Cheyenne went in for x rays on November 30th as planned. The nice size litter of five Otterhound puppies suddenly became a large litter of at least nine pups.
Cheyenne continued to be lively and enjoy her runs around the pond twice a day. As the pups got bigger she began to eat less at each meal. We switched her to three meals a day.
On December 9th we began watching her for signs of whelping. December 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th came and went. While her temperature dropped nothing else did.
Otterhound Puppies for Christmas!
By December the 14th she was well along and a sonogram showed the pups were ready. When she still hadn’t whelped by noon it was decided that she should have a C section.
At 1:48 PM the first pup announced it arrival with a hearty wail. She was a bit of a surprise as she is black and white. She was quickly followed by a more usual black and tan male and a black and tan female. The fourth pup was a brown and white female. The fifth and sixth were black and tan males followed by a black and tan female. Number eight was a liver and tan boy like mom. Then came the last. Number nine was another boy this time white with brown spots.
Adeline’s Silas of Lake Oconee and
Proudly announce the arrival of the Hunter D Litter Born on December 14, 2015
So the big news is Hunter’s Sunny Cheyenne and Adeline’s Silas of Oconee’s announcement of the Hunter D Litter born December 14, 2015. The final count is five boys and four girls. Mom and pups are doing well.
Once things have settled a bit the puppy pages will begin so check under puppies for the D Litter to watch them grow.
Puppy One is a black and white female who announced her arrival at 1:48 PM. She is mostly black on her face with large black patches. She weighed 0.9 pounds at birth.
Puppy Two is a black and tan male with a white mark on his nose and a faint white mark centered above his eyes. He weighed 1.1 pounds at birth.
Puppy Three is a black and tan female. She has white on her nose and a faint white mark above her eyes like her brother. She weighed 1.4 pounds at birth.
Puppy Four is a white and brown or liver female. It is hard to tell the color as her nose is currently pink. She weighed 1.1 pounds at birth.
Puppy Five is a black and tan male with a blaze of white slightly to one side of his nose and between his eyes. He weighed 1.3 pounds at birth.
Puppy Six is a black and tan male with white on his nose and chin. He is unusual in that he has a curly coat. He weighed 1.2 pounds at birth.
Puppy Seven is a black and tan female with a white mark on her nose, white centered above her eyes and a white mark on her neck. She weighed 1.2 pounds at birth.
Puppy Eight is the only liver and tan in the litter. He has a white mark centered above his eyes and on the back of his neck. He was born with a kink in the end of his tail. He weighed 0.8 pounds at birth.
Puppy Nine is white and brown or liver. Either side of his face is dark and he has dark spots on either side of his back. He weighed 0.8 pounds at birth.