Our Halle and Toby's "litter" was my first experience being involved with a breeding from the beginning to end. It was my first time owning the stud and dealing with all that goes with the supervision needed having an intact male in the house with a female in heat, and the first time supervising the actual mating/ties between them. To top it off, it was "the first time" for Halle & Toby as well. Having done my homework reading anything & everything I could find about the breeding process, I was confident. Calculating the time to breed was fairly apparent by Toby's actions & Halle's acceptance of his advances, and all went smoothly. I sat with them during each tie, making sure one or the other did not make a sudden move that could cause injury to either of them.
Sixty-three days later their one little baby was born..........a son! I use the word little because to you or me, he surely was. But for a 6 1/2 lb Yorkshire Terrier he was quite a big puppy, weighing very close to 7 ounces at birth. Even so, Halle was able to free-whelp this puppy with very little assistance from me.