Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Cadbury. He is one of 7 puppies, born to Mommy Lily on Easter Monday. There are 6 males and 1 female in the litter. Mommy is a hound/retriever we are guessing. We had a DNA test done on one of the pups in the litter (Pascal) so are awaiting the results. We are guessing at this point that this litter has Australian Cattle dog/ Great Pyrenees in them. Cadbury has a fluffy, soft hair coat. Mommy Lily weighs about 48 lbs, but we anticipate this litter being at least 60lbs. There may have been more than one father involved in this conception.
Cadbury is a doll. He is one of the two fluffy ones in this litter. He is quiet and loves to be held and walked around with. He loves to explore and doesn't like to stay in the whelping area if he can help it. Cadbury is very sweet and gentle despite being one of the larger males. He is wonderful in the bath and great for his nail trims. This fellow loves being outside, out of the sun as he gets warm easily due to the fluffy coat.
The entire litter is paper trained and is free fed until they reach 8 weeks. They are fed 4 times daily and are on Royal Canin, Medium Breed Puppy Food. They love all sorts of toys but squeaky ones, stuffies, and rope toys are their favorite. Their dispositions are wonderful, having received this trait for sure from their wonderful Mom Lily who is a Saint.
This litter is nipping at my heels so we know for a fact there is some herding breed in them. This is a very important trait and one cannot stop the instinct to herd. A family interested in these pups must be prepared for this as we do not want families returning the dogs because they are "nippy"! Research must be done on herding breeds please before applying. A home that is too busy won't work for them. They will require stimulation and a job to do. Getting them involved right away in obedience training is a must. We can assure you that they will excel and be the best in their class. Socialization of this litter is very important. The more people, children, dogs, and cats they are exposed to, the better.
On Saturday, June 11, they will have their first set of vaccines done, microchipping, and health check. They have been dewormed every two weeks since birth and will continue until they are eight weeks. We will have their weights noted at this vet visit as well. They will be ready to go to their new homes on June 12.
A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian History of Compliance are mandatory to apply for our Cadbury.
Thank you to Melissa Caron Photography for these amazing and beautiful photos!
NOTE: We will update their bios with their weights and the DNA test result of Pascal as soon as we have that info.