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This litter is the result of a planned MULTI-SIRE litter. The sires, dam and progeny will be DNA tested to determine parentage

Sire #1: Multi-BIS Multi-BISS ENG CAN AM GrCH
Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy HOF ROM, "Ferris"

Sire #2: AM CH Skyline's Unit of Measure "Cubit"

Dam: Can Ch Klompen's Gabriel "Gabby"

Gabby, as big as a house, just waiting for the big moment.

Then on May 18, 2012 she delivered 2 boys & 3 girls.

PEDIGREE for this litter found here.

As the pups age, photos will be posted here. Please note that the border colour around the photo will indicated the colour I.D. of the puppy in the photo.

Weights at birth:
Pink girl - 8.0 oz.
Blue boy - 8.0 oz.
Purple boy - 8.5 oz.
Yellow girl - 7.0 oz.
Red girl - 6.5 oz.
Mom and babies are all doing well. Unfortunately, these indoor photos do not show off their beautiful colour. That will become apparent in photos to come.

Weights at 7 days:
Pink girl - 1 lb 5 oz.
Blue boy - 1 lb 5 oz.
Purple boy - 1 lb 5 oz.
Yellow girl - 15 oz.
Red girl - 1 lb 1 oz.
The pups are all well fed and rolly polly. Three are gaining weight at great rates. One is average and one is small.

Weights at 14 days:
Pink girl - 2 lbs. 5.5oz.
Blue boy - 2 lbs. 2.5oz.
Purple boy - 2lbs. 3.5 oz.
Yellow girl - 1 lb. 11.5 oz.
Red girl - 2lbs. 0 oz.
The pups are all hearing now. Three of the five have their eyes open and the other two will not be far behind. I have started playing a radio during the day for them and have a butterfly mobile hanging over the whelping box so that they will have something to look at, when we are not there. They have a "pig warmer" in the whelping box, but I don't see any of them using it, so I guess they are all warm enough. You can also tell because they do not often get in one large dog pile.

Weights at 21 days:
Pink girl - 3 lb. 3.5 oz.
Blue boy - 3 lb. 3 oz.
Purple boy - 3 lb. 3 oz.
Yellow girl - 2 lb. 8.5 oz.
Red girl - 3 lb. 0 oz.
 Three weeks old and starting to be interesting. Since they are up and moving about we have opened up the whelping box to a small tray that they can go potty in, if they wish. I am always surprised at how quickly they begin using this potty area. Right now they think it is just fine to sleep and play in. They are becoming vocal and pretty soon their teeth will be coming through their gums. We have added lots of toys for them to chew on and crawl over.

Weights at 28 days:
Pink girl - 4lb. 2 oz.
Blue boy - 3 lb. 13 oz.
Purple boy - 4 lb. 2 oz.
Yellow girl - 3lb 3.5 oz.
Red girl - 3 lb.14 oz.
 Fours weeks old and the puppies are becoming very vocal. They went out to play today for the first time and took it all in stride. Last week I was trying to get them to go potty on paper. This week they have trained me to put the paper in the whelping box and bedding in the potty pen. Whatever works for them, works for me. They are keeping their bedding dry and seem to understand that there is a place to go to relieve themselves. I am happy with their progress. All, but the yellow one, have a full set of very sharp, little teeth and Gabby is showing reluctance to want to continue to feed them. I cannot blame her. They also got to meet Toly cat.

Weights at 35 days:
Pink girl 5 lb. 5 oz.
Blue boy - 4 lb. 14 oz.
Purple boy - 4 lb. 13 oz.
Yellow girl - 4 lb. 2 oz.
Red girl - 4 lb. 11 oz.
 At 5 weeks the puppies are so much fun to be around. They are interacting much more with one another now and they enjoy playing with toys. When you enter the room they come running to greet you. All of them are now using the dog door and they are content to spend about 4 or 5 hours outside during the daylight hours. At least 1/2 of the time they go out to go potty. They are so very smart. Gabby is reluctant to feed them, so we are helping her out. She still feeds them 2 or 3 times a day, but not the once every 2 or 3 hours that she was doing before. They are sleeping for about 6 hours at night and when they wake up they are very vocal, wanting to be let out and be fed. They can be very fiesty but also very loving. All love to give kisses.

Weights at 42 days:
Pink girl - 6 lb. +
Blue boy - 6 lb. +
Purple boy - 6 lb. +.
Yellow girl - 4 lb. 14 oz.
Red girl - 5 lb. 8 oz.
 It always amazes me how quickly these little guys change from day to day and week to week. My scales go to 6 lbs and 3 of the 5 have surpassed this weight. The next measurement will come from my vet when they are 8 weeks of age. Nan Greenwood (Wistonia Kennels) used to say that puppies generally weigh 1 lb per week of age. Seeing that they are 6 weeks, 4 of the 5 are close to this. The yellow girl remains small, but she is fiesty. She can hold her own when it comes to eating and rough play. It is just that she is not inclinded to eat as much as the others, for whatever reason. They are well adjusted pups. They can be outside with heliocopters over head or the garden tractor lawn mower and they are cautious but not afraid. Good Puppies!!!!!

7 Weeks old and already housebroken. At least, they go outside using the dog door. I guess that does not mean totally housebroken because if one does not have a dog door the pups might not know how to tell their owner that they need to go out. Blue has his ears up now. It is difficult to tell him apart from 3 others because their heads are so similar. DNA tests were sent in last week and we hope to have the results by the time they are 8 weeks old. I am guessing that there is a 4/1 split. My scale only goes up to 7 lbs, so all but yellow have outgrown it. She is 5 1/2 lbs - definitely the smallest. What she lacks in size she has in temperament. Gabby's milk has now all dried up and she wants to regurgitate her food to feed them. They are eating soaked kibble 4 times a day and I am finally able to get a good night's sleep.

 What a delightful litter this has been. They potty trained very easily. They are all very self- confident, self-assured 8 week old pups that are ready to take on the world. I will be sorry to see them go. At this point and time we still do not know who the fathers are, but DNA results will be in any time and then we will know. The owners are not bothered and all are quite happy to take whichever sire their puppy ends up with. Miss Yellow is the first to leave. She remains the smallest but is mighty for her size. She will stay in the Edmonton area. Blue boy is next to leave. He is going to sunny California. We have decided to keep purple boy. Miss Pink and Miss Red will be going to homes in the near future. We found out that we could not send puppies to Europe as the FCI and the (English) Kennel Club would not accept registration of dogs with multiple sires. Such is life. To my knowledge, this is the first intentional double sire bred litter in Canadian Keeshonden. It has been a pretty exciting journey for us all.

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