Tilda and Thoreau - 6 pups (4F and 2M) born December 20, 2018. 

All 6 pups have been reserved.

Grand Ch Setherwood Tilda

Tilda is a beautiful mid-size girl with a thick lustrous coat, dark pigmentation and a very sweet soft expression. She is a gentle girl and a pleasure to have in our family. She finished her show championship and grand championship easily and was always in the ribbons. She has all her clearances.

Ch Shaynedoro Dance All Night "Thoreau"

Ch Shaynedoro Dance All Night "Thoreau" is a mid-size male with a pale cream easy-care coat. He was shown sparingly but still did well, finishing his championship easily. His pedigree includes many top Australian and English lines. He has all his clearances.

Birthday - December 20, 2018.

Tilda began contractions at about 5:30 pm on December 20. The first pup was born at 6:35 pm and the last at 9:50. The birth weights ranged from 15 to 19 ounces. All were vigorous and nursed well. Tilda was calm through the evening and did a great job.

December 20 at about 4 pm - bed ruffling in progress.

Tilda and her 6 pups - 4 girls and 2 boys.

Update - December 24, 2018.

The pups are 4 days old today and are all doing very well. Tilda is nursing them full time and they are all growing as a result. The first few days are the most risky as the pups organs begin to function so we are pleased with their progress.

Tilda and her babies.

Update - 13 days old - January 2, 2019.

All is well with Tilda and her pups. Despite Tilda's other job nursing Tara's pups, her 6 are growing quickly and developing as expected. Their eyes should be open in another few days.

Here is a picture taken today of Tilda and her 6.

Tilda and brood - January 2, 2019.

Three weeks old - January 10, 2019.

As Tilda has been helping to feed Tara's pups we have already started to feed them (Tilda's pups) solid food (Royal Canin starter ration soaked in hot water) 4 times each day. Tilda still nurses them a few times during the day and is with them all night. Their eyes are open and they are walking and beginning to play. Their development is normal to this point.

Here are pictures taken during the morning feeding.

Come and get it!
Most are polite.

One is not.

In the end, all find a spot.

Four weeks old - January 17, 2019.

Tilda's pups are four weeks old and were beginning to look over the side of the whelping box. So we removed the whelping box and set their area up for the next four weeks. Tilda will not stay with them full-time but will visit to nurse them. We will continue to feed them solid food. As the weeks go by, we will decrease the nursings and increase the solid food feedings until the pups are completely weaned by about 7 weeks of age.

The pups adjusted to the new surroundings quickly and were soon playing with each other and with their new toys.

First time in the shavings.

Already playing with toys.

First meal in our new home.

This is still the best!

The pups received coloured collars which will be used to identify them until they leave us. Here are their mug shots taken on January 17.

Miss Yellow

Miss White

Miss Mauve

Miss Red

Mr Blue

Mr Black

Six weeks old - January 31, 2019.

Tilda's pups are doing very well. They are now very active and inquisitive and are doing all that we would expect of 6 week old pups. They love their starter ration and still enjoy their twice a day nursings from Tilda.

I think I'm cute.

Snoozing by the pool.

I think I'm being ignored.

Which one is the underdog?

They are outgoing pups and have a great time with the weekly visitors. Here are a few pictures taken during the last two visiting times. 

Eight weeks old - Going home.

After weeks of waiting, the day to take them home has arrived. The pups have been weaned, vet-checked, vaccinated, micro-chipped, socialized and matched to their new owners. They are completely ready for the next big adventure.

It is a bitter-sweet time for us as we always enjoy our time with each group but we know that all the pups are going to people who will give them the love and care they deserve. Our thanks to yet another group of great owners. We have enjoyed meeting and getting to know them and we thank them for choosing Setherwood Goldens.

Here are pictures on the pups as they leave us.

Setherwood Canadiana Maple "Maple" (Miss Red)

Setherwood Chase "Sonny" (Mr Blue)

Setherwood Chevy "Millie" (Miss White)

Setherwood Chaos (Mr Black)

Setherwood Chenelle "Chloe" (Miss Yellow)

Setherwood Cosmo "Topaz" (Miss Mauve)

And here is a shot of the group of new owners who picked their pups up on February 16.

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