We’re so excited to share our new litter of Aussaliers with you!
Thankfully, Oakley decided to have them mid-day yesterday and let me get some rest. (Although I was up the night before checking on her now and then. Her temp dropped the lowest on Tuesday evening’s temp check).
She started vigorously nesting around noon. I usually line the whelping crate with newspaper for absorbency (having babies can get messy) and some moms like to nest. They dig, paw, scratch and some will even rip the paper with their teeth to prepare a “nest” to have their babies in.
After nesting and tearing up paper, she started moaning and grunting as the contractions got started and built in intensity.The first pup arrived around 1:30 and she finished up when the last one arrived around 4:15.
Still in her messy crate. Once I know mom is completely done delivering, I will encourage her to go outside for a potty break while I quickly clean out the crate and replace the soiled, torn paper with a soft, warm bed for her and the babies.
So could you tell in the picture about what we got? Here they are in a picture without mom.
First pup was a striking tricolor male. The second pup was a blue merle female. Number three was also a blue merle female. And the fourth pup was also a blue merle, but another male. They were all great weights and very strong and vigorous from the get-go!
We’re super pleased with another gorgeous litter from Oakley and Dickens. These pups will be matched with families on our Aussalier waiting list. They will be ready to go to their new homes on Sunday, March 28th.