|Gaylan's Light Litter|
For Peach's last breeding we chose Linda and Mike MacDonald's wonderful boy Sixpak. Officially Peach is MACH4 Gaylan's Peaches 'n Cream XF MXS MJS T2B AD ADHF - and Sixpak is OTCH One Ash Stardust On Tap UDX27 AX NAJ OS OBHF CanCDX Superdog.
As you can imagine, we were very excited about doing this breeding, not only because we are combining the genes of two wonderful dogs, but because it has been a year and a half since we've had puppies!!! Well, on Sunday June 7th Peach presented us with five beautiful pups, who in birth order are Ms. Yellow, Mr. Green, Ms. Red, Mr. Blue and Mr. Brown.
Being an experienced dam, Peach knew what to do from the start. Four of the pups arrived without incident. Ms. Red, on the other hand, was trying to come into the world not only breech, but on her back instead of her belly. We tried everything we knew, including a couple of phone calls to the vet. Not wanting to do a C-section unless absolutely necessary, Gayle tried to get ahold of the pup's legs to help her over the pelvic crest. The whole process took an hour and a half with the sack breaking early on in the process, so we were prepared for the worst, and hoping for the best. Gayle was successful and when Ms. Red arrived not only was she alive, but screaming at the top of her lungs. What a beautiful sound!!
The pups are being raised on Long Island by Marcy and Lise for their first six weeks and then everyone will head up to Gayle's for another 2.5 weeks while we do all their evaluations and eventually place them into their new homes.
We invite you to follow along as we raise the Gaylan's Light Litter. I am having some difficulties getting the link to where photos and videos will be posted on the right-side so for now, use this link to get you there: http://caninehealthevents.smugmug.com/Gaylan-Litters/Light-Litter/49869489_Lj9WKQ