We are so happy to announce Apple and Coopers beautiful litter of standard f1 goldendoodles were born!!! She had 3 boys and 3 girls! They will be ready to go home December 16th. We will not be offering a Puppy Kindergarten class for this litter.
All of her puppies have been reserved.
A big 4 weeks old today!!! Half way to home!
I can’t believe how fast these guys are growing! And they just keep getting cuter! If you haven’t already done so, this is the time when I recommend taking a look at the New Puppy Check List and start getting everything you need.
This week we have added in straw to their play area as mama is no longer cleaning up after them. They have more access to the outside (except night time or if it is too cold out) now and can be indoor or a covered outdoor area. Apple is starting to spend more time away from them as they grow in independence.
It is so much fun getting to see their little personalities show! We tried taking them out in the grass a few times this week but it has been too cold and windy. They don’t have much of their coats yet so they were too little to get to play. We hope to be able to let them run around outside in the next week or so! Hoping for some sun!!!
Apple’s guardian family got to visit this week! Mama Apple was so happy to see them and the puppies loved all the snuggles!
Weekly pictures! Typically I try to get outside pictures this week but since I couldn’t I tried to get a few of the puppies inside. What you’re seeing are basically the ones that aren’t too blurry because these guys are on the move!
And some more because they are just too cute not to share!!!
Three weeks old and getting bigger every day!!! This week they have started walking around, finding their voices, and their eyes are opening more and more! I love this week because there is a new discovery for them everyday!
Mama Apple is starting to enjoy some small periods of time away from her puppies but is always eager to get back to them.
This is a good time to start thinking about their transition home. It will be an adjustment for them going from the whelping box with their mama and siblings to a new home with new people! One of the things that helps is making as many things the same as possible. Smell is one of the major senses for pups so we will have a small lap size transition blanket for you on pickup day included in your puppy pack. We will rub this blanket on Apple so they can carry her sent home. I recommend putting it in their crate so they can sleep with it. Here is a list of the items I recommend for smoothing out the transition. All of these items are in our “recommended” list but it explains how/why it helps your puppy in its transition home plus some other tips.
Here is a little video of the sweeties:
Weekly pictures and weights:
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! I hope everyone had a fun and safe day!
Our little pumpkins are 2 weeks old and we are so pleased with the growth and progress! We are also noticing some of Cooper’s signature markings are starting to show! Can you see their blonde toes? ❤
You can also see in their pictures they have started to open their eyes and are getting a lot more mobile. Though they aren’t walking quite yet, they are starting to take some bigger steps. This week, we will also cut their nails and stroke them from head to toe–so they are used to it. This makes grooming them when they are bigger much easier for you and the groomer. They continue to spend all their time sleeping and eating mama’s milk.
Here are their individual pictures and weights:
Some of them together…
And this was just too cute not to share…
The First Days
Just in time to be ready to go home for Christmas…Apple’s puppies were born early in the morning on Friday October 20th. They were almost delivered at her guardian family’s! Fortunately, Stacey (Apple’s human mama), could tell Apple was getting ready to pop! After seeing her I told Jake they were coming that night–he made me a bet that they wouldn’t! I won :). We set up a nice cozy spot in our living room next to the couch and across from our cozy fireplace. Jake stayed up with Apple all night until 4:30am so I could sleep–my hero! She had 3 puppies in row starting at 2am. Then he slept and I stayed with her and she had the other 3 around 5:30am. When our 1.5 year old woke up he could hear their sweet chirping noises as they searched for their mama’s milk. He normally takes a while to wake up but that morning he sat right up, pointed out his door and said, “puppies?” ❤
The first 48 hours are the most critical time with puppies. Jake and I take are constantly watching after them and making sure everyone is able to latch and get their fair share of mama’s milk. If needed, we supplement a feeding with goats milk. We make sure they are all hydrated, at the right temperature, and get lots of bonding time with their mama.
In their first few days they have not opened their eyes yet and can’t walk. They crawl around quite impressively, however, and can get to mama’s milk. They also don’t bark or cry yet and instead make a sweet chirping noise. All of their time is spend eating or sleeping with Apple.
Apple has been happy and energetic for just having 6 puppies! She doesn’t like to go for walks quite yet, and when we take outside for potty breaks and to stretch her legs she is always running back to the door and wanting to be let in. She is the sweetest mama!
What can I do now?
I am the planner in our family and like to do things way ahead of time! If you are like me and are excited to get everything ready, check out our new puppy check list. For a complete list of recommended products, see our resources page.
Here are some other articles as we begin this process that I hope will be helpful:
Mostly, this is the waiting and watching time. Each week I will post updates for you to enjoy! I will also include more instructions/recommendations as we get to them.
Which puppy is mine?
Many people are eager to know which puppy will be theirs. I know it can seem impossible right now to have to pick just one!
Here is how this process will work: Since they are still so little, it is hard to determine their personalities and coats. When the puppies are 5 1/2 to 6 weeks old we can see their personalities more and will preform a temperament test on each puppy. Then I will read through everyone’s application and pick out my top 2-3 puppies for each family. After watching the videos, I will ask you to do the same. Then I will call the first applicant and review our picks until they have picked out a puppy. I will repeat the process with the second applicant and so on until everyone is matched up.
DON’T WORRY! This is a smooth and simple process and it has gone wonderfully every time! My only caution is to not get your heart set on “one puppy.” Instead, I ask that you keep your heart open to all the puppies. And for now, just sit back and enjoy ALL their cuteness!
Finally, here they are!
And some extra cuteness!