Previous Litter - Eloise and Kramer.

Setherwood Eloise CGN

Setherwood Eloise CGN.

Eloise earned her Canine Good Neighbour title in September of 2015. She has developed and matured into a wonderful and sensitive girl. She is mid-sized, heavy-boned with a lustrous gold coat and very dark pigmentation. We think that she will be an excellent mother to her first litter of pups sired by Kramer.

Eloise has clearances for hip dysplasia, detectable heart defects and eye cataracts.
Click HERE for details and for Eloise's pedigree.

Ch Bowbell's He's Got The Kavorka "Kramer".

Ch Bowbell's He's Got The Kavorka "Kramer".

Kramer is a young male from the Bowbell kennels in Newtonville, Ontario. He is mid-sized, heavy-boned, with dark pigmentation, dark eyes and a straight easy-care coat. He got his show championship at an early age displaying his good looks and happy out-going nature.

Kramer has clearances for hip dysplasia, elbow displasia, detectable heart defects and eye cataracts. Please click HERE for details and for Kramer's pedigree.

Birthday - April 9, 2016

Eloise delivered her litter of ten (8 males and 2 females) between 2:30 and 6:30 am. The births were easy and the pups were vigorous. Eloise was calm and attentive which made our job much easier. As of 8:30 am, the pups were nursing and Eloise was enjoying a much needed sleep.

Eloise and brood.

Two very young ladies.

One week old - April 16, 2016.

Eloise and pups are doing very well. For the first week, the pups nursed in shifts to be sure that all had access to the milk supply. So five pups spent about an hour in a green bin while the other five nursed. Then the groups were reversed. By the end of the week, it was obvious that Eloise was able to handle them all at the same time so we discontinued the shifts. All are growing as expected and there are no problems.

Five in the bin.

Dreaming of the next meal.

Eloise spent all of her time with them for most of the first week but began to take a bit of time off toward the end of the week. She still made sure that they were cleaned and fed. Here are pictures taken today.

Mutter. Grumble. Fuss.
Earth to Mum - we're hungry here!!
I'm coming! I'm coming!


A sad note - April 21.

Unfortunately, one of Eloise' male pups died yesterday. It appears that he aspirated some milk. The rest of the litter continues to do well.

April 28 - 19 days old.

Eloise and her pups are doing well. She is still feeding and cleaning them although she is quite willing to spend some time away. The pups' eyes have opened and they are beginning to walk. Here are a few pictures taken today.

The best kind of group therapy.

Eyes open and starting to walk.

Sleeping is tiring because you can't stop to rest.

In this job, you can't sit even for a minute!

May 1 update - 3 weeks old.

The pups are walking well and are quite active. A few are looking over the edge of the whelping box and one of the females is trying to get out. Here are a few pictures.

Up and moving (but mind the wet spots).

I believe it's called "puppy breath".


Is it bad if I can see right through?

Some are thinking outside the box.

Others, not so much.

The May 1 visitors had their first opportunity to handle the pups. Everyone enjoyed the experience as did Eloise who was quite willing to take some time off.

First feeding - May 2.

Although the pups are just over 3 weeks old, we decided to see if they would eat solid food (Royal Canin starter kibble soaked in hot water until soft). They loved it. They finished it completely then cleaned each other's faces. We will continue to feed them during the next week which will take some of the pressure from Eloise.

It's a hit!

This could be called "piggy"!

An after-dinner face wash then . . .

. . .  an after-dinner nap.

Four weeks old - moving to new facilities.

For the first four weeks of life, the pups have been with Eloise in the whelping box. That has changed. The whelping box was removed and the area was reorganized. Eloise will no longer be with them all the time but will visit a few times each day to nurse them. We will feed them solid food (Royal Canin starter ration) between nursings. At the end of each week, the number of nursings will be decreased and the starter feedings increased until the pups have been completely weaned (usually about 7 weeks of age).

As is usual, the pups were first concerned about their new surroundings but soon settled in. 
Here are pictures taken on May 6.

All aboard the mystery green bin train!

We were a bit scared.

We have arrived!

Are we allowed out?

One small step for puppies . . .

All we needed was a leader!

We think these are called toys.

But we have NO idea what this is.

Will we ever see Mum again?


What we like the best!

Looks like we are going to be just fine!

Mug Shots.

The pups are now wearing the coloured collars that we will use to identify them until they leave us. Here are their mug shots, each one showing great enthusiasm.

Miss Pink.

Miss Purple.

Mr Orange.

Mr Black.

Mr Red.

Mr Blue Spot.

Mr Blue Check.

Mr Yellow.

Mr. Blue Paisley.

Visiting Hours - May 7.

This was the first time that the pups could spend time with their new owners. If was a full house. The pups adjusted well and, as usual, soon fell asleep. All had a good time.

Visiting Hours - May 22.

The weather today was perfect so the pups met their visitors in the outside puppy pen. The pups had a great time interacting with the humans, playing with the tunnel and digging holes. And the humans enjoyed themselves as well. Here are the pictures.

A beautiful day for a puppy visit.

Great shoes!

Just so you know - I'm the best of the bunch!

This is one great chew toy!

I climbed on.

I fell off.
Mutual admiration.

Sometimes, the simple things are best.

Miss Pink - excavation specialist.

They dug themselves into a coma.

Quality time.


It's fun to go in.

And it's fun to go out.

It's even more fun to lie on it.

But the most fun is chewing the label!

And here are a few more. Our thanks to Bernie (one of  the new owners) for sharing these with us.

Vet exam and first shot - May 31, 2016.

Dr. Wayne Cole of the Uxbridge Veterinary Hospital came today to give each pup a physical exam and first vaccination. Mr. Blue Check volunteered to give his account of the process. 

He checked my mouth,


And Eyes.

Then he checked my shoulders,

My hips,

And my heart.

Then he gave me my first vaccination.

Then he said: "You are AWESOME!"

Going home - June 4, 2016.

The day finally arrived. After months of waiting, the pups are ready to go to their new homes. They have completed the course - weaning, parasite control, much socializing, veterinary exam, first vaccinations and microchips. They are completely ready for a new adventure.

We started with the new puppy seminar, then checked the microchips to be sure that the pups were matched to the correct owner. Next we took family pictures and then the pups left us to begin their new lives.

It has been our privilege to spend time with these pups and to get to know the wonderful people who are now welcoming these new family members into their homes. We enjoyed meeting and getting to know them and we thank them for choosing Setherwood Goldens.  We know that they will give these pups the love and care they deserve.

Here are the family pictures taken today. 

Setherwood Ramsay "Luke" (Mr Yellow)

Setherwood River "River" (Miss Pink)

Setherwood Red Letter Year "Cooper" (Mr Red)

Setherwood Raskal "Jasper" (Mr Blue Paisley)

Setherwood Ranger "Ranger (Mr Orange)

Setherwood River Gold "Nugget" (Mr Black)

Setherwood Reginald "Archie" (Mr Blue Spot)

Setherwood Rex "Cooper" (Mr Blue Check)

Setherwood Rubisaurusrex "Ruby" (Miss Purple)

And a few more.

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