~ Gloria's Puppies ~
Welcome to Gloria's Puppies page! This is where we will post the bi-weekly updates for any current litter from Gloria, and you can also click the link to
zip down to the bottom to see photos of all of Gloria's past litters!
BORN: March 31st, 2018
These parents will produce *F1 CAVAPOOS* (approximately 50% Cavalier -- 50% Poodle)
Please see our CAVAPOOS 101 page for details and refer to the F1 Cavapoo.
This is Gloria and Tobi's first litter together! We anticipate that
their puppies will mature to be in the estimated range of 14 to 17 lbs.
And the following colours are possible:
(MORE COLOURS MAY BE POSSIBLE, AND THE COLOURS LISTED CAN BE SOLID, ABSTRACT, OR PARTI)
Black ~ Ruby ~ Sable ~ Phantom ~ Tri-Colour
Please visit our Cavapoo Colours page for more colour details.
WAITING LIST FOR THIS PAIRING:
1. Michael Vuu -- DEPOSIT REC'D and HOLDING FEE REC'D -- Aslan/Green Boy
2. Adrian Pellboer -- DEPOSIT REC'D and HOLDING FEE REC'D -- Archie/Blue Boy
3. Tanya Adams -- DEPOSIT REC'D and HOLDING FEE REC'D -- Piper/Purple Girl
4. Kairee Kirkwood -- DEPOSIT REC'D and HOLDING FEE REC'D -- Stella/Red Girl
5. Christine Hughes -- DEPOSIT REC'D and HOLDING FEE REC'D -- Pink Girl
6. Cynthia Penn -- DEPOSIT REC'D and HOLDING FEE REC'D -- Ellie May/Orange Girl
7. David & Leanne Anstett -- DEPOSIT REC'D and HOLDING FEE REC'D -- Mya/Yellow Girl
All PUPPIES SPOKEN FOR IN THIS LITTER! NO PUPPIES AVAILABLE!
5 GIRLS and 2 BOYS
8 week old update:
The puppies turn 8 weeks old tomorrow on May 25th! They are all set and ready to go to their new homes!
They are all eating 1/4 a cup of barely softened kibbles per meal with a few crunchy ones mixed in! All of them can crunch the kibbles, but it is still a workout for their jaws! The kibbles only need to be soaked in warm water (on the hotter side) for 10 or so minutes. We have been feeding them 3 meals daily around 8am, 2pm, and again at 8pm. And we take away their water around 9pm which is an hour prior to bedtime in our home so that the puppies have time to eliminate without "replenishing the tank" before bed! This schedule can be adjusted to suit your household needs, it simply is what we do here. Having the meals fairly evenly spread is the most important.
All of the puppies have successfully gone to the bathroom while on their outside adventures! They love romping and rolling in the grass and feeling it's coolness on their bellies! Their outdoor experiences have exposed them to all sorts of birds, horses neighing, traffic noises, and have seen the trees and grass blowing in the breezes. It has been a full week of new sights and sounds!
Gloria's puppies have all done very well on their crate training -- they go into the crate all by themselves to sleep at night.
If you have not already had a chance to read it -- check out the Puppy is Home! Now What? page:
Below is a video of the puppies enjoying the outdoors:
We'll see most of you for puppy pick ups this weekend! Can't wait for you to see your puppies again! A final group photo of the puppies is below:
7.5 week old VET update:
The puppies were at the vet today and were all found to be in excellent health! Our vet and staff, plus many onlookers in the waiting room, absolutely fell in love with the puppies when we walked inside! Here is what was 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, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza.
- Dewormed by vet with Strongid T according to weight.
The puppies weights are as follows:
ARCHIE -- 2.9 LBS (1.3 KG)
ELLIE MAY -- 3.6 LBS (1.6 KG)
PINK/STELLA #2 -- 2.6 LBS (1.2 KG)
ASLAN -- 3.9 LBS (1.8 KG)
RED/STELLA -- 3.2 LBS (1.5 KG)
PIPER -- 3.2 LBS (1.5 KG)
MYA -- 2.1 LBS (0.95 KG)
All of the puppies were brave for their shot, no whimpers! Their first shot is considered a booster shot, and your puppy will need to receive their second vaccination about 4 weeks from now (approximately 11 and a half weeks of age). We recommend phoning in advance and booking your appointment with your vet for June 26th (exactly 4 weeks from now). We also recommend having your puppy dewormed again upon the 11 and-a-half-week visit -- worms are an ongoing reality!
We look forward to seeing everyone when they pick up their puppy! If you have not already let us know a date and approximate time of arrival for puppy pick up -- please let us know right away out of respect for our time. Once more, the puppies can be picked up any time from Friday the 25th onward and we will be available for any time you arrange with us between 10am and 8pm, and we are especially available this coming weekend for Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th. We cannot guarantee that we will be home if you do not let us know a date/time. THANK YOU!
We will be posting the puppies 8 week update on Thursday the 24th.
6 week old update:
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Gloria's puppies are now 6 weeks old! They are becoming more active and enjoying playtime with their toys and littermates even more, and they all love to interact with us for quality people/puppy time!
The puppies have graduated to eating whole softened kibbles (not mashed) and almost seem to be proud of their accomplishment! The food dish is licked clean with no scrap to spare!
Gloria's puppies, along with Emma's puppies, have been upgraded to a larger "ready-to-go-home" pen ~ as you would have already seen in the bonus update regarding crate security. The additional space is just what both litters have needed at this stage due the increase in their activity level and growth. It is amazing how they all pack into the wire crate for nap time and overnight -- it also doubles as an expanded play area!
We have introduced even more desensitization sounds to the puppies repertoire such as doorbells and knocking, construction zone sounds, vehicles honking, emergency sirens, chainsaws and power tools -- all were taken in stride with no fear registered at all!
Outside time will be introduced this coming week with opportunities to run and play in the grass and go to the bathroom outside as well. Gloria's puppies hit the mark 100% of the time on the pee-pad -- they have had the extra bonus of being taught by Emma's puppies that are 4 days older and caught on instantly. It is not very often that puppies of this age do this well on the pee-pad, but there have been zero accidents from either litter!
In preparation for sending the puppies home with familiar scents -- we have already placed their own personal take-home blankets in their pen area and we will keep rotating them over the next couple of weeks to get plenty of scent on them to make their transition to your home as smooth as possible.
We have also scheduled Gloria's puppies vet appointment for Tuesday the 22nd, along with Emma's puppies. There they will have a full health examination and receive their first shot and final deworming before leaving Pleasant Meadows.
All of Gloria's puppies have happy-go-lucky temperaments -- enjoying life to the fullest! As typical Cavapoos they LOVE people and want to soak up as much attention as they can! They are calm in new situations, and adapt very quickly to any changes made to their environment. At this age they are very eager to learn and we will be teaching the puppies to sit for their meals this week!
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 Friday the 25th when they turn 8 weeks old. Please let us know when you will be coming to pick up your puppy. We will not have time to spread everyone out like we did for choosing time as we'll need to fit everyone in on the weekend (Friday the 25th, Saturday the 26th, and Sunday the 27th). So please just let us know a date and time so we can have your puppy and your puppy's starter kit all ready to go!
Weather permitting, we will be outside with the puppies when you drive up our lane in order to accommodate several families at once. Please be prepared and come with cash-in-hand, or send an e-transfer a minimum of 2 hours prior to your arrival as we'll need to receive payment before you leave with your puppy. Please see our accepted payment methods page:
We ask that all arrival times be between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM -- again, please just let us know a date and time for pick-up.
An update for the puppies vet appointment on Tuesday the 22nd will be posted late that evening as we have families picking up puppies from Emma's litter on the 22nd.
We will have one more photo update of Gloria's puppies at 8 weeks of age on Friday the 25th.
We wanted to share with you "the power of crate security"! We introduced the puppies to the crate yesterday morning and the puppies spent the day being able to run in and out playing through the open crate door and have little naps inside. This morning (only 1 day later), the puppies from both Gloria and Emma's litters all went inside the crate for their after-breakfast nap because it is a safe and secure place for them. We know it is hard to see each individual puppy in the maze -- but all 12 puppies (both litters combined) are comfortably nestled together in the crate all of their own free choice. The crate is often seen as "locking them away" and for this reason people are hesitant to crate train because they think their puppy will hate the crate and hate them for using it. But, as you can clearly see, the puppies feel safe and secure in the crate -- it is like a den! The first few nights in your home may be interrupted with whimpers from your new little puppy, however, it is not the crate that is upsetting them, it is the fact that they are alone and in a new place away from their siblings and mother and everything they knew prior to leaving Pleasant Meadows. Place the crate in your bedroom, or sleep next to the crate in a room of your choice -- this will give your puppy comfort in it's new home and help your puppy through the first few nights! And be sure to include a few stuffed animals/toys for your puppy in the crate as it also provides comfort when they can snuggle up to another "thing" like they would have done with siblings. And as a reminder, we will be sending you home with a toy and a blanket with mom and littermates scent!
5 week old Video update:
The puppies are in the messy walk through the bowl stage and they are loving every second of it! They are only nursing from Gloria once per day now, except for the occasional extra comfort meal needed for the smaller pups, the puppies are otherwise able to be sustained on kibbles that have been softened in water and mashed to an oatmeal consistency along with canned food and a touch of goats milk still added. Gloria is an excellent Momma and would nurse them all day, but her little body is saying that she needs a break!
We have also introduced the pee-pad this week and the puppies have been hitting the mark 90% of the time! We work with their own instincts to give the puppies the best chance of success by creating an eat, play, and sleep area and a clear area for them to eliminate on the pee-pads. At this stage it is instinct for them to move away from their "den" area to go, and by adding lots of toys and always feeding them in the same place allows them to have a "clear sense of direction".
We hope you enjoy the video -- we're super proud of Gloria's puppies! We'll look forward to meeting the rest of the families soon who are coming to visit and choose their puppy!
4 week old update:
Gloria's puppies are now 4 weeks old! They are active and very strong and have been spending the past week growing in their confidence. We have introduced toys and they also enjoy "play dates" with Emma's puppies.
This week we will include a few puppy milestones that were not able to be including in the puppies 2 week old update because their eyes weren't quite open yet:
Blue BOY -- the first puppy to play with his siblings and he is a real foodie (loves his food)!
Orange GIRL -- among the first two puppies to walk and she was the most relaxed on the photo set!
Pink GIRL -- also a foodie and she was the first in the litter to play with toys!
Green BOY -- he was the first to walk and he loves to explore his surroundings!
Red GIRL -- the first to push herself up into a sitting position and she loves belly rubs already!
Purple GIRL -- the second puppy to play with her siblings and is an adventurer!
Yellow GIRL -- she was the first puppy to wag her tail and the first to try the new food slurry.
The puppies all opened there eyes within 24 hours of their 2 week update, so it is hard to say who opened their eyes first as it happened mainly overnight.
We are feeding the puppies 3 meals of canned food, kibbles softened in water, and goats milk and they still have full access to Gloria for nursing throughout the day and night.
While we are in the early weaning stages of introducing new food we are also giving the puppies probiotics to help with proper gut flora and digestion. The puppies will also be dewormed this week for the first time.
It will be a big week for the puppies as they are moved into our kitchen and living room area (both side-by-side and will be shared with Emma's puppies) closer to the end of the week for families to view and choose their puppy! The puppies have been listening to the radio and various sounds like the vacuum, thunder, and various music on the radio (to name a few) in preparation for their big debut!
2 week old update:
Gloria's puppies are now 2 weeks old! Their eyes have just begun to show signs of opening, but they will be a few more days before being fully open. They are strong and vigorous and moving around a lot in the whelping box and pushing themselves up in attempts to walk.
Once their eyes open completely, we will introduce the puppies to goats milk. This is the beginning stage of our weaning process which will span over the next 4 weeks. The goal at this point is to simply offer them a taste of another type of food, and the rest will fall into line later as their appetites grow!
From now onward as the puppies gain their sight -- their world will come alive with visual stimulation with the many colours around them. We will also introduce multi-coloured toys and textures to them once they are more stable on their legs.
The puppies are growing well and so far there is still a good range of size in this litter for the families to choose from at 5-6 weeks of age. At this point GREEN BOY and PURPLE GIRL are the smallest, with RED GIRL, YELLOW GIRL and BLUE BOY in the middle range, and PINK GIRL and ORANGE GIRL being the largest. Their sizes will change a little bit, but this is just to give you an idea of how they are progressing.
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!
Gloria gave birth to a gorgeous litter of 7 puppies on March 31st from 9:30 PM to Midnight. The puppies were born earlier than anticipated at day 59 of Gloria's pregnancy, which was probably the result of this being such a larger litter. We have waited this long to officially announce the birth of the puppies to ensure that all the puppies are doing well! You will see a good mixture of sizes in this litter, but size at this early stage is not a true indicator of adult size, so bear that in mind in future updates. This is Gloria's first litter for us and we could not be happier with her puppies and her mothering skills.
Gloria's puppies are truly beautiful and are as follows:
Left to Right:
Yellow GIRL ~ Purple GIRL ~ Blue BOY ~ Red GIRL ~ Green BOY ~ Pink GIRL ~ Orange GIRL
There are 3 Sable/Phantoms (Yellow, Blue, and Pink) -- right now they look Phantom (like Gloria), but they have brown roots on their fur which means that they will lighten as they age.
Three of the puppies are Medium Ruby in colour (Purple, Green, and Orange) and they should remain fairly dark.
And there is one Tri-Colour (Red) which is a Black Parti with brown on her cheeks, eyebrows, under her tail.
Our next scheduled update for this litter will be when they are two weeks old on April 13th.
Gloria's Past Litters at Pleasant Meadows:
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Below are update photos from Gloria's past puppies!
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