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The Princess of Power Litter

Let the fun begin! The puppies are seeing, and hearing, and toddling! The first escapes from the whelping box have happened, so the first partial door has been added to the environment. The pups have had so many firsts - we've transitioned the whelping box into a sleeping area (fleece and toys) and potty area. They don't really have a concept of potty area, but they DO have the instinct of not eliminating in the sleeping area. Right now, the "areas" are roughly half and half of the whelping box, but over time I will move that down as the pups start to catch on to pottying in a specific area.

The have also had exercise time in the Family Room - exploring their environs. This has the added aspect of bringing the pups more into contact with the other dogs (Nashira is still highly reluctant to share the whelping box, so while all of the other females have been in the box at some point, they don't spend much time hanging out there). But the pups are interested in meeting and greeting these other beings in the Family Room where there is space and Mama Nashira isn't as concerned about keeping everyone separated.

These pups are totally sweet, and gravitate to me in and outside of the whelping box. They are starting to give puppy kisses and use their voices to express their opinions. As their toddling improves, they are really starting to MOVE! I can't wait for the next week.

Nashira is a dog that leaves a lasting impression, whether with her focus or enthusiam or determined, deep intelligence, or all of the above. I often talk to her and am completely convinced she understands the entire conversation. At some point, one of her nicknames became (Na)She-Ra, after the 80s cartoon character (yes, I know I'm showing my age). As the fandom wiki page notes,
She-Ra is the "beautiful…strong-willed, forceful individual who believes firmly in doing the right thing" alter-ego of Princess Adora. This aptly described my (Na)She-Ra! When I learned Netflix is rebooting the She-Ra franchise this year…a litter theme was born. Expecting a bigger litter, I had all kinds of names and toys from the She-Ra cast of characters ready for puppy names. And then I have a boy and a girl. So, of course they must be Princess Adora (She-Ra's alter ego) and her twin brother Prince Adam (He-Man's alter ego).

Puppies will be raised using the Puppy Culture program - check Instagram and Facebook for updates.

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Both puppies will go to homes already on my list. I may have puppies available from other Satellite and Associated Litters later this year - you can check the puppies page for more information.

Puppy Name:
Current Weight:
Birth Weight:
4 lb 11.6 oz
13.4 oz

Adora Is a determined puppy, who has a lot of opinions. Adora continues to show some independence and a bold spirit - her first time out of the whelping box she explored ALL over the Family Room. She's starting to sit and think a bit before she goes off to do something. She is very cuddly, but doesn't like to be held for too long without getting some time for action.

She is named after the character Princess Adora, who despite difficult early years is a smart, compassionate, loyal, and brave woman. You can learn more about the cartoon Adora
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Puppy Name:
Current Weight:
Birth Weight:
3 lb 9.5 oz
15.1 oz

Adam still loves his pig rail for napping - being under things is bliss for him. He was the first puppy to howl, and has quite a lovely voice. He doesn't hesitate to use that voice to explain how he feels about his current situation. Adam was the first puppy to "get" lapping goat's milk, and he even tried out the plain ol water in Nashira's dish.

Adam is, of course, named after Prince Adam, Adora's twin brother and alter ego of He-Man! Adam is an adventurous, happy-go-lucky, strong, cunning and brave heir to the throne, who fights for justice as his alter-ego, He-Man. You can learn more about the cartoon Adam
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The Princess of Power Litter
Meet the Parents

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OFA Good
OFA CAER Normal (Jun 2017)
Clear - Chondrodysplasia (Dwarfism)
Clear - MultiDrug Resistance 1 (MDR1)
Clear- Degenerative Myelopathy

Clear - Collie Eye Anomaly
Seizure & Allergy Free

Chinooks are a very rare breed with around 100 puppies born every year. As we have been successful in keeping our dogs from being exploited in puppy mills, we rely on Chinook owners that are willing to keep a male intact or raise a litter to support a diverse gene pool. While all Chinooks are first and foremost pets, some owners participate a bit more directly in sustaining the breed. An owner's contribution can range from simply raising a litter for which I take responsibility for finding and supporting puppy homes, all the way to people starting a new kennel on their own. This helps ensure we have healthy Chinooks in the future! If you are open to discussing this, please contact me for more information.
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