Our sweetheart Dam, “‘PR’ (Purple Ribbon) Rosie the Cozy,” UKC registry #W501,508, gave birth to a litter of 4 healthy puppies on April 14, 2020. Our handsome and intelligent Sire, ‘PR’ Seven the Red, UKC registry #W501,488, has had access to the puppies since they were 3 weeks old. We have 2 males and 2 females, they will be ready to go to their new homes on June 10th.
With zero health problems or complications, this is another extremely robust litter of smart, sweet, gentle, and very eager-to-please Redbone Coonhound pups. Each puppy has passed repeated exams and health checks with nothing to report other than good health.
Dam and puppies were kept in a secure barn until about 3 weeks of age, when they began to explore a large fenced and fully protected area outside. Puppies have been socialized extensively with other dogs and children.
All puppies have been started on scent training, particularly with coyote and raccoon, and show strong aptitude for scent hunting. We used full-hide drags of raccoon and coyote for this purpose. All of the puppies have sweet little voices and are ready to continue training with their new owners.
Puppies suckled from the Dam until week 4 and needed no supplementation of any kind. At this time, we started introducing hand-prepared softened foods. By week 5 we add Fromm Gold Puppy food, blended with whole meats and select fats, raw organic eggs, fruits, vegetables, and rice. At week 6 we stop softening the food, and add more eggs and meat to the kibble mix. Scraps of leftover fruits, vegetables, and some cuts of meat and fat are fed for a “snack” time, at least once per day, in addition to regular feeding.
Puppies were first de-wormed at 2 weeks old, and have been de-wormed several times again since then. The Dam and all adult dogs on the premises have been wormed regularly during this time, and are up-to-date on all vaccinations and veterinary care. Extensive health checks and full examinations were carried out starting at 3 weeks, and once per week thereafter. Exams include heart check, conformation check, internal palpation, eye check, teeth cleaning, ear cleaning, skin and coat check, etc. Puppies receive DHLPP vaccinations at 6 weeks of age.
Puppies come with MicrochipID.
For this litter we applied for and received the State of Maine Animal Vendor License issued May 13, 2020, Vendor License #V202051 as shown below. In Maine, a Temporary Vendor license is issued when the breeder has less than 5 adult breeding animals on the premises, and/or only produces one or two litters per year.