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The Hearty K9s waitlist (with deposits) is closed!
I'll continue to accept adoption forms and interview applicants, numbering your applications as they're accepted to preserve your spot in the queue. When I reopen my official waitlist, I'll call/email those people in queue order. At that time you'll be able to decide if you would like to submit a non-refundable deposit. If you don't respond within 48 hours I won't be able to hold your spot. The folks who do submit their adoption form (for the no deposit waitlist) will be called first before I make public that my waitlist is open (and that I'm accepting deposits again).
If your previous application was approved, but you have not yet submitted your deposit, please contact me to get on the no-deposit waitlist.
In this time of the puppy shortage I suggest to folks to simply do your research and find a breeder you trust and want to work with. Then go through their adoption process to get on their waitlist and be prepared to wait; which will give you time to read, plan and prepare for your puppy.
We thank you for your understanding. I'll continue to do my best to provide quality, well-started, puppies to those who are patiently waiting!
As of December 20 I have 50 people with deposits and another 20 who have submitted adoption forms for the no-deposit waitlist.
COVID-19 Protocols at Hearty K9s
We have gone through 4 seasons with COVID and it has been an interesting journey.
Choosing, training and pick up will be based on current regulations.
We've had people come to choose their pups using COVID-19 protocols and others chose via phone and photos. Teaching has been outside in the summer and via Zoom in the winter. Pick up has been very quick if teaching has occurred beforehand via Zoom.
When it becomes time to choose through the next litters we'll decide which is the safest way to take at the time. As for teaching, I believe I'll continue with group Zoom calls. I hope to gather more videos to help with the visual part of learning, if possible.
For prices and boarding fees see Sales Agreement.
Mango and Abe had 13 F1B medium/large goldendoodle pups on December 24!
Shortly after realizing that I had written down the wrong due date Mango started to labour right on time, having her pups in the late hours of the 23rd and the early hours of the 24th.
Mango is an amazing mama, but as she got tired during labour she needed some coaching to look after the newborns as they entered this world. So I stayed with her for the whole process and was able to write down markings and weigh the pups as they were born. Many mamas are more comfortable being left alone to labour, but Mango is happy for all the company.
Because the pups have a good variety of markings and weights I was able to identify who was who. I ribboned and named them in their birth order for the 12 Days of Christmas, with number 13 being Eve.
There are 8 boys and 5 girls. Their names are:
Their vet appointment is on February 11 and choosing will start the same day. They can start going home on February 18.
All of these pups are spoken for.
Tomorrow's pups update
modified December 27
My waitlist is presently closed until I can fill my present one.
I have over 50 people on my waitlist for all sizes and timeline requests after present litters are chosen. There are over 20 people who have submitted applications and are waiting to be on my waitlist, when it opens once more (which would mean when I accept deposits again).
I do not expect each of these gals to conceive but for the sake of those of you on my waitlist, here's hoping!! The pups can start going home when they're 8 weeks old. If you can't pick up your pup by 9 weeks of age, there's a boarding fee. See the Sales Agreement.
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.
Late Winter/Spring 2021 planned:
Penny and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles (depending on how many pups are born in the winter litters -- since I have a larger waitlist for small pups this litter may be spoken for already)
Spring/Summer 2021 planned:
Chicky and Swede for medium/standard F1B goldendoodles
Kit and Simon or Abe for F1 mini/medium/large goldendoodles
Fall/Winter 2021 planned:
Annie and Marlo for F1 mini goldendoodles
Dolly and Abe or Nico for F1 medium/standard goldendoodles
Darla and Abe or Nico for F1 medium/standard goldendoodles
Eliza and Simon for F1B mini/medium 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. We're hoping for two more litters in spring 2021.
Dolly's and Simon's F1 goldendoodle pups at 4 weeks
These 2 little darlings (Him and Her) are growing and doing so very well. They're very different from each other size wise, yet are pretty good buddies. Him is 3 Kgs and Her is 2 Kgs (at 4 weeks old).
They're both spoken for and can go home December 19.
Him: male ~ blue ribbon -- ADOPTED
Her: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Darla's and Nico’s F1 standard goldendoodle litter at 4 weeks
What a beautiful litter this is!! The pups are wandering outside the whelping box to toilet -- and a few have for a couple of weeks already!
They're growing nicely and their personalities are starting to blossom. I look forward to showing them off to the folks who'll be choosing them the first week of December.
They can start to go home after December 14. All of these pups are spoken for!
Batman: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
Contractor: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Regal: male ~ red/green/white ribbon -- ADOPTED
Sunny: male ~ Christmas light ribbon -- ADOPTED
Argon: female ~ red snowflakes ribbon -- ADOPTED
Pax: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Pearl: female ~ white dots ribbon -- ADOPTED
Tile: female ~ candy cane ribbon -- ADOPTED
Waffle: female ~ purple/yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Tess' and Abe's F1 goldendoodle litter at 4 weeks!
Here we are at 4 weeks old already!! What a charming litter. There's a big range of sizes and colours. Now their personalities are starting to blossom, and guaranteed, there will be stories to tell for each of them.The pups will see the vet on December 2 and choosing will start soon after. They can start going home December 11.
All of these pups are spoken for.
Entertainer: male ~ red/blue/white ribbon -- ADOPTED
Mack the Knife: male ~ green/red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Moonshadow: male ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Mr Sandman: male ~ cream ribbon -- ADOPTED
Bubbles: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Chitty Bang Bang: female ~ white/towers ribbon -- ADOPTED
Groovy: female ~ blue/flowers ribbon -- ADOPTED
Que Sera Sera: female ~ pink/dots ribbon -- ADOPTED
Seasons: female ~ watermelon ribbon -- ADOPTED
Annie's and Marlo's F1 pups at 4 weeks old!
These pups are such pudgy darlings. Mama Annie has very rich milk, and with only 6 pups they all get more than enough. The pups will become more proportioned once they start to become more active. They're venturing freely out of the whelping box to toilet and have started on softened kibble.
I can hardly wait to see how their personalities develop over the coming weeks. Their vet visit is on November 20 and choosing will start that weekend. They can start going home on November 30.
All of these pups are spoken for.
Cloth: male ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Huggies: male ~ blue ribbon -- ADOPTED
Rascal: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Bello: female ~ blue sparkle ribbon -- ADOPTED
Luv: female ~ lime ribbon -- ADOPTED
Pamper: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Eliza's and Marlo's pups at 4 weeks old!
Eliza's litter is as cute and charming as they get. Their little characters are starting to blossom and I'm in love! The folks who are choosing from this litter will have loads of fun deciding who to get!
It's most important that once you have finished your reading that you decide on what your highest priorities in a pup are and to list them in order, before you come to see the pups. This bit of homework will make it easier to decide in the sea of pup adorableness.
I believe the pups will range in weight between 20-40 lbs. This litter has a nice variety of sizes and colours.
Choosing will start on November 13 and the pups can start going home on the 25th of November! All of these pups are spoken for.
Grandma: female ~ blue ribbon dots -- ADOPTED
Grandpa: male ~ blue ribbon -- ADOPTED
Grammie: female ~ white purple stripes ribbon -- ADOPTED
Grampy: male ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Mormor: female ~ blue/yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
MorFar: male ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Nana: female ~ turquoise dotted ribbon -- ADOPTED
Papa: male ~ turquoise ribbon -- ADOPTED
Oma: female ~ green flowered ribbon -- ADOPTED
Opa: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Dolly's and Simon's F1 mini/medium pair of goldendoodle pups born on October 24
Dolly had a day of labouring on and off on Friday. She was resting well on Friday night and the pups were active so I just kept a close eye on her through the night. By 9 am on Saturday morning she had the little girl, but then took a long break. By noon Dolly was asleep. I was concerned and called the vet for advice, but by 12:35 her bouncing baby boy was born and all was well.
She seems to be not content with just 2 pups. I wonder if she thinks there should still be more pups coming, and if I hadn't seen the X-ray I would think the same! Dolly may be a little bored with just the 2, but she'll settle in soon enough.
My daughter thought calling the pups Him and Her would be fun, so there we are! The pups are adorable, perfect and spoken for! These pups can start going home on December 19.
Darla's and Nic-o's F1 goldendoodle pups born October 19
Darla had her pups starting later in the afternoon on October 19. At first she was having one pup an hour, but by the end she birthed 2 per hour (but the last one came much later). I had taken her for a walk to pee and I couldn’t feel any more pups in her. She went back to her pups and slept. Before I went to bed I checked on her a couple more times. I thought she was done with 8, which was more than I thought she was going to have, so I was thrilled.
Darla was very protective of her pups and really didn't want me to fuss with them at all the first couple of days. I didn't want to push her and so I just let her instincts care for her babies. I could see they were doing well and all were feisty, so I just let her be.
On day 3 I was ready to start Early Neurological Stimulation and so I had to get them ribboned and named. By this time Darla was much more relaxed and willing to let me handle her pups. To my delight it turned out there were 9 pups! 4 boys and 5 girls! I had checked on them often and even have a photo of 9 of them from the day before when she had just got up. I just never re-counted! To say the least I'm thrilled, especially for those on my waitlist!
Themes are often chosen for what is going on in our lives. We've been doing a big house renovation since June. The last time we renovated the kitchen 5-6 years ago we named a litter of pups after the different products we had used, so we thought we'd do it again.
The names of the pups are in bold.
We've talked about replacing our porch for 5 years because bats were finding their way into our 105 year old house (Batman). This year we found a Contractor willing to do the work, and as renovations go it has ended up being a bigger job than originally planned with many decisions to make. Argon windows, Regal paint in a Pearl finish, Tile floors in the porch (yet to be chosen), and Ikea Pax cupboards. We'll enjoy the new Sunroom (AKA Sunny) which is now the second story above the porch! I figure Waffle would also be a good name because that's how some of my decision making goes while renovating. Lol!
Folks will be coming to choose their pup from this litter starting on the December 4th weekend and they can start going home on December 14. ALL of these pups are spoken for.
Tess' and Abe's F1 goldendoodles born October 16
Tess was walking kinda slow her last couple days of pregnancy, but being a good mama she birthed the pups in about 6 hours. The pups have more of Abe's markings with white chests or a white spot on their heads. Only 2 are solid coloured.
There are 9 pups: 4 boys and 5 girls. Dean and I like listening to Escape on SiriusFM as a part of our long road trips, so I chose a few songs we recently listened to for the theme.
The Entertainer, Mack the Knife, Moonshadow, Mister Sandman, Tiny Bubbles, Chitty Bang Bang, Groovy Kind of Love, Que Sera Sera, and Seasons in the Sun.
Choosing for this litter will be after December 2 and the pups can start going home on December 11. All of these pups are spoken for.