The Chinook Breed's
1st AKC Breeder of Merit
Last updated: 2/27/2017
2017 Pups: Intervale's Riverstone Beltaine "Belle"
and Carrigain Mountain Hyas Talapus
Puppy Photos and News
Chinooks Belle and Hyas'
Litter whelped on January 10, 2017. Mom is CH Intervale's Riverstone Beltaine CD RE CAA BN ACT1 ACT2 CGC CHIC "Belle" ,
Dad is Carrigain Mountain Hyas Talapus, a handsome, big, tall, friendly tawny Chinook male. Watch for puppy news on this page!
Photos of Mom and Dad
(Click on photo and view thumbnails as a slide show.)
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.
Pups are 42 days old
Puppy Pix: More Week Three Photos
Days 17 and 20: there has been a big difference from beginning to end of week 3!
Hyas and Belle's sister Rhys meet up at the CVSHC dryland race
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, Stephanie-6.6 lbs, Nadia-6.2 lbs. Along with a side of mother's milk, pups are liking their home prepared meals of goat milk, yogurt, 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.
The girls with Teddy (Felix)
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.
Introducing Felix "Teddy" The Rock Johnson!
Week Seven - Day 42
The pups keep changing their names. Felix aka Teddy is our lucky one and weighs in today at 10.6 lbs. Skye (Stephanie) is 10.2 lbs and her sister Abby (Nadia/Natasha) is 9.6 lbs. Collectively, (and to borrow from Gaga) we lovingly refer to them 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-while I was cleaning it. 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. Did I mention digging?
They 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.
Abby and the gang ready for a snooze.
(A photo tribute to Lighthouse Chinooks.)
TV time with Jazzy and Lucky Felix