~ 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: JUNE 11th, 2019
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 will be Gloria and Samuel's first litter together! We anticipate that
their puppies will mature to be in the estimated range of 12 to 15 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 (LIGHT OR MEDIUM)
Please visit our Cavapoo Colours page for more colour details.
WAITING LIST FOR THIS PAIRING:
1. Kristen Hawkeswood -- Red Girl "Ruby" ... PAID IN FULL!
2. Michelle Lacelle -- Purple Girl "Pepper" ... PAID IN FULL!
3. Julie Forbes -- Yellow Boy "Garrison" ... PAID IN FULL!
4. Kairee Kirkwood -- Green Boy "Fletcher" ... PAID IN FULL!
5. Patricia & Ralph Gouchie -- Pink Girl "Ruby-Rose" ... PAID IN FULL!
6. Nancy Aeschelmann -- Mango Boy "Onyx" ... PAID IN FULL!
7. The Phillips Family -- Blue Boy "Wilkie" ... PAID IN FULL!
Kairee also owns
Stella from Gloria X Tobi 2018
The puppies have all gone to their new homes to begin a new adventure with their families!
3 GIRLS & 4 BOYS
8 week old update:
Tomorrow Gloria and Samuel's puppies will be 8 weeks old and ready to go to their new homes! We look forward to presenting our "Taking Puppy Home" session tomorrow so that we can prepare each of the families on the list for taking care of their puppy!
The puppies have done well not only with their potty training, but also, they were pros at adjusting to sleeping as a group in the wire crate with the door closed at night. There has been normal puppy play sounds as they settle in for the night, and then all is quiet until they are let out at 7:00 AM. Again, this litter has been amazingly quiet! A puppy may be a little more discontent as an individual, but these puppies haven't even awakened with the need to pee in the night while contently sleeping in a puppy pile! It would be advisable to pay attention to the need to go potty if your puppy wakes up because he/she is alone for the first time in your home, but having the crate set up close by in your bedroom will be helpful.
We taught the puppies to sit readily by simply using a meal time for a quick training session, and they caught on so quickly that we added in the lay down command as well to keep learning interesting for them, and so the puppies have a good base on their training and are eager to learn more! Cavapoos are food and praise motivated and don't require fancy treats for them to be eager learners! A simple kibble will go a long way and dogs of any breed love to work for their food and that suits the Cavapoo just fine! We encourage everyone to keep up the training sessions in order to maintain your puppy's desire to take instructions from you as he/she learns new skills and becomes familiar with the limits in your home and their brand new life before them!
All of the puppies have enjoyed outside time and have successfully gone potty outside in addition to the new ventures of play time and exploring in the grass. This all triggers their senses to assimilate new sights, sounds, and smells into their expanding knowledge.
Getting 7 energetic puppies to sit in a row was somewhat of a challenge, but in the end we were successful and you can easily see what a handsome lot of puppies they are!
For those attending our "Taking Puppy Home" session tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM please take note that there may be extra holiday traffic on the roads and we would like you to arrive safely and on time so that we are not delayed in starting the session. One of the puppy families has informed us of their need to leave directly after the session has concluded in order to be home to attend to a personal need, and therefore, we wish to also be respectful and have things start on time and run as smoothly as possible. So, please plan ahead for traffic and to arrive at 11:00 AM -- thank you in advance for your understanding!
We will, of course, be providing you with your puppy's scent blanket in the Puppy Starter Kit which is helpful for adjustment during the first few days to a week once your puppy is on your home, but for bonding time on the trip home you may choose to have a towel or blanket for your lap and a cozy spot for your puppy to curl up!
See you all soon!
7.5 week old vet update:
The puppies were at the vet today, with their chaperone, Shamira! All of the puppies were exceptional in the vehicle with not even a whimper the whole trip both ways (1 hour each way)! Many onlookers in the waiting room, absolutely fell in love with the puppies, and 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 (also called Canine Adenovirus 2), Parainfluenza.
- Dewormed with Strongid T according to weight.
The puppies weights are as follows:
Wilkie -- 2 pounds and 8 ounces
Onyx -- 2 pound and 7 ounces
Ruby -- 2 pound and 2 ounces
Pepper -- 2 pound and 5 ounces
Fletcher -- 2 pounds and 9 ounces
Garrison -- 3 pounds and 2 ounces
Ruby-Rose -- 2 pound and 6 ounces
Here are some photos of the puppies at their vet appointment:
The puppies were pretty brave with their big bodyguard close by and ventured to peek out the top of the crate to see how their siblings fared with their exam! In spite of the puppies being a touch warm piled into their adorable little crate even with the A/C running in the vehicle -- they did well and were quiet and content with no whimpers waiting for their turn, during their exam, or for their vaccination! We're super proud of Gloria and Samuel's litter, and the vet himself remarked on how nice of a litter they are!
As mentioned in the previous update, the puppies next vaccination will be due on August 30th -- 4 weeks later from the 2nd. It would be advisable to call in advance to book your puppy's next appointment at the vet of your choice as soon as possible.
Stay tuned for the puppies official 8 week update that will be posted on Sunday, August 4th!
7 week old bonus update:
We have introduced the wire crate and expanded the puppies pen area. They are loving the extra space, and are thrilled with their new "den"! The puppies run in and out of it during play and love to all go in and "crash" together for a power nap! Den Security is big in the dog world, and it's important for puppy owners to understand how much security a crate can provide! It's instinctual for a puppy to have his or her own space where they can relax, sleep, or just play. 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! 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! You can 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.
As a reminder, we will be sending you home with a toy and a blanket with mom and litter mates scent on it! One of the little blankets that can be seen hanging from the side of the puppy pen and crate will belong to your puppy! The blankets will remain in the puppy pen for the next week and we will rotate them around to gain as much scent as possible -- be sure to use it to help your comfort your puppy the first few days in your home!
We have scheduled the puppies vet appointment for Friday, August 2nd and we will post an update that evening on the 2nd to let everyone know how the puppies make out at the vet! The puppies next vaccination will be due on August 30th -- 4 weeks later from the 2nd. It would be advisable to call in advance to book your puppy's next appointment at the vet of your choice as soon as possible.
And the puppies official 8 week update will be posted on Sunday, August 4th!
Below is a video of the puppies that starts off inside and ends while enjoying some outside time -- the video was captured yesterday afternoon and evening just prior to us changing their puppy pen to include the wire crate.
We hope you enjoy the video! We are definitely going to miss Gloria's puppies but cannot wait for you all to see them again soon! They are such wonderful little puppies with such sweet and quiet demeanor!
6 week old update:
The puppies turned 6 weeks old today. We have introduced them to crate training this past week and they all love to go in and out of the crate throughout the day either for a nap or just as a little hide-out while in the midst of play! For the time-being we just have a small plastic crate in their pen to get them used to the "den concept" and we've been closing the door periodically for 10-15 minutes at a time. They can all fit comfortably inside and they love to make a little "puppy pile" and get all cozy with each other! Later on, we will transition them to a wire crate that will be attached to their pen.
We are pleased to announce that this litter of puppies is 100% pee pad trained – their only off-pad misses are only when their feet are on the pad and their bum is over the edge! However, they actually make it to the right location – a great accomplishment for 6 weeks of age!
The puppies have been dewormed again, brushed, wiped down with puppy wipes, had their nails trimmed, and the fur trimmed on their face and bum areas. All of this is a continuous grooming experience that prepares them for when you will have your puppy at home.
Wilkie -- 2 pounds and 2 ounces
Onyx -- 1 pound and 15.5 ounces
Ruby -- 1 pound and 8 ounces
Pepper -- 1 pound and 12 ounces
Fletcher -- 2 pounds and 4 ounces
Garrison -- 2 pounds and 9 ounces
Ruby-Rose -- 1 pound and 14.5 ounces
The puppies have good co-operation skills and are very easy-going. Photos outside this morning were easy to get – they all liked the outside experience in the grass and sat up and stood in place as we requested for their photos!
They remain small puppies in comparison to most of our puppies from other litters with different parents, but these puppies are growing well and are nonetheless on par for their development at this stage. Small in size has not been an issue as they are doing so well, and they all enjoy meal time very much! At this time they are eating the following mixture 3 times a day:
2 Tablespoons of softened kibbles (which equates to an 1/8 of a cup)
½ teaspoon of canned food
½ teaspoon of 100% pumpkin puree
We have been feeding them individually in separate bowls for portion control purposes to make sure that each puppy gets his/her fair share, and as well, this gives a start on sitting prior to eating a meal and it is also not a shock for them to suddenly be eating by themselves when they go their new homes.
Here is a quick video of the puppies eating a meal in individual bowls – each one of them is devouring their food with great enthusiasm.
The puppies have been exposed to many sights and sounds this week -- we installed some cedar shelves in a closet and so the puppies heard the skill saw zizzing, heard a drill, and saw us carry the shelving to and fro! They remain un-phased by sounds and are such calm and sweet puppies.
Their temperaments remain sweet, cuddly, and playful, with hardly a peep! We're so thankful to be able to offer such wonderful puppies to the families on Gloria and Samuel's list!
We will be calling our vet tomorrow (Tuesday) to book the puppies vet appointment -- we meant to call today, but the day got away from us when we received a call from our supplier that the puppy pack supplies that we ordered had come in and were ready for pick up! So, along with the puppy photos and the update -- we had an unexpected trip into town! We'll update you with the date for their vet appointment soon in a bonus update!
We also want to clarify the food that the puppies are eating -- it is the Instinct® Be Natural™ Real Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe for Puppies.
If you need a list of the places that will order it in for you, please let us know! We sourced out half a dozen independent pet stores that will order it in for customers in the Toronto area (we can source other areas for you too!). And we are working through the Canadian Rep for Instinct food to get it in some Rens Pet and Global Pet locations.
We will be holding a "Taking Puppy Home" Session on August 5th at 11:00 AM and/or 2:00 PM. PLEASE e-mail us after reading this update to let us know if you will be picking up your puppy at the 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM Session time on August 5th. The "Taking Puppy Home" Session is approximately an hour and a bit long and covers 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
Now would be a good time to look over 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:
This week's outdoor photos show just how adorable these puppies are, and we know you will agree. Hope you have enjoyed the update!