Pack Update

Hey Guys, I wanted to do a quick post to give you a brief update on how things are going here.

Winter: Winter is recovering nicely from her litter. She showed some distress when I returned home from meeting with puppy families without puppies but quickly bounced back. She is back to her sweet loving self. She seems to have permanently integrated in with Muffin and Tyrion and their mini unit.

Reign: We are waiting for Reign to start her cycle. My girls normally go 7-8 months between heats (we are at the 8th month mark) but with new girls in the group it seems several girls have been irregular due to possibly syncing up. Once upon a time all my girls cycled within a week of each other. Not so much now as you may have noticed. She is on a vitamin b complex to help with reproductive health and hopefully encourage her cycle to regulate. Once she is ready she will be paired with Jasper.

Millie: Millie is due in a little over a week. Her pregnancy got off to a rough start (see past entries) but she is doing well. She has a round tummy, enlarged breasts and we can feel movement. I am keeping a close eye on her and might be a bit more protective than normal. Due to early pregnancy complications, we only took one pre birth deposit. All other deposits will take place after the litter is born and thriving. The health of Millie and pups are my top priority. If you are interested in this litter (Millie x Ghost) please send me a puppy questionnaire (application).

Other: Most of the pack have not been to happy with all this rain. I’m not gonna lie, I wouldn’t mind a little break, though I am not ready for 100+ temps. We got the pool set up and Reign and Rayder are in heaven. They are my two water babies. Big changes are coming as my husband will be working out of state. Having my son and his family here has been a sweet blessing. Grandbaby cuddles are wonderful and I enjoy the company. I am hoping to start my Dog Training Certification this summer (early fall at the latest). I keep waiting for things to “calm down” but it doesn’t look like that is gonna happen. Gonna have to just go all in. hahaha

Millie Update

I thought I would give a better explanation of what has been going on with our sweet Millie. She had some spotting that seemed a bit excessive. (More than the rumored implantation bleeding I have heard about) After a call to the vet, she advised we keep an eye on it for a couple days. After no change she scheduled blood work and an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed 4 viable sacks (more could be higher up under ribs) and one empty sack (appears she lost one). The blood work was on the higher range of normal. Vet put her on antibiotics as a precaution, vitamin supplement and low activity. She continued to spot for several days after but thankfully it finally stopped. Her tummy is growing and breasts are enlarging. We upset a few folks when we decided not to take a second pre birth deposit. Please know momma’s health is our top priority. We want to make sure momma is healthy and has a healthy litter. Thank you for supporting us and for understanding.

Self Care

Hey guys, this is just a lil apology if I’ve seemed distant. I’ve faced some challenges this past month or so. I tried to take some time for myself this past weekend. I want to thank my family for allowing me to hide away in my room in-between obligations and commitments. Self care (however that looks for you) is so important and not something I am good at. As someone with anxiety I tend to worry about everyone and everything around me and I put myself on the back burner, I’ve learned that leads to burnout and exhaustion. Please be patient as I work on myself while still taking care of everyone around me.

Missy

Why Nuvet Plus

We do not require you to keep your pet on Nuvet like other breeders. But we do think it is a quality product and highly recommend it.

You take supplements, why should your pet be any different? NuVet Plus is a supplement that offers a holistic approach for dogs of all ages- meaning, it focuses on the body as a whole. NuVet Plus has 33 ingredients which provide much needed amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. This proprietary blend of ingredients help keep all systems of the body functioning at their best.

Here are some of the ingredients in NuVet Plus categorized by their benefits:

• Support for bones and teeth- Calcium (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Chicken Liver, Oyster Shell, Shark Cartilage), Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus (Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Chicken Liver, Oyster Shell, Shark Cartilage), Potassium, Vitamin D, and Zinc

• Cardiovascular support -Cat’s Claw, Evening Primrose Oil, Magnesium, Oyster Shell, Pine Bark, Potassium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin E

• Healthy digestive tract-Alfalfa(prebiotic), Alpha Amylase, Brewers Yeast, Chicken Liver, Papain, Vitamin B1, B3, B5.

• Improved Energy- Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and B12, Alpha Amylase, Amino Acids, Brewer’s Yeast, and Chlorophyll (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Primrose, Cat’s Claw).

• Kidney support- Oyster Shell, Phosphorus (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Chicken Liver, Oyster Shell, Shark Cartilage).

• Nervous System Support- Brewer’s Yeast, Calcium, Essential Fatty Acids (Found in Chicken Liver, Evening Primrose Oil), Folic Acid, Magnesium, Oyster Shell, Potassium, Vitamin B Complex.

• Vision- Beta Carotene, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, B3, and C.

• Skin and Coat Support-Beta Carotene, Brewer’s Yeast, Copper, Essential Fatty Acids (Found in Chicken Liver, Evening Primrose Oil.), Iron, L-Cysteine (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Brewer’s Yeast, Chicken Liver), L Methionine (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Brewer’s Yeast, Chicken Liver) Pine Bark, Shark Cartilage, Vitamin B’s and C.

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Love is in the air {Texas Siberian Husky Breeder}

Millie and Ghost have bred. We had a first pairing yesterday. We will take 2 (only 2) pre birth, non refundable reservation fees (deposits). Please understand I do not control nature therefore I can not guarantee eye color, coat color, or the sex of the puppies. You must be open to the possibilities. Your reservation fee holds your place in line (example: first pick), it comes off the total due and the remaining balance is due at 8 weeks/Puppy Pick up. I must have a puppy questionnaire on file. Please see our coming soon page for more info.

There is a good chance this will be Ghost’s final litter. As I continue to pursue my dog training certification and start up my puppy socialization / foundation training business, I need to make things a bit easier. Having only one unaltered male will help. I believe we found a quality male in Jasper who will pair wonderfully with all 4 of our females. There is no desire or intention of adding any more dogs to our family (and or program) at this time. This will bring us back down to the original goal of a small breeding program with our main focus on Puppy Training. We will keep you posted on our decision.

*Note: our pack are our family and at this time there is not intention to rehome any of our dogs.

Winter / Ghost Week 9 {Texas Husky Breeders}

Winter is progressing nicely. I was able to feel movement last night. We were laying on my bed cuddling. I love and appreciate these special moments. Winter appears a bit restless at times and while she is still eating and playing normally she does prefer to be close to me. She has started losing the fur on her tummy. I do NOT shave my girls tummy. They lose the fur naturally. If anything I will trim hair around nipples on my longer coat girls.

March 22nd 2021 – March 29th 2021

Week 9

  • She may express milk from her nipples.
  • She may also become restless, seek seclusion and in the last few days, soil the house.
  • Watch for her temperature to drop. Normal is 99.5 to 101. A drop to 97 – 98 on two readings an hour apart will mean the start of pre-labor.
  • She will be ‘nesting’ 12-24 hours before the birth

March 30th 2021

Estimated Due Date. *

  • Average is 62/63 days but may take place from the 58th to the 68th day.
  • Keep watching for that cool to the touch. If you’re actually taking the temp, it does drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • Appetite will disappear as whelping approaches.
  • May see a clear discharge from the vulva.
  • At onset of labor may pace, dig, shiver, pant and/or vomit.

*Please note it is not uncommon for girls to go past their due date.

Recourses used : https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingdogs/whelpingdogpregnancycalendar.htm and http://www.maplesprings.com/pregnancy.html

Winter / Ghost Week 8 {Texas Husky Breeders}

Winter is doing very well. Based on current symptoms and past experience I am pretty confident she is a few days behind the pregnancy calendar and will go past due date. Remember estimated due date is based on first tie/pairing and not actual ovulation date. Normal pregnancy length is 58-68 days, but can vary depending on actual ovulation date.

March 16 – March 21

  • 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.
  • The dam may not have as big of an appetite during this period.
  • Offer your girl as much as she will eat several times a day rather than one huge meal.
  • Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
  • You can feel the puppies move now.
  • Pups have fur and are more active in their crowded space.
  • They move to get into position for birth.

Recourses used : https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingdogs/whelpingdogpregnancycalendar.htm and http://www.maplesprings.com/pregnancy.html

Millie / Ghost {Texas Husky Breeder}

Millie will be paired with Ghost on her upcoming heat. I think this will be a gorgeous litter. With Millie and Ghost both having non traditional colors behind them I believe there is a chance for both traditional and non traditional colors and masks. Based on pedigree I do not expect red and white or whites. Both standard and woolly coats are possible. Blue and brown eyes are expected with all colors and combinations possible. This is a a first time pairing and Millie’s first litter.

I will not be taking deposits on this litter until they have bred. I will only be taking 2 pre birth reserve deposits. If you are interested in this litter feel free to send in a questionnaire (application).

Winter / Ghost {Texas Husky Breeder}

I am so sorry for the lack of updates with Winter. It has ben a bit hectic to say the least. She is doing great though. The last few days she has not wanted to finish her meals, we have had to encourage her with add ins and toppers and she is still picking and eating slow. She is cuddly and loving, still playful with Muffin and Tyrion who she is hanging out with a lot now. According to the pregnancy calculator she is nearing the end of Week 6. I’d like to take this time to remind you all the due dates are estimates and my girls tend to go several days past them. The last week of pregnancy we go on Puppy Watch and take care to never leave our girls alone and I never go far. (just normal household errands). All of our pre birth deposits are reserved and we will take remaining deposits once we are sure the litter is thriving, and the first 3 reserve picks have chosen.

March 1 – March 7

Week 6

  • 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.

Recourses used : https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingdogs/whelpingdogpregnancycalendar.htm and http://www.maplesprings.com/pregnancy.html

The Great Mask Debate. {Texas Huskies}

We are not here to argue or debate masks vs no masks. We respect your right to do what’s best for your family and we hope you respect ours. With that being said even with the Texas Governor lifting the mask mandate we will still follow social distancing guidelines for puppy pick up. I can give a list of reasons including a soon to be newborn but at the end of the day we all need to respect each other and what we feel we need to do to protect ourselves and our family. Thank you for understanding!

-Missy