Week 7 sees the puppies getting their ears cropped (well, all except ‘Trey,’ lucky boy…). They were a bit touchy at first, as one would expect, but are back to their usual rowdy selves! The time draws near for these beautiful puppies to leave us as they journey to their forever homes. ‘Merci’ (formerly ‘Sunshine’) is headed to Arizona, ‘Trey’ will be heading off to Rhode Island and ‘Ryder’ will be off to Charlotte, NC. ‘Nakoa’ will be staying with us and will be starting his show career in just a few short months.
The hardest part of being a breeder is saying goodbye to these wonderful puppies that we have been blessed to have in our lives for a mere 8 weeks’ time. We will miss them terribly, but know that they are all going to wonderful homes.
Week 7 pictures (as well as previous weeks’ pictures) can be found on our Puppies page!
Five weeks in and the puppies have escaped the confines of the whelping room! They are now exploring the family room (as seen below) and soon will venture into the great outdoors (when we get a break from the weather)! The puppies are now eating solid food 3 times a day with an occasional milk snack from mom…
Week 5 pictures (as well as previous weeks’ pictures) can be found on our Puppies page!
Four weeks have passed since the birth of our new litter – it’s hard to believe how quickly the time has passed and how big the puppies have grown. They have now been on a mixed diet of mom’s milk and solid food for a week, and it is really showing in their growth and attitude.
Week 4 pictures (as well as previous weeks’ pictures) can be found on our Puppies page!
Much like the puppies themselves, our week 3 litter pictures have escaped from the litterbox! We managed to round them back up in time for your viewing pleasure.
The puppies are now roaming around and have discovered life outside the litterbox (albeit briefly!). They have also started their solid diet to go along with their regular meals with mamma.
Week 3 pictures (as well as week 2, week 1 and newborn) can be found on our Puppies page!
Week 2 pictures of the new litter from the breeding of Am Int Ch Enzo’s Derek Zoolander Blue Steel RemyD, GDCA-AOM (“Derek”) to Am BISS Ch Shades Vintage Stetson, Evia (“Vintage”) are now available for your viewing pleasure! Week 2 pictures (as well as week 1 and newborn) can be found on our Puppies page!
Shades of Excellence is pleased to announce the arrival of the new litter from the breeding of Am Int Ch Enzo’s Derek Zoolander Blue Steel RemyD, GDCA-AOM (“Derek”) to Am BISS Ch Shades Vintage Stetson, Evia (“Vintage”)! Details and pictures of the new litter can be found on our Puppies page!
The puppies from the breeding of UKC CH Della’s Thin Blue Line At Valentino (“Taser”) to UKC CH Shades Twilight Intrigue (“Intrigue”) just turned one year old on October 11! In continuing the celebration of this event, here are pictures of Shades Ruler of the Heart aka “Etta” at 10 weeks and at 1 year of age. My how they grow!
Seems the time has flown by so quickly – we’re already coming up on the one year birthday for the puppies from the breeding of UKC CH Della’s Thin Blue Line At Valentino (“Taser”) to UKC CH Shades Twilight Intrigue (“Intrigue”)! In celebration of the event we will post some recent pictures of these wonderful pups!
Here’s a picture of Shades QB the Game Changer aka “Winston” back when he was 10 weeks old:
And here is a picture of Winston as he comes up on his first birthday!
Winston will be one year old on October 11. Happy Birthday Winston!
August 18, 2014
We are very pleased to announce that “Charm” has found her forever home!
Thanks to everyone for putting the word out there and helping Shades of Excellence find a new home for this adorable Great Dane puppy. Through all the trials Charm has gone through she has been a very happy, playful puppy. Though only with us briefly, she has left her mark on our hearts, as is typical for a Great Dane!
August 12, 2014
“Charm” is a sweet 8 week old AKC registered Great Dane puppy. She came to us under unfortunate circumstances and is in need of a forever home. She has a clean bill of health from our Veterinarian. Her vaccines are current and she is parasite free. In addition she is housebroken and leash trained. If you are interested in adopting her please feel free to call us at 704-880-1081. If no answer, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.