Litter Diary: Puppies Born 01/19/17

Holly, May 2015

Dam: IntCH GCH CH Hollyhock SHE Returns “Holly”

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Sire: CH Belamour’s Sugardaddy “Romeo”

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5 weeks old

This was a transition week for the boys. They got larger play areas, were introduced to new noises and small toys and Blue boy got started on “real food”. Later in the week they were moved to Deb’s house where they will begin their daily grooming, start eating real food, get introduced to more adult bichons, and get a chance to go outdoors if the weather permits. We will post video clips ASAP.


4 weeks old

This week the boys got fairly steady on their feet but they haven’t graduated to their new play area yet. They were exposed to sudden noises and they also started playing with each other and making cute grumbling noises. Mr. Blue even started to bark orders and appears to be either insecure or in charge! This weekend we will get them into a larger play area and throw in some empty water bottles and small toys.


3 weeks old

The boys are now moving around and exploring their pen. Holly is giving them more time on their own, but is still the best bichon mommy ever! You can see they had just spotty pigment on their toes at the beginning of the week. But check out how black their eyes are and their pigment is just a few days later. Good boys! This week their exercises consist of brief loud noises and louder routine noises around the house. They are responding with confidence! Next week we will move them to a larger area so they can walk on new surfaces and perhaps have to navigate around some empty water bottles and small toys.


2 weeks old

The boys eyes and ears are just beginning to open up. As a result, they are making some initial noises and are starting to crawl around and explore more. Linda continues to do their Early Neurological Stimulation exercises each day.


1 week old

The puppies continue to nurse and sleep most of the time. Their eyes and ears won’t open for another week, but this week we begin their “puppy exercises” and they will start “feeling” the world beyond mommy’s furry belly. View the slideshow and read the captions to learn more. Watch the video to learn how we introduce Early Neurological Stimulation to give our pups an advantage that should benefit them for life.

The birth day and first vet visit

Watch the video of the puppies being born on 01/19/17 (duration 2:27)


Questions? Send email to: info@hollyhockbichons.com or Call Deb Gibb: 858-531-2890