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3 weeks old

The puppies are doing great! We just transitioned from blankets/puppy pads in the box to shavings, so that’s what the flecks of brown are on the puppies. Their eyes are open, and they play and wrestle with each other, and growl and bark, and are generally just cute! They will start getting a little bowl of formula next week and then transition from that to puppy mush as Lucy will start the weaning process.

When we took their pictures they were all super sleepy, so first, the yawning slideshow:

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Puppy 1. White collar. Female. SOLD

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Puppy 2. Pink Collar. Female.

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Puppy 3. Red Collar. Female. (note: this used to be puppy 10, when one day a couple of weeks ago I picked him up and realized he was a her…um, I thought by now I was pretty good at telling boys and girls apart. So now she and pink collar girl really are identical. So I am putting her with the other girls.)

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Puppy 4. Purple Collar. Female.

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Puppy 5. Yellow Collar. Male. SOLD (note: this was awake as we could get him, hahaha)

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Puppy 6. Orange Collar. Male.

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Puppy 7. Brown Collar. Male.

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Puppy 8. Blue Collar. Male.

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Puppy 9. Black Collar. Male. (note: this puppy is absolutely huge)

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Puppy 10. Green collar. Male.

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And on Tuesday we had Esther! She and I are both healthy and doing great. She was 9lb 6oz, and 21.5in long. I feel like I give birth to toddlers.

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Day Four

We have reached the magical day four, where, if there were any developmental problems that were incompatible with life, they would have already shown up. And all ten are healthy and well and growing! What a blessing!  I am so pleased with the litter’s growth and their full round bellies. And Lucy is full of energy, being an awesome mom, and loves to fetch and run and play with us when she is not nursing her puppies or eating massive amounts of food and eggs from the obliging chickens. 🙂

I took some pictures of them all in a huddle, I will need an extra set of adult hands to do individual pictures, so that will have to wait for Josh. I also have ordered some soft cloth colored bands so that we can tell them apart. Usually by now I can just look and know who is who…but with so many males, five white puppies, and then the three black who are almost identically marked with a chest patch and little beard (just like the black ones in the last litter) I have to pick them up and examine who is who. Colored bands will help us all to figure out who is who in pictures. They should be here in a couple of days. So first, pictures, and then I will give descriptions of all the puppies. Once we have individual pictures up I will begin to contact those on the wait  list, and send you contracts.

The colors are pretty much the same as our last litter, so be thinking about what you like best, and look at some past pictures in the last few posts. They all end up being SO cute. Good luck deciding. 🙂

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The whole litter

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I think this is puppy 8 (male)

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I think this is puppy 6 (male)

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This lounging pup is puppy 9 (male)

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I think this is puppy 2 (female)

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Merle on the right is puppy 4 (male) and black puppy on left might be puppy 3 (female)

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Puppy 9 cracks me up, he looks like he is smiling, and the leg straight back, ha!

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the puppy in the middle is puppy 7 (male) and he is our smallest, but he is doing great, nursing, growing, and content, so I am thrilled 🙂

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The little merle face peaking out is puppy 1 (female)

Here are descriptions of each, and I will assign colors/names etc to them once the bands come in the mail. 2 day shipping, yay Prime!

Females:

  1. Blue merle, full tail, darker on right front leg. Light spotted face. White chest patch.
  2. White- very chunky. Curly coat. 1/2 tail.
  3. Black, full tail. Curly coat. White chest patch/beard/chin. White tipped back paws. Chunky.

Males

4. Blue merle. Bob tail. White chest patch. Darker left side of face. Even merle all over.

5. Black. Curly coat. full tail. White tipped back feet. Chest patch and beard.

6. Black. Slicker coat. White chest patch, beard, tipped toes.

7. White. Smallest puppy. Full tail. Less curly.  Slightly peach.

8. White. Big ole chunk. Full tail. Curly coat.

9. White. Smallish. Full tail. Wavy slick coat.

10. White. Half tail. Super curly. Chunky.

Getting along

Lately it has come to my attention that there is some bad feeling between the purebred poodle folk and the doodle folk. I can’t say I am surprised, but I decided to do a little research and see what people were saying is so terrible about the other. What I found was a little discouraging, because it seems like doodle owners far too often are misinformed and a touch disparaging of half of their dog’s breed. Here is some common misinformation you might read on the net, or hear from other doodle owners/breeders, and my comments on it.

  1. You breed another dog with the poodle so that it will have the smarts of the other dog, and the hypoallergenic coat of the poodle.

The problem here is two-fold. First, the poodle is the second smartest breed in the WORLD, and so if we are talking about making anything smarter, it is the secondary breed that will benefit from the poodle, not the other way around. (unless the secondary breed is a border collie) Secondly, when you combine the coat genetics, you will most likely get a puppy that sheds less than a typical shedding dog, but most all F1 doodles do indeed shed some, sometimes more than you would have expected.

2. Breeding the poodle with the other breed will take the best traits of both breeds and combine them to make a wonder dog.

By way of example, lets just say that there are two people who marry and decide to have a family. The husband is tall dark and handsome, but incredibly unintelligent. The wife is short, dumpy, and pale, but has an incredible wit. Does this necessarily mean that all of their children will be tall, dark, and handsome, and smart as well? Or could it be possible that they may be short, dumpy and pale, and fairly dumb as well.  Which leads me to the next thing commonly stated:

3. I love (whatever breed) but I don’t like those froo froo Poodles, so I am going to get a doodle!

If you don’t like poodles, don’t even think about getting a doodle. If you LOVE your doodle, chances are you actually love poodles too- you are just uninformed as to what the poodle is actually like. If you don’t like either breed in your breed combination dog, please don’t get that dog. What you will get is a combination of those two dogs- and every combination will be slightly different. That is why so many doodles behave so differently. Sure they have some in common, but that is much to do with the two breeds they were bred from. And when you purchase a doodle, look for consistency in your one breeders line. Doodles vary wildly from breeder to breeder. Until they are made a breed and not a combination of breeds, they will continue to be like a box of chocolates…

4. I am so upset, the groomer made my doodle look like a poodle!!

No, God made your doodle look like a poodle. Because it is poodle. Lets embrace the poodle in our doodles. Lets not chew out our groomers for grooming a dog “breed” with no grooming standard in a way that we don’t appreciate. Find a good groomer to work with, be kind to that groomer, and together figure out the way you like the dog done, or groom the dog yourself. And along those lines:

5. The coat is so low maintenance!

No joke- I had a lady call me that wanted one of my aussiedoodles. She was going to get a golden retriever, but the coat was too high maintenance for her, so she wanted a doodle instead. Needless to say, I refused sale. Doodle coats are very high maintenance- just because they are typically low shedding, does not mean that they are low maintenance. If you want a long fluffy doodle coat, you need to brush and brush, and clip and clip. If you want the dog run all over with a number 10 blade then you will have your low maintenance coat. Just take the time to do a full body clip every two weeks.

6. But my doodle IS low maintenance. I never brush him, and he never mats!

Really? Can you run a comb through his leg hair? I doubt it. Somehow this idea that the doodle coat doesn’t mat or need grooming has been widely spread. I brush my doodle every day, and clip her twice a month. Believe me, if there are fleas around they are going to LOVE that “low maintenance, long doodle coat.” I also clean out/shave down her paws with the shaver (like a poodle, GASP) in the summer so that if she gets a foxtail in her toes (which she does) I can find it before it abscesses.

7. Poodle people are so snooty!

Lets be sure that before we go throwing stones at the poodle breeders, that we become responsible doodle people ourselves. Let’s not spread fantastic lies about our dogs. Lets train our dogs to be calm, kind, and good companions and playmates. Lets keep our dogs to some standard of grooming. And lets embrace the poodle side of our dog, and be sure to give credit where credit is due. Instead of touting the excellence of our cross-breed against their purebred, lets tout the excellence of BOTH breeds that created our doodles, and remember that hundreds and hundreds of years went into creating the dogs that create our doodles. So lets be kind, and not snooty ourselves, yeah?

 

Due Date and Update

Firstly, Jane has been bred and is due around December 11th, not that she has ever whelped on her due date. So puppies mid-December, and they are the same cross as the last 3 litters, so they will all be blue merle with minimal white. Jane is a happy camper, and since our chickens have been laying far more than we can eat, she is enjoying her daily eggs, and her coat is super slick and shiny.

Now for the update: We are moving! All the way to Northern California where my husband will be embarking on a new career journey, and we will enjoy warmer winters. We will be in Red Bluff, which is a beautiful rural area at the tip of the Sacramento Valley. It is where I grew up, and it will be fun to go back. We will sure miss Idaho though. We have loved it here! This concerns you because while the puppies will be born in Idaho, they will be moving with us to California, and will be 8 weeks old and ready to go from Red Bluff, not Idaho.

I am taking names for our waiting list, so if you are interested please contact me. My number is (530)736-9026. Call or text. You can also email me at lo.savedbygrace@gmail.com.

Puppies are $1500 if you are on the waiting list, $1800 if you are not, so it is beneficial to be on the list. Prices are firm.

Attached are a few pictures of Lucy, our now one-year-old Aussiedoodle, and a full sibling to the coming litter, with Annie, my 3 year old. Annie has been learning her leash work, and Lucy has been wonderful for her!

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The lay down and wait

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sit

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leash work at a jog

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wave

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giving treats, the best part!

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look at that nice loose leash!

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Good job girls!

Not a lot of pictures

Last time I posted pictures I could hardly get a single good shot of Saint Charlie, because he was always at my feet or in a corner or moving. I sniped him out the window while they were playing, so here he is.

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The window is a little on the dirty side. But with 8 puppies, Jane, Maggie the teenage border collie mutt (who we love), and a cat it seems pointless to clean it. 🙂

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It snowed a few inches, and the puppies LOVE to play in it. They get to go outside for about 30 minutes at a time, then they all get cold and want to come in. It’s great for them. Below are Sidney and Lucy romping through the snow. They are surprisingly fast.

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This is Phoebe’s “I’m cold, you can let me in now.” face.

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6 Weeks

The puppies have all had their vet checks and first shots/de-wormer. Now is a great time to call your vet and schedule their second appointment. They should be seen at 9 weeks for their second round, and your vet can then put your puppy on the appropriate schedule for future shots/rabies and spay/neuter. (If you want the dew claws removed, then is a good time. Please see my post on dew claws for more info there.) My vet and all his staff absolutely love the puppies. They are very healthy, and are are averaging around 5 pounds. They grow quickly! I will have their “dog passport” which is basically just a vet record, for you when you come to pick them up. Take it with you to your first appointment. Your vet and you can keep good records that way.

Sorry I haven’t posted pictures sooner this week. It was my daughters 3rd birthday so we had some family come to visit. I was taking more pictures of pie, cookies, and a very excited 3 year old than I was of puppies. 🙂

They puppies have started playing outside on decent days. They LOVE it. We have a dog loving cat that they play with, and plenty of sticks around the yard to carry around and chew on.

  1. Scout- Scout is big, very friendly and outgoing, and easy going. He weighed in a half a pound heavier than his siblings. He loves to play outside on our steps. Sometimes he is a bit confident in his abilities to jump down the steps and ends up tumbling. Doesn’t faze him one bit.

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2. Pascal is an observer. He likes to watch things. He is a play instigater with his siblings, and pretty friendly with people, although a bit less outgoing than some. He is a thinker. Although he is not particularly outgoing, he is the dominant one of the male pups. He holds his ground very well.

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3. Saint Charlie is terribly hard to get a photo of, because when he is outside of his box he is at your feet, and he doesn’t like to jump on the edge of the box like his siblings. I am really sorry I only got one picture. I will work on getting more. He is somewhat shy inside the house, and very very outgoing outside.He is like me, and loves sunshine! He is not as playful with his siblings (although he does play, just not as hard) but very very happy with human interaction. I think he will be a great people dog.

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4. Sydney is the spunky one. She is always full of pep, chases anything that moves and loves loves loves to play with her siblings or us. She is one of the smaller puppies, but by far the spunkiest. She is a ball of fun. Her tail never stops wagging.

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5. Phoebe is a laid back sweet heart. She loves being pet. Loves playing outside, but is not super out going. She is very patient and cuddly. She also is an observer.

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6. Bailey is our other somewhat shy girl. She also loves playing outside and running around with her siblings. She is cautious but calm and very smart. She watches everything before she jumps in. She is going to an exceptionally loyal dog when she is older. She is the vet tech’s favorite.

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8. Molly (on left) is about as outgoing as they come. She is very intelligent, and the first one to try anything. She is energetic and playful, and a ton of fun. She can be hard to get a picture of outside because she is always right at your feet. (sometimes biting your pant leg)

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9. Lucy is our sweet girl. She is very fun. She is a very confident puppy, and not shy at all, but also not super outgoing. She likes to observe, but is the first of the shy/observing type to jump in on the action. I’ve just started her on leash work, and she is brilliant (as are all these puppies).

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Pascal and Sydney playing with mom.

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