Raising puppies can be such a joyous time but also a pretty strenuous time as cleaning is never ending and every day you should introduce something new to the babies. Our American Barbet puppies are now 4 weeks old and their canine’s are coming in nicely. Their eyes are turning from blue to hazel/brown of which they will eventually stay a amber brown color. We’ve begun weaning as for us we feel 4 weeks they should be introduced to soft puppy food and lessen their reliance on mom’s milk. They still nurse but hopefully in the next couple of weeks they’ll be done nursing (good thing as their puppy teeth are sharp!) and happy frolicking and eating their mushy puppy food.
Last week we took some easter inspired photos with the Barbet puppies. I had my husband, and hand model (he isn’t fond of his photo taken but will allow me to photograph his hands) with the puppies. He changed shirts for each puppy in various soft easter shades. Then he gave me a large ostrich egg to get some puppy hatching photos. That process didn’t go as well as I’d hoped as the puppies are already bigger then the egg so lesson learned for the next litter.