The Mariah-Chip Puppies
Born June 23, 2000
Page updated Sunday, November 26, 2000
Pedigree || Mariah || Chip
The breeders of this litter are Kate Twain (Mariah's owner) and Clayton Heathcock (Mariah's breeder). Because we selected a stud dog who lives in New Jersey, the breeding was done by artificial insemination, using fresh, extended semen that was shipped from Newark to San Francisco on April 24. The actual AI was performed by Dr. Popkins at the Sequoia Veterinary Clinic in Santa Rosa, early on April 25.
Mariah went into labor on Thursday, June 22. After a restless night (during which she tried to lodge herself under the deck two or three times), she had her first puppy at 10:30 am on June 23. She was done by 2:00 pm.
blacknosed ridged female (Fanny)
blacknosed ridged female (Oona)
blacknosed ridged male (Hadley)
blacknosed ridged male with a kinked tail (Vinny)
blacknosed ridgeless female (Pearl)
Oona, Vinny, and Pearl had rear dew claws.
Following are photos of the Mariah-Chip puppies with their new families:
Chloe (puppy name Oona)
Camelot's Galahad of Avalon (Hadley)
Clayton Heathcock & Cheri Hadley
More pictures of Hadley.
Jasper (puppy name Vinny)
The Muir Family
Morgan Hill, California
Maggie (puppy name Pearl)
Katrin & John Raasch
See another photo of Maggie.
Charles & Nora Seaborn
Carmel Highlands, California
For photos taken on the burthday (June 23), click here.
For photos taken on July 10, click here.
For photos taken on July 16, click here.
For photos taken on July 23, click here.
For photos taken on July 29, click here.
For photos taken on August 5, click here.
For photos taken on August 12, click here.
For photos taken on August 20, click here.
For a movie taken August 20, click here.
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