Monday, September 24, 2018

For those who have Wyatt babies....

Just received these pics from his guardian (and she takes amazing pics of him)!  Wyatt is like a fine wine, he grows on you.    :+)

Those of you that have babies that favor him, just watch the praises come when they are mature.  An easy care coat with a great conformation is very pleasing to the eye (and pocketbook!).

Love to see this.

Daisy and Brinkley love interacting with each other.  It just makes me smile watching them.  The bond they are making will be strong and when Brinkley finally goes to her guardian home, Brinkley will remember her first home very well.  :+)

Brinkley is a clone of her mommy in looks and temperament.  Both AWESOME!

Notice those back legs straight back?  Typically a sign of strong hips.  I love to see this in a pup!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Let's talk about a guardianship - the benefits and the downfalls.


Brinkley at 11 weeks with a tiny stick in her mouth.  10  3/4 lbs

We are being very diligent in finding the right guardian home for Brinkley. A clone of her mom, Brinkley is a delightful pup!  A guardianship is not for everyone.  It is a relationship that has to be fair to all parties involved - the dog, the guardian and myself.  This is why I prefer someone who works part time, or can bring the pup to work with them or is retired, works from home - you get the picture.

What are the benefits?
  • Pick of the litter puppy!
  • Fully tested at a year that I pay for in full.
  • A much reduced cost ($1,375 that is fully refunded if the dog's testing proves it is a quality breeding candidate.
What are the downfalls?
  • Your doodle needs to come to me for about 7 weeks when she is having and raising her pups.  However, you do have visiting privileges!!
  • There is always the possibility that at a year, the doodle may not pass the testing criteria to my standards. I always want my breeding dogs to be 'a cut above'.  If I should decide that for any reason, this candidate falls short, we will need to decide if you still want the doodle or it be returned to me for a full refund of your initial deposit.  There will be circumstances when I will require the balance of the pet price (an additional $1,375) if the reasons for a non breeding candidate are not a health concern but rather a 'below average' test result that has no impact on the quality of life for the doodle. An OFA 'Fair' IS a passing score, just not for a breeding dog in my program.  Each doodle is an individual and each guardian contract reflects this - they are not duplicates.  
  • Of course, there is more to the contract than what is written above but it is straight forward and easy to understand.  :+)
What is Brinkley like?
  • Brinkley is calm, gentle - does mouth but does not bite.
  • A doodle temperament - smart, easy going, curious, likes people and other animals.
  • Coat is soft, wavy and flowing.  It will need professional grooming every 6 to 8 weeks.
  • No shedding.
  • Goes to her safe zone and settles very quickly.  Last potty at 10 pm and she is up around 6 am.
  • At 11 weeks, she uses both the potty box and the dogie door very well.  Still makes mistakes but getting better every day.
  • I am taking her on car trips daily and she is adjusting.  She does not vomit or salivate in the car but needs time to settle.  I used both a car harness and a crate.
  • She knows her name and comes and sits; also sits for her food.
  • Brinkley is decent on a leash, still learning.  :+)

If any local family or person is interested in knowing more about this subject, please contact me at 207-676-5579.  Local is defined as being within an hour of my location (North Berwick, Maine) or my vets (Rochester, NH).  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Brinkley will be 11 weeks tomorrow! Guardian Home Candidate! 'PLACED!'

Yesterday, through that blinding rainstorm we had, I finally got Icy, Brinkley's sister to the Manchester Airport.  She is finally with her owners in Arizona.  Icy's Flight Nanny was wonderful and made sure Icy had plenty of lap time on her very long flight (with delays due to bad weather) until in her owner's arms late last night.

I expected Brinkley to have a difficult night without her cuddle friend but she settled immediately and went to sleep after her last potty around 9:30 pm.

This morning, she was very happy to mingle with the adults here and especially delighted that Daisy loves to play chase and wrestle with her routinely in the pup yard.

I am now insisting that Brinkley sit before placing her food bowl down and rewarding her with pats and coos when she sits in front of me.  Brinkley uses the dogie door very well but not 100% yet!  I will be getting her use to the car restraint harness system today.  We will visit Tractor Supply for some socialization.  :+)

This is a great pic of her gorgeous coat.

Sitting pretty.

Watching me rake.  

Brinkley and her Snuggle Puppy.  Apologies for the muddy floor but it is still wet here!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Icy is finally on a plane to her owner!

This rarely happens but Mother Nature really turned the screws on getting this sweet girl to her owners in Arizona.  The good news is that she will be traveling in 'first class' style with her Flight Nanny and will have so many people telling her how cute she is.  Icy LOVES attention!  Her calm nature is a people magnet.  :+)

Back home, Brinkley was a good girl but certainly misses her dear friend.  Now I need to spend time socializing my sweet Brinkley and begin gentle training.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The most interactive toys are not expensive at all.

This is a plastic gas funnel that you can get at any Dollar Tree Store.  Along with a braided rope toy snaked through it and knotted at the end, you have hours of entertainment!

Icy and Brinkley play with this toy constantly - one always has a head in the funnel end while the other grabs the rope hanging out the other end.  Between tugging, pawing at the funnel, chewing either side or just playing 'Catch Me, If You Can', this inexpensive and fun toy is always a hit!

We are keeping our paws crossed that Icy will finally go home to her owners tomorrow.  We are scheduled to meet her Flight Nanny at the Manchester Airport.  We are suppose to get lots of rain and thunderstorms (of course!), so there is always a chance of a last minute cancellation.

I know Brinkley will miss her friend greatly but her family is anxious to have her home and I am anxious to start on Brinkley's social and training schedule!  Send us good vibes for a safe trip tomorrow, please.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

An Icy & Brinkley saga.

Great day today, so I got out my puppy carriage and prepared to take both pups for a walk in it.  I love this carriage and try to use it as often as possible.

Here is how their conversation went:

'Icy, this room has funny windows.'

'Oh..wait, there is a second floor but I don't know where we are!'

'Icy, come see!'

'Oh, this IS better.'

'Oh, ya... this is really cool! ' 

'The 'rooms' keep changing and there are some things that.....

'What is that? grrrrr...  'I don't know Icy but...

I think I am going to hide.'  'Don't worry, Brinkley, I will protect you!'

'Awww, I wasn't REALLY afraid, Icy!'

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence has really messed things up....but

Both Icy and Bella Rue are quite content as we all patiently wait for flights to be able to get to the East Coast.  From what I can tell, Maine should be getting hammered with rain on Tuesday - something like three inches.  When I think of the thirty inches of rain  the Carolina's are getting, I am embarrassed to complain!

Today, I took the pups outside to the front yard where there is real grass, dirt and bushes.  They had fun with both my elderly Annabelle and mommy, Daisy.  :+)

Elderly Annabelle still enjoys the antics of puppies, bless her dear heart.

Daisy playing with Icy and Bella butting in.

Icy has such terrific 'rear angulation'. 

Icy likes the grass.

Hmmm..are you looking for some roughage, Icy?

Adorable face.  :+)

The sisters side by side.

Bella Rue's ear just did not want to flip back!

Wish this pic of Bella Rue was less blurry.  Darn!

WAHOO! Let's play!

Both had muddy paws and were ready to take a nap in the pup room.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Christie Brinkley - has been PLACED!

Well, the whole litter is ten weeks today but I only had to take pictures of one pup that is still available for a home.

Brinkley is an awesome puppy and I hope will be placed soon; but waiting for a wonderful home is more important than 'any' home.  It always seems to work out and I expect it will this time as well.

Brinkley has a compliant nature like her mom, Daisy.

Very willing to be put almost anywhere and not be frightened.

Here she is sitting atop of a fake rock 3 feet up and staying as I snap a pic.

Brinkley has a gorgeous fleece, soft coat and a gentle nature.  I love that she also inherited her mom's 'prancing' walk.  Her new guardians have sweet memories of their other dog who had a similar sound to Bella Rue, so we decided on Christie Brinkley - the very lovely model with flowing blond hair for so many years.  Brinkley will be her 'call name' and I know she will be a 'model' pup.  :+)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Watching with immense interest.....

Due to the hurricane and over booked planes, Miss Icy is still here keeping Brinkley company.  They play so well together and are also learning how to behave with the adults here.

I have begun grooming my adults which has been sorely ignored when I had the ten pups.  These two just hang around and watch what I am doing or nap.  Very easy keepers.  :+)

Today, my husband is closing our pool and these two were fascinated with the goings on.  There could not be any two pups more different from each other on the coat spectrum!  Fortunately, there are plenty of people who love the easy care 'Wyatt' coat combined with a fantastic temperament.  My  'flat - coated' Australian Labradoodles were a huge hit with my customers, vets and general public.  A 'wash n wear'  Labbish coat is very much appreciated by active families - especially when it is non to minimal shedding!

Icy on left and Brinkley on right.  :+)

Monday, September 10, 2018

Going Home Pics for the Daisy x Wyatt Litter - UPDATED WITH BRINKLEY AT LAST!

Saturday, most of the pups were in the arms of their owners.  We had a perfect day for puppy pick up and everyone that was here had the opportunity to exchange emails to keep in touch.  Thankfully, one of the owners has already created a FB Page so all of you can share stories.  Thank you, once again Liz!  :+)

I also had a pick up on Sunday and again on Monday.  I was also suppose to go to Manchester Airport to bring little Icy to her Flight Nanny, but it was cancelled.  I am now on standby to see when we might be able to finally get Icy to Arizona!

Tonight, I should get a photo from Dante's owners so I will be adding to this group a bit later tonight.  Unfortunately, I still don't have a guardian home for Bella Rue, but she can be added any time and she and Icy are enjoying lots of interactions with mommy, Daisy.

Spot on time was the Schmitt Family to pick up Rosie!  I am told William and Rosie are inseparable.

Happy to add a second ADNE doodle to their family are the Fiesehers!  Thanks for your belief in ADNE.

Chomping at the bit to pick up Liberty Belle, Carol & Alan are thrilled with their girl.  :+)

Cool, calm and collected attract each other...thus Genevieve fits right in with the Lewis Family.

Oh, I see some 'dress up' going on with the Tzitzon girls!  Winston is a gem and would willingly participate. 

What a lucky girl Pippi is...there will be four adults that will lavish all kinds of attention on her.

Another family getting a second ADNE doodle!  Coco and Luna will keep the Xydaki's busy.

Jorge & James with Dante'.  Thanks for the pic guys!!  :+)

Icy picked up at the airport by Deb and Jeff.  What a traveling saga!
Frosty, from Charlotte & Wyatt, joins in her welcome.  :+)

Brinkley is finally with her guardians and all are happy as clams! 
Brinkley is almost 14 weeks in this lovely collage they sent me.  What a great placement.  :+)