|A Better English Setter Rescue
|Pixie's puppies are 3 boys: Hudson, Beckett and Ollie and 2 girls: Hazel Grace and Poppy.
We will add names to the pictures as they grow so stay tuned.
|Becket one of two
of the big boys.
|Hudson second of
the big boys.
Ollie the third male.
|The girls Poppy and Hazel
Puppies eyes are just starting to open.
|More puppy pictures
2 Months old
The puppies: there are 3 males (Beckett, Hudson and Ollie) and 2 females (Hazel Grace and Poppy).
They have turned 8 weeks and received their first shots on April 3rd. Their general overall health is very good.
Two of the pups do have a congenital condition called Hypomyelination, otherwise known as shaking puppy
syndrome. This is a condition caused by insufficient myelin production in the body.
This condition affects the central nervous system, with related tremors that are most apparent when a dog is
active. Both of these pups should go on to lead normal active lives, but they do have tremors when they get
excited. I will elaborate more with the individual dogs. Here is a link for more information:
As with any puppies, please keep a few things in mind – they have sharp teeth and sharp little nails, and they will
chase and grab anything that looks like fun to play with. If you have small children in the house, please be a
proactive parent and supervise closely. Please also keep in mind that the puppies are changing almost
daily – this is an important time for them to learn social interaction. I am happy to talk to anyone that is interested
in a puppy, but please do not get offended if, after talking with you, I feel that another puppy may be better
suited for you other than the one you are interested in.
Beckett aka BBB (Big Boy Beckett) is a sturdy boy weighing in at
13.6#, but he is also very sweet.
Beckett has the cutest spotted feet and chest. He has learned to
enjoy back scratches and ear rubs. He will give kisses…when he
feels like it. He is fairly independent and can entertain himself with
toys and bones, but also enjoys interaction with people.
Beckett does not show any signs of Hypomyelination.
Hazel Grace is a tiny little girl weighing in at 7.6#
She is the smallest of the litter. Hazel Grace is a super sweet girl and
she presents herself as a Princess, but this girl can hold her own
against her big brothers! If they pick on her too much, she will take
off her tiara and set them straight. She can entertain herself by
playing with toys and chewing on bones, but she also enjoys being
held and treated as a Princess! Hazel Grace does not show any signs
Ollie is a handsome boy weighing in at 10.6#, and he has the biggest
eyes that grab your heart. He LOVES back scratches, ear rubs and
belly rubs. He is the calmest of the boys and he gives nice kisses. Ollie
does show slight signs of Hypomyelination as his head does “bob” a
little. He is just as active as all the other pups and he too will hold his
own if picked on. Ollie should go on to lead a normal active life. The
Hypomyelination symptoms will improve more during the 6 month to 1
year of age.
Poppy is a stunning little girl weighing in at 10.7#, and she is quite
remarkable too. Poppy was the first to show signs of Hypomyelination right at
the 3 week mark. It almost happened overnight.
This does affect her and she will exhibit tremors, but she has improved so
much over the last 5 weeks.
She runs and chases her siblings and she has no problem starting trouble!
If we see that she is getting over stimulated during play, we just pick her up
for a little “time out” and calm her back down. I will be honest, I am trying to
figure out if Poppy would do better as an only dog.
I did discuss this with my vet, and she feels that Poppy would do best as an
only dog until she is about 1 year of age. This will give her body a chance to get
a little better control of itself.
Part of the issue with Hypomyelination is that you don’t want them to “give up”
and let those muscles atrophy – she needs activity in her life. Here she runs
and plays with her siblings, so she would need a fenced yard to run around or
someone that was willing to walk her a few times a day. Hydrotherapy is also
another suggestion to keep those legs moving. All in all, Poppy should be able
to lead a normal active life. She should show more improvement between the 6
month to 1 year age.
|If you think you might want a puppy in your life,
please fill out one of our applications!
|All our dogs are in foster homes living with families across the region.
Pixie's Pups currently reside in Indiana.
We have an all volunteer transport available to get them to their adopters.
For more infomation on how that works check out our Transport page.