Picnic Photos & Details

The picnic date took place on August 19, 2017 from 12pm to 5pm at Yvonne's place in Brighton. Check out the details here. Photos from the 2017 picnic can be found here. 

Our Choices

We feed Fromm exclusively. Why? Your pup can eat any Fromm 4 star food switching daily without tummy upsets. Plus our Havanese are worth it!

Doggie go doo doo? Easy open, longer and stronger, OXO-biodegradable and 100% CANADIAN! These bags are the best. Easy to open, doesn't rip and the right size! Get the scoop!

Grooming 101

Want to see how I get a smooth coat and what equipment I use? I am continually learning and perfecting but I created this video Windows version) and for you Mac apple folks - here's a conversion. - not a professional one, to help you get a head start and perfect your own skill. Got questions? Ask away.

Want to know how to create a bathing machine that will save you time, product and wash your dog better than ever before? Check out Dick and Irma's instructions on how to create your own machine for a fraction of the cost.

Certified Pet First Aid

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid is a recognized National Pet First Aid Certificate course for dog and cat professionals and pet owners. Talemaker Havanese now has that certificate having taken and passed the course.


Today's Temp

99.3. Hoping I get the door painted tonight if nathan gets the paint. hahahahaha


Temp Taking

This photo was taken a week ago. I need to take another. Her temps are 99.4. We are looking for 98.0 or very low 98s. Her weight today is 15lbs 10oz up from 15lbs 2oz


Whelping Box

We are not there yet but we have her area set up. Now to make it warm and cozy, add the supplies etc. I also had to order a new xpen for Jeannie. 

Adele got right in and made it her own. No pups today. No signs of labour. :-)


At the Vets

We went to the vets this morning. 

Click on photo for larger viewHere is the xray. The vet sees 5, I think I see 4. Time will tell. :-) Adele weighs 15.2lbs today.


Adele Update

Adele is indeed pregnant. She has a belly now. She is visiting us till tomorrow. I gave River and Adele a bath. 

Adele loves to snuggle with me in bed as if I am her 2nd skin. It's a nice feeling. She comes back on the 15th and will then have an xray and remain here till after her pups go home. 

This is Adele's last litter and it is bound to be a fun one.


Adele Visit

Adele and River was here for an overnight visit. Next Friday they will do the same. Then the weekend of the 15th Adele will come here and stay till her pups depart. This is the first time we have done this as Adele now lives with our daughter and family. She actually is owned by Dani and was meant as her therapy dog. That she is! They adore each other. We usually won't place till after they are spayed. So this is an adjustment for all who love Adele. I love her too!!

This is Adele's last litter. That will be easier on Dani, our daughter and us. 

Adele is doing well. She is over her morning sickness. She is eating well. It was wonderful to have Adele snuggles all night. 


Adele's Pregnancy Calendar

Pregnancy Calendar for Dogs
Date: Thu 7 Sep 2017
Sire: Stone
Dam: Adele
Breeder: Talemaker Havanese
Sun 20 Aug 2017 Day 1
  • First day of mating.
  • Sperm travel searching for a mature ripened eggs.
Mon 21 Aug 2017 -
Sun 27 Aug 2017
Week 1
  • Fertilization occurs.
  • 2 cell embryos are in the oviduct.
Mon 28 Aug 2017 -
Sun 3 Sep 2017
Week 2
  • Embryo will be 4 cell at start of week and
    64 cell by end of week.
  • Embryo enters the uterus.
  • Feeding small amounts of high protein
    supplements, such as eggs, lean muscle meats
    is a good practice.
Mon 4 Sep 2017 -
Sun 10 Sep 2017
Week 3
  • Embryos implants along uterus wall.
  • During the next two weeks the important
    organs will develop.
  • Her nipples begin to turn pink and enlarge.
  • May loose appetite during this week.
  • Morning sickness may occur.
Mon 11 Sep 2017 -
Sat 16 Sep 2017
Week 4
  • Morning sickness should go away and
    appetite return.
  • One of the early signs of pregnancy is
    for the dam to 'adopt' a toy.
  • Development of eyes and spinal cord
    and faces take shape.
  • The fur on the belly and around the
    nipples thins.
Sun 17 Sep 2017 -
Sat 23 Sep 2017
Week 5
  • The doctor may be able to detect
    pregnancy (85% accuracy) by feeling the
    abdomen. Diagnosis by x-rays is usually
    possible after 45 days (95% accuracy
    for determining the number of puppies).
  • You may be able to feel the little puppies.
    They should be small bumps in the abdomen.
  • Develpment of toes, whisker buds, and claws.
  • Eyes now close and gender can be determined.
  • The puppies are now considered fully
    developed miniature dogs.
  • She may be showing. She may also gain
    a little weight particularly if she is going to
    birth more than 1-2 puppies.
Sun 24 Sep 2017 -
Sat 30 Sep 2017
Week 6
  • During the last several weeks, your dog’s
    nutritional needs nearly double. Feed small
    meals several times a day.
  • We recommend feeding quality food
    through the end of lactation (nursing).
  • Increase water.
  • Enlargment of mammary glands as nipples
    darken and enlarge.
Sun 1 Oct 2017 -
Sat 7 Oct 2017
Week 7
  • She may shred papers, blankets or
    bedding in an attempt at “nest building”
    in the last weeks.
  • During the last 2 weeks, your pet may
    become irritable and should avoid contact
    with small children.
  • Moderate exercise is the proper
    approach. Neither forced rest nor
    strenuous exercise is a good idea.
    Short periods of gentle play and
    short walks are good.
  • You may feel the puppies now but
    counting them may be a bit more difficult.
  • Definate abdominal enlargement.
  • Abdomen hair will start shedding.
Sun 8 Oct 2017 -
Sat 14 Oct 2017
Week 8
  • Dam begins to spend a lot more
    time grooming herself.
  • Her breasts become swollen as
    her milk forms.
  • Nesting begins as she looks for a
    place to have her puppies. Make
    sure you have her box or spot ready.
  • The dam may not have as big of an
    appetite during this period. Her
    abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
  • You can feel the puppies move now.
  • See if you can get her used to her
    whelping box
Sun 15 Oct 2017 -
Sun 22 Oct 2017
Week 9
  • Nipples and vulva should be gently
    cleaned with warm water, you might
    want to trim the hairs surrounding
    the nipples, to allow easier access
    for the puppies to suck.
  • She may express milk from her nipples.
  • Watch for her temperature to drop.
    You may take it rectally.
  • She may also become restless, seek
    seclusion and in the last few days,
    soil the house.
  • She will be 'nesting' 12-24 hours
    before the birth
Mon 23 Oct 2017 Expected Date of Whelp.
  • Expected date of whelp. Average is
    62 days but may take place from the
    58th to the 68th day.
  • Keep watching for that cool to the touch.
    If you're actually taking the temp, it does
    drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • Appetite will disappear as whelping approaches.
  • May see a clear discharge from the vulva.
  • At onset of labor may pace, dig, shiver,
    pant and/or vomit.
  • First fetus will be delivered within
    4 hours of the onset of labor.

No More Daily Updates

We will update you when we start morning sickness etc


Now What?

Tomorrow Adele will go back to our daughter's home and remain till a week or so from delivery. She will get her xray and her check up and she will remain here while she has her pups. This is her last litter not because she can't have anymore but rather she now lives with our daughter and grand daughters and its hard to lose your dog for a few months. 

She's going to have wonderful pups - just you wait and see!

Stormy will carry the line when she is old enough much like Ella will with Roxie.


I Am Done

Adele in Heat
August 17-September 07, 2017
First Breeding August 20, 2017 5:43pm to 5:53pm 10 minute tie 
Second Breeding August 25, 2017  10:42am to 10:56am 14 minutes 
-4 day between.
Third Breeding August 26, 2017 10:12am to 10:29am 17 minutes
Fourth Breeding August 27, 2017  10:07am to to 10:23am 16 minute tie

Fifth Breeding August 28, 2017 7:36pm to 7:52pm 16 minute tie
Sixth Breeding August 29, 2017 2:52pm to 3:06 14 minute tie
Seventh Breeding August 30, 2017 12:27pm to 12:27pm 16 minutes tie

-Today I am done. Stone is sulking but hey it was nice while it lasted and boy did it last!

Tomorrow Adele will get a bath. She needs one.