Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bell puppies












I thought it might be nice to share the pictures of the Bell puppies born on Jan 1st.

These babies are sired by CH. Starfall The Enchanter CD who is owned by Tricia Harris of Lacewood Shelties. "Brock" is her token brown dog and he is a very nice one at that. An old basic Barwood pedigree, his lightness of skull is what drew me to him for this breeding. He has remarkable lack of depth to his skull with smooth, very flat cheeks that transition into his backskull making for the perfect wedge. His topskull has the "corners" that I look for and that Bell needs as well. He also possess the beautiful three corner eye that Bell really needs. He is a nice moving dog, with proportionate bone and sufficient coat. Beautiful color too. Top all this off with a wonderful temperament and I thought the match for the breeding was a very nice one. He is also an older dog (9yrs)with no health issues, and clear health screening tests.

So.... the resulting litter. They have to be some of the prettiest new borns I have had. I am very pleased with them. Oh,, and I got such red little babies too. I am loving that. They were pretty large puppies when born and are the best little eaters. They eat and eat till they cry cause their bellies are about to burst!

So here they are,, 2 days old.

9 comments:

Josh and Jess said...

Golly, they are little :) Josh says Red girl (leg) looks very cute.

Shannalee, Akadia Shelties said...

Thanks JOSH!! ;)

Aspengrove Shelties Fantasias Collies said...

They are pretty puppies But I like the boy cant wait to see them grow up.

windsor Shelties said...

Babies are beautiful, I have to admit I have a soft spot for the reds. With having two dogs with the red color Robbie who is no longer with us and a Bell son "Cody".

Lacewood Shelties said...

Shannalee, Thank you for such wonderful comments about Brock. He may be the token brown dog here, but he is sure loved!!! The babies are amazing. I can't wait to see them grow up.
Congratulations. I hope they finish making Bell an ROM!!!!!

D'Gio Shelties said...

Beautiful puppies!

Cool Design Shelties said...

Congratulations with this beautiful litter....they all looking good :o) Good lucky with them all :o)

Best wishes
//Bente

Irish Hill Shelties said...

Beautiful puppies I love their color can't wait to see them as little fur balls tumbling over each other. Sorry about your loss of Hailey it is never easy to loose one of our pets no matter what the circumstances.

Shawna said...

Oh what sweet babies, congrats, it will be exciting "watching" them grow.