Thursday, March 21, 2013

Figgy enjoyed her tryst with Rodeo!

Figgy is looking for her mate!
She found him and he is stunning!

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Always smiling.
Beautiful 'Holiday Figgy Puddin' was mated successfully to Tango Wool's Copeland Rodeo aka Cooper.  A stunning litter is expected sometime in mid June.   An ultra sound will be done in approximately 30 days for confirmation purposes.

This mating will produce blacks and cream or apricots with fleecy coats.  There is a possibility that silvers or blues may also be in the color scheme due to Figgy being a 'Lavender' dilute.  Color genetics are quite complicated and there are not tests for every combination so we happily take whatever combos Mother Nature provides.

These pups should have lovely conformation in a medium in size with fabulous temperaments.  The weight range will be roughly 32 to 35 lbs. and height 18 to 19 inches.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Maple and Rumple's litter of 3/21/11!

All of you are now two years old!  This picture shows that Noodles got a 'new brother' to share his birthday with this year.  His name is Couper and they love playing outdoors together.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Needle In a Haystack aka DUBLIN!

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Dublin passing his STAR puppy class with
Heather and friend.

Dublin was 'Lucky', but his new guardian gave us a new name suggestion and we all loved it hence the change.  Dublin is your typical, lovable, joyful Labradoodle!  He will be medium in size.  His deep apricot colored coat is non-shedding and will be curly at maturity.  

He enjoys the company of other dogs and children who want to be his playmate.  Dublin has a friendly nature and a personality spilling over with enthusiasm. 

Dublin's new guardian has worked for the Guiding Dogs program for over 30 years as a foster and we are beyond thrilled that she felt Dublin was so exceptional that she wanted to become his permanent guardian.  

Dublin playing King of the Tree Trunks in Heather's yard!
Snow-faced Dublin.  :+)

More pics at almost 20 weeks: 

Friday, March 15, 2013

I am at a lull here at Annabelle Doodles. It has been

a good time to spend a week with my daughter painting her large kitchen area; then spend a few days nursing a cold (good timing!) and visiting.

I still don't know if Eloise is pregnant or not but will find out in a couple of weeks.  I am keeping my fingers crossed to see my very first litter of 'micro' minis ever produced by Annabelle Doodles and quite possibly the first in the United States!

Both Figgy and Tillie are taking their time coming into their breeding season, so we all must wait until Mother Nature makes the decision.  :+(  Be patient because I think both these litters will be 'crazy' adorable!  It is my hope that Tillie will produce the black and white parti markings that I have been waiting years for; and Figgy's mating to Rodeo should produce gorgeous puppies in a medium size with strong boning.  So looking forward to both litters!!  I am also hoping they are spread enough apart to not have BOTH litters at the same time.   Oi!