I want to give a quick update and apologize for the lack of posts and communication. I have been very sick and unable to function in any meaningful way for an extended period. Today I’ve finally started to turn the corner and made some improvement and was eager to reach out to you. I am sure I have emails, texts, or voicemails to get caught up on. I hope tomorrow i feel a little better and can start getting your visits scheduled. I am so sorry for all the delays.
You can see that some of the puppies are beginning to show changes in the white areas of their coats. Some of the white areas on their legs are turning to roan and some of their pure white patches on their bodies just aren’t as white anymore. Over the next several weeks a few will likely get much darker, while it appears some are retaining their white coat.
We are excited to announce the arrival of Kota’s new litter! You can reserve your pick and see additional details here on the Kota X Finn Litter Page. The red heat lamp makes a good photo impossible, so that will be coming. All the pups are currently liver and white. Over the next seven weeks, their white coloring will change from white to white ticked or roan. Liver patches and markings will remain but can have some roan come into the solid liver color.
We are excited to announce that Kota is expecting a litter within the next 2-3 weeks. I do not maintain a waiting list or callback list so each puppy pick is reserved first-come-first-served as soon as they are born.
We had her paired with the stud during her heat cycle but did not witness the tying. Without witnessing the breeding, estimating the due date is much more difficult and is based on her physical appearance thus the estimated 2-3 weeks. This timeline will be adjusted as she shows additional signs of progress and development.
AKC offers two registration types to control breeding options and the price varies between the two, but is the same for males and females. AKC Limited Registration (non-breeding) is $1,400 and AKC Full Registration (full breeding rights) is $2,400. The AKC Limited Registration can be changed to Full Registration in the future by paying the difference of $1,000. Deposits are $300.
Kota has great confirmation and very unusual facial marking. She has never produced puppies with similar coloration.