Four days after the puppies were born
On Monday 13 November Gold, Aust Ch Yarrowfell Supermodel ET, went into labour and delivered 9 puppies, 8 of which were born by caesarian. The father was Shadow (Aust Ch Gentry Shadows of a Dream) owned and bred by Barbara and Arild Helland of Gentry Dalmatians, Bega.
The puppies at one hour old.
Once again Gold suffered from Uterine Inertia, however she was whipped down to the vets very smartly and there were no complications in birthing the other 8 puppies by caesarian section.
The puppies at one day old.
The times and weights of the puppies are:
|BAER test result|
|Number||Time||Weight at birth||Sex||Name||Comments||Left||Right||Official Name|
|1.||1435||9.25 oz||Female||Cherry Berry (Red)||Normal||Normal||Yarrowfell Apple Omy Eye|
|2.||1700||8 oz||Female||Indigo||Born by caesarian
Exported to India
|Normal||Normal||Yarrowfell Aint She Sweet|
|3.||1700||8 oz||Female||Sunshine (Gold)||Born by caesarian||Normal||Deaf||Yarrowfell Arabian Nites|
|4.||1700||8 oz||Male||Apple (Green)||Born by caesarian||Normal||Normal||Yarrowfell Aquarius|
|5.||1700||10 oz||Female||Mandarin (Orange)||Born by caesarian||Normal||Normal||Yarrowfell Alls Forgiven|
|6.||1700||6.75 oz||Male||Patch||Born by caesarian||Normal||Normal||Yarrowfell Aramis|
|7.||1700||7.75 oz||Male||Misty (Grey)||Born by caesarian||Normal||Normal||Yarrowfell Anything Goes|
|8.||1700||8.25 oz||Male||Turquiose||Born by caesarian||Normal||Normal||Yarrowfell Abacus|
|9.||1700||9.75 oz||Female||Violet||Born by caesarian||Normal||Normal||Yarrowfell Antz Pantz|
|Indigo (Yarrowfell Aint She Sweet) was awarded Best Opposite Sex Baby Puppy in Show at the Dalmatian Club of NSW's Easter 2001 Specialty Championship Show by the judge Ms Pia Pedercini of Della Belorca Dalmatians, Italy.|
Indigo being presented with her rosette.
|The puppies at four days of age.||The puppies at ten days of age.|
|We have a policy of testing all our breeding stock and every puppy from every litter for deafness using the BAER hearing test. Click here for a page with detailed information on BAER testing and why we do it. The puppies are tested after they have been microchipped for identification. This ensures that the results of the test can be unequivocally linked to the relevant puppy. An example of the certificate issued to each puppy is shown on the left - copies of the actual certificates are available on request. We publish the results of all our testing hoping to encourage other breeders to do likewise. If you are buying a puppy from a breeder and they are not BAER testing the puppies, ask why not? The test is now inexpensive and available in three states in Australia, and does not harm the puppy if conducted correctly. Some breeders will argue that their puppies have been home tested - remember this is unreliable and will not diagnose puppies that are unilaterally deaf.|
The puppies at one month old.
The names come from a piece of coloured wool we tie around the neck of each puppy at birth. This allows us to keep track of the growth and development of each pup until they get their spots (Dalmatians are born covered in white hair only). This method of naming puppies has led to some interesting adult names - the mother of this litter is called Gold because she had yellow wool around her neck from birth, while the grandmother was called Lilac.
We maintain a waiting list of prospective owners of puppies (some people have been on it for two years), and all new owners are extensively "vetted" before we let them have one of the pups. This involves, at the very least, visiting our farm prior to the birth to see the fully grown dogs, discussions on what to expect from a Dalmatian and how to train them, and a commitment to undertake basic obedience while the puppy is growing up. As someone once said who went through this process "It's like trying to adopt a child getting a puppy out of you!".
Indigo trying a pork shank for size.
Violet learning to swim in Farex baby cereal.
This is a pedigree for each of the puppies in the litter:
|Ch Gentry Shadows Of A Dream ET
|Washakie Northern Dancer
|Washakie Hideaways Fandango
|Ch Gentry Jewel Of The Nile ET
|Ch Dumbledeer Kilimanjaro
|Gentry Three Times A Lady
|Ch Yarrowfell Supermodel ET
|Ch Vickma Anthea
|Ch Yarrowfell Delovely
|Ch Dumbledeer Norwester
|Ch Vickma Anthea
Violet (left) and Mandarin (right) just starting to open their eyes.
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