Apple and Cooper’s Litter 2018

We are so happy to welcome Apple’s beautiful puppies!!! She had 4 standard f1’s on May 6th.  They will be ready to go home June 30th.

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Peaceful and beautiful mama Apple nursing and cuddling her pups

We had our first c-section experience! Apple started having contractions around 7am and had her first puppy soon after.  But then it was several hours of contractions without a puppy to be seen.  I am pretty holistically minded and really value the process of natural birth but could tell something wasn’t right.  I mentioned this to Jake, and he said that if I thought she needed help than we should bring her to the vet right away.  So we called our wonderful vet, who came in on a Sunday for us, and he was able to determine that one little guy stuck and blocking the way! He was able to perform a flawless c-section and safely retrieve the puppies.  Apple was able to come home that night and I am so impressed with her! We worked with her to help her find a balance of resting and wanting to tend to her pups.  Jake and I have been really involved in feeding so she can have ample time for recovery.  Since there are just 4 they are all getting a fair share of mama’s milk and they are all nice and plump! Nothing is more adorable than a plump little puppy! Her energy has been good and if you didn’t know she had just had a major surgery, you never would have known! We are just thrilled to have this new life in our home again.  Our two year old loves it and if he’s every groggy in the morning, all I have to do is whisper “puppies…” and he jumps right up and comes out to pet all of them.  Each one has to be held by him before we can do anything else! haha!

There is nothing I love more than puppies in the summer! Playing outside in the sun (and shade lol) is the best! So we are just in puppy heaven over here! All other times of the year, the weather is too extreme for the puppies and we have to wait until they are older but this warm spring has been PERFECT!

What can I do now?

The next step is to enjoy these precious little ones!! You still have plenty of time to get things ready to bring them home.

Here are some articles you can read as we begin this process that may be helpful:

New Puppy Checklist

10 Tips For First Time Puppy Parents

Top 5 Dog Training Books

Mostly, this is the watching and waiting time.  Every 7-10 days I will post updates for you to enjoy! I will also include more instructions/recommendations as we get to them.

Which puppy is mine?

I am doing the matchup process a little differently this litter than I have been.  Typically, I wait until the puppies are 7 weeks old to do a temperament test.  However, the last several litters their temperaments are all just varying degrees of responsive so it really came down to the gender and coat.  Then, we were getting so close to pickup day and people still didn’t know who was their puppy.  So this time, once the next person in line decides I will move on to the next family.  With this, you are absolutely okay to wait until the temperament tests.  But if you already know than I will go ahead and match you up (when it’s your turn)!

I will still preform a temperament test on each puppy.  I will video this process and post them on this page so you can see them and how adorable they are!

I am amazed at how smoothly all of the match-ups have gone.  The only problem I have run into is when someone get’s their heart set and then it’s chosen.  Instead, I ask that you keep your heart open to all the puppies.  Then, when it is your turn, narrow it down. And for now, just sit back and enjoy ALL their cuteness!

Here are they are!

 

Blue Collar-Male-34.4oz “Obi” Reserved

 

 

Purple Collar-Female-38.7oz

 

 

Teal Collar-Female-34.6oz

 

 

Yellow Collar-Female-37.2oz

 

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Jewel and Cooper 2018

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We are so excited to welcome Jewel and Cooper’s puppies to the world! The standard f1’s  were born March 7, 2018. She had 7 girls and 3 boys for a total of 10 puppies! They will be ready to go home May 5th, or May 12 if you sign up for Puppy Kindergarten.

I have 5 spots available. Please see our Available Puppies page to fill out an application if you’d like to take one of these sweeties home.

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4.27.18

Yay!!! Matchup week is here!!!!

I will start with the first person our list tomorrow (Saturday) so everyone has time to review and think about the puppies. This process can take a while so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a few days.  Also, please keep in mind there are other families waiting for their puppy match up after you! If you are not signed up for Puppy K this is the time to order your vitamins and food so it can be there when your puppy comes home! I only have 1 spot available for puppy k.

Each puppy has their own video with us preforming the tests on them.  Please review the test in order to see what behaviors the puppies exhibited to earn the results they got.  Keep in mind, this is a guideline for you to use–not the final say on their personalities.  You will definitely be able to tell they are siblings! And as the shy personalities get comfortable/older you may see them not as shy.  The independent behaviors may also decrease as a puppy bonds with their family.  Basically, please see this as a helpful tool but do not put too much into it. We have spent the last 7 weeks with them and can tell you they are all sweethearts! The hardest part is having to pick ONE!

I will keep this updated as puppies are chosen.  You will see their collar color and then “Available,” or “Reserved.”  So when you check back through you can stay up to date on who is available.

Talk to you soon!

Black-Reserved

Blue-Reserved

Blue/White-Reserved

Green-Reserved

Orange-Reserved

Pink-Available

Purple-Reserved

Red-Reserved

Teal-Available

Yellow-Reserved


4.23.18

Week 6 for these adorable little Doodles!!!! This is an exciting and busy week as now we will begin temperament testing! Woo woo!

Here is how the match up process will work: Between now and then Jake and I will perform a temperament test on each of the puppies. We will video this process so you can see the exact responses from each puppy.  I will post them next week (hopefully Friday night) for you to watch and review. Please read the article ahead of time so you know what tests we are doing and you can think about the kind of temperament you are looking for in a puppy.

*Keep in mind that with Golden Doodles there will not be any extremes and you are going to find more similarities between each of the puppies than differences.  In addition, your puppy’s personality will be a combination of it’s nature and your nurture.  So having a good training foundation is key. If you are a reader like me, this is a good time to make sure you’ve read up on the different methods so you can have a game plan ready to go when your puppy arrives.  Here are my Top 5 Favorite Books on Dog Training.  

After we have done the temperament test with each of the puppies, we will look through all the applications and pick our top 2-3 puppies for what you were looking for.  Then we call the first people on our list.  Together we talk about the puppies that stood out to them and the puppies that stood out to us for them.  After going over the test results and talking it through they will pick which one they want.  Once they are matched up, we will repeat the process with the second people on our list and so on until everyone is matched up.

Often people are concerned with getting matched up with the “right puppy.”  My advice is always to not worry about it! The process always feel very natural and organic.  And remember–they are all super cute and it is hard to go wrong! The only problem I run into is when people have their mind set on ONE puppy and that puppy gets chosen.  To avoid that, please keep an open mind and open heart to all of the puppies and narrow down your favorites to 3-4.

It was the most perfect spring day here and I have to say, playing with puppies in sunshine is hard to top.  In a couple of weeks, that will be you too!!! Yay!!! Here are all of your sweethearts this week!

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Black Collar-Boy
blue6
Blue Collar-Boy
bw6
Blue/White Collar-Girl
green6
Green Collar-Girl
orange6
Orange Collar-Boy
pink6
Pink Collar-Girl
purple6
Purple Collar-Girl
red6
Red Collar-Girl
teal6
Teal Collar-Girl
yellow61
Yellow Collar-Girl

4.13.18

This week has been full of playing! Now that they are older, they can really run around with us outside and we are starting to see those personalities shine through.  We are enjoying being able to bring them outside more often and see them run around the house, getting more comfortable. This week is a good week to start reading up on how you’d like to train your puppy.  Having a solid foundation and sticking to a method is key to raising a pup with good house manners, and easy for walks.  This starts the first day you bring them home! That’s why I recommend doing the reading now–so you’ll already have a game plan when your pup is home.  Here are some articles and books you may find helpful, but feel free to research on your own!

What to expect your puppy’s first night home

The best potty training schedule

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves -Sophia A. Yin

Clicking With Your Dog: Step-By-Step in Pictures– Karen Pryor (We will have a clicker for you in your “puppy pack” on pickup day!

Here are the updated super adorable pictures!

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Black Collar-Boy
blue5
Blue Collar-Boy
bw5
Blue/White Collar-Girl
green5
Green Collar-Boy
orange5
Orange Collar-Boy
pink5
Pink Collar-Girl
purple5
Purple Collar-Girl
red5
Red Collar-Girl
teal5
Teal Collar-Girl
yellow5
Yellow Collar-Girl

4.6.18

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!!! The little puppies are growing up so much and we are loving getting to bring them outside to play with us now! You can really see in their pictures this week that the puppies are starting to grow into their individual looks.  Even with siblings that have a similar look, It’s easy for us to tell them apart now without having to look at their collars.

Mama Jewel is starting to enjoy larger amounts of time away from her puppies, but is still eager to get back to them.  This week, I recommend looking into what areas may need to be prepped for bringing your puppy home.  Are there areas that need to be gated off? Does the basket of blankets need to be relocated? All of the “puppy proofing” will be temporary! But I recommend looking into that now as you may need supplies–If you have really nice rugs, I would suggest rolling them up or gating them off until your fur baby is potty trained.  I get cheap “training rugs,” as I call them.  Ones that I don’t care about and won’t be upset if they go to the bathroom on.  I use them to help train the puppies not to go on carpet then throw them away.  Here is an article about “puppy proofing” your home that can help you look at your home and think about what you may want to get ready.

Weekly pictures:

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Black Collar-Boy
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Blue Collar-Boy
bw4
Blue/White Collar-Girl
green4
Green Collar-Girl
orange4
Orange Collar-Boy
pink4
Pink Collar-Girl
purple4
Purple Collar-Girl
red4
Red Collar-Girl
teal4
Teal Collar-Girl
yellow4
Yellow Collar-Girl

A little video of them playing!

 

And some more of them playing together…

 


3.30.18

These cuties are getting so big!!! Three weeks old and definitely starting to show their individual looks and personalities.  I love this week because it feels like there are new advancements every day.  It was a little tricky getting pictures because they are wanting to move around a play!

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 Vera 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.

You may also want to read: How To Puppy Proof Your Home.

Weekly pictures!

black3
Black Collar-Boy
blue3
Blue Collar-Boy
bw3
Blue/White Collar-Girl
green3
Green Collar-Girl
orange3
Orange Collar-Boy
pink3
Pink Collar-Girl
purple3
Purple Collar-Girl
red3
Red Collar-Girl
teal3
Teal Collar-Girl
yellow3
Yellow Collar-Girl

And some of them all together!

 

3.21.18

HAPPY SPRING!!!! YAY!!!!!

Two weeks old!!!!  As you can see in their pictures, they have started to open their eyes and are getting a lot more mobile. Plumping up nicely and getting sweeter by the day! Though they aren’t walking quite yet, they are starting to take some bigger steps.  This week, we also cut their nails and daily 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.  Since they are all doing so well, they no longer need to have goat milk supplementation as they are each big enough to get their share!

I have added a Puppy Kindergarten class for Jewel’s litter so you are able to sign up if you’d like your puppy to participate.  Puppy Kindergarten is when you puppy stays with us for an extra week and we do the first week of potty training and crate training.  If you have the time/energy/will to do this training yourself, it is a great bonding time. However, it does help smooth out the transition home and by the end of the week they will be sleeping around 7-8 hours and able to hold their bladders for 30-45 min.  And there will still be lots of training needed afterwards! Check out the link for more details and information. I will only be opening up 5 spots as that is our max in order to ensure proper training and attention for the puppies in class.

Either way, here is a list of the items I recommend for smoothing out the transition.  I have a transition blanket already for your puppy and is included in your “puppy pack.”   All of these items are in our “recommended” list but it explains how/why it helps your puppy in its transition home.

Here are their weekly pictures for you to swoon over….all the heart eyes…

*Note: yellow girl is wearing a green collar because we ran out of yarn.  Will get some more yellow yarn this weekend!

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Black Collar-Boy-21.8oz
blue2
Blue Collar-Boy-28.7oz
bw2
Blue/White Collar-Girl-23.8oz
green2
Green Collar-Girl-26.5oz
orange2
Orange Collar-Boy-24.2oz
pink2
Pink Collar-Girl-27.5oz
purple2
Purple Collar-Girl-23.1oz
red2
Red Collar-Girl-27.1oz
teal2
Teal Collar-Girl-20.6oz
yellow2
Yellow Collar-Girl-19.9oz

Jake was on solo duty over the week the puppies were born.  I took our son (almost 2 years old) to California with me to visit family. But he reports that Jewel was incredible and acted like delivering 10 puppies was a walk in the park. Jake oversaw their delivery and watched them constantly to ensure each puppy was getting their fair share of mama’s milk and staying hydrated.  Needless to say he was very happy when we flew home the next day and he could go to bed! Jewel is our son’s favorite so he was freaking out when he saw the puppies!!! He cries for Jewel whenever we leave the house, to go run errands or whatever! So sweet! So each puppy is carefully held in his lap each morning–it’s the first thing we do.  He has also started to take on getting Jewel her water. ❤

What can I do now?

The next step is to enjoy these precious little ones!! You still have plenty of time to get things ready to bring them home.

Here are some articles you can read as we begin this process that may be helpful:

New Puppy Checklist

10 Tips For First Time Puppy Parents

Mostly, this is the watching and waiting time.  Each week I will post updates for you to enjoy! I will also include more instructions/recommendations as we get to them.

This is a good time to decide if you are wanting your puppy to participate in Puppy Kindergarten.  We will only open up 5 spots for Puppy K to ensure individualized attention and training for those that sign up.  Puppy K is an extra week with us where we do the first week of potty training and crate training.  It can also be a nice stepping stone for transitioning home with you.  I’ll share more on how to help your puppy transition home in the next couple of weeks. To read more about the program and/or to sign up, check out our Puppy Kindergarten page.

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 6 1/2 to 7 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!

Here are they are!

black
Black Collar-Boy-17.3oz
blue
Blue Collar-Boy-22.6oz
green
Green Collar-Girl-21.1oz
orange
Orange Collar-Boy-20.2oz
pink
Pink Collar-Girl-21.6oz
purple
Purple Collar-Girl-19.3oz
red
Red Collar-Girl-23.1oz
teal
Teal Collar-Girl-18.7oz
yellow
Yellow Collar-Girl-17.3oz
bw
Blue/White Collar-Girl-18.5oz

And some of them all together…

 

Pearl and Cooper 2018

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We are so happy to announce Pearl and Cooper’s litter was born February 19th, 2018! She had 10 little darlings–4 girls and 6 boys! Puppies will be ready to go home April 21.  I have 1 spot remaining. Please see our Available Puppies page to fill out an application.

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4.15.18

Finally!!! The exciting week of matchup is here!!!

I will start with the first person our list tonight so everyone has time to review and think about the puppies. This process can take a while so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a few days.  Also, please keep in mind there are other families waiting for their puppy match up after you! If you are not signed up for Puppy K this is the time to order your vitamins and food so it can be there when your puppy comes home! I only have 1 spot available for puppy k.

Each puppy has their own video with us preforming the tests on them.  Please review the test in order to see what behaviors the puppies exhibited to earn the results they got.  Keep in mind, this is a guideline for you to use–not the final say on their personalities.  You will definitely be able to tell they are siblings! And as the shy personalities get comfortable/older you may see them not as shy.  The independent behaviors may also decrease as a puppy bonds with their family.  Basically, please see this as a helpful tool but do not put too much into it. We have spent the last 7 weeks with them and can tell you they are all sweethearts! The hardest part is having to pick ONE!

I apologize that some of the videos have a distracting/crying toddler in them! There are so many benefits for the puppies to grow up being used to a small child, but it does make some things much harder! haha! But we love our little helper and we’ll take the harder stuff any day. ❤

Black—reserved

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Blue—reserved

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Green—reserved

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Orange–Reserved

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Pink–Reserved

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Purple–Reserved

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Red–Reserved

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Silver—-reserved

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Teal–Available

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Yellow—reserved

yellow7

 

I look forward to talking to all of you soon!!!


4.7.18

Week 6 for these adorable little Doodles!!!! This is an exciting and busy week as now we will begin temperament testing! Woo woo!

Here is how the match up process will work: Between now and then Jake and I will perform a temperament test on each of the puppies. We will video this process so you can see the exact responses from each puppy.  I will post them next week for you to watch and review. Please read the article ahead of time so you know what tests we are doing and you can think about the kind of temperament you are looking for in a puppy.

*Keep in mind that with Golden Doodles there will not be any extremes and you are going to find more similarities between each of the puppies than differences.  In addition, your puppy’s personality will be a combination of it’s nature and your nurture.  So having a good training foundation is key.

After we have done the temperament test with each of the puppies, we will look through all the applications and pick our top 2-3 puppies for what you were looking for.  Then we call the first people on our list.  Together we talk about the puppies that stood out to them and the puppies that stood out to us for them.  After going over the test results and talking it through they will pick which one they want.  Once they are matched up, we will repeat the process with the second people on our list and so on until everyone is matched up.

Often people are concerned with getting matched up with the “right puppy.”  My advice is always to not worry about it! The process always feel very natural and organic.  And remember–they are all super cute and it is hard to go wrong! The only problem I run into is when people have their mind set on ONE puppy and that puppy gets chosen.  To avoid that, please keep an open mind and open heart to all of the puppies and narrow down your favorites to 3-4.

It is getting harder and harder to get a picture of these guys as they are growing in confidence and curiosity!  But I got some great ones of each of them….I can hardly stand how sweet they are…

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Black Collar-Boy
blue6
Blue Collar-Boy
green6
Green Collar-Boy
orange6
Orange Collar-Boy
pink6
Pink Collar-Girl
purple6
Purple Collar-Girl
red6
Red Collar-Boy
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Silver Collar-Boy
teal6
Teal Collar-Girl
yellow6
Yellow Collar-Girl

And some more cute pictures…


4.2.18

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I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!!!

This week the puppies are really getting playful! We are enjoying being able to bring them outside more often and see them run around the house, getting more comfortable. This week is a good week to start reading up on how you’d like to train your puppy.  Having a solid foundation and sticking to a method is key to raising a pup with good house manners, and easy for walks.  This starts the first day you bring them home! That’s why I recommend doing the reading now–so you’ll already have a game plan when your pup is home.  Here are some articles and books you may find helpful, but feel free to research on your own!

What to expect your puppy’s first night home

The best potty training schedule

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves -Sophia A. Yin

Clicking With Your Dog: Step-By-Step in Pictures– Karen Pryor (We will have a clicker for you in your “puppy pack” on pickup day!

Here are the updated pictures!

black5
Black Collar-Boy
blue5
Blue Collar-Boy
green5
Green Collar-Boy
orange5
Orange Collar-Boy
pink5
Pink Collar-Girl
purple5
Purple Collar-Girl
red5
Red Collar-Boy
silver5
Silver Collar-Boy
teal5
Teal Collar-Girl
yellow5
Yellow Collar-Girl

And some more because I can’t help myself!

dood


3.23.18

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First, Happy National Puppy Day!!!! I love that these guys are due for an update on this day!  Second, happy spring!!!! Yay!!!! What a fun week we’ve had with these sweet pups! I love that the sun has come to visit and that these guys are old enough to go out for a little bit.  You can really see in their pictures this week that the puppies are starting to grow into their individual looks.  Even with siblings that have a similar look, It’s easy for us to tell them apart now without having to look at their collars.

Mama Pearl is now asking for some time away from the puppies.  She is still eager to get back to them after a little bit but we can see she is already starting the weaning process.  With 10 babies who can blame her!? Also joining her this week is her niece, Dandee! Dundee is one of our future mama’s and since her family is on vacation (Ireland!!! Lucky!!!) she gets to hang out with us for a little bit.  Pearl and Dandee are good buddies and they love to run around the yard together.

This week, I recommend looking into what areas may need to be prepped for bringing your puppy home.  Are there areas that need to be gated off? Does the basket of blankets need to be relocated? All of the “puppy proofing” will be temporary! But I recommend looking into that now as you may need supplies–If you have really nice rugs, I would suggest rolling them up or gating them off until your fur baby is potty trained.  I get cheap “training rugs,” as I call them.  Ones that I don’t care about and won’t be upset if they go to the bathroom on.  I use them to help train the puppies not to go on carpet then throw them away.  Here is an article about “puppy proofing” your home that can help you look at your home and think about what you may want to get ready.

Here is a little video!

Pictures:

black4
Black Collar-Boy
blue4
Blue Collar-Boy
green4
Green Collar-Boy
orange4
Orange Collar-Boy
pink4
Pink Collar-Girl
purple4
Purple Collar-Girl
red4
Red Collar-Boy
silver4
Silver Collar-Boy
teal4
Teal Collar-Girl
yellow4
Yellow Collar-Girl

3.16.18

I can hardly stand how cute these guys are getting! These growing puppies are making some big changes this week! Now, 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  (on the rare occasion it’s warm enough) and can be indoor or outdoor.  Pearl is starting to spend more time away from them as they grow in independence. We are not having to bottle feed any longer.  We took the puppies outside for the first time this week! It was a little cold so they mainly wanted to snuggle with each other but they did great!

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 is a good time to start thinking about the 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 Pearl 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.

It is so much fun getting to see their little personalities show!

black3
Black Collar-Boy-57.7oz
blue3
Blue Collar-Boy-52.4oz
green3
Green Collar-Boy-64.3oz
orange3
Orange Collar-Boy-71.2oz
pink3
Pink Collar-Girl-60.9oz
purple3
Purple Collar-Girl-56.1oz
red3
Red Collar-Boy-55.9oz
silver3
Silver Collar-Boy-54.4oz
teal3
Teal Collar-Girl-58.4oz
yellow3
Yellow Collar-Girl-51.9oz

Here are some more pictures just for fun! I had to add in one of Red going off exploring while the rest were all snuggled in together! He’s a PNW guy for sure! haha!

And I’m pretty sure this is yellow, but she seemed a little nervous about her new surroundings at first.  She climbed right up into Wyatt’s lap and Jake told him to be careful because she seemed scared.  So he hugged her and held onto her for a few minutes…be still my heart… And this is also teal with her.


3.10.18

FINALLY AN UPDATE!!! I apologize for the late update.  I had the privilege of going to California to visit my brother and his beautiful family.  It was so fun to see them! They have two of our dogs, Einstein and Koda.  Both golden retrievers and just gorgeous.  Einstein is Koda’s father but Koda definitely looks more like his mama, Panda.

Here are some pictures from our trip:

Jake stayed home and cared for the precious puppies.  He’s the puppy whisperer, as I call him, but he is not one for blogging. Hehe! I tried showing him how he could do an update but opted to just continue care for the babes.

All of the puppies are growing wonderfully and are getting more and more active.  You can see from their pictures they are opening their eyes and moving around.  Pearl is starting to spend larger amounts of time away from them more happily.  She enjoys her walks but is still eager to return.

Jake cut all of their nails last week while we were gone.  Since Wyatt and I also do a lot of the snuggling he was on double duty! We find it very important for socialization for them to have time with humans, not just their mama, at this stage.

Can you even handle how cute these guys are already!? ahhh!!!!

black2
Black Collar-Boy-47.2oz
blue2
Blue Collar-Boy-43.8oz
green2
Green Collar-Boy-47.6oz
orange2
Orange Collar-Boy-54.4oz
pink2
Pink Collar-Girl-46.9oz
purple2
Purple Collar-Girl-44.5oz
red2
Red Collar-Boy-41.5oz
silver2
Silver Collar-Boy-45.6oz
teal2
Teal Collar-Girl-43.9oz
yellow2
Yellow Collar-Girl-44.1oz

Puppies in a basket…<3


We are so excited to finally have puppies!!!! We had two litters in a row not take so we were so happy to see Pearl’s puppies! Jake and I always joke about how nice it would be if the mama’s delivered their puppies during the day–they normally come in the wee hours of the morning, like 3am.  And this girl did it!!!!! She even waited until all the chores were done and we had eaten breakfast! Pearl started in the late morning, around 10am.  Thank you Pearl….seriously…you truly are a gem (no pun intended haha)!

She was smooth sailing the whole way! We had to watch her closely because sometimes we couldn’t even tell she was having contractions and there would just be a new puppy! We were so surprised by 10 beautiful babies!!!

What are their first days like?

The first few days are critical when caring for new puppies.  And with 10, there is a lot of competition for mama’s milk.  Jake and I take turns watching them constantly and helping Pearl rotate all the puppies to make sure they are all fed.  To help her and the puppies out, we sometimes bottle feed them…and yes, it’s as adorable as it sounds.  We typically separate them into two smaller groups when there is a litter of this size.  But Pearl would have none of it!!!! We would have them in a cozy box together and she would just go get them! Many mama’s are thankful for the space and feel less overwhelmed when we do this but Pearl was not having it.  We tried and tried and when we put them in another room she started crying and shaking…so we listened to her, because mama always knows best.  So she has had all 10 puppies with her.  It’s amazing to watch…she will put them in little groups herself sometimes.  A few up by her neck nestled in and a few nursing.

Every morning our 1.5 year old wakes up and yells “puppies!” Then proceeds to want to hold each one, in turn.  It has been our greatest delight to see these littles love on each other.  We are so thankful he gets to grow up around puppies and learn to care for little souls.  I’m sure he’ll go through different phases but my mama heart is just soaking up this precious time.  ❤

wyatt02

What can I do now?

The next step is to enjoy these precious little ones!! You still have plenty of time to get ready to bring them home.

Here are some other articles as we begin this process that I hope will be helpful:

New Puppy Checklist

10 Tips For First Time Puppy Parents

Mostly, this is the watching and waiting time.  Each week I will post updates for you to enjoy! I will also include more instructions/recommendations as we get to them.

This is a good time to decide if you are wanting your puppy to participate in Puppy Kindergarten.  We will only open up 5 spots for Puppy K to ensure individualized attention and training for those that sign up.  Puppy K is an extra week with us where we do the first week of potty training and crate training.  It can also be a nice stepping stone for transitioning home with you.  I’ll share more on how to help your puppy transition home in the next couple of weeks. To read more about the program and/or to sign up, check out our Puppy Kindergarten page.

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 6 1/2 to 7 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!

Here are they are!

black
Black Collar-Boy-20.9oz
blue
Blue Collar-Boy-19.1oz
green
Green Collar-Boy-20.6oz
orange
Orange Collar-Boy-25.3oz
pink
Pink Collar-Girl-19.7oz
purple
Purple Collar-Girl-21.1oz
red
Red Collar-Boy-18.7oz
silver
Silver Collar-Boy-18.9oz
teal
Teal Collar-Girl-20.3oz
yellow
Yellow Collar-Girl-21.2oz

And some more of them together….

Vera and Cooper’s Litter

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We are so happy to welcome 9 beautiful new Teddy Bear Goldendoodles to our home! These sweeties were born December 2nd to Vera and Cooper.  They will be ready to go home February 3rd.

All puppies are spoken for.


1.27.18

The matchup process is complete! I am so impressed with how wonderfully it all went! It is so exciting getting to know which puppy is yours! I really appreciated everyone’s patience and communication throughout the process.

If you haven’t already seen it, you should have an e-mail from me going over details for pickup day! Please let me know if you didn’t get it as it contains important information!

As pickup day rapidly approaches, now is the time to order your food and vitamins, if you haven’t already done so.

Here are your sweeties almost ready to come home!

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Black
blue8
Blue
green8
Green
orange8
Orange
pink8
Pink
purple8
Purple
silver8
Silver
teal8
Teal
yellow8
Yellow

sibs8


1.19.18

Now begins the matchup process! I will start with the first person our list tonight so everyone has time to review and think about the puppies. This process can take a while so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a few days.  Also, please keep in mind there are other families waiting for their puppy match up after you! If you are not signed up for Puppy K this is the time to order your vitamins and food so it can be there when your puppy comes home!

Each puppy has their own video with us preforming the tests on them.  Please review the test in order to see what behaviors the puppies exhibited to earn the results they got.  Keep in mind, this is a guideline for you to use–not the final say on their personalities.  You will definitely be able to tell they are siblings! And as the shy personalities get comfortable/older you may see them not as shy.  The independent behaviors may also decrease as a puppy bonds with their family.  Basically, please see this as a helpful tool but do not put too much into it. We have spent the last 7 weeks with them and can tell you they are all sweethearts! The hardest part is having to pick ONE! Hehe! …and oh my goodness…my face on the videos covers! haha!

*We have a huge announcement regarding pink….he’s a boy!!!! I apologize for the mixup…so glad we caught this now! lol You can watch the video for more info.  

PINK

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YELLOW

yellow7

 

TEAL

teal7

 

 

GREEN

green7

 

 

ORANGE

orange7

 

PURPLE

purple7

 

 

BLACK

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BLUE

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SILVER

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Talk to you all soon!


1.12.18

Week 6 for these adorable little Teddy Bear Doodles!!!! This is an exciting and busy week as now we will begin temperament testing! Woo woo!

Here is how the match up process will work: Between now and then Jake and I will perform a temperament test on each of the puppies. We will video this process so you can see the exact responses from each puppy.  I will post them next week for you to watch and review. Please read the article ahead of time so you know what tests we are doing and you can think about the kind of temperament you are looking for in a puppy.

*Keep in mind that with Golden Doodles there will not be any extremes and you are going to find more similarities between each of the puppies than differences.  In addition, your puppy’s personality will be a combination of it’s nature and your nurture.  So having a good training foundation is key.  You can read through our Biggest Mistakes Made When Housebreaking to help you avoid pitfalls.

After we have done the temperament test with each of the puppies, we will look through all the applications and pick our top 2-3 puppies for what you were looking for.  Then we call the first people on our list.  Together we talk about the puppies that stood out to them and the puppies that stood out to us for them.  After going over the test results and talking it through they will pick which one they want.  Once they are matched up, we will repeat the process with the second people on our list and so on until everyone is matched up.

Often people are concerned with getting matched up with the “right puppy.”  My advice is always to not worry about it! The process always feel very natural and organic.  And remember–they are all super cute and it is hard to go wrong! The only problem I run into is when people have their mind set on ONE puppy and that puppy gets chosen.  To avoid that, please keep an open mind and open heart to all of the puppies and narrow down your favorites to 3-4.

It is getting harder and harder to get a picture of these guys as they are growing in confidence and curiosity! They just want to move and so many of my pictures are blurry! lol But I got some great ones of each of them….I can hardly stand how sweet they are…

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Black-Boy
blue6
Blue-Boy
green6
Green-Boy
orange6
Orange-Boy
pink6
Pink-Girl
purple6
Purple-Girl
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Silver-Boy
teal6
Teal-Girl
yellow6
Yellow-Girl

And Wyatt really wanted the puppy to give him kisses.  So papa helped.

wyatt6


1.3.18

2018 already!!!! Happy New Year!

Week 5!!! We are enjoying these little guys more and more… I love this week because they really start to play with us!

Normally, I would ask everyone to start looking into the temperament test so they can be ready for matchup soon.  But as we continue to study and learn we’ve found it is best to wait until the puppies are 7-8 weeks old before the temperament test is given.  We are constantly trying to learn and strive for the best care and raising possible so we are going to implement this change with this litter.  I am sure you are all anxious to know which adorable puppy will be yours but I think in the long run everyone will be happier knowing with more certainty what their personalities are really like.  So this week, just continue to enjoy their sweetness! We will start the temperament tests when they are 7 weeks.

Here is a little video of them playing outside!

 

Weekly pictures:

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Black-Male
blue5
Blue-Male
green5
Green-Male
orange5
Orange-Male
pink5
Pink-Female
purple5
Purple-Female
silver5
Silver-Male
teal5
Teal-Female
yellow5
Yellow-Female

And some more just for fun!

 


12.29.17

These growing puppies are making some big changes this week! Now, 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  (on the rare occasion it’s warm enough) and can be indoor or outdoor.  Vera is starting to spend more time away from them as they grow in independence. We are not having to bottle feed any longer as the puppies are eating dog food! It’s mixed with water and turned to mush but Life’s Abundance is packed with nutrition!

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.

It is so much fun getting to see their little personalities show! We are seeing some of their coats and markings show through more prominently.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a fun and safe New Year!

I can hardly stand how adorable these guys are….

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Black Collar-Boy- 38.1oz
blue4
Blue Collar-Boy-43.3oz
green4
Green Collar-Boy-41.3oz
orange4
Orange Collar-Boy-50.1oz
pink4
Pink Collar-Girl-38.6oz
purple4
Purple Collar-Girl-35.3oz
silver4
Silver Collar-Boy-40.7oz
teal4
Teal Collar-Girl-40.3oz
yellow4
Yellow Collar-Girl-53.9oz

And some of them together…

 


12.22.17

I apologize for the late update! We unfortunately had a tragedy that took president.  Two friends from college lost their little boy just a few days younger than our son.  Needless to say we have been a wreck.  The puppies have been a great source of comfort as we have cried and mourned.  There is something soothing about routine and needing to care for little babes.

Apart from that, the puppies have been doing marvelously! We are going crazy over their cuteness and are definitely starting to see their “teddy bear-ness” come though!!!

Mama Vera 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 Vera 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.

black3
Black Collar-Boy-29.3oz
blue3
Blue Collar-Boy-35.6oz
green3
Green Collar-Boy-33.3oz
orange3
Orange Collar-Boy-40.8oz
pink3
Pink Collar-Girl-31.3oz
purple3
Purple Collar-Girl-26.8oz
silver3
Silver Collar-Boy-30oz
teal3
Teal Collar-Girl-32.1oz
yellow3
Yellow Collar-Girl-40.7oz

Puppy pile!!!

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And our snuggly boy with snuggly puppies!

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!


12.13.17

Two weeks old today!!! Getting nice and plump and sweeter by the day! As you can 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 also cut their nails and daily 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.  Since they are all doing so well, they no longer need to have goat milk supplementation as they are each big enough to get their share!

This week has been busy for us as we prepare for the holidays and care for the puppies. Finally got our Christmas tree up and decorated! Ahh! I also teach dance and we are rehearsing for our Christmas show this weekend! We are immensely enjoying this sunshine and are so thankful for a break from the rain!!! It makes walking Vera much more enjoyable! While we don’t have a lot of property ourselves, we have the great fortune of generous neighbors. They have a 100 acre dairy farm and the most beautiful country road that leads to the river.  Vera LOVES walking the winding road and playing in the water! The early sunset has us enjoying the “golden hour” and all the beauty that comes with it. Here are some pictures from our walks this week:

 

I have added a Puppy Kindergarten class for Vera’s litter so you are able to sign up if you’d like your puppy to participate.  Puppy Kindergarten is when you puppy stays with us for an extra week and we do the first week of potty training and crate training.  If you have the time/energy/will to do this training yourself, it is a great bonding time. However, it does help smooth out the transition home and by the end of the week they will be sleeping around 7-8 hours and able to hold their bladders for 30-45 min.  And there will still be lots of training needed afterwards! Check out the link for more details and information. I will only be opening up 5 spots as that is our max in order to ensure proper training and attention for the puppies in class.

Either way, here is a list of the items I recommend for smoothing out the transition.  I have a transition blanket already for your puppy and is included in your “puppy pack.”  All of these items are in our “recommended” list but it explains how/why it helps your puppy in its transition home.

Here are their weekly pictures for you to melt over! Ahhhh!!!!! 🙂

black2
Black Collar-Boy-21.8oz
blue2
Blue Collar-Boy-23.7oz
green2
Green Collar-Boy-25.7oz
orange2
Orange Collar-Boy-30.8oz
pink2
Pink Collar-Girl-22.8oz
purple2
Purple Collar-Girl-20.7oz
silver2
Silver Collar-Boy-23.1oz
teal2
Teal Collar-Girl-24.1oz
yellow2
Yellow Collar-Girl-29.6oz

Getting their nails done!

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And some more adorableness of them together….

 


12.8.17

Vera has a very content disposition and we had a hard time telling she was in labor.  But digging at the floor and seeing her contractions gave her away! She did amazing!!! She  had 5 boys and 4 girls.  The first 48 hours are critical when working with puppies. This is the point where they are nursing and with 8 other brothers and sisters for competition for milk they can lose out on their share.  Because she had a larger litter, we have separated them into two groups to give everyone a chance to nurse and we switch them out.  Jake and I keep a constant watch on them to make sure they have a good body temperature and are hydrated.  If they need it, we will help them out by supplementing a feeding with goats milk….It’s just about the most adorable thing.  We feed the puppy with a bottle and snuggle them! 🙂   The first week they spend all their time with Vera nursing and sleeping.  They haven’t opened their eyes yet and cannot crawl though they are quite mobile and can find mama’s milk wherever she is!

What can I do now?

The next step is to enjoy these precious little ones!! You still have 9 weeks (10 if you sign up for puppy k) so you have plenty of time to get things ready to bring them home.

Here are some other articles as we begin this process that I hope will be helpful:

10 Tips For First Time Puppy Parents

How To Puppy Proof Your Home

Mostly, this is the watching and waiting time.  Each week I will post updates for you to enjoy! I will also include more instructions/recommendations as we get to them.

If you are wanting your puppy to participate in Puppy Kindergarten they will be ready to go home February 10th. We will only open up 5 spots for Puppy K to ensure individualized attention and training for those that sign up.  Puppy K is an extra week with us where we do the first week of potty training and crate training.  It can also be a nice stepping stone for transitioning home with you.  I’ll share more on how to help your puppy transition home in the next couple of weeks. To read more about the program and/or to sign up, check out our Puppy Kindergarten page.

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 6 1/2 to 7 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!

Here are they are!

black
Black Collar-Boy-15.2oz
blue
Blue Collar-Boy-15.9oz
green
Green Collar-Boy-15.9oz
orange
Orange Collar-Boy-18.8oz
pink
Pink Collar-Girl-14.9oz
purple
Purple Collar-Girl-15.5oz
silver
Silver Collar-Boy-17.3oz
teal
Teal Collar-Girl-17.1oz
yellow
Yellow Collar-Girl-16.6oz

And some more of them with their mama…

 

Apple and Coopers Litter–Fall 2017

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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.


12.8.17

ONE MORE WEEK!!!

I’m so excited for you guys to meet your puppy and get to take them home!!! It’s a bitter sweet day for us as we will miss these little guys but also one of the best days as we know they are going home to their loving forever families.  And seeing you meet your puppy is the best.

I’ve sent out an e-mail with details about puppy pickup so please let me know if you haven’t received it.

So excited for Saturday!!! I am bummed I won’t be able to meet all of you as I will be running back and forth to dress rehearsal.  The dance studio where I teach has our Christmas show Saturday night! But Jake will be here and so will your puppy lol!

Please feel free to use any of our posts for resources as you bring your new puppy home.  Here are the ones I think will be most helpful:

What to expect your first night home

Potty training schedule

Crate training tips

DIY pee repellant carpet spray

How to treat worms naturally

DIY natural flea prevention treats

Here are your adorable new puppies 7 weeks old!

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Black
green7
Green
orange7
Orange
pink7
Pink
silver7
Silver
yellow7
Yellow

And just a cute picture…

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12.1.17

How is it DECEMBER already?!?!!!!

Finally finished the temperament tests! Yay! I apologize again for the late post!

Now begins the matchup process! I will start with the first person our list after a few days so everyone has time to review and think about the puppies. This process can take a while so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a few days.  Also, please keep in mind there are other families waiting for their puppy match up after you! This is the time to order your vitamins and food so it can be there when your puppy comes home!

Each puppy has their own video with us preforming the tests on them.  Please review the test in order to see what behaviors the puppies exhibited to earn the results they got.  Keep in mind, this is a guideline for you to use–not the final say on their personalities. As the shy personalities get comfortable/older you may see them not as shy.  The independent behaviors may also decrease as a puppy bonds with their family.  Basically, please see this as a helpful tool but do not put everything into it. We have spent the last 6 weeks with them and can tell you they are all sweethearts!

Enjoy!

 

PINK-GIRL

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YELLOW-GIRL

yellow6

SILVER-GIRL

silver6

GREEN-BOY

green6

ORANGE-BOY

orange6

 

BLACK-BOY

black6

Talk to you soon!


11.30.17

Sorry I haven’t posted the videos yet!!!! We have all been sick and had opposite schedules this past week! Still have two more to do tomorrow morning and will post asap! I apologize for the delay–I know you are all excited!!!


11.23.17

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

I may be already playing Christmas music…and for another holiday treat next week is matchup week!!! Over the course of the next week Jake and I will start the temperament tests and do videos of the puppies getting their test done.  Here is how the match up process will work: Between now and then Jake and I will perform a temperament test on each of the puppies. Please read that article so you know what tests we are doing and you can think about the kind of temperament you are looking for in a puppy.

Keep in mind that with Golden Doodles there will not be any extremes and you are going to find more similarities between each of the puppies than differences.  In addition, your puppy’s personality will be a combination of it’s nature and your nurture.  So having a good training foundation is key.  You can read through our Biggest Mistakes Made When Housebreaking to help you avoid pitfalls.

Next weeks update will be the videos and updated pictures. After we have done the temperament test with each of the puppies, we will look through all the applications and pick our top 2-3 puppies for what you were looking for.  Then we call the first people on our list.  Together we talk about the puppies that stood out to them and the puppies that stood out to us for them.  After going over the test results and talking it through they will pick which one they want.  Once they are matched up, we will repeat the process with the second people on our list and so on until everyone is matched up.

Often people are concerned with getting matched up with the “right puppy.”  My advice is always to not worry about it! The process always feel very natural and organic.  And remember–they are all super cute and it is hard to go wrong! The only problem I run into is when people have their mind set on ONE puppy and that puppy gets chosen.  To avoid that, please keep an open mind and open heart to all of the puppies and narrow down your favorites to 3-4.

A video of the puppies playing outside (sorry I couldn’t get it to turn!!!):

Weekly pictures!

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Black-Boy
green5
Green-Boy
orange5
Orange-Boy
pink5
Pink-Girl
silver5
Silver-Girl
yellow5
Yellow-Girl

And some other cute pictures just for fun!

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


11.14.17

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!

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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!

Black Collar-Boy

Green Collar-Boy

Orange Collar-Boy

Pink Collar-Girl

Silver Collar-Girl

Yellow Collar-Girl

And some more because they are just too cute not to share!!!


11.8.17

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:

black3
Black-Boy-34.5oz
green3
Green-Boy-43.6oz
orange3
Orange-Boy-72.3oz
pink3
Pink-Girl-64.8oz
silver3
Silver-Girl-66.7oz
yellow3
Yellow-Girl-53.2oz

10.31.17

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:

black2
Black Collar-Boy-24oz
green2
Green Collar-Boy-31.1oz
orange2
Orange Collar-Boy-47.5oz
pink2
Pink Collar-Girl-43.2oz
silver2
Silver Collar-Girl-46.6oz
yellow2
Yellow Collar-Girl-43.8oz

Some of them together…

And this was just too cute not to share…

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Paws crossed getting her nails done! 🙂

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:

10 Tips For First Time Puppy Parents

How To Puppy Proof Your Home

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!

green
Green Collar-Boy-17.2oz
black
Black Collar-Boy-19.4oz
orange
Orange Collar-Boy-22.4oz
pink
Pink Collar-Girl-20.4oz
Silver
Silver Collar-Girl-24.9oz
yellow
Yellow Collar-Girl-23.6oz

And some extra cuteness!

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All snuggle up together! Puppies in a basket!
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Our little helper keeps an eye on the other ones while we weigh and give them collars. ❤

Jewel and Sidekick 2017

9.11.17

Yay!!! It’s matchup week!!!

Doing the temperament tests with the puppies was a blast and I loved getting to really see the small differences in their personalities. I’m amazed at how sweet and calm the puppies could be! I think you guys are in for a treat with these cuties!

Now begins the matchup process! I will start with the first person our list after a few days so everyone has time to review and think about the puppies. This process can take a while so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a few days.  Also, please keep in mind there are other families waiting for their puppy match up after you! If you are not signed up for Puppy K this is the time to order your vitamins and food so it can be there when your puppy comes home!

Each puppy has their own video with us preforming the tests on them.  Please review the test in order to see what behaviors the puppies exhibited to earn the results they got.  This is a guideline for you to use–not the final say on their personalities. An adult dog’s behavior is going to be a combination of its nature and your nurture. Keep in mind that with Golden Doodles there will not be any extremes and you are going to find more similarities between each of the puppies than differences.   So having a good training foundation is key.  You can read through our Biggest Mistakes Made When Housebreaking to help you avoid pitfalls.

We will look through all the applications and pick our top 2-3 puppies for what you were looking for.  Then we call the first people on our list.  Together we talk about the puppies that stood out to them and the puppies that stood out to us for them.  After going over the test results and talking it through they will pick which one they want.  Once they are matched up, we will repeat the process with the second people on our list and so on until everyone is matched up.

Often people are concerned with getting matched up with the “right puppy.”  My advice is always to not worry about it! The process always feel very natural and organic.  And remember–they are all super cute and it is hard to go wrong! The only problem I run into is when people have their mind set on ONE puppy and that puppy gets chosen.  To avoid that, please keep an open mind and open heart to all of the puppies and narrow down your favorites to 3.

You’ll notice I have not put the girls’ videos and pictures up.  We are keeping the females to be future mama’s for us and I’ve already matched them up with their guardian families last week so have decided not to post them here.

And with all that here are their videos and pictures!

Black:

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Silver:

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Green:

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Red:

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Orange:

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Talk to you soon!


8.28.17

These sweeties are getting bigger every day!!! Mama Jewel is starting to enjoy some small periods of time away from her puppies but is always eager to get back to them.

I have added a Puppy Kindergarten class for Jewel’s litter so you are able to sign up if you’d like your puppy to participate.  Puppy Kindergarten is when you puppy stays with us for an extra week and we do the first week of potty training and crate training.  If you have the time/energy/will to do this training yourself, it is a great bonding time. However, it does help smooth out the transition home and by the end of the week they will be sleeping around 7-8 hours and able to hold their bladders for 30-45 min.  And there will still be lots of training needed afterwards! Check out the link for more details and information. I will only be opening up 5 spots as that is our max in order to ensure proper training and attention for the puppies in class.

Either way, here is a list of the items I recommend for smoothing out the transition.  I have transition blankets available here–let me know if you’d like to get one of our’s ($25) or feel free to mail in your own! All of these items are in our “recommended” list but it explains how/why it helps your puppy in its transition home.

Here is a little video of the cuties outside:

Weekly pictures:

black3
Black Collar-Boy
green3
Green Collar-Boy
orange3
Orange Collar-Boy
pink3
Pink Collar-Girl
red3
Red Collar-Boy
silver3
Silver Collar-Boy
teal3
Teal Collar-Girl
yellow3
Yellow Collar-Girl
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Just being adorable!

July 18th we were thrilled to welcome Jewel and Sidekicks sweet puppies! Born smoothly and quickly were 8 beautiful standard f1’s.  We are in love with the color spectrum of these pups!

The First Days

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, especially with so many siblings fighting for their turn.  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 Jewel.

Since she had 8 puppies, we divided them into two groups since competition for the milk can leave some stranded.  Jewel appreciates the smaller groups and doesn’t seem so overwhelmed.  She doesn’t like to go for walks quite yet, and we have to coax 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 such a good mama!

What can I do now?

I am the planner in our family and like to do things 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:

10 Tips For First Time Puppy Parents

How To Puppy Proof Your Home

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, their debut:

black1
Black Collar-Boy-31.9oz
green1
Green Collar-Boy-33.3oz
orange1
Orange Collar-Boy-35.5oz
pink1
Pink Collar-Girl-28.9oz
red1
Red Collar-Boy-30.9oz
silver1
Silver Collar-Boy-31.8oz
teal1
Teal Collar-Girl-28.5oz
yellow1
Yellow Collar-Girl-33.2oz

Eadie and Cooper’s Teddy Bear Doodles 2017

We are so excited about Eadie and Coopers Teddy Bear standard F1 Goldendoodles born July 11th! We can already see some incredibly gorgeous curly coats.  Matched with Coopers markings these TBD are the definition of cuteness.  They will be ready to go home September 9th, or September 16th if you sign up for Puppy Kindergarten.

9.4.17

Yay!!! It’s matchup week!!!

Doing the temperament tests with the puppies was a blast and I loved getting to really see the small differences in their personalities. I’m amazed at how sweet and calm the puppies could be! I think you guys are in for a treat with these cuties!

Now begins the matchup process! I will start with the first person our list after a few days so everyone has time to review and think about the puppies. This process can take a while so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a few days.  Also, please keep in mind there are other families waiting for their puppy match up after you! If you are not signed up for Puppy K this is the time to order your vitamins and food so it can be there when your puppy comes home!

Each puppy has their own video with us preforming the tests on them.  Please review the test in order to see what behaviors the puppies exhibited to earn the results they got.  Keep in mind, this is a guideline for you to use–not the final say on their personalities. An adult dog’s behavior is going to be a combination of its nature and your nurture.

*real life warning!–We completed these tests while living life with its interruptions and distractions. Please don’t mind the toys or other things going on.  I hope you’ll see your puppy was raised with us and all that goes on in a home! Maybe one day my one year old will HELP! LOL 😉

Pink:

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Red:

red6

White:

white6

Teal:

teal6

Orange:

orange6

Yellow:

yellow6

Green:

green6


8.24.17

Next week is matchup week!!! This week we will start the temperament tests and do videos of the puppies.  Here is how the match up process will work: Between now and then Jake and I will perform a temperament test on each of the puppies. Please read that article so you know what tests we are doing and you can think about the kind of temperament you are looking for in a puppy.

Keep in mind that with Golden Doodles there will not be any extremes and you are going to find more similarities between each of the puppies than differences.  In addition, your puppy’s personality will be a combination of it’s nature and your nurture.  So having a good training foundation is key.  You can read through our Biggest Mistakes Made When Housebreaking to help you avoid pitfalls.

After we have done the temperament test with each of the puppies, we will look through all the applications and pick our top 2-3 puppies for what you were looking for.  Then we call the first people on our list.  Together we talk about the puppies that stood out to them and the puppies that stood out to us for them.  After going over the test results and talking it through they will pick which one they want.  Once they are matched up, we will repeat the process with the second people on our list and so on until everyone is matched up.

Often people are concerned with getting matched up with the “right puppy.”  My advice is always to not worry about it! The process always feel very natural and organic.  And remember–they are all super cute and it is hard to go wrong! The only problem I run into is when people have their mind set on ONE puppy and that puppy gets chosen.  To avoid that, please keep an open mind and open heart to all of the puppies and narrow down your favorites to 3-4, even 5.

Only two spots left for Puppy K! Be sure to sign up if you wanted your puppy to participate!

Whew! Now with all that in mind, here are the puppies and their pictures this week:

green5
Green-Boy
orange5
Orange-Boy
pink5
Pink-Girl
red5
Red-Boy
teal5
Teal-Girl
white5
White-Boy
yellow5
Yellow-Girl

8.11.17

This week they have started walking around, finding their voices, and have their eyes fully open! This is one of my favorite weeks because there is a new discovery for them everyday!

Mama Eadie is starting to enjoy some small periods of time away from her puppies but is always eager to get back to them.

Now is the time I start signing people up for transition blankets! I have several gorgeous blankets from GoodDogBeds available for $25. We will rub the blanket on Eadie so they will be able to take her scent home.  If you would like one please shoot me an e-mail or comment below letting me know. If you are going to buy one and send it to us, you can send it as a “gift,” which will include a card with your name on it.  This will help us know which puppy it is going home with! Thanks!

Here is a list of the items I recommend for smoothing out the transition.  It includes a link to my favorite transition blankets as well. All of these items are in our “recommended” list but it explains how/why it helps your puppy in its transition home, along with a few other tips.

A little video of the cuties:

Weekly pictures:

green4
Green-Boy
orange4
Orange-Boy
pink4
Pink-Girl
red4
Red-Boy
teal4
Teal-Girl
white4
White-Boy
yellow4
Yellow-Girl

7.31.17

Two weeks old today!!! Getting nice and plump and sweeter by the day! As you can 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.  Since they are all doing so well, they no longer need to have goat milk supplementation as they are each big enough to get their share!

I have added a Puppy Kindergarten class for Eadie’s litter so you are able to sign up if you’d like your puppy to participate.  Puppy Kindergarten is when you puppy stays with us for an extra week and we do the first week of potty training and crate training.  If you have the time/energy/will to do this training yourself, it is a great bonding time. However, it does help smooth out the transition home and by the end of the week they will be sleeping around 7-8 hours and able to hold their bladders for 30-45 min.  And there will still be lots of training needed afterwards! Check out the link for more details and information. I will only be opening up 5 spots as that is our max in order to ensure proper training and attention for the puppies in class.

Either way, here is a list of the items I recommend for smoothing out the transition.  I have transition blankets available here–let me know if you’d like to get one of our’s ($20) or feel free to mail in your own! All of these items are in our “recommended” list but it explains how/why it helps your puppy in its transition home.

Pictures:

green2
Green Collar-Boy-39.1oz
orange21
Orange Collar-Boy-39oz
pink2
Pink Collar-Girl-46.6oz
red2
Red Collar-Boy-46.4oz
teal2
Teal Collar-Girl-39.8oz
white21
White Collar-Boy-41.7oz
yellow2
Yellow Collar-Girl-49.1oz

born

The First Days

Eadie (ee-dee) had been having contractions all morning so we had a long time to prepare for her delivery.   She handled it with amazing endurance! All 7 puppies were out in a few hours and she had tons of energy–gotta love those hormones! We were immediately impressed with how strong and vivacious her beautiful pups were!

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, especially with so many siblings fighting for their turn.  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 Eadie.

Eadie 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. Her favorite thing to do is roll around on her back–she is very playful and such a happy mama!

What can I do now?

I am the planner in our family and like to do things 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:

10 Tips For First Time Puppy Parents

How To Puppy Proof Your Home

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, their debut:

green
Green Collar-Boy-16.6oz
orange
Orange Collar-Boy-13oz
pink
Pink Collar-Girl-15.5oz
Red
Red Collar-Boy-16.3oz
teal
Teal Collar-Girl-12.7oz
white
White Collar-Boy-14.1oz
Yellow
Yellow Collar-Girl-16.4oz

And all of them snuggling together…

sibs

Pearl and Cooper’s Litter Summer 2017

8.27.17

It’s matchup week!!!

Doing the temperament tests with the puppies was a blast and I loved getting to really see the small differences in their personalities. This litter has the most similar personalities between the puppies than I have ever seen! If I wasn’t switching them out myself and if they didn’t have different looks I could bet they were all one puppy–everyone tested very responsive and I think the main thing in picking one will be what “look” you like best/which one just melts your butter.

Now begins the matchup process! I will start with the first person our list after a few days so everyone has time to review and think about the puppies. This process can take a while so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a few days.  Also, please keep in mind there are other families waiting for their puppy match up after you! If you are not signed up for Puppy K this is the time to order your vitamins and food so it can be there when your puppy comes home!

Each puppy has their own video with us preforming the tests on them.  Please review the test in order to see what behaviors the puppies exhibited to earn the results they got.  Keep in mind, this is a guideline for you to use–not the final say on their personalities. An adult dog’s behavior is going to be a combination of its nature and your nurture.

*real life warning!–We did the first video several times trying to get “nothing else” happening in regards to our one year old, other dogs, clean house, etc…but it wasn’t happening.  So please don’t mind the life interruptions, laundry, toys, and other dogs.  But I hope you’ll see your future puppy is being raised with real life along with us and maybe it will seem familiar! 😉 #reallife #momlife #puppylife #thankful

Green:

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Blue:

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White:

white7

Red:

red7

Orange:

orange7

Silver:

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Pink:

pink7

 

Yellow:

yellow7

Teal:

teal7

Talk to you soon!


8.20.17

Next week is matchup week!!! This week we will start the temperament tests and do videos of the puppies.  Here is how the match up process will work: Between now and then Jake and I will perform a temperament test on each of the puppies. Please read that article so you know what tests we are doing and you can think about the kind of temperament you are looking for in a puppy.

Keep in mind that with Golden Doodles there will not be any extremes and you are going to find more similarities between each of the puppies than differences.  In addition, your puppy’s personality will be a combination of it’s nature and your nurture.  So having a good training foundation is key.  You can read through our Biggest Mistakes Made When Housebreaking to help you avoid pitfalls.

After we have done the temperament test with each of the puppies, we will look through all the applications and pick our top 2-3 puppies for what you were looking for.  Then we call the first people on our list.  Together we talk about the puppies that stood out to them and the puppies that stood out to us for them.  After going over the test results and talking it through they will pick which one they want.  Once they are matched up, we will repeat the process with the second people on our list and so on until everyone is matched up.

Often people are concerned with getting matched up with the “right puppy.”  My advice is always to not worry about it! The process always feels very natural and organic.  And remember–they are all super cute and it is hard to go wrong! The only problem I run into is when people have their mind set on ONE puppy and that puppy gets chosen.  To avoid that, please keep an open mind and open heart to all of the puppies and narrow down your favorites to 3-4.

Only two spots left for Puppy K! Be sure to sign up if you wanted your puppy to participate!

Whew! Now with all that in mind, here are the puppies and their pictures this week:

green6
Green-Boy
orange6
Orange-Boy
pink6
Pink-Girl
red6
Red-Boy
silver6
Silver-Boy
teal6
Teal-Girl
white:blue6
Blue-Boy
white6
White-Boy
yellow6
Yellow-Girl
group6
Waiting their turn and trying to get a lick of Wyatt!

8.11.17

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) now and can be indoor or outdoor.

It is so much fun getting to see their little personalities show! Here is a little video of them playing outside!

Weekly pictures:

green4
Green-Boy-
orange4
Orange-Boy
pink4
Pink-Girl
re4
Red-Boy
silver4
Silver-Boy
teal4
Teal-Girl
white4
White-Boy
whiteblue4
Blue-Boy
yellow4
Yellow-Girl

7.31.17

Three weeks old and getting bigger every day!!! This week they have started walking around, finding their voices, and have their eyes fully open! I love this week because there is a new discovery for them everyday!

Mama Pearl is starting to enjoy some small periods of time away from her puppies but is always eager to get back to them.

I have added a Puppy Kindergarten class for Pearl’s litter so you are able to sign up if you’d like your puppy to participate.  Puppy Kindergarten is when you puppy stays with us for an extra week and we do the first week of potty training and crate training.  If you have the time/energy/will to do this training yourself, it is a great bonding time. However, it does help smooth out the transition home and by the end of the week they will be sleeping around 7-8 hours and able to hold their bladders for 30-45 min.  And there will still be lots of training needed afterwards! Check out the link for more details and information. I will only be opening up 5 spots as that is our max in order to ensure proper training and attention for the puppies in class.

Either way, here is a list of the items I recommend for smoothing out the transition.  I have transition blankets available here–let me know if you’d like to get one of our’s ($20) or feel free to mail in your own! All of these items are in our “recommended” list but it explains how/why it helps your puppy in its transition home.

Here are pictures and weights!

blue3
Blue Collar-Boy-50.5oz
green3
Green Collar-Boy-56.1oz
orange3
Orange Collar-Boy-53.5oz
pink3
Pink Collar-Girl-57.3oz
red3
White Collar-Boy-55.6oz
silver3
Silver Collar-Boy-56.3oz
teal3
Teal Collar-Girl-59.8oz
yellow3
Yellow Collar-Girl-50.7oz
red31
Red Collar-Boy-64.7oz

7.14.17

Our little guys are just over 1 week old! Many of them have almost doubled in weight!!! We are so impressed with Pearl and how she is able to keep up feeding 9 babies! Needless to say she has quite and appetite!

While they haven’t opened their eyes yet, you can tell they are getting more mobile. This week they continue to spend all their time sleeping, snuggling with their mama, and nursing.  We continue to monitor their hydration levels and temperature and make sure everyone’s getting their fair share of mama’s milk.  Pearl is amazing to watch–she has a rotation system! She keeps 2 in between her front paws, one off to her side, and nurses the rest.  While in between her paws, she gives them a good cleaning and then rotates them!

I have now made a sign up available for Puppy Kindergarten.  Puppy K is a class we provide to help transition your puppy to your home. They stay with us for one extra week and we do the first week of potty training and crate training. By the end of the week most puppies are able to hold their bladder for 45min and sleep 7-8  hours in their crate.  It is a nice stepping stone for your puppy as they are still in a familiar surrounding, with some of their siblings, but get put on a schedule and introduced to some basic things.  You can read more about it and/or sign up on our Puppy Kindergarten Page. You still have some time to think about this option–but we do only open up 5 spots and we do usually fill up!

Here are their weekly pictures!

blue1
Blue Collar-Boy-27.2oz
green1
Green Collar-Boy-28.3oz
orange1
Orange Collar-Boy-26.4oz
pink1
Pink Collar-Girl-25.5oz
red1
Red Collar-Boy-29.1oz
silver1
Silver Collar-Boy-25.6oz
teal1
Teal Collar-Girl-27.5oz
white1
White Collar-Boy-25.8oz
yellow1
Yellow Collar-Girl-24.3oz

And some more of them together…


We are over the moon in love with these 9 beautiful standard f1 goldendoodles from Pearl and Cooper.  Pearl is an amazing mama and delivered these sweeties on July 5th. They will be ready to go home September 2nd or September 9th, if you sign up for Puppy Kindergarten.

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The First Days

Pearl appeared to be starting her labor Tuesday night, during the 4TH of July celebrations.  I mentioned to Jake that I thought the puppies would be arriving that night so he stayed up with her (my hero).  She didn’t seem to notice the fireworks at all! She had her first puppy at 6am!

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, especially with so many siblings fighting for their turn.  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 Pearl.

Since she had 9 puppies, we divided them into two groups since competition for the milk can leave some stranded.  Pearl appreciates the smaller groups and doesn’t seem so overwhelmed.  She doesn’t like to go for walks quite yet, and we have to coax 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 such a good mama!

What can I do now?

I am the planner in our family and like to do things 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:

10 Tips For First Time Puppy Parents

How To Puppy Proof Your Home

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, their debut:

blue
Blue Collar-Boy-13.4oz
green
Green Collar-Boy-15.1oz
pink
Pink Collar-Girl-13.1oz
red
Red Collar-Boy-15.6oz
silver
Silver Collar-Boy-13.6oz
teal
Teal Collar-Girl-14.9oz
white
White Collar-Boy-14.7oz
yellow
Yellow Collar-Girl-13.8oz
orange
Orange Collar-Boy-14oz

And some more of them together….