Millie and Rebel - 6 girls and 4 boys delivered July 7, 2018.

All 10 pups have been reserved.

Setherwood Mildred "Millie"

Millie has a light colour easy-care coat. She has the perfect Golden temperament - happy, loves people and dogs and is always willing to please. She has health clearances for hips, elbows, heart and eyes. Please click HERE for Millie's pedigree.

         Ch Goldnote's Rebel at Kyon "Rebel"

Rebel is a handsome mid-sized boy with a medium to light coloured coat. He finished his show championship at 15 months of age. He is friendly, confident and willing to please. He is currently doing field work with his owner.

Rebel's sire "Frank" is a Scottish dog who spent 5 months in Canada while he got his Canadian championship. While here he was bred to several females. His father is a Finnish dog who lives in Holland. Frank's mother is Scottish.

Rebel's mother is of Canadian/Swedish breeding.

Rebel has all the health clearances needed for this mating.

Please click HERE for Rebel's pedigree.

Birthday - July 7.

Millie began labour in the early afternoon of July 7. Her first pup arrived at 3:05 pm after very weak contractions. She had no more contractions until about 6:30 pm when she had a few more weak ones. At that point, after consultation with Dr. Rick Doner at the Beaverton Crossroads Veterinary Service, we decided that a C-section was needed.

We arrived at the clinic about 8:30. 
As the pups were removed, they were rubbed vigorously to stimulate breathing then were placed in a green bin covered by a light blanket heated by forced air. By 10:30 all the pups had been delivered and Millie was awake and in recovery. Her pups were then given to her for a first nursing.

The folks at the clinic did a great job and we are very grateful for their expertise and care. Without them, the results would have been very different.

Here are pictures taken at the clinic.

Forced air heating.

Seven out, more on the way.

Millie in recovery and meeting her new babies.

Millie with her 6 girls and 4 boys.

About midnight - home at last!

Update - July 9.

Millie is recovering quickly and is nursing and cleaning her pups as if she had delivered them normally. All the pups are nursing well and look great. Their average weight is about 13 1/4 ounces which is normal for a large litter born a few days before their due date. To be sure that all the pups have access to milk, we are keeping 4 in a heated green bin while the smallest 2 and the remaining 4 are with Millie. Every hour, we switch. Millie has all 10 during the night and we check her at about 3 am to be sure that all is OK , let her out and give her a few snacks.

Here are 2 pictures taken this morning.

Six with Millie

Four in the bin.

One week old - July 14, 2018.

Unfortunately one of the male pups died on Friday. The remaining 9 are doing well. Their weights now average almost 1 pound 9 ounces which is an increase of  about 12 ounces in a week. They are looking good.

Millie's C-section incision is healing well and she shows no ill effects so all is well.

Here is Millie and group on Sunday morning July 15.