Baby like puppy. Puppy like baby

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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.


Big day!!

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.

Clean and crimped

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).


New puppy!

On June 7th Rhubarb had a single female puppy! She is the sweetest, and they are both happy and healthy.

Yesterday, she opened her little eyes to the world for the first time. They do grow and change so quickly.

Breeding announcement!

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.


Almost forever-home time!

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.

Bath time

Our little doodle pups just had their first bath. They did really well with both the bath water and the blow-dry, and that type of young age exposure will help prepare them for a lifetime full of bath-times. Afterwards they were the softest fluff balls around!