Reference Letters for Labradoodledoo:
Sophie has turned out to be without a doubt the very best dog we
have every had. We have had a lot of dogs in our life and we have
loved everyone of them. Sophie is very special. We were a bit
concerned at first about taking on a puppy again. The thought of
house training and just training in general, with our busy schedule, we
just weren't sure.
The job Sandy did with her prior to us bringing her home was
masterful. When we got her at about 8 weeks she was basically house
trained. We had a few accidents, but very few and she learned very
quickly. Keep in mind we took her in November, yet the rain did not
bother her. We have since found that she loves getting wet. So she
would go out to do her business even in the worst of weather.
She has the greatest nature, she can be calm and loving. Playful, but
gentle. What I most wanted in a new dog, was one that I could trust.
When I go outside to work on the property I wanted a dog that would
not wander, be distracted by other animal or run off. Sophie is great
with no particular training she is at my side and never out of view.
She keeps track of me, rather than me keeping track of her. I like
that. She had a love affair with the cows, she would lick their faces
and every day they would come to the fence and wait for her. They
are gone now and there was some confusion on Sophie's part at their
initial absence. What she doesn't know is that there will be a couple
new calves this spring and I am sure she will be delighted.
She is a quiet dog, I think the only time I have ever heard her bark
was at some deer in the back yard.
She is not a chewer, which was another concern we had about taking
on a puppy, we have some nice furniture and we know what puppies can
do. She has her toys and she keeps track of them and the occasional
raw hide bone. Those are what she plays and chews on, nothing else
and she has never had the inclination to chew on anything else. She is
in a word, perfect.
I have a lot of Sophie stories and they are all good ones. She is a
great companion, travels well and we can trust her. I have to conclude
that Sandy did an outstanding job, breeding these dogs and taking
care of them the first 8 weeks of life. I will probably never have
another dog other than a labradoodle from Sandy's dogs and when my
son finishes college he says he's getting his own Sophie.
In closing one warning, unless Sophie is the exception, playing fetch is
going to become part of your life. She loves more than anything, to
retrieve. If it can be thrown, it will be retrieved.
To Potential Labradoodle Owners: We purchased our two labradoodles
from Labradoodledoo last fall 2006. It was the best decision we have
Our two, Jack and Riley, have become a true part of our family and
are an absolute joy. They love children, probably since they were
raised as puppies with five endearing boys. They are patient with kids,
other dogs. Both are exceptionally adept at learning new commands and
are always anxious to please! They especially enjoy chasing, and
actually returning, balls and easily entertain themselves. Both are
extremely healthy and our veterinarian claims they are some of the
finest labradoodles she has seen. Fullgrown at 14 months Jack weighs
79 pounds and Riley weighs 59 pounds. Both have beautiful
non-shedding fleecy coats. Sandi and her family put their hearts into
raising Labradoodles of the highest quality.
You will not be disappointed with one of their fine puppies!
Teddy is sweet and lovable and has brought great joy into our lives.We
wanted mellow and he is very mellow. He is never aggressive or
territorial. He is gentle with a bunny friend, but not afraid of the
bull mastiff across the street. Amazingly we can remove things from
his mouth without getting bitten.
We have a hillside house with no yard, but fortunately we are both
retired and Oakland has trails and off-leash dog parks so he gets 2
outings a day. He loves car travel. He likes people and other dogs and
interacts well with them. Other owners complain that their dogs have
eaten pillows, clothes or furniture. That has never been a problem with
Teddy. He can be rough on his own toys but he has a clear sense of
what is his and what is not. He is very intelligent and independent. He
devises his own games and can play by himself. We were amazed at
how quickly he was housebroken (less than a week).
No dog is perfect, especially with imperfect owners. Teddy loves dirt
and mud. His hair seems to be made of velcro, so grooming is a
constant activity. Also at the dog parks, but not at home, he barks
too much while playing. It is enthusiastic barking, not neurotic or
aggressive, but still annoying and difficult to correct. Your potential
customers can call or e-mail if they have questions.
Harold and Rochelle
I want to let you know how pleased my family and I are with our new
Labradoodle puppy "Daisy". She is absolutely wonderful. She is
definitely a puppy with lots of energy, but at the same time she is
very smart and learns very quickly. She is very, very loving and sweet.
She loves to cuddle every chance she gets. She potty trained in about
3 weeks, with a few accidents here and there. Both Kelly and I are
allergic to dog hair and since Daisy has come into our home we have
been allergy free. We are also very pleased about how smooth the
whole process of buying a puppy thru the Internet was. I was a little
worried about it. But it could not have worked out better. The
breeder responded to our phone call with in hours. We spoke awhile,
she answered all our questions and the sale was made. We put down a
deposit and a week later, drove down to pick her up. We got to meet
the puppies mom and dad, the breeder and her whole family. The
home and surroundings were very nice and clean. You could also see
that all the puppies were very much loved and cared for. I would very
highly recommended this breeder, Sandra (Labradoodledoo). She did a
wonderful job thru the whole process of buying a dog over the
Internet. Again,I really am so happy with how everything took place
and best of all how loving and sweet "Daisy" is.
Cathy and family
Here are some pictures of Lucy, a much-loved dog in our household.
Most of them were taken when she was about a year old, but none of
them clearly showed one of her unusual features--her amazing
eyebrows--so I included the last one, which at least shows them a
bit. Her coat seems to be more lab than poodle. She weighs about
Lucy is an intelligent, lovable, and affectionate dog. Her only
sometimes challenging trait is her extravagant excitement on initial
greeting--family members or others when we first return to the house
or meet on the street. This subsides pretty quickly when she is given
attention and is now only occasionally accompanied by a little
submissive piddling. Seemingly from the beginning she had a sense of
what was hers to chew or play with and has done no damage to
anything in the house. When one of her balls rolled under the
Christmas tree, she would gingerly and carefully try to extract it
without disturbing anything else or she would wait for one of us to get
it. She was housebroken almost immediately. She loves to play tug and
chase. She loves her walks and especially any "freedom time" she gets
without the leash. She loves to be in someone's lap.
Grace and peace,
Cali is doing great! She has a wonderful temperament, and is still as
playful as a puppy. The boys adore her, and aside from the fact that
she moves into my spot on our bed every time I get up in the morning
(regardless of whether I want to go back to bed or not) I am quite
fond of her too.
I will try to attach a photo to the e-mail that I just took.
Best of luck with the puppies!
Hi Sandi - Our labradoodle "Dude" is doing great. He's about 13
months old as of January 2009 and weighed in last week at the vet at
92 pounds!! Dude loves everyone, and everyone likes the Dude. He's a
very mellow dog for a year old puppy, and he makes us laugh every
day. He has been very easy to train when we really put in the effort -
consistency is key. Potty training was a breeze... he pooped in the
house once, on the first day we brought him home but not at all after
that. Number one took about 2 or 3 weeks. He knows all the basic
commands, though he occasionally chooses to ignore us. We're both
retired so we are with him most of the time, but we can now leave him
home alone for a few hours and he does just fine. I recommend
Labradoodledoo to anyone who asks about Dude because he's a
beautiful dog. His fur is thick and just a little curly - not your typical
labradoodle, but we have seen a few with the hair coat that look like
him (not nearly as pretty though). Coming from a breeder that
surrounds the pups with kids has made him very kid-friendly. He
especially likes playing with little boys!. We have been threatening him
lately that we're going to offer him to the Obama's if he doesn't
behave, but I don't think he takes us seriously.... he's a keeper...
Thanks for the great dog. Hal and Sue
Just wanted to let you know how much we love our labradoodle, Lulu.
She’s just over a year, and is about 50 pounds. When we picked her
up last January she was black with a couple flecks of white hairs on
her chest and shoulder blades. Now her coat is still that wavy black
with a few flecks in the same spots, but her mouth is chocolate and
we just LOVE it. She has such a great personality, smart and
affectionate. She was easy to train and seems to understand so many
commands. The best part is that she is great with kids and our house
is always full of kids at every energy level.
We really appreciate how easy you made the process and have
recommended you to all who inquire. Just the other day, we ran into
another Labradoodledoo pup “Cowboy” up here in Seattle. Small world!
If we decide to get another, I’ll be sure to come visit you down in
Hi Sandi and Labradoodledoo,
Hudson is a wonderful addition to our family. We did do intense early
training and our trainer said he would be a great candidate for a
therapy dog at about 3 years of age. He has calmed down significantly
and is very smart. He loves children and everyone for that matter. He
goes everywhere with us. I am so grateful that my other dog who
passsed in June, 08 was able to meet Hudson. Hudson adored Baci our
13 year old yellow lab. Hudson sheds very little if any. He gets
groomed about once every 6 weeks. This consists of a wash and trim
around beard. We love him so much and thanks to Labradoodledoo we
have an awesome dog.
Mari and Family
Here are some pictures of Duma and his best girlfriend Spencer.
Duma is the sweetest, smartest,most loving dog.
He is also very gentle, yet playful. And does he ever talk - not bark ,
but talk.talk.talk. He also expects lots of love and always has a paw
on you for attention.
He is also a great watch dog he hears every little thing,but is not
aggressive. He just let's you know someone or somethings out there.
Duma is a very fit 90-95 pound dog. He is 27 inches from foot to
shoulder. Tall, dark and handsome.
We get endless compliments on him. He really is a pretty dog with a
We are so happy and blessed to have him be a part of our family. We
all just adore him.
Thank you for helping to add this wonderful boy to our lives.
Hope you and your family are well.
Keela is now a “landed immigrant” and passed through the border
without question. We have Nexus cards which eliminates some of the
hassle at the border, it seems.
Keela travelled quite well in the crate, with some whimpering, but
general good humour. Her teddy mom seemed to help. We stopped
frequently at rest areas and Keela was admired by a couple from
California who knew about labradoodles and dogs in general and
commented on how well socialized she was.
She has been going into the back yard to eliminate and seems to head
for the back door so when she does we take her out, as we do after
eating and after napping. She enjoys being outside. Her favourite nap
space seems to be between someone’s feet or on a lap if she is invited
up. I guess she misses her litter mates. We picked up some pig’s ears
and she seems to like them, even chasing them around the floor as
they scoot quite well on the laminate. She spent a lot of time circling
the crate and tried to pull both her teddy and her pig’s ear out
through the bars, having decided that if she went in, someone might
close the door, I guess. She worked so hard that she actually pulled
the crate around by pulling her teddy’s leg out through the bars.
FYI, she weighs in at 9 lbs. on our scale and is eating the food you
sent, although Eric is right, she is easily distracted and needs to be
She is sleeping in her crate at night and made it through 6 hours the
first night, so she is doing well.
It was nice to meet you and your family and to see how the dogs fit
into your routine. We are so pleased to have Keela, and will send you
updates on her as she grows. Thanks again for all your work with her.
I wanted to forward you the certificate of Rhys Neutering. I have
also included pictures of Rhys that I have been meaning to send to you
Rhys is such a joy and a happy little guy. He adjusted quickly to being
away from his 9 brothers and sisters. He is not lacking for affection
and gets lots of it from neighbors and friends. His nickname is bouncy
bouncy, because he is so bouncy. He very social and I take him almost
everywhere with me. He loves being around people but he also loves
playing with other dogs. Where we live there are lots of different fun
places to hike and explore so Rhys is not lacking for adventure.
I could go on and on about what a joy he is. Enjoy the pictures of
Rhys. Also, will I be getting a certificate from you on Rhy’s parents
etc now that he is neutered?
Let me know. Hope all is well.
I just can't express just how much we love Hudson! As much as I
wanted a Labradoodle puppy, I was hesitant to get one because of the
dreaded puppy stage. You told me that Ryobi was the easiest puppy you
had ever had. Well, Hudson was also remarkably easy! He trains so
quickly! He hasn't chewed any furniture or destroyed any objects- not
even shoes. While we were enrolled in puppy class, they would often
start the class, by having the owners share puppy problems of the
week. Well, I didn't really have any! The trainer often used Hudson
for demonstrations when she was introducing a new command. We had
a guest trainer one week, and while she was speaking, Hudson was just
dozing on the floor. She told me how lucky I was to have such a calm
Labradoodle. For the last class, they had us do a "rally" through Pet
Smart. We had to follow a course through the store and do different
exercises, while we were timed. Hudson had the fastest time of all, so
I guess you could say he was the "Valedictorian". We are now in the
intermediate class, and he is continuing to do well, even though he is
in the "teenage" stage, and has some "teenage" moments :).
Hudson goes everywhere he can with us. He loves to ride in the car.
My husband likes dogs- he isn't the dog lover that I am, but he
absolutely adores Hudson. He takes him with him when he goes to pick
up our son at school everyday. Hudson watches for Adam to come
through the crowd and starts wagging his tail as soon as he sees him.
In the house, Hudson is always where we are- usually right by our
Hudson loves everybody. I have had him in my classroom a few times,
and my students love him. He gives them lots of doodle kisses. They
always ask me when he is coming back. We are still hoping that he will
be a therapy dog one day, and I'm sure his experiences at school will
help prepare him for that. His obedience trainer thought he would also
make a good agility dog when he is older.
Choosing a puppy from a breeder online, was quite a leap for me, but
you made everything go very smoothly. I really wanted a puppy from a
small breeder, but one who did testing on the parents. I wanted a
puppy who was truly "homeraised" and given lots of attention. It was
very evident that Hudson was very well adjusted when he came, and
adapted easily to change. I know that these qualities came from lots
of interaction and handling from you and your boys. :) I wasn't able
to pick out Hudson in person, but I feel that you gave me the exact
personality that I was looking for. I couldn't be happier with him!
I have just read the letters posted on your reference page, and I
found myself nodding in agreement with so many of the comments.
When I met you, Ryobi and Lucky, (then Harley Doginson), I had just
lost my beloved Golden Retriever, Tucker, at age 13. I was not ready
for another dog, let alone a puppy. But after being welcomed into your
home, sitting with Ryobi and holding Lucky, I knew I had found the
perfect breeder and puppy. The feeling of calm and comfort was so
evident, the dogs so well-cared for and loved. Clearly, your choice of
dam and sire and the manner in which the puppies were raised were a
Lucky has been a joy from the day he came home. Of course, we have
had some minor and typical puppy "issues" such as chewing and
jumping. But Lucky has been easy to train...he sailed through puppy
obedience class. He, too, was a star pupil, and we had the added
treat of meeting Edsel, his litter-mate, in the class. We have had one
follow-up lesson for excited, "I'm so happy to see you!", jumping up
with our super trainer, Kirsten Nielsen, and no more jumping.
Lucky has the most wonderful personality. He is bright, loving, eager
to please and the biggest snuggler around. He likes to play, often
"teasing" me with his toys to engage a game. He is my constant
companion Whenever we are out walking, which is often, he greets all
he meets with a wiggling body and wagging tail. Lucky loves, and is
loved by, all the children in our neighborhood. In short, he is the
light of my life!
Thank you SO much,
Finally, I send you pictures of Emmy at our home. That young man is
our Joshua. They're having a great time together - Emmy's getting
lots of excersize!!
Here is Joshua:Hey Sandi Emmy is better than the kind of dog I
thought she would be she is so cute and when my Nana came over my
house to see her Emmy was very polite,she sat up straight and she did
not jump up or anything. Thank you so much for being so kind. We are
so glad we got our Labradoodle from you,you are a really good
Joshua,Kelley and Doug
I was on your website today with a friend looking at puppies. She
(of-course) loves Apple and I told her to go to you before anyone else
for a pup. I tell many many others the same. Apple is doing so good
and almost 2 years old. She is the best dog in the world. She has
been so happy since we moved back to Hood River last year. I take her
to the river almost everyday and she has made lots and lots of
friends. Every body that walks by her says” HI APPLE” before saying
hi to me.
Anyways just wanted to say Hi and let you know how blessed I feel
every day that I connected with you and found Apple. I am forever
This year or next I am hoping to be able to be filling out that puppy
application again, I asked apple all the time if she wants a little
brother or sister.
Hope this reaches you and you are well and your family is well.
Christy, Ethan and Apple
Tara is absolutely wonderful! Our visits with elderly (husband's) mother
went well; she held Tara on her lap and she (Tara) fell happily asleep,
which delighted "Betty", who is 88 yrs. old. We fly back to NY to
the boat on the 29th and all went very well; Tara slept the entire way
(flight was only 4 1/2 hrs. non-stop) and visited with seatmates at the
end of the flight, and they loved her. A young Buddhist monk sat next
to us and when he heard the name (Tara) of my doggie he smiled with
recognition and joy; he knows of the goddess/protectress Tara very
well! He told me the several different ways you can pronounce her
name, and at the end of the flight, when he was petting Tara, he put
his hand on her head and said a Tibetian prayer for her life. I was
very touched by his love for this little puppy. It was a lovely
coincidence that we were seated by this gentle man. Tara fit into the
larger travel crate well and it barely fit under the seat with some
adjustments, but the flight attendant did not mind. JetBlue is very
friendly. We slept the entire way; and in the morning, when we met
my daughter at the luggage area, Tara went behind the garbage can
and peed on a piece of paper I had put down for her. She is one
smart cookie! She uses her outdoor rug-carpet placed inside a large
"under-the-bed-storage container" on the bow of the sailboat for her
potty and gets her freeze-dried liver treats for it. she has not had a
poop accident yet in the boat; she goes in the box when we take her
there. When we are sailing and it is rough weather, we put a small
box in the cockpit and she uses that. We've loved every minute...she
wakes me up around 5:30 a.m. for the morning pee, and then goes
back to sleep for 2 hours, then breakfast at 7, and a poo at 8. she is
pretty much on her own schedule. she happily goes on shore on the
grass or sand on beach if we are there. she loves playing in the boat,
and runs around the deck, too, with safety gear on! She has had her
next series of shots and is having fun here in Boston, Mass. for 5
days, with many new friends coming to see her on the boat.
Thank you so much for raising such a wonderful puppy, I know you
gave her your best. and we will do the same for her, now that she is
with our family. Nola
P.S hope you got my phone message....we celebrated my birthday on
July 4th, watching fireworks from the cockpit of the boat; Tara
doesn't mind anything; nothing scares her; when it is rough sailing,
she finds a little place to curl up and goes to sleep. She is perfect!
except her teeth are sharp.
Annie is doing very well! What a good little dog. She thrives in our
chaos with the four kids and eagerly goes everywhere with us! Annie
enjoys camping, boating, hiking, running, fetching, playing on the
beach and licking those she loves! She has even given swimming a try a
handful of times and could become quite the water dog. Annie points,
I am not always sure what she is pointing at, but she points! We think
that she is extremely smart:) Her most resent trick is to shake hands
(paw). If she has something in her mouth that she should not have,
and we say "Annie stop" she drops it instantly. Our 1 1/2 year old
wakes up every morning and asks to go downstairs to see Annie. It is
mutual admiration because Annie sits under her highchair and waits for
the falling food:) From the get go she knew to be careful with the
kids and we love her. Annie is a great member of the family. We have
been very happy with our puppy and know that it is largely due to the
great care and attention you give as a breeder.
Thanks for everything!
Something I forgot to mention is that Annie is just under 18lbs.
Perfect size for our family!
We are curious to know how big her littermates are. Have you heard?
Annie has a few limbs left of her mommy toy:) She has resently
become more brown around her snout...cute! She sheds very little, in
fact when I sweep I often find more of my hair than hers!
Sandi...Hope you are catching up since the birth of your new litter..
I am enclosing the information on her spaying and a couple of
pictures.. We are thrilled with her and she is very smart and easy to
train. Your careful attention to detail during those first few weeks
certainly shows. She is very social, loving and so much fun. She is a
great traveler and loves to go. We are looking forward to taking her to
Arizona this winter. Keep up the good work!!! Your hard work and
dedication show up in the product that you have..Can't wait to see the
new babies pics....just glad I don't have to pick one. Glad that Chloe
Hello from Idaho! I've been meaning to give you an update on our (not
so little) Phoebe and haven't gotten a chance until now. She is
absolutely a dream and I know I have you to thank for that. When we
requested a furry, not too curly, apricot colored puppy that would be
a huge cuddler, that's exactly what we got! She has been a great
addition to the family and we can't imagine life without her. She
adores our boys, has a great time with our lab, Dudley, and she has
completely stolen my heart!
Thank you so much for giving us such a sweet little girl!!
Attached are a few pics of her as she's grown.
Just an update on our adorable Sheeba. She is such a loveable doll
and sweetheart, we adore and love her so much as the newest member
of our family. We realized that Sheeba is already a year old on the
7th of this month. Time as flown by and it just doesn't seem possible
that we've had her close to a year now, which will be the 1st week of
Sheeba was very easy to potty train, with just about 4 accidents in
the house. By the 3rd week of having her, she was going outside all
the time. I was concerned about getting a puppy during Christmas time
with all the decorations and Christmas tree. To my complete surprise,
she was so good about not getting into things. Even if her ball rolled
under the tree, she would gingerly retrieve her ball to our dismay.
She has learned the standard commands and obeys them, most of the
time. Which includes, sit, stay, lay and fetch. Although, on the fetch
we don't even have to say any command on that one, it's her all time
favorite thing to do. It's funny watching her because when she
retrieves the ball back to us, you can see her inner struggle. Give the
ball back so she can run to retrieve it or to hold onto to her favorite
toy to chew on it for awhile. She has learned her boundaries and stays
with them. We live on 10 acres and when she spots a deer, she'll
chase them until she reaches the front part of our property. Which
eases my mind, because I was concerned she may wander off into parts
unknown. She is extremely observant of her home and yard. At night,
she'll look out the patio door and if she see's anything out of place,
she'll let us know with a bark and come running to us. When, we
investigate we realize we may of forgotten to put away the tractor,
lawn mower or garden wagon. She's funny that way, she didn't
remember that being there before.
She loves to play with her little sister Sassy (Pomeranian) and her
kitty cat Arlo. Every morning when we let Sheeba outside she will
greet Arlo with a nuzzling of noses and then she'll give him a few wet
kisses. After a few minutes, Arlo has had enough of this bonding and
then the games begin: running and chasing. She is great around people
and loves it when we have company. Her only behavioral problem is her
over zealous greeting, she loves to try to jump and hug everyone.
We're still working on that one and hope one day to get her to stop.
Other than that, she is absolute perfection!
Sheeba was originally apricot in coloring, but now her coat is a
creamy white. I take her to the groomers every 2-3 wks, due to the
fact that her coat is so curly tight. The groomers said that maybe
around 18 months it might be more manageable with all the puppy hair
gone. We've kept it short this spring and summer to help manage and
help with the heat. At the moment, we are growing it out for winter
and are anxious for her long hair to be grown once again.
Sheeba has become such a big and wonderful part of our family. We
lost our beloved huskey of 15 yrs old on 9-11-08, he lived a good life
but it was still hard to say goodbye to him. My husband at first
didn't want another dog because it was extremely hard saying goodbye
to a loyal family pet who had been his companion while outside, his
constant shadow. Then, I retired this year and dreamed of having a
Labradoodle as a gift. My wonderful family granted my wish with
Sheeba. Even, though she was a gift for me, life has a funny way of
doing things at times.
Every morning Sheeba watches "Dad" leave for work out the front
windows until she no longer see's him. Then, every evening she awaits
his return by the patio door. She loves being outside with "Dad" and
keeps close by. Sheeba is such a joy and pleasure to have in our
family, but even more important. My gift has now become a wonderful
gift for my husband. A loyal and constant companion, Sheeba has now
become his shadow while he is working outside...a new beginning from
a loveable Labradoodle called Sheeba.
Thank-you Sandi for letting us bring Sheeba into our home~
Happy Labradoodle owners
We love the pups a bunch! They have been an amazing and sweet
addition to our family. Lily is definitely the fun party girl & Cosmo is
the cuddly pleaser. Their Halloween costumes this year:
Lily=Bumblebee & Cosmo=Turtle…. The kidos picked them out all on
their own, said they matched their personalities! We really appreciated
the opportunity to work with Labradoodledoo, and the amazing great
start you gave both of our loving labradoodles! The kidos visit your
website often, attempting to talk us into just one more puppy… Yikes J!
We will be referring families that love labradoodles your way!! Thanks,
again, for our two labradoodle family members: Cosmo & Lily!
We just wanted to let you know the trip went really well. She was a
complete angel. We took her outside as soon as we got home and she
"did her business" - no problem! She's loves her new backyard. We've
just left the backdoor open and she has reliably (so far!) gone outside
to pee and poop. I got a crate for her and she slept in it last night
right by the bed. She whimpered a little once and I told her "it's
ok". She went right back to sleep and slept through the night. Best
dog EVER! :) Martha
Happy Holidays!! Bailey (aka "Ursa") was spayed on November 5th. I'll
put a copy of the paperwork in the mail to you today. Bailey is the
sweetest dog ever. My vet says she's never seen a mellower puppy. I'm
attaching a picture from about a month ago.
My Hubble, who is the coolest dog I have ever owned, was neutered on
Hubble is most amazing - incredibly smart, very playful in a sly sort of
way, and totally fun for me. It snowed over a foot last night/early
this morning so I'll attach a picture or two of him. He lets me shave
him with the clippers which is totally cool and loves getting into the
shower. He has that independent nature so can entertain himself,
which is really nice.
He sort of looks like Benjamin Franklin with his current haircut, don't
So take care - don't stress, and know that I feel I got an exceptional
I keep meaning to email and tell you what a wonderful, smart and fun
dog Max is. We absolutely adore him and the feeling is mutual. Yep,
he's all neutered and I picked up the verification paper from the vet.
In fact, I'll mail it today, so I don't forget.
That socializing routine you did from birth really works. He's so
friendly to everyone and people stop us everywhere on the street to
love him up and tell us how cute he is. We hear "Hi Max" wherever we
walk around town now. Our condo is right about the main street and
the main street is right along Lake Washington - so great a great
walking boulevard with parks too. He so smart, healthy, happy - a
well-adjusted sweet little guy, and loves to play, walk, run in the
parks(we have lots in Kirkland), and he's got lots of other dogs he
enjoys almost nightly at a big park right after work. He's a super
runner and ball retriever and loves to show off how fast he is and how
well he can corner. He's the hit of our condominium (maybe 25 dogs
live here) and everyone has enjoyed watching Max grow and run around
the big courtyard chasing balls. With so many lake parks, he now
swims some and has loved to splash and cool off on the hot days with
the little kids. He's calm as he walks the town, Farmer's Markets and
enjoys popping in the downtown pet store for a treat. He has let us
know, almost from the start, when he needs to go out, and if he feels
he doesn't have time to wait for the elevator(we're on the 3rd floor),
he turns the corner to the stairs and runs down at full speed!! We
work out of our condo, and I think he considers our apt. his "whole"
comfortable den and so the crate really isn't his thing, as you
suspected would be the case. We are able to leave him for a few
hours just fine not in it now, and he sleeps in it rarely, but usually.
He's had to board overnight a couple of times and a nice place where
the owners apt is upstairs. He could play all day and at night, the
place had an open pet sleeping loft with the owner and her daughter.
He did really well and everyone loved him and came out to tell us what
a great dog he is. Not sure what to do when we take him on a trip
and need to leave him in a unfamiliar room for a couple of hours?
Crate may be best for that? Any suggestions are most welcome!!
I've been wondering how that adorable little baby girl is doing. She
was so bitty when we picked up Max. You've got one busy household
and the time must be flying for you as well. I hope all is good for you
and your family and I'll bet you are happy that the kids will be back
in school now.
Cheers! I'll send more pictures soon. Take care... and you raise the
most awesome pups!!
Pat and Doug
Well, today we celebrated Brewster's second Birthday! We started off
the morning with a quick visit with out of town friends, then a trip to
the Vet's for a weigh-in (my requested "big Labradoodle" weighs 78.5
pounds). Next came breakfast at Starbuck's, Brewster loves to sit on
their deck and meet the tourists. Then he came to my shop and helped
with the morning opening. Dog walker, Tracie, added him to her pack
and off they went to tour downtown Ashland.
But the best part of the day was when I returned home and he
greeted me with his Tiger in his mouth. This was the stuffed toy that
you sent with Mommy Ryobi smells when I picked him up!!!! Can you
believe that he still loves that toy?!?
I really want to thank you for being such a great breeder. Brewster
has been everything I wanted: I big, mellow, fluffy dog who is so
comfortable in social situations. Cassidy, my granddaughter, loves to
bring him out to dinner at any of the dog friendly restaurants here in
Ashland. He's been the well mannered boy, welcome at many
establishments since early on. Such a delight!
Jack and Riley are both
standard, F!B labradoodles
with wavey, fleece coats.
Jack was the largest of the
litter and Riley is
average-sized. Jack and
Riley are Ryobi/Joey(Fonzi's
Teddy is an F1B with a VERY
curly, wool coat. Teddy is a
Daisy is a standard-sized,
F1B labradoodle with a
curly fleece coat. Daisy is
a Ryobi/Nova pup.
Sophie kissing her cow.
Sophie is a standard-sized,
FiB with a curly fleece coat.
She is a Ryobi/Joey pup.
Lucy is an F1 labradoodle with
a wavey hair coat. She is
28-30 lbs. Lucy is a
Cali is a 35-38 lb. Fi, medium
labradoodle with a fleece coat.
Cali is a Delta/Rocky pup.
The Dude, is a very large,
standard, F1, chocolate
labradoodle with a wavy hair
coat. The Dude is a
Lulu is a standard-sized, F1,
black labradoodle with a hair
coat. Lulu is a Delta/Nova pup.
Hudson is a wavy, fleece-coated,
standard, F1 labradoodle.
Hudson is a Delta/Nova pup.
Duma is a wavy, fleece-coated,
very large standard, F1
labradoodle. Duma is a
Keela is a chocolate,
miniature, F1 labradoodle
from Delta and Zorro.
Rhys is a standard F!B with a
fleece coat. He is a
Hudson is a standard F!B with a
curly, fleece coat. He is a
Lucky is a standard F1B with
a wavy, fleece coat. He is a
Emmy (a fleece-coated F1B)
with her boy, Joshua.
Emmy is a Ryobi/Fonzi pup.
Apple is an F1B with a
fleece coat. She is a
Tara, "the salty sailor dog",
is a fleece-coated F1B. She
is a Ryobi/Fonzi pup.
Annie is a miniature, F1 with
a wavy hair coat. She is a
Chloe is a miniature, F1 with
a wavy hair coat. She is a
Phoebe is a fleece-coated F1B.
She is a Ryobi/Fonzi pup.
Sheeba is a wool-coated F1B.
She is a Ryobi/Fonzi pup.
Cosmo and Lilly are miniature
hair-coated F1s (littermates)
out of Delta and Zorro.
Ursa is a wool-coated F1B.
She is a Ryobi/Fonzi Pup.
Hubble is a wool-coated,
F1B. He is a Ryobi/Fonzi pup.
Max is an F1 medium pup out
of Delta and Zorro. He has a
hair/fleece combination coat.
Brewster is fleece-coated F1B,
large standard, Ryobi/Fonzi pup.