Litter E Pregnancy Confirmed

Since yesterday it is for sure that at least six little pups have nested in Ezri’s tummy. They seem to grow nicely – as far as we can find out by echo: their tiny hearts are beating and they are happtly dancing in their amnions.

Mating Shakaar and Ezri was very well thought out, because the pups are linebred. Shakaar’s mother as well as Ezri are linebreeding to Coventry’s Peace Negotiator (Carter). Valhalla of Inner Vision is linebred 3/2 (Carter, being the sire of Snowmist’s Quicksilver Speigas (Fizzy), is the sire’s great-grandfather and the dam’s grandfather), Ezri is linebred 4/2 (Carter, being the sire of Snowmist’s Quicksilver Speigas (Fizzy), is the sire’s great-grandfather and the dam’s father). Altogether Carter’s genome will possibly make up about 25 % of the pups’ genome, as if he was one of their grandfathers.

This is calculating only, because during meiosis, long before the mating, the whole genome of each parent will be jumbled. 😉

However, we are hoping for beautiful and healthy pups who will not only resemble some of Carter’s outstanding qualities, but also those of other lines represented in their pedigree, like Shakaar’s quite dominant ancestors of Cool Water.

Pedigree of Litter E

Pedigree of pairing Shakaar x Ezri

Updated And Expanded

Corona and all the restrictions give us lots of time to spend on working in house, garden and the whole farm – and on the homepage.

Tons of flaws are removed now (I hope), new pages added and the English version is expanded, there’s a new tab named Good To Know in the main navigation now. And if I added new flaws or awkward phrasings, please tell me! Then I will kill the weed. 😉

Meanwhile we return to umpatiently waiting for Ezri’s ultrasound date at the vets’…

In Face of the Pandemic…

… life is going on. For more than a fortnight all over the world people in power have taken actions and ordered rules of conduct to flatten the curve of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Public life is becoming quiet, economy ist suffering with substantial extend. Out here on the countryside the situations sems quite relaxed. Chatting “over the fence” has become popular again. Acts of solidarity with the most vulnerable to the virus are growing everywhere, although nobody knows how much longer we will have to deal with this situation that is even more nerve-stretching in bigger towns and cities than out here.

We are deeply impressed how people comfort each other and not just cry wolf, but encourage and cheer each other. As if an invisible enemy has made us realize, »We are all sitting in the same boat.«

And what ever outcome we will have to face – globally, in Europe, in Germany, in our area, in our neighborhoods and families – life will just be going on. We will not perish, but finally – like so many times in history – roll up our sleeves, mop the place and start from scratch. But to do that, we need hope and confidence.

Or should I say hope, faith and love?

We decided to cradle confidence in our hearts and not simply curl up in our home and wait in fear and wariness. With all things going well, we will have puppies from Shakaar out of Ezri by end of May or beginning of June. Both dogs are merry fellows, healthy and come from best lineages. There are people out there waiting for one of our puppies, some especially for one out of this mating.  They will not be ready for their furever families before beginning of August.

If you are interested, contact us as soon as possible!

Please Welcome The D’babies!

Last Wednesday, February 5th, time had come for Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose) to give birth to her babies. She had spent the night night before restlessly and wanted to stay in the welping box. In the afternoon, after going through hard labor, the first puppy was born, a mostly black boy with a black mask, weighing ~600 g. He was instantly looking for the milk bar. About half an hour later Kira quite easily gave birth a little grey-white puppy girl of only 490 g, but as hungry and determined as her brother.

After that poor Kira was again suffering from hard labor that seemed not to end. She had already lost some amniotic fluid, and when finally the third baby was born, he was dead. Kira was exhausted and was unable to calm down. At least she was so upset that she did not take much notice of the little black angel. So she did not look for him, but was lying side by side with her first two babies, taking care of them as best as she could.

After 3 hours the fourth puppy was born, another black boy of 580 g that instantly screamed for food. Now finally Kira found some rest. We knew there was another puppy in her belly waiting to work its way out, but we wanted her to recover from that trial. And so she rested, taking care of her babies and taking a nap in between. 

At almost 2 am the last black boy smoothly found his way out, the biggest one (about 620 g). Meanwhile Kira was feeling much better, no more panting and burrowing.

The next morning all four pups were moving around and getting nursed and their mom looked quite happy.

Of course we are sad that the perfect little boy (~500 g) di not make it, but deeply grateful about Kira and her D’babies doing fine.

 

Final Spurt For The D’babies!

SInce we didn’t ge a clear result about the number of pups by sonography on January 6th and Kira is growing quite big (27 kg / 60 lbs), we had an x-ray done in our veterinary clinic today. There are 5 pups bouncing about in her belly, one has already taken the pole position head first. 😀

Suspense is nearly killing us and we are looking forward to welcome the little huskies in our family and pack. Yet Kira is not in a good mood, because she cannot work out and we actually do not let her jump into or out of the car. She must not do that at the moment, the risk of hurting her or the pups is too high. One boring week is still lying ahead, and we are going to spoil her rotten, so it is not too annoying for her. We know that she will be over the moon, as soon as she has her babies around.

At this point we would like to say big thank you to our verterinary clinic in Heskem-Mölln for their attentive and affectionate care they give to all our dogs, particularly to the moms-to-be. We can highly recommend this vet clinic!

Merry Christmas

We, too, are wishing you all, friends and husky afficionados, happy and blessed holidays!

Of course, Christmas would not be complete without delicious dishes and fine drinks, talking and havin fun among your loved ones and sharing memories that revive our past and fuel the magic of these days. Christmas is the time of love and charity – God became man, peace on earth.

Planned Litters for 2020

As of yet, we are planning two litters for next year.

The first one will – hopefully – be bred by Shakaar (Inner Vision Carbon Monoxide) out of Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose). With everything going well this litter will be born early February and some time around Easter they will have grown enough to move to their furever families.

We have not decided if Opra (Inner Vision Wolfblood) or Ezri (Zaltana Kissed By An Angel In Kahnawake) will be the dam of the second litter. Depending on the girls’ seasons these pups will be born in summer 2020. Also we have not decided yet who will sire this litter.

Perhaps, if there are enough people interested in a pup from our kennel, both girls will have a litter, so we might have three.

Please contact us as soon as possible. We would like to get to know the future families of our pups quite well. We are no back yard breeding puppy traffickers, instead we are looking for the best homes!

May We Introduce

… our new arrival: Inner Vision Carbon Monoxide

We have been considering this for quite some time to add a male to our pack, and thought it over thoroughly. Finally we decided to choose Opra’s cousin. On Sunday, he arrived and was received happily by our gang of four. Now we are hoping that he will slot in easily and turn the quartet into a quintet. 

During the first days he more and more opened up to the others. He is neither dominant nor rude, but behaves exceptionally friendly. Sisko being the boss, tolerates him being around and brings him in line from time to time. We are very optimistic.

More information, pedigree and pictures to be found on his page.