Notre Lois nous a quitté aujourd’hui suite à des complications liées à l anesthésie pour faire la césarienne dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi. Elle restera à jamais dans nos coeurs.
Je posterai une mise à jour sur les quatre chiots plus tard.Ils vont bien, ils sont tous bien nourris et nourris au biberon régulièrement.
Lois passed away today whilst in an induced coma. She had suffered a hypoxia after the cesarean operation in the early hours of Saturday morning. The vet said the hypoxia was most likely due to a reaction to the morphine given during the op. Unfortunately, an emergency operation, with one vet on duty at 2am is not the best time of day to perform any operation with no assistance. The vets have done all they could now for Lois, but alas, she did not recover.
She will be missed by all, our champion dog, wonderful mother and really loving and beautiful girl.
I will post an update on the four pups later. They are doing fine, and are all well nourished and being bottle fed every couple of hours.
The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, including the European Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Tatra Mountains, the Balkans, parts of Turkey, the Caucasus, and the Apennines.
The chamois is a very small bovid. A fully grown chamois reaches a height of 70–80 cm (28–31 in) and measures 107–137 cm (42–54 in) (the tail is not generally visible except when mating). Males, which weigh 30–60 kg (66–132 lb), are slightly larger than females, which weigh 25–45 kg (55–99 lb). Both males and females have short, straightish horns which are hooked backwards near the tip, the horn of the male being thicker. In summer, the fur has a rich brown colour which turns to a light grey in winter. Distinct characteristics are white contrasting marks on the sides of the head with pronounced black stripes below the eyes, a white rump and a black stripe along the back
As their meat is considered tasty, chamois are popular game animals. Chamois have two traits that are exploited by hunters: the first is that they are most active in the morning and evening when they feed; the second is that they tend to look for danger originating from below, which means that a hunter stalking chamois from above is less likely to be observed and more likely to be successful. The tuft of hair from the back of the neck, the gamsbart (chamois « beard »), is traditionally worn as a decoration on hats throughout the alpine countries.
(Info source: Wikipedia)
Our only male from the 2017 litter, Normand de la vallée du Multru, went to Germany to the owner of the sire of the litter. He hunts with his father: Grips vom Rodekopp ZDL 335/08 (Allemagne) meilleur en chasse à l’eau 2009 – Meilleur VGP 2010.
In Germany they have a long hunting seasons, water birds and game, mainly deer and boar. On special occasions, they travel South to the Bavarian Alps on the border of Austria, to hunt the chamois.
The photos below show a successful hunt in the the Bavarian Alps for the chamois.
Below, Normand (left) and his farther Grips, together with the Chamois.
Adventures in the Garden / Les aventures dans le Jardin
We have now a new puppy pen, which will allow them to stretch their legs a bit. We had planned on covering the floor only with clean, dust-free sawdust, but one of our friend suggested adding meadow hay on top of the sawdust. It helps train the puppies to pee outside and it seems to be working. They sleep on their bed, and when they need to pee, then get up and move off onto the hay.
Here below, Leo is inspecting this new construction in the kitchen.
Lois and the pups move in and inspect the new pen.
They are comfortable on the bed, safe and secure.
This is the last photo from the whelping box. Happens when mum is going around cleaning up, the puppies sit and drink. Quite funny to see.
It has been really warm, so we let the puppies out in the evening when the sun had gone down a bit. This it their first time on grass. Comme il fait beau nous avons passé un peu de temps dehors avec les chiots dans leur tout nouvel enclos, juste à l’heure du repas !
All the family is caring for these pups – Toute la famille prend soin des chiots – Claire, Sam & Sandrine
Léo would love to be in the pen too, but Loïs doesn ‘t agree yet ! – Léo aimerait aussi être dans l’enclos mais ce n’est pas l’avis de Loïs
Puppies are doing really well. Growth is fine and last night we started them on soaked and mixed puppy crunchies. They love the porridge mix. so now are haveing that as a supliment to mum’s milk. Here are a few pics after they were fed, with mum cleaning up the mess. Since this first try we feed them outside the box to keep the box clean.
Here today we have been feeding them outside the box – a much better idea.
Here is a graph of the pup’s weight so far:
A few photos of puppies at 2 weeks -les chiots à 2 semaines
4 FEMELLES SONT DISPONIBLES A LA VENTE – PRIX 800 € – 4 FEMALE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE – PRICE 800 €
DISPONIBILITÉ : A PARTIR DU 21 AOUT 2017 – AVAILABILITY : FROM AUGUST 21ST 2017
LES CHIOTS SONT LOF, IDENTIFIES PAR PUCE ÉLECTRONIQUE, PRIMO-VACCINES ET VENDUS AVEC PASSEPORT EUROPÉEN, CERTIFICAT VÉTÉRINAIRE, KIT D’ALIMENTATION ET LIVRET D’ACCUEIL – PUPS ARE REGISTRED WITH THE LOF (FRENCH ORIGIN BOOK), IDENTIFIED BY ELECTRONIC CHIP, PRIMO-VACCINATED AND SOLD WITH THEIR EUROPEAN PASSPORT, VETERINARY CERTIFICATE, FOOD KIT.
D’autres photos viendront dans les jours qui suivent. Ils sont toujours en mouvement, difficile d’avoir quelque chose de net pour le moment
Ci dessous :
Femelle claire avec marque sur l’arrière train – female with 1 marquing on the bottom
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Femelle avec 4 marques sur le dos – female 4 markings on the back
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Femelle claire avec 1 marque ronde sur le dos et anneau sur la queue – female with 1 round marking on the back and ring on the tail
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Femelle foncée avec bandeau – female with brown band accross the back
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Femelle avec 1 marque sur l’épaule gauche – female with one marking on the left shoulder
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Mâle avec 4 marques sur le dos – male with 4 markings on the back – VENDU / SOLD
Six Langhaar puppies, all healthy, one male and five females. Lois is doing fine – she is very happy and is looking after them, cleaning them and doing everything perfectly. The pups were born on Sunday 25th from about 18:30 to 22:30.