Congrats! I think I missed your post about her being preggers. Was she bred to another Huskie? Have you done this before, or is this your first time? Just watch mama to make sure she's ok and be sure to take her temp. for the next few days to be sure that she hasn't retained a pup or a placenta. In my one book (Successful Dog Breeding; I would definitely recommend it if you don't have it; it's a great reference!), it says that Huskies are "free whelpers, but slow (10-12 hrs. for 6 pups common).; may deteriorate in condition while nursing. All dewclaws are to be removed." Also, do you have ready made puppy formula or ingredients to make some to supplement and/or feed if Mama decides she doesn't want the little buggers around? *sigh* There's so much to do and worry about, but it's really a good time. Just ask if you need any help!
Thanks!! My mom and I took pictures, but there is still some film on the camera, so I'll post pictures ASAP, don't worry!!!
The puppies are actually mutts, their daddy is a border collie mix and their momma is a purebred husky, but they ALL look like their daddy.
They're black with white tummies and paws, and some have little white tips on their tails.
And this is the best part.........momma is taking care of them all!!!! they all lived through their first 2 nights, so we think they'll be OK.
Oh and the other part is...........there are NINE (9) of them!!!! 7 girls and 2 boys!!!! We couldn't believe it, we thought she was done when she had 6, then we left and when we came back there were 9!!!
But I have to go now, but I'll post pictures as soon as I can!! And thanks for all the info for me and the puppies. Momma is taking really good care of them all, so we think they'll be alright!!!
I know it's a lot of puppies!!! Too bad they're not purebred siberian huskies like their momma, I could make a lot of money selling them if they were, lol!!!
But we're giving them away since they're mutts, oh well.
And I'll keep that in mind, about all of them possibly not making it for sure yet!!! Thanks for telling me about that, but I think they'll live. It doesn't get too cold or anything where I live......it's usually in the 70's at night now that it's July and it's really warm during the day, so they should be OK.
When you say "its not too cold here yet, or too hot" does that mean that the new puppies are living outside? They should be kept indoors. Puppies cannot regulate their body heat for the 1st few days and they need to be kept around 90 degrees. Also, outside puppies are very susceptible to Parvo, which is deadly, and can be carried by flies, amoung other things. Don't take this as criticiszm (sp) just as good advice. I would make sure the pups are inside. Raising puppies is a hard job, and you earn your money, no matter what you sell them for. CeCe
Puppy pack for each pup(includes food, paperwork, collar, bone, and toy) = 15.00 x 4 = 60.00
what i actually came out with = 90.00
**This does not include the cost of the certifications and the std test on the stud and bitch either. so really i was in the hole a couple bills!!**
yeah that is really making a killing. i think that if a person is wanting to make money in the dog business, they are in the wrong business.
I would think that you should keep the puppies in the house. if you have air conditioning put a heat lamp on them. like the other stated, they cannot regulate their temps and could easily get sick and die because of being too hot or too cold. 90 degrees is an ideal temp for the pups. if they are below that put up a heat lamp, and monitor the temperature, if they are too hot, you need to find a cooler place for them to be at. a thermometer is a great idea to keep by them in the box they are in to check what their temperature is at. (or what the temperature of the box is at).
oh yea and another thing as to siennas comment on selling them for something. i would put some sort of a price on them whether it be 10.00 or 20.00, the puppies that are advertised to free for a good home in papers usually end up as a science expeirament, a bait dog, or something even worse. granted there are those who would take a free puppy to be a companion, but why put these pups at that risk? also you are vaccinating them before they go to their new homes right? that is a cost in itself. i am not saying you should get rich off of them, because you won't. just please don't let them go free to a good home. because that good home may not be so good in the end.
See I told you everything would be OK! enjoy your babies!
I just read where you're giving them away. That's a nice thing to do, but studies show that people take better care of an animal if they paid for it. I would charge $5 a pup, if anyone asked why, I would tell them that every life has a value, and that to give away a puppy would say it's life has no value, so $5 is a token as a way to say that even these pups have value!
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I adopted by Lab/border collie mix for 150.00, she was about 11 weeks old and had just been spayed all shots up to date. Anyway there is nothing wrong with charging for something, then hopefully they will be treated better like the other posters said.
I can't wait to see pics I love huskies but they are too hairy and high energy for me. :)
My lab mix looks just like a lab minus the white spot on her chest and tip of one paw and she doesn't have hair like a border collie.