~    Annalyse's Puppies    ~

Welcome to Annalyse's Puppies page!  This is where we will post the bi-weekly updates for any current litter from Annalyse, and you can also click the link to

zip down to the bottom to see photos of all of Annalyse's past litters!

Annalyse Eileen

Arlo Nicholas

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Arlo -- September 2019.jpg

BORN: JANUARY 12th, 2020

These parents will produce *F3 CAVAPOOS* (approximately 43.75% Cavalier -- 56.25% Poodle)

Please see our CAVAPOOS 101 page for details and refer to the F3 Cavapoo.

 

This will be Annalyse and Arlo's first litter together!  We anticipate that

their puppies will mature to be in the estimated range of 15 to 18 lbs.

 

And the following colours are possible:

(MORE COLOURS MAY BE POSSIBLE, AND THE COLOURS LISTED CAN BE SOLID, ABSTRACT, OR PARTI)

Black ~ Ruby (LIGHT OR MEDIUM) ~ Apricot (LIGHT OR MEDIUM) ~ Gold ~ Chocolate (MAYBE!)

Please visit our Cavapoo Colours page for more colour details.

WAITING LIST FOR THIS PAIRING:

1. Robin Hassan -- Red Collar Girl -- CLEO MOONSTONE...PAID IN FULL!

2. Samantha Courtis -- Green Collar Boy -- WINSTON...PAID IN FULL!

3. Sheena Lloyd -- Pink Collar Girl -- COCO KAUR...PAID IN FULL!

4. Maria Di Cesare -- Rainbow Collar Girl -- MOLLY...PAID IN FULL!

5. Heather McLintock -- Yellow Collar Boy -- FINN...PAID IN FULL!

6. Tammy & Rob Andrews -- Blue Collar Boy -- FLETCHER...PAID IN FULL!

7. Sara Yang & Baker Saleh -- Orange Collar Boy -- KARSA...PAID IN FULL!

ALL OF THE PUPPIES HAVE GONE TO THEIR FOREVER HOMES!

3 GIRLS & 4 BOYS

8 week old vet visit update:

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Heather McLintock

Karsa -- Orange Collar BOY

Karsa -- Orange Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Sara Yang & Baker Saleh

Fletcher -- Blue Collar BOY

Fletcher -- Blue Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Tammy & Rob Andrews

Coco Kaur ~ Pink Collar GIRL

Coco Kaur ~ Pink Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Sheena Lloyd

Winston ~ Green Collar BOY

Winston ~ Green Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Samantha Courtis

Molly ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

Molly ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Maria Di Cesare

Cleo Moonstone ~ Red Collar GIRL

Cleo Moonstone ~ Red Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Robin Hassan

Annalyse's puppies turn 8 weeks old tomorrow on Saturday, March 7th!  The puppies were at the vet today and all of them were found to be in excellent health! They were given a thorough health examination and because they were found to be in good health they were given their first vaccine which covers:

-Parvovirus

-Distemper

-Hepatitis (Also called Adenovirus OR CAV2-Hepatitis)

-Parainfluenza

And the puppies were dewormed according to their weights with StrongidT.

For those on Annalyse and Arlo's waiting list -- you can find the complete breakdown of our vet's above-average health examination in a complete point form on the Taking Home Puppy Instructional in the 8 Week Old Vet Visit Section:

https://www.pleasantmeadowscanada.com/taking-home-puppy-instructional

On the drive to the vet, there were scattered whimpers here and there in the first 45 minutes, but we couldn't tell which puppies were whimpering and none of them were upset -- it was more adjusting themselves to the vehicle motion.  When we arrived at the vet clinic we did find that one of the puppies did throw up, but unfortunately, it was impossible to tell who had thrown up -- all we can tell you is that poor little Peach from Gloria's litter ended up wearing the majority of the throw up (to which we had to clean up in the parking lot of the clinic.  So it is our recommendation to bring some paper towels and a bag with you for puppy pick up -- just in case your puppy is the one who had the upset stomach!

The ride home was calm and uneventful -- the puppies all slept for the entirety of the return trip which included a couple of stops on the way home to total a couple of hours for the return trip alone (one way is an hour and 15 minutes to our vet).

Here are their weights taken at the vet today:

Weight:

3 pounds and 6 ounces

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

Meaning: "White/Fair Hair or Fair Little One"

Chosen by Heather McLintock

The symbolism of the "FAIR HAIR" speaks about happiness, light, and being blissful and carefree.

At its core, the meaning of the "FAIR HAIR" signifies bold adventurism, and a strong desire to live life to the fullest.

Weight:

4 pounds

KARSA ~ Orange Collar BOY

Meaning: "Falcon" 

Chosen by Sara Yang & Baker Saleh

The symbolism of the "FALCON" speaks about victory, success, and rising above challenging situations.

At its core, the meaning of the "FALCON" signifies wisdom, vision, and protection.

Weight:

3 pounds and 7 ounces

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

Meaning: "Arrow"

Chosen by Tammy & Rob Andrews

The symbolism of the "ARROW" speaks about strength and unity like family or a close group of friends.

At its core, the meaning of the "ARROW" signifies love, guidance, and protection.

Weight:

3 pounds and 4 ounces

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Sweet as chocolate & Princess"

Chosen by Sheena Lloyd

The symbolism of "PRINCESS" speaks about perfection, royalty, equality, and personal growth in self-discovery.

At its core, the meaning of "PRINCESS" signifies endearment, leadership, and wealth.

Weight:

4 pounds

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

Meaning: "Joy"

Chosen by Samantha Courtis

The symbolism of "JOY" speaks about happiness, contentment, satisfaction, and choosing to live each day to it's fullest.

At its core, the meaning of "JOY" signifies abundance, ardent attachment, and purity.

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Wished for [puppy] or Beloved"

Chosen by Maria Di Cesare

The symbolism of "BELOVED" speaks about lasting friendship, eternal love, dreams, and of a promise that will stand the test of time.

At its core, the meaning of "BELOVED" signifies the purest of love, devotion to one another, and trust.

Weight:

3 pounds and 7 ounces

Weight:

3 pounds and 2 ounces

CLEO MOONSTONE ~ Red Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Pride, Fame, or Glory"

Chosen by Robin Hassan

The symbolism of "GLORY" speaks about being victorious, strength, and harmony, as a collective good gives a sense of pride.

At its core, the meaning of "GLORY" signifies affirmation, gratitude, and nobility.

Here are some photos of the puppies relaxing in our vet clinic's waiting room:

The puppies have been sleeping as a group in the crate through the night from about 10:00 or 11:00 PM to approximately 6:00 to 7:00 AM.  When the crate door is opened they immediately go to the pee-pad to eliminate!  The puppies have continued to be "spot on" and use the pee-pad with remarkable success!  The puppies have had opportunity to be briefly enclosed up to an hour in their crate during the day to prepare them for times when you may need to leave home for a short period of time or when you are busy with household chores (ie. preparing meals, on the phone, etc.) and your puppy needs to be confined for safety.  Their reaction to spending up to an hour in the crate during the day time has been to either play with a toy in the crate or fall asleep with their littermates and cousins (Gloria's litter).

As you may recall, we had mentioned doing a video highlighting how to let a puppy out of the crate if he/she is whimpering, as you don't want to let a puppy out until they are calm.  Below is a video of our attempt to create a video for you -- but these puppies are simply not upset by the confines of a crate, but you will still be able to see what you should do if that changes when they are no longer in a group setting:

The puppies have mastered "sitting" and have all but mastered "lay down" as well. Only some fine-tuning is necessary!  We have also had the puppies outside to expose them to snow and outdoor air!  We have had some really miserable cold and rainy weather, so the exposure has been limited to sunny days to avoid the puppies catching a chill, but we have captured a small video of the puppies investigating the snow:

All of the puppies really have enjoyed the new adventure and like to chew on the snow or any exposed grass as it is something new and fun for them to explore!  Be mindful that your puppy doesn't get too cold, and you can always provide a blanket or towel for them to stand on for relief from the cold.

The puppies are now ready to start their new adventure in YOUR backyard!  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for puppy pick-ups!

Please remember that if you are sending your final balance for your puppy via e-transfer to do so a MINIMUM of 2 hours prior to your arrival at 11:00 AM (you can also bring cash).  The final balance for those who have not already paid in full is $680.

We also took a group photo of the puppies, and we couldn't think of a better way to end their final Pleasant Meadows update than to sign off with cuteness:

6 week old puppy update:

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Heather McLintock

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Heather McLintock

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Heather McLintock

KARSA ~ Collar BOY

KARSA ~ Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Sara Yang & Baker Saleh

KARSA ~ Collar BOY

KARSA ~ Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Sara Yang & Baker Saleh

KARSA ~ Collar BOY

KARSA ~ Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Sara Yang & Baker Saleh

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Tammy & Rob Andrews

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Tammy & Rob Andrews

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Tammy & Rob Andrews

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Sheena Lloyd

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Sheena Lloyd

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Sheena Lloyd

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Samantha Courtis

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Samantha Courtis

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

ON HOLD for Samantha Courtis

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Maria Di Cesare

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Maria Di Cesare

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Maria Di Cesare

Red Collar Girl -- CLEO -- 6 weeks old p

Red Collar Girl -- CLEO -- 6 weeks old p

ON HOLD for Robin Hassan

CLEO MOONSTONE ~ Red Collar GIRL

CLEO MOONSTONE ~ Red Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Robin Hassan

CLEO MOONSTONE ~ Red Collar GIRL

CLEO MOONSTONE ~ Red Collar GIRL

ON HOLD for Robin Hassan

Annalyse's puppies are 6 weeks old today!  Wow, has the time ever flown by!  They are all such happy-go-lucky puppies with beautiful little temperaments!  Their photos today went exceptionally well!  All of the puppies have matured into such lovable characters which makes photo time pretty fun!

The puppies are fully weaned from Annalyse now and they are eating approximately 1/4 of a cup of slightly softened kibbles (soaked in hot water for about 2-5 minutes) and about a teaspoon of canned food.  Your puppy will be able to eat this approximate amount of food from now until around 12 weeks of age.  Over the next 2 weeks, we will be getting the puppies used to eating on a feeding schedule which is meant to do a few things ...

When puppies are fed at regularly scheduled intervals, instead of offering free-choice meals, it helps to regulate a consistent "pooping schedule".  Essentially, in the early puppy stages, your puppy should eat and then need to poop within 2-10 minutes (respectively).  While at Pleasant Meadows the puppies will eat at 7-8 AM, 2-3 PM, and again at 7-8 PM.  This also gives you enough time to take away the water about an hour or so before bedtime and make sure your puppy has had plenty of time to go potty before going in the crate at night. And by keeping the meals evenly spaced out this also regulates the "amount" of poop your puppy expels as they aren't able to gorge themselves on too much free-choice food.  More food = more poop!

The co-operation level of these puppies is quite amazing!  Things like nail trimming, fur trimming (around their eyes and bum areas), and other routine things like deworming the puppies simply doesn't phase them!  Yes, they can still be puppies and wiggle around, but all in all, they have been our best ever for their ease of care!  The "worst" they have done is try to give kisses while getting their toenails trimmed and who could complain about that?!?!  

Yesterday we expanded the puppy pen by another 24 inches (the length of a full panel) and the wire crate has been included in that space for crate training to commence!  All of the puppies were thrilled to have more space to romp around and they also love their new crate!  Here are a few snapshots of their new pen set up and of the puppies sleeping in their crate after playing for about an hour in their expanded pen:

(click the photos to expand)

During their play session yesterday we were able to capture a great deal of video!  It was so much fun to watch the puppies play and to see their adorable personalities show through which we think will be quite evident in the video! Although, please keep in mind that so much was going on that we literally just had to pick and choose where to point the camera and so we weren't able to capture every little thing, but this gives you a good idea of how wonderful these darling little puppies truly are!  Without further ado, here is the video: 

And if you weren't already thinking that these are some pretty incredible puppies, let us be the first to tell you ... THESE ARE INCREDIBLE PUPPIES!  Last night was there first night in their "big puppy" crate and normally you would expect some adjustment time for the puppies to get used to sleeping in a wire crate vs their smaller plastic crate, but here is what we found at MIDNIGHT last night during one of our puppy checks to make sure that all was well and that the puppies were okay ... all was quiet ... too quiet ... BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL SOUND ASLEEP IN THEIR NEW CRATE!  (click to expand photos)

You truly can't get much better than that! These puppies are comfortable sleeping in a  crate by 6 weeks of age and they ALL naturally gravitate to the crate when they could easily "crash" anywhere else in the puppy pen!  AMAZING!

We will be adding the puppies scent blankets to their pen this week so that they have a full 2 weeks to get everyone's scent on them which will profoundly help with the transition from our home to yours!  Just be advised for those who have allergies, sometimes you can react to the scent blanket because they will also pick up dander and hair from our shedding dogs (like our big Guardians Shamira and Meadow).  If a reaction occurs, please bear with things for at least the first 3-4 days and then you can consider washing their scent blanket to remove the source of the reaction.  You can also make your puppy's transition easier by allowing your puppy to sleep with an article of clothing like your t-shirt or socks that you wore during the day and just remove them in the morning to start fresh with newly worn clothing the next night!  But please, don't forget the importance of using their own scent blanket which will smell like their mom, siblings, and our other dogs -- but most of all it will smell like "home" to them until they start to feel like your house has become their home.

The puppies were dewormed again today and here are their current weights:

Weight:

2 pounds and 5 ounces

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

Meaning: "White/Fair Hair or Fair Little One"

Chosen by Heather McLintock

The symbolism of the "FAIR HAIR" speaks about happiness, light, and being blissful and carefree.

At its core, the meaning of the "FAIR HAIR" signifies bold adventurism, and a strong desire to live life to the fullest.

KARSA ~ Orange Collar BOY

Meaning: "Falcon" 

Chosen by Sara Yang & Baker Saleh

The symbolism of the "FALCON" speaks about victory, success, and rising above challenging situations.

At its core, the meaning of the "FALCON" signifies wisdom, vision, and protection.

Weight:

3 pounds

Weight:

2 pounds and 11.5 ounces

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

Meaning: "Arrow"

Chosen by Tammy & Rob Andrews

The symbolism of the "ARROW" speaks about strength and unity like family or a close group of friends.

At its core, the meaning of the "ARROW" signifies love, guidance, and protection.

Weight:

2 pounds and 4.5 ounces

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Sweet as chocolate & Princess"

Chosen by Sheena Lloyd

The symbolism of "PRINCESS" speaks about perfection, royalty, equality, and personal growth in self-discovery.

At its core, the meaning of "PRINCESS" signifies endearment, leadership, and wealth.

Weight:

2 pounds and 13.5 ounces

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

Meaning: "Joy"

Chosen by Samantha Courtis

The symbolism of "JOY" speaks about happiness, contentment, satisfaction, and choosing to live each day to it's fullest.

At its core, the meaning of "JOY" signifies abundance, ardent attachment, and purity.

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Wished for [puppy] or Beloved"

Chosen by Maria Di Cesare

The symbolism of "BELOVED" speaks about lasting friendship, eternal love, dreams, and of a promise that will stand the test of time.

At its core, the meaning of "BELOVED" signifies the purest of love, devotion to one another, and trust.

Weight:

2 pounds and 15 ounces

Weight:

2 pounds and 4 ounces

CLEO MOONSTONE ~ Red Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Pride, Fame, or Glory"

Chosen by Robin Hassan

The symbolism of "GLORY" speaks about being victorious, strength, and harmony, as a collective good gives a sense of pride.

At its core, the meaning of "GLORY" signifies affirmation, gratitude, and nobility.

We are continuing to expose the puppies to many sights and sounds!  One new "out of the ordinary" but still "ordinary" sight they got to see this evening was furniture being carried past their puppy pen!  We have been wanting to replace our chairs in our living room for some time now as they are about 15 years old and we found a nice couch on Kijiji that suited us and in one swoop we were able to bring home and unload a new couch and then load up and deliver our reclining chairs to a family who needed them delivered in our truck.  The furniture items were moved right past the puppy pen (actually we had to move it over slightly!) as the chairs went out and the couch came in!  These are the simple little things that we expose our puppies to during their 8 weeks with us, and obviously it is going to be different for each litter as we aren't purchasing new furniture regularly, but our point is that our litters get to see "normal house stuff" and the puppies were all lined up with curiosity beaming as these "big objects" were carried by their pen!

We hope you have enjoyed today's update! And we want to take the time to thank each of you for visiting with us last weekend and choosing a puppy!  It was truly wonderful to meet you all and we're so excited to watch our puppies blossom in your home -- the next 2 weeks will go by so quickly!

We have scheduled the puppies 8 week old vet appointment for:

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 2020

And so we will be combining their vet update with their 8 week old update on the 6th so that we can have it sent off to you before you come to pick up your puppy!

Puppy PICK UP DAY will be on SATURDAY, MARCH 7th and we will also open up SUNDAY, MARCH 8th for puppy pickups at either 11:00 AM or at 2:00 PM! PLEASE let us know which day (the 7th or the 8th) you will be coming to pick up your puppy AND let us know which TIME slot you will be arriving (11am or 2pm)!

Thank you so much!

5 week puppy matches:

Finn ~ Yellow Collar BOY

Meaning: "White/Fair Hair or Fair Little One"

Chosen by Heather McLintock

The symbolism of the "FAIR HAIR" speaks about happiness, light, and being blissful and carefree.

At its core, the meaning of the "FAIR HAIR" signifies bold adventurism, and a strong desire to live life to the fullest.

KARSA ~ Orange Collar BOY

Meaning: "Falcon" 

Chosen by Sara Yang & Baker Saleh

The symbolism of the "FALCON" speaks about victory, success, and rising above challenging situations.

At its core, the meaning of the "FALCON" signifies wisdom, vision, and protection.

FLETCHER ~ Blue Collar BOY

Meaning: "Arrow"

Chosen by Tammy & Rob Andrews

The symbolism of the "ARROW" speaks about strength and unity like family or a close group of friends.

At its core, the meaning of the "ARROW" signifies love, guidance, and protection.

COCO KAUR ~ Pink Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Sweet as chocolate & Princess"

Chosen by Sheena Lloyd

The symbolism of "PRINCESS" speaks about perfection, royalty, equality, and personal growth in self-discovery.

At its core, the meaning of "PRINCESS" signifies endearment, leadership, and wealth.

WINSTON ~ Green Collar BOY

Meaning: "Joy"

Chosen by Samantha Courtis

The symbolism of "JOY" speaks about happiness, contentment, satisfaction, and choosing to live each day to it's fullest.

At its core, the meaning of "JOY" signifies abundance, ardent attachment, and purity.

MOLLY ~ Rainbow Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Wished for [puppy] or Beloved"

Chosen by Maria Di Cesare

The symbolism of "BELOVED" speaks about lasting friendship, eternal love, dreams, and of a promise that will stand the test of time.

At its core, the meaning of "BELOVED" signifies the purest of love, devotion to one another, and trust.

CLEO MOONSTONE ~ Red Collar GIRL

Meaning: "Pride, Fame, or Glory"

Chosen by Robin Hassan

The symbolism of "GLORY" speaks about being victorious, strength, and harmony, as a collective good gives a sense of pride.

At its core, the meaning of "GLORY" signifies affirmation, gratitude, and nobility.

4 week old video update:

Here is a quick little video update of the puppies in their new pen!  This is the pen that the puppies will be in when you visit next weekend.  We weren't able to capture every puppy playing before they started getting sleepy and crashing for a nap, but there is also a good lesson in this video, and it's the "power of crate security"!

What do we mean by "the power of crate security"?

Teaching your puppy to be relaxed in the crate and to see it as a safe den space is the ultimate goal and most litters will naturally gravitate towards the crate as you will see at the end of the video!  Your puppy may whimper in the crate when you first take him or her home, but this isn't because they are afraid of the crate -- they simply miss their siblings and mom!  It is a good idea to take your puppy outside at least 1-2 times during the night for potty during the first week in your home if they wake up and are whimpering.  But, it is also important to only let your puppy out of the crate when they are calm.  We will be making a video closer to the 6-7 week mark to show you what we mean!  For now, enjoy the video:

4 week old update:

Yellow Collar Boy

Yellow Collar Boy

Orange Collar Boy

Orange Collar Boy

Blue Collar Boy

Blue Collar Boy

Pink Collar Girl

Pink Collar Girl

Green Collar Boy

Green Collar Boy

Rainbow Collar Girl

Rainbow Collar Girl

Red Collar Girl

Red Collar Girl

Annalyse's puppies are 4 weeks old today!  They have had a busy and eventful week because we have moved them from the Nursery to our kitchen area along with Gloria's puppies 4 days ago! This is much earlier than usual but was necessitated by the fact that Annalyse was dropping in weight, while Gloria's puppies were overly plump and actually too chunky and not motivated to move about in the whelping box.  To make a long story short, we discovered that the reason for Annalyse's sudden weight drop was because she is such a zealous and attentive mom and was not only nursing her own puppies but would then hop into Gloria's whelping box and nurse Gloria's puppies even though they were already being well fed by Gloria since she only has 3 puppies to nurse.  Now that both litters are in our kitchen in a combined pen we can control the feeding a bit more and both litters are doing extremely well!  Annalyse is also getting back on track weight-wise!

You can all be extremely proud of Annalyse's puppies, being 3 days older than Gloria's puppies, they have been shining examples in teaching Gloria's puppies to not only eat the milk slurry we prepare for the puppies but also have taught them to use the pee-pad area.  All of the puppies are using the pee-pad area with about an 85% accuracy at this stage which is exceptional! 

 

Here are photos of the puppies in their new pen enclosure which is a temporary area for them to master the pee-pad!  By only giving the puppies a small space for eating and sleeping and having the rest of the pen for a potty area -- the puppies instinctively will move away from where they eat and sleep to go to the bathroom on the pee-pad.

The puppy area is attached to a larger pen area where Annalyse and Gloria can hang out and hop in to visit their puppies.  Since we are monitoring the feeding a bit more closely now -- both mothers wear their jumpsuits to prevent excessive nursing. We took these photos in the initial pen set up stage:

The door in the pen opens up partially so that Annalyse and Gloria can hop over to visit and interact with their puppies, but is still tall enough that their puppies can't escape:

The puppies are literally devouring the goats milk slurry that we are offering them several times a day in addition to nursing times with their moms.  Here is a little video of the puppies enjoying their new food:

As a side note, in their food slurry, once a day, we also give them Diatomaceous Earth, which is a natural dewormer that you can give your puppy throughout his or her life, although it does not replace regular dewormings it can help keep your puppy worm-free between dewormings.  You can see our recommendation for Diatomaceous Earth  and read about its benefits on our Recommended Supplements & Treats  page:

https://www.pleasantmeadowscanada.com/supplements-and-treats

All of our dogs, of all ages, get Diatomaceous Earth mixed into their supper time meal on a daily basis (must be mixed with water!).

Today, Annalyse's puppies were bathed prior to their photo session, as well as had their nails trimmed, and the fur close to their eyes trimmed and the fur around the bum area too!  This is all a part of their continued exposure to grooming procedures and the puppies all did amazingly well!  There was zero fuss for the bathing or any trimming, and the puppies actually enjoyed the blow dryer!  We tried a new method of blow-drying with our large commercial-grade grooming dryer by wrapping the puppies inside a towel (heads out of the towel) and inserting the nozzle of the dryer hose into the towel to create a "warm air tent" that dried the puppies efficiently and in a stress-free manner!  They were completely relaxed and were even falling asleep throughout the process.  We took a video example of one of the puppies enjoying the blow dryer (just so happens to be Green Collar Boy) -- all the puppies had the same reaction so it wasn't necessary to film them all!

In preparation of families visiting to choose a puppy we rate the puppies reactions to new situations on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being "calm/relaxed/un-phased" and 5 being "timid/fearful/avoidance".  All of Annalyse's puppies rated an across-the-board resounding ONE!  This combination of puppies with Arlo is spectacular!

We also weighed the puppies today in order to deworm them again and here are their current weights:

Yellow Collar BOY

4 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and 10 ounces

Orange Collar BOY

4 weeks of age

Weight: 2 pounds and 7 ounces

Blue Collar BOY

4 weeks of age

Weight: 2 pounds and 3.5 ounces

Pink Collar GIRL

4 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and 11.5 ounces

Green Collar BOY

4 weeks of age

Weight: 2 pounds and 3.5 ounces

Rainbow Collar GIRL

4 weeks of age

Weight: 2 pounds and 4 ounces

Red Collar GIRL

4 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and 11.5 ounces

We will be meeting all the families on Annalyse's waiting list next weekend on the 15th and 16th when each of you is scheduled for your visitation time to choose a puppy!

Please remember to be on time for your visit and make sure that you accommodate for possible weather or traffic delays, although take note that we cannot accommodate families showing up ahead of schedule as we do have a lot to prepare in advance of each visit and our puppies also need to have a minimum of a full hour rest between visitors.

Take a peek at our Appointment Scheduling page:

https://www.pleasantmeadowscanada.com/appointment-scheduling

And also look at our Courtesy & Common Sense page:

 

https://www.pleasantmeadowscanada.com/courtesy-and-common-sense

Some of the points on these two pages will not apply to everyone, but we now pass it along to everyone because we have had less than courteous visitors, but we are anticipating everyone on Annalyse's list to be respectful as that is what you have shown us so far! Thank you so much!

It is also important to remember that if you choose a puppy upon your visitation -- a holding fee will be due within 24 hours of choosing a puppy.  You can prepare ahead of time and bring cash along with you or simply be prepared to send an e-transfer within the allotted 24 hour time-frame.  The holding fee for Annalyse and Arlo's puppies is $750 and will hold the puppy that you choose until he or she is 8 weeks old when the final balance is due.  Please see our Puppy Prices page and reference F3 & Multigen Cavapoos if further clarification is needed:

https://www.pleasantmeadowscanada.com/puppy-prices

We also encourage you to start thinking of names for your puppy according to your puppy gender preferences.  If you come with a few names in mind you can try them out to see which names will fit the puppy that you will choose.  Having a name for your puppy will also help us in the next steps of doing basic training with the litter. We will teach each puppy to "sit" and possibly "lay down" based on their individual progression, and we will also require a name that will be printed on your puppy's individual Birth Certificate.  A suitable name for your puppy should be given as much thought as though you were naming a child -- a name shapes who we are as individuals and choosing a name that means something to you will make your puppy all the more special!  Be unique, Google name meanings, and surprise us with a name that we haven't had before! 

 

We do plan to get some video of the puppies soon, but their change of environment took priority.  For now, we will end their 4 week update with some photos of Annalyse's puppies and Gloria's puppies cuddling together in their new pen area:

2 and a half week old bonus update:

We have posted a single photo of each puppy for you to see their adorable faces with their eyes open!  We let the puppies "act natural" on the photo set so you are seeing what each puppy wanted to do for their photo! Click on the photos to scroll through and see a description of the puppies time on the photo set!  Enjoy the photos!

2 week old puppy update:

Click on the photos to enlarge and scroll through them for each photo!

Yellow Collar Boy

Yellow Collar Boy

Yellow Collar Boy

Yellow Collar Boy

Orange Collar Boy

Orange Collar Boy

Orange Collar Boy

Orange Collar Boy

Blue Collar Boy

Blue Collar Boy

Blue Collar Boy

Blue Collar Boy

Pink Collar Girl

Pink Collar Girl

Pink Collar Girl

Pink Collar Girl

Green Collar Boy

Green Collar Boy

Green Collar Boy

Green Collar Boy

Rainbow Collar Girl

Rainbow Collar Girl

Rainbow Collar Girl

Rainbow Collar Girl

Red Collar Girl

Red Collar Girl

Red Collar Girl

Red Collar Girl

Annalyse's puppies are now 2 weeks old! They are growing at a steady rate and have literally doubled their weight and size since birth and they are testing out their walking legs in preparation for their eyes opening up any day now!  The puppies can push themselves up on all 4 legs and take a few wobbly steps which is incredible for this stage!  Most litters will learn to "sit up" first before they start to walk, but we have always seen our puppies from our "Tobi line" (Tobi is Annalyse's father and was our foundation Poodle) take leaps and bounds as they are always such strong puppies.

To give you an idea of why it is so incredible that they are nearly able to walk at 2 weeks of age -- take a peek at these x-rays taken of a 2 week old puppy!  No, your eyes are not deceiving you, and yes, those x-rays are real! The bones do not fully connect at this stage -- it is muscles, tendons, and cartilage and the exterior skin that hold the leg rigid enough for a puppy to apply pressure to stand.

Images of the puppy x-ray are not owned by Pleasant Meadows!

It can take up to a full year for a small breed puppy to reach physical maturity where their bones and growth plates fully connect and interlock to where they are "fully grown".  This is why it is so important not to overexercise a young puppy and so save the big activities for after a year of age!

Making sure that the puppies have proper nutrition is also key for growing joints, and that starts with the mom's milk! Annalyse is an excellent mom who not only loves being a mom, but she is good at it too!  She produces lots of milk which helps her puppies grow to be strong puppies! The balance is making sure that Annalyse keeps her weight up during nursing by feeding her "beefed up" meals loaded with protein and calcium which nourishes Annalyse and her puppies through her milk.

With today being the 2 week mark -- it is the beginning of a lot of changes in the puppies world.  Their eyes will begin to open along with their ears -- most people don't know that puppies are deaf as well as blind until around 2 weeks of age!  Right now, the puppies eyes are just "peeking" out in the corners, although they still appear to have a "sleeping" look in their photos.  It will take time for their eyes to fully open -- approximately 2-3 days, and the same goes for their ears, which are closed by skin that is fused together and opens over time.

Once the puppies can see and hear -- this opens up two new senses to their small world where previously only touch, taste, and smell existed.  During this time we will expose the puppies to various sounds to begin desensitizing them and providing mental stimulation. Typically we start with things like, but not limited to, thunderstorm recordings, the vacuum, and soft music.  And the puppies also see the colourful plush whelping pads that line their box as they are changed out daily which rotates their visual stimulation as well as keeping their whelping box clean.  Once the puppies are more steady on their feet we can add in various colourful toys for even more stimulation.

We will also be introducing the puppies to goats milk once all their eyes are fully open. This is the very first stage in the long process of weaning which we have developed as a stress-free process for both mom and puppies.  We will be offering Annalyse's puppies a slurp or two of goats milk which is very high in fat content which makes it the "next best thing" to mom nutritionally speaking.  This allows the puppies to "taste" an alternative food while still having full nursing access to Annalyse and there are no abrupt food changes!  We will gradually increase the amount of food offered to the puppies over the next 4 weeks until they are fully weaned from nursing from Annalyse at 6 weeks of age.  This allows us to focus the last 2 weeks on getting the puppies eating a sufficient amount of food and eating on a schedule in preparation for going home at 8 weeks of age.  During the weaning process, our moms are not removed from the puppies, but instead, wear a "jumpsuit" which covers the belly and prevents nursing, but still allows the mom and puppies to interact with each other for crucial social lessons without the mom being drained by the puppies after the 6 week stage.  Most breeders will remove the mom entirely which is detrimental to the puppies social development and so this is why we allow our puppies at Pleasant Meadows to stay with their mom right up to 8 weeks of age!

Before the puppies photos were taken yesterday in preparation for today's update -- the puppies had a "mini grooming session" which involved:

-- a gentle wash with puppy wipes

-- brushing of their fur 

-- nail trimming

These tasks are not only important for their personal hygiene and care, but it is something that the puppies have to learn is a part of their regular routine throughout their lives.  By starting this process early on, the puppies are accustomed to being handled on a regular basis which may seem like a "no brainer", but puppies are not born knowing how to behave or react in situations where they are being "controlled". By laying down a foundation of good experiences for our puppies it helps the families receiving them to continue this care with confidence.

 

Today was also deworming day which is a crucial part of a dog's care which should start at an early age.  We follow a strict deworming protocol for our puppies where they along with their mother are dewormed when the puppies turn 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age.  It is important to deworm both the mother and the puppies at the same time as all dogs have worms and parasites in their bodies that are dormant and can become active in times of a stress-load (like giving birth) and the worms and parasites can be transferred through the milk to the puppies and visa versa as the mother cleans up after her puppies (their bathroom habits). And so, it is a circle that must be curtailed with a deworming regimen.  Both Annalyse and her puppies were dewormed according to weight with Pyrantel Pamoate (equivalent to StrongidT) and below are the puppies weights when we had them on the scale this morning:

Yellow Collar BOY

2 weeks of age

Weight: 15 ounces

Orange Collar BOY

2 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and 5 ounces

Blue Collar BOY

2 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and 2.5 ounces

Pink Collar GIRL

2 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and 1.5 ounces

Green Collar BOY

2 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and 4.5 ounces

Rainbow Collar GIRL

2 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and 7 ounces

Red Collar GIRL

2 weeks of age

Weight: 1 pound and half an ounce

It is important to start preparing for adding a puppy to your home which includes everything from supplies to training!  Please take a look at our Puppy Shopping List page to get an idea of the type of items you may need for your puppy:

https://www.pleasantmeadowscanada.com/puppy-shopping-list-must-haves

Please note that you do not need to purchase the exact brand of items listed -- use it as a guide to the general type of items needed.  Also note, that we do provide our puppies with an extensive Puppy Starter Kit (items listed on link above) and so you won't need to purchase the items listed in our Puppy Starter Kit as they will be a gift from us to you to help give our puppies the best possible start in your home and to save you a little money!

At this time we are also sharing with you our exclusive "Taking Home Puppy Online Instructional" which will help you prepare for adding a puppy to your home and give you loads of information on the care, training, socialization, etc. that you will need for the initial first weeks right through your puppy's first year of life!  This instructional is required reading and it will be available for you to refer back to even after you have taken your puppy home -- it is a permanent fixture on our website.  Feedback from those who have already been through the process has all been positive for the usefulness of the "Taking Home Puppy Online Instructional" in giving confidence to new puppy owners and for experienced dog owners to learn how to specifically care for the Cavapoo.  We are continually adding new info for training and care, and so the instructional is something that you should always be able to refer back to during the puppy stages.

Here is the link to the "Taking Home Puppy Online Instructional":

https://www.pleasantmeadowscanada.com/taking-home-puppy-instructional -- the page is password protected and the password has been e-mailed to those on Annalyse and Arlo's waiting list in the e-mail stating that this update has been posted! 

Please use the next 6 weeks wisely and get yourself prepared for taking home a puppy!

We are in the process of trying to schedule families for their 5 week old visitation and it is taking longer than anticipated to hear back via e-mail. And so we do apologize and ask for your patience in this matter!

We will post a bonus update soon once all of the puppies eyes are fully open, but our next scheduled update will be when the puppies turn 4 weeks old on:

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Here is one final photo of the puppies to end their 2 week update:

Birth Announcement:

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse X Arlo 2020 Litter

Annalyse gave birth to 7 beautiful puppies yesterday, January 12th, 2020 between 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM -- 4 boys and 3 girls!  It was a very easy birthing process and both Annalyse and all of her puppies are doing exceptionally well!  Each of the puppies is quiet and calm in nature and nursing vigorously between their naps! 

 

As you can see from the photos, we have mostly Apricot OR Ruby Parti puppies (time will tell which colour) and there is one Chocolate Parti and one Black Parti puppy.  All of the patches on the Apricot or Ruby Parti puppies or the "Blenheim" puppies (as is the Cavalier term for this colour) will darken over time!  Sometimes the Apricot/Ruby Parti puppies are born with darker spots and sometimes they are born with lighter spots -- and it can vary from puppy to puppy even within the same litter or even different patches being lighter or darker on the same puppy.  We will highlight each of the puppies below in order of their birth for you to see their colouring and we'll make note of their genders and ID collars:

Click on the photos to enlarge and scroll through them for each puppy!

YELLOW BOY

YELLOW BOY

YELLOW BOY

YELLOW BOY

YELLOW BOY

YELLOW BOY

Yellow Collar BOY

Born at 6:30 AM

Ruby or Apricot Parti

ORANGE BOY

ORANGE BOY

ORANGE BOY

ORANGE BOY

ORANGE BOY

ORANGE BOY

Orange Collar BOY

Born at 6:55 AM

Ruby or Apricot Parti