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.
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!
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.
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.