|At 10 days old, Toffee was the first puppy to begin opening his eyes.|
The first sign of this change occurred at day 10 when the first of the pups, Toffee, began to show signs that his eyes were opening. Between day 10-15 the pups have slowly been opening their eyes. As of today, the whole litter has their eyes opened. Nonetheless, their sense of sight is still developing. Studies have indicated that it is not until 28 days that the puppies will be clearly able to distinguish forms. At this point the pups vision is blurred and fuzzy.
|Scarlet has blue eyes...I think they will soon turn black.|
As their eye sight improves their motor skills are also making major advancements. Up to now they could crawl across the floor in a swimming motion, but they can not climb over a 2 inch lip in the door way of our puppy pen. This has been rather convenient, since we can leave the door open and Dixie can go in and out, without the puppies getting out.
As the puppies become stronger and learn to crawl over the entrance to a crate, I will change their living quarters to begin early potty training. My next post will describe the beginning of early litter training.