Jessie’s final puppy

stella puppy

This is little Stella – Jessie’s final puppy.  With progesterone testing and perfect timing, she produced only one puppy, so we made the hard decision to spay her on delivery.

With breeding, we take our job very seriously – not just extensively health testing our dams – but also making hard decisions if we need to.

Unfortunately, Jessie had trouble getting pregnant and trouble whelping.  It is no one’s fault – it is just the nature of nature.  But we believe that its unfair to Jessie to make her go through this again and so spaying her means we can have her as our couch potato from now on.

Little Stella was 5 oz at birth and took about 30 minutes to breathe steadily.  She is now nursing well and growing perfectly.  We are in love.