Portuguese Water Dog puppies. From Elk Run Kennels in Albuquerque NM. I was present for the whelping and she was up to two-hours between pups, but she managed to birth all healthy newborns after a long long New Years Eve. Naturally, Igraine went into labor about 1 AM…. I fell asleep a few times on the dog bed next to her whelping box with my hand laying upon her strained body in re-assurance.