Yes, I did say 11! Momma had an easy time and all went well--signs of labor started on May 1st, but she was due on May 6th and we managed to keep them all in there until the 5th--all were large, vigorous and active pups! 6 girls, 5 boys...8 blacks, two chocolates and one apricot!
Momma Gliss was very tired by the end of the four hours of whelping, but after a nap she was up and trotting around the yard--she is an athletic active girl who has been a terrific momma! She has finally found a job that is up to her level of energy! All 11 pups are always spotless and well fed. She stays by them all day and dotes on them....and eats like a horse--12 cups of food a day!
Lots of pictures coming--and yes, they are all sold! I co-own Gliss (this means that I raise the litters and share in the sales) and she lives in a wonderful guardian home. They live close by and plan to visit quite a bit--they are so excited to meet her babies!
At two weeks old, they are already filling up the whelping box--I am going to put a pen in the room instead of the box with baby bumpers all around to give them some room! Here they are at a few days old.
and group shots and a few portraits at two weeks old. Eyes are open now and they are starting to wrestle!