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After 12 grueling hours of sitting in a whelping box with Tatum's owner (I'm her breeder and co-owner) and my good friend Cathy, I have 8 live puppies - there was one stillborn red girl.

4 black girls, 1 red girl, and 3 black boys. After two fairly small litters from Tatum's mom that only had a total of 4 girls between them, I am absolutely thrilled to have 5 girls to choose my next show girl from. Tatum's family is planning on keeping a show boy. My hope is that the red girl will be the one to carry on the Fitzmar name.... but we shall see.

We are having fun with the theme of this litter and have a whole list of beer names for them. As a diabetic, I can't have beer anymore, but I can enjoy naming puppies!

Pictures will be coming and I will just do this one thread .... so will add to it. Just in case anyone is wondering, I have a long waiting list for puppies so am not looking for any homes..... just want to share them here.

The last puppy was born at my vets after the stillborn girl. We knew we had at least 8 puppies coming but suspected more. When Tatum stopped having contractions I rushed her to the vet for an xray to confirm one puppy still in there, and a shot of pitocin to get her going again. To her credit, she completely relaxed with me on the floor of the exam room while listening to a zillion dogs barking right outside the door and delivered her last puppy. He would not have made it much longer in there, and I am grateful to my vet for helping me to get him going.
 

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Congrats!!!!
 
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Congrats! Nothing on earth is better than puppies! Can't imagine 8!

P.s. Love the theme!
 

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Congrats and glad all is well. Can't wait to see pictures of the precious little ones.
 

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WOW what a bunch of girls to choose from! Congrats!!!!!!!!
 
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Congratulations!!

I'm sorry for the one stillborn pup but I'm glad to hear mom and all the other babies are doing well. Can't wait to see pics!
 

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What a good job Tatum! Glad to hear she did well through 8 hours of birthing :)
 
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Congratulations!
 
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Awaiting pictures and names with baited puppy-breath!! There are some fantastic beers out there to use as inspiration!
 

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Congratulations on the litter, and sorry about the stillborn one. I hope mom and pups are home and doing well after the vet trip.
 
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What a good job Tatum! Glad to hear she did well through 8 hours of birthing :)
12 hours :) first puppy was born right around 10:30 pm on Sunday night and the last puppy arrived at 10:30 am Monday morning. LOOOONG night! The majority were born before midnight so the official whelp date is Feb. 26th ... (The last 3 took their sweet time) which is exactly what the reproduction specialist gave as the due date. Dr. Narducci is fab!
 

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Congrats again! I hope the red girl ends up being your new show girl. Much love going out to them all for long happy healthy lives!
 
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