Due Dates Approaching {Texas Husky Breeder}

Expected Date of Whelp.

  • Expected date of whelp. Average is 63 days but may take place from the 58th to the 68th day.
  • Start taking rectal temperatures. Normal is 99.5 to 101. A drop to 97 – 98 on two readings an hour apart will mean the start of pre-labor.
  • Appetite will disappear as whelping approaches.
  • Your dam, may appear restless, and will be uncomfortable, and stretch out a lot.
  • May see a clear discharge from the vulva.
  • At onset of labor may pace, dig, shiver, pant and/or vomit.
  • First fetus will be delivered within 4 hours of the onset of labor.

Good Morning. Well, it’s finally here. Due dates are this week. All 3 girls are doing great. But with my girl’s history there is a good chance we wont have pups until late this week / early next week. I went though my records, with their previous pregnancy: Amara went 4 days past due date, Winter went 3 days past due date and Reign went 2 days past due date. I have never had a girl go before or on her due date. Of course now that I said that, this time will be different. *haha*

Just a reminder that all pre birth deposits are reserved. We will have plenty of puppies available for deposit after the reserve picks have chosen. Deposits will be accepted on a first come first serve basis with approved puppy questionnaire. Please feel free to fill out the puppy questionnaire (application) and email it to me if you are interested in a puppy. Deposits are $300 and due at the time you pick your puppy. The remaining $550 will be due at pick up (when pups are 8 weeks) If you rather make payments you can, but final payment is still due at pick up. If you have any questions, please email me. SupernovaSiberians@gmail.com

Supernova Siberian Huskies do not breed for eye color. We advise all potential families to research the breed fully before placing a deposit and committing to the purchase process.

Pregnancy Week 9 {Texas Siberian Huskies}

Tue 10 Sep -Tue 17 Sep

Week 9

  • Nipples and vulva should be gently cleaned with warm water, you might want to trim the hairs surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access for the puppies to suck.
  • She may express milk from her nipples.
  • Watch for her temperature to drop. You may take it rectally if you want but she’s just plain old cool to the touch compared to what she has been the last 8 weeks.
  • She may also become restless, seek seclusion and in the last few days, soil the house.
  • Your girl could begin to dig in her whelp box and rearrange her bedding. This is called nesting and is normal.
  • Offer your girl as much as she will eat several times a day rather than one huge meal.
  • Pups have fur and are more active in their crowded space. They move to get into position for birth.

The girls are doing well. They are now entering their 9th week. Please note the dates shown are reflective of Amara’s due date. Winter and Reign are due a couple days after her. All due dates are estimates and can vary depending on when ovulation took place. They are eating well, and we have been able to feel tiny movements. I will spend the rest of this week, getting things ready, and running errands… I want to make sure I have all supplies and the house is stocked up on groceries, etc. Starting next Monday I will be on lock down only leaving for things like taking my son to and from school. ๐Ÿ˜€

Pregnancy Week 8 {Texas Siberian Husky Breeder}

Tue 3 Sep – Mon 9 Sep

Week 8

  • 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.
  • You can feel the puppies move now.
  • See if you can get her used to her whelping box

Things are progressing nicely as the girls enter their 8 week of pregnancy. I can normally feel movement towards the end of this (the 8th) week. I love laying next to them and feeling babies kick. I will for sure get video as soon as the movement is visible. D

Pregnancy 7 weeks {Texas Husky Breeder}

Tue 27 Aug – Mon 2 Sep

Week 7

  • She may shred papers, blankets or bedding in an attempt at โ€œnest buildingโ€ in the last weeks.
  • Your girl could tire more easily, and look for a nesting box.ย 
  • 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..
  • Definite abdominal enlargement.
  • Abdomen hair will start shedding.
  • The pups are developed well, and are growing daily.ย 

The girls are entering their 7th week. Bellies are starting to grow for all 3 girls. It’s still bit to early to feel movement. We have noticed some irritability. Rooms will be set up this week so the girls can get use to being in separate rooms and get use to the whelping box (pool) again. That was delayed because we had to put a temporary fix on Amara’s puppy room floor. It will have to be completely redone after this litter. ๐Ÿ˜€ We are just about set. I need to do inventory and restock my whelping supplies and I also need to order a couple more puppy pens. ๐Ÿ˜€

New Enrichment Equipment {Texas Huskies}

My husband and I brainstormed and ordered enrichment equipment and toys. My husband is good at reining me in and questioning me about why we need it and the purpose it will serve. If not I will go overboard and end up with an obnoxious amount of stuff with no real reason other than I think it is cute. haha So we got our order in and I am very happy with it. Toys and equipment will be rotated between the litters. Today we sanded and painted our teeter boards and wobble boards. The same ones we used with the previous litters. They needed to be freshened up a bit. We are also working on creating a small designated outdoor puppy play area. ๐Ÿ˜€ I wanted to remind you that while enrichment equipment is super important I feel the most important part of our puppy raising is the Puppy Culture protocols. The Communication Trinity, Crate Conditioning, Shaping Emotional Response, Introducing Recall, Etc. I started out as a critic of this program and now I am believer. Our previous litters were my first Puppy Culture litters and I was a bit unsure of myself….. I am hoping that this time around we can take it even further. We recommend ALL new puppy buyers purchase their own copy of the Original Puppy Culture Film. If the cost is a factor for you, consider asking your library to order a copy for you to borrow.

A LOOK INSIDE PUPPY CULTURE from Jane Killion on Vimeo.

Pregnancy 6 weeks {Texas Siberian Huskies}

Tue 20 Aug – Mon 26 Aug

Week 6

  • During the last several weeks, your dogโ€™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.

Our girls are entering their 6th week of pregnancy. Amara is defiantly feeling it. She vomited a bit this morning and wants nothing to do with Muffin or the rest of the pack wanting to play. She wants a lot of cuddles and is doing a lot of resting. Reign is staying close to me a bit more than usual and Winter is her normal sweet self, but doing more resting. ๐Ÿ˜€ Once we start seeing discharge we will be more confident that they are in fact pregnant. But I really don’t have any doubts.

Biosecurity {Texas Husky Breeder}

We take biosecurity very seriously. We have to make the hard choice between proper socialization and making sure your puppies are kept healthy and safe. Our home is not a petting zoo for casual buyers who want to stop in for puppy cuddles before stating they are “not interested right now”. Your puppies are not used for photo ops, or to provide entertainment for neighbors and friends. The people who come into contact with your puppies are limited to people we feel are providing important socialization and or training only! We make sure every precaution is taken to keep your puppy safe, including clean clothes, washed hands and shoe removal. If you have any questions please feel free to message me! ๐Ÿ˜€

Pregnancy 5 weeks {Texas Siberian Husky Breeder}

Tue 13 Aug – Mon 19 Aug

Week 5

  • The doctor may be able to detect pregnancy (85% accuracy) by feeling the abdomen.
  • Development of toes, whisker buds, and claws.
  • The sex organs begin to develop.
  • 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.

So the girls are entering their 5th week. Things move fast from here. Amara could not finish her dinner last night so we will be doing smaller meals throughout the day. I will be starting to clean, disinfect and set up puppy rooms. I will have to move all the crates out of the downstairs dog room and that will be Amara’s room. Winter will have the upstairs office room and Reign will be set up in my bedroom also upstairs.

I have finished rewatching Puppy Culture and I am excited to see if we can do more protocols and training this time around. Three litters is gonna be tough, but I will be taking the 8 weeks off work to be able to work with them all. ๐Ÿ˜€

Pregnancy 4 weeks {Texas Huskies}

Wed 7 Aug – Mon 12 Aug

Week 4

  • Morning sickness should go away and appetite return.
  • 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.
  • Offer your girl a little more food, as she could be hungrier.

The girls are entering their 4th week of pregnancy. They have shown no signs of morning sickness or being moody. They are eating well and are being very affectionate, more so than usual.

I am re watching Puppy Culture and going though supplies and ordering what I need. I have been creating a Amazon shopping cart full of enrichment toys an activities for the pups. I am also working on some DIY projects.