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Alphabetical Guide to Whelping

 

A bit of humor for our visiting breeders (and wannabe breeders)

A

Abnormal Birth

The only kind you hear of after you have your bitch in whelp.

B

Box for Whelping

Essential piece of equipment which is used at the onset of labor, but which is later left in order to produce the first pup on your bed.

C

Cardiac Arrest

Not common in whelping bitches, but often seen in owners around 62nd day of bitches gestation.

D

Dog

What you wish you had bought in the first place.

E

Euphemisms

For some reason adopted by breeders. e.g. "Puppies are thriving" means puppies have just eaten next months housekeeping budget in five days.

F

False Alarms

Games played by whelping bitches to keep owners on their toes.

G

Garden

What you had before your puppies.

H

Hand Rearing

Not recommended unless you have eight hands.

I

Imperfections

Your puppies of course, have none.

J

Joy

Despite other comments, puppies bring allot of it with them.

K

Kennel

That shed in the garden that used to stay empty until you stored tools in it.

L

Long Sleep Ins

What you don't have for a very long time.

M

Milk

You will need allot of it. Recommend developing friendship with someone in the trade.

N

Next Time

Next time you'll be more organized!

O

Old Clothes

The only kind you have after rearing puppies.

P

Pedigree

After writing out a five generation pedigree eight times,you will agree there is allot to be said for mongrels.

Q

Quota

Dictionary defines this word as "finite quantity". Visualize litter of eight - and then number nine arrives.

R

Refurnishing

Takes place after sorting out debris once the last puppy is gone.

S

Stress

Can be bought in cans. Can also be found accompanied by strain in owners.

T

Teeth

Teething puppies are an upholsters dream. See "R".

U

Useful Articles

Scissors, cotton, LARGE WHISKEY.

V

Vet

The chap whose phone number you learn by heart.

W

Weaning

Excellent method for getting the smallest amount of milk, food over the largest area of floors, walls etc. in the shortest time.

X

X-rayed

What your head should have been before you started all this.

Y

Yellow Fever

About the only disease you decide the puppies don't have when they sneeze the first time.

Z

Zigzag Zoom!

Puppies do it when you try to catch them to put them back in their kennel.

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