Goldendoodle litter

Honey’s update and litter dates

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Honey seems to be expecting.  It is soon to tell, but there are subtle hints.  She is 100% my husband’s dog, but when she is having pups, she knows that I am the one who takes care of her and her babies.  She starts following me around and laying at my feet, wanting attention from me instead of staring at Rich and waiting for their next, exciting adventure. 
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This will be her last attempt at motherhood, he likes her by his side.  They are true besties and he doesn’t like to go anywhere without her.  It was almost too much for him when she had a sleepover at Anette’s for her date with Felix.

Free State Pedigrees has a great, organized set up and you can tell that Anette loves her dogs.  Honey was in good hands, but the moment we drove off and left her, Rich was asking when we could go back to get her.

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She only has had one litter (she is Sugar’s mother).  And one false pregnancy, which kept us guessing til the due date.  
Rich was ready to have her spayed at that point, but we held off for one more attempt. But this will be her last, he cannot take the worries about his girl.

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The expected litter (F1) will be ready for new homes probably the week of November 15.  And if Sugar has a batch of babies (F1b), they will be ready Thanksgiving week. 
Stay in touch for updates, and if you’d like a doodle to snuggle, we will take deposits after they are born.


Possible pups?

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He is a handsome poodle, a tad smaller than his leggy, blonde date.  If they have a love match, pups will be due mid September, and will be small to medium sized F1 Goldendoodles. 

He seems to be a friendly, young man who loves his mama.  I was alone with him for a bit while his owner was checking on something and he was happy to have me pet and talk to him, but his eyes never left the direction where she walked away to.  I’d say he has a loyal soul.  

Honey adores my husband, she is a loyal pet too.  But she is also constantly starving for affection from anywhere she can find it.  She is a dog who has never met a stranger.

 Felix was sweet and appreciative for attention, but I could tell he was glad when his mom returned.  He was a gentle guy, not hyper or jumpy.  Honey is the alpha at our house, but is pretty laid back and is a good listener, not hyper at all, either.

I think the combo of these two will make some pretty nice babies.  

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Speaking of good looking pups, these two are from past litters he sired.   

We should be counting on reds and red with white, like these beauties.  Oh my, how will I ever part with them???

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Honey’s daughter, Sugar is also in heat.

I am debating whether to have her bred too.  Her babies would come about a week later than Honey’s.  Which cuts too far into my rule about not having pups during chilly weather, so I am not sure if I will follow through with her or not.

We have an excellent set up for fair weather pups, not having them go to their new homes until November is a little more challenging for me.

Breeding Honey this late in the year is already a stretch for me.  But the thought of being knee deep in furry, little cuddlers is worth the extra trouble.  My son, and dear buddy, Ryan, has recently passed away.  I can’t imagine ever recovering from his death, but if anything could help my heart, it would be having a litter of puppies to devote myself to.

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Ryan loved our pups too.  He and I would linger over them after feeding them dinner, and would hold them on our laps while we watched TV together in the evenings.  Ryan would tell me goodnight and leave to go to his apartment on the side of our home.  Later, I would go check on pups and would find him still playing with them, not up in his place at all.

 It won’t be easy to have puppies without him around to share the joy (and work) of raising them.  But it might be just what I need.

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A relaxing soak in the tub

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The babies had their bottoms shaved and their first big dog baths.  Dex did not care for the razor, Wally practically slept through the whole process, everyone else was just fine with it.

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Lola did half heartedly tried to escape and the little blonde girl gave me a bit of stink eye.  But over all, it went well.

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17D90D20-328C-44EA-9A69-446EEE43A07BAlbie seems to be wanting me to save him from the horde.

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Even though they don’t look all that scary to me.

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For washing seven pups and three adult yorkies, it was a pretty stress free day.  

And everyone was so fluffy and smelled sweet!

 

 


5-1/2 week old goldendoodle pups

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These three lovable babies are still available.  We are asking $1,000 each.

The parti-colored girls are known around here as Cookie and Cream, the brindle boy has been named Pudding, for his laid back, easy going, sweet as a bowl of warm pudding personality.  The girls’ parti-colors suit their temperaments, those two can turn any room into a PARTY!

The litter’s theme for naming was from their mama, Sugar and grandmother, Honey. All have sweet names.  Stevia (Steve), Dextrose (Dex), Caramel, and Marshmallow.   All names were chosen by the grand fairies.  

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And sweet names perfectly suit them!

 


Supplementing the goldendoodle puppies’ food

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When the tiny fur balls turned 3 weeks old, I started giving them each a spoonful of milk replacer while snuggling them.   I did it a few times a day for two days until I knew they were handling it well.

And I could tell that they wanted more!

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So, I mixed up a panful and let them explore.  At first, they weren’t sure what to do, but it didn’t take more than a moment for them to get their faces in there.

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And a foot or two.

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Yep, she’s going all in.


Hanging out with the goldendoodle pups

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This is my view in the living room, looking straight down from my recliner.  Twinkle on my lap, Sugar actually on my feet nursing her litter, and Honey dying to get in there and make sure all of the tiny bottoms are clean.

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Yep, there she goes, she can’t wait to help with the pups.  I remember when I was a new grandmother, I always offered to change diapers.  It was a job most parents are happy to have help with, so I could take the little grandfairy up to her room for a fresh dipee and not feel guilty about hogging time with the newborn.   

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I have a feeling Sugar is glad for the assistance.