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Rufnit Kennels Braque du Bourbonnais - Breeding/Whelping/Raising Time Line
Rufnit Kennels, LLC
"Breeding/Whelping/Raising"
Time Line:

When dam goes into heat, the sire and dam receive a health clearance by a licensed Veterinarian
     * dam has a vaginal smear/progesterone test
     * usually between 10 and 15 days, the sire is introduced to the dam which results in the 1st mating.
     * 2nd mating takes place 2 to 3 days following the 1st mating
     * 3rd mating takes place 2 to 3 days following the 2nd mating
     * dam is started on vitamins

Thirty days following the 3rd mating, dam has health check and ultrasound by a licensed Veterinarian

Puppies are whelped ~63 days following mating's
     * birth times, lengths, weights, sex and markings are logged
     * whelping box/puppy areas are continuously cleaned (located in living room)

At three days old, puppies receive their 1st health check with a licensed Veterinarian
     * tails and dews are removed
     * weights logged daily
     * whelping box/puppy areas are continuously cleaned (located in living room)

Dam has a health check and pelvic by a licensed Veterinarian, following the whelping of the puppies

At one week, homes are confirmed and NAVHDA paperwork is completed/sent in
     * tails, dews and cord are continuously checked for signs of irritation
     * bowel and bladder excretions are supervised for any changes
     * weights logged daily
     * whelping box/puppy areas are continuously cleaned (located in living room)

At two weeks, puppies receive their 2nd health check with a licensed Veterinarian and 1st de-worming
     * eye drops are administered, as eyes open (to ensure no infections)
     * weights logged daily
     * whelping box/puppy areas are continuously cleaned (located in living room)
     * human interaction takes place several times a day

At three weeks, puppies environment is expanded to outside the whelping box (other areas of the house)
     * weights logged daily
     * whelping box/puppy areas are continuously cleaned (located in living room)
     * human interaction continues to take place several times daily

At four weeks, puppies receive their 3rd health check with a licensed Veterinarian and 2nd de-worming
     * paper/potty training begins
     * puppies expand their areas in the house
     * puppies are exposed to the field (as weather permits)
     * weights logged daily
     * whelping box/puppy areas are continuously cleaned (located in living room)
     * human interaction continues to take place several times daily

At five weeks, puppies begin the weaning process
     * house training expands
     * introduction to water/wading (as weather permits)
     * field exposure expands (as weather permits)
     * introduction to quail/chukar
     * weights logged daily
     * whelping box/puppy areas are continuously cleaned (located in living room)
     * human interaction continues to take place several times daily

At six weeks, puppies receive their 4th health check with a licensed Veterinarian, 3rd de-worming, 1st set of puppy shots and an ID Microchip
     * puppies are free to roam selected areas of the house
     * introduction to the noise of .22 blank shots during field work
     * increase quail/chukar exposure
     * expand distance and time in field (as weather permits)
     * expand water exposure and depth (as weather permits)
     * crate familiarization begins
     * tentative transportation arrangements to permanent homes are setup
     * weights logged daily
     * crates wiped out/puppy areas continuously cleaned (located in living room)
     * human interaction continues to take place several times daily

At seven weeks, transportation is verified
     * transportation crates are purchased and set up so puppies become familiar with them prior to departing
     * paperwork is received from NAVHDA and verified
     * puppies are free to roam selected areas of the house
     * continued exposure to the noise of .22 blank shots during field work
     * increase quail/chukar exposure
     * field/water exposure is continued (as weather permits)
     * field distance and time is expanded (as weather permits)
     * weights logged daily
     * crates wiped out/puppy areas continuously cleaned (located in living room)
     * human interaction continues to take place several times daily

At eight weeks, puppies receive their 5th health check and pre-flight health certificate
     * flights and travel arrangements are confirmed
     * puppies are free to roam selected areas of the house
     * continued exposure to the noise of .22 blank shots during field work
     * increase quail/chukar exposure
     * field/water exposure is continued (as weather permits)
     * weights logged daily
     * crates wiped out/puppy areas continuously cleaned (located in living room)
     * human interaction continues to take place several times daily
     * puppies are transported to the airlines

The above time line ensures a well rounded companion.  Puppies are under continuous supervision from whelping until they depart to their permanent homes.  Bathing is administered as needed and bedding is washed daily.  Food/water bowls are washed twice daily.  Photos/short videos are taken as time allows.  Email/phone communications with new families/individuals begins prior to breeding and continues minimallythroughout the life of the Rufnit Companion.



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