Date of Breeding February 6, 7, 8, 2012
Whelp Date April 9, 2012
Ready By June 4, 2012

"The Escape Artists"

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
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 5, 2012 Attempted Breeding Belle was ready but wasn't ready for Sonny, specifically yet, we'll try again tomorrow!
February 6, 2012 Date of Breeding We didn't get a tie but we got a couple of really good long mounts.  We'll breed again tomorrow.
February 7, 2012 Date of Breeding We got some more good mounts, positive expectations for pregnancy; will breed again tomorrow to 'seal the deal'
February 8, 2012 Date of Breeding Our last day of breeding, we got some more good mounts and are calling it good!
March 12, 2012 5 weeks post-breeding Pregnancy has been confirmed, her teats are beginning to get larger and she is putting on some weight.
March 19, 2012 6 weeks post-breeding She's definitely starting to gain a lot more weight now.
March 26, 2012 7 weeks post-breeding Belle is more affectionate and getting quite large, her teats are swelling even more.
April 02, 2012 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 08, 2012 61 days post first breeding Her temperature at 9am was 98, and at 10 it was 98.3.  We have a drop!  Pups expected within 24 hours.
April 09, 2012 62 days post first breeding

8:05am - heavier panting

10:00am - her water has begun to break

10:41am - 1st pup  male   black/tan/white   9.0oz

10:55am - 2nd pup  male  black/tan/white   7.5oz

11:00am - 3rd pup  female     tan/white   8.7oz

11:07am - 4th pup    male   black/tan/white     7.2oz

11:37am - 5th pup    female   black/tan/white     8.1oz

11:54am - 6th pup    male   black/tan/white     7.8oz

12:18pm - 7th pup  female  black/tan/white  9.2oz

Final Count: 4 males, 3 females, 7 total



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