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As of May 14 I have 45 people on my waitlist.

Until Kit, Fiddle, Biscuit and JJ actually give birth to their pups I won’t know if I have room for more deposits for puppies for the summer. Many people have applied hoping there will be room, but because puppies are in such high demand I'll only accept more deposits at this time if you're willing to wait for future litters.

Hearty K9 responds to the COVID-19 crisis:

Please Note! to help flatten the curve we will not be taking visitors at this time.

  1. All one-on-one training and group training sessions are cancelled until this emergency is lifted.
  2. Second training sessions are cancelled for now.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Fiddle's and Swede's medium to large F1B goldendoodles born May 20
May 22

Fiddle was very cute when I put her into her nursery in preparation for her litter. She explored and wagged in a big way, and she was so excited. I would often find her just laying quietly in her whelping box, with this excited look of anticipation in her eye while she waited for labour to start.

After long last she had the typical wane in appetite on the 19th and on the 20th things got more serious. I was pleased when she started shortly after 8pm. I would not lose as much sleep this time!! Lol.

Fiddle is a very calm and self assured mama. There was no drama with her labouring. She was quiet and attentive to all her pups and very aware of where each pup was, even when she was birthing another. She doesn't prefer an audience and waited until I had just been in to see her before she started. And when I did decide to come and investigate in person (and not only through the surveillance camera) she had the biggest smile and wag, and was so happy to show me what she'd been up to.

She loves all of our pets, but prefers to have the pups all to herself the first day or 2. I did't want to cause her unnecessary stress so I just let her be to enjoy those wonderful newborn moments.

When I took a better look later the next day I counted 5 boys and 5 girls. We named them after terms that mean "classic". Fiddle's is the second last litter we'll have of Dayo’s lineage (our beloved stud of 14 years)! Biscuit's upcoming litter will be our last. They will hold a very special place in our hearts for sure!!

The pups are called Masterly, Prime, Prototype, Textbook, Vinage, Classy, Finest, Genuine, Model, and Pristine.

Choosing for this litter will occur after July 8 and the earliest the pups can start going home is July 15. All of this litter is spoken for!

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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Mango's and Abe's F1B medium goldendoodle pups born May 9
May 12

Mango laboured Saturday May 9 and finally began birthing at 8pm into the night. She needed a little bit of orientation for the delivery process as this was her first litter. Mango is such a good mama and has taken to motherhood with much passion and pride.

There are 12 pups; 8 boys and 4 girls. I expect their sizes to range from 30-50 lbs. They're all spoken for. This litter is very special to me in many ways. Over two years ago, when Mango and Abe came into our lives, I was match making and hoping for them to one day pass on their mothers' parti genes.

I'm super pleased with this litter as there's a good variation of partis and one solid, but most have white on their chest, toes and some with little tufts on their heads.

Also, this litter has a bit of a story. As much as I had wanted this litter, when covid-19 hit I took Mango away from Abe as I didn’t want to breed too many litters not knowing what the demand for pups would be. But, low and behold, Mango was discrete with her cycle (which is not easy to do). The 2 of them found some private moments together before I separated them. None of us here had witnessed their mating and we didn’t know until her belly was showing.

Now, with a high demand for pups, we can see God’s provision and we're so thankful! My sister and I had some bonding moments coming up with a theme for this litter to portray that! Bonus, Benediction, Gravy, Hakuna, Matata, Prosper, Provision, Silver(lining), Whew, Lavish, Promise and Serendipity.

Choosing for this litter will occur on the June 27/28 weekend and the pups can start going home July 4 at 8 weeks old.

Folks choose in the order that I receive their deposits. Normally you have one hour allotted to choose. Depending on covid-19 restrictions choosing may have to be done via texts/videos/photos/phone calls or traditionally with one family (limited numbers) visiting at a time, using proper distancing and current covid-19 protocols. We would also give the option for you to choose any of these options even if restrictions are lifted.

Tomorrow's Pups -- our newest plans
Updated May 22

I have 45+ people on my waitlist for all sizes and timeline requests. The number of pups born in each litter will determine how much room I have for more deposits. I'll only accept more deposits if you're willing to wait while previous deposits are filled.

The current average of pups in a litter is 7-8. I don't like to take more than 5 deposits per litter until the pups are born, and when there are more than 5 pups I'll accept more deposits.

Future Pairings are not written in stone and will depend on demand/suitable mating partners. The girls are doing their own thing when it comes to their cycles. I can only guess what will happen next! Here is the latest!

Plans may change depending on when they all come into season -- hopefully not all at once!!

Bred:
Biscuit and Marlo for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles. Due May 29.
JJ and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles. Due June 11.

These pups will go home July/August. I have enough deposits for these 5 bred litters until they're born. When I know the number of pups in each litter I may be able to take more deposits. Likely I won't take deposits for pups under 30 lbs and over 55 lbs unless JJ's and Fiddle's litters are very large, but I'll accept a deposit if you're willing to wait for a pup (if there are not enough pups available from these litters).

Fall/early Winter 2020 planned:
Darla and Swede for F1 medium/large goldendoodles
Tess and Abe or Marlo for F1 medium/mini goldendoodles

Winter/Spring 2021 planned:
Chicky and Swede for F1B medium/larger goldendoodles
Dolly and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles
Penny and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles

There will likely be some new litters added to our breeding plans once our new K9s are old enough to have finished their health testing.

Amazing Temperaments in this Standard F1B litter
February 21

These are the pups available from their litter of 14 pups. Three from this litter have been chosen to be trained for service dog work. We're a little perplexed why these gentle, well-balanced pups have not been adopted yet.

I feel like they're a gold mine of pups, that folks just don’t know what they are missing. The pups are well started in leash, crate and basic obedience. If you're wanting a calm, easy-going pup, easy to train, and full of potential, please contact me about this litter.

Lament is a jovial, energetic, happy girl who is game to play and keep you entertained. She's learning to focus and keep calm and has lots of potential. Her coat will likely be low to non-shedding and will likely be around the 50 lb mark. -- ADOPTED

Flander is quite the catch! He's smart, adventurous and catches on to training very quickly. This handsome social boy will likely weigh around 50lbs. Low to non-shedding. -- ADOPTED

Hero is a playful, easy going character. He takes things in stride and does not get rattled too easily. Hero has a non-shedding type coat and will likely grow to be around the 65 lb mark. -- ADOPTED

Sergeant is a mellow, easy going fellow. He's happy to be with you and happy to be in his own, and he is obedient and willing to please. Sergeant has a non-shedding type coat and will likely be around 65 lbs. -- ADOPTED

Marine is a beauty of a dog who is quite quiet and methodical. She's hesitant with new things, takes her time to think through them, and then complies. It has been fun to see her blossom in personality and grow in confidence. She will likely not shed and should grow to be about 70 lbs. -- ADOPTED

Cuddly companions in the form of F1 minis available!
February 21

Eggnog, aka Eggy, is a friendly, happy-go-lucky character. He's adventurous, loves people, is receptive to obedience training and to learning new skills, while also being a big suck and snuggler. Eggy may be a light to non-shedder and could weigh 35-40lbs. -- ADOPTED

Ornament, aka Mento, is a fun, little man. He struts his stuff and shows off his skills and then falls over for a belly rub. He will likely be a low-shedder and grow up around the 30 lb mark. -- ADOPTED

Zola's and Marlo's pups at 4 weeks old
February 21

My how time flies! These guys are so tiny compared to my other pups. I can't believe they're already 4 weeks old!! They're a sweet crew alright. I believe they'll grow to be around 15-25 lbs average? The pups have several different coats and their characters are developing.

Choosing for this litter starts March 14 and the pups can start going to their new homes on March 21.

I do have several spots available in this litter. Please contact me if you're interested.

Miss Vicki: female ~ flowered ribbon -- ADOPTED

Hostess: female ~ red/white ribbon -- ADOPTED

Dorito: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED

McCoy: male ~ red/blue ribbon -- ADOPTED

Ruffles: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED

Pringle: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED

Kettle: female ~ black/white ribbon -- ADOPTED

Tomorrow's Pups -- our plans to Spring 2021
February 3

Future Pairings are not written in stone and will depend on demand/suitable mating partners. The girls are doing their own thing when it comes to their cycles. I can only guess what will happen next! Here is the latest!

Plans may change depending on when they all come into season -- hopefully not all at once!!

Bred:
Annie and Swede for F1 medium/large goldendoodles. Due March 8.

Summer 2020 planned:
JJ and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles
Kit and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles
Fiddle and Swede for F1B medium/large goldendoodles
Biscuit and Marlo for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles

Fall/early Winter 2020 planned:
Darla and Swede for F1 medium/large goldendoodles
Tess and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles

Winter/Spring 2021 planned:
Chicky and Swede for F1B medium/larger goldendoodles
Dolly and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles
Penny and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles

There will likely be some new litters added to our breeding plans once our new K9s are old enough to have finished their health testing.

Samsung and Amana F1B mini goldendoodles are available
January 28

Amana is a sweet-natured, playful, little girl. She'll likely not shed and should weigh about 25lbs. She's ready to go!! -- ADOPTED

"Sam"sung is a confident, smart and fun puppy. His coat is not very curly at this time -- he may shed minimally? Guess that he'll weigh about 35 lbs. Ready to go! -- ADOPTED

Contact me if you're interested in pups from this litter, or any other.

Zola's and Marlo's F1B mini Goldendoodle pups born January 25
January 28

Zola decided she couldn't wait to see her litter either and had her pups a few days early! The 4 girls and 3 boys are growing and thriving well! We're going with a potato chip brand naming theme. Dorito, McCoy, Ruffle, Hostess, Pringle, Kettle and Vicki.

I have 2 spots left in this litter. They should grow to be 15-25lbs.

Choosing will be around March 14. The pups can start going home after March 21.

Contact me if you're interested in a pup from this litter.

Brixx in transition



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