Marsh's MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS, "Marsh's MAS" Located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Contact us: marshsmas@gmail.com

Little POPPY with her 4 BIG boys. Born January 22, 2013 



 


This little boy was an extremely hard delivery for Poppy.  His sac broke early into labor, causing dry birth and was positioned breech. After an hour an a half of pacing and working the puppy down, Poppy was able to push out his bottom half. In a painful panic, Poppy tore into her rear, trying to hurry up the birth and in the process damaged the puppies rear left foot. Immediately after the puppy was delivered and cleaned up, I called my vet while examining the puppies foot. A middle toe was barely holding on and his pad was cut deep. My vet told me to bring puppy and Mom into the office at once. The Puppy's upper part of his toe was removed and mended with a stitch, as well as a stitch in his pad. He may never have a nail on that toe, But the vet thinks he will have a full recovery :) Puppy was very eager to nurse, despite his injury and was at Mom's teat 1 minute and 42 seconds after birth. 






Pup #1 
Male  
Born: 4:25 pm 
January 22, 2013
Birth Weight: 13 ounces
Blue Merle with white trim (full collar) and light tan points. 



Pup #2 

Male
Born: 6:25 pm 
January 22, 2013
Birth Weight: 14 ounces 
Blue Merle with white trim (full collar) and tan points. 


This big boy held on until we were back from the vet's office, warm and safe. He held on so long that brother behind him (Pup #3 ) started to fight through too. He had to be assisted back in to continue.
After what seemed like forever, Pup #2 was born... and ready to go!  
Puppy was very strong and able to straighten his legs fully, very eager to nurse. Puppy was at Mom's teat 56 seconds after birth.



This little boy was a very easy birth for Poppy, which was a relief to me. All it took was one good contraction.. Puppy was less active and noticeably weaker/ slower then the last two boys. He did not make any noise and had fluid in his lung which slowed him down some more. As I cleared his nostrils and throat, I noticed his nose was almost all black all ready. Puppy liked to go around in circles and took 2 minutes to reach Mom's teat. Puppy did did not start nursing until 4 minutes after birth.      






Pup #3
Male                                      
Born: 7:34 pm
January 22, 2013              
Birth weight: 13 ounces    
Black with white trim (full collar) and and tan points.  


Contractions started sooner then with the last 3 puppies. Pup 3 did not have much time to nurse before Poppy was ready to push again. Another easy birth for Poppy. Puppy was whimpering for Mom within seconds but had a had time finding her. Puppy stopped at a blanket wrapped with a warm bottle of water before finally reaching Mom. Puppy was eager to nurse and was at Mom's teat 2 minutes 25 seconds after birth





Pup #4                                      
Male                                
Born: 8:05 pm 
January 22, 2013   
Birth weight:13 ounces        
Black with white trim (3/4 collar) with tan points. 


  

Birth Weight

 

24 hours

48 hours

72 hours

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

13 oz

Puppy #1

1 lb

+1 

1 lb 1 oz

+2 

1 lb 3 oz 

+2 

1 lb 5 oz 

+3

1 lb 8 oz 

+3

1 lb 11 oz

 +2 

1 lb 13 oz 

+2 

14 oz

Puppy #2

1 lb 

+1

1 lb 1 oz 

+2 

1 lb 3 oz 

+2 

1 lb 5 oz 

+3

1 lb 8 oz

 +2 

1 lb 10 oz 

+1

1 lb 11 oz 

+3

13 oz

 Puppy #3

1 lb

+1

1 lb 1 oz

+1

1 lb 2 oz 

+2 

1 lb 4 oz

+2  

1 lb 6 oz

+2 

1 lb 8 oz

+1 

 1 lb 9 oz

+3

13 oz

Puppy #4 

1 lb 1 oz 

+1

1 lb 2 oz 

+1

1 lb 3 oz 

+2 

1 lb 5 oz

 +3

1 lb 8 oz 

+3 

1 lb 11 oz 

+1

1 lb 12 oz 

+3

 

 

Puppies are now 1 week old 


Pup #1 BMM 1 lb 13 oz 


Pup #2 BMM 1 lb 11 oz 


 

 Pup #3 BTM 1 lb 9 oz 


 Pup #4 BTM 1 lb 12 oz 


 

Puppies, 2 weeks old 


Pup #1 BMM 3 lbs

Pup #2 BMM 2 lbs 13 oz 


Pup #3 BTM 2 lbs 10 oz 


Pup #4 BTM 2 lbs 13 oz 

  



Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14         

Puppy #1

 

1 lb 15 oz

+3

2 lbs 2 oz 

+2

2 lbs 4 oz

+2 

2 lbs 6 oz 

+3

2 lbs 9 oz 

+3

2 lbs 12 oz

+4 

3 lbs 

Puppy #2

 

1 lb 14 oz 

+3

2 lbs 1 oz

+2

2 lbs 3 oz 

+2

2 lbs 5 oz 

+3

2 lbs 8 oz

+2 

2 lbs 10 oz

+3

2 lbs 13 oz 

Puppy #3

 

1 lb 12 oz 

+2

1 lb 14 oz 

+2

2 lbs 

+3

2 lbs 3 oz

+1 

2 lbs 4 oz 

+3

2 lbs 7 oz 

+3

2 lbs 10 oz 

Puppy #4

 

1 lb 15 oz 

+3

2 lbs 2 oz 

+2

2 lbs 4 oz 

+2

2 lbs 6 

+2 

2 lbs 8 oz

+3 

2 lbs 11 oz

+2 

2 lbs 13 oz


 


 


 

Marsh's MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS, "Marsh's MAS" Located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Contact us: marshsmas@gmail.com