30 June 2008
And yesterday, the pups had their first visitors, a nice couple with 3 well-behaved boys (the two-legged variety). Miska was very accepting of them as well as the other 3 dogs in the room at the same time.
The pups continue to be so quiet and content because they are being well fed and cared for by mom. Sleeping (and physical and neural development) is still their main activity but wheen they aren't slumbering or eating, they do attempt to get up on their legs to walk a few steps.
Once hubby is home later today, we'll take some 2-week shots and post them on the blog.
29 June 2008
26 June 2008
This is one of, possibly, the nicest and best litter we have produced in terms of their wonderful temperament, beautiful heads, versatility, and the number of accomplishments. Many thanks to the wonderful owners who have provided such loving homes and given these dogs great care and in many cases, done so much with their Vizslas. Happy 5th Birthday and much love to this litter.
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23 June 2008
22 June 2008
Studies conducted by the US military confirmed that there are specific time periods early in life when neurological stimulation has optimum results. The first period involves a window of time that begins at the third day of life and lasts until the sixteenth day. It is believed that because this interval of time is a period of rapid neurological growth and development, and therefore is of great importance to the individual. The stimulation isn't a substitute for regular handling of the whelps but is in addition. Daily for about 3 to 5 seconds (longer isn't better in this case), each whelp is gently held upside down, held perpendicular to the floor as well as in a supine position, placed on a cold wet towel and has its toes gently tickled with a Q-tip. We also very gently squeeze the toes, ears, and tickle the chest and have started some Tellington Touch handling around their muzzles. We will continue this particular daily routine until day 16. After day 16, we'll begin other exercises.
Benefits of Stimulation
Numerous benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises. The benefits include:
1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
2. More exploratory behaviour
3. Faster learning
4. More stable temperaments, less distracted when working
5. More tolerance to stress, including cold weather
6. Greater resistance to disease.
In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations. Secondary effects were also noted regarding test performance. In simple problem solving tests using detours in a maze, the non-stimulated pups became extremely aroused, whined a great deal, and made many errors. Their stimulated littermates, on the other hand, were less disturbed or upset by test conditions and when comparisons were made, the stimulated littermates were more calm in the test environment, made fewer errors and gave only an occasional distress when stressed.
21 June 2008
20 June 2008
We're thrilled that Mila - an extremely talented daughter of our beloved Sasha - did very well at the BC Agility Assoc of Canada's regional agility competition June 14-15, 2008. On Sat., she got a 1st for a Standard run amongst all the 16” Vets & Susan & Mila were in 3rd place at end of day Sat in that group!!! By end of day, Sunday, they ended up in 9th place in their division. (Look for them listed under Veterans 16 inch.) At the age of 9, Mila is an incredible dog in agility and we are so thrilled. Congratulations to Susan and Mila. Sasha would be so very proud of you!
18 June 2008
17 June 2008
They're all here! 6 puppies. The girls are Yellow and Lilac.
- 2:30 pm Male 13.8 oz/390 grams Blue collar
- 3:20 pm Male 10.6 oz/300 grams Black collar
- 3:50 pm Female 13.6 oz/385 grams Yellow (in honor of her mom Miska who wears a yellow collar)
- 4:35 pm Male 12.6 oz/365 grams Green (in honor of Miska's dad, Sasha, who wore green)
- 5:05 pm Male 12.2 oz/350 grams Red
- 5:50 pm Female 10.2 oz/285 grams Lilac/Purple (in honor of Miska's mom, Nova, who wears a purple collar)
Proud father is Ozzie (CH Hubertus Quality Control FDJ), an import from Australia, owned by Lynn Simpson of Toronto, Ontario. This is Ozzie's second breeding. He has a penchant for producing boys, it seems, as his first breeding produced all males (3 puppies).