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MinasView Labrador Retrievers

Puppy Diary

Puppy Diary

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Happy 6 week birthday puppies!

Posted by minasviewkennels on November 5, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (145)

Well six weeks has gone by pretty fast! The last two have been especially busy, puppies have transitioned from mommas milk diet to moist puppy mush to almost completely dry kibble. House breaking has been a piece of cake with this litter, Lulu did such a great job keeping everyone clean and dry that they now either hold the urge or choose a spot at the back of puppy pen so their beds stay clean. We take pups outside after naps and after meals so they are learning that thats the human preferre...

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Four weeks old

Posted by minasviewkennels on October 23, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (4)

It's been a very busy weekend in the nursery! The pups are now four weeks old and full of energy, socialization is in full swing. We welcomed all of our new owners into our home to meet thier new fur babies, it was a very  exciting time for everyone, we feel blessed to know our puppies will be raised in such loving families. Saturday evening was a huge event for the pups, they had thier first meal of puppy gruel, microchipped, nails clipped, ribbons replaced with collars, and their now w...

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The art of raising puppies

Posted by minasviewkennels on October 16, 2016 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Wow! Three weeks old all ready, the once quiet nursery is now a place of learning and exploration, weak little puppy barks and growls as they learn to socialize with each other and the occasional whinning if mom has stayed away too long has replaced the calm. The puppies now weight between 4 1/2 pounds and 6 pounds, they are cutting teeth and will have their first meal of puppy mush by weeks end, even though Lulu is keeping up the demand for milk, and eating ten cups of high quality puppy kib...

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Posted by minasviewkennels on October 8, 2016 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (133)

Happy Thanksgiving weekend from minasview kennel! The puppies are two weeks old today and doing great, something i'm very thankful for, its always a concern for a breeder that puppies thrive during this first critical period. The pups are gaining weight- they are thankful for the unlimited milk supply that Lulu provides! Lulu has enjoyed short breaks from the puppies so that she can exercise and just be Lulu instead of "momma", and Im sure she is thankful as well. Just like clockwork puppies ...

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day five in the nursery

Posted by minasviewkennels on September 29, 2016 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Puppies are growing quickly! three of them are allready over 2 pounds, with the other two not far behind,even little Tim has doubled his birthweight in five days. I have given Lulu a spot (gated off from the other dogs) that she can come and go freely from her pups, with all their weight gain i dont want to stress her milk supply, she is now eating double her prewhelping ration. Puppies have began "superdog training" aka biosensor exercises, this will continue until they are two weeks old, at...

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Day two lulu and Beau pups

Posted by minasviewkennels on September 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (346)

Hey! It's been two full days and puppies are doing well, lulu is a milk making machine! Every pup is up by 5-8 ounces since birth! Lulu is doing her job, being very protective of her young, we have not let Raven near the whelping box as to not upset mom, and Lucy and Beau have spent a lot of time doing errands or chores with Bruce the past couple days. Naming the pups came easy this time, the first big boy came in with a "roar" and I've called him Leo, also because I had a wish that there wou...

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Lulu and Beau Litter 2016

Posted by minasviewkennels on September 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Minasview kennel welcomed five black lab puppies into the world sept 24th. Lulu was acting quite normal and not showing any signs of labour Friday night went we put her to bed, she did have the significant temperture drop which all breeders look for to tell them that whelping is within twenty four hours. Midnight came and as I glanced at my ipad which has a live stream of her whelping box, she appeared a bit restless, and with very little room left in her abdomen I just figured she needed to ...

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Posted by minasviewkennels on May 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (1)


It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Southrocks Hershey Kisses, Hershey's health and quality of life had been progressively declining over the past few months, and although we wanted her to live forever, we loved her enough to let her go. She had lost her ability to control both her bladder and bowel, and although we did not scold her for this, she did feel shame. Her slow gait became more of a wobble in the past week, and the loss of mobility must have felt li...

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Adoption day

Posted by minasviewkennels on April 22, 2016 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (139)

Congratulations 2016 families! Thank you for choosing a puppy from Minasview, we have enjoyed bringing you into our lives and are blessed to add you to our minasview family. May you have 15 years of love and companionship with you new fur baby, our Hershey is 15 this year and is the very reason we chose to become breeders, Hershey has enriched our lives more than words could ever express, and now this second generation of offspring will as well. Lulu is officially retiring, and her daughter L...

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The sixth week of life...

Posted by minasviewkennels on April 19, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

It's an absolute miracle how eight tiny puppies, weighing about a pound each, unable to hear, see or keep their own temperture regulated, can grow into perfect little labs in just six short weeks....but it's a miracle I get to witness once a year at the kennel. The puppies now have a well equipped "tool box" they have learned to tell me they are hungry, they are hurt, or I need to pee! When they are approaching meal times the whinning starts, it begins softly until the whole choir is singing ...

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