The Chinook Breed's
1st AKC Breeder of Merit
Last updated: 12/16/2017
AKC CH Intervale's Riverstone Beltaine
"Belle" CD RE CAA BN ACT1 ACT2 CGC CHIC
and Carrigain Mountain Hyas Talapus: litter born on January 10, 2017.
Meet Felix, Skye, and Fern!
(Click on a photo to enlarge photo and view thumbnails as slide shows.)
Puppy Pix: Week One - Days 0 - 7
These are some big Chinook Puppies! Birth weights were between 13 oz. - 1 lb. 6 oz.
Puppy Pix: Week Two - Days 7-14
Weight ranges at 7 Days: 1 lb. 14 oz. - 2 lbs.
Puppy Pix: Week Three - Days 14-21
Photos and Weights on Day 14: 3 lbs. to 3lbs 6 oz.
Puppy Pix: More Week Three Photos
Days 17 and 20: there has been a big difference from beginning to end of week 3!
Puppy Pix: Week Four - Days 21 to 28
Pups are cutting teeth and have starting on some foods, playing with toys and sleeping lots. Weights are over 5 lbs. (They broke the scales and we need to buy a new one!)
Puppy Pix: Week Five - Days 28 to 35
Puppy weights on day 28: Teddy - 7.4 lbs, Fern - 6.6 lbs, Skye - 6.2 lbs. Along with a side of mother's milk, pups are liking their home prepared meals of goat milk, yogurt, raw ground turkey, minced turkey neck meat, beef bone and turkey bone broths. And now more delicious foods! A couple kernels of kibble. Their world keeps expanding as they look for new places and rooms to explore. Ears are starting to go up! Pups trying out collars and are not happy!
More Puppy Pix: Week Five - Day 32
We had a blizzard this week with over a foot of snow.
Pups got to try out their feet on snow for their first time. Loved it!
Week Six - Day 35
Pups are entering their fifth week and change from hour to hour. They are inside, outside, running around in all the rooms, it is zany here! Weights are well over 7 lbs.
Felix resting on his people's pillowcase, girls Skye and Fern snooze in the background.
Ted will be called Felix which means "Lucky One"
Week Six - Day 41
Our weather has been great and the pups are going outside exploring everything. They all had runs thru the agility tunnel today: their world is ever expanding.
Week Seven - Day 42
Felix aka Teddy weighs in today at 10.6 lbs. Collectively, (and to borrow from Gaga) the pups are referred to as "The Little Monsters". Today the monsters left their cozy bed in the whelping room and opted for mid-afternoon naps on the kitchen floor. Pups have tried blueberries and strawberries, finding the strawberries are best used for playing catch and release. Their motor patterns are coming out in force and the pups are practicing their chase drive and prey drive. Digging is coming.
Pups have the run of the downstairs rooms and played for a long time under the bed today. Potty training is going great and they usually will go to the door but have short attention spans. Right now they are sunning themselves well, in the sun room. It has become their favorite room and they choose to nap here even with cold temps. The nursery is for babies!
Preparing to snooze in the kitchen: Skye facing the camera.
(A photo tribute to our friends at Lighthouse Chinooks.)
Felix, Fern, and Skye are growing up!
TV time with Jazzy and Lucky Felix:
Couch potato in training!
Week Seven - Day 47
Pups stretching their legs this week, enjoying outside fun and playing with the Big dogs. Communication skills with adults are developing: ears back with lots of licking and roll overs!
Eight Weeks Old!
Lots going on this week with vet checks, eye checks, structure and temperament evaluations. Pups were at Deb Torraco's Wizard of Paws for evaluations and hugs!
Last week: photos before pups head home
The Parents: Belle and Hyas
11 month old Fern takes a hiking break
4 year old
Felix snoozes with
Skye gets cozy
on the bed and wags her tail in appreciation.