Quiver Quinn Litter 2013

March 4, 2014
Quiver Quinn Litter 2013

Quiver's Puppies Have Arrived Dec 25 2013

3 Males 4 Females

All the puppies from our Quinn x Quiver litter born on Christmas Day have gone to their new homes. If you are interested in one of our Golden Retriever puppies from a future litter please complete our puppy application and send it to us in the body of an email. Please take note: WE DO NOT SHIP OUR PUPPIES.



Eden's Watch Her Strut




 SIRE: Ch Rosecrest The Archer WC JH TD CD VCI CGC
DAM: Eden 's Double Dutch
D.O.B: Feb 7, 2007

HIPS: OVC Certified.
EYES: DACVO tested annually.
HEART: Clear by D.V.M

Bred by: Jamie Veraldi



Blackpool Eden Ice Fusion TD




SIRE: Ronjalee Ragamuffin At Motlaisa (GRB)
DAM: CH Blackpools Ajax
DOB: Mar 28 2010

EYES: DACVO tested 2012
HEART: D.V.M. Cleared Annually

Bred by : Michele Tuominen Owned by: Jamie Veraldi




Quiver Quinn Puppy
Blackpool Eden Ice Fusion TD
Ronjalee Ragamuffin at Motlaisa JW
Glenmoray Field Gunner JW
Eng. SH. CH. Kimwhany Optimist At Ronjalee
CH. Blackpool's Ajax
Majik Mr Darcy CD CGC
Blackpool's Savannah CGC
Eden's Watch Her Strut
CH Rosecrest The Archer WC JH TD CD VCI CGC
Goldrainbeau's Jake and The Kid
Rosecrest Ariel CD
Eden's Double Dutch
CH. Dewmist Davenport OS
Bernfield Rosecrest Blackpool


February 4, 2014
6 Weeks

I was worried that my 13 week old girl Jolene would be too rough with the smaller pups so limited their interaction however tonight the puppies showed me that they have no problem taking care of themselves.

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January 31, 2014

Now that the puppies have started to eat solids
Quiver gets to spend more time away from her
pups and can now rejoin the furry herd during
our outings in the back bush and trails.

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January 30, 2014
5 weeks old

Pups are 5 weeks old and have experienced lots of new and exciting things since I last posted. Visitors have been coming to see them so they are now spending their days and evenings in the kitchen. Now that they are out of the whelping box except to sleep they not only get to experience the hustle and bustle of everyday family living but they also get to eat solid food! At this time they are still nursing from mom as well but we time it for after feedings so that they already full bellies and less need for her milk. We have introduced them to the outside and try to time it around their potty needs however this windy cold weather makes for very short outings.

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January 18, 2014
3 weeks

Quiver's pups are now 3 weeks old and much more active. Their teeth have come in over the last few days and Quiver is now standing up to nurse making the pups stretch to reach her. This helps strengthen the puppies as well as allows for a quick getaway if they start to bite rather then suckle.
Due to website complications this weeks videos can be seen either on our Facebook page or our Youtube channel. 

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January 12, 2014
A Quiet And Not So Quiet Sunday

Just a quiet Sunday afternoon

And a not so quiet Sunday afternoon

 More videos can be found on our youtube channel  http://www.youtube.com/user/edenkenn

January 9, 2014

Now that the puppies eyes have opened they are getting up on all fours and can manage a quick scurry to the milkbar. Using just the red heat lamp allows us to see while preventing strain on the puppies newly opened eyes from the bright lights of white bulbs.



January 7, 2014
2 Weeks

The pups are now two weeks old and in the last few days their nose pigment has come in strong. They have had their nails trimmed and have been wormed for the first time but the most exciting news is that their eyes have now fully opened! They still don't see very clearly at this moment as everything is blurry to them but they can see movement which will help kick start them towards other milestones such as playing with each other and walking. At this time there is one male and two females available.


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January 1, 2014
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

New Years day and the pups are now a week old and are doing very well. Unfortunately earlier in the week we lost a tiny male who had been struggling since birth however the rest of the pups are strong and gaining steadily. Except for one big girl who is already a whopping 2 pounds her littermates are weighing in around the pound and a half mark which is almost double their birth weight. They are also now getting in their nice dark pigment so we are seeing less of the new born pink around the face. Mom has settled in nicely. She has become less anxious when I move them to the warming box to change the bedding in the whelping box and is feeling more comfortable in taking short breaks from the whelping box to potty and check in with the rest of the furry herd.

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December 28, 2013
Christmas Puppies

 Just after the lunch hour on Christmas day Quiver went into labour and gave birth to the first of her puppies however the second puppy did not arrive until 4 hours later with the help of a shot of oxytocin. As this was worrisome we gave a call to the emergency vet who suggested we bring her in if another puppy did not arrive within the hour. An hour and a half later and just as we were about to go out the door to the vets out popped a third puppy. Since we knew Quiver still had a bellyful we decided the best thing to do was to proceed to town and place her in the vets care. Two and a half hours later Quiver had not deliver any more puppies on her own so the vet performed a C section in order to ensure the safe delivery of the remaining puppies. We are happy to announce Quiver is doing just awesome with 4 males and 4 females nursing contently in the whelping box!

Quivers 8 Golden Retriever Puppies



October 28, 2013
Quivers Pregnancy Progression

Pregnancy Progression Calendar for Quiver

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013


  • First day of mating.
  • 48 hours after the first mating the bitch should be mated again. Subsequent matings occurring over a period of time enhance the chances of fertilization taking place.
  • The spermatozoa migrate up through the cervix.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - Friday, October 25, 2013



  • Spermatozoa reach the eggs in the oviducts.


Friday, October 25, 2013 - Saturday, October 26, 2013



  • Fertilization occurs in the oviducts which lead from the ovaries to the uterus

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Monday, October 28, 2013



  • Fertilized eggs migrate down the oviducts and into the uterine horns.
  • The migration continues to enable even spacing of the embryos.
  • During this migration the eggs will grow into a blastocystes

Sunday, November 03, 2013 - Tuesday, November 05, 2013



  • The blastocystes implant in the wall of the uterus.


Sunday, November 03, 2013 - Sunday, November 17, 2013



  • The blastocystes will grow into embryos.
  • The embryos will progressively be enveloped in a protective membrane that provides them with the necessary supply of nutrients.
  • During the next two weeks the important organs will develop.


Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - Wednesday, November 13, 2013



  • The Dams nipples begin to pink enlarge.
  • The fur on the dams belly and around the nipples may become thinner

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Tuesday, November 19, 2013



  • Morning sickness might occur due to hormonal changes or stretching and distension of the uterus.
  • The Dam may appear a bit apathetic.
  • The Dam may be off her feed for a while and vomit from time to time. Feeding the Dam several meals spaced throughout the day might help.
  • Ears appear on the embryos around day 22


Sunday, November 17, 2013 - Thursday, November 21, 2013



  • Eyelids appear during the fifth week around day 32
  • An experienced person (veterinarian) can tell by careful palpation whether the dam is pregnant. It's now the best time to do this because the embryos are walnut-sized and easy to count.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013



  • Start to increase the Dams food ration.
  • Excessive weight gain should be avoided.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013



  • The claws appear during the sixth week on day 40.
  • The foetuses are now fully developed miniature dogs.
  • The Dams abdomen starts to get larger.


Friday, December 06, 2013



  • The first hairs appear around day 45.
  • It's very easy now to feel the puppies, counting them might be a bit more difficult.


Monday, December 09, 2013 - Tuesday, December 17, 2013



  • The Dam begins to spend a lot more time in self-grooming.
  • Her breasts become even more swollen.
  • Nesting behaviour starts. She may become restlessness and begin to search for a suitable place to have her puppies.
  • The whelping box is set up away from all  activity and excitement


Wednesday, December 11, 2013



  • The Dam might lose her appetite during this period. Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
  • Feed several smaller meals spaced throughout the day.
  • You can easily detect abdominal movement now.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - Thursday, December 26, 2013



  • The Dam is given a bath with special care given to her nipples and vulva.
  • Hairs trimmed surrounding the nipples, to allow easier access for the puppies to suck.
  •  Towards the 50th day of gestation, the foetuses skeletons are ossified.
  • An x-ray can be taken around day 57 in order to count the number of foetuses however this count can be subjective depending on several factors such as who is doing the counting, if the uterus is crowded or the x-ray is of poor quality.


Saturday, December 21, 2013 - Tuesday, December 24, 2013



  • Milky fluid may be expressed from the nipples.


Sunday, December 22, 2013



  • A courtesy call is given to the Vet’s office and emergency on-call information is obtained.
  • The Dams rectal temperature is now taken each morning and evening.
  • Nesting behaviour may become more pronounced.


Tuesday, December 24 2013 - Wednesday, December 25, 2013



  • Twelve to 24 hours before she is due to deliver, the dams rectal temperature may drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • The vet is notified of impending whelp.
  • Clear discharge from the vulva might occur.
  • Nesting behaviour starts in earnest, panting, digging throwing up and shivering are normal behaviours that may possibly be seen during stage 1 of labour.


Thursday, December 26, 2013


  • Expected date of whelp. Of course this is just an average. Whelping may take place from the 59th to the 65th day.
  • Puppies born before the 58th day will probably be too young to survive.