Page updated Saturday, February 19, 2005
Pedigree || Weight Chart || Marley || Chip
The insemination was carried out using the trans-cervical technique on the day that Marley's progesterone level reached 6.5. The pregnancy followed a normal course. At the start of the 5th week, ultrasound measurements show that Marley was pregnant and that there were three puppies. Two weeks later, at the start of the 7th week, ultrasound confirmed that there were three puppies. On the basis of the progesterone level on the date of insemination and careful measurements of the diameter of the fetal vesicle on the first US and the width of the skull on the second US, Dr. Cain predicted a delivery date of January 8-10.
Because of Marley's age, we elected to have the puppies by
cesarean section on Friday afternoon, January 7. There were three
puppies, two healthy males and one stillborn female. It appeared that
the female had died several days prior to the delivery. The two
surviving boys weighed 14-15 ounces. One is quite dark and the other is
lighter in color. At present, we are calling them Mr. Dark (aka Yin) and Mr. Light (aka Yang).
January 7, whelping day.
January 23, two weeks old
February 12, five weeks old
February 19, six weeks old; first audition
February 26, seven weeks old; second audition
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