Wow, it has been a wild ride getting here but I am happy to announce that Piston and Ginger had their long anticipated litter of puppies yesterday. These two were meant to be bred together, with three Grand Victor and Grand Victrix awards between them. Congratulations Piston! Your ISSR Shiloh Shepherd puppies are going to grow into magnificent dogs that will make you proud.
I am happy to report that Ginger is doing great and is looking forward to two upcoming milestones, retirement and puppies with teeth so they can move to real food. Of the nine pups, four are girls and five are boys. They were born at 9:43 on September 8, 2013. Mom was pretty groggy but was her old self after a good sleep. Although, as she was walking into the whelping box for the first time there was a slight pause as I think she started to both remember what this means, and what the next 10 weeks are going to be like. But she did just lose 15 pounds so maybe that helps.