Hello folks! The puppies are two weeks old today! The big news this week is that their eyes have opened!!! And they are getting SO big! Honestly, I think they are bigger than last year’s puppies were at this age! We’ve noticed that they all have the stocky, chunky build that puppies like Dover had last year. There doesn’t seem to be any with the more lanky build of puppies like Cheyenne. However, that could change as they get older.
I wanted you all to be able to see the puppies markings, so I took upside-down pictures this week. Nikki had just fed the puppies and “changed their diapers,” so they were all feeling fat and sleepy. I think I got as many yawning pictures as regular pictures. 🙂 I decided to include a regular picture and a yawning picture of each puppy this week, because, really, there’s nothing cuter than a yawning puppy!
Mercedes: This big, chunky girl is smooth-coated and is red with some white on her upper chest and throat, and a teeny bit of white on her nose and the top of her head.
Lexus: The smallest of the females so far, but still pretty chunky. She is curly-coated, with all dark-red coloring, white toe tips, a white throat stripe down to her chest, and a little bit of white on her nose and forehead.
Kia: It will be interesting to see whether Kia or Mercedes end up being the biggest females. This big, chunky girl is curly-coated and tan in color with a white stripe on her forehead and nose, a white and tan belly, and white toe tips.
Dodge: This big, hefty boy is curly-coated and tan in color with a tiny bit of white on his nose, but no other visible white markings, except for lighter tan, almost-white patches on his legs and chest.
Bentley: This chunky boy is going to be pretty close in size to Dodge, at least it looks that way right now. He is smooth-coated and has dark red coloring with a small white stripe on his nose and chin and white throat. So far, he seems to have the most laid back personality of all the puppies.
As far as personalities, we still aren’t able to tell anything very substantial. All the puppies are docile and sweet, and we’ll be able to tell more as the weeks go by. Each week we’ll update the puppies’ descriptions to reflect anything new we discover about them. The only thing I’ve noticed this week is that Bentley seems to have the most laid back personality so far. Again, that could change in the weeks ahead, so we’ll keep you posted.