Litter Diary: Emma’s Puppies Born 02/03/19

Dam: IntCH CH Shyladawn’s Hollyhock Ode To Chaminade “Emma”

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Sire: CH Hollyhock Alfa Romeo “Romeo”

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2 weeks old – Eyes and ears start to open

Not much going on this week. Linda continues providing the puppies their daily Early Stimulation Exercises and keeps records of their weights. They are fully into the “baked potato stage” and are plumping up nicely. Orange girl was the first to open her eyes, Pink girl followed and now they are all open. This coming week they will start to try to get up on all 4 legs and move around. Linda will transition them to Deb’s house this week and Tom will oversee the little pack as Deb and Linda prepare for the big annual bichon specialty shows going on in San Diego this week. Next week we will post our first videos of this litter so stay tuned.


1 week old – Early Stimulation Exercises

The puppies continue to nurse and sleep most of the time. Their eyes and ears won’t open for another week. This week they had their second trip to the vet and had their dew claws removed. After a day to recover from that we began their “puppy exercises”. They are entering the “baked potato phase” where they are starting to plump up quite nicely. We are starting to see pigment fill in and we’re seeing nice coats developing. View the slideshow and read the captions to learn more. Watch the video to learn how we introduce Early Neurological Stimulation (aka puppy exercises) to give our pups an advantage that should benefit them for life.


The birth day and first vet visit

Emma’s litter arrived on Superbowl Sunday, a few days early, but an easy delivery and mom and babies are all doing great. In a few days they will have their dew claws removed and then begin their Early Neurological Stimulation exercises. Bookmark this page and watch for ongoing weekly updates.


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