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.


1.12.18

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
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Orange-Boy
pink6
Pink-Girl
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Purple-Girl
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Silver-Boy
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Teal-Girl
yellow6
Yellow-Girl

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

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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
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Blue-Male
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Green-Male
orange5
Orange-Male
pink5
Pink-Female
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Purple-Female
silver5
Silver-Male
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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.

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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!!!!! 🙂

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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!

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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…

 

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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
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Green
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Orange
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Pink
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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

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SILVER-GIRL

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GREEN-BOY

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ORANGE-BOY

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BLACK-BOY

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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:

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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:

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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
sibs31
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:

pink6

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:

green7

Blue:

blue7

White:

white7

Red:

red7

Orange:

orange7

Silver:

silver7

 

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….

Vera and Sidekicks Litter Spring 2017

*Last updated 6/27/17

Vera was incredible having ELEVEN beautiful and healthy standard F1 Teddy  Bear Goldendoodles on May 3rd.  We are over the moon with these sweeties…

Vera’s Teddy Bears will be ready to go home Sunday, July 2nd or July 9th if you sign up for Puppy Kindergarten.

The First Days

Vera appeared to be starting her labor Tuesday night.  I mentioned to Jake that I thought the puppies would be arriving that night so he stayed up with her (my hero).  She had her first puppy at 4am! She delivered 4 puppies very quickly and I took over around 7am.  She had another 3 puppies and we thought for sure she was done! Then another few hours later she had a whole bunch more! We thought she may never stop! 11 puppies later we were astonished at how great Vera and all the little ones were doing! Whew! What a day!

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 Vera.

Since she had 11 puppies, we divided them into two groups since competition for the milk can leave some stranded.  Vera appreciates the smaller groups and doesn’t seem so overwhelmed.  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 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:

And some more cuteness just for fun!


5.14.17: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! We got some special treats for our mama’s today and Vera loved the Turkey Berry Chew’s! Our sweet Teddy Bear Doodles are over one week old! We can’t believe it! Since there are so many babies, we continue to have them in separate groups during the day and rotate them every hour or so.

While they just beginning to open their eyes, 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 are still giving goats milk to the smaller puppies but most of the time everyone is able to fight for their fair share.  Vera is doing a great job of tending to them–and I still have to pull her along for walks.

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.  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!

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Puppies in a basket!

5.24.17: Over two weeks old!!! Making big strides and getting bigger! 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 cut their nails and stroked 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. Wyatt, our almost one year old, loved watching and kept saying “aww…” as I would clip their nails! Oh my stars….

They continue to spend all their time sleeping and eating mama’s milk.  Since a couple of them are smaller and not growing as much as their siblings, Jake and I are continuing to bottle feed the littlest ones.  We sometimes have them together as a group and at other times we separate them.  Vera is one amazing mama and she is still reluctant to go for walks with us…I can’t believe she doesn’t want more of a break! But self care is so important when caring for babies, so we make sure she does it anyways 😉

We will also have some beautiful “Baa Baa” Transition blankets from Gooddogbeds company.  We will rub the blanket on Vera so your puppy can take her sent home with you.  If you would like to get one of these, just shoot me an e-mail and I will add $17.50 to the amount due at puppy pickup.  You can also choose to send us your own–they have other amazing blankets and products including lush dog beds, dog cubbies, and pads.  Check out their website for more info or e-mail me if you’d like one of the baa baas.

If you buy your own and mail it to us, please make sure it has your name on it! Here is a complete 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.

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Assorted Baa Baa’s

Weekly pictures! I can’t for the life of me find where I wrote down their weights! Ahh!! I do remember that silver was just over 14oz and red was almost 50oz! If/when I find them I will update their pictures to include this week’s weight.

Some more just for fun!


5.29.17:

Over three weeks old and getting bigger every day!!! This week they have started walking around, finding their voices, and have their eyes fully open! You can definitely see them starting to get their “teddy bear” looks! We are still bottle feeding the littlest ones to help them get enough calories.  Vera is doing an amazing job but we still want to help her out. This is one of my favorite weeks because there is a new discovery for them everyday!

Mama Vera is starting to enjoy some small periods of time away from her puppies but is always eager to get back to them. She has been enjoying digging a hole in our hard and rolling around in it–I thought it was the puppies who were supposed to be doing that! 😉

I’ve gotten some e-mails requesting the transition blanket, just a reminder to let me know if you want one! Here is a complete 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.

Since the weather has be so beautiful and warm, we took the pups outside in the shade.  A little video of the cuties:

Weekly pictures and weights:

And some other adorable pictures…

Our little helper loves the puppies…

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6.4.17: Half way to home!!! These growing puppies have a big week ahead!

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 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! Here is a little video of one of my favorite things with raising puppies… a puppy pile!!! Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not just dreaming!

Individual photos:


6.11.17

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 one spot 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:


6.20.17

This week I have sad news to share.  With a heavy heart we had to say goodbye to our tiny Silver Girl. As she was not gaining weight, Jake brought her into the vet.  Our vet believes she was born with an undeveloped liver–a common defect in runts of larger litters. He was impressed she had lived so long but did not expect her to make it much longer. She passed soon after that at the vet.  We are heartbroken as we loved her dearly.  I know many of you also fell in love with her and so we wanted to share this video we made in her honor.

If you have any further questions or concerns about her or the other puppies, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me or call me.


While we continue to feel sad about losing Silver, we have had a crazy week! Jake left for Alaska for a week and my ballet classes had 4 shows! To add to insult my washing machine broke! Ahh!! Needless to say I called in reinforcements! It was so much fun having my parent’s up for a couple days and my sister came after.  They helped care for the puppies and helped me with Wyatt.  I was totally spoiled with yummy food and help around the house as well! I told Jake he may be out of a job! 😉

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Snapshots of the different dances from the shows!
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My mom playing with a puppy and Wyatt

We may have had a little too much fun!!!! Here are the puppies playing outside and chasing after Wyatt in the wagon! haha!

Doing the temperament tests with the puppies was a blast and I loved getting to really see the small differences in their personalities.

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. 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 6 weeks with them and can tell you they are all sweethearts! We would love to keep any (or all–hehe!) of them!!

Here you go!

Black

Blue/White

Teal

Red

Purple

Gold

Yellow

Pink

Red/White

Green

Pictures:

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Black
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Blue/White
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Gold
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Green
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Pink
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Purple
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Red/White
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Red
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Teal
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Yellow

6.27.17

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
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Blue/White
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Gold “Leo”
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Green
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Pink “Nelly”
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Purple “Annie”
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Red
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Red/White “Samson”
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Teal “Rowan”
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Yellow

Gabby and Sidekick’s Litter Spring 2017

*Last updated 6.20.17

We are so happy to announce Gabby and Sidekick’s beautiful puppies were born on April 26th! She had 7 gorgeous standard f1b’s–2 male, 5 female.  They will be ready to go home June 24th, or July 1st–if you sign up for Puppy Kindergarten.

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Smiling mama! So proud of her pups!

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Jake and I were so impressed with how vivacious the little guys were! For being so little they really could get to that milk! Our Wednesday morning was full of sweet snuggles.

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The First Days

Gabby’s puppies were born late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.  Gabby is a major snuggler so she liked it best to have her head in Jake or my lap.  She was incredible and calm.  Each puppy was affectionately looked after by her and these were the most amazing latchers!

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 Gabby.

Since she had 7 puppies, we divided them into two groups since competition for the milk can leave some stranded.  But after the first 48, we combined them together.  While she liked the smaller groups at first she was not happy about it for long.  She would go over to the cozy basket of her sleeping puppies and pull their blanket off the top to get to them.  Taking the cue from her, we put them all together.  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! Gabby also loves the extra treats she gets with her food these first few weeks of puppy feeding.  Jake makes her scrambled eggs each morning! We also add a tablespoon of pumpkin puree and sometimes some coconut oil.  I think Gabby is a “foodie,” like me. 😉

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!

…And finally…the puppies!

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Puppy Pile!

5/3/17: One big week old!!! We are so amazed at how much these little guys have grown! While they still haven’t opened their eyes, you can tell they are getting more mobile. This week they continue to spend all their time sleeping, snuggling with their mama, and nursing.  They no longer have to have goat’s milk and are all able to get their fair share of mama’s milk.  Gabby is doing a great job of tending to them–and I still have to pull her along for walks.

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Mama Gabby and I are enjoying the sunshine!!! Hope you are too!

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.  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 individual pictures and weights this week:

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Some of them all together: ❤


5/10/17:

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!

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I guess I’m taking too long!! ha!
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Getting her nails done! A little mani/pedi!

Here are their individual pictures and weights:

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5.17.17:

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

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

Some people have started to send us transition blankets! This is a great idea for helping your puppy transition smoothly into your home–we will rub the blanket on Gabby so they will be able to take her scent home.  If you have sent us one already, please shoot me an e-mail letting me know what kind you bought–some of them didn’t have names.  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!

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5.24.17: Half way to home!!! Week four is a big week for these growing puppies!

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 outdoor.  Mercy is starting to spend more time away from them as they grow in independence.

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! Here is a little video of them playing outside for the first time!

Weekly pictures!

And some more for fun!


6.1.17

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.

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:

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Black-Boy
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Blue-Girl
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Green-Boy
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Pink-Girl
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Purple-Girl
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Red-Girl
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Yellow-Girl

6.7.17

Now this is an exciting week!!! We have completed the temperament tests! I apologize for it being a couple of days late…Wyatt and I both had a fever for a few days. 😦 But we finally were able to get them done and posted.  Since we were a little under the weather I convinced Jake to do a few of the videos–he was a little nervous but I think he did a great job!

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. 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 6 weeks with them and can tell you they are all sweethearts! We would love to keep any (or all–hehe!) of them!!

Enjoy!!!


6.20.17

Matchup process complete! Yay!!! 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.

I had one more spot open up for Puppy K so be sure to sign up soon if you want your puppy to participate!

Here are your sweeties almost ready to come home!

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Black
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Green
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Pink
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Purple
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Red
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Yellow
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Blue

 

Mercy and Rocky’s Litter Spring 2017

*Last updated 6/4/17

We are so excited Mercy had 7 gorgeous medium f1b puppies on April 17th.  They will be ready to go home June 10th, or June 17th if you sign up for Puppy Kindergarten.

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Beautiful mama with her babes
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Sweet dreams little one…
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It’s exhausting being this cute…

One thing that has stood out to us right away is how snuggly these little guys are! Here are just a few of some sweet moments we’ve captured.

The First Days

Mercy’s puppies were born in the middle of the night after Easter.  We’ve nick-named them our “little bunnies.”  Jake stayed up with Mercy all night until 7am so I could sleep (what a champ!) Then he slept and I stayed with her along with our 10 month old.  He loved them!

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 Mercy.

Since she had 7 puppies, we divided them into two groups since competition for the milk can leave some stranded.  But after the first 48, we combined them together.  Mostly, Mercy is such a sweet mama and didn’t like having any of her babies away from her.  She also does a good job of rotating them herself.  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!