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Dottie

Breed: F1b Standard English Goldendoodle
Parents: Linna and Shooter
Coat Color: brown (Silver Beige) bbEe, at/a KB/ky
Coat type: Wavy, non shedding
Hair Curl: C/c
Furnishings: F/f
Parti Factor: Yes
Shed: C/C
Birth Day: August 10, 2016
Height: Estimated 22 inch
Weight: 43 pounds
Lives with a guardian family in Boise
OFA Patella: Normal
OFA Cardiac: Normal
Eye Cerf: clear
Penn Hip: right DI 0.39 Left DI 0.37
OFA Hip: Good
OFA Elbow: normal
Ichthyosis (PNPLA1) Carrier

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Dottie & Remington
Small standared Multi-Gen Goldendoodles 45-70 lb
Born: Monday May 17th 
Match Date: When puppies are born
Go Home: July 9th

Dottie had puppies on Monday May 17th.  She has 8 beautiful babies.  5 males and 3 females. We still have availability on this litter.  If you are interested in finding out how to get on this list please see our "adoption process" 

Dottie Waiting list

1.Chelsa Harlan (Pink Collar Brindle girl) Bonners Ferry, ID

2. Mallam & Whitney Prior (Purple Collar silver girl)  Boise, ID

3. Jillian Wess (Yellow Collar Cream boy) Boise, ID

4.Joanna Gilchrist (Green collar Cream male) Shoreline, WA

5. Jenifer Compose (White collar Sable female) Vancouver, WA

6. Amy & Matt Nelson (Blue collar black parti male) West Jordan, UT

7. Hannah Hansen  (Red collar black parti male) Boise ID

Heather Shannon (Orange collar Black/Silver phantom male) Boise ID

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Dottie

Medium

F1b English   Goldendoodle

43 pounds, 22" tall

Silver Beige

Wavy

non-shedding

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Remington

Standard

F1b English   Goldendoodle

60 pounds, 24" tall

Black brindle parti

Curly

non-shedding

Week 7  Make sure you are prepared!

Green Boy) -curly/solid/White (Pink Girl) -curly/Abstract/Phantom/brindle

 (Blue Boy) -curly/Black/Silver/Parti  (Yellow Male) -curly/solid/White 

 (Red) Male -curly/Black/Silver/Parti (Purple Girl) -curly/Black/Silver/Abstract/Phantom 

(Orange Male)-curly/Black/Silver/Abstract/Phantom (White) -curly/Abstract/Sable/Phantom

Video coming soon

Puppies are preparing to go home in this coming week!  I know everyone is excited to finally meet their puppy and start this new venture with their baby.  A new puppy is always an exiting and welcome addition. We know that many of these babies will be going to families who have been planning and preparing for this little puppy for quite some time so the anticipation is very high.  In this coming week these little ones will go to see the vet for their vet check.  I will include vet notes and a medication record with your take home packet. 

There are really just a couple of things that you really have to have before you bring a puppy home. 

1. Collar and leash.  get a size "small" collar and a plain flat leash. 

2. Crate and pad.  See our Supply page to determine the size of crate to get.  This litter is expected to be 40-65 lb and 19"-21" tall

3.  Food.  You should already have received your food.  If not talk to me and I might be able to help you. 

3. Chew toys.  You need to have something for those little teeth to chew on.  We've given lots of ideas in our take home information.  If you don't provide something they will find something. 

We are continuing with daily interaction and the puppies enjoy meeting new people.  We can see more and more of their little personalities. Their brains are fully developed at this point and they are ready for one on one training.  We don't generally start specific training with the puppies but we do introduce them to the clicker which will make things easier when they get home.

A few tips to remember when you first meet your puppy:

  • Puppies use smell as their primary sense.  Let them smell and greet you before you pick them up.  

  • If you are bringing kids, remind them that high pitch noises or squealing is stressful for the puppy.  They should greet the puppy calmly and quietly and let the puppy smell them first. 

  • Take them straight to your potty area first thing when you get home.  Pick them up and carry them there.  Bring treats to reward potty immediately then take them in the house and let them sniff around to get used to a new place. 

  • Introduce your existing pets one at a time and only when both dogs are calm.  If your dog jumps and barks and cries when you walk in the door then that is not a good time to introduce the new puppy.  Outside or in a neutral house location is also best i.e. don't take the puppy to your older dog's favorite bed to meet him.  

  • The babies still sleep almost as much as they are awake.  If your puppy is acting really hyper he may be overstimulated.  Put him in his crate or on a bed in a quiet location to settle down. Add a chew toy if he is having trouble settling. If he  still won't calm down then take him outside agin for a few minutes and ignore him as he runs around then try settling down again. 

  • Remind kids that if the puppy is on his bed or in his crate he is off limits.  Puppies should have a safe place to go to when they have had enough 'kid' time. 

  • It's not unusual for them to refuse food or eat only a little for a couple of days. Don't panic. They will eat when needed.

Please click this link to see all of our important take home information Take home preparation page--

"Dottie/Remington" 10.5 weeks

"Dottie/Remington" 6 weeks

Green Boy) -curly/solid/White (Pink Girl) -curly/Abstract/Phantom/brindle

 (Blue Boy) -curly/Black/Silver/Parti  (Yellow Male) -curly/solid/White 

 (Red) Male -curly/Black/Silver/Parti (Purple Girl) -curly/Black/Silver/Abstract/Phantom 

(Orange Male)-curly/Black/Silver/Abstract/Phantom (White) -curly/Abstract/Sable/Phantom

We plan to give the puppies their first full bath this week.  Usually at first they act a little reserved but quickly warm up to the idea. Lots of our doodles are influenced by their poodle ancestors and they absolutely love water.

 

After their bath they will have their first little mini grooming session.  We trim their back sides to help keep them clean (mom usually stops cleaning them when they started eating solid foods) and we cute the hair out of the corner of their eyes so that their vision development is unobstructed.  As always we keep their little razor sharp toenails trimmed as well. The puppies have gotten really fun to watch playing together.  

The puppies will receive fenbendazole (dewormer medicine) this week .

This is week 4 of the socialization period. Puppies have now learned to take food from my hand and are doing great with manding.  Every time we feed the puppies we call them with a high pitch "here pup, pup, pup, pup, pup, pup" similar to how you hear people call a kitty.  They now have a great recall down and will come any time I call out like this.  It is so important to have a good "recall" with a puppy to help keep them from trouble.  This recall will transition to the dogs name once you have him/her in your home.

The babies are all doing great sleeping in crates.  They still usually pile into one crate together but we offer them a couple of sizes of crates and they sometimes nap all alone.  We don't close the door with them and we don't have them sleeping separately at this stage.  

"Dottie/Remington" 5 weeks

Green Boy) -curly/solid/White (Pink Girl) -curly/Abstract/Phantom/brindle

 (Blue Boy) -curly/Black/Silver/Parti  (Yellow Male) -curly/solid/White 

 (Red) Male -curly/Black/Silver/Parti (Purple Girl) -curly/Black/Silver/Abstract/Phantom 

(Orange Male)-curly/Black/Silver/Abstract/Phantom (White) -curly/Abstract/Sable/Phantom

This week the puppies will begin to spend more time outside during the day.  They will eventually spend time outside every day.  All dogs need to be comfortable with going outside in all kinds of weather.

The puppies are all very steady on their feet now and are getting really playful (especially with each other).  They are doing great with their potty training by using the potty area about 95% of the time and they are keeping their beds clean all of the time. We will introduce crates to the puppies this coming week. We put all their soft bedding in the crates to encourage them to choose the crate for sleeping.  They usually all pile in one crate together as they still need each other for warmth and comfort.  

Puppies are now transitioning over to solid dry crunch kibble as they are getting their teeth. We will keep offering soft food until they all have their molars.

This is week three of the socialization period. This week the puppies have begun to learn and be shaped by other adult dogs in the household but especially mom.  Learning dog manners is a skill that can only be taught by other dogs! We always watch interactions with other dogs closely. Mom is really the best teacher as she will stop or pin puppies that are overly energetic or that aren't picking up on cues to settle down.  This interaction is important to learning good dog social skills. They are also learning how to use their teeth without causing damage.  They teach each other that lesson as they constantly mouth and play with each other.

We will give the puppies their Neopar vaccines this week.  Neopar helps develop immunity to Parvo--it is the only vaccine that is effective at this young age as these puppies still have passive immunity from nursing with mom.  Some vets prefer to give full immunizations at 6 weeks of age but shots at this early stage are less than 30% effective.  They have a much better immune response at 8 weeks. Our neonatal specialist recommends waiting until 8 weeks for full immmunization.  Parvo is the most prevalent puppy illness so getting a head start with Neopar is important.  We will talk more about vaccines in the take home information.

This week our puppies usually hit what is called a fear period.  This period can last only an hour or a few days.  We will take extra care to be sure that if they exhibit any fear towards anything we will scale back and individually help them overcome those fears slowly.  Yawning, crying, hiding or avoiding are all signs of fear in a puppy. This is also the week we begin "Manding" with the puppies.  Manding is teaching the puppy to sit to 'say please.'  This type of sit is not a cued behavior (we aren't asking them to sit), we are just instilling a natural instinct to settle down and sit calmly to get what they want.  It's a way for them to communicate with us in a polite way.  We simply approach them with a handful of soft treats and we give a treat to any puppy sitting quietly.  We ignore the puppies that are jumping and pawing us.  Eventually they all catch on that sitting nicely is what gets the reward.  Peer pressure is a great thing with puppies! By the end of this week they will all have caught on and will begin expressing this very desirable behavior whenever we approach the pen.

The puppies had their first barrier challenge this past week.  For a mental challenge that encourages problem solving and stress tolerance, we introduce a barrier that they have to navigate to get to their food.  It can be as simple as putting their food around a corner at first. We allow each puppy to negotiate the challenge at their own pace and we watch each puppy to make sure they successfully navigate to their food before we make things harder.

 

"Dottie/Remington" 4 weeks

Green Boy) -curly/solid/White (Pink Girl) -curly/Abstract/Phantom/brindle

 (Blue Boy) -curly/Black/Silver/Parti  (Yellow Male) -curly/solid/White 

 (Red) Male -curly/Black/Silver/Parti (Purple Girl) -curly/Black/Silver/Abstract/Phantom 

(Orange Male)-curly/Black/Silver/Abstract/Phantom (White) -curly/Abstract/Sable/Phantom

Puppies are all steady on their feet now and are starting to get more and more playful.  They are doing great with their potty training by using the potty area about 75% of the time.  When they don't use their potty area they are using their play area--they are keeping their sleep area completely clean.  

This is week two of the socialization period. Their little teeth are starting to erupt so this week puppies will start on solids and begin the process of weaning.  We take our cues from mama--when she starts standing up to nurse we know it's time to introduce soft solid foods.  First we will use ground food mixed with water. As they get used to eating and swallowing we will use regular food soaked in water until it is soft.  Mom has already started to wean by spending less time in the box with them.  This time will gradually increase over the next 2-3 weeks until they are no longer nursing. Mom still interacts with them throughout the day but she does so in shorter amounts of time. Puppies will participate in their first barrier challenge this week.  Once they are really interested in their food I will place it behind of barrier of some sort so that they can use their problem solving skills to help work through problems or obstacles.

"Dottie/Remington" 3 weeks

Green Boy)