Monday, September 30, 2013

Here are the five week pics and updates!

Black Boy is tracking as the lightest in weight at 4 3/4 lbs.  Lots of  'get up and go' at this time.  He is the first one to try going out the dogie door - quite happy to discover the outdoors!  Character!
Rainbow Girl is 5 1/2 lbs. and still needs to find her confidence.
Purple Girl weighs 5 lbs. on the nose and is beginning to enjoy new experiences.
Green Boy is the heaviest at 6 lbs.  He seems to be a 'thinker'.  Could change at any hour.  :+) 
This pic says it all about Teal Boy.  At 5 1/2 lbs.,  he is the first to greet people and is ready, or thinks he is,
to enjoy what the world has to offer.  He was ready to chomp off the ends of that twig!
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Just know that whatever I say about these pups at given times can and will change dramatically with their maturity and the exposure done by each individual owner.  I have seen it time and time again.  My most insecure pup becomes a therapy dog because their owner put in the time and effort to help her overcome a bit of shyness; while my most rambunctious becomes well mannered and demure with proper handling.  It is all about YOU bringing out the best qualities they have to offer.  As a wise person said:  'I can provide you with a great puppy; but only you can make him a great dog'.  Take those words to heart because your dog is a reflection of your time and effort.  :+)

The pups had a very busy weekend of visitors!

As you can see, they enjoy adult company as well as...
Lots of children! The pups went from lap to lap.  They chewed on toes, too.
All the pups had lots of socialization which is so important for good development.
I think this little boy is a magnet for puppies!
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By Monday afternoon, the pups had been visited by five families and everyone expressed that they would be happy with any of the pups.  As the weeks go on, I find that families will gravitate to one or two in particular.

I love to have clients visit pups because it really helps me see the dynamics of the family environment the pups will live with.  Many times a family may want a particular pup and I know by watching and being with them that their 'favorite' may not be a suitable furry companion.  That IS my job - to do the best I can for a good placement that will benefit everyone - the client, the pup and me!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I had the pleasure of spending some time with our curly redhead Dublin today.

We are sure fortunate to have found a wonderful guardian for our solid 'American Idol' stud Dublin.  He indeed has a sparkle in his eye and a twinkle in his walk.  Cynthia, his guardian mommy, just adores this young man and he feels the same about her.  A wonderful site to see.

Guardian Home candidates make or break a breeding program for those of us that have the good fortune to use them instead of raising our dogs in a kennel environment.  Having a breeding potential live with a family doing all the normal activities provides a stable environment with lots of stimulous and benefits that dogs raised in kennels are devoid of.

Thank you, Cynthia for being there for me today.  You are invaluable to our programs.

Cynthia with Dublin.  Best buddies!
Why we love Dublin and pray he will be added to the programs of Tango Wool Labradoodles who 'created' him; Blueberry Cottage Labradoodles for giving him such a wonderful start on manners and training; and ADNE, who was lucky enough to get the call from Cynthia regarding his guardian placement.

For all three of our breeding programs, Dublin will bring the strength of a non-shedding coat, solidly boned medium to small standard sized puppies and intelligent companionship.

His temperament - loving, kind and gentle.

Yup, it is a non-shedding Poodle type coat, but there is no mistaking his Labrador boning!

Dublin's topline and conformation is as good as it gets.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Getting more comfortable outdoors and I expanded their indoor area.

Black and Teal boys with Purple Girl just looking about.
Purple Girl looking at the adult dogs outside their pen.
Black Boy and Purple Girl.
Green boy likes sitting on his 'throne'.
Inside, I added another section to give them more room.
As typical, they are checking the new toys and bed pad out.
Playing together.
I think Green boy likes this bed pad.  They are also drinking water regularly now.
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Outside for the first time this week! Lots of sniffing and tentative exploring.

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Pearl's pups are FOUR weeks now.

Purple Girl - 4 lbs.
Black Boy 4 lbs.
Rainbow Girl 4 lbs.
Green Boy 4 1/2 lbs.
Teal Boy 4 lbs.
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You can see by their pics, these pups are growing like weeds in the spring.  They continue to learn about the potty box but also enjoy 'going' outdoors when I put them out for some fresh air and sunshine.  Being outdoors is still a bit intimidating but each time I put them out there, they get a bit more brave.  :+) 

They are enjoying more solid food and Pearl is welcoming the feed breaks.

Tails wag more readily now but they still balk at being held high up or placed on tables - that comes with more desensitizing.  I did manage to clip most of their eyes today before taking the shots.  Nails are next.

I must say this is a very robustly built group of pups.  Their bone structure and broad heads really  highlight their Labrador heritage - the reason they are called LABRADOODLES!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

We had a visitor!

Our mini 'Superman' asking permission to touch puppies!
Purple, Teal and Green in the doll crib.
Ummmmm.... four in the crib.  (added Black Boy facing away.
Now five!!  That is one stuffed crib!!!!
l to rt:  Purple Girl, Black Boy and Green Boy in front.  In back:  Teal Boy on left and Rainbow Girl on rt.
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Our grandson visited on Thursday and asked so sweetly to 'be with the little doggies'.  What grammy could say no to that face???  So, I put them all in a laundry basket so he could touch them ever so gently.  :+)

Today, the weather is still nice.   I bought this little doll crib at a yard sale this past summer and forgot about it until this morning.  What a great compliment color to their pretty colored coats.  :+)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New collars and full bellies.


Pearl leaping out of the puppy area after a feeding.

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They are only up for a few minutes and then go right back to napping.  At three weeks, most of the day is spent sleeping.    Today, however, Purple Girl was really initiating some play time with Black Boy who was uninterested.  Teal Boy was very happy in his corner playing with a toy and the others were trying to find their bedding spot.  :+)