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Whelping and Raising Puppies Pictures

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A Premature Mal-Shi puppy and a litter of Shih Tzu puppies

Close Up - Premature puppy being fed by a person with a dropper

Premature Mal-Shi Puppy

Boris is a premature male Mal-Shi puppy. He's the only survivor among four puppies. He's incubated, suckling and swallowing well and his respiratory system is quite good. He's still under supervision. He is being fed using a dropper and we sometimes warm him with our hands or have him lie on our tummies for body heat. He's quite a fighter so we're also doing everything we can so he will survive. ^_^

Boris the premature Mal-Shi puppy being held in the hands of a person

Boris the premature Mal-Shi puppy

Boris the premature Mal-Shi puppy being kept warm under a heat lamp

Boris the premature Mal-Shi puppy being kept warm under a heat lamp

Rosalie the Shih-Tzu

Rosalie the Shih-Tzu laying on a blanket with her belly exposed

Rosalie is a purebred Shih-Tzu. She is 3 1/2 years old. She is the diva of the house. She loves to be cuddled and will stay with you as long as you cuddle her. She does bark, but only because she isn't getting attention. :) She HATES baths. Most Shih Tzu's I have met do. She doesn't really have any bad habits other than the barking. But that is not a constant thing. She barks when she wants to come in from outside, or if people come to the door and don't pet her. She is FANTASTIC with children. She loves kids, she will crawl in their lap. She is not a very licky-kissy dog either, but she will lick kids. I think she is pretty balanced dog, but all my Shih-Tzus are. It's my purebred Poodle that is a tad off his rocker. :P Rosalie gave birth to five beautiful Shih-Poo (Shih Tzu / Poodle) puppies. It was her first litter and she did a fantastic job. I was home with her for the whelp as I always am. She started at about 8:45 p.m.. and was finished by 12:00 a.m.. She was a fantastic mommy. Very attentive.

If you have pictures of your dam giving birth that you would like to share, send them in!


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