We are pleased to announce that on the 15th & 18th December 2015 we took our stunning Weimaraner Enjager Sapphire or as we call her Saphy to meet Gunalt Overhear, or as he is affectionately known HERO.
This is the second mating between Sapphire & Hero, their first meeting resulted in Enjager Emerald Sunset, who can be seen sitting on top of her mother in the photomontage at the top of the page.
Please see opposite Sapphire's pregnancy scan video, unfortunately the scan doesn’t tell us how many puppies Sapphire has but it confirms she is pregnant at an early stage.
Sapphire at home trying to get comfortable and relax on the sofa after her scan.
5wks in to her pregnancy and Sapphires tummy is starting to show.
When Sapphire is 40 days in to her pregnancy, we start worming her daily with Panacur until 3 days post whelping, this helps reduce pre-natal worm infections and the transfer of worms to the pups from the mother.
Sapphire acting bashful, but don't believe it for one minute.
Thanks to Scott for helping us make Sapphires whelping box, its a work of art.
We might think the whelping box is top notch, but the real test is what Sapphire thinks and we think its passed the test.
Sapphire's at the stage in her pregnancy where she's always hungry, its important that she eats good quality food supplemented with a condition tablet to ensure she has all the nutrients her developing Weimaraner puppies need.
I see a Weimaraner puppy tummy.
Sapphire deep in thought, while relaxing in front of the TV.
Out for a leisurely stroll and a bit of a sniff around, just to see what she can find.
Another stroll, but this time with her Weimaraner family, all trying to sniff out anything edible and a few things that aren't.
Sapphire's big Weimaraner puppy tummy, hopefully she won't get much bigger, her tummies not far of the floor.
There's always time for a bit of grooming from mum, even if it isn't very lady like.
Weimaraner's, all waiting patiently at the gate, one things for sure, if Saphy wasn't pregnant she would be trying to climb through the gaps.
There's always time for a treat, how big is that Weimaraner puppy tummy now.
We are pleased to announce Enjager Sapphire has been whelping all day to day, she has given birth to 8 beautiful Weimaraner puppies.
After a long day Saphy eventually gave birth to 4 boys and 4 Girls, mother and pups are all well.
Sapphire staring lovingly at her new puppies, while we change their bedding.
Its not easy been the mum to 8 hungry little Weimaraner puppies, poor Saphy won't even leave them to eat, for the first couple of days we have to feed her in the whelping box.
Even at a few days old we start to see little characters apearing out of the litter, the little Weimaraner puppy in the photo decided it was a good idea to suckle mum while upside down, not a good idea.
All Sapphires little Weimaraner pups have their new collars on now so we can identify them.
From birth Saphy's Weimaraner puppies are weighed daily, so we can check their weight gains and make sure they are all feeding correctly.
Smallest pup, but probably the smartest, little yellow collar finds the the best seat in the house, snuggled up under mums leg.
The Weimaraner puppies are little milk monsters.
What better than a snooze, after a hard days play.
A litter of sleepy heads, cuddling up to keep nice and warm.
The little Weimaraner pups grow fast now, they quickly start to look more like Weimaraners, especially when their ears start growing.
As you can see in the photo, the Weimaraner puppies faces are changing fast, their ears and snouts grow and they start looking more like little Weimaraners.
Over the last two days some of Sapphires Weimaraner puppies eyes have started opening, better watch out usually as soon as their eyes open they try escaping the whelping box .
While Sapphire's puppies are feeding, Sapphire is constantly grooming them, its a hard life been a mum to 8 little pups.
A brief moment of piece & quiet for Sapphire, all her pups are fed and groomed and resting.
Sapphire's pups started their two week worming yesterday, fare to say they didn't like it.
As the Weimaraner pups grow, so do their nails and unfortunately for Saphy they scratch her when their suckling, hence we clip their nails regularly.
Sapphire keeps a watchful eye over her Weimaraner puppies, their nearly big enough to escape the whelping box.
No rest for Sapphire on mothers day.
Security on the whelping box has been stepped up and the height of the sides increased, incase of a mass escape.
Sapphires Weimaraner puppies have now progressed from wearing ribbon collars to kitten collars, won't be long and they will be wearing puppy collars.
Green collar boy, laying on his back showing off his white star, on his chest.
Sapphire's Weimaraner pups have started playing together now, its quite funny to watch.
The little Weimaraner pups are becoming very inquisitive, poor Sapphire can't do anything without an audience.
One of Sapphire's pups keeping a watchfull eye on her.
Purple collar, experiencing life upside down.
Saphy's Weimaraner daughter, pink collar showing off her white star.
Sapphires growing Weimaraner Pups are always hungry.
Saphy's pups have now moved in to our NEW Puppy Creche, a purpose built puppy area with underfloor heating. This allows Saphy to be able to visit her pups whenever she wants 24/7, but more importantly when she leaves the creche the pups can't follow. This allows Sapphire to have her own time and come and go as she pleases so she can recoup and regain her condition.
We introduced Sapphires little Weimaraner puppies to additional milk yesterday, this helps take some of the strain off Sapphire and helps satisfy the puppies ever growing need for food.
Sapphire & her pups are snug as a bug in a rug in their new creche, underfloor heating and a heat lamp.
The little Weimaraner pups have plenty of space to get up to mischief now.
Three of Saphy's pups enjoying a good play.
Saphy having 5 minutes away from her Weimaraner pups, out for a walk with her Mum, Sister, Niece, Brother & Nephew (Stanley & Trevor).
Saphy's silver collard Weimaraner pup playing with mums ears.
The pups are progressing from been babies to mini Weimaraner's now, their quite comical to watch.
Sapphires puppy, not enjoying his 5wk worming.
Not only are the Weimaraner puppies getting wormed for 3 consecutive days, they've also had their claws clipped, their not very happy.
It looks funny when Sapphire feeds her pups, their just big babies.
Wemaraner puppies on guard, beware.
One of Sapphires Wemaraner puppies interacting with one of their toys.
The pups aren't so small anymore, but when it comes to milk time with their mum, their just big babies, Thanks to Roy Mateer for taking this photo.
Saphy's Weimaraner pups are 6wks old today.
The pups have just started jumping up at and peering over the wall to the puppy creche.
Yesterday was the first day that Saphy's Weimaraner pups have been big enough and the weathers been nice enough, to let them play on the grass and we took some great photos.
The pups grabbing a quick drink while playing on the grass, doesn't look like fun for Sapphire though.
Sapphire with one of her sons.
An inquisitive Weimaraner puppy checking out something new, a step.
One of Saphys Weimaraner pups under the watchfull eye of Grandma Fern.
Sapphires Weimaraner puppies playing with their toys, but not as expected.
Weimarener Puppy Molly relaxing.
Enjager Otto under Mums watchful eye.
Saphy's Weimaraner pups are big enough to peer over the wall of the puppy creche, their not so small anymore.
Its quite comical to watch Saphys puppies interacting with each other.
Saphy's puppy attempting a pointing stance.
A stampede of Weimaraner puppies running around on the grass.
One of Sapphire's pups displaying their large Weimaraner ears.
Yellow Collar Enjager Molly's Profile.
Red Collar Enjager Poppey's Profile.
Green Collar Enjager Otto's Profile.
Silver Collar Enjager Lana Del Grey's Profile.
Purple Collar Enjager Casper County Brook Profile.
Pink Collar Enjager Cleo's Profile.
Blue Collar Enjager Rocco's Profile.
Black Collar Enjager James MacGregor's Profile.
Pink Collar Enjager Cleo with her new family, she lives locally and so we should see lots of her.
Red Collar Enjager Poppey with her new family, Poppey also lives locally and so we should see lots of her as well.
Blue Collar Enjager Rocco with his new family, he will be enjoying plenty of fresh air and rugby matches.
Purple Collar Enjager Casper County Brook with his new family, Casper is going to live on a farm in Lancashire.
Silver Collar Enjager Lana del Grey with her new family, Lana's new home is in Cheshire.
Yellow Collar Enjager Molly with her new family, Molly's off to live with her new family near Ascot.
Black Collar Enjager Jame's MacGregor with his new family, Jame's lives in Edingburgh, but will have frequent trips to the Scotish Highlands.
Green Collar Enjager Otto with his new family, Otto will be enjoying country walks with his new family in Cambridgeshire.
Great photo of Enjager James MacGregor (Black Collar) and Fran out on the streets of Edingburgh, James doesn't walk he likes to be carried, well at least until his vaccinations are complete, Fran is a professional photographer, he's sent some fantastic photos.
Molly (used to be Yellow Collar) inspecting to see if everything is to her liking, Weimaraner's are very particular don't you know.
Rocco (used to be Blue Collar) posing for a photo.
Cleo (used to be Pink Collar) snoozing and lounging with her new toys.
Otto (used to be Green Collar) sitting at home, his best friend is a Dalmatian.
Casper (used to be Purple Collar) playing at home, he's also attending puppy classes.
Poppey (used to be Red Collar) sitting in the bluebells.
Lana (used to be Silver Collar) playing with her new best friend.
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