Sunday, November 27, 2016

An addition to the Annabelle family has arrived!

Wyatt Slurp, a second generation American Labradoodle puppy is our next hopeful stud to add new DNA to our stud line-up. It is very exciting to look for unrelated prospects that will bring new blood for your breeding females.

When I saw a pic of this boy's dad, I laughed out loud because he looks like a 'cross between Tramp (remember Lady and the Tramp?) and a miniature version of an Irish Wolfhound'.  I have always loved scrappy looking dogs - something about them that warms my heart and tickles my funny bone.

A breeder known for her attention to gentle, calm, therapy lines was exactly what I was searching for. Couple that with excellent Labrador bloodlines with AKC Champions bred with an exceptionally well tested miniature Poodle and I was smitten. Raised in a home environment with five children of assorted ages is such a benefit for socially well adjusted pups.

Wheee! Ears flying with the joy of chasing the other doodles!

WYATT SLURP being lovingly held by Thaxton.

Wyatt showing off his stature.

Wyatt is here at ADNE! Our first early generation American Labradoodle!
We are looking for a guardian home for this sweet (albeit 'different' looking) boy.
Wyatt will have a very easy to care for non-shedding coat similar to an Italian Spinonne.

I am not a generation 'snob' when it comes to breeding. One of the primary focuses of my breeding program is to always bring in new DNA to keep inbreeding coefficients low. Purchasing breeding stock from proven healthy stock (test results) promotes healthy puppies. I am looking forward to testing Wyatt in a few months to see if he will make the cut and I sure hope he does! I love his broad head, soulful eyes and easy care slightly wavy non-shedding coat. I expect Wyatt to be around 28 lbs. or so and 17 inches tall. His sturdy conformation, saber tail and wide muzzle is such a bonus. I believe he also carries for the parti and phantom genes as well.  :+)

Wyatt is available for a local guardian home (within an hour from us). Want to know more about being a guardian? Please call or email me. Interested people must come for a visit. My preference is that he be in a home before Christmas.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Charlotte is indeed pregnant!

Charlotte had her ultra sound this morning and a good guess is about 5 or so puppies. Of course, we will not know the numbers for sure until she has an x-ray closer to her delivery time. Ultra sounds are used primarily for confirming pregnancy and pup viability. So far, all look healthy and stable. The majority of times, there are more than what can be 'counted' on an ultra sound due to gas and stools which can block the view.

Good going Charlotte and Keefer!

Saturday, November 12, 2016


At last! Yes, all of my anxious new owners were here right at 1 pm for our group session to go over all the paperwork and to address questions; AND to finally get their pups!

Lots of stuff to explain but it did not take too long.  :+) Before you knew it, pups were in arms, bags were packed and cars were warming up.

So long little ones! Mr. Brown Boy will be shipped on Wednesday to Oregon to be a stud for another breeder, so is not here yet.

'Biden' Valentine family.

'Bella' Celularo family.

'Albus' Ogonowski-Bartlett family. Luna's new baby brother!

'Appa' Moller family.

'Ajax' Goodwin family.
"Furfurvergnügen"  call name Furber.
This is a German name that means
 "for the enjoyment of fur" .
I am hopeful that Furber will be a great addition to this breeder's program.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I was up very late last night....

Not because the pups were a problem but watching the election! I did give them some Arnica to help them through the night but overall, they slept well.

This morning they were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready for a big breakfast. Once done, I let them out into the pup room to stretch their legs and play a bit. Aside from Appa needing to wear a collar to prevent him licking his surgical site, all are doing very well. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly they bounce back.  :+)  However, after you pick them up on Saturday, they still need about five more days of being on the quiet side. So gentle playing, no jumping and lots of common sense. The interior stitches will almost be healed by Saturday but the exterior ones need a few more days of supervised play.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


The boys are doing fine - even ate a small meal. The two females are sore and I separated them in a different pen than the boys. They both received a pain vaccine before I picked them up at 5 pm. This is typical - as the female surgery is always a bit 'more involved' than the boys. They are quiet at the moment but I don't expect it to last.

Tomorrow morning will bring less soreness. I expect the girls will still need some mending but the boys will be ready to play. They will all need to be kept on the quiet side with no outdoors.

Monday, November 7, 2016


I just about made it to take these pics - the sun was sinking incredibly fast with this time change!!

The pups were very good riders to the eye vet and there were no oopsies or vomiting - GOOD pups! As usual, people always stop to stare and admire a buggy with cute pups in it.  :+) The exams went well with all having slight 'puppy' imperfections but no eye disease.

I decided to bring back the stars and stripes in honor of our presidential election. I am hopeful that all our Americans will cast their ballot.


BELLA says - 'Stand proud and vote'! 5  3/4 lbs.

APPA is reaching out to all to 'Go Vote'!  5  1/4 lbs.

BROWN BOY is pleading with Americans to 'VOTE'!  6  3/4 lbs.

BIDEN is saying 'No excuses to not vote'!  5   1/4 lbs.

ALBUS is reluctant to get up and vote, but he WILL!  7 lbs.

AJAX pleads to 'BE SURE YOU VOTE!'  4  1/2 lbs.

Regarding crates.

Unfortunately, I could not update my Pup Supply List for some odd reason. I suggest you purchase a 30" crate. You can also get one that has an adjustable 'wall' to slide as the pup grows. I have used a big stuffed animal to take up the extra room too and it provides a 'snuggly' place for your pup.

Although I prefer plastic crates over wire ones, the plastic ones do not have adjustable walls as far as I know.