Charlie was whelped here from Kasey
and Mindy's first litter. He was first born and with it being my
first litter as well, Mindy and I were shooting in the dark. As
it happened, complications arose. Charlie was stuck in the birth
canal for over 2 hours. My wonderful veterinarian rushed to our
house to try to help. We thought that he couldn't possibly be
alive. That long with no oxygen supply doesn't lead to a good prognosis,
so we did whatever we could to whelp him. He was so far up into
the canal we couldn't reach him, but after about 30 minutes,
using forceps, my friend, also a vet, was able grab him and pull him
out. He was screaming! He was alive!!
Because he was so weak at docking, his tail was left intact
to give him every chance to survive. In the following
weeks, we worked hard to keep him alive and growing. It was a rough road for him, but he was determined
to live. He truely is a miracle and 'simply amazing'!
Charlie has a wonderful temperament. He is always happy,
loving and looking for an adventure. His temperament is so
perfect that he has become our puppy nanny. He mentors the
litters to teach proper interaction and play. He is so gentle and
patient with them. We are truely lucky to have this boy.
Charlie is a dog in the true sense of the term. He jumps, plays
and wallows. He will have no job other than to raise our litters
properly and be a dog!
Charlie is 17" at the
withers and 25 pounds.