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I made this for the front of their litter notebook while doodling around with a new graphics program the other day. In case you couldn’t guess, ST is the one on the right! LOL!

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Oh my! Ducky and QT babies are going to be so lovely and are sure to have amazing personalities! I think he’s not going to believe his luck when she comes to stay…. 😂
 

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Oh my! Ducky and QT babies are going to be so lovely and are sure to have amazing personalities! I think he’s not going to believe his luck when she comes to stay…. 😂

Not QT, ZT! :)
 

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She is in!!! ❤ Progesterone testing has started, and she arrives at our house on Thursday!

…and the boy is getting collected to have his sperm assessed for freezing (for future reference, because he will never be more fertile than he is now) tomorrow!

Let the games begin!!!
So excited for everyone! Going to make beautiful babies! Did you have color DNA done on them just to have a guess on litter color prediction?
 

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So excited for everyone! Going to make beautiful babies! Did you have color DNA done on them just to have a guess on litter color prediction?
Yes. They will mostly be black and white partis. There is a 25% chance of chocolate partis as both of them carry one chocolate gene. Neither Elizabeth or I are thrilled with that, but lots of people like chocolate, so as long as the girl puppy I want to keep isn’t the chocolate one, I’m OK with it. It is likely that they will have lots of white… both of them have two copies of the spotting gene. No curly gene on either side, and both have always had gorgeous, easy, silky coats. Ducky’s coat was late, but ZT’s was not, and none of her puppies have been. So I am hoping that their puppies will grow coat faster. (Faster coats that are ALSO easy makes showing easier!… not that his short coat stood in Ducky’s way! LOL!)

Most importantly, both have GREAT dispositions, lovely conformation, straight legs, good heads, good bites, perfect dentition, lovely almond eyes. ducky is a little more compact, she has a little higher tail set.

(And in case anyone is wondering, at this point, it is already likely that we have more applications than we will have puppies ;))
 

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Yes. They will mostly be black and white partis. There is a 25% chance of chocolate partis as both of them carry one chocolate gene. Neither Elizabeth or I are thrilled with that, but lots of people like chocolate, so as long as the girl puppy I want to keep isn’t the chocolate one, I’m OK with it. It is likely that they will have lots of white… both of them have two copies of the spotting gene. No curly gene on either side, and both have always had gorgeous, easy, silky coats. Ducky’s coat was late, but ZT’s was not, and none of her puppies have been. So I am hoping that their puppies will grow coat faster. (Faster coats that are ALSO easy makes showing easier!… not that his short coat stood in Ducky’s way! LOL!)

Most importantly, both have GREAT dispositions, lovely conformation, straight legs, good heads, good bites, perfect dentition, lovely almond eyes. ducky is a little more compact, she has a little higher tail set.

(And in case anyone is wondering, at this point, it is already likely that we have more applications than we will have puppies ;))
Oh I loved all of that! I’m sure every puppy is spoken for and probably has been for a while now 😉.
Dooley of course has no dilute, no black, no brown. He carries recessive black and tan. He also has one copy of piebald.
Mena has one dominant black and one recessive, (K/k) no brown, no dilute. She also carries one copy of piebald.
Our litter, according to the genetics, will be 50% black, 25% black with white markings, 25% black and white parti.
Dooley has the most laidback disposition of any dog I’ve ever seen, and Mena is “on” all the time. He was almost six months old before he barked. We were worried that he couldn’t, lol! Mena has made her opinions known from day one, lol!
Dooleys coat is thick, pin straight, and soft where hers is super shiny (she’s a baby yet) and very fine with lots of wave. It’s not growing as fast as Dooley’s did, but the wave alone makes it look a little shorter I think.
She definitely has longer legs than him, but both have great structure with the ever important straight legs. Dooley has perfect dentition and bite, Mena, so far, her baby teeth and bite are perfect.
Both of ours have beautiful heads as well.
Our litter is a long way off, as Mena will be showing for a while and will not be bred until she makes CH and has a 2nd heat.
I cannot wait to see ZT as she gets larger and larger. And of course watching these babies as they go from neonates to ready to fly the nest. I’m sure they’ll be brought through the puppy culture protocols and will be the happiest, healthiest, well adjusted puppers! Always so exciting to see their personalities and dispositions develop!!
I’m so excited to follow along on this wonderful, magical journey!🙂😃.
Oh, wanted to ask, is ZT sister to Boodles or daughter?
Ducky is also going to be siring another litter unrelated to this one as well?
 

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Oh I loved all of that! I’m sure every puppy is spoken for and probably has been for a while now 😉.
Dooley of course has no dilute, no black, no brown. He carries recessive black and tan. He also has one copy of piebald.
Mena has one dominant black and one recessive, (K/k) no brown, no dilute. She also carries one copy of piebald.
Our litter, according to the genetics, will be 50% black, 25% black with white markings, 25% black and white parti.
Dooley has the most laidback disposition of any dog I’ve ever seen, and Mena is “on” all the time. He was almost six months old before he barked. We were worried that he couldn’t, lol! Mena has made her opinions known from day one, lol!
Dooleys coat is thick, pin straight, and soft where hers is super shiny (she’s a baby yet) and very fine with lots of wave. It’s not growing as fast as Dooley’s did, but the wave alone makes it look a little shorter I think.
She definitely has longer legs than him, but both have great structure with the ever important straight legs. Dooley has perfect dentition and bite, Mena, so far, her baby teeth and bite are perfect.
Both of ours have beautiful heads as well.
Our litter is a long way off, as Mena will be showing for a while and will not be bred until she makes CH and has a 2nd heat.
I cannot wait to see ZT as she gets larger and larger. And of course watching these babies as they go from neonates to ready to fly the nest. I’m sure they’ll be brought through the puppy culture protocols and will be the happiest, healthiest, well adjusted puppers! Always so exciting to see their personalities and dispositions develop!!
I’m so excited to follow along on this wonderful, magical journey!🙂😃.
Oh, wanted to ask, is ZT sister to Boodles or daughter?
Ducky is also going to be siring another litter unrelated to this one as well?
ZT and Boodles are both out of Giggles, but different sires. Boodles is younger. Ducky MAY be siring another litter… it was planned, but Elinor is having some “life issues” right now, with an ill DIL, and this may not be a good time for her to be raising a litter. Robin is not in heat yet, so she has time to decide.

And yes, although no puppies have been promised to anyone at this point… (heck, they are still a gleam in Ducky’s eye!) we do have good pile of applications already! LOL!
 
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ZT and Boodles are both out of Giggles, but different sires. Boodles is younger. Ducky MAY be siring another litter… it was planned, but Elinor is having some “life issues” right now, with an ill DIL, and this may not be a good time for her to be raising a litter. Robin is not in heat yet, so she has time to decide.

And yes, although no puppies have been promised to anyone at this point… (heck, they are still a gleam in Ducky’s eye!) we do have good pile of applications already! LOL!
If the bloodlines weren’t what they are (too close) I’d throw my application in the ring! But I’m already raising a puppy and really wouldn’t want to be training two at same time! Lol
My goal right now is just to get my little one trained and have a healthy litter next year 😉.
 

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If the bloodlines weren’t what they are (too close) I’d throw my application in the ring! But I’m already raising a puppy and really wouldn’t want to be training two at same time! Lol
My goal right now is just to get my little one trained and have a healthy litter next year 😉.

Yes, they are pretty closely related to your girl, and you ARE kind of full-up on puppies at the moment! LOL! Wait a couple of years and we can see what happens!
 
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LOL! I have done a lot of work with PhotoShop, so this was actually easy peasy!
 
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