Monday, November 5, 2018

A visit with JONNIE CACHE!

Sunday's crisp temperature and sunshine was a great start to my trip to visit Jonnie Cache's guardian family.  Jonnie is just about 5  1/2 months now and I wanted to see how she was fitting into the family - especially since they own a male from one of ADNE's previous litters.

What a terrific visit we had!  Jonnie is very much loved, her training level is impressive and Murphy, their first doodle, is thrilled to have a little pesty sister to play tug with.

I laughed out loud when they told me that Jonnie has this 'game' of hiding her favorite toys under a chair that she CANNOT get under but knows they are safe from Murphy until sweeping time!  Who would have guessed that hiding them in a 'cache' would protect her 'treasures'?? 

Jonnie is a star pupil and her trainer uses her often as a helper in the class.  She loves all dogs and plays with them really well.  I am grateful that her guardians want to continue training so Jonnie can really excel.  Thanks guys! You are star pupils yourself!

Jonnie is a true mini - about 15 inches in height and 15 lbs.  I expect her mature size to be roughly 16 inches and maybe 17 lbs.  I could not be more please with this guardian family and Jonnie Cache!  I am hopeful Jonnie will pass all her tests and be a momma someday.


'Would you like me to sit and stay?'


'I can turn my head if you would like'.

'How about lying down'?


'Do you see my Melanistic Mask? I am told some Great Dane's carry this gene as well'.

'I can be absolutely still like a statue'!


Murphy is this family's first doodle and he loves his brushing time. Talk about being indulged!

Happy, content Murphy.  He is smiling.  :+)





Thursday, November 1, 2018

Mating achieved! :+)

This morning my inexperienced stud, THADDEUS DOOD had his first date!  Daisy was 'ready, willing and able' but Thaddeus was charming, sweet and unsure of himself.  It took about fifteen minutes of sniffing and cajoling but eventually Thaddeus got his groove on and bred Daisy.  Both his guardian and I sighed a breathe of relief.  I was not sure Thaddeus could reach Daisy as she is a bit taller than he is but score he did!  :+)

With any luck puppies will be arriving at the end of December with a going home date of early March.  I expect blacks, creams and chocolates if Mother Nature follows the rules.  There will be no phantoms or partis.  More than likely solids with a small possibility of a bit of white on a chest.  Please be open to all colors.  Weights will range from 25 to 30 lbs. and heights 16 to 18 inches at maturity.  I am accepting applications at this time.

I took some pics for you to enjoy.  Coats on both doodles are great.  Daisy is very gentle, sweet and compliant.  Thaddeus is a gentleman, who waits for you to go through the door first and is very obliging.  He has solid boning and a heavier set than Daisy who is light on her feet but sinewy like a ballerina.  :+)

Thaddeus showing off his markings to Daisy.  The light patch on his butt is proof of his phantom genes. 
You can see some lighter hair on his legs as well.
 
Thaddeus is a bit smaller than Daisy and has a silky, soft slight curl; whereas Daisy's is more wavy and cottony.

They were both quite happy after the mating and played ball together.  :+)