Lexi & Oliver's Litter,
Born June 11, 2023
This is Lexi's baby album featuring new pictures of her puppies as they grow. We'll include snapshots on this page of important milestones such as birth, opening their eyes, trying their first food, and other significant moments. Additionally, we have a few important dates listed below as reminders. Below the pictures, you'll find a description of their development and what we're doing during this period of their lives. Be sure to check back on this page for "pup-dates" and new pictures.
Lexi did well having 8 puppies with 3 boys and 5 girls.
First Visit & Payment Due*
July 14th & 15th: Reserve a visit time (click)
August 18 & 19th: Go-Home for 10-week Pups
(We will contact you with your pick-up day & time. Please leave both days open).
August 18 & 19th: Training Payments Due**:
Other Dates: Crown Reserve puppy Go-Home dates will be scheduled individually based on the amount of training.
*Full balance due for your puppy amount.
**Full balance due for Crown Reserve training portion
(second payment applies to those with 12-16 week puppy training)
Resources for You:
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1. First-day tips when bringing your puppy home (Click Here)
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Pup-Pics Updated as of August 9th:
At 5 to 6 weeks old, our adorable golden retriever puppies are in the heartwarming stage of puppy development. It's a time filled with curiosity, playfulness, and important growth milestones!
During this period, these little furballs are becoming more aware of the world around them. They are getting used to interacting with their littermates, which helps them learn valuable social skills and communication cues. It's just like watching a bunch of friends having fun and discovering new adventures together!
They're also starting to explore beyond their cozy nest, taking tentative steps to venture into their play area. This exploration is essential for their development as it builds their confidence and helps them learn about their surroundings.
We ensure that they have a stimulating environment to encourage their natural curiosity and promote early learning. From toys and safe obstacles to various sounds and sights, we strive to provide a playful and enriching setting for their growth.
As they reach the 6-week mark, these little bundles of joy become more independent and develop their personalities. Some may show their adventurous spirit, while others may be a bit more laid-back. It's fascinating to see how each puppy blossoms into their own unique self!
At Classic Heritage, we also introduce basic puppy training during this time, helping them start to learn essential commands and good behaviors. This foundation sets them up for a smoother transition into their forever homes.
We cherish every moment of this precious stage and make sure our puppies receive the love and care they deserve. We keep a close eye on their health and well-being, ensuring they grow up happy, healthy, and ready to become wonderful companions for their future families.
We can't wait for you to meet our lovely puppies and share in the joy of their growth and development. If you have any questions or want to learn more about our puppy care program, feel free to reach out anytime!
3-4 Weeks, First Food Today
At 3-4 weeks of age, something truly magical happens in the world of Golden Retriever puppies. It's a time of incredible growth and discovery that fills our hearts with warmth and joy.
During this stage, these adorable balls of fur embark on an exciting journey of development. They start to find their little paws and gain newfound confidence in their movements, as they explore their surroundings with wide, curious eyes. It's as if they're on a quest to uncover every little secret that the world holds for them.
Their senses blossom during this time, as their eyes and ears open up to the wonders around them. This allows them to see and hear with more clarity, immersing themselves fully in the sights and sounds of their environment. The world becomes a vibrant tapestry of colors and melodies for these growing pups.
Socialization takes center stage during this period. They engage in playful interactions with their fellow siblings, learning invaluable lessons in communication, cooperation, and even the art of gentle playfulness. These early interactions lay the foundation for their future relationships, shaping them into well-rounded and sociable companions.
As they continue to grow, their palates become more adventurous. The introduction of solid food introduces them to the delightful flavors and textures that will nourish them in their journey towards adulthood. It's a time for messy faces, wagging tails, and the excitement of discovering new tastes.
The coordinated movements of these little fluff balls become evident at this stage. They start discovering the joy of romping around, chasing their own tails, and playing their version of "catch me if you can." This bursts of energy and cheerful frolicking bring smiles and laughter to anyone lucky enough to witness their adorable antics.
Each Golden Retriever puppy is a unique little soul, and while they may share some common milestones during this time, their individual personalities shine through. These precious moments of their early development are the building blocks that shape their future personalities, preparing them to become the loyal and loving companions we all adore.
I hope this warm and friendly description of what happens at 3-4 weeks for a Golden Retriever puppy has brought a smile to your face. If you have any more questions or need further information, I'm here to assist you with a wagging virtual tail!
Starting Third Week
Oh boy, let me tell you about these adorable little balls of fur that are 14-day-old Golden Retriever puppies! These little fluffballs are in the midst of some amazing development, and it's a joy to witness.
At this age, Lexi's puppies are starting to show some significant changes. Their eyes, which were closed tightly shut when they were born, are now starting to open up. Can you imagine the excitement of these puppies as they begin to see the world around them for the very first time? It's like a whole new adventure unfolding before their little eyes!
Not only that, but their sense of hearing is also starting to develop. They can now hear sounds, which means they can start recognizing their mother's voice and the familiar sounds of their siblings. It won't be long before these little pups start wagging their tails and barking in response to all the noises around them.
When it comes to physical development, these 14-day-old pups are becoming more active and adventurous by the day. They are starting to wobble around on their tiny, chubby legs, attempting to explore their surroundings and interact with their littermates. It's hilarious to watch them clumsily stumble and fall, and then quickly get back up and try again.
Their coordination is still a work in progress, but they are getting stronger with each passing day. They are also beginning to become more aware of each other and learn to play together. You'll witness them engaging in playful tussles and pouncing on each other, honing their social and physical skills.
But let's not forget about the most adorable part of these 14-day-old Golden Retriever puppies – their fuzzy, soft coats! Their fur is growing rapidly, transforming them into even more cuddly bundles of joy. Running your fingers through their velvety fur is pure bliss.
At this stage, it's important to provide them with a safe and nurturing environment, as well as proper nutrition from their mother's milk. The mother dog plays a crucial role in their development, ensuring they receive the necessary nutrients and early socialization. We are also playing our part. We continue with our ENS (early neurological stimulation). We continue to handle the puppies to help them become accustomed to a human hands & voice. We keep their surroundings full of different noises since their ears are opening.
In conclusion, these 14-day-old Golden Retriever puppies are going through some remarkable changes. From opening their eyes to discovering their sense of hearing, and from developing their coordination to growing their luscious coats, these little pups are on an incredible journey of growth and exploration. It's a pleasure to witness their development and be a part of their furry adventure.
During the first week of a golden retriever puppy's life, significant development and growth occur. Here is a breakdown of the key milestones and changes that take place:
During the first week of a golden retriever puppy's life, there are several heartwarming developments to look forward to:
- Birth: The miracle of life begins as a litter of adorable golden retriever puppies enters the world, bringing joy and excitement to all who witness it.
- Growing senses: While the puppies are initially born blind and deaf, their senses gradually start to awaken. By the end of the first week, their tiny eyelids begin to open, revealing the first glimpses of their beautiful surroundings.
- Nurturing nourishment: These precious puppies rely solely on their devoted mother for nourishment, eagerly nursing to satisfy their growing appetites. Their weight increases steadily, ensuring they are healthy and thriving.
- Tender movements: Although their motor skills are still developing, the puppies wiggle and crawl around with adorable clumsiness. Every little movement is a testament to their determination and budding coordination.
- Family bonding: The first week is a time of profound bonding between the puppies, their caring mother, and their littermates. They snuggle together, creating a warm and loving environment that fosters their emotional well-being.
- Sweet slumber: Sleep is an essential part of their early development, and these tiny bundles of fluff spend a significant amount of time in peaceful slumber. Their dreams are filled with the promise of a bright future.
- Cozy comfort: As the puppies are still unable to regulate their body temperature effectively, they rely on the warmth of their mother and the cozy nest to keep them comfortable and content.
Each golden retriever puppy's journey is unique, but these heartwarming milestones typically occur during their first week. As time goes on, they will continue to grow, explore their senses, and fill your life with immeasurable love and joy.