy!
I often get asked what age we begin training. While I know that the question is referring to puppy obedience training I can’t help but think of what comes so much earlier. We begin conditioning behaviors that we want long before a puppy has the ability to really even interact. Specifically what you see here is a puppy that has left his “nest of pups” to the designated potty area to relieve himself before immediately returning to the nest. In the beginning of this scent association conditioning I can only hope that I am making an impact while implementing our procedures.... but after watching puppies do this consistently for the last couple days it is awfully satisfying to see it working. ... See MoreSee Less
So good to hear!
😍😍literally can't wait...
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Going... going...10 month old female available for import. Laura is a confident female that loves to play and please her handler. She is suitable for the active family or can participate and be prepared for top sport. Laura can be available now or earn her ZVV1 title in March of 2018. Message or email if interested. ... See MoreSee Less
Is she for sale? Price.