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

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. 

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.

Two weeks old - July 21, 2018.

The pups are doing very well. Their eyes are opening (right on schedule) and they are trying to walk. Millie is doing an excellent job nursing and cleaning them. She is quite devoted to them.

Today was the first time that the weekly visitors were able to hold the pups. The visitors smiled while the pups slept.

We have started the de-worming schedule.

Here are a few pictures.

Puppy cuddle.

Another puppy cuddle.

Eyes open.

Mouth open too.

And one more puppy cuddle.

Beautiful from any angle.

First nail trim.

Millie takes a break.

Three weeks old - July 28, 2018.

These pups are quite advanced for their age. Normally pups are ready to try solid food at about 3 1/2 weeks. These guys were ready when they were less than 3 weeks. They are chunky (average weight is about 3 1/2 pounds), mobile and vigorous. They are playing with each other and learning to bark which is quite entertaining.

Millie has done a great job but her milk supply is decreasing so it is good that the pups are eating solid food (which is Royal Canin starter ration soaked in warm water until mushy). They get 3 solid meals and 3 nursings each day. There is not enough room for all 9 pups to nurse at once if Millie is lying down. Fortunately they are now big enough to nurse while Millie is standing.

We have started the deworming process. We will remove the whelping box and re-organize their area toward the end of this week.

Here are a few pictures.

Meal time!

Between meals activity.

Do we smell something good?

YES! It's meals in wheels!

We are loving it.

More between meals activity.
The pups love it when the visitors come.
So does Millie.

Four weeks old - August 4, 2018.

The pups had a good week. They adapted to their new area easily and continued to eat well. They are active and inquisitive and are enjoying their playtimes. They nursed 3 times each day and ate their soaked starter ration 4 times. Next week there will be only 2 nursings as we continue the weaning process.

Here are pictures taken with this week's visitors.

And here are a few shots of our granddaughter enjoying her time with the pups.

Mug shots.

These pictures were taken on August 4 when the pups turned 4 weeks. All 9 were very cooperative and tried to look their best. They want you to know that any perceived irregularities are the fault of the photographer.

Mr White.

Mr Black.

Mr Blue.

Miss Yellow.

Miss Red.

Miss Purple.

Miss Pink.

Miss Green.

Miss Orange.

Always put your best foot forward.

Five weeks old - August 11, 2018.

Everything is moving along on schedule. Each day the pups get two nursings and four feedings of starter ration. They are growing quickly. Their days are filled with eating, playing and sleeping.

The pups receive visitors on their weekly birthdays. Here are pictures of the week 5 event.

It's unusual for the visitors to fall asleep.

Foot massage.
Checking out the big dog toys.
Found one!

Be NICE or I'll bop you!

We all LOVE visitors.

Six weeks old - August 18, 2018.

Millie's's pups are approaching the final stages of the weaning process. She has been nursing twice a day but will nurse only as necessary next week. We are continuing the parasite control process.

All the pups are doing well - an exuberant group!

This week during the visiting time, the pups were able to go outside for the first time. Pups and visitors enjoyed the experience. Here are the pictures.

The grass was very long.

But the visitors still found us.

Some of us were confident.

Others were less so.

Two happy faces.

Two more happy faces.

 Bonding in progress.

I think this is a very nice human.

Update - August 27, 2018.

The pups turned 7 weeks on August 25 so
we are in the last week before the pups leave for their new homes. They have almost finished the de-worming process and are being changed from the starter ration to Royal Canin Maxi puppy food. Dr. Dan of the Uxbridge Veterinary Hospital will be here tomorrow to do the vet check and give their first set of vaccines. Then later in the week, we will give them their microchips and the final parasite control meds. After that they will be ready for life with new people.

The pups have been matched to their new owners which made last Saturday's visiting time special. Here are a few pictures.

Each morning we clean the pups' pen while they play with their activity centre and various toys. When the pen is ready, we put some of their kibble in the pen and invite them in. They know that there are treats available so most of them run in as soon as the gate is open. Here's the proof.

The area is clean and tidy (for now).

Add some incentives.

OK pups. Time for treats!

Everyone in!

HELP! I'm stuck!

Follow me!

Last one in.

The reward.

Yesterday, we took the pups outside (their second time). At first they were reluctant but soon adapted and enjoyed the wide open spaces. Here are the pictures.

Time to go outside.

YIKES! It's a cliff!

Finally. Some help.

YIKES! Another cliff!

We survived.

Now we can explore.

And chase our primary care-giver.


If my ears were bigger I could fly!

Heading home - tired but happy.

September 1, 2018 - going home.

The pups were 8 weeks old on September 1 - time to go to new homes. They have been weaned, de-wormed, vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped, socialized and matched to their new owners. They are healthy, active and completely ready for the next life step.

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 took the pups outside to (hopefully) do something before the car rides home (they obliged). They then 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 pictures. 

We are READY!

Best wishes from Millie.

The seminar begins.

Checking the microchips.


Setherwood Brooke "Brooke" (Miss Red)

Setherwood Barbie "Maggi" (Miss Purple)

Setherwood Beckett's Pure Gold "Beckett" (Mr White)

Setherwood Beloved "Jade" (Miss Yellow)

Setherwood Blondie "Suzie" (Miss Green)

Setherwood Bel "Hunter" (Miss Orange)

Setherwood Benny "Blue" (Mr Blue)

Setherwood Boyala "Lancelot" (Mr Black)

Setherwood Brown-Eyed-Girl "Willow" (Miss Pink)

Preparing for the trip home.

Best to tire them out (the pups too).

I'm busy.

I'm busy too.

Bonding in progress.

Let's see her try that in a few months.

Jade is ready for her first car ride.

Millie - ready to resume her normal activities.

We received this lovely picture and card from Blue's owner. We really appreciate the nice comments and great drawing. 
Jack is the Nora/Crewe pup they took home in January this year.

Willow (Miss Pink) left us on Sunday September 2 for her new home in Alberta.  She had a good trip and is now adjusting to new surroundings. 

In her carrier as she leaves Setherwood.

Airport security.

An in-flight snooze.

Home at last.