Date of Breeding February 15 and 17, 2011
Whelp Date April 23, 2011
Ready By June 18, 2011
 

"The Springtime Litter"
       

Dam/Sire Briar Rose Belle of the Ball "Belle" Briar Rose Rock-A-Bye Sonny "Sonny"
Whelped April 4th, 2006 June 8th, 2003
Coloring Black/Red/White Tri-Color Black/Tan/White Tri-Color
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Pedigrees Belle's Pedigree Sonny's Pedigree
About AKC Registered Beagle, energetic, Field Champion bloodlines.  Great with kids and other animals. Independent nature, always following her nose.  Very quiet, only barks when there is something to bark about. AKC Registered Beagle, sweet and energetic, great with kids and other animals.  Great hunter.  Slower tracker and stockier than Belle, with a better muzzle.  Should help to put some build on the pups and hopefully get some slower trackers.

 

 

Log of Events: Pre-Whelping
February 12, 2011 Attempted Breeding Belle decided she wasn't ready yet, we'll go back on the 15th!
February 15, 2011 Date of Breeding We didn't get a tie but we got a couple of really good long mounts.  We'll go back on the 17th to 'seal the deal'
February 17, 2011 Date of Breeding We still didn't get a tie but we got another couple of good long mounts.  Positive expectations for pregnancy.  Check back in about 4-5 weeks for confirmation.
March 22, 2011 5 weeks post-breeding Pregnancy has been confirmed, her teats are beginning to get larger and she is putting on some weight.
March 29, 2011 6 weeks post-breeding She's definitely starting to gain a lot more weight now.
April 5, 2011 7 weeks post-breeding I can feel the tiny puppy movements, but not much.  Hard for me to get an estimate of how many there are.
April 12, 2011 8 weeks post-breeding I've started taking her temperature to get baseline readings for when she will whelp.  She is a lot less active and very uncomfortable at times.  It's still hard for me to gauge number of puppies because they aren't as active.  This may mean there is less room for them to move around and therefore more puppies, but only time will tell.  I count 4 for sure, but definitely believe there are more.
April 22, 2011 66 days post first breeding Her temperature at 8am was 98.2, and at 9:30 it was 98.  We have a drop!  Pups expected within 24 hours.
April 23, 2011 67 days post first breeding

4:22am - frequent shivering, contractions

4:35am - her water has begun to break

4:43am - 1st pup    male     black/tan/white   9.4oz

4:53am - 2nd pup  female  black/red/white   9.6oz

5:24am - 3rd pup  male     black/red/white   7.25oz

5:36am - 4th pup    male   black/tan/white     7.6oz

6:02am - 5th pup    male   black/tan/white     9.4oz

6:31am - 6th pup    female   black/tan/white     9.1oz

Final Count: 4 males, 2 females, 6 total

 

 

Mr. Blue Miss Pink
Bam Bam (was Storm) Daisybelle (was Daisy)
Mr Green Mr Yellow
Rock Kell
Mr Blue/Yellow Miss Pink/Green
Zeus Lilly (was Daffodil)