Toffee and Phil Ultrasound

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A few of you have reached out to inquire when the ultrasound would be, and I didn’t have an answer for you because I am not the one raising this litter. A friend of mine owns Toffee (who shares lines with my dogs), and she will be raising this litter using Carmel Bliss’s guidelines. They were elk hunting this past week, and when they called today to schedule the ultrasound, today was the day that worked. Usually, I announce when the ultrasound is scheduled and I set a time for when deposits open, but this litter is a little unique and will probably continue to be. Those interested in this litter will need to know the following information:

  • The ultrasound confirmed that there are puppies
  • These pups will be eight weeks old right before Christmas
  • We may be personally driving them to Plano, Texas in which case Limited Registration will be $3,000, or we may be driving them to Denver in which case Limited Registration would be $2,500 (weather will affect this decision)
  • Deposits for Limited Registration are now open, and anyone interested may text us to proceed with the deposit process.

If anyone has questions please feel free to text us with them for clarification! This is not a typical litter, and we understand if anything might be confusing!

Home Sweet Home

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All 8 of these babies traveled beautifully, and they’re all with their new owners. Handing over puppies and seeing the joy and love of the people taking them home is one of our favorite parts of this process. It’s bittersweet, but the sweet outweighs the bitter by far. We want to say congratulations to Bridger (the stud we originally arranged for Toffee). He “pulled off his HCR HR title.” He was not “servicing ladies” like I previously thought. He was actually going for the title that he has now achieved. The ultrasound for the Toffee/Phil litter will be in a few weeks, and we are hoping that there will be some Christmas puppies happening!

Almost Ready!

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The babies from Whiskey and Mocha are almost 8 weeks old and will be going home soon! Toffee and Phill met up last week and tied successfully! The ultrasound for that litter will be at the end of of this month. They will probably turn 8 weeks old right around Christmas Eve. We are tentatively planning on driving these pups to Texas for their families since it’s so close to Christmas, and Christmas surprises are the best! If we do that, they will be the Texas based price of $3,000 for Limited Registration. If we do not drive them, they will be $2,500, but you will need to be willing to travel to the Denver Airport to pick them up. Deposits for Limited Registration will open after the ultrasound, but we will be accepting “Priority” deposits up until the pups are 4 weeks old. Anyone who has put down a deposit for Limited Registration will need to be comfortable with possibly getting bumped to the next litter if we receive any “Priority” deposits. If you are very interested in getting a Christmas puppy, and would like to pursue the “Priority” option to ensure you get one, you may text me at any point to put down a deposit. Otherwise, please keep an eye out for the ultrasound announcement and text me after that to proceed with the deposit process! Happy Labor Day!

Stud Switch

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Toffee went into heat this past week! She should be bred within the next 12 days, and an ultrasound should take place by the end of September. The puppies could be ready to go home December 22 (ish). There is a slight change of plans with the stud. “Bridger” was the originally planned match for Toffee, but he is preparing to run for his last HR test in Montana for a few weeks. This means we will be using “Phil” instead. “Phil” is more heavily titled than Bridger, and he has more experience in general with competition and breeding. He is similar in color to “Bridger” as well, and we are excited about the match. You can click on his name here and in the “planned litters” section of our website to see his profile on his owner’s website. Yay for hopeful Christmas puppies!

“Phil”

Backup

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The pickup day for Mocha’s puppies will be September 10th. There is a possibility that one of the families will be unable to pick up their puppy. Is anyone interested in being on the backup list for this litter or in being a guardian for a female pup in this litter if this family has to change plans? Please text me if you’re interested.

Deposits are Filled

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Mocha and Whiskey’s litter is completely reserved. The next breeding we have planned is the Toffee/Bridger pairing in August. These pups would be ready to go home in December (possibly close to Christmas). They will be raised in Wyoming, but we will meet families in Denver, and we may even have “flight nannies” available to fly with pups to those interested if anyone wants help with “Christmas surprises.” Deposits for AKC Limited Registration will open after an ultrasound confirms a pregnancy, but Priority AKC Limited Registration, Full AKC Registration, and Guardianship deposits are open and available anytime before then.

We have discovered a few weaknesses in our methods of communication, and we are trying to improve them. Mass texting did not work on the level we had originally hoped it would, and while our blog is a great way to get information out to a lot of people, it does not make it easy for us to email or message anyone individually. We will be using this blog to convey important information to our approved applicants going forward, but approved applicants will need our phone number in order to move forward with the deposit process when the time comes. If you are an approved applicant and would like to know our phone number again, please contact us on Facebook messenger or email us at at carmelblisspuppies@gmail.com.

2 Female Deposits

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We are catching up on sleep and are very proud of Mocha’s mothering skills. She is fantastic with her babies! For those who were waiting until after the birth to see if enough females were born, we had six girls born, and we have 2 female deposits available. There was a chance that pickup day was going to be Labor Day weekend, but it looks like it will be the weekend after now. Please text us if you are interested in one of these females. Have a great Friday!

Mocha as a puppy
All grown up

It’s The Calm

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I love this part of canine pregnancy. Mocha’s belly is very large, and she just trots around like it’s nothing. Any crazy antics are muted, and we all just try to feel for puppies moving and enjoy the calm before the sleep deprived puppy “shower” (I can’t bear to call it a storm, because I really love it). We’ve got just under 2 weeks until her due date! Whiskey and Rye got their CHIC numbers, which is a fancy ID number a dog gets when they complete all of OFA’s recommended tests. Toffee has passed her hips, elbows, and heart with flying colors, and she will get an updated eye exam soon. Happy early 4rth of July!

One is Better Than None

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The ultrasounds showed that Mocha is pregnant, but Rye is not. Rye had some excess mucous in her uterus that could be any number of things. The vet thinks she has a chance at conceiving on her next cycle so we will try again next time. Whiskey, Rye, and Mocha completed and passed their OFA heart and eye exams, so all OFA’s are current. Limited Registration deposits are now open. Please text me if you are interested in one of Mocha’s pups, and I will get back to you to schedule an interview or to tell you that we have filled deposits. I will do my best to respond to everyone eventually! These pups will probably be going home around Labor day Weekend, if all goes well. Happy Father’s Day Weekend!