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Madison’s pups are 7 weeks & Vixen’s pups are 10 weeks

We are lucky to have Eve (now named Echo by her new family) for a few more days. She goes home to her new family on Friday. Then we will just have Nick and Noelle left from Vixen’s litter. Nick will be staying till he is big enough to fly down to California to live with co-breeders Mike and Karen Kurtzner where he will be spoiled before starting his show career. Noelle’s owners will come and get her on the 26th October. After having them here so long, it will be hard to say goodbye. But they have amazing homes and will be so very loved and so that makes the transition sweeter.

Madison’s litter just turned 7 weeks – they are almost ready to go home to their new families. Bepper is now named “Ella” and will be going to live with the McHenry family where she will be the little sister of another Kazuri beagle “Sullivan”. Api doesn’t have a new name yet, but he will be going to the Cassidy home where he will be loved dearly. And Gelly will be going to live in Canby OR – her new name is “Poppy” and she will be little sister to a sweet daschund and live with the Reaney family. Wistor has a family that is deciding on her right now. I hope to know soon if they will take her or not.. She will be shown in conformation. Miss Cottonz is being looked at closer as a show prospect. I would love to talk to families who would be willing to have her in their home as a pet, but also let me show her and one day have a litter before retirement. This is called a special relationship called a “guardianship”. If you want to know more about it, please contact me sarah.sweetman@outlook.com

Enjoy the latest pictures of the puppies enjoying the yard before the rains set in. <3

Madison’s puppies are 5 weeks

Madison’s puppies are really starting to look and act like real puppies. They are playing with Vixen’s puppies – they of course get beaten up, but it’s making them tough too 🙂 LOL. They are almost weaned – not because they want to be – ha!

They are sweet and confident – they are getting good at going up 2 – 3 stairs at a time thanks to the little ladder and slide they play on and love playing in the garden. I love snuggling them so much.

Enjoy the photos of them from this week <3

Vixen’s puppies are 8 weeks old

It’s hard to believe that Vixen’s puppies are old enough to fly the coup. Oh my gosh. I am just so glad that a couple of them are spending a couple of extra weeks here as their families cant pick them up yet, and so I get a few more weeks of snuggles – WHEW!

Eve’s new name is Echo (purple collar) – she is bold and bright and full of energy. But she also wants to be with people and is super friendly. She is going to live with the Sheppard family and will be shown in conformation and 4H. Noelle (yellow collar) is laid back and quiet, although definitely not a push over – she loves to be snuggled and nestles into your neck. She is going to live as a pet with the Banks family. Kris (black collar) is outgoing and friendly – he is my daughter’s favorite puppy and she will be sad to see him go. He has found the perfect home with L Blank and her boyfriend and he has already settled in perfectly. Nick (blue collar) may be a 13 inch and is my little shadow – he watches me intently and I think he is super smart. I am hoping we will show him and he will be part of our breeding program if he continues to grow in the way he is right now. Holly (pink collar) is super sweet, and has enough spice to be fun and playful but melts into your arms when you pick her up. She has gone to the loving home with the Langan’s and I am pleased to know we will see her in the show ring next Summer.

Enjoy the latest pictures of them playing around our yard. <3

Vixen’s pups are 7 weeks and Madison’s pups are 4 weeks.

Today everyone went out for a romp in the sunshine and so I took photos. I decided I like the candid’s this week, and so that’s what I will post. I will post who is who in the picture descriptions. 🙂 Just in case you cant tell who they are.

Vixen’s litter have got collars on – since they are nearing the time they will go to their new homes, they are practicing the skills they will need for that like having a collar on, and climbing multiple stairs, and sleeping in a crate alone. I find these things help with the transition to the new family. <3

I have a female available to a “guardian home”. This is a special home that will allow me to show her and then have a couple of litters when she has come of age and finished her health testing. This kind of home has to be in the Seattle area. If you are interested in learning more about this, or finding out more please email me sarah.sweetman@outlook.com

Sweet newborn Nick

When taking photos of the pups in my studio today, little Nick (aged 6 weeks) found a comfy spot to curl up for a nap – on a newborn photography prop. (I wont mention that he chewed it first…. :P)

So, of course, being primarily a newborn photographer, I had to document him before I moved him to his crate and brought him home.

Isnt he a doll? <3

Thank you for your interest in my dogs. At this stage, all of my beagle puppies are sold. I have a current waiting list that may mean you have to wait till 2020 for a puppy to become available. If you are okay with waiting, please get in touch with me – sarah.sweetman@outook.com. Please see my FAQ page for any questions you might have. thank you. <3

Vixen’s puppies are 5 weeks old

Vixen’s puppies are 5 weeks old and I decided to do their photos outdoors – despite their hour long playtime, they were still not interested in sitting still for pictures – hahaha! And who can blame them when there is a whole big world to explore?

They are on 3 solid meals a day. They sleep alone and are almost weaned. I cant believe they are growing up so quickly.

Holly. She is sweet and gentle. The smallest of the litter, however not to be overlooked – she has spark for sure and wont be pushed around by her siblings.

Eve – my nickname for her is “spicy” – she is the first to wake up and come over when I call them for food and always is in the mix of everything. She is busy and bold and vocal about wanting snuggles.

Noelle – She is the most laid back of the girls – she is a quiet observer and the best sleeper. But always up for a game or a romp with her siblings once things get started.

Kris – he is the bolder of the two boys – very vocal about wanting snuggles and time to explore outside the puppy pen. He loves to be out with the family and is a shadow – always a little busy man.

Nick – he is a snuggly boy who is happy go lucky. He is always happy to play, or explore – whatever the others are doing, he is happy to do too. Just dont pin him down – not keen to stop if he is not in the mood yet.

Thank you for your interest in my dogs. At this stage, all of my beagle puppies are sold. I have a current waiting list that may mean you have to wait till 2020 for a puppy to become available. If you are okay with waiting, please get in touch with me – sarah.sweetman@outook.com. Please see my FAQ page for any questions you might have. thank you. <3

We welcome new beagle puppies – Vixen is a mom

In the early hours of Monday the 29th, after a very long day and night of labor, Vixen started giving birth.

Vixen is an amazing mom. After she was done, she got straight to loving on them, cleaning them and nursing. Her instincts are so strong.

Puppy #1 was a little girl – 8.2 oz at 7:34am. She took a long time to be born and caused a bit of pain as her placenta wouldn’t come away and so I had to intervene and cut her free. I am thankful she is alive and thriving.

Puppy #2 was a little boy – 8.3oz at 8:01am. He was born quickly and without any trouble at all.

Baby #3 was another girl – a 9.1 oz tri who unfortunately got stuck at the head/shoulders. It took me and my son 20 mins to gently and firmly pull her free without hurting Vixen, but by the time she was out, she had suffocated. It was very upsetting and a deeply felt loss. This was around 9:10

We decided at this point that 2/3 puppies had gotten stuck, and I didnt want to take another chance. We put Vix and the pups in the car and headed to the vet for a C-section. Thank you to Dr Donna Sowder at Animal Hospital at Murphy’s Corner for being available to us!

While en route, another baby was born in the car – my son (14) whelped her for me. What a champ! 8.1 oz at 9:39am.

When we arrived at the vet, they decided we should try to have the other 2 naturally, and if we needed to have surgery, they would do that immediately. Vixen was given a shot of Oxy and we waited in the “quiet room”.

At 10:04 another little girl arrived. 8.5oz. Uneventful and easy birth. We were on the right track.

The final puppy born was another boy – he was 8.6oz and born at 11.10am. He took a bit of time as he was big, but didnt get stuck (thankfully).

After a quick x-ray to make sure that we were indeed finished, we headed home. Vixen settled in and she was happy.

These puppies are all spoken for. <3

Beagle pups are 9 weeks ~ final post before we say goodbye

This will be the final post of all the pups together as we will say goodbye to most of the litter later this week as they will be off to their forever homes.

Its bittersweet….

One or two of the boys will stay with co-breeders Mike and Karen to grow up and see if they will become show dogs.  But everyone else will be loved companions.  We are thankful to each incredible family who is adopting these guys.  We know they are so lucky to be going home with you.