Upcoming Litters: Week 8 {Texas Husky Breeders}

Week 8

Sun 24 Jun 2018 – Sat 30 Jun 2018

  • Dam begins to spend a lot more time grooming herself.
  • Her breasts become swollen as her milk forms.
  • Nesting begins as she looks for a place to have her puppies. Make sure you have her box or spot ready.
  • The dam may not have as big of an appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
  • Offer your girl as much as she will eat several times a day rather than one huge meal.
  • You can feel the puppies move now.
  • See if you can get her used to her whelping box.
  • Pups have fur and are more active in their crowded space.

We are getting closer.  Both girls are doing well. Amara is choosing to spend a lot of time in her puppy room. It is nice and cool in there and she can get a break from the younger pack members.  If she is not in her room she is next to me on the couch. Autumn prefers to be where the action is and stays close to me. Both girls have noticeable bigger bellies, and they will only get bigger these last 2 weeks. We have not felt movement yet but as soon as we do, I will let you know.

Both puppy rooms have been clean and disinfected. I will be rewashing bedding and towels to make sure they are fresh and clean. I am also replenishing our whelping kit, making sure all our supplies are ready.

We are getting excited.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Upcoming Litters: Week 7 {Texas Husky Breeders}

Week 7

Sun 17 Jun 2018 – Sat 23 Jun 2018

  • She may shred papers, blankets or bedding in an attempt at “nest building” in the last weeks.
  • During the last 2 weeks, your pet may become irritable and should avoid contact with small children.
  • Moderate exercise is the proper approach. Neither forced rest nor strenuous exercise is a good idea. Short periods of gentle play and short walks are good.
  • Definate abdominal enlargement.
  • Abdomen hair will start shedding.
  • Teats are bigger, and could contain colostrum.
  • Your girl could tire more easily, and look for a nesting box.
  • Set up the whelp box.
  • The pups are developed well, and are growing daily.
  • You may be able to detect movement of the pups.

We have growing tummies!!  Autumn continues to be a picky eater and Amara wants all the food!!  haha This week I am setting up the puppy rooms. Cleaning, disinfecting, rearranging.  We have new whelping pools that will be disinfected. I will be getting all bedding (blankets, towels, cloths) rewashed,/bleached and  ready to go.

If you ahve any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Upcoming Litters: Week 6 {Texas Husky Breeders}

Week 6

Sun 10 Jun 2018 – Sat 16 Jun 2018

  • During the last several weeks, your dog’s nutritional needs nearly double. Feed small meals several times a day.
  • Increase water.
  • Enlargement of mammary glands as nipples darken and enlarge.
  • Your girl could start to be less comfortable, and could vomit on occasion.
  • There may be some clear fluid discharge from the vulva. This is normal.
  • Pigment develops as the pups keep growing.
  • Eyes and lids have formed and remain closed till 2 weeks after birth.

We have some very good signs of pregnancy now. Both girls are showing clear discharge.  Both are starting to get a bit irritable.  Autumn has become very picky, refusing kibble but eating sardines and other yummies.  We are moving to smaller meals throughout the day for her to try to make sure she gets her full daily serving. Both girls as always are on vitamins and get fresh foods daily.

There is only 4 days between both girls first ties with many ties over lapping. So there is a good chance they can deliver very close to the same day or Autumn can deliver before Amara, it all depends on when ovulation took place.

 

Upcoming Litters: Week 5 {Texas Husky Breeders}

Week 5

Sun 3 Jun 2018 – Sat 9 Jun 2018

  • Develpment of toes, whisker buds, and claws.
  • Eyes now close and gender can be determined.
  • The puppies are now considered fully developed miniature dogs.
  • Your girls belly can look more swollen.
  • Serve smaller meals more often rather than big meals.

Both girls are doing great.  We have switched to smaller meals several times a day. As always they are getting high quality kibble, plenty of fresh foods and vitamins. We spend most of the morning playing outside, but with this heat we are spending most of the afternoons inside in the air conditioning, then go back out in the late evening for more playtime.

The big changes will start later this week and next week. It all goes super fast from here.  Please remember all due dates are estimates.  Both girls tied several times  through out their heat cycle. Due dates are based on first tie, but if she was ovulating later in her cycle it could be a later tie that “took”.

If you have any questions please feel free to message me.

Upcoming Litters: Week 4 {Texas Siberian Husky Breeder}

Week 4

Wed 30 May 2018 -Mon 4 Jun 2018

  • One of the early signs of pregnancy is for the dam to ‘adopt’ a toy.
  • Development of eyes and spinal cord and faces take shape.
  • The fur on the belly and around the nipples thins.
  • Palpitation can detect Fetuses horns around day 28.
  • To protect the fetuses the uterus fills with fluid, and the palpitation can no longer be felt.
  • Offer your girl a little more food, as she could be hungrier.
  • The fetuses grow to around 1.5 centimeters long during week four.
  • The fourth week of foetal development is considered to be one of the most formative stages of the pregnancy, when the growing puppies are most vulnerable to damage and developing defects. At this stage of development, begin to limit rough play and particularly strenuous exercise in your dog.

Amara and Autumn are doing great. They are both extra affectionate and have no problem demanding cuddles. It is hard to tell if all the naps are due to puppies growing or the heat… I’m guessing both!

Upcoming litter: Week 3 {Texas Husky Breeder}

Mon 21 May 18 – Sun 27 May 18

Dates are based on Amara’s first tie which may or may not be the time of ovulation.  Autumn is about 4 days behind Amara.

Info taken from multiple websites.

Week 3

  • Embryos implants along uterus wall.
  • During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.
  • Her nipples begin to turn pink and enlarge.
  • May loose appetite during this week.
  • Morning sickness may occur
  • With the embryos implanted the eggs begin to grow and develop.
  • Your girl may begin to display breast development and mood swings.

We have started to notice slight mood change in Amara. And no noticeable change in Autumn.  Based on previous pregnancies, Amara tends to get a bit mopey and Autumn gets more lovey. We shall see what happens this time around.

Deposit Information {Texas Husky Breeder}

DEPOSIT INFO FOR UPCOMING LITTERS: Puppy Application/Questionnaire is required for anyone interested in placing a deposit and does not guarantee you a puppy. We only take 2 deposits (pick one and pick two) per litter and only after we confirm breeding took place. We may hold off on taking deposits with first time momma’s to ensure they safely whelp. Since deposits are non refundable we feel this is best for potential buyers and us. We rather be safe than sorry. Deposits should be paid in full and sent promptly to reserve your spot. You may forfeit your spot if payment is not received in a timely fashion.

There is never a deposit to be placed on our waiting/contact list but it is your job to watch our page and contact me once the litter is born if you are still interested in a pup. I will try to reach out to people on the list, but I don’t have time to track people down and wait days for replies.  Deposits placed after the first two reserve picks have chosen are first come first serve and deposit must be made promptly. After that payments can be made as long as the puppy is paid off by 8 weeks old. Balance must be paid by the time the pups reach 8 weeks. Pups go home at 8 weeks, and only after their vet check including fecal test. There will be a boarding fee for pups not picked up on time unless prior arrangements are made. Pups will not be released unless complete balance has been received.

I am very easy going, if something comes up please be HONEST and talk to me.

2018 litters, and the future of our breeding program. {Texas Husky Breeder}

At this time we plan to breed Amara on her next heat cycle. We are estimating that to be April (ish) She tends to go about 8 months between heats. Amara is always bred to Ghost unless we choose an outside stud for her. We may look into that in the future.

We plan on breeding Winter on her next heat cycle as well.  She has matured nicely. Her height and weight are within standard. She has a semi wooly coat that is extremely full and plush. Her temperament is similar to her grand dam, Nikita. She is calm, but playful and very loving! Winter will be bred to Tyrion.

We have tentatively planned to breed Reign late 2018/early 2019. It all depends on heat cycles, age, temperament and health.  Reign was originally set to be paired with Tyrion, but my daughter has decided to get Stark neutered, and we wanted to pair them at least once.  So the much awaited Reign/Tyrion litter will be later in 2019.

At this time we do not plan on breeding Autumn this year. As we evaluate the direction we want to go with our program there is a chance we will retire Autumn.  If that happens she of course will remain her with us.

I will post more when we get confirmation of heat cycles, etc.

Puppy Food, Vitamins, and Treats {Husky Breeder in Texas}

FOOD:  Your puppy is being weaned onto Victor Ultra Pro, Grain Free, ALL Life STAGES. This is a 5 star food as rated by dogfoodadvisor.com.  I suggest you keep your puppy on this food or another high quality dog food!  You will be given a sample bag in your puppy pack.  Not sure where to buy Victor food?  Their website has a store locator, victorpetfood.com, you can also order from chewy.com.  If you decided to offer a different food, please transition slowly to prevent unwanted stress and stomach upset.  I also suggest you look into healthy human foods that are beneficial to your pet and can be added to kibble or fed as treats.

VITAMINS:  We STRONGLY suggest all new puppy owners keep their puppy on NuVet Plus for the pets lifetime.  If that is not possible for you, please consider keeping them on it for  6-12 months to ensure they are getting proper nutrition for optimal growth. More info about Nuvet Plus and ordering info can be found here. supernovasiberianhuskies.com/nuvet/.  Your puppy will go home with a 3 day sample of Nuvet.  If you plan on using Nuvet, please order now to make sure you have it when puppy gets home.

TREATS:  We do not purchase dog treats, we choose to make our own.  If you do buy treats we suggest grain free all natural treats. Dr Karen Becker (can find online, and on facebook) has several treat recipes as well as advice on adding fresh foods to your dogs diet.