DNA results are in!

Finally we have the DNA results back for our puppies from last litter. We did a double mating to our Genesis of Laelaps with a very young dog, Isidro of Laelaps (9 months old) who is a grandson of Emred Devils Spy, and an older dog, Rhydaman Gold Medal (9 years old) who is a son of Emred Devils Spy.
Apparently the DNA was so similar that the laboratory had to re-test the DNA of 4 of the pups. As it turns out 2 are descendants of Rhydaman Gold Medal (the first two white puppy bitches; Justitia of Laelaps and Jocaste of Laelaps) and the others are all descendants of Isidro of Laelaps.

Jötunn of Laelaps recovered

After a lot of physical health care we went back to the orthopedic surgeon for a check up of Jötunn’s legs.

Luckily they said his bones have grown together nicely and will likely continue to grow well in the future. His growth discs, which we feared were damaged with the break, seem to not have been affected. This is the best news we’ve had all week!

Front / Side

Now that the puppies are almost 6 weeks old and are about to be chosen by their new owners, we have created some front and side pictures to show them off as perfect as possible.

Justitia of Laelaps

Justitia of Laelaps – Front
Justitia of Laelaps – Side

Jupiter of Laelaps

Jupiter of Laelaps – Front
Jupiter of Laelaps – Side

Juno of Laelaps

Juno of Laelaps – Front
Juno of Laelaps – Side

Jötunn of Laelaps

Jötunn of Laelaps – Front
Jötunn of Laelaps – Side

Jocaste of Laelaps

Jacoste of Laelaps – Front
Jacoste of Laelaps – Side

Jasconius of Laelaps

Jasconius of Laelaps – Front
Jasconius of Laelaps – Side

Alice van Kempen

Just as with every litter, we had Alice van Kempen come by between the age of 5 and 6 weeks in order to take some beautiful pictures.

Please enjoy this small selection of forest pictures she made for us.

Unlucky accident

One of our newborns was rather unluckily situated exactly where mommy decided to jump into the puppybox. Normally this isn’t much of a problem, but this time something snapped.
Further investigation at the veterinarian proved that we were dealing with a broken ulna.

Jötunn of Laelaps with broken leg

Off to the specialist we went. Fortunately there is a great orthopedic surgeon nearby. There the bone could be set and splinted. Jötunn is expected to make a full recovery.

Co-ownership

With every litter we look to keep one puppy for future showing and breeding. Because we don’t want to keep a whole bunch of dogs in our home, we’re always looking for a good home elsewhere. The pup would then be placed there in co-ownership. Ideally this wouldn’t be very far from our own location, primarily for logistical reasons.

If you’re interested in becoming a co-owner, feel free to contact us via email to discuss the terms and agreements.

Sad news

Sadly we lost one puppy last night. A once strong puppy that grew just as well as the rest suddenly had a stomach ache so bad that she didn’t want to drink anymore.
We did all we could to help her but it just wasn’t enough.

Rest in peace, Juventas of Laelaps!