Rye and Mocha’s litters have been completely reserved. We have space on the backup list in case any of our families have to give up their reservation, and we have two guardianship opportunities. Please let us know if you’re interested in guardianship or being on the backup list!
We have a had a harrowing last few days. Rye started delivery puppies on Thursday and continued to have them until Friday. Mocha started delivery on Friday after Rye was finished, so these puppies will share the same due date on paper. There were some complications with Rye’s litter, and we lost a few puppies. As it stands at the moment (provided everyone stays healthy and thriving), there are 12 girls and 5 boys. All the boys are reserved, but we have space for 3 female reservations. Congratulations to the new families that are waiting for these babies. They are cute!
Rye and Mocha had their puppy count x-rays completed today. Mocha is showing 8 pups, and Rye is showing 11-12! If all goes well, we expect to have a few more reservations available. We’ll release male and female availability after the birth! Next Friday is the due date!
Bell’s heat came in 2-3 months earlier than we expected. Her due date would have been right around Christmas Day, so we decided to skip this heat. We hope to breed her on her next cycle which will probably be around April, which would mean puppies might be going home around July 2024. We will announce the date for the puppy count x-ray for Mocha and Rye next Thursday!
Mocha and Rye had ultrasounds today, and both of them are pregnant! There were multiple heartbeats found in both uteruses! We are going to have an exciting holiday season! Pre-birth limited reservations are now open. Please text us if you would like to proceed with the reservation process!
Mocha and Rye have an ultrasound scheduled for Friday 13! There have been a few signs of pregnancy, but dogs can have completely false pregnancies that look like the real thing, so we don’t rely on the external behaviors or signs. It’s really difficult to avoid getting our hopes up while we wait!
We are still waiting to see if Mocha and Rye are pregnant, but we have made plans to transport the majority of the pups to Texas for the pickup day (January 13th). This will help us navigate weather most effectively. This coming week, we will schedule the ultrasound, and we will hopefully announce the ultrasound date next Thursday!
This past weekend, both Rye and Mocha were successfully bred. Rye refused to accept Whiskey, so we progesterone tested and used two different methods to artificially inseminate her with Whiskey over the span of a few days. Mocha had a great time with Henry, and he appeared to do his job well without extra assistance. We will schedule ultrasounds to take place mid to late October to see if the breedings produced any puppies. If there are pups, they will be due around November 18, and they will go home around January 13. We are currently discussing the logistics of driving both litters to Texas so we can better navigate weather issues. If you are a “Texas pickup only” applicant, and thought a Bell/Jasper litter was the only option for you, just know some of these pups might be coming to Texas even though they will be born in Wyoming. Happy almost Autumn!
Rye and Mocha have both come into heat at the same time! We are planning to pair Mocha with Henry, since she is proven but he hasn’t been yet. We will attempt to pair Rye with Whiskey, and we’re throwing everything we’ve got into making this pregnancy happen for Rye. A progesterone test is scheduled for Wednesday, and we’re really hoping for a litter from this beautiful girl. Her one pup that she had back in early 2022 is gorgeous, incredibly athletic and is fantastic in the house! Here is a video of her son retrieving in the ocean with his guardian family. He’s been a beach dog his whole life, and lives for swimming and fetching in the waves!
The last pup has been reserved, but there is space on the backup list for those interested! Please text us if you are interested in being on stand by for the pickup day.