Whelping Box & 7 new Bench Pups

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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 08-03-2012 08:05 PM 7611 views 1 time favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I cant claim full credit here

I’ve been in spasm for 6 weeks and I was

told that a “Cardboard Whelping box WOULD

be purchased. Now that was cruel :(

So I had the Jolly Rouges get this together and built

this one,

It was made from an 8’ x 4’ 1/2” Birch Plywood

4 1” broom handles 48×1 1/2” drywall screws

finished with a Danish Oil Mix

Finished size 48” square x 12”

So Ryan, Gordon & Arthur; Thank you guys


Thembi 6 brindle & 1 white Boxers in the Box


In photo #2 you can see the idea behind the

“Pig Rails” they give the pups a safety time out box :)

They are for the first 5-7 days and also good for new

Mums as they can push against the sides.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 08:14 PM

Looks like a fine build! But I need enlightenment: What purpose the broomsticks?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Don W

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 08:19 PM

that’s gettin it done!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 08:27 PM

Smitty, they are Pig Rails

To stop momma rolling on them

It was her first litter, they go down after

5 days

Shirley was covering all the bases

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 10:02 PM

looks like the next Iditarod sled dog team…..mush jamie mush…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 11:54 PM


Nice job on the box.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 08-04-2012 12:23 AM

That’s a proud Mama Jamie!
Congratulations all around!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 08-04-2012 01:39 AM

All’s whelp that ends whelp.

My apologies to everyone.

-- Stephen NYS

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#8 posted 08-04-2012 03:58 AM

Good job ! The puppies look like they approve !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#9 posted 08-04-2012 06:40 AM

HAHA Stephen, that was awful and you beat me to it. :o)

That’s a nice box Jamie. I’ve never heard of the broomstick idea before but it sounds like a good idea. When my old dog had puppies, we used to blow up a kids paddling pool and put some newspaper in the bottom.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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#10 posted 08-04-2012 10:45 AM

I’m with Paul on this one …... more puppy pictures!!!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 08-04-2012 12:05 PM

very cool … fun post

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 08-04-2012 12:42 PM

I built one for my sisters Rottweiler , put a 1×4 around the perimeter ,your dowels look like an easier approach! Momma Boxer is beautiful. My whole family has Boxers, 7 currently. Great dogs

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#13 posted 08-04-2012 12:46 PM

I still haven’t noticed the woodworking project. Is that white one spoken for?
Gotta love the bed next to the box. Someone love dogs (like me:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 08-04-2012 02:05 PM

I counted twice and only came up with 5 pups, are the other two bashful? Great wood working project, now
are you going to build a pup door for the room when they get a little bigger, or just newpaper the entire floor?
Nothing like fresh puppie breath. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#15 posted 08-04-2012 02:36 PM

Well made, Jamie and far better than a cardboard one any day. Hope you are feeling better soon.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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