Monday marked a milestone with their first, beyond that of their birth, Vet visit. Tails and dewclaws are done!
Late tomorrow, at a week of age I'll once again obtain their weights. I expect no surprises though as each, from a visual perspective, appears to be keeping up with the next.
I've had a few inquiries about pup selections, vaccines and general puppy care. Most question each of you may have will likely be covered here during the course of the next several weeks but if you have questions please don't hesitate to ask via comments attached to my posts. I do read and appreciate them. Generally speaking if you have a question it's likely others may share the same questions.
Puppy selections begin around six weeks and are scheduled according to the order seen on the reservation list. When we get closer to the six week mark I'll be calling each of you to schedule times convenient for you. It is important that everyone takes a look at the list, and considering it, makes themselves available at some point during that week and the following 7th week. This will be especially important for the boys as there are 6 people who need to visit within that two week period. I prefer an onsite visit but there are times based most often on location when selections have been made over the phone. Most often, weather permitting I bring the pack of pups out, throw a blanket on the lawn and let them romp and interact. It's not unusual for people to spend a couple hours here in an attempt to make their decision. Often not easy.
As far as vaccines go, they'll receive the first of a series sometime around their 6th to 7th week birthday. From there the recommended schedule is every 3rd week until they're 4 months of age at which time they will receive their rabies vaccination. The first booster generally coincides well with the removal of headgear applied during crop and their first tape and post. Regarding early and immature immunity I don't allow unknown dogs on my property.