PUPPIES!! Who Wants Puppies?!
Kimi will be making his entry in the next post where he will be sharing with you, his very first meeting with the puppies.
There are tonnes of toys in the backyard set up for them. They have an outdoor area as well as an indoor area. Nancy (breeder) has done a wonderful job, taking good care of them, and making sure they meet new different people and dogs to get socialized. She's also made every effort to trim their nails every few days to get them used to having paws handled and nails trimmed. As we all know, Airedales are famously known for hating their feet being touched. But Nancy is already taking steps to ensure her pups will be better behaved regarding feet. These are signs of a good breeder, when they make extra effort to ensure the health and welfare of her animals. I'm glad that she's letting me have one of her pups.
I am very lucky to have been invited to spend time with Nancy and care for the pups. Taking care of new puppies is really a lot of work. Other than constantly picking up poop, cleaning up pee, feeding, handling, and moving the pups in and out, there is also giving each pup individual attention. I spent a lot of time, observing the pups, trying to pick up individual quirks and personalities of each one of them. They are all extremely cute and beautiful.
Mr Green loves to instigate games and he is incredibly intelligent and smart. I'd describe him as wickedly smart. He also loves to be in the middle of all the action. He doesn't hold back being vocal in his play, and just loves to ham it up with his brothers and sisters.
In the heat of the afternoon, the pups fall into sleep mode. It is a constant job, changing papers and keeping the pen as clean as possible. I observed that the pups have learned to relieve themselves in the whelping box, with the papers. Some of them forget and pee/poop elsewhere, but I've seen the majority of them make the effort of climbing into the box to pee/poop. That is really excellent because for pups as young as 8 weeks of age, they have learned the intrinsic necessary habit of keeping their den clean. This comes with keeping the pen as clean as possible and credit goes to Nancy and all those who have stayed with her to help care for the pups. This aspect of toilet training is a reflection that a lot of work has gone into this litter.
I would suggest that Mr Red is the most beautiful male in this litter, he has a perfect head, and a good square body. His body is very proportionate and his energy is positively good. He is also very self-confident and outgoing.
All the puppies are very well balanced and adorable. Temperament wise, they are all excellent puppies. I have noticed that they play very well together, and have developed good bite inhibition. When one yelps, the biter lets go immediately and withdraws rough play. I have also seen them groom one another by licking each other. They love new people, and are positively curious about new dogs. I am very thrilled that one of these pups will join my pack soon.