Our pretty girl, Maxi, whelped nine puppies New Years Eve! I knew things were beginning to happen when she would not leave her whelping box. She started labor about 3 pm that day…a mild restlessness and urge to nest and by 5 pm she started contractions. The first puppy, a boy, arrived at 5:45 PM weighing a whopping 5.3 ounces!
Eight of the puppies are black and white parti. One is mostly white with black on her head and the others have wonderful markings in a variety of patterns. The ninth puppy (a boy) appears to be chocolate. Time will tell as this is a fairly rare color. Maxi carries for chocolate but we aren’t sure if Dino does or not.
I will try to post photos (and ones with better clarity) every few days so stay tuned!