Friday, November 30, 2012

30th November 2012 Report on the present litters


28th November 2012

It is indeed a great morning here at the foothills of the Barrington’s as it has steadily rained most of the night and it is now warm and humid and I can almost see the grass greening before my eyes, where yesterday it was brown and crackled under our feet if we walked on it.  Nature is indeed an incredible yet complex whilst still simple in its function.  But what has this got to do with your puppy?  Nothing but I am really appreciating this time to contemplate the beauty all around us as life just goes on and the still clean fresh air, a great start to the day.

Both Julia and I are ever learning and amazed at the natural instincts we observe in our little mums, their dedication and total commitment to their young is just amazing as we see our own emotions and love for our own kids being displayed in the whelping box as mum is just being mum again lovely to watch and appreciate.  Actually it has been this selective breeding to finish with mum’s of this caliber and inner peace that is essential to breeding puppies with the beautiful temperament we seem to be consistently achieving.  This is not just accident but a lot of deliberate hard work and time to get this far and I don’t mind saying that as I watch these girls go through their mothering skills for the first litters I am very proud of them.  They are both giving it everything they have then some more.

As you all would know I’ve certainly made no secret of just how important we consider health and temperament is for optimum pleasure for the puppies new families once they leave here.  Maybe even thought I go over the top but I heard someone say a long time ago that the extra ordinary is just the ordinary with that little extra and here is a good example of the tangible results of that showing up.  Just now we are seeing two new 1st time mums caring for their charges and the results of careful selection of them.  Alice our little tricolor Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is such a soft cuddly little girl who just melts into ones arms and within a short time closes her eyes as we stroke her and goes to sleep giving the impression she feel totally secure and loved and when we tell them how much they are loved and how lovely they are they may not understand our words but they sure do understand our body language and spirit toward them.  It is this same as we see being repeated when they lay in their whelping box with their puppies snuggled into their milk bar and gone to sleep showing the same feelings of security and love both ways to their mum and from mum to them.

I’ve just had a break to take Lisa to the Vets for her Ultrasound and have good news, Yes she is pregnant.  Not sure how many as dogs have a Y shaped uterus and pups are in both sides so they hide behind one another and can’t be picked up.  Usually we can see about 2 or 3 as is the case with Lisa but with Ginger we could only see 3 but she had 5 so who knows how many are there just that she is pregnant and this litter will complete all orders for people who have been patiently waiting since November 2011 for their puppy.  They are due to be born on Boxing Day and will be ready for delivery around the 20th Feb 2013 and we will have some spares.

Lisa is the mum of course and she is an apricot colour and she just ooses with love wanting to lick (kiss us) and cuddles any time any where just to be close and in the action.  Lisa is the progeny of Sweety and Bobby both were the progeny of two highly awarded and imported pair worth $10,000 each at the time with 15 National, Grand National and International champions in their direct bloodlines.  What’s even much more important to my estimation is that there appears to have been deliberate out breeding taking place to broaden their genetics ensuring stronger genetics and potential for stronger immune systems with lower chances of carrying these horrid genetic diseases.  Their results have produced very stable and reliable healthy pups with a most even temperament.  The Dad is also our own Jock a Blenham Cavalier we bought in to expand our genetics and service the Toy Poodle girls and breed more replacement Cavalier’s to replace the gradually aging girls who are being retired one by one to be just pets.  If you have any friends who love yours and would like one for themselves now is the time to speak up and have the best choices of the litter before they get advertised.

I just missed a gorgeous photo I’d have loved to share with you of Alice after she had just got into the whelping box with the puppies squealing for a feed and within 10 minutes she has fed them and lay down for a nap with her little ones snuggled around her and her left front leg cuddling one of the black pups.  It just showed the depth of her love but as I got up to go and get the camera she woke up and when I came back she was sitting up to see what I was doing so that opportunity was lost except for a gorgeous memory I hope you enjoy too. 

It is this type of mother puppy relationship that gives these puppies a good start feeling a mothers love and security where other dogs wouldn’t care just their udder was full and wanting emptying these girls don’t last here.  We are actually doubly fortunate as Ginger has also shown amazing maturity in her first week as a mum and is starting a little way back from where Alice started naturally but she has an incredible mag of milk and comes outside to do her business then races right back to her babies and watching her develop as a mum is very satisfying to watch.  I find myself pinching myself asking how fortunate we are to have two new mums as good as this.  Actually it is quite predictable for Ginger (Alice was a girl we bought in to introduce a wider genetics into our breeding) where as Ginger we bred from two extremely well bred imported animals (Sweetie Pie and Bobby) and Bobby has and throws a great temperament in his offspring’s and Sweetie was just so attentive and beaut with her pups It was expected Ginger would be likewise.

As some of you will be taking Alice’s pups home in a couple of weeks I thought I’d share some tips of how you prepare to be blessed and to really bless your new family member.  Firstly best results with these dogs is to treat them as a new family member but all the time remembering that they are at the bottom of the pecking order not the top.  Any pet that knows it is on the bottom rung of the family order and that mum and dad are the top dogs is at the ideal position for healthy relationship.  We see families where kids will from baby stage quickly learn how they can manipulate us parents to do what they want be it getting more food, or only certain foods and of course entertaining them.  They will try you out and if for eg: you do as we do and give them a balanced diet with beef bones regularly and chicken necks several times a week, this is great source for calcium particularly if we can give them some food that has a decent amount of Apple Cider Vinegar (at least half a teaspoon full) that still has mother in it ( mother is the brown sludge in the bottom) that aids digestion of bones to increase their uptake of the Calcium in the bone (but not till puppy is between 4 – 6 months.  Before you get him/her they all have already had uncooked beef bones to chew on and clean their teeth so they are used to bones but not chicken necks just yet as they could choke on them just yet.  Our girls have never had to have any dental work done as chewing bones helps clean their teeth particularly those with big knobs and angles to work all teeth (only beef bones and only raw).

So much for the mums now how are the puppies?
Alice’s pups are looking great and lovely shining coats, (they get 2 egg yokes only between 12 about 3 times a week) the big no, no is that they must not het too much animal protein.  Even farm working dogs shouldn’t get any more than 10% meat (cooked or raw) except when they are pregnant or lactating.  Pets especially Cavaliers, Toy Poodles and Cavoodles should only have 5% meat and plenty of vegetables (go easy on potatoes) ideal if you can introduce them to carrots whilst young.

Here we have Ginger with her babies and they are now 10 days ole and are 2 1/2 times their birth weight si I don't think there is much to worry about here.  This is her 1st litter ad she has caught on with all the natural mothering skills starting to show up.  As you can see she has an udder and a half with a good milk supply just like her mother did.
Meet Alice, she's supplied the sole nutrition for the following pups for the last 51/2 weeks and done a terrific job totally dedicated to her task at hand.  Just look at her mik supply.  We have now been feeding her puppies as around 5 weeks they start to wean the puppies off but some mums love to keep on supplementing our tucka with by opening the milk bar

Below are photo's of Alices Puppies and I'll talk you through them.


First of all this is Sharon's Puppy, Sharon was the first in the waiting list and has been patiently waiting since 1st December last year so she had the pick of the litter and when you are last in the pick of a litter and don't wish the only pup left it can pay to roll over to become the first pick in the next litter as someone else will usually just love that pup or want its sex or whatever and that way it becomes a win, win all round and everyone is happier.  She was the only girl in the litter and you will note that these photo's were taken on a 40+ C day and we had the fans on the pups and kept spraying them with a water mist to keep them cool so their fur is streaky and like our hair when wet, this is not so evident in the black pups.  Also note that the flash makes their eyes look different, I think it possibly brings reflections from the retina, what ever it does it frightened me when I first saw it and I checked them all to make sure they are perfectly clear so don't worry they are fine.  Another trade mark of our breeding is the way the eyes are framed like an owl's are, I think it looks cute and certainly distinctive.  The black ones still have it but because it is all one colour it isn't so noticeable.



 She isn't the largest but she is cute and notice how the tail curls back (she was wagging it here so its blurred) and that she's inherited from Bobby, in fact they have all inherited a fair dose of his lay back easy go temperament.  This one is an instigator of play and will be the boss of the house if she is allowed to so it will be important for her to know her pace in the family as at the bottom of the pecking order and that you are seen by her as the lead dog in the pack.  I very much recommend getting the DVD sets by Cesar Millan of his hit US TV Series called "The Dog Whisperer".  He gives out some great tips on dog behaviour and controls
Sharon being wet it doesn't stand out as much but she has a subtle white love spot on her head

This Boy and is my first recommendation for Julie as he is soft but robust to take a boy's play better whilst I think the next is better suited for a girl.  It is hard to pick all their personalities whilst they are in such close quarters but I can see the next one being dressed up and having the patience to have his hair done and dressed up like the girls seem to love to do.  This fellow has the least white of all under his chest but he makes up for that with a little white beard that is more visible.

 This will give you a better idea of size.  Whilst it is very hot today and they were sprayed with water to cool them down you can still see how lovely and shiny their coats are.  One of the secrets to this is feeding them an egg yoke raw once sometimes twice a week (just the yoke)


When I saw this photo I nearly died, thought I'd missed an eye disease as they seemed to be cloudy but testing them visually, I could see that they were perfectly clear and healthy but this was an effect of the angles I was taking the photo with a flash bouncing off the internal layers.
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 The second and third black pup are so alike that I picked up the first one I photographed and did it again and they are so evenly matched but one seems to be more of a passive lap dog than the other and it would seem to recommend the more active to Julie with a young family and the more lap dog better suited for Mary's mum but the final choice is Julies pick and I'm sure either will adapt to the culture they find themselves in I'll firm up these recommendations next week and drop an email.  Because they are asleep and it has been hot as -- I'm not going to waken them to retake the photos of the third but will mark them with nail polish on the inside of the ear before they are microchipped next week to ensure there is not a paperwork bungle.
Here are photos of the next one









 Here you can see the cute little curled up tail from Bobby, so cute.
I must admit that I wasn't a fan of all black dogs but they are so pretty and cute that they grow on you and we have both fallen in love with these and their coats are so shiny and beautifully soft.

Here is a tip for everyone and that is in summer when the tick season is bad and the heat I'd be inclined to have them clipped short and curly with either a 3/8" or 1/2 inch comb on the cutter to make it easier to pick up the ticks and their comfort on hot days then let it grow out shaggy dog like in winter when there are usually no ticks about.  An added bonus for you is that the shorter fur us much easier to wash and brush as it doesn't get all the tangles as long fur.  This is even more important if there are wild animals like Kangaroos and rabbits wandering across your property.




Here is an extract from an earlier Blog posting on the 30th April 2010 for your convenience.  It was actually sharing how I cured Arthritis by experimenting on my beaut mate Ben a German Shepherd but good scientific data now shows that the same nutritional diet is just as effective for heart, cancer and a host of permanent degenerative diseases as well.  See the blog first but now is time for some photos of our little beauties.

Friday, April 30, 2010
Essential Nutrition to heal Arthritis in our dogs:
Dog Arthritis
This is not to suggest that our dogs have Arthritis, that's not so but I did have a beautiful German Shepherd and he, Ben developed Arthritis badly.  I also had bad Arthritis to needing a wheelchair stage so I tested the nutritional plan for me on Ben and when it cured his problems I used it on me and I have had a remarkable recovery.  It is included just in case it helps someone some time.

Dog Arthritis in my best old mate helped me find the cure for Man’s Arthritis and mine in particular, never the less the very best cure is prevention to make sure you don’t get it in the first place.  In addition to Arthritis top medical science has proven that the same nutrition can also lead to stopping us getting Cancer, Coronary Heart diseases Alzheimer’s, MS and a heap of other Western diseases.  We also believe through experimentation by the HAcres health people that a totally well balanced plant based diet supports our genetics and my experience along with removal of the specific food items that are known to be associated with Western degenerative diseases has seen it to reverse the diseases to the point that the damage to joints and tumours have reversed and either dissolved or in the case of Arthritis actually regrown healthy new joints where they were totally wrecked and should have been replaced (according to Orthopaedic Surgeons).  The same experience has been had relative to severely enlarged prostates and loss of sexual function.  This is all explained in my book Arthritis Healed Without Drugs that can be obtained only from www.healedwithoutdrugs.com.au .

Specialists all told me that Medical science does not know what causes Arthritis and it was the inventor inside me that stuck to failure after failure to find the cause and remove it and it was all found in public domain information and an old Veterinarian’s book on Natural Pet Care that gave me the cause when she started off by saying
Arthritis: Arthritis is caused by an imbalance in the correct bone
building minerals –calcium, magnesium, copper, and boron (particularly the last of these) – as well as an unbalanced diet. This may not necessarily mean that the animal has not received the minerals but, that they cannot be properly absorbed if boron, copper and vitamins A & D are not present.

It was this breakthrough and the understanding that animal testing is often done before human testing so it was relevant to us and it was this information that changed the direction of where I was looking. I had been looking for a magic bullet that would cure the disease but that it was a dietary problem and by correcting this it gave me the answers of where to go from here and it brought an immediate success path. I first tested my ideas on my dear Ben a German Shepherd dog that was wracked by Arthritis and cried when he had to be moved.

Within a month Ben was running and chasing rabbits again and he chased, caught and ate a rabbit the night before he died after calling us to say goodbye. He was 14 years of age and had a quality life from 10 when he was healed to 14. The experiment with Ben was helpful as dogs have no placebo effect and they get the reactions quicker than we do.

After witnessing Ben’s miracle I was keen to get stuck into it myself and again saw the pain go quickly before the joints were being rebuilt with strong new cells totally naturally.

“Today I am filled with compassion when I see a faithful old mate for someone wracked with pain or having to be put down because of a bad heart, liver or pain. It is even more upsetting to see so many people limping with Arthritic Pain, having to sit down to get their breath and people in obvious trouble because I WAS THERE AND DO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT’S LIKE.
WORST OF ALL MOST ARE TOTALLY PREVENTABLE AND EASILY REVERSIBLE WITH PROPER NUTRITION.

When I was in trouble I learnt so much by reading the books of others who had found the cause of Arthritis, Cancer, Coronary Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, MS, Diabetes and other degenerative diseases 2,500 years ago (Hippocrates) and seems to be lost to today’s sickness industry but known to the old natural healers and some scientific researchers who have difficulty being heard because it isn’t patentable nor are there any drugs just the foods that go on the end of our forks.

In addition to make every opportunity to beat your disease we are opening a Blog to gradually release sensational recipes as little by little so you are healing from day one. This Blog is also FREE to make this opening offer fantastic value.

Why would I want to give away all this Valuable Information ABSOLUTELY FREE? It is a deliberate desire to add value to the Books on Healed Without Drugs, go into more details of certain important aspects than I could in the book because of room, giving readers a place to discuss questions Why and How we do things, so giving them a reason to keep on doing them to make sure they reach their goal of Total Wellness and beat their disease. It also gives us all the opportunity to be part of a small community of people who master their disease and to reach back to help others coming through and encourage them step by step and have the resource of being able to chat to others who have been there and know exactly where you are at. Unless you’ve actually been there you really don’t know where someone is at and what they are feeling, fears grief and emotions.


As part of a hobby we breed the most beautiful companion dogs called Cavoodles. They are a first Cross between two very carefully selected dogs with no line breeding in their genetics (Line breeding is the pedigree terminology of inbreeding where they put a say a father back across his daughter to emphasise certain show traits). The Sire and Dam are specially selected for temperament and health. These pups are especially bred, trained and fed to have the best healthy start in life a puppy can get and the feeding program all started from my research to get better myself and old Ben who is in Doggy Heaven right now. What we learnt in our experiments with Ben to cure his arthritis and bring him back to good health proved the basis for both him and me and the following is part of the instructions we give our folk who buy our pups. The feedback has been that this plan not only keeps them ion perfect health but when given to their other older dogs who have all manner of diseases they invariably (after getting them used to it) get better or have significant improvements.


Feeding Instructions For Your New Puppy and Older Dog
The following is the results of much research and experiment for my own benefit when I was crippled with Osteo Arthritis (OA) and told to get a wheel chair because I could no longer support myself on crutches as Arthritis in the shoulders was so severe. In fact Nuclear Bone scans showed advanced, active and degenerative OA in every major joint and the full length of the spine including the neck. To put it mildly I was in a mess and used my beautiful old mate Ben (a German Shepherd who also had bad Arthritis and used to cry when he got up to move) as a guinea pig as dogs don’t respond to placebos and they seem to respond quicker than us humans.

The results of the trials were that Ben lived a happy and full life following me and my car round the farm and where I went he also went. He died one morning in his 14th year after chasing, catching and eating a rabbit the night before. I on the other hand was able to avoid the wheel chair and today I am free of pain fully active walk upright with no signs of OA 95% of the time and only then after I have broken my golden rules do I experience any pain.

The first piece of the puzzle was provided by Don Burke of Burkes Back Yard program when his Vet Rob Zammit gave us a formula for feeding all pet dogs other than hard working dogs who need more protein.
This was his formula.
1/3rd Cooked or raw vegetables (even mix variety don’t load up on any one especially potatoes), 1/3 Cooked Brown Rice (young pups put through the blender or mulie) and 1/3 dry biscuits either Puppy or Adult, soaked and mixed up with a gravy made from a strong tasting offal like liver etc. just to give it a meaty flavour. Most of their health problems is too much animal protein. Unless they are working dogs they simply don’t need it, 5% is the maximum safe amount to avoid health problems like heart, arthritis and cancer. This has been known and confirmed by world leading scientists as effective for humans also and following this I have avoided a 6 month death sentence and later a wheelchair from advanced arthritis as above.

I find it best to prepare the Vegies but very little onion cabbage or cauliflower and strong tasting vegies like swede etc and lightly cook.
This I mix and blend together with the gravy in a blender with some apple cider vinegar and a small ¼ to ½ teaspoon of honey added when serving. (This raises their calcium levels for 24 hrs. according to Dr. D.C.Jarvis (Folk Medicine Great Pan Book) and increases their potassium helping them absorb many necessary minerals including calcium, boron, copper and magnesium [that are also added] according to Pat Coleby) Coleby an old time Vet claims this together with some essential mineral supplements and exercise will keep our pets free of cancer and arthritis helping them to live a long and healthy life and it certainly did with Ben, even helping him beat arthritis and has done similarly with me.

Instead of buying high priced dog biscuits we use Coleby recommended “Box 1” 4x2 dog biscuits (also the choice of greyhound owners) as they are the made of the most natural ingredients of all manufactured biscuits and the dogs love them. We usually leave some out for them to come back to later also I break them up and mix with the other mixture when serving to add texture to the mix.

A house dog will think it great to get their vegies straight from your plate but this is a bad habit and can lead to difficult eaters but a special treat now and then is fine. Remember the pecking order the dog is lowest in the household and when they think it otherwise there can be problems.

The only other thing we give them other than the supplement minerals I will talk about later is a good raw bone probably 3-4 times a week (one they can crunch their teeth into and with plenty of gristle fibres to clean their teeth. Turkey or chicken necks and carcases are great as particularly the Turkey necks have all those angles on the bones but all bones must be raw (Never Cooked as they splinter and never frozen [except necks] as that also causes bones to splinter causing awful problems for the animal. The carcases also have a great deal of gristle that is great for teeth cleaning and joint protection and the raw bones are a great source of calcium particularly when Apple Cider Vinegar is present. We also give them a scrambled egg about twice a week for their coat and put a small ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in it and mix before serving adding a ½ teaspoon of raw honey (not supermarket honey that’s been heat treated).
You will find that they usually love a Sardine or two and this is good for a variety.

In the wild when a wild dog kills a grazing animal it firstly chews through the skin and fur (fibre and roughage) good for the bowel and eats the contents of the stomach (vegetation matter). The first meats they eat are the offal organs and muscle meats are the last choice and lowest value to them.

To feed them too much meat provides the average pet too much protein but hard working dogs need more protein as well as the above because of their exercise requirements.

Mineral supplements can be bought from the health food store and are expensive or bought in bulk from your local farmers produce store for a small fraction of the cost and whilst they are more economical buying that way you have to buy larger quantities so waste a lot on just one or two dogs so to help we will supply several months supply for $20 plus postage. But here is my recipe if you want to make up your own.

I make up a bottle full of 1 part dolomite, 1 part garlic powder, 2 parts seaweed and ¼ part sulphur, ¼ part garlic powder shake well every time I use it to keep it from settling and going hard. If we can get about a level teaspoon full into our pet over a week in small regular doses that’s about fine for a small pup increasing to about a teaspoon full a day for full grown Cavys, but something like a German Shepherd could easily do 2 teaspoons full a day. Then when mixing up the feed once a day add a few drops of Cod Liver Oil good quality in light proof glass (I wrap it in alfoil) to add vitamins A & D, ½ teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar ( make sure it still has mother in it otherwise if it has been pasteurised it is not as good) this increases the acidity of the food replicating how most dogs get their vegetables in the wild as when they kill a grazing animal they first eat the stomach which has grasses and vegetable mater together with the digestive juices (high acid) to help them digest the vegetable matter. In fact I read that the mussel meat is the last they eat and the least value to them. Their first natural preference is the organ meat like livers, kidneys etc. as it is highest in vital minerals and iron. Another aspect we overlook and why pets don’t need as much meat is because they don’t have to work at it as much as their wild counterparts who have to catch the meal first then eat through the fur giving them all the fibre needed to keep their bowls working. In the wild they also eat a lot of berries and acid plant stuff that helps their health and avoid diseases. In addition to Cider vinegar I like to add a small dose of raw non heat treated honey as that in combination with cider vinegar increases the calcium levels in the blood which is good for the immune and bones. It was also one of the things that helped me overcome arthritis and Ostio porosis by increasing the potassium levels.

Further to this I would strongly recommend just 1 book to buy and persevere til you find it, as it may take a bit if searching. The book is called “Natural Pet Care” by Pat Coleby ISBN 0 7344 0488 3 published by Lothian Books If you can’t find it I found a small book shop that stocks it “The Book Hog” 194 Union Street Merewether Junction Ph. 4961 6370 and I think I paid $20 odd some time ago so it may be dearer now if you have difficulty finding it but it is the only book one really must have to do the best by a pet using natural means.

I encourage you to get it because it is a source of information that has helped me overcome OA as well. I have reproduced a report of hers from a country magazine and hope that will encourage you to get the book and benefit from all the 80 odd years of Pat’s experience and the wisdom it contains.

Our sole objective is to give you the information to help you enjoy your pet for a long healthy and fruitful lifetime and if you choose to use the information it could help your health like it has mine also.

Be careful with the onion family and be very sparing with it 
Also Garlic is great for preventing flees and biting insects as is sulpha but these are only to be used in very small doses and be especially careful with young pups. Any food with sugar makes animals more attractive to biting insects than those without (this includes the diseases they carry) and we have proved this with our cows.
ESPECIALLY BE CAREFUL WITH THE AMOUNT OF ANIMAL PROTEIN NO MORE THAN 5% FOR PETS AND 10% FOR WORKING DOGS AND DEFINITELY NO COWS MILK (following this and eating only fresh raw vegetables has helped me avoid a wheel chair and avoid a certain death in 1993 when I was given 6 months on 6/6/93 so I am sold on the health benefits of this nutrition)

If you just must give your pup or dog milk the vet will have a powdered form that has no lactose and is suitable for pups or else goats milk is ok according to Pat Coleby.

Worming:
Note. We have used Popantel Allwormer Tabs for pups. They were wormed at 2, 4 and 8 weeks, you won’t need to do it again til week 12 then every month til 6 months, then every three months for adult dogs and follow the instructions of your vet for young puppies. By rights ours shouldn’t have worms or fleas because of the mineral balance we keep them with but as they are going away to other people we play safe so you don’t have a worry.

Heart Worms: This is a shockingly painful thing for dogs to get and you should ask your vet for the heart wormer they recommend. This is a separate treatment, normal worming does not cover and they make a chewable tab the dogs love and will bully for so it is easy to administer. (A free sample is in your puppy pack)

Fleas:
There is two options: Frontline is effective and again this is obtained from the Vet or Produce store and a good practice could be to do it on the 1st of every month next day after a wash.
Note: If you would prefer a natural option as we prefer to follow Pat Coleby’s advice you should be able to dispense with this expense as the copper, garlic and sulphur should keep normal worms and fleas at bay (not heart worms), but it is good insurance in tick country and researched from old drovers who had to fix their animals on the trail from what they have on hand. We use the recommended treatments as well because we are selling dogs and want to prevent anyone getting a bag of fleas or worms and there are numbers of dogs in close proximity however living on a property our nearest neighbours dog is almost a Kilometre away and they rarely come in contact with other outside animals. This is a matter for you to consider and come to your own conclusion about and I’m not telling you what you have to do but recommending you do your own homework. My only recommendation is that you keep them under control and never let them get established.

Disinfectants: There are many good brands we personally use Aldi Hospital strength and do it daily mixed 250 ml to 1Ltr water in a spray bottle and every week I do what I read they do in hospitals when there are tough bugs to control. That is to use White Vinegar and water in a squirter bottle and spray everything

Eucalyptus: We use Double D and I put a few drops into a small bottle, mix some Metho well and then some liquid detergent to emulsify it. Mix some of this in a spray bottle fill with water and it leaves a nice smell around the kennels and back steps.

There are plenty of ready mixed formulas available from the supermarket but this is what we use and this works out effective for us and economical but you can try if you wish and sort out what suits you best.

Taking your new puppy home:
Please remember this may be exciting for you but your new little mate is having a rough time missing mum and even more the other siblings so it will be as lonely as all heck. Some take their little mate into their own bedroom for a night or two with a hot wheat bag wrapped in a towel to replace the body heat from their siblings. Up to date they all group together in a huddle and keep each other warm and hear each others heart beat so an old loud Chinese ticking clock is a good idea. Maybe a deep box with sides and a cut out to climb in and out with a pillow or rug for padding and warmth.

With these puppies they are bread for companion dogs and the future relationship and bonding will depend on how much time and love you give it in these new days. Bonding is as important as it is with a new baby and in fact we found that Julia’s mothering skills were invaluable in bonding and potty training our pups.

I have read all sorts of training methods some with aids but what we found best was that she would simply watch them and before they should be about ready for a pee she would put the lead on them and take them out on the grass and say wee, wee and they soon learnt that that was associated with emptying the bladder and when we take them for a walk they now stop for wee, wees as soon as we hit the grass. Likewise after they have had a feed take them out and say poo, poo and they usually do poos for us again on the grass and because they eat natural tucka their poos disintegrate quickly with the worms quickly devouring them and we have no smelly messes to clean up and no or few land mines on the lawn to clean up and if one does take more than a few days to dissolve into the grass just turn a high pressure hose in it and it soon washes into the ground again for fertilizer.

By doing this for a while (and ours are inside dogs) they soon got the message that when the urge came they go to the door and sometimes bark if we (usually I) don’t realise what they are telling us but Julia seems to understand the different ways they look intently at her (better than me) and as soon as we get their lead they really get excited. We live on a farm with no fences around the home block only electric to keep cattle out and we have foxes quals and other predators hence the reason we always use the lead at night not so necessary in the day. But they do get used to it quite quickly and it is a lot better than making another job to have to clean up or widdle boxes to keep litter in or clean up after them and is another companion or bonding time to enjoy their antics.

What to buy: Here again this is just a few suggestions and many will wish to buy more and many less it is rather an individual thing.
Food: You can chose what best suits you but we have fed them the following. 1 part Advance Rehydratable puppy food, 1 part “Box 1 4X2 biscuits” crushed and our supplement (see under own heading) This goes into the vitamiser and ground to a fine powder and stored as such. When mixing I get out of the Frig a pre cooked vegetable puree also done in the vitamiser together with Apple cider vinegar, cod Liver Oil and chlorophyll butter and a small amount of cheese for flavour. When about to feed them mix equal parts of dry powder and vegetable puree using their cooking water to moisten and thin the mix. They should have to eat out of the bowl and if not hand feed with a small teaspoon for a while. I find that if I talk to them and tell them how lovely they are the tone of voice needed to tell them this is very reassuring and settling to them so they are much more relaxed and take their food better. It’s a lot like children when we are up tight, angry, nervous or had a scrap with someone they read us and act similarly playing up so follow your instincts what you would do if it was a baby and most importantly show it love and you will be rewarded.

Stuff: There is a multitude of stuff you can buy but don’t rush in to too much, grow into what you need over time. Items I feel are essential\ include a sleeping mat that can double as a car seat protector, a toy size harness and lead. A collar is handy for quick short trips outside. Several food bowls particularly if they will be left for a while. A stainless water bowl (and a short piece of copper water pipe to leave in the bowl to leach trace amounts of copper as most foods are lacking in enough copper) one for soft food and one for 4X2 crushed and one for rehydratable puppy biscuits. And that’s about it for essentials.

You may want to also get some shampoo but get special sones for puppies and a quality brand as their new skin is sensitive, also grooming tools.


Finally: The next and most important aspect is to enjoy your new friend he/she can give you years of pleasure and unswerving love if treated right. Give them 100% love and they will give you 200% back that’s their nature.

King Charles was a pioneer of designer dog breeding and his little Spaniels (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) were purpose bread between a number of breeds to create special companions for the Aristocratic set and only Aristocrats were able to buy one. They were real status symbols and as the breed continues to become known world wide as possibly the best human companion dog in the world and has one of the lowest dumpage rates. In Australia it also has the fourth largest number of litter registrations in the Canine Council in Australia and similarly as popular in the USA.

The Poodle on the other hand is credited as a French dog although they are traced back to early Egyptian times and were originally hunting dogs and of course became excellent Gun Dogs.

Poodles have been popular all through Europe for several hundred years. They also are skilled at most other dog events including herding, agility, obedience and tracking very intelligent dogs.
They are elegant in the show ring, having taken top honors in many shows. The poodle coat is dense and generally does not shed. They have a natural affinity to people and by selective breeding their love and devotion to people has emerged. Each contribute a wealth of benefits to the Cavoodle bread (Cavalier Poodle cross) particularly the hybrid vigour and increases the gene pool of each bread 100% and that is beneficial for the health and stamina of the Cavoodle particularly as breeding within a smaller gene pool can over time particularly with those breeders that practice line breeding causing certain genes to mutate causing some less desirable traits (the same as humans inbreeding for generations) and we hear these breeders proudly declaring that these pups get destroyed. We believe this totally unacceptable and largely preventable by maintaining a larger gene pool by out sourcing different selective sires with proven health records and not allowing any mating within family lines.

Probably the most disastrous thing we can do to our little mates is to go off to work and leave them alone all day. That day after day can break their hearts and if they have to be left for long periods we strongly recommend another mate as two help keep each other company and does not alter our human relationship with them in fact it is better and we have 2 mates not just 1 so it is a win, win result. Ours love the car and love to come “tatars” in the car. Say that word and there is a great flurry to ensure they are not missed. Again ours create no problem for long car trips so long as we have a few more comfort stops for them as well as us and they can be planned to be the same stops. Go into the shop to get something for a minute and come back to a welcome as if you had been away for a month, they become just so devoted and crave affection and are as great with babies and children with not a mean or jealous bone in their bodies but they do reflect the owners treatment of them.

So we have done the best we can do to ensure a great healthy young pup capable of long happy healthy lives the rest now is up to you and it is both of our desires that you enjoy your new friend as much as we enjoy ours as they are undoubtedly great company and have the ability to creep under our guard and right into our hearts, all they ask is love, feed and companionship.

Food preparation:
You can experiment to find what suits you but here is mine for you to start from.

In order to prepare the pups taste buds for alternatives new owners may select I have adapted a combination of Bourkes Backyard Vet Rob Zamit’s recommendation replacing cooked brown rice (as it seems to go through my pups whole) with Pat Coleby’s favourite source of fibre and carbohydrate (Box 1 4X2 biscuits chopped up into smaller pieces).

It is 1 part of Rehydratable Advanced puppy (when 6 months you can switch to the adult version)
1 part Box 1 4X4
Put in the blender and ground fine to a powder
To this add 2 parts of vegetables cooked and blended smooth or better raw if the pup will handle it

Add small amount of minerals plus Cider Vinegar, chlorophyll, a few drops of cod liver oil (2 X weekly) and a few drops of baby pentavite and about a quarter teaspoon of honey.

I make up enough to do a day and only put out smaller amounts in the pups plate with the rest in the frig.
To make sure we get a full nights sleep I like to hand feed them about 6 PM with a small teaspoon until it’s little tummy feels full and then finish up with a special fine beef mince with about 15% fat to finish up just enough to give them up to 20% animal protein as a pup and down to 5% as an adult.

The mineral mix is from Pat Coleby’s list and consists of 1 part each domamite, garlic powder,
3 parts seaweed (it has most of the minerals artificial fertilizers have leached out of our soils) including most important copper, selenium, phosphorus, iodine, cobalt and magnesium)
Plus ½ part of sulpher (Sulpher and garlic make the animal unattractive to biting insects like fleas etc) In case of a flee outbreak or bad tick area they should still be treated with something like frontline but the above is fine for normal low risk areas.
Add ¼ part of sodium ascorbate (Vitamin C) (I believe from reading that this form is better than ascorbic acid and in case of snake bite or other deadly bites it is a great boost. Coleby recommends injectable sodium ascorbate as a snake bite treatment that is good for all snake bites and is what we trust on the farm where brown snakes are prevalent.)
plus the following trace elements (trace elements are exactly that very small traces and too much can be toxic so I use a pinch of these to a tablespoon of the others) Boron and Cobalt

In addition to this a stainless drinking bowl is vital and I have a small 75-100mm length of copper pipe and a teaspoon of Apple cider vinegar in the water to raise the potassium and acidity to leach the copper into the water (making the pipe bright) This is creates a trace amount colloidal copper which helps prevent internal parasites like worms and also cancer and arthritis mainly occurs when the mineral balances are low and particularly copper and a major factor for the occurrence of these diseases in human and animals today. (copper pipe is ideal and if the hardware store won’t cut you a small length every plumber would have that sort of scrap lying around as would many handy men)

These elements can be obtained from a good health food store or if it becomes too hard I usually mix up a larger amount at a time and could supply you 3-4 months supply for about $25 but have enclosed the formula in case you do want to be independent.

Of all the above sea weed or kelp is one that can’t be overdosed on and is taken as a food so is the best way to absorb. The minerals it contains are readily available and I am of the conviction that a sea weed tablet a day is one of the best and cheapest multi vitamin pills I can take. So if you want to be heavy handed and put extra in the dogs meal it’s ok.

I find that sometimes the dogs don’t want to eat the mixt up food but a light gravy made with small amounts of liver or meat will give it the meaty taste they like. At this point our vet was most adamant that he wouldn’t give his daughters chicken because of what it does to their bodies.


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