OCT 26TH UPDATE: We just wanted to give everyone on our waiting list some encouraging news. Duchess has just past the half-way point of her pregnancy and appears to be filling out. It is still a bit too soon to tell if she is carrying or not but the early signs are looking good! We have three expecting mommas and if all goes well, the birth date of the white cream litter will be the second to occur, sometime in late November. We will make another update late next month.
SEPT 16TH UPDATE: Duchess and Huxley, our white cream Goldens, have mated several times this week. They will continue to mate for the next week. We will not have confirmation that Duchess is carrying pups until mid November. If her mating produced pups, the birth date of this litter will be in late November or early December 2020. Hopefully, she will have plenty of pups so that most everyone on our waiting list will get to choose a puppy in January 2021, and take one home in early February.
We will announce confirmation of pregnancy with an update here in mid to late November, and the birth of the pups as soon as that day comes. Then about 5 to 7 days after the birth, we will anounce the number of male and female pups in Duchess and Huxley's litter.
SEPT 2ND UPDATE: Good News! Duchess (our English white cream momma) started her heat cycle this week. Her heat cycle can last for 21 to 35 days, and the fertile mating period generally occurs during the last portion of that (sometime between Sept 18th and 30th). The gestation period is 63 days which would put the birth of our white cream litter sometime between Nov 20th and Dec 2nd. This in turn, would make the pups ready to go home sometime between Jan 22nd and Feb 3rd, 2021. This misses our projection for a Christmas puppy litter by a whole month but it's hard for us to predict exactly when heat cycles will occur. This is the latest and best information we have as of this time. Thanks from Emery-n-Denise to everyone on the waiting list for your patience!