I’ve made a mental note to not have 6 week old puppies on Easter weekend in the future… 😉 So much to do….
With that said, we managed to find time between Easter service rehearsals today to worm, vaccinate, and measure puppies. To be honest, I almost look upon the measurements as a traditional ritual rather than a useful practice. With many generations of measurements from many litters of puppies, the height at 6.5 weeks has been, for me, a rather poor predictor of adult height. With that said, here are the heights relevant to my current litter:
Sire: 7.5″ (6.5 weeks) 14.375″ (adult) His dam: 7″ (6.5 weeks) 12.75″ (adult)
Dam: 7.5″ (6.5 weeks) 14.125″ (adult)
Hamish: 7.75 inches
Claire: 7.25 inches (Update at 5 months: 12.625 inches)
Hanne: 7 inches (Update at 5 months: 12.25 inches)
Matilde: 6.75 inches (Update at 5 months: 10.75 inches – smallest I have ever had at this age)
Applicants will be contacted tomorrow about the placement of the puppies. Hamish will live in a local pet home where I can watch him grow up and where he will be available to me if I decide to use him for breeding. Claire and Hanne will remain with me. Matilde will be co-owned with a local breeder.