Sunday, May 27, 2018

Temperament Testing is finished.

Several of you were contacted via the phone and were pleased with your assignment.  I have a couple that have not responded yet and am waiting to see what their answers are.  Hopefully, they will contact me this evening.

The entire litter, as a whole, received accolades from my trainer.  Fine tuning each pup for my clients was a bit more of a challenge as it always is.  Mother Nature is not always kind or fair and someone will always be disappointed but I am not working with stuffed animals - REAL puppies require a thoughtful and careful thought process.  Selling puppies is not my 'business'; placing pups in quality, loving homes is.

Update on puppy assignments:

  • Yellow Collar Female to the Staudacher Family
  • Red Collar Male to the Witherbee Family
  • Choc/Wht. Male assigned to the Arnold Family
  • Pink Collar Female - No response at this time from the original client but has a family waiting in the wings.  She is the mini in the litter and is a 'sweet little nugget' per my trainer's description.  :+)
  • Noah Wylie is waiting for a local guardian home applicant.  He will remain here until one pops up!
I know many people are away or visiting family on this holiday weekend!  Hopefully, they are checking their phones or iphones to see that I have contacted them as promised on this date.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


As the week to pick up ramps upwards, I was out early this morning capturing the right sunlight for this week's pics.

The pups are up early - about 5:30 am and ready to begin their day!  I am still pretty sleepy at that time and get them outdoors to run around a bit while I get their breakfast doled out.  I now feed them in separate bowls instead of the 'flying saucer pan' that they shared.  Amazingly, all of them eat their serving without too much jostling. I will also post pics later of them getting some socialization with a family. 

Besides having visitors, the pups love it when Gunny goes out to play with them.  She really shows them who is boss and how to show respect - a valuable lesson for young pups.

Red Boy - The heartiest  and biggest of the litter.  Weighs 8 lbs today.  He loves to eat!

Yellow Collar Girl is 6 lbs. today. Looking more and more like her daddy. Loves to play but is very respectful and sweet.

The mini in the litter.  So 'clown-like' and adorable.  Pink Collar Girl weighs 5  1/4 lbs.

Choc/Wht. Parti Boy is 6  1/4 lbs. of solid muscle.  Curious and playful - loves to wrestle.

Noah Wylie weighs 7  3/4 lbs. The name Noah means 'comfort'.  He is very generous with this quality.
Guardian Home candidate.

Later in the afternoon, visitors came and enjoyed spending about an hour patting and holding pups as they went from person to person anticipating gentle hands and soft kisses.  :+)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Noah has been identified as Brown Collar Boy on my past posts but he is now available for a LOCAL guardian placement - not as a pet.

Local means under an hour from where I live in North Berwick, Maine or where my vet is located in Rochester, New Hampshire. This is so it can be convenient for both parties if and when I would need to use him. 

Past and present pics of Noah:

Brown Collar Boy (Charlotte x Wyatt)

This boy will now be known as Noah Wylie and is a hopeful future stud boy for ADNE.  Originally, I wanted to name him Bruno (and I still love this name) but my gut tells me that this boy is going to bring a lot of 'restful bliss' to people and Noah means 'comfort'.  I would not be surprised at all if he becomes a therapy type candidate.  His personality is so stable, gentle and agreeable.

I have been waiting to make this announcement for days because I sent out some DNA samples on him regarding coat patterns and just received the final results today which made me very happy.

So some of you may want to change your preferences and if so, just send me an email with your update.  The rest of the pups are all available and have wonderful personalities, just like Noah.  You have all met them and know this to be true.  However, now that I have made my final selection, it gives all of you the opportunity to switch things around a bit if you want.  :+)

I am now looking for a local guardian home for Noah.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Just enjoying the playground and beautiful weather! (Charlotte x Wyatt)

We have a lot going on here with some 'rejuvenation projects' both inside and outside.  The pups are hearing sanders, chop saws, tractors and hammers banging.  Amazingly, they still take naps outside in their small pen during the mayhem.

When refreshed, they take to the toys and each other!

I brought out a small tub and put in about 3" of water.  Pups were interested, but Pink Girl thought it was a great big bowl to drink from!

Brown Collar was not sure about those plastic balls.

They love these tires.

Yellow takes after her mom with balls.

This girl likes squeaky toys!

Parti Boy likes wrestling.

I love that this rope unfurled as it gives several pups a good tug toy!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Charlotte says 'Goodbye' to her babies.

Charlotte has enjoyed her stay here at ADNE but it was time for her to return to her guardians who are very happy to have her back.  This was Charlotte's last litter and her contract has been completed and she could not have done a better job.  :+)

Very happy all went well with the delivery, feeding, raising and weaning of this litter.  Soon the pups will be with their families.  Are you prepared??

'See ya later, little ones!'  I am off to retirement!

We also had visitors today that the pups enjoyed very much, especially Brown Collar Boy.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SIX WEEKS - Charlotte x Wyatt litter.

We now have a bunch of little doggies rolling, jumping, hopping and tripping you wherever you walk.  You really can't take a step without a 'puppy bodyguard'!  :+)

They spend a lot of time outdoors playing and napping.  I feed them outdoors too on different surfaces so that they are very versatile with what and where they have food.  I have just started sprinkling Life's Abundance on top of their wet food so that their digestive juices begin to recognize it.  In about a week or so, they will be eating Life's Abundance exclusively.  Be sure to go to my AnnaBlog link to order this food for your pup!  You want to be sure it is there BEFORE puppy comes home.  Also, don't forget to purchase your Snuggle Puppy (online only).

Brown Collar Boy - 6  1/2 lbs.
Hoping this boy joins my program in a guardian home setting.  If anyone is interested, please contact me.
I would still like him to be included in your preferences just in case I change my mind!

Pink Collar Girl is the smallest pup.  She barely makes the needle move past 4 lbs.
It would be great if a customer would allow me to have just one litter with her. A savings to you!
Pink Girl is sweet, curious, smart and has great eye contact.  A social butterfly is a good description of her. 

Yellow Collar Girl is 5 lbs. this week.  You can already see her color changing to a 'lavender'.
She could also be developing the same 'elegant' greying that her daddy has.  Why is it people think men look so
distinguished when their grey hairs show up; but women are considered 'dowdy'?  I have never understood this.

Robust Red Collar Boy is tied with his bro below at 6  1/2 lbs.  His coat is dense, lush and soft as cotton.
He is a quiet sort of guy.  Loves to cuddle and be cuddled.  When tired from all the activity,
he just finds a quiet place and takes a nap!

Choc/Wht Parti Boy is a glutton like his bro above.  Weighs 6 1/2 lbs. When I pick him up from
a meal, his tummy feels like a sack of grain - heavy!  He loves to play though and
is usually a willing partner for most anything.  

Thanks for the puppy socializing, Roz!

As always, the pups love it when visitors come to give them lots of attention.  Pats, kisses, belly rubs, cuddling all make them so happy.  Of course, there is some nibbling but they ARE puppies!  Keeping shoes, boots, toys and precious belongings off the floor will curtail that in time.  I would also not allow nibbles on fingers - cute now, not so cute later.  :+)

Regarding Yellow Collar Girl - I wanted to put up this pic of the litter's daddy to clue clients as to how she will change.  My best guess is that she will most definitely favor Wyatt with the manner of how her coat color will change. What I can't guarantee is IF she will actually turn to lavender which is a clearer color that changes the entire body.

This is Wyatt and you can see how his face changed but not his body so much.

This is Wyatt and you can see how the color on his face is both grey and chocolate.  His body is still a light brown.

This is Rumple and he is a lavender.  He was chocolate but diluted all over to this shade.

Chocolates are a variety of colors in the brown range from deep brown, to a cafe which is like a brown with a 'frosting' of silvery grey hairs to a lavender that almost has a 'bluish/silver hue'.  No breeder can guarantee what version any chocolate pup will mature to. 

I just want everyone to know this can happen so there are no surprises!