MinasView Labrador Retrievers

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Puppy Diary

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part two tips

Posted by minasviewkennels on April 12, 2016 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

So, if you read the previous entry, i thought i might share some tips.....I blogged for an hour straight and then pressed DELETE instead of publish.....

my tips on feeding:When puppies leave minasview they are receiving three meals per day of moistened puppy kibble (eukanuba large breed puppy), they share four bowls at this stage which helps them be competitive at the food source while not being overly protective of food. We suggest you continue three meals per day if possible until you...

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Preparing for new homes

Posted by minasviewkennels on April 12, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

This is the stage that I begin to reflect why I chose to become a breeder of Labrador retrievers.....my desire to produce healthy, well behaved best friends for other families was sparked by Hershey, when we adopted her it was because we wanted a puppy and a companion for our aging German Sheppard Chelsey. As Hershey passed the puppy stage and grew into a beautiful adult Labrador we knew she was special and could improve her breed by passing it on to her offspring, she was a wonderful mom rig...

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happy 5 week birthday puppies!

Posted by minasviewkennels on April 7, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I have no idea how the last five weeks have flown by so quickly....it seems like just yesterday we were watching for signs of their arrival! The pups are growing quickly, the biggest pup is Rocky at 8 lbs 1 oz ! the smallest of course is Josie, who has passed the 4 lb mark at 4lbs 2 oz, what Josie lacks in size whe makes up in spirit...she loves the puppy kibble and devours it, this is where her small stature becomes a blessing because she is able to squeeze her way into every nook and cranny...

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Exploring the world

Posted by minasviewkennels on April 1, 2016 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It's just after eight o'clock I the morning and I'm about to begin my kennel chores, the older dogs have been fed, out to do thier buisness and puppy food has been soaked for an hour. The pups now line up at the window of pen when they hear the food dishes clink, each one starts to whimper and whine " pick me, pick me!" They love meal times! The puppy mush is placed into four bowls and the eagerly gobble it up, they actually consume it now rather than roll in it as they first did. When the bo...

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Forth week in the life of a puppy

Posted by minasviewkennels on March 29, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning friends of minasview, the puppies sure have been busy! The week between three and four seem to present new expieriences almost daily, the pups are now on two meals of puppy chow mixed with milk replacer (they love it) as soon as they hear the metal dishes clank the start howling! The baby blankets have been replaced with pine shavings ( pee puddles have expanded and I could not keep up with the laundry.... Shavings keep puppies clean and dry) the Easter bunny brought new toys and...

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Face book "We love minasview labs" group

Posted by minasviewkennels on March 24, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey, I've been struggling with uploading videos to this website.... Since puppies are becoming more active and I will be most likely taking videos, since still photos of moving objects are difficult, I've re activated an old Facebook page - group "we love minasview labs" it was originally intended for our puppy owners to be able to share pics of their minasview labs with other minasview families, by using social media. Today I posted a couple short videos- hope you enjoy!

Three weeks old

Posted by minasviewkennels on March 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, it's starting to get very busy here at minasview, puppies are heard barking and growling in the nursery, it's teething time so they have started to chew each other's tails and ears, walking is still an uncoordinated effort but momma is doing her part by standing to nurse them, this forces the puppies to strengthen their legs and stand to feed. Chores will double from this point on, now that puppies can eliminate without their mothers stimulation, she is not as quick to keep all eight ba...

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Puppy love

Posted by minasviewkennels on March 21, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello from the whelping box! Actually I should re-phrase that, Hello from the puppy play pen! Our little fur babies are growing so quickly that they have been moved to a bigger space. The larger puppy pen is divided into two sections so that Lulu can stretch as well as sleep without being attacked by the milk monsters. All the puppies have opened their eyes, beginning to walk and becoming more vocal. The ears are unsealed now and they react to the squeaky toys, a few have began socializing wi...

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Two weeks old

Posted by minasviewkennels on March 16, 2016 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Tomorrow the puppies will be two weeks old, they're all doing great! Tonight we weighed the pups for the last daily weigh in, from this point on we weight just once a week ( they no longer stay still on the scales so I'm happy to just battle with them once a week now) biosensor exercises are complete as most of the pups have now opened their eyes (squinting) and are getting up on all four legs ( actually taking a step hasn't happened) I dewormed the puppies this evening, and momma as well jus...

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Growing! Growing! Growing!

Posted by minasviewkennels on March 13, 2016 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Puppies are now ten days old, they are getting so big! Most weight over 2 1/2 lbs, except for Josie, however with a late start she is catching up, she is packed and plump just smaller than the others! The puppies still have their eyes closed and ears are sealed but they are becoming more vocal and moving around quicker in the whelping box, a few are attempting to get up on their wobbly legs to walk now. All puppies have new homes secured and waiting for them. 95% on their life is spent sleepi...

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