No DNA test is necessary—these are Alta-Tollhaus pups! They take turns resting in the water bowl. Wait until they are old enough for a baby pool!
Lille, Louie and Lex:
When I get a puppy the first thing they do after settling in is go for a swim in the big pool.
Sabree we got in Feb. so that didn’t happen. When Al brought our Pomeranian home she was just 6 weeks old, and the first thing she did was go for a swim, and they learn right away where the steps are to get out.
Hey everyone! I have a big pool in my backyard and I can’t wait to take whatever puppy Julie picks out for me in it! Julie…write that down…dog needs to love water! Although from what I can see of all your dogs that won’t be a problem.
Roman just stopped by my office and ate 2 cookies from me! When it was time for Chris to leave I begged them to leave me Roman….he fits into my office just right! All my employees loved him. He was so affectionate…and spoiled…just like mine will be next month!
Pam, I get to have one of those precious little pups too. We are also very excited about their fondness for water as we have a cottage on a lake we spend over 1/2 the summer at. Can’t wait to be playing in the water with the new little guy!!
Julie, when is it safe for them to start swimming in a lake. Should they have their 16 week shots first? Not sure if the goose poo or other bacteria is bad for them.
I sure am glad I’m not the only one out there just dying to get my hands on one of the puppies to take home! Good question for Julie…we do alot of camping and I’d like to know the answer also.
I’m so glad Julie is picking out the puppy for us…I could NEVER pick one out by myself! They are ALL just so precious I’m afraid I’d come home with all of them!
Talk it over with your DVM. My answer is it depends. How well do you know the water quality? Are chemicals used to keep algae or insect larvae under control, etc. Any possibility of polution or chemicals keep them out, especially so when they are young puppies.
Very true about chemicals, with us we don’t put the puppy in unless the chlorine levels are getting low and it is time to add more, and if you do let them in the pool, rinse them afterwrd, ours also love the hose so we make it a game. One other thing I watch for is to make sure they dry well, because they can get hot spots, Julie I don’t know if these are a big issue with Shepards, but I had one with our chow, so I just always watch. My motto is…an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sorry I didn’t clarify some of this before.
Excellent point Karen, hot spots can be especially common with the thicker coated shpherds, and I am not talking long coats.
@Pam Lemire Roman enjoyed meeting everyone @ the lab! He actually stopped for a swim at a local park after he left 🙂
Was the swim his choice or your choice? We all miss you Rita and Chris!
These pictures are darling Carole. I am hoping you have a safe and uneventful trip North.
OMGosh, how precious. Carole if an infant can drown in an inch of water what the heck is Lillie doing!!!!!!!We’ll worry about the gators later :-)) How soon will there be new pix of puppies in Michigan? I hope your trip went without a hitch….and hopefully you can catch up on some much needed rest with some folks around to help, or am I in la-la land? I hope you and the puppies are doing well and Kayla too. I love her in purple, the color of Lillie.
If this blog was anything other than Alta Tollhaus I would be afraid i had an internet addiction. I’m just going to the dog’s.
So quickly we become addicted to Long-Dangerous Tails! Welcome to the group.
We arrived in MI safe and sound on Sunday afternoon. The pups were little troopers. Not one complaint! I have taken puppy pix and will get photos posted soon.
Dr. Hron I seen Carole and the puppies yesterday as they arrived, puppies were napping and then they had a fun romp in the yard, the puppies didn’t seem to be affected at all by the trip. After playing they just curled up and took a nap just like they were right at home! Just another fine quality in the Alta-Tollhaus puppies, they adjust well to different situations.