Hello all. Just some updated puppy photos. They were 6 to 6.5 weeks old at the time these were taken, and they absolutely love being outdoors.
And here are some individual photographs as well.
It has been a big week in puppy land. These guys are getting huuuuuge, the largest is nearly six and a half pounds (the smallest is just over 5)! Part of the growth can be contributed to their new diet – which now is being subsidized with 3 meals of puppy food every day. Yum!
After eating, it is customary to get a bath.
and then, to sit down like a hooman.
and finally, nap time!
more food please?
It has been a very quick 3-weeks around here. At this point, all six puppies have quadrupled in weight. Woah! They are all getting quite playful, and will start eating kibble this week. At this point, we will be socializing them more and more as they take longer breaks from Rhubarb.
If you want to identify an individual pup, just roll your mouse over the photo for a caption. You can also click on any photo to enlarge.
As anyone who has collaborated with us knows, a key part of our program is that we raise our puppies in our home, with our family. That means they are exposed to kids and kittens, dogs and bunnies, vacuums and stoves and televisions and phones and blocks and lego’s and…yes, the list goes on.
This is great for puppy development, the more they are exposed too early on the more tolerant they will be later on.
Those benefits extend beyond the pups though, and apparently even 3-month old babies just love cuddling with a newborn puppy.
Well, this past Sunday (June 7th) was a big one!
First of all, it was the first birthday of Rigby, our singleton puppy from last year.
Above, with a summer haircut on her birthday. Below, nobody dominates a coffee table like Rigby does. Both photos shared with us from her owners.
Also on that same day, we welcomed a new litter of 6 puppies! All pups and mom are doing wonderfully. This will be Rhubarb’s last litter. She has been such an incredible mother, and we will certainly miss having her pups around.
All 6 puppies have already been placed in homes. We do not expect to have another litter until ~Summer 2021, so if you are interested please feel free to check back sometime next year for puppies. In the meantime, we will keep you updated on how these, and our other pups, are doing.
Since Apa got wet in the rain today, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give her a bath!
Bathing is not one of her favorite things to do, but she did pretty well anyway. And now, she is so very crimped.
And since we have never posted about her, here is Apa’s puppy picture from the day we picked her up last summer (July, 2019).
We are excited to let you know that, as of yesterday, we are expecting (fingers crossed) another healthy litter of puppies in early June! As much as we love Kebo from Acadia Goldendoodles (and we really do) we do have a different sire for this litter – Prince from L.K. Bernedoodles. Prince is an AKC Standard Parti Phantom Poodle. As always, we will keep you updated as we know more.
Yesterday, our little bernedoodle brood turned 7-weeks old! It is amazing how life grows, changes, perpetuates. Their personalities have grown just as much as they have (probably more). In just 1-week, most of these guys will go to their new homes. They will be missed, but we are genuinely excited about the joy they will bring others, and the love they will receive from their new families.