Thursday, July 19, 2018

Jonnie, almost ready for a guardian home placement.

She is doing rather well and learning the ropes here at ADNE.  Today, we were working outdoors together, she was my constant companion as I was clearing up brush and such.

Who would not smile with that face showing such concern for your safety?
She has her vet appointment next week for Distemper and Parvo shots.  Once that is done, I will be taking her to a puppy social class as often as I can to expose her to all types of dogs.  Training will continue until the proper guardian home is found.  

Jonnie loves to cuddle on the couch, follows you everywhere and has a healthy curiosity.  She does not seem to be a big chewer but that can change as soon as new teeth begin to present themselves.  Thank goodness she does NOT have a yippy, high pitched bark but a solid 'dog' bark - a major plus in my world!

After eating, she promptly follows me outdoors to 'do potty'.  Gotta love a pup who gets down to business quickly.  :+)

Week #2 - DAISY X WYATT! Updated!

For giggles, look at the group shot of Daisy and her pups when they were born and compare it with the one for this week.  Isn't it amazing how fast these pups grow?

During the past seven days, their eyes and ears have opened and I found a couple of them out of the pool this morning!  That usually means they were latched on really tight when Daisy jumped out for a break.  I will be rearranging the pen today with 'new furniture'.  :+)

The first pup to pop open her peepers was Silver Girl.  Imagine my surprise when I went to say 'Good Morning' and she was looking back at me!  Eyes opening on Day 10 is not unusual but still a bit early.

Today, I took pics of them in one of my planters located at my front door.  The temperature was great and the lighting (most of the time) was decent.  I do love summer litters when I can take most of my shots outdoors.  I love natural light and did not use my flash.

Look at how much they have grown!

Red Girl enjoying her snooze - 1 lb. 4 ounces.

Love her white goatee! Teal Girl - 1 lb. 6 ounces.

Rose Girl enjoying a bit of sun on her pretty head - 1 lb. 8 ounces.

Green Boy appears to be smelling one of the flower petals. - 1 lb. 12 ounces.

Silver Girl, popped her eyes open first! 1 lb. 6 ounces.

Peach (not Teal) Girl, a replica of her sister above but in chocolate.  1 lb. 6 ounces.

Lt. Blue boy is the heaviest pup in the litter. 1 lb. 15 ounces!

Purple Girl is 'robust' in size at 1 lb. 11 ounces.

Pink Girl is a 'Dainty Dot' compared to her siblings, but healthy and active.  11 ounces!  :+)

Navy Boy thinks this is a perfect spot for a nap in the shade. 1 lb. 4 ounces.

'New furniture' arrived and is in place.  Pups seem to be quite happy and I won't wake up to pups feeling 'lost'!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Another trip to Massachusetts!

Well, at least it won't be during a work day or a holiday like last time!  Golly, traffic was brutal getting back home.

Tomorrow I am off to pick up little Jonnie Cache (pronounced like the country singer Johnny Cash) from my breeder friend, Marci of Tango Wool.  Believe it or not, I think Jonnie is the biggest pup in the mini litter and she is not very big!!

Last week when I visited, I did some swabs for a couple of genetic tests and color DNA and the results were perfect for my ADNE stud match ups.  It has been years in the making but I finally have the potential for producing tri-colored puppies if the rest of the testing goes well.  This has been a goal of mine for several years.

Bernese Mtn. Dog
I have always loved the Bernese Mountain Dog color combo.  It is a combination of a black and tan phantom with the addition of white on the chest, chin, toes, head and sometimes a tip of the tail.  I find the colors magical together.


Names have meaning for me and Jonnie's interpretation is 'a gracious gift'. Cache means a 'secret place of treasure'.  Jonnie's mom's nickname is 'Billie'- I think you can all see the connections.  Another tidbit is that my now deceased older brother was named Johnny.  It's a sweet spot. :+)

I am looking forward to introducing Jonnie to all the doodles here and watching her grow a bit.  Hopefully, a local family will be interested in becoming her guardian.

Here is what a tri-color Australian Labradoodle looks like: 

This handsome boy is from Canadian Doodles and his name is Porter.  He was instrumental in me striving to produce one like him.  :+)  You can see the similarities with the BMD above but in a much smaller size.

Thursday, July 12, 2018


When the pups were three days old, I moved them to the pup room because the weather has been so warm.  The sunlight is wonderful there and so good for the pups and their mom.

All they really do is nurse and sleep like any infant.  Yes, there are times when they cry for a variety of reasons such as: can't find a sibling to buddy with, a nipple is not conveniently close by or there are more than one that want the same 'favored' nipple.

Daisy has been doing very well with no issues so far.  Her one regret is that she is not allowed in the pool to swim during this time as the pups cannot be wet or damp.  Until they are about 2  1/2 weeks, they cannot control their internal temperature, so the environment must be controlled for them until then. Both Daisy and Wyatt love the water.  :+)

Here are their one week old pics - don't expect much as they are pretty much 'blobs' at this time!  Also be aware that the pups look much bigger in the pics than in reality.

There is availability in this litter.

Teal Girl - 13 5/8 ounces.

Purple Girl - 1 pound.

Lt. Blue Male - 1 lb. 4 oz.

Rose Girl - 15 1/4 ounces.

Red Girl - 12  5/8 ounces.

Green Male - 1 lb. 1 ounce.

Silver Girl - 15  1/4 ounces.
Peach Girl - 15 ounces.

Pink Girl - 8  1/8 ounces.

Navy Male - 14 ounces.

Monday, July 9, 2018

JONNIE CACHE will be arriving soon!

This little miniature phantom girl is expected to arrive on Saturday, July 14th.  I went down to visit her a week or so ago and felt she would be a great addition to the ADNE family.

Of course, I am looking for a wonderful, local guardian home for her.  Jonnie will be about 20 or so pounds at maturity and has a friendly, social personality.

Please contact me via phone or email if you have any questions! or 207-676-5579.  Thanks!

The above pics were taken of Jonnie at the breeder's when she was 7 weeks old.  She was very easy to handle and cooperative.  We tired her out after our photo session and she promptly went to sleep.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

I have begun ENS on the pups. (Daisy x Wyatt)

On each litter produced here at ADNE, the pups go through the Bio Sensor program for 16 days beginning on Day 3 of life.  A brief description of the program is below:

'The "Bio Sensor" program was also concerned with early neurological stimulation in order to give the dog a superior advantage. Its development utilized six exercises which were designed to stimulate the neurological system. Each workout involved handling puppies once each day. The workouts required handling them one at a time while performing a series of five exercises. Listed in order of preference, the handler starts with one pup and stimulates it using each of the five exercises. The handler completes the series from beginning to end before starting with the next pup. The handling of each pup once per day involves the following exercises:
  1. Tactical stimulation (between toes)
  2. Head held erect
  3. Head pointed down
  4. Supine position
  5. Thermal stimulation'
I would like to mention that the 'sixth exercise' is actually the socialization period that is so critical for the life of your pet which is why I require puppy classes in my contract.  :+)

For a deeper understanding about the ENS (Early Neurological Stimulation) aka Bio Sensor program, please copy and paste this link to your browser:

Like all things, some pups gain much from this program while others are not nearly as affected.  I always feel it is worth doing if it can improve any pup to better handle his/her environment.  :+)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Had our first check up! DAISY X WYATT

This morning we arrived at the vets for both Daisy and the pups' check ups.  Daisy is doing really, really well - producing milk, no fever (which is typical after a whelp) and in good shape.  The pups were checked for cleft palates, deformities, heart health and had their dew claws removed.  All were given 'thumbs up'!

For those that already sent in an application for one of these pups, now is the time to send in your $500 deposit fee which is fully refundable if you should change your mind.  I would also like to point out that the go home date is the weekend of September 8th & 9th.  Please be sure this pick up weekend does not interfere with other family plans as I do not hold over pups.  You may decide to have your trainer pick up your pup or move to another litter or have a responsible family member come in your place.  I give you this date as early as I can so there will be no conflicts, please mark your calendars!

I have availability in this litter!  I also plan to keep two pups for Guardian Homes, so keep that in mind!  :+)

Friday, July 6, 2018

All is well. :+)

Although Daisy is still very tired from her marathon delivery, she is a terrific mom.  All the pups made it through the night and continue to nurse 24/7.  The only time Daisy gets a break is when she is eating or 'nature' calls.  The demands of motherhood are strenuous for both dogs and humans!

If you look closely, you can count all ten.  :+)
Daisy and pups will be visiting my repro vet tomorrow morning to check over Daisy and pups.  The pups dew claws will also be removed at this time.

Once my vet tells me all is well with the pups, I will then request a deposit from those on her list.  I do have a couple of openings available as well as two slots for guardian homes.

Although this size litter is a ton of work, I am so excited to watch them grow as their parents have such sweet, endearing temperaments and I expect nothing short of that from the pups.  :+)

The ten pups by themselves while mom takes a potty break.

Thursday, July 5, 2018


I was on the porch saying 'Goodbye' to my daughter and family when I heard a squeak.  Lo and behold, there was Daisy on my kitchen floor with her first born still attached to the placenta!  Daisy picked up her little chocolate morsel and proudly pranced down the hall directly to the whelping box!

Now she will stay put and continue her labor.  I will update as pups arrive.

  1. Female, chocolate - 8 1/2 ounces
  2. Male, apricot - 8 5/8 ounces.
  3. Female, cream - 8 1/8 ounces
  4. Female, chocolate - 7  3/4 ounces
  5. Female, cream - 8  1/4 ounces
  6. Female, apricot - 5  5/8 ounces
  7. Female, apricot - 9 ounces
  8. Female, apricot - 8  1/8 ounces
  9. Male, black - 9  3/8 ounces
  10.  Male, black - 10  1/4 ounces

I pray we are done but will wait for about an hour or so to see if any more should make an appearance.  What an amazing job Daisy did.  Ten pups delivered in less than two and a half hours is remarkable.  

She had some ice cream in celebration of her brood.  :+)  She is now taking a deserved rest with her babies.

You may be able to see all of them but there are 10 at the moment.  Still not sure if there are more but Daisy seems content and I may be able to clean up and put in new bedding for the rest of the night.  Thank you sweet girl for a daytime delivery!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


Daisy had her x-ray today and she has a bellyful!  The vet thinks 9 or 10 but 'it looks like spaghetti' in there!

So, those of you who have submitted an application, should be feeling pretty good about having a puppy in September.  If all goes well, I will have space for new applicants but want to be sure the whelp goes well and once done, will open up for new applications.

Here is her x-ray for fun and games: