Monday, November 24, 2014

Tillie is delivering her litter tonight! UPDATE

So far, she has whelped two boys - one chocolate and the other apricot. The third pup, a female, I think is black but will know for sure in the daylight tomorrow morning. Litter is spoken for as far as I know at this time.

It is now Tuesday morning and the female is indeed chocolate. Who would have guessed that I would end up with NO blacks?? The color DNA Gods just love to toy with me.  :+)



If you are reading this, I would like to pass on this information:

A breeder acquaintance is deeply saddened by the passing of her husband. Due to his illness, she has several older puppies available that my kind friend, Heather Clark of Blueberry Cottage Labradoodles is caring for until they are placed.

Please note:  These are NOT rescue Labradoodles, so are not 'reduced'. They come from tested parents and a caring environment. Most of them are standard size with a deep apricot/reddish coat about 6 months or so ready for immediate homes.

If this is a size you prefer, or know of someone in the market for an immediate companion, please contact Heather at Blueberry Cottage Labradoodles - Heather will be able to show you pictures of the available puppies and answer some questions.

Thank you.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Individual shots of Camden's pups for Week Five!

Some pics were too cute to not include along with the 'Mug' shots with weights.  :+)

Glitter - 5 lbs.
Blue - 4 lbs.

Plum - 3 1/4 lbs.

Green - 4 lbs.
Copper 4 1/2 lbs.

Grey - 3 1/2 lbs.

Pink - 3 3/4 lbs.




Plum in back, Copper in middle with Glitter's head.

Week 5 for Camden and Emmett's pups!

They are sure growing into little dogs now and climbing, biting, running and being a general nuisance when I try to clean up the potty box.  :+)

Here are some shots of them playing in the pup room, some with Haddie in the mix. They love 'free time' and enjoy venturing all over the room.

They LOVE this wooden box.

So many things to look at and chew!

Sometimes Haddie likes to chew them. Easy Haddie!

I just love the sparkle of the black coats.

As well as the warm feeling the light coats give.

One goes up, the other goes down.

Hey Blue Boy, share that fun circle toy.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DANCING MATILDA has arrived for her impending whelp. (List is closed).

Tillie is a joy to have here. Her guardians do a wonderful job and I feel so fortunate to have them in my 'doodle guardian family circle'.  :+) She is not due until the weekend and is enjoying playing with my girls, including Haddie McGee!

Loves to jump on my lap in the evening for numerous belly rubs and attention. This is Tillie's second and last litter and we so hope we have a female (or two) to move forward with to place in guardian homes.

Tillie is called an 'Open Parti' patterned Australian Labradoodle.  A typical parti pattern does not have as much white as Tillie does. My hope is that she will pass on more white tipping on her pups than normal. I can wish, right??  :+) Keeping my fingers crossed for an easy and uncomplicated delivery.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Camden's pups enjoying their little slide - Week Five.

The expansion of their pen allows for a much larger 'potty throne' and assorted new toys for them to explore. They are so cute when I go in for some cuddle time and wag their tails ferociously!  :+)

Here they are checking their slide out. They were all very brave climbing and going down the steps on the other side.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Camden's litter update at five weeks of age.

The puppies are doing so well. I have to say they just love when I let them out to explore the room. Plum Girl spins around like an Energizer Bunny not knowing which direction to go to investigate first - she is a hoot and a half; yet, she is totally self entertaining. She keeps me laughing all the time with her antics. Copper and Glitter are also pretty inquisitive as well. The rest simply enjoy what the new area has to offer with wagging tails. Of course, all of these 'quick mental notes' are simply what I see today - as they mature and grow so will their personalities, so a lot of changes happen in the next few weeks!

Enjoy the pics but don't fall in love with just one of them - be flexible is the best advice I can give! I know it is hard but my program is based on 'match-making' so a lot to consider besides looks or expressions.

I should also add that this litter is tracking to be on the smaller side - 25 to 28 lb. range (Emmett's size)  rather than 30 to 32 lbs. (Camden's size).  Typically for the 30 lb. range, the pups should be at least their weight in age (i.e. 5 weeks - 5 lbs.).  Except for Glitter Girl, the majority are going to be under the 30 lb. range of weight. At least that is my opinion for right now.  :+)

Green Boy weighs 3 1/2 lbs.

Pink Girl at 3 1/4 lbs.
Grey Boy is at 3 lbs.

Glitter Girl is the heaviest at 4 1/4 lbs.

Blue Boy weighs 3 1/2 lbs.

Plum Girl is the smallest at 2  3/4 lbs. and has an underbite. She is the only caramel in the litter
and has dark liver pigment and will have light amber/green eyes. Personality PLUS!

Copper Girl is 3  3/4 lbs.

They are now eating real dog food, drinking water, wrestling with each other and with toys. They enjoy short visits with Haddie and do very well with litter box usage. A very content group.