You Tube video of two of Meg's pups from her first litter at their first herding school. For young dogs they show a great deal of promise.
We have just advertised the puppies for sale at $990 they are six weeks old now and its time to find their forever home. We don't let them go until they are nine weeks old, but it could take a little while to find the right home as they need to work sheep and are unsuitable for an urban life.
We are very excited about the potential of these pups, with Meg being an excellent worker and the skill of their father they have the genetics to be very good. Two of the pups from the last litter "Jacko" and "Roy" went to herding school on the weekend and for nine month old dogs they did exceptionally well. Much to the delight of their owners, they were the best in the novice dogs.
We don't think we will have pups with Meg again she is a great mother but always looks like she is caring for them under sufference and can't wait to get back to the paddock.
Looks like we might have some blue eyes.
After three weeks of living inside, it is time for the little guys to toughen up.
They have started eating solids and Meg can't keep up with the poop and wee cleanup, so out they go. We have put a heat pack in the kennel to keep them cosy and are starting to encourage them to go to the grass to do their business. So far with limited success. The first night out was not too cold but we think it snowed last night. What looked like frost initially proved to be snowy ice. The pups were OK but Meg didn't look to pleased cause she had to leave the high life in front of the fire as well.
Meg's puppies eyes have opened and we are starting to introduce them to some food. We didn't expect open eyes for a few more days. They are also starting to learn to walk on their wobbly little legs. It is hard not to be charmed by the little guys.
The puppies are only a week old and they have tripled in size. Meg is a very dedicated mother and they always beautifully clean and full. Meg however never looks like she is enjoying the experience. Yesterday she insisted on coming with us when we worked the sheep in the yards, even dogs appreciate a little respite and outside stimulation.