Puppy News!!

On Saturday, I got an e-mail from RLR
letting us know that Cheyenne had delivered a little earlier than planned. She was supposed to have them yesterday, but they actually came during the night Wednesday (April 13th). Karen (breeder) told us the night was pretty long and stressful because one of the puppies tried to come out the wrong way, so after pushing a while Cheyenne’s contractions slowed and she ended up having to deliver the rest via c-section. All of the puppies survived though and Cheyenne is doing well, but sadly this will most likely be her final litter.

Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

Cheyenne delivered three boys and four girls!

The Girls

The boys

As long as all goes well, and one of the girls scores high enough on the puppy aptitude test that’s done around five or six weeks of age, then we’ll be able to pick up our little bundle of fur June 11th or 12th.

I’ll continue posting updates and pictures as they come.


  1. puppy aptitude tests and evaluations of structure are traditionally done at day 49 of age. There is another puppy aptitude test called the Positive Puppy Preview that is done a bit later generally around age 9wks. But I have never heard of a puppy aptitude test given at 5 or 6 weeks of age. They don’t really start to develop their personailities until they are 4-5weeks of age to begin with

  2. I could be wrong on the timing. All I know is that one is done before we pick one up at about 8 weeks of age. I’ll be getting a copy of the test in the mail soon so maybe I’ll learn more then.

  3. in that case it is most likely the volhard puppy aptitude test or a variation of that one done at age 49 days. it’s the most common puppy aptitude test. i prefer the positive puppy preview one as I think it tests drives and working potential better but most people don’t know about it. I really want to take the Suzanne Clothier seminars though on her CARAT aptitude test for evaluating dogs. That sounds like a terrific test for searching for a working dog.

  4. I’ll know more about the test when I receive the copy in the mail, but I’m assuming it is something similar to what you thought.

    I also think it would be cool to attend a Suzanne Clothier seminar on her CARAT testing. Wonder if she ever holds them in Canada…

  5. Awwwwwww I want a ginger lab! 😀

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