Firelight Bird Dogs

Firelight Bird Dogs

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Dixie x Heath Puppies 5 weeks old

The puppies have had a busy week.  We have been working on weaning and they are playing with each other more.  Weaning time is also when I introduce the whistle to them - they already come running when I whistle to them.  The second video shows that.   So here are the photos and videos, enjoy!

Videos from today:


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Puppies: Dixie x Heath Ryman Setter litter 4 weeks old

Week 4 is a big one for puppies.  They begin to play and explore and very importantly, weaning begins.   After just 2 tries these guys are skilled at drinking from a bowl so the weaning process will slowly step up over the next week as they are introduced to puppy food gruel.

Here's the gang.  I have to tell you, my photography and these photos do not do the cuteness of these puppies justice!  I do think that next week I will be comfortable stating which pups will be tri-color.

The 3 boys first:

  Brown collar: largest boy

Light Green: belton boy, medium size

Half-mask boy, medium size

 Green collar: eye patch, smaller female

Purple collar: black ear, slightly smaller

Black collar: black ear, a bigger girl

Yellow collar: belton girl but has coloring around her eyes

Pink collar:  belton girl, one of the smaller girls

 Red collar is the smallest girl.  Small, but with a big personality developing.

Orange collar: has shoulder patch, medium size

I took a video with the puppies wearing their colored collars but You Tube difficulties prevent me from accessing it.  Instead, here is a short video that I took yesterday, just without the collars.

Next weekend, Dixie's owners Warren and Roni are flying out to see their girl and the puppies.  I can't wait for them to see them all!!    I hope that over the next couple of weeks everyone will be forming favorites (boy puppy owners already have it seems!)  I suggest that you give it another week or two before letting me know your favorites as they will continue to change as they grow and I will give more video time so you can see them in action.   If I can figure out my video challenge this week I will let you know to look for it.

I have to run, I hear hungry puppies!

Lynn Dee

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dixie x Heath puppies 3 weeks old

This post is a test for me.  My usual practice with our litters is that once a week I email photos of puppies to the owners to show them progress and growth and to help them make their puppy choices.  Today I am instead posting the photos and video links here in a blog post since other folks have also asked to see photos and videos of the pups.  I welcome feedback - I hope people enjoy but I don't want to turn anyone off from reading our blog by being redundant and overwhelming with puppy pictures.

Enjoy.  And if not, please let me know.

Dixie x Heath puppies, 3 weeks old