~ Amelia's Puppies ~
Welcome to Amelia's Puppies page! This is where we will post the bi-weekly updates for any current litter from Amelia, and you can also click the link to
zip down to the bottom to see photos of all of Amelia's past litters!
BORN: OCTOBER 13th, 2018
These parents will produce *F2B CAVAPOOS* (37.5% Cavalier King Charles Spaniel -- 62.5% Poodle)
Please see our CAVAPOOS 101 page for details and refer to the F2B Cavapoo.
This will be Amelia and Trenton's first litter together! We anticipate that
their puppies will mature to be in the estimated range of 10 to 14 lbs.
And the following colours are possible:
(MORE COLOURS MAY BE POSSIBLE, AND THE COLOURS LISTED CAN BE SOLID, ABSTRACT, OR PARTI)
Black ~ Ruby ~ Apricot ~ Sable ~ Phantom ~ Brindle
Please visit our Cavapoo Colours page for more colour details.
WAITING LIST FOR THIS PAIRING:
1. Pleasant Meadows -- "Arlo" (white MALE w/ red ears) STAYING AT PLEASANT MEADOWS!
2. Michelle Bell & Mike Wright -- "Penny" Ruby GIRL ... DEPOSIT & HOLDING FEE RECEIVED!
3. Kathie Francis -- "Oliver" Black BOY ... DEPOSIT & HOLDING FEE RECEIVED!
Sorry this waiting list is full! The families on the waiting list have chosen their puppies and they are ON HOLD until pick-up at 8 weeks!
There are no puppies available in this litter!
2 BOYS and 1 GIRL
8 week old vet update:
Amelia's puppies were at the vet today and were all found to be in excellent health! All of the puppies were exceptional in the vehicle with not even a whimper the whole trip both ways (2 hours total)! Our vet and staff, plus many onlookers in the waiting room, absolutely fell in love with the puppies when we walked inside! Literally everyone was asking "what breed are they? ... they are so cute!"
Here is what our vet checked on each puppy:
- Eyes (checked for abnormalities or discharge)
- Ears (checked for redness/infection)
- Mouth & throat (checked for gum colour, swallow reflex,)
- Heart (checked for irregular heartbeat patterns)
- Lungs (checked for rhythmic breaths and clarity of lungs)
- Stomach palpitation (checked for any signs of bloating, discomfort, or the presence of a hernia)
- Flexion of joints (checked for fluid movement of joints)
- Postural Reflexes (the "paw flip test" checks for proper neurological function where the paw is flipped under so the pads face upwards towards the belly. This is done to see how quickly the puppy rights it's paw so that the pads are flat on the ground/surface again the way a dog would normally bear weight/stand)
- Equilibrium (checked balance by turning the puppy on it's back to make sure the puppy can roll upright again)
- Temperature (checked for normal body temperature)
- Weight (checked for healthy weight and growth rate)
- Because the puppies were found to be in excellent health -- all of the puppies received their 1st shot which covers Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis (CAV2), Parainfluenza.
- Dewormed with Strongid T according to weight.
The puppies weights are as follows:
Oliver -- 5.2 LBS (2.35 KG)
Penny -- 4.6 LBS (2.1 KG)
Arlo -- 4.7 LBS (2.14 KG)
The puppies were all brave for their shot, no whimpers, and didn't even notice the prick! Their first shot is considered a booster shot, and your puppy will need to receive their second vaccination about 4 weeks from now (approximately 12 weeks of age). We recommend phoning in advance and booking your appointment with your vet for December 3rd (exactly 4 weeks from now). We also recommend having your puppy dewormed again upon the 12-week visit -- worms are an ongoing reality!
We look forward to seeing everyone when they pick up their puppy!
Take a last minute peek at the Puppy Shopping List page to see if there is any item you missed purchasing and see our recommended Dog Food page to be certain you are purchasing the right brand of food:
Be prepared for your puppy's first few nights by reading up on our Puppy is Home, Now What? page:
And you will find plenty of training resources on these links:
We look forward to seeing you at the "Taking Puppy Home" Session on the December 8th. Please leave in plenty of time to ensure safe travels on the winter roads and accommodate traffic to arrive on time for the session at 10am. We will be sending you home with an extensive package of puppy information!
See you all soon!
6 and a half week video update:
This video started at 5 weeks and ends as of yesterday at 6 and a half weeks of age. The puppies have really grown in their maturity and playfulness -- they are a complete joy to watch! They are active and eager to explore, and they enjoy every minute of life! We hope you like the video!
6 week old update:
Amelia's puppies are now 6 weeks old. Their pen has been expanded and they have been introduced to crate training this past week and have been sleeping through the night as a group from 10:00 PM to about 7:00 AM -- quite amazing for puppies of their age!
The puppies are doing well with their pee pad training and will be having some outside time to expose them to the winter wonderland outside!
We have booked their vet appointment for December 6th where they will receive a complete health examination, their first shot, and additional deworming before leaving Pleasant Meadows.
Today they have had another bath and all did exceptionally well with that! They were most co-operative for their photos and have really grown up this week -- as you can see in the photos!
The litter as a whole is very well rounded and super relaxed about everything we introduce to them! We couldn't be happier or say enough good things about them! Their temperaments are phenomenal and so much like the Cavalier in their gentle nature!
Now is the time to get ready for your puppy to join your home -- the next 2 weeks will go by quickly! Please take advantage of the resources we have in place to help you during the first few days and weeks of having your puppy at home.
Please read the Puppy is Home! Now What? page:
And look over the Recommended Dog Food page to see what your puppy has been eating and what is safe for your puppy to eat:
You can also get plenty of training tips including links to puppy training videos from our Puppy Care and Training Tips page:
The puppies will be ready to leave any time on or after Saturday December 8th when they turn 8 weeks old. Please let us know when you can pick up your puppy!
We will be holding a "Taking Puppy Home" session at 10:00 AM, Noon, and 2:00 PM on December 8th when the puppies turn 8 weeks old. PLEASE let us know if you can attend ONE of those sessions, and your puppy can go home with you afterwards. We hope that everyone will take advantage of one of those session times. Whether you can attend a session or not -- everyone will receive a written instructional that will cover the following topics:
~ The Vehicle Ride Home
~ Meal Time For Your Puppy
~ The First Night Home
~ Crates; Types & Training
~ Potty Training
~ Leash Training
~ Vaccinations & Deworming
~ Types of Toys
~ Basic Training
Please come prepared with a crate for your puppy if you plan to use a crate for vehicle rides in the future or want it as a safety measure, or simply bring a towel or blanket to hold your puppy on your lap for extra bonding time. We recommend a towel or blanket for the puppy to sit on your lap for added comfort when leaving it's siblings, unless you are traveling alone and otherwise should have a puppy in a secured crate.
There will be an update for the puppies vet appointment on Thursday December 6th, and it will be posted that evening. Please let us know what time you can come to take advantage of the "Taking Puppy Home" session. Again, the "Taking Puppy Home" sessions will be held at 10:00 AM, Noon, and 2:00 PM on December 8th. If you cannot attend ONE of the sessions on the 8th, please let us know!
We will be getting a video up soon, but have not had a breather between families coming for Norah's puppy pick ups and the families visiting to choose from Reena's pups, but it will be soon!
We hope you enjoy the photos!
5 week puppy matches:
4 and a half week bonus update:
Amelia's puppies have graduated to a larger puppy pen! Right now it looks about the same size as their previous pen, but that's only a matter of perspective because the pee-pad they have now is larger (nearly double the size). In order to properly potty train a puppy to use the pee-pads, it's important to always expand the pee-pad area when you expand the pen so that you set the puppies up for success to hit the mark! Amelia's puppies have been doing absolutely exceptional on the pee-pad training so far, and will no doubt be able to have another pen extension soon! The puppy tent we included has provided a fun little den space to play and relax in throughout the day, and is a lead-up-introduction to crate training. The puppies are all happily eating a slurry of mashed kibbles, canned food, and goats milk. With Amelia being a little mighty mouse at 12 pounds, we have needed to speed up their weaning process a bit faster for Amelia's sake! They still have access to interact with Amelia throughout the day, but not nursing at this time. The goats milk is the "next best thing to mom" which is exactly why we use it for our puppies as it provides more than adequate nutrition along with the kibbles and canned food.
4 week old update:
Amelia's puppies are now 4 weeks old! We have moved them into our living room area -- a little bit early -- and they are doing very well. They have adjusted nicely to the activity of our household and are loving the ability to interact with our other dogs as they come by their pen area, and us as we take care of their needs and spend time cuddling them.
The puppies have been drinking a goats milk mixture with softened kibbles and a little canned food, and meal time is a real thrill for them! They still have access to Amelia during the day and at night time.
Toys have become all that much more interesting to them as they continue to explore their little world and accustom themselves to the sights and sounds and smells of cooking and household happenings.
Pee pad training is also in the early stages of being mastered and they are doing a good job at that also.
The Black Abstract Boy is sweet and curious and is always wagging his tail and investigating something! The Ruby Abstract Girl is sweet and sassy, and like her colour suggests, she is a "foxy lady"!
Below are photos of the puppies in their pen downstairs which is small at this stage to set the puppies up for success with the pee-pad training. They only have enough room to play and sleep on one side and use the other side as their bathroom area. We'll move them to a larger pen in about 5-7 days as their skills improve!
2 week old update:
Amelia's puppies are now 2 weeks old! They have tripled their birth weight and are doing wonderful! Their eyes have just started to open starting with the Black Abstract BOY and followed closely by the Ruby Abstract GIRL. The first puppy to open his/her eyes is typically more socially outgoing and adapt more quickly to their surroundings than their siblings because they have had the chance to see the world first and then can teach their siblings how to respond to a situation.
We will be starting the puppies on goats milk this week as soon as they have all opened their eyes -- we're still waiting on our keeper boy, Arlo to open his eyes! Starting puppies on goats milk is the very beginning stages of our weaning process that will be a gradual process over the next 4 weeks. You can read more about the weaning process by clicking HERE.
The 2nd week of a puppy's life is life-changing because they can SEE and HEAR for the first time. We will begin adding lots of brightly coloured objects around them and we will also introduce toys once the puppies are up and walking around a bit! Sound is another huge factor and the puppies will be exposed to the sound of our voices and things like rain falling, thunder, radio, the vacuum etc. We will be exposing the puppies to as many sights and sounds as we can think of over the next 6 weeks, now is just the beginning!
Puppies that are born into a smaller litter usually take a bit longer to start walking because they have access to "Mom's entire milk supply" that would normally be equally spread over many puppies, instead of just a few! So, Amelia's puppies are very well fed, but the Black Boy and Ruby Girl can sit up already with their gained eye-sight and it won't be long before they start taking their first steps!
If you are not already doing so, please follow along on our Puppy Timeline: Birth to 8 Weeks for additional details of the socialization process week by week -- click HERE to see!
We also encourage you to start getting things prepared for bringing home a puppy! If you start collecting items over the next 6 weeks it will ensure that you are not left scrambling at 8 weeks! Please take a look at our Puppy Shopping list page to give you an idea of what types of items you should be buying in preparation for your puppy coming home:
We hope you enjoy the photos!
Amelia gave birth to 3 beautiful puppies via c-section on October 13th, 2018. There are 2 boys and 1 girl -- we will be keeping one of the boys as a future stud. Amelia is one of our prized lines and we had her spayed due to the c-section and therefore will be keeping the white male with red ears to carry on her line -- he is also the spitting image of his grandfather, Amedeo, who was retired earlier this year!
The Black Abstract BOY and the Ruby Abstract GIRL will be available for those on the waiting list!
Amelia is a great Mom and the puppies are doing extremely well. Our vet is great to provide sufficient medication to keep Amelia comfortable so that she can concentrate on caring for her puppies and not be in pain from her surgeries.
The puppies were eager to nurse right away, and have already grown since Saturday!
Amelia's Past Litters at Pleasant Meadows:
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Below are update photos from Amelia's past puppies!
Move your mouse to the right side of the photo reel to scroll through the photos. You can click on a photo to view and hovering your mouse on a particular photo will show a photo description.