Sunday, October 28, 2018

I am breeding Daisy again.

The tides have turned on skipping heats for breeding dogs.  Vet studies strongly recommend you breed back to back and retire early.  Since I don't like to breed my girls past five years of age, I made the decision to breed Daisy to Thaddeus Dood for a spring litter.

My hope is to bring the size down a bit from the Wyatt mating with Daisy.  Thaddeus is a large mini that weighs roughly 26 lbs.  He does have the genetics to produce phantoms but Daisy does not but we could get some with a white chest flash like Thaddeus has.  It will be a rainbow litter of blacks, chocolates and creams.  Mother Nature is always in charge of colors, so please do not get fixated on a particular one.

I really was all set to rebreed Wyatt to Daisy but the thought of possibly having ten medium pups again in the winter had me rethinking my mating strategy.  Furthermore; I need to see if my youngster, Thad has the sperm required for the job!  Best way to know this is to give him a whirl!

We all know about how sweet and gentle Daisy is.  Her coat grows long and flows when she walks.  It is very easy to maintain and I do cut it shorter for swimming in the summer and 'snow plowing' in the winter. Daisy enjoys her babies and is an excellent mother in all ways and is so healthy.

I thought this would be her last litter for ADNE but realized she will be only 'four' next month! Don't know if I will breed her another time after this one. If not, I am very hopeful that her daughters Ms. Sadie Benz and Christie Brinkley will follow in her footsteps.

Now Thaddeus is a full blown 'bachelor'.  He loves hanging around with his guardian, Paul and they are best buds.

Ball throwing and frisbee are part of every day life and then snuggling in his bed near Paul's desk is his daily routine.

Thaddeus is a Black and Cream phantom patterned doodle but you can only see his pattern when he is cut down.  Thad is a handsome lad and I expect some great pups with excellent coats from this mating if it is successful.

Thaddeus is coming to visit with Daisy Thursday morning.  We are hoping for a natural tie but Thaddeus is a 'first timer' and might need some help from the 'experienced' Daisy.  I will update with more news on Thursday.  :+)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Daisy x Wyatt group is now 16 weeks. Nine out of ten responded! Yea!

Thank you to those who provided me with the info I asked for - I appreciate it because it will be very interesting if they follow the 'accepted' rule of doubling their weight at a year +/- 5 pounds.

I am also very anxious to see how the coats develop on this litter when they are mature.  Wyatt has brought a whole new dimension to my program.  :+)

So, here is who provided pics and weights.  I would love for Newton's owners to add to the group when they can. 

Icy weighs 14.4 lbs.

Winston weighs 18 lbs.

Libery Belle is at 16.9 lbs.
Rosie is 17 .5 lbs.  
Pippi!  Enjoying life.  :+)  12.5 lbs.  (giggle)

Brinkley weighs 16.2 lbs.
Coco is going to be lavender!  16.3 lbs.

Great pic of our Boston Red Sox girl - Genevieve!  14.2 lbs

Dante is 23.8 lbs!!!  A forty plus pounder for sure when an adult - WOW!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

For those willing...some are coming in....:+) PLEASE SEND PICS TO MY EMAIL! THANKS.

I would love to have some Halloween pics of ADNE Doodles sent to me to use for my homepage.

Since I won't have any litters for a while, I would love to put up a cute Halloween pic.  Any takers out there?  If you remember which litter(s) they were from, please add that.  Otherwise, I need to go through all my folders!  Thanks.  :+)

So far I have chosen the following to add to my Home Page rotation:

Phoebe from the Figgy x Dublin mating.

Albus from the Tate x Emmett litter.

Tug as Harry Potter!  Clara Belle x Chico pup.
Rosie from the litter of Charlotte x Keefer

Little Leo from Gunny x Abner with his Halloween kerchief.

MacGregor from the Hazel#1 x Emmett litter.  Love him in orange!

Brinkley - Daisy x Wyatt litter.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Take some time to read this study.

Any one who has bought a puppy from me knows that I advocate minimum vaccines and holistic methods for ticks and fleas.

This study, that I am providing a link for, is a worthy read for you to be the advocate for your puppy to NOT over vaccinate!  I know your vet strongly suggests 'boosters' and what not for the 'health and welfare' of your pup but studies like this prove it is NOT the best route to take.

Please, take the time to read this and you might just be providing your pup many more healthy years of quality time with you and your family.  :+)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

BRINKLEY and her new guardian family!

On this gorgeous sunny fall day, Brinkley went to her guardians.  They were just so excited to see me drive up and met me at the front walk.  We toured their lovely yard and home.  I was shown where Brinkley's safe spaces were and smiled at her monogramed bed.  :+)

Without a doubt, Brinkley has a home that will provide her with a ton of attention and love. are a very lucky girl.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Socialization is sooo important!

Since I did not have an immediate guardian home for Brinkley, I took her to the local shelter that has a brand new gorgeous puppy 'social' building.  They always divide the classes in two - one side for the very outgoing, 'heavy duty' playful pups and the other side for the more reserved, shy ones. 

The first class I took Brinkley to there were only two pups - both Labs and quite playful.  The trainer put Brinkley into the other side alone with another trainer.  Brinkley was very good about going through tunnels, jumping on small tables as encouraged and checking out numerous toys.  We did some sit commands and 'Go Find It' lessons.  About halfway through, all three pups went outdoors to an outside pen.  The trainer cautioned me to be sure the other two Lab pups did not overwhelm Brinkley - if they did, I was to pick her up.  Initially, she was very submissive and would run behind me.  As we progressed, the choc. Lab introduced herself nicely and there was some play bowing going on.  The black Lab was way too rambunctious.

Unfortunately, we could not make the second class due to a wedding but we were there today and Brinkley had another calm Lab puppy to make friends with while indoors.  Outside, however, Brinkley was ready to 'meet and greet' with most of the pups with several being 'wild ones'!  She actually stood her ground with one 'in her face' but they shook off the confrontation and were fine.

I posted this because each week your puppy is growing like crazy and needs to be exposed to many more events in the world to absorb, adjust and utilize the lessons to progress to a confident canine.  I know Brinkley's new guardians will continue these lessons with training and lots of socialization.  I hope all of you are working hard at both training and socializing.  At this time of year, it is not hard - so many garden centers filled with people and mums; foliage tours, and crispy apple picking soon!  Enjoy! 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Christie BRINKLEY is 13 weeks and 12 1/4 lbs. today!

I hope that all her littermates are as sweet as this girl is!  I could not have asked for a more compliant, gentle and loving pup to keep a bit longer for her guardians.  This coming Tuesday, Brinkley will join Anne-Marie and John in Rochester, NH.  They are waiting with open arms!

Brinkley tends to lie often with our elderly Annabelle as she seems to understand how fragile she is but is full of energy and impishness when playing with her mommy, Daisy.  Brinkley respects all the other 'ladies' that live here and it has been very harmonious.

Keeping my fingers crossed this lovely pup passes all her testing in about a year or so and becomes another exemplary breeding girl for ADNE.