Flora's Puppies

This litter is fully reserved with one caveat

PUPPIES born Oct. 28. 2020         6 girls, and 2 boys. 

Mother Flora

Ell's Lady Flora De la O (Flora)

(ALAA-074694) 


 DOB:02-Oct-2018

 She is the daughter of our Penny and  Hale's labradoodles Prince Harry.  She lives in Murray with a wonderful family 2 boys and they hike and play. She is so well behaved, and so fun to be around. And she has a beautiful coat. We are excited to see her puppies!

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2 weeks old
They love to make a puppy pile
Flora with her week old puppies
Such a loving mama
Eat and sleep
Birth week
2 boys and 6 girls

Father Obi

Dad of this litter is from Sweet Maple labradoodles this is what they say about him: 

Obi of Pinelodge Labradoodles – Mini (Stud) ALAA-047177

(28 lbs) Obi is quirky and fun.  He is obedient and loving!  Our home wouldn’t be the same without him!  He is 28 lbs. He is a RARE mini red Australian labradoodle. He carries the rufus gene, which he gives to many of his puppies…darkening coats as they get older. Thank you Heidi from Pinelodge Labradoodles…Obi has been such a valuable asset in giving you the best puppies ever!

Weekly Updates:

Week Four:

This week was full of firsts. First nail trim, first solid food (puppy mush), first time outside, first snow, first meeting dogs besides Flora, first hair trim (by their eyes so they can see easier. They are very consistent with pooing in the potty area and are getting better and peeing in the potty area. They love to play until they pass out. They are getting cuter and funnier by the day!

Individual Photos

The De La O's (the guardian family of Flora) decided on a

"Pirate theme" for their "short term"names -until the names are changed by their forever families.

Pink Girl "Peggie" (for Peg leg)

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Week 4 weight: 3lbs 6oz

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3 week weight: 2lbs 5oz

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Two week weight: 1lb 9oz

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No kisses

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Okay, Kisses!

Okay, Kisses!

Peggie

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Week one weight: 1 lb

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Peggie

Peggie

Birth Weight 10.6 oz

Purple Girl "Jewel"

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Week 4 weight: 3lbs 3oz

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3 week weight: 2lbs 4oz

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Jewel

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Two week weight: 1lb 7oz

Jewel

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Week one weight: 15.4 oz

Love the spot on her nose

Love the spot on her nose

Jewel

Jewel

Birth Weight: 9.3 oz

Gold Girl "Treasure"

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Week 4 weight: 3lbs 9oz

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3 week weight: 2lbs 7oz

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Treasure

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Two week weight: 1lb 8 oz

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Treasure

Treasure

Week one weight: 15.8 oz

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Treasure

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Birth Weight: 10 oz

Silver Girl "Bonnie"

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Week 4 weight: 3lbs 8oz

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3 week weight: 2lbs 5oz

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Bonnie

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Two week weight: 1lb 6oz

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Bonnie

Bonnie

Week one weight: 1 lb 1 oz

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Bonnie

Bonnie

Birth Weight: 8.7 oz

Blue Boy "Skipper"

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Week 4 weight: 3lbs 13oz

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Skipper

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3 week weight: 2lbs 11oz

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Skipper

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Two week weight: 1lb 12 oz

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Skipper

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Week one weight: 1 lb 3 oz

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Skipper

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Birth Weight: 10.3 oz

winner of most awkward foot placement award

Yellow Girl "Jollie"

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Week 4 weight: 3lbs 6oz

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3 week weight: 2lbs 5oz

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Two week weight: 1lb 6oz

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Jollie

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Week one weight: 1 lb

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Jollie

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Birth Weight: 8 oz

Red Boy "Captain"

White Girl "Pearl"

*Special Needs, not available for normal adoption*

Captain

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Week 4 weight: 3lbs 12oz

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3 week weight: 2lbs 8oz

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Two week weight: 1lb 10oz

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Captain

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Week one weight: 1 lb 3 oz

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Birth Weight: 10.1 oz

Captain was the last one born and the captain is always the last one off of the ship.

Pearl

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Week 4 weight: 1lb 1oz

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She is so brave for being so tiny

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Hold still silly Pearl

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She searches for a finger to suck on

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Her favorite pacifier is my finger

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She likes to explore

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She is always on the move

Pearl

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3 week weight: 14.3 oz

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Two week weight: 11.2 oz

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she is a lover

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Pearl

Pearl

Week one weight: 7.6 oz Cleft palate puppies gain weight VERY slowly.

Pearl

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Birth Weight: 7.2 oz Pearl was born with a cleft palate, see more info below.

Pearl is a special needs puppy. She was born with a cleft palate which is a congenital defect where the roof of the mouth does not close properly during development and leaves a hole between the mouth and the nasal passages. This causes it to be impossible for the puppy to nurse. Her cleft palate involves both the soft and hard palate and will require surgery when she is older. We want Pearl to have a chance at a good life and so we are doing everything in our power to save her. Frequently puppies born with a cleft palate are euthanized as soon as the defect is detected. I have done extensive research and have found that if the puppy can survive until it is big enough to have the surgery, there is a good likelihood of living a happy and long life. That said, getting to the surgery is very challenging and filled with lots of risk. There are actually a higher percentage of cleft doggies that never had the surgery and are doing great. (Here is a site that recommends no surgery http://hennwood.tripod.com/cleft_pup_info.htm). Depending on which vet you talk to, the mortality rate of puppies with cleft palate is very high (75% and higher risk of death). Puppies with cleft palates are at huge risk of dehydration, starvation, aspiration and pneumonia. In order to decrease these risks as much as possible, I have been working with cleft palate puppy groups to learn the best way to help Pearl. She is currently being tube fed every 2-3 hours around the clock. If she is able to make it, she will need a family that is capable of caring for a special needs puppy. One of the good things I found is that there is puppy health insurance that will cover congenital defects including cleft palate and the surgeries involved. We love little Pearl and are working diligently to help her survive and thrive. Her adoption (should she survive) will be far different than the other puppies. If you are interested in Pearl, please hold off on asking about adopting her until she is older and has a greater chance of survival, but please say an extra prayer for her. 

Week four update on Pearl:

Pearl now prefers to bottle feed with her specialty bottle and will eat up to 30mls at a time. Afterwards her belly is so round and she passes out almost immediately. She likes to walk underneath her littermates to get around the puppy area. They are so used to her that they will lift a leg up to get out of her way. Captain plays the most with Pearl and is surprisingly gentle with her considering how much rougher he plays with everyone else. She is still tiny, but she is growing steadily. She has the most tiny teeth out of the litter. She has not started solid foods yet because her teeth are still coming in and dry food is still too hard for her. Because of her cleft palate, puppy mush is dangerous for her her eat because of the risk of aspiration. Hopefully next week she will be able to try solid foods. After she eats (when she nudges the bottle away), she searches for my finger to suck on like a pacifier as she falls asleep. She is getting to be a very brave and spunky puppy.

Week three update on Pearl: 

Pearl is growing quickly and is more active and feisty every day. She did have a pneumonia scare, but we caught it early and we were able to get her treated with antibiotics. She is tough and her ability to push around her much larger siblings amazes me. It looks like her cleft is smaller than when she was born. Hopefully it continues to shrink. She loves to eat and suck on my finger. She is so easy to love. 

Week two update on Pearl:

This was a stressful week. She had a major aspiration incident and I thought we were going to lose her. After she aspirated, she was having a lot of struggles breathing and was starting to turn gray. I did a significant amount of percussive therapy and suctioning and spent time in a warm oxygen box and was able to improve greatly. She is on antibiotics to ward of a possible pneumonia from the aspiration. She is doing great now and continues to gain weight. Tube fed and for that matter bottle fed puppies are much smaller than their littermates, so Pearl is about half the size of the rest of the puppies. With time, she will catch up with them in size. Even though she is small, she pushes them around to get to the best spots in the puppy pile. She is a fighter. 

Week one update on Pearl:

What a first week. She started to not tolerate her formula (special for dogs) and was spitting up frequently which increases her risk for pneumonia greatly. I started milking Flora to see if she would tolerate her mother's milk better than the formula (Yes, milking a dog is weird) and Pearl is doing much better with her mother's milk. She is gaining faster. Hopefully this will make the difference so that she can start to catch up with her siblings. Caring for her is very labor intensive at this time. It will get easier when she is able to eat solid foods, but until then, milking Flora and then tube feeding Pearl continues every 2-3 hours. 

Previous Weekly Updates for the litter:

Week Three: 

The puppies have grown up so much in the past week. They are learning to use the potty area in their puppy zone. They are playing more each day. They like to cuddle and are learning they have voices. Their tiny barks are so adorable! They are learning to play with toys and with each other. They are so pudgy and perfect. 

Week Two:

All of the puppies have their eyes opened and are starting to get up onto all fours to walk around. Just like toddlers, they fall over easy and they are so pudgy that they roll a lot. They have moved into their new puppy area as they have outgrown their birthing pool. They are getting more fun every day. We have started introducing them to new objects and they get more cuddle time every day.

Week One:

The puppies had their dew claws removed and did great. They spend all of their time nursing and sleeping. We are working on early neurological stimulation (ENS) and early scent training with the puppies. For more info about how these help the puppies become the best dogs, see this link. Flora is so good with her puppies!

Birth: Flora birthed her beautiful puppies on October 28th. She had 8 girls and 2 boys. Flora is an excellent first time mom. She loves to be with her puppies and races to get back to her litter after she potties. These puppies are so loved. They have been in to see the vet and to get their dew claws removed. All, except for one, are doing great. We had a puppy born with a cleft palate, see more below about Pearl and what we are doing for her.

EllsWORTH Labradoodles. Doodles WORTH adoring!