This past weekend at the Norfolk Kennel & Obedience Club show in Caledonia our Nappyroots Ema became a new CKC champion. On Sunday April 5th she took Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite earning her a championship title. Ema is a CH Nelum-Himalis Daphne CGN X Nappyroots Afrika Bambaataa WC puppy from our Nappyroots E litter born on May 12th, 2013. Ema enjoyed going to shows and loved the show ring strutting her stuff with her beautiful gait. She was a joy to show and it’s a bond we will share forever. We want to thank judge Mrs. Janet Lobb for awarding Ema with her new championship title! Since we couldn’t stick around to get a photo with our judge, we had the lovely Sophie stand in and hold Ema’s ribbons
The puppies had their own personal photo shoot to capture their innocence at such a young age. These photos were taken by Chris Pepper Photography when the little ones were 2½ weeks old and they were the ideal models. This is our Nappyroots h litter that belongs to Nappyroots Chantilly Lace (Tilly) and Nappyroots Mr Brown (Angus). Check out these stunning photos!
Week two of our puppies lives entailed of them opening their eyes, trying to take their first steps and a little bit more energy inside the whelping box. They still pretty much only sleep and eat while Tilly continues to clean them by licking and initiating the elimination reflex so not too much cleanup on our part. She’s such an excellent mom always tending to their peeps and constantly feeding them that it seems like there’s an endless supply of milk.
We’re about to wrap up the Early Neurological Stimulation and have been spending more one-on-one time with the pups outside of the box snuggling up on the day bed. The pups are very comfortable with us as they recognize our smell from the last two weeks and are quite comfortable with us handling them.
We’ve also introduced some toys into the whelping box and will continue to introduce new toys every week. The pups are usually found snuggling or sleeping with each other and at times they can be seen putting their feet up and taking a break They’ve all doubled their birth weights and are a healthy happy bunch!
When the puppies were three days old Chris Pepper Photography took some beautiful photos of them and we narrowed down all our name choices. As per usual we have stuck to our themes for naming a Nappyroots Barbet from each litter after a cheese, gun (they are a gun dog) and musical influence. I love seeing the puppies up close and personal like this as you can really see the uniqueness and individuality in them. This is our first litter of all brown puppies and no it wasn’t a brown on brown mating, as momma Tilly is black.