Clancy Aussie Doodles

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Chubby Chocolate Munchkins

on June 7, 2014

Well, the little chocolate munchkins turned two weeks old Friday evening. It continues to amaze me how quickly they develop.  Just look how far they’ve come in just fourteen days:

  • They’ve quadrupled their weights!
  • Once only able to suckle (a natural reflex in newborns), they can now lick, yawn, and are just starting to gnaw on each other.
  • At first, they’re only aware of their mother. Now they’re beginning to discover themselves (“oh.. I have a paw and I can gnaw at it”) and their littermates (“oh…he has a paw and I can chew on it”).
  • They’ve also begun to push themselves up onto four legs (quite wobbly, and not really standing yet, but up on all fours before toppling over).
  • They can move backward and forward (before they could only move in circles).
  • They can lift and move their heads left and right and up and downat will (before they could only “bob” their heads).
  • They’re consciously sniffing (putting their noses down to investigate).
  • They can just barely sit.  This usually occurs when the pups move backward.  They push themselves back with their front legs and end up on their bottoms.
  • Heehee… they can “bark”(though it isn’t a controlled vocalization yet — more a reflex).  I’m hoping to get a little bark on video — it’s too cute.
  • They can find the puppy pile, and enjoy piling together (part of a growing awareness of littermates)
  • AND they’re eyes have unsealed (happened on Day 13, right on time!).

All of their eyes are blue (as they always are in newborns). They will turn brown later on as part of their normal development. They do not, however, have functional eyesight yet (that will come in time).

Here are a few photos taken today.  Aren’t they starting to look like puppies now???

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So, there they are!  A whopping two weeks old.
And they are officially no longer neonates!
Now they begin what’s called the Transitional Period (roughly 14 to 21 days).  This period begins when the pups eyes open and ends when they first startle to noise (meaning their ears unseal).  Much happens in this brief window of development; it lasts only one week.  I’ll write more on that another day.
So far, so good. All is well.

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One response to “Chubby Chocolate Munchkins

  1. Bonnie says:

    Interested in your chocolate labradoodles! My phone # is 606-425-0358

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