Havanese Nursery

Bella Dulce Joy

 &

Happy Paws King of Hearts @ Starborn

 

had seven beautiful puppies on May 23rd, 2024

Havanese puppies

JOY

Starborn Havanese

REDMAN

Happy Paws King of Hearts @ Starborn

Havanese puppies
Happy Paws Havanese

Joy and Redman had seven Havanese puppies on May 23rd, 2024.

 

Joy is absolutely wonderful with the puppies.  She is calm and relaxed with the puppies.  She understands that she has to stay with the puppies and care for them constantly instead of being with the family in the main areas of the house.  We spend a lot of time with her in the whelping room to keep her company during this time when the puppies have to remain in the heated whelping room.  Joy is sharing a whelping room with Pearl and loves having her company. Although they have separate spaces in the whelping room, they are able to see each other in the shared space.  Joy has made it clear to all of us that she would gladly take care of both litters of puppies.

 

Joy & Redman’s puppies are one week old.  Joy watches over the puppies and observes us as we handle them, but is completely trusting of us as we assist with the care of the puppies.  She is very confident and relaxed while we handle the puppies.  She enjoys watching them when we handle them.  She trusts us completely but tends to observe during the weighing process when we weigh each puppy daily and remove them from the whelping box for a few seconds.  She sleeps with them, nestles them, and cleans them with much devotion.  She seems to enjoy it when we help clean the puppies and arrange them to nurse, and the seven little ones appreciate it too.

 

We have chosen a ‘Storm’ theme for the puppies since there was a Spring shower during the delivery.  Joy was not bothered at all even though we could hear the sound of heavy rain fall as we welcomed each puppy.

 

The girls: Stormy, Gale, and Flashy

 

The boys: Bolt, Thunder, Rain Drop, and Splash

 

The puppies began the early neurological stimulation “Super Dog” program developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia.  

Havanese puppy

Bolt

Havanese puppy

Thunder

Havanese puppy

Stormy

Havanese puppy

Gale

Havanese puppy

Rain Drop

Havanese puppy

Splash

Havanese puppy

Flashy

The puppies are two weeks old.  Their favorite activities … nursing and sleeping! 

 

Joy is absolutely wonderful with the puppies.  She watches over them, sleeps with them, and cleans them with such devotion. Joy is great with any puppy and one of our most avid participants playing with puppies from any of our dams.  She is a fabulous mother and very attentive to the puppies.  She enjoys staying with the puppies in the whelping box or sitting right outside the whelping box while watching them.  

 

The puppies are just beginning to open their eyes and attempt to walk. They continue to participate in the “Super Dog” program, the early neurological stimulation for newborn puppies developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia.  They are exposed to a variety of music and sounds throughout the day.

 

Havanese puppy

Bolt

Havanese puppy

Thunder

Havanese puppy

Stormy

Havanese puppy

Gale

Havanese puppy

Rain Drop

Havanese puppy

Splash

Havanese puppy

Flashy

The puppies are three weeks old.   

 

The puppies have all opened their eyes and getting more secure on their feet as they attempt to walk. Their ‘toddling’ is entertaining to watch as they work on learning to balance on all four legs. They are beginning to play with small toys, and also beginning to tug and nibble their siblings tail and feet, although the duration is very brief. Many of them enjoy being ‘belly up’ while getting belly rubs, and some of them are learning to give puppy kisses.   They are exposed to a variety of music and shows to provide many sounds throughout the day.

 

The puppies have all completed the “Super Dog” program, the early neurological stimulation for newborn puppies developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia.  We also implement activities from ‘Puppy Culture’ and a ‘Puppy Preschool’ program developed by a local dog trainer.   

 

The puppies will join us in the family room next week.

The entire group of seven nursing.

The girls

The boys