All photos on this site are of our "Happy
Customers". Should you wish to see your litter here, please
send us your photogragh, clearly showing the whelping box with your
"New Family" inside.
All photos posted on the site will be entitled
to a £10 discount off their next box purchase.
In the picture, Rae with her eight two-day old German Shepherd
puppies, owned by Çaroline McCarron.
"Just to let you know that we have been delighted with
your product. Our bitch Lola had 9 bouncy pups 4 weeks ago and the whelping box is
strong. Many thanks Yvonne Wheeler - Gron-De-Mon Groenendaels
This is Charlie the boxer pup 6 weeks old weighing up the big
wide world outside of his cosy box.
We would also love to hear of any of your
comments regarding our whelping boxes.
Whelping & Kittening Boxes
Medium and Small Boxes
The boxes come flat-packed with easy-to-understand assembly instructions:
but don't do what I do(!) it's best if you read the instructions
first and check and identify the components.
Pig rails for these boxes, if required (and they rarely are in the case of the small box)
come in sets of three. They are made of pine doweling, 22 mm dia. The doweling rails,
slightly longer than the width of each side, are threaded through perforations in the
walls (it's best to slide from the inside out, pushing one side through a little more
than required through one perforation, then sliding it back through the opposite
Large and Extra Large Boxes
The larger boxes were developed at the request of a significant
number of breeders who were very keen to have them. Of course, handling
and cost had to be taken into account.
As a breeder myself, cost
is a consideration, so taking many ideas and suggestions which had
been presented to us, we built into the design as many savings as
we could without jeopardising the comfort of the bitch her puppies.
We reasoned that because bitches tend to lie on their sides when
feeding their puppies, an oblong box would be most satisfactory and
this would also make handling easier. Also because bitches have never
been seen to lie against their 'entrance way', if was decided that the
entrance way would be placed at one end of a shorter side.
cardboard has been used which has served several purposes. It is stronger
so it will accommodate larger and heavier breeds. It also supports the
necessary broomstick size 22 mm whelping rails when required. These are
fixed on exactly the same principle as the small and medium size boxes
and work very well.
As well as keeping the bottom of the box clean, the tray also holds
the inner walls and the front 'entrance flap' in their places. So many
breeders of large were positive in that they did not want lids for the
large box, that the lid was dispensed with. However, already one or two
have since said that they liked this feature and, innovatively, used part
of the cardboard wrapping, in which the box is delivered, as a lid whilst
the bitch is in labour.
Heated pads may be used with the boxes, although if all round room
heating at an acceptable level (around 70') is provided (a convector
heater is ideal), the dam's tummy will take care of the rest, especially
as the cardboard is a natural insulator. If, as indicated, many
breeders of larger dogs use heat lamps, then it is worth noting
that cardboard has low combustibility and overhead, infra-red lamps
can be used, although of course a sensible height is recommended
if only to keep the bitch comfortable.
We also recommend that thick
layers of newspaper should line the bottom of the box whilst the
bitch is whelping. Subsequently, you should use the type of bedding