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

      Poppy and Montana welcomed 5 healthy puppies, October 9, 2013. Poppy woke me up at 1:00 in the morning (she has been sleeping with us for the last couple of weeks) and delivered her first puppy just after 2 am. Labor lasted all throughout the early morning with the last puppy born right before 9 am, almost 7 LONG hours of active labor! Whelping came with no complications and each puppy was born with lots of energy, drive and eagerness to nurse. 
5 Healthy puppies, 2 Blue Merles: 1 Male, 1 Female and 3 Black Tris:  2 Males, 1 Female.



     Poppy with her 5 Newborn puppies 



 


   Puppies, only a few hours old.






 Puppies, 24 hours old.



 


 


                                Puppies, 48 hours old.

 


 


 

                                                                                                            

                                         Puppies, 3 Days old.


Puppy #1

Male
Born: 2:17 am October 9, 2013
Birth Weight: 15.3 ounces
Color: Blue Merle with White Trim and Tan points. Partial white band (collar), Full white front legs, large white blaze on face.

 


 


 


 

  Puppy #2

Male

Born: 4:19 am October 9, 2013
Birth Weight: 14.7 oz
Color: Black Tri with White Trim and Tan points. No white band (collar), 4 white socks, 2 connecting white patches from back of head to neck, also  connected to his blaze.


 


 


 

Puppy #3


Female
Born: 5:56 am October 9, 2013
Birth Weight: 12.6 oz
Color: Black Tri with White Trim and Tan points. Fully connected white band (collar), 4 white socks, small white blaze


 


 


 

 Puppy #4


Male
Born: 8:24 am October 9, 2013
Birth Weight: 13.1 oz
Color: Black Tri with White Trim and Tan points. No white band (collar), Full white front legs, 2 connecting white patches from back of head to neck.


 


 


 


 


 

Puppy #5
Female
Born: 8:50 am           October 9, 2013
Birth Weight: 13 ounces
Color: Blue Merle with White Trim and Tan points. Partial white band (collar), 4 white socks, large dilute spot on her right side.

 


 

While the puppies eyes and ears are closed, their sense of smell is 
heightened. Starting on day 4, puppies are given a "Scent of the day" 
to help familiarize them to our world :) 


           Day 4 Scent:             Earth, Grass & Soil



 

  Day 5 Scent: Chickens,          Eggs & Feathers 


 Day 6 Scent: Stainless Steal

                                  Day 7 Scent:             Horses


 


Birth Weight:

24 hours

48 hours

72 hours

4 days old

5 days old

6 days old

7 days old

Pup #1

15.3 oz

+ 2

1 lb 1 oz

+ 2

1 lb 3 oz

+ 2

1 lb 5 oz

+ 3

1 lb 8 oz

+ 2

1 lb 10 oz

+ 2

1 lb 12 oz

+ 1

1 lb 13 oz

Pup #2

14.7 oz

+ 3

1 lb 1 oz

+ 2

1 lb 3 oz

+ 2

1 lb 5 oz

+ 3

1 lb 8 oz

+ 2

1 lb 10 oz

+ 2

1 lb 12 oz

+ 2

1 lb 14 oz

Pup #3

12.6 oz

+ 2

14.6 oz

+ 1

15.4 oz

+ 1

1 lb 

+ 3

1 lb 3 oz

+ 1

1 lb 4 oz

+ 2

1 lb 6 oz

+ 2

1 lb 8 oz

Pup #4

13.1 oz

+ 1

14.1 oz

+ 2

1 lb 

+ 1

1 lb 1 oz

+ 3

1 lb 4 oz

+ 2

1 lb 6 oz

+ 2

1 lb 8 oz

+ 2

1 lb 10 oz

Pup #5

13 oz

+ 2

15 oz

+ 1

1 lb 

+ 2

1 lb 2 oz

+ 2

1 lb 4 oz

+ 2

1 lb 6 oz

+ 2

1 lb 8 oz

+ 2

1 lb 10 oz



  

Puppies, 1 Week old.


  


  

 

Pup #1 BMM - 1 lb 13 oz  

 Pup #2 BTM - 1 lb 14 oz 


 

                                  Puppy #3  BTF - 1 lb 8 oz 

 

 Pup #4  BTM 1 lb 10 oz

 Pup #5  BMM 1 lb 10 oz  


 


 

          Day 8 Scent:           Rubber Boots


            Day 9 Scent:            Ocean Rocks

 Day 10 Scent: Tennis Balls

               Day 11 Scent:                Pine Trees


        Day 12 Scent:        Nail Polish

                                   Day 13 Scent:              Flowers


                                                                                 Day 14 Scent:                                  Cats



 


 Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14


Pup #1


+ 2

1 lb 15 oz

+ 4

2 lb 3 oz

+ 1

2 lb 4 oz

+ 3

2 lb 7 oz

+ 2

2 lb 9 oz

+ 3

2 lb 12 oz

+ 3

2 lb 15 oz

Pup #2


+ 1

1 lb 15 oz

+ 3

2 lb 2 oz

+ 3

2 lb 5 oz

+ 2

2 lb 7 oz

+ 2

2 lb 9 oz

+ 3

2 lb 12 oz

+ 3

2 lb 15 oz

Pup #3


+ 2

1 lb 10 oz

+ 3

1 lb 13 oz

 +1

1 lb 14 oz

+ 3

2 lb 1 oz

+ 2

2 lb 3 oz

+ 3

2 lb 6 oz

+ 2

2 lb 8 oz

Pup #4


+ 2

1 lb 12 oz

+ 2

1 lb 14 oz

+ 3

2 lb 1 oz

+ 2

2 lb 3 oz

+ 2

2 lb 5 oz

+ 3

2 lb 8 oz

+ 2

2 lb 10 oz

Pup #5


+ 2

1 lb 12 oz

+ 3

1 lb 15 oz

+ 2

2 lb 1 oz

+ 3

2 lb 4 oz

+ 2

2 lb 6 oz

+ 3

2 lb 9 oz

+ 3

2 lb 12 oz


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