Airedale Breeder | Puppies
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Puppies

[textwrap_image align=”left”]http://108.179.198.137/~airedalebreeder/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/image4721.jpg[/textwrap_image] In the whelping box where the pups are born. New born pups and mother
The bars are to prevent the mum accidentally rolling on a pup, giving the pup an escape route.

Once the pups are up and moving and getting hungry, weaning starts with specially formulated milk. Once able to lap well from a bowl, solids are slowly introduced. Then they are introduced to water as they are now starting to maintain their own body temperatures. Special vet bedding is used alongside newspaper to keep the pups warm and dry.

During cooler days/nights heat pads and lamps are used for more warmth. Pups are not able to control their own temp during the first few weeks of being born.

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Until the pups are approx 10—14
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Ribbons are used to identify each pup
for the first few weeks so that they can be weighed and monitored. Litter sizes vary from 1 to as many as 16. When born the pups weigh between 6-12 ounces. As shown in this picture they are approximately the size of an average females hand.. Their weight doubles each week for the first few weeks.

 

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At any early age the pups are given

play toys to stimulate their minds.

The pups spend a lot of time now feeding ,sleeping and playing. At approx 4-5 weeks old they are weaned off the mother and are fed 4-5 meals a day. At this stage they are introduced to being wormed,bathed and groomed.

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Bathtime is easy at this early age.
But generally Airedales don’t need bathing.
Once the pups are up and moving and getting hungry,
weaning starts with specially formulated milk. Once able to lap well from a bowl, solids are slowly introduced. Then they are introduced to water as they are now starting to maintain their own body temperatures.

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Playtime means running around
in the garden discovering grass and plants.

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Airedales are dogs that need constant
training and supervision.
You need to spend a lot of time and attention to get the best out of your Airedale.
Then you’ll have the perfect, adoring ,member of your family. Its just like having a child around initially.
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At training, all Airedales
together!!!
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Outside in the sun, getting older and more alert. Its time to get used to the grooming table.Jet having a rest on dad, Rhys.

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Airedales
are dogs that need constant training and supervision.You need to spend a lot of time and attention to get the best out of your Airedale. [textwrap_image align=”left”]http://108.179.198.137/~airedalebreeder/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/image5121.jpg[/textwrap_image][textwrap_image align=”right”]http://108.179.198.137/~airedalebreeder/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/image5181.jpg[/textwrap_image]