The pups are all pretty solidly eating kibble along with the puppy mush now. They're really enjoying teething on the kibble as they cut teeth. Video tomorrow before we give them the first of the vaccinations and after we do the daily puppy pen scrub down! I use NeoPar - which is an early Parvovirus vaccination. At 6 weeks they get NeoVac for the non-Parvo stuff. By the time they're 8 weeks old, they'll have two sets of vaccinations in them, and at 8 weeks, the micro-chips before they go.
Next week they move off of the Nemex-2 worming and get Panacur.
It's almost time! Wow this litter has gone by fast! They're all crazy fun pups with enormous personalities! Almost all the pups are choosing to wean themselves now, and with the exception of one or two, I feel they're all going to be ready by 8 weeks to go to their new homes. The others will no-doubt catch up or be ready a week later. Sometimes the more timid pups take a bit longer and having less of the more confident (aggressive) siblings around brings them up nicely. It's hard when you're low man in the litter pecking order.
The leader of this group is Thierry. She's the boss of this litter and is relentless in her pursuit of trouble! lol She's followed by Daire and Riordan who like to battle it out for second place - and they typically fight dirty. Lots of battles (play, of course). Lorcan and Cieran join in, but are more interested in general playing and not challenging the 'boss' for top spot. Faolan couldn't care less about anything. He's just happy to do whatever. Aodhan is the watcher. He will snipe anyone that is the 'loser' of a play match and take them on. lol When Lorcan and Cieran battle for a toy, it's Aodhan who will slink over, steal the toy and walk off! lol All of them love a cuddle though, and while very playful, they're all sweet babies.
No one takes a toy from Thierry or her seconds in line! ;)
...Thierry will also bark-sass at you. She's spicy!