about updating this! Sorry guys!
I got photos of Lizzie from her breeder a few weeks ago but just went out to take my own yesterday, so they’ll be up tomorrow. Lizzie is a feisty little thing and I think she’s going to be an absolute blast to train with.
The puppies are now 5 weeks old and beginning to act like puppies- mouthing, barking, yapping, and starting to really run and play with each other. They squeak, they pounce, they’re learning to eliminate away from their sleeping area, and EVERYTHING goes in the mouth at this stage. I took two toys over for Lizzie (one came home again with me as Kari was concerned it would get dirty ;P) but the other is a soft rubber chicken which squeaks. I field-tested it with Indy the Destroyer Of Squeakies and it was not punctured in two weeks of play, so we’ll see how it holds up to sharp puppy teeth. Lizzie was les interested in that then her white or cream brother was, but she really liked her tug toy, which is excellent. She’s very interested in things that move and which can be pounced on- hopefully she’ll maintain this quality into adulthood, as prey drive can be a wonderful way to motivate a dog.
Puppies have arrived! 3 boys and 1 girl, on 9/30/07!
Pictures as soon as I get them!
And then I’ll get to start posting updates! I need to call Kari in the morning and see how things are going 🙂
Approximately 18 days until Gretel’s litter is due and I can find out if there are any girls in the offing. If anyone’s been following this blog, well, sorry for not being entertaining- there’s not been much going on around here worth blogging about. I’m currently researching the history of the GSM in the United States for a future post, and also hoping to write about the GS in agility and obedience.
There are two active German Spitz mailing lists I’ve found so far- German Spitz World, based in the UK, and SpitzBitz, based in Australia. Both have lots of great people on them and one of the staples of these lists are folks posting show results. It’s very exciting to hear about wonderful wins week after week, and it always provides me with an excuse to go looking for pictures of whatever dog we’ve been hearing about at any given time. (Not that I need much.)