Monday, December 29, 2014

Tillie's babies are five weeks old today!

The three chubs are playing, mouthing each other, drinking from the Lixit Water Bottle and beginning to experiment with 'real' food. Still prefer mom but give us a few more days and they will be chowing down food and wanting more.

Since I am beginning the early stages of weaning for Tillie, I keep the gate to the pups closed often so she can't get in. Tillie does not seem to mind at all and loves going outdoors to wrestle with Ranger (Camden's Blue Boy) who is going home to his family on Sunday.

Today, I decided to use one of my car props and a hat on the pups. Naturally, these chunky monkeys did not fit in the car, so they sort of 'draped' over it. At any rate, it contained them enough for me to take pics.  :+)

For those of you waiting for Hazel pics, they will be done at their two week birthday on Thursday - New Year's Day!

Teal boy weighs 5 lbs. and is an amiable chap.

Orange Boy, who will be the heaviest pup in the litter, weighs 5 1/2 lbs. He has a very 'waggy' tail!

Georgie is the smallest at 4 1/2 lbs. and is all girl!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tis the season but I did manage to get Tillie's pups done - only a day late!!! Oh my!

So, the Three Ships Assailing won't find a continent to hold them if they keep gaining like they are! Tillie is still happily feeding them 'eggnog' and it shows.

Here is a cute pic of Tillie playing with her chunky pieces of chocolate. She adores them.
Tillie happily jumps in to feed and play with her chubby babies.

Teal Boy weighs 4 1/2 lbs. at 4 wks. I bet he will lighten to a cafe' or lavender color at maturity.

Sweet Georgia Brown is the 'lightweight' at 4 lbs. She is a bit darker than Teal Boy at this time.

Orange boy ate all the chocolates and is 4 3/4 lbs. He will be a caramel. He looks like a Twinkie!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

UPDATE: RANGER (Blue Boy) has a home (12/26). Thank you to all that inquired about him.

Dec. 24th.  'Can I help with the laundry'?

Sadly, Blue Boy was not comfortable in a city setting and has returned to be placed in a rural home. He will be a small medium (30 lbs.) has a fleece coat with slight waves and will grow to approximately 17 to 18 inches tall.

He is a sensitive boy and would do best with the following:
  • someone at home or can take him to work/retired individuals, active adults, etc.
  • dog experience (has had dogs in the past)
  • sensitive older children would be fine but not younger than 12
  • has patience, Blue Boy needs to overcome his concerns at his pace
  • uses a trainer that utilizes confidence building exercises 
  • another friendly dog in the household would be great
  • does well in his crate, car rides and entertains himself with toys easily
  • is cuddly and quite calm - not a barker

Update on 12/26/14:  Fortunately, a family that already has an Annabelle Doodle came to visit but wanted to really make a well thought out decision not a spontaneous one.  With the Christmas holiday, all were too busy with cooking, company and holiday spirit to have the solid piece of time needed.

After calling their trainer and making general inquiries to others of the possible concerns with a somewhat shy/cautious doodle, I was contacted that they did indeed want Blue and his name is RANGER. I was very pleased because this family fit all the criteria above and more. Ranger has received the best Christmas present ever - a loving, patient, lifelong home!   :+)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Here are pics of the new families that picked up Camden's puppies over the past two days.

The last one will be picked up on Monday afternoon and will be added then.

Thank you so much everyone for picking me as your breeder and embracing the Annabelle Doodle assignment process.  Enjoy your pups but remember to be consistent in your training!  :+)

Oscar Webber (Red Boy)

Finley Steers ( Plum Girl)

Ziggy Mc Gowan (Glitter Girl)

Bentley Norton (Green Boy)

Chelsea Hansen (Copper Girl)

George 'Clooney' Kavanaugh (Grey Boy)
Ranger Kingston has found his permanent home. (Blue Boy)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hazel's one day old pups!

At noontime, we had a vet appointment for Hazel and her pups to be checked out to be sure all is well. Their front dew claws were removed to prevent any issues in their future and Hazel was thoroughly checked out to be sure she had milk and was not harboring any 'left over placentas' etc. Of course Hazel was a bit stressed to have her pups removed from her to go to the surgery area but she settled quickly and is happy to be home and nursing her brood.

As promised, here are their pics at one day old.

The Christmas bundle!

Navy Boy

Russet Boy

Buttercup Girl

Red Boy

Purple Girl

Camo Boy

Green Girl

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HAZEL MAE whelps a litter of seven miniatures!

There is something to be said for first time whelpers who go through the process with such aplomb as Hazel did. She earned Five Stars easy.  :+)  Her seven little ones will have their pic taken tomorrow after the vet checks them and Hazel over. Till then, here are the stats on the group:

  • Navy Boy born at 10:43 am - 7 7/8 ounces, Apricot
  • Buttercup Girl born at 11:03 am - 7 5/8 ounces, Apricot
  • Camo Boy born at 11:10 am - 6 1/8 ounces, Apricot
  • Red Boy born at 11:38 am - 8 1/2 ounces, Black
  • Russet Boy born at 11:59 am - 6 5/8 ounces, Black
  • Purple Girl born at 12:44 pm - 7 1/4 ounces, Apricot
  • Green Female born at 1:00 pm - 7 1/2 ounces, Apricot
I will recheck genders tomorrow as well just to be sure I got them right - pretty tired, like Hazel. She is taking a nap...I need one too. Thank you, Hazel.  :+)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Are you ready????

Camden's litter of pups will be leaving this weekend. Hopefully, all buyers have read my Supply List, the Contract and are prepared with paper towels, hand sanitizer, crate/harness system and plastic bags (just in case of any mishaps) when you pick up your new fur-baby.

Please inspect your home for any possible items that could cause your new pup harm such as wires, small items that are reachable, plants, poisons, etc. The best way to really see what could be an issue is to be on your hands and knees as you search.  :+)

Have you found a trainer? Obedience facility? Dog Walker? Vet? Friends with vaccinated dogs for introductions and playmate?

The pups are doing very well since their surgeries and are full of energy. Just remember to prevent them from jumping for another week while they fully heal. I gave them a bath prior to their surgical appointments as it is recommended they not have a bath for 10 days after surgery. 

Your pup will come with a detailed notebook, toys, collar/leash, litter 'blanket', door bells for training to potty outside, etc. So, I ask again......are you ready??

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tillie's three week old chocolate and caramel delights!

If there ever was a litter for lovers of chocolates and caramels, this is the one! Each 'morsel' is bigger than the other for a total ..ARMFUL of delicious-ness.  :+)

I am actually surprised that they can move at all given their pudgy bellies, but they indeed do. They have also found their voices, eyes have opened and they moved to the pup room! A lot in just one week of development.  I had to improvise to get them in there but in a few days time, they will take over a more spacious pen. Right now they are in a perfect temporary space and have acclimated very quickly as all is quiet.  :+)

Once Camden's litter comes back from their surgeries, it will be interesting to see how much that will impact them. It was certainly time, as they outgrew the 'nursery' space and Hazel is here to have her litter this week. One litter going home and another arriving. Talk about timing!

Teal Boy weighs 3.8 lbs.

Orange Boy is a 'Caramel' not an Apricot and his eyes will be green and his pigment liver colored. Weighs 3.11 lbs!  

Georgie girl is spot on at exactly 3 lbs.

Tillie continues to nurse them extremely well and hasn't missed a beat. She is attentive but not neurotic and I thank her for that.

Now that I have moved them to a space in the pup room, I included a potty area for them to 'think about' using. By doing it so early, it helps stimulate them to eat in the 'dining room' but eliminate in the 'bathroom'.  It has always worked for me with patience and persistence.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Camden's pups at 9 weeks! (UPDATE on surgeries!)

Ziggy - 9 lbs, the largest pup.

Grey Boy weighs 7 1/4 lbs.

Chelsea is 8 1/4 lbs.

Bentley is 8 1/2 lbs.

Finley remains the smallest at 5 3/4 lbs.

Oscar tips in at 6 3/4 lbs.

Brewster is 7 1/4 lbs.

Like everyone else, we are at full swing for the holidays. Shopping, cleaning, decorating, wrapping, all know what it is like.

Happily, the weather is allowing for more outside time for the pups which is just wonderful for them and me - they LOVE it out there!

Tomorrow all of them go to the vets for their spays and neuters. I will take advantage of this time to rearrange the room to accommodate their surgeries.

Busy, busy!


On Monday, December 15th, all the pups went in for surgeries. The females had an OVARIECTOMY aka OVE. The uterus was not removed. Informational sheets will be included in your packet for information on this type of surgery. It is very commonly done in Europe but not so much in the USA. After reading numerous articles, I have chosen this surgery over the OVH as a means of sterilization.

As I type, they are quiet after having a bit to eat and drink. Some were wrestling! I really want them to be settled but they feel too good! I will take pics tomorrow of how I divided the group.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

We have FINALLY gone outdoors to play!

Snow, ice, rain and cold temperatures were not very conducive to letting the pups go outdoors for short periods during the day. We have a saltbox roof and the snow comes tumbling off of it which is dangerous for the pups and dogs. I have to be ever watchful for this occurrence.

However, yesterday and today - clean roof with decent temperatures! Yea!!

With Haddie's help, the pups found their courage to venture outdoors.

Thank you, Haddie for being such a great big sister to these pups.  :+)

I love those cute rear ends!!

Chelsea was one of the first to go up and down the ramp.

Now, these two (Finley and Bentley) took their time to brave the outdoors!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dublin has come to visit. :+)

Well...not really but it sure is a very close replica!  Actually, this is a 'Labradoodle' yard ornament that I purchased from a place called I have seen a few similar types at places like Home Depot and such but none that was actually identified as a Labradoodle until I saw this one. I love it and he looks so perfect sitting by our tree. The snow began to fall just at the perfect time for the shot. He comes with a scarf but I preferred making a bow.

So live doodles in the house and this look-a-like outdoors!  Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I recommend the vaccine protocol from Dr. Jean Dodds.

It is up to all of you to do what you are most comfortable with but I base my breeding philosophy on 'less is more' and to be proactive about the health of your pet.

2013 and 2014 Vaccination Protocol
 The following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable. The schedule is one Dr. Dodds recommends and should not be interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s a matter of professional judgment and choice.

9-10 Weeks Old:
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Merck Nobivac [Intervet Progard] Puppy DPV)
14-16 Weeks:
Same as above
20 Weeks or Older (if allowable by law):
1 Year:
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (optional = titer)
1 Year after the initial dose:
Rabies, killed 3-year product (give 3-4 weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)
Perform vaccine antibody titers for distemper and parvovirus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law, except where circumstances indicate that a written waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian. In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver request. See the Rabies Challenge Fund website.
W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Hemopet / NutriScan
11561 Salinaz Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Play time in the kitchen pics for Camden's crew!

Since the weather is not cooperating for outside play for Camden's pups, they spend quite a bit of time exercising in the kitchen area. They love the space to run and explore - especially with Haddie leading the entertainment list. They play tug with the tunnel as well as trying to jump all over it; wrestle with the small bed, gather at the water bowl area for drinks and chase balls just to mention a few. They finally tire out from all the action and I put them all into their pen for a well deserved nap.

Finley loves to reign over her kingdom.

Glitter loves balls.

Brewster getting ready to pounce on a sibling.

Chelsea - ever the poser!

Red Boy 'OSCAR' enjoys the tunnel.

Green Boy 'BENTLEY' with friends. Love the tongue hanging out.

Haddie and Grey Boy having a serious conversation. Dog Therapist??