On November 2 the Texas Otterhound Pups from the Hunter H litter were five weeks old. They are playing a lot more and moving around much better. In fact they have become so lively we had to add a second slat to the whelping box door.
Since the weather turned wet and cool the pups haven’t been outside much. They spend sunny but cool days on the enclosed back porch where temperatures are 80 and above.
The first day they were on the porch it didn’t take them long to find the gaps in their enclosure. Instead of being in the enclosed area they were all over the porch. Luckily these Texas Otterhound Pups didn’t find the dog door. The next day we did a better job of setting up the enclosure.
They are still teething but have a mouth full of very sharp teeth which mom Diana doesn’t appreciate. Because their baby fuzz is being replaced by their first real coat they get mouths full of fuzz when they mouth fight. This results in hairball like coughing attacks. They are beginning to develop personalities but they still change from day to day.
Texas Otterhound Pups H Litter turns 5 Weeks
Pup 1 Female
Puppy one Helena has developed a great voice and doesn’t hesitate to use it. She stands with her front feet on the whelping box door and cries. While she wants attention the main thing she wants is not to go to sleep. Our little Texas Otterhound pup is very affectionate and will cover you in kisses. She weighed 6.2 pounds on November 2.
Pup 2 Male
Hiram Sings The Blues
Puppy two Hiram is the quietest of the lot. He plays with the others and is always in the thick of things when it comes to feeding times. However when he gets tired he quietly settles down to sleep. When he wants to move he can be very fast. His white markings still stand out. Hiram weighed 7.0 pounds on November 2.
Pup 3 Male
Puppy three Happy still has a serious look most of the time but he is very friendly and free with the kisses. While still a pound smaller than the other males that doesn’t slow him down. He is generally in the thick of things. His white markings are still visible. On November 2 Happy weighed 6.0 pounds.
Pup 4 Male
Puppy four Hondo is the major reason for the extra slat on the whelping box door. He was trying to get to mom and toppled over the door. When she went in he tried his best to climb back into the whelping box. He is very independent but some times likes to be held. Hondo weighed 7.5 pounds on November 2.
Pup 5 Female
Henrietta Ragtime Gal
Puppy five Henrietta was one of the first to figure out how to get out of the pen on the back porch. She squeezed through the space at the base of the kennel and lead three of the others out so they could run around on the porch. She likes playing tug o war with the sock monsters. On November 2 Henrietta weighed 6.5 pounds.
Pup 6 Female
Puppy six Harriett is the least outgoing of the females at present. She spends a lot of time to herself. She likes playing with the toys and does play with the others. She definitely doesn’t have a problem with the food as she is still the heaviest female and second heaviest in the litter. Harriett weighed 7.3 pounds on November 2.
Pup 7 Female
Harmony in Jazz
Puppy seven Harmony is a study in contrasts. One time you pick her up and she is sweetness and kisses. The next time she squirms and growls. She was one of the pups that got out and discovered she could get in a kennel where she promptly took a nap. On November 2 Harmony was still the smallest female at 6.0 pounds.
Pup 8 Female
Puppy eight Holly has discovered her voice. She will stand at the door to the whelping box and cry for attention. If you give in and pick her up she wants to cuddle and sleep on your chest. She has become more outgoing and loves playing with the toys. She especially likes the sock monster hanging on the side of the box. Holly weighed 7.0 pounds.
If you are interested in a puppy please fill out our puppy questionnaire. We would love to see our Otterhound puppies shown or in competition, however, the biggest consideration is what’s best for the puppy. Everyone interested will be given due consideration. However, not everyone will get a puppy as there are more requests than puppies.