Welcome to Our Puppy Blog!

Welcome to our blog! I am a small hobby breeder of Schnoodle puppies. My Schnoodles are a cross of the White Schnauzer with a Red Poodle. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We have 3 breeding females and sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for hobby breeders.


Our breeding dogs are from purebred Akc lines and the Schnoodle puppies are registered with ICA (the registry for Designer breed dogs.)

They will be vet checked, have their first set of shots, and be Ugodog Puppy Toilet Trained. But this is just the beginning! Read through our posts to see the special care and attention we give our litter. You will enjoy watching our Growing Puppies!.............. Growing.Puppies@yahoo.com

We sell our puppies through our Priority Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to buy a puppy, you may email for more information. I get a lot of emails about the Schnoodles so I ask for your patience with the response.

Update: I have a litter coming in May. I am taking names of people now. I also expect to breed another female for a Fall litter. Contact me at www.growing.puppies @yahoo.com for more info.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Whelping Pads...Newborn puppy bedding

I wanted to share a lovely product that is great for puppy bedding especially newborns.  They are called 'whelping pads' and they are soft and absorbent on one side and waterproof on the back side.  This is really great for us, since my puppy pen is on our carpet.  They are easily washed so I can replace the pads daily, and they come in multiple sizes so they fit our little pen perfectly.   It is super important that a breeder put the right product under the puppies.  I forgot where I had stored my whelping pads from last year, so  I tried using a plastic sheet with a blanket on top as a temporary measure, but it made me really nervous because Dixie would scratch the floor and put holes in the plastic.  If a puppy got under the plastic, it would easily lead to suffocation.  So that is really not a safe option.  I went ahead and ordered a few more pads, and then I found the old pads (LOL!)

After placing the puppy pad on the carpet, I threw a little blanket in the corner for Dixie.  This gives her something to push around and sleep on...and she doesn't scratch the floor anymore. 

This photo shows the top and bottom side of the whelping pad.  They also come in light blue.

The brown side of the pad, is absorbent, and the white side is waterproof.  We can wash them hundreds of times and they hold up well.  These also work well for puppy pea pads when puppies get older.  I like to put this under our puppy litter box, for those pups that have an accident before they get to the box.

You can buy these pads in multiple sizes at http://www.ezwhelp.com/AboutWhelpingPads.htm.   I foudn the exact same product (by the same manufacturer) on Amazon.com.  I didn't pay any extra....and I got free shipping!   This is the exact size of our pen and the edges fit under the plastic walls.

Here is another photo of our puppy pen.  I love this pen, since it is the perfect size for the corner...and for Dixie and her pups.  Dixie can actually jump in and out when she wants to.  But I like to keep the door open for Dixie ....when I am around to keep an eye on things.  The puppies are not mobile enough to climb over the 2" lip on the door frame.  

The children now understand that they can't touch the puppies without permission. ....and Dixie helps to enforce that.  She will let out a very stern bark at the kids if they go too close.  She will even jump up and push them back.  The kids take this very  seriously, since she normally is very friendly to them.
Look how quickly these puppies are growing!
 This is Dixie with a vigilant look.  My husband just drove up the drive way, and she is very concerned as to who is coming to the house.
 
We keep a full bowl of food and water outside the pen for Dixie at all times.  She eats and drinks a lot when she is nursing.  I have never noticed any extra weight gain, so I let her eat as much as she needs to.



I usually don't have the camera in hand at the right time. But it is always funny to see the various positions these puppies will eat in.

7 comments:

  1. You know when you go on a long car ride and the kids keep asking (over and over) Are we there yet? (My little one can ask this every minute for over an hour - seriously). Now I keep hearing - Can we go pick up the puppy TODAY? Every.Single.Day. Liza

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    1. It must be sooo hard for the kids to wait. I remember how long summer was when we were kids. 2 months for a child is an eternity!

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  2. Very cute puppies! I love your setup! I am expecting a litter, and have made a little whelping box out of a plastic kiddie pool, but I am loving the square setup, and those whelping pads look amazing! I may just have to order some and hope that they fit okay in the (round) kiddie pool that I have!

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    1. Thanks for your note. The whelping pads will work well in the kiddy pool. They are square so the corners can fold to the underside just a little bit to accommodate the round size. But be prepared that your Mamma will be digging around during labor, and will likely push the pad all over the place. Birth is messy no matter what you use...LOL! Do have several available and you can change them out in between births.

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  3. Hi, where did you get the pen? It looks like a perfect place to keep my dog during the day while I'm at work.

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  4. I bought this pen on Craigslist...but you can get them at Petsmart as well...Here is a link
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12404060
    They come in many different heights...and you can choose to have or not have the door...if you do without a door it saves a lot of $$.

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  5. Oh yes, the link is for a wire pen...unfortunately, I don't know where to buy the plastic pen...as it too came from Craigslist!

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