Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fiona's puppies arrived!

We're so proud to announce that Fiona welcomed her second litter on July 14, 2017! She whelped 11 healthy puppies at home in South Carolina with Jo. Fiona was bred to our Welsh import, Denim, for a repeat breeding of last year's litter "Fiona's Thirteen." The birth weights of these puppies was excellent, with the smallest arriving at 9.5 ounces and most of them over 11 ounces. Those are excellent birth weights for such a large litter! We're calling this "The City Litter" and have named the puppies for world cities: Rome, London, Tokyo, Austin, Bombay, Dublin, Rio, Vienna, Firenze, Montreal, and Aberdeen. We have 5 boys and 6 girls.

Fiona's puppies are live on our puppycam!

An average-sized whippet litter is 5-7 puppies. Fertility runs in our line: Fiona's mother, Rini, had one litter of ten puppies, and Fiona's grandmother, Juliet, had 11, 12, and 12 in her litters. We also outcross, instead of "line breeding" or inbreeding as many breeders do, and outcrossing provide better genetic health through "hybrid vigor" -- here's a link for more about hybrid vigor.

We do have a waiting list for this litter, but we might have a puppy or two available. If you're interested, we invite you to fill out our questionnaire, visit our Facebook group to get to know us better, and enjoy Fiona's puppycam where you can watch the puppies grow up.

Mama Fiona:

Daddy Denim:
(our import from Wales)

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