We are absolutely thrilled. Chloe had five puppies and they are doing extremely well. These puppies are exceptional. They are ahead of schedule in every area. They are strong and growing very nicely. We are excited with the strong bulldog characteristics that we see coming through. We simply couldn't be more pleased. They come with health certificates, a health guarantee, shots, wormings, and transition toy. They will be ready to move into their new homes Friday, January 8.
Chloe is a bit over two years old and is all that we hoped she would be! She has beautiful bulldog characteristics. She is compact and stocky. She also has great bone mass. She exhibits show quality. She was sired by grand champion Aguirre's Son of Scout. Her mother was our own Hurricane's Bully Bailey. Check out her pedigree.
The entire pregnancy went very well for Chloe. She was active and upbeat the entire time. The timing of our breeding is always based on progesterone testing and so we were fairly certain of her due date. We had an appointment with our vet Friday morning, November 13. After examining her, the vet concluded that there were no labor signs. We took Chloe home. By early evening we noticed a slight change in Chloe's behavior. We called the vet and they did the c-section late evening.
For the first couple weeks we always keep the puppies separate in an incubator when they are not nursing. This is to ensure that the enviorment and temperature is totally controlled and safe. Bulldog puppies cannot be on a completely flat surface and so we use towels to create "ripples".
During the first week, we place the puppies in with the mother every two hours. We allow them to nurse for about 20-30 minutes. During this time we are right beside them to make sure that they are all getting what they need. This requires sacrifice and commitment from our entire family. We set alarms during the night and take turns getting up to let them nurse. After the first week, the nursing schedule can vary depending on the amount and quality of the mother's milk, the condition of the puppies, the amount of puppies, etc.