2009 Otterhound Puppy Weight Chart

Puppy ↓

Date →

5/26/09

5/27/09

5/28/09

5/29/09

5/30/09

5/31/09

6/1/09

 

Age →

Birth

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

5 days

6 days

Purple

 

21    oz

21 oz

21 oz

24.5 oz

26.5 oz

27.5 oz

30 oz

Yellow

 

20.5 oz

20 oz

21 oz

24 oz

25 oz

26.5 oz

28 oz

Lt Blue

 

23    oz

22 oz

23.5 oz

25.5 oz

27.5 oz

29 oz

31.5 oz

Green

 

21.5  oz

21 oz

22 oz

24.5 oz

27.5 oz

28.5 oz

30.5 oz

Pink

 

24    oz

24 oz

24.5 oz

27 oz

28 oz

30.5 oz

33 oz

Orange

 

22    oz

22 oz

22 oz

25.5 oz

25.5 oz

27.5 oz

29 oz

6/3/09: First eye is beginning to open on Purple boy!

6/4/09: Puppies are pretty much all "walking" (if you can call it that!) with their legs underneath them, as opposed to wiggling around on their tummies!

6/5/09: All puppies now have visible "eyeballs" reflecting back at us!

Puppy ↓

Date →

6/2/09

6/3/09

6/4/09

6/5/09

6/6/09

6/7/09

6/8/09

 

Age →

7 days

8 days

9 days

10 days

11 days

12 days

13 days

Purple

 

32.5 oz

34 oz

37.5 oz

38 oz

41.5 oz

43.5 oz

45 oz

Yellow

 

29.5 oz

32.5 oz

33.5 oz

36.5 oz

38 oz

40.5 oz

41.5 oz

Lt Blue

 

34.5 oz

37 oz

39 oz

41 oz

43.5 oz

46.5 oz

49.5 oz

Green

 

31.5 oz

34 oz

35.5 oz

38.5 oz

40 oz

42 oz

45 oz

Pink

 

35.5. oz

37.5 oz

39.5 oz

42.5 oz

42.5 oz

45 oz

46 oz

Orange

 

31.5 oz

33 oz

35.5 oz

36.5 oz

39 oz

39 oz

42.5 oz

6/9/09: All puppies are not only mobile on all 4 legs, but they are now wagging their tails too! This evening saw our first whelping box escapee, who was determined to reach momma Liv standing outside the box. The insert has now been added to the door!

6/10/09: All puppies have now officially doubled their birth weight - thanks to Howdy finally reaching that milestone!

6/11/09: Let the games begin! No more having their voices being strictly that of grunts and groans... they are now growling and barking (or attempting to bark) with each while they learn how to play. Early neurological stimulation ends today.

6/12/09: Puppies have started eating a bit of gruel from a pan! What a mess, but Liv LOVES the additional "meal" that she gets to clean off of them!

Puppy ↓

Date →

6/9/09

6/10/09

6/11/09

6/12/09

6/13/09

6/14/09

6/15/09

 

Age →

2 weeks

15 days

16 days

17 days

18 days

19 days

20 days

Rocko

 

45.5 oz

47.5 oz

49.5 oz

49.5 oz

51 oz

53.5 oz

56 oz

Mouse

 

43.5 oz

44 oz

46.5 oz

47 oz

49.5 oz

53 oz

57.5 oz

Magnus

 

51.5 oz

53 oz

57.5 oz

62.5 oz

65 oz

70 oz

73.5 oz

Lilith

 

47.5 oz

48.5 oz

52 oz

54 oz

56.5 oz

61 oz

63 oz

Bertha

 

48 oz

50.5 oz

52 oz

55 oz

54.5 oz

57.5 oz

62 oz

Howdy

 

42.5 oz

45 oz

46 oz

48.5 oz

49 oz

54 oz

60 oz

6/15-16/09: We have teeth! Poor Liv!

6/16/09: Problems with puppy scale - accurate weights not taken*.

6/17/09: Puppies moved into rearing pen in dining room.

6/21/09: We haven't been great about weighing at the same time each day, and have noticed that it makes a big difference in the time of day, and whether or not they have eaten!

Puppy ↓

Date →

6/16/09

6/17/09

6/18/09

6/19/09

6/20/09

6/21/09

6/22/09

 

Age →

3 weeks

22 days

23 days

24 days

25 days

26 days

27 days

Rocko

 

*

4lb 4.5 oz

4lb 8 oz

5lb 2 oz

5lb 4 oz

6lb .05oz

6lb 8oz

Mouse

 

*

4lb 5 oz

4lb 8 oz

5lb 1 oz

4 lb 15.5 oz

5lb 11.5oz

6lb 1oz

Magnus

 

*

5lb 8oz

5lb 12oz

6lb .05 oz

6lb 2.5oz

7lb

7lb 9oz

Lilith

 

*

4lb 8.5oz

4lb 12oz

5lb 6 oz

5lb 6oz

6lb .05oz

6lb 11oz

Bertha

 

*

4lb 8oz

4lb 11oz

5lb 1.5 oz

5lb 1 oz

5lb 12oz

6lb 4oz

Howdy

 

*

4lb 2.5 oz

4lb 5oz

5lb

5lb 1oz

5lb 12.5oz

6lb 2oz

6/23/09: Now, with the puppies at 4 weeks of age, we are finally able to get Liv to begin spending a bit of time away from the pups. When we go to bed, she'll actually go sleep on the couch, and will wake us up a couple of hours later to return to the pups. She's even agreed to go spend some time outside during the day for an hour or so this week! Even though they've been eating food for a couple of weeks now, Liv still tries to keep up with "poop patrol", even though we try to beat her to it.

6/27/09: Weighing the puppies is becoming quite a juggling act, with our somewhat inappropriate scale. While great for very wee ones, it isn't so great for active, wilful, determined, larger ones... so the weights may be off by a couple of ounces on some occasions. Overall, most are fairly good about the whole ordeal, if we don't catch them when they are in "overdrive" mode!

6/29/09: Liv is now actively weaning the puppies. She still wants to nurse a few times a day, but it is for shorter periods and when she has had enough, she lets the kids know! They are very respectful of her when she has had enough, and she normally doesn't have to tell them twice! She still delights in spending non-nursing time with them, and is very good about keeping them clean and keeping tabs on them as they explore the house. You can tell she wants to play with them, but to them momma means "food" still at this point, so their interest in playing with her is tempered by their wanting to nurse.

Puppy ↓

Date →

6/23/09

6/24/09

6/25/09

6/26/09

6/27/09

6/28/09

6/29/09

 

Age →

4 weeks

29 days

30 days

31 days

32 days

33 days

34 days

Rocko

 

7lb 2.5 oz

7lb 10.5oz

8lb 2.5oz

8lb 8oz

9lb

9lb 4.5 oz

10 lb

Mouse

 

6lb 7oz

6lb 13.5oz

7lb 6.5oz

7lb 11oz

8lb .5oz

8lb 4.5oz

8lb 15.5oz

Magnus

 

8lb

8lb 4.5oz

9lb 1oz

9lb 8.5oz

9lb 15.5oz

10lb 2.5oz

11lb .5oz

Lilith

 

7lb .5oz

7lb 11oz

8lb 4.5oz

8lb 8oz

9lb 4oz

9lb 1oz

9lb 13.5oz

Bertha

 

6lb 8.5oz

6lb 12.5oz

7lb 6oz

7lb 13.5oz

8lb 2oz

8lb 4.5oz

8lb 14oz

Howdy

 

6lb 10.5oz

7lb 2.5oz

7lb 9.5oz

8lb 2.5oz

8lb 8.5oz

8lb 9oz

9lb 3oz

7/7/09: Our bad - we were too busy and forget to fit time in to weigh the puppies!

7/13/09: The last day that Liv allowed the puppies to nurse!

7/25/09: That's all folks! Everyone has made the transition to their new homes now! The 8 week weights weren't all taken exactly on the 21st, but were taken between the 22nd and the 23rd.

Puppy ↓

Date →

6/30/09

7/7/09

7/14/09

7/21/09

 

 

 

 

Age →

5 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

8 weeks

 

 

 

Rocko

 

10lb 11 oz

 

16lb 10.5 oz

20lb 3 oz

 

 

 

Mouse

 

9lb 6.5oz

 

14lb 14oz

17lb 8 oz

 

 

 

Magnus

 

11lb 13.5oz

 

17lb 12oz

21lb 15oz

 

 

 

Lilith

 

10lb 5.5oz

 

15lb 2.5oz

17lb 8oz

 

 

 

Bertha

 

9lb 5.5oz

 

13lb 12.5oz

16lb 14.5oz

 

 

 

Howdy

 

9lb 11.5oz

 

14lb 8oz

18lb