Monday, February 16, 2015

Icelandic Sheepdog Puppies

Six Icelandic Sheepdog puppies woke up to bitterly cold temperatures and this morning sky! A two-fer. What a perfect greeting for dogs from Iceland; they began arriving during Downton Abbey and finished about 1:30 a.m.


(That's not the wind chill temperature in Port Huron; we live an hour north.)

There are four girls and two boys; colors probably include:
1. the first born - a tan shade male puppy with very dark hairs over the tan which may be protective coloration for pups born in the field with sheep, he looks almost black for now,
2. the second born is a chocolate tricolor female like mom,
a tan shade dog,
3. a tan female puppy with a black muzzle mask that's going to look a lot like her dad Calvin,
4. a tan shade chocolate male with a chocolate muzzle mask that will look like Calvin - I think
5. one black tricolor (black & tan with white) female which is almost completely black (the tan points develop as puppies grow),
6.  tan shade chocolate that should look like grandma Vera.

Judging colors at birth is risky. Icelandics do not always seem to end up looking like what you predict.

All are healthy and happy and nursing to beat the band.

Here are some pictures from last night and this morning. Using the descriptions above, can you pick them out in the photos below?


Colleen and I are delighted.

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