Kit's and Abe's 9 pups born on May 18, 2020

Medium/Large F1 Goldendoodle pups from our shorter-statured 60 lb Golden Retriever dam and handsome, sweet, moyen Poodle sire (with a bit of Parti).

Click on the photos above to find out more about the proud parents.

Kit's and Abe's F1 medium/large goldendoodle pups at 4 weeks
June 14

Kit's litter has been delightful and the pups have been a joy as they grow and learn. They're a social group and already come running with the puppy call, "Here Puppies!". The pups are loving their softened food and are toileting outside of their whelping box. All too soon they'll be heading outside to do the same.

Sadly, little Ragdoll did not live past a week. This is a part of life here on occasion. It's always hard to see the mom grieve, but Kit was back to herself the next day and was focusing her efforts on the remaining 8 pups. She continues to be such a good mom.

Choosing for this litter will happen after July 3rd and they can start going home on July 13. ALL of this litter is spoken for. We hope to have more F1s coming up later this fall/winter.

Bombay: male ~ blue ribbon -- ADOPTED

Rex: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED

Himalayan: male ~ green collar -- ADOPTED

Manx: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED

Coon: female ~ turquoise ribbon -- ADOPTED

Munchkin: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED

Persian: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED

Siamese: female ~ black/white ribbon -- ADOPTED

Kit's and Abe's 9 medium/large litter of F1 goldendoodles born May 18
May 20

Kit had been showing signs of labour for a few days. She lost her appetite on Friday (often the first sign of labour) but still happily participated in longer walks with Mango and Fiddle on Saturday. I thought I was going to be lucky and have a daytime birth on Sunday, but as it usually goes, things took longer than I'd hoped for.

I took her out for a few short walks. She just wanted to chill out in her nursery and labour in peace so I just kept checking my surveillance camera every 15 minutes, all day long, and physically checked in on her every couple of hours.

The funniest thing, when she was nesting she would dig at the carpet to make a heap. Then she would straighten it out and do it all over again. I've never seen a dog straighten out the carpet on their own before. It was most entertaining.

Before I crashed in my own bed at 1am I'd screwed the carpet down for safety, gave her one more little massage, and said goodnight. But she still managed to break one corner free in just a few minutes with all her digging and then started having pups right after I went to bed! I think she was waiting for me to leave her alone! Lol!

She was content and happy caring for her newborns and birthing on her own, so I slept (kind of), and by 6am she had 9 of the most gorgeous pups! By the time I was out to run the other dogs at 8am, she was ready to come and join them (even though she was not allowed! Lol :). I feel like my 'puppy hangover' is taking longer to recover from than Kit's labour and delivery!

There are 5 girls and 4 boys. Kit's nickname is Kitty, so I thought I would name her litter of pups after varieties of cats, just for fun! The boys are Bombay, Deven Rex, Himalayan and Manx. The girls are Maine "Coon", Munchkin, Persian, Ragdoll, and Siamese.

These pups are all spoken for. Their vet appointment is July 6 and choosing can start to happen after that. They can start going on home on July 13 at 8 weeks old.

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