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BIG NEWS!! Our Hearty K9s deposit waitlist is now open!!
Due to many different circumstances, I have more people on my waitlist that want pups in 2022 than I have wanting pups this fall/early winter!
I'm now taking deposits for pups who will be going home in November/ December. See how our adoption process works on FAQ.
I'll likely have a variety of sizes of F1s and F1Bs. See Tomorrow’s Pups for planned litters.
I will no longer have a second waitlist.
For anyone who submits an adoption form and is approved to submit a deposit, but does not put down a deposit:
For more information and clarification check out the Sales Agreement.
Please contact me if you have any questions!
For prices and boarding fees see Sales Agreement.
Visitor restrictions: October 2021
Due to ever changing restrictions with Covid-19 and Parvo, assume that we'll be having folks choose their pups remotely.
To help with this change we'll post more videos of the pups on Instagram at #heartyk9s_home after they're 6 weeks old.
Also, as we record their individual puppy evaluations, videos of each pup will be sent to the list of folks choosing from the litter. I'll call folks in the order I received their deposits.
If you have any questions, please contact me!
We sincerely appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Tomorrow's pups update
updated December 24
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. FYI, my recent demand is unusually high for any mature dogs under 50 lbs, so I plan to breed the next several litters accordingly. 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.
Early Winter 2022:
Bred but not confirmed pregnant...
Zola and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles due end of January and going home end of March (expected weight range to be 18-35 lbs)
Cotton and Simon for F1B medium goldendoodles due February 25 and going home about second last week of April (expected weight range to be 25-50 lbs)
Should be coming into season anytime...
Mango and Nic-o or Marlo for F1B standard or mini goldendoodles
Annie and Abe or Nico for F1 medium/standard goldendoodles
Spring/Summer 2022 planned:
We have an F1 goldendoodle and 2 golden retrievers who will be old enough to breed this spring/summer but they need to finish passing their health tests before then.
We have a potential F1 who will be old enough to breed this fall if she passes her remaining health tests.
Darla and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles
Polly and Simon or Marlo for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles
Chicky and Nic-o or Simon for F1B standard/medium goldendoodles
Late Winter 2022:
Jelly and Nic-o or Marlo for F1B goldendoodles
Eliza and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles
Eliza's and Marlo's F1B mini goldendoodles at 4 weeks
Eliza’s sweet litter are growing nicely. They're adventuring outside their whelping box now and are enjoying softened kibble. I expect them to grow between 18-35 lbs.
The pups will be ready to go home December 11! I have one spot availing this litter.
Please contact me if you're interested!
Griswold: male ~ lime ribbon -- ADOPTED
Mac Gregor: male ~ plaid ribbon -- ADOPTED
Russel: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Selkirk: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
Virden: male ~ blue ribbon -- ADOPTED
Shilo: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Carberry: female ~ burgundy ribbon -- ADOPTED
Chater: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Kirkella: female ~ orange ribbon -- ADOPTED
Minnesota: female ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Neepawa: female ~ flowered ribbon -- ADOPTED
Dolly's and Swede's F1 goldendoodles at 4 weeks!
My how time flies! These 2 little girls are such sweet sisters. Lacey has always been a little bigger. It will be interesting to see how they develop physically and in their personalities these next few weeks.
They'll be able to go home starting November 26!
Both girls are spoken for.
Cagney: female ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Lacey: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Eliza's and Marlo's F1B mini goldendoodle litter born October 16
Eliza had her pups a couple days early. It was an uneventful delivery and she is a perfect little mama.
There are 11 pups, 6 girls and 5 boys. We were visiting our kids and grandson in Manitoba and decided to name this litter after some small towns around Brandon. Griswold, MacGregor, Russel, Selkirk, Virden, Shilo, Carberry, Chater, Kirkella, Minnedosa, and Neepawa.
Now that we know how many pups we have we can take more deposits for this litter. We guess these pups will range in weight from 18-35 lbs.
They'll be ready to go home starting December 11.
Contact me if you're interested in pups from this litter or if you have any questions.
Jelly Bean's and Nico's F1B standard goldendoodle litter at 4 weeks
These little beauties are growing and getting cuter every day. We're very pleased with this bunch. There's a big variety of sizes, coats and colours. We'll now enjoy watching their characters develop!
The pups' vet visit is on November 4. We'll do their puppy evaluations on November 6, which we'll video and send to the folks who have deposits for this litter.
Choosing will happen starting on the 7th, most likely over the phone. They can start going home on November 13.
I still have a couple of spots available in this litter. Contact me if you're interested.
Angus: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Bishop: male ~ blue collar -- ADOPTED
Chief: male ~ green/red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Granville: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Humber: male ~ black/white ribbon -- ADOPTED
Icelandic: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
Confederation: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
DehCho: female ~ turquoise ribbon -- ADOPTED
Malone: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Reconciliation: female ~ flowered ribbon -- ADOPTED
Victoria: female ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Dolly's and Swede's litter of 2 medium/large F1 goldendoodles born October 1st!
Dolly and Swede are happy to announce the arrival of their 2 little girls, Cagney and Lacey! Dolly's tummy was not very big so I had an x-ray done the week before to see how many she had in her.
FYI... if there are only 1-2 pups there's a higher chance of needing a c-section. When there are few pups the dam may not produce enough hormones to push out the babies!
She had started showing signs of labour on Wednesday and we had another ultrasound on Thursday late afternoon to make sure all was still well. But after a sleepless night for me, and no progress for Dolly on Thursday night, I brought her to the vet on Friday morning to evaluate her once again. By 1pm they decided it was indeed time to do a c-section.
In my 18+ years of breeding this is only my 3rd c-section, but Dolly has taken it all in stride and is doing exceptionally well. So well, in fact, she has gladly accepted 2 pups from Jelly Bean's litter due to her abundant supply of milk!
This is Dolly's and Swede's finale litter! The pups will be ready to go home November 26.
Both pups are spoken for!
Jelly Bean's & Nic-o's litter of 11 F1B standard goldendoodle pups born on September 18
Jelly Bean was huge and getting uncomfortable. But she was still able to go for a good long run on Thursday, keeping up with the rest of us very well!
We had a very busy day of puppy evaluations and puppy pick ups along with combining on Saturday. Extra help was on hand that day, which was a God send, but at the end of the day I parked the combine at 10pm and went to check on the doggies before I headed to bed. Low and behold, I heard newborn cries! Here was Miss Jelly having pups! She was a real trooper and did everything textbook style, without reading up on how to be a mama!
There are 6 boys and 5 girls. Often times I'll name a litter by what's going on in our lives and this time I thought the theme of bridges would be appropriate. With so much division in this world bridges bring people together and unite (a little deep for naming a litter, I know).
I decided to name the pups after a bridge from each province. The boys are: Angus (NS), Bishop Falls (NFL), Chief Mistawis (SK), Granville (BC), Humber Bay (ON) and Icelandic (MB). The girls are: Confederation (PEI), DehCho (NWT), Malone (NB), Reconciliation (AB) and Victoria (QC).
This litter should grow to weigh 50-60 lbs average. There may be some smaller than that and some bigger. They'll be ready to go home starting the 13th of November!
I have 6 deposits for this litter and now I can start accepting more applications. Contact me if you're interested.
Kit's and Marlo's F1 goldendoodle pups at 4 weeks
Just look at these sweet faces!! These pudgy pups are doing great! They started exiting the whelping box to potty just after their eyes opened! I'm looking forward to to see how their characters develop.
This is Kit's finale litter. She'll be retiring and going to live her retirement with some friends of ours.
These pups are all spoken for.
PeeKING: male ~ blue collar -- ADOPTED
Starling: male ~ tower collar -- ADOPTED
ChickaDEE: female ~ pink collar -- ADOPTED
FlaMINGO: female ~ orange collar -- ADOPTED
MartinGALE: female ~ green collar -- ADOPTED
SandPIPER: female ~ purple striped collar -- ADOPTED
Chicky's and Marlo's F1B medium goldendoodles at 4 weeks old
This stunning litter of 13 pups is doing so well. Chicky is such an attentive mama and is giving her all for her pups.
The pups will have their vet visit on September 9. Puppy evaluations are planned for September 11 and choosing will happen after that. The pups can start going to their new homes after September 15.
I have one spot available in this litter. Contact me if you're interested.
Buzz: male ~ blue collar -- ADOPTED
Grrr: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
HeeHaw: male ~ plaid collar -- ADOPTED
Oink: male ~ orange ribbon -- ADOPTED
Ribbit: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Roar: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Cluck: female ~ white dotted ribbon -- ADOPTED
Hoot: female ~ burgundy ribbon -- ADOPTED
Moomoo: female ~ coral ribbon -- ADOPTED
Neigh: female ~ apple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Quack: female ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Tweet: female ~ turquoise ribbon -- ADOPTED
Woof: female ~ pink plaid -- ADOPTED
Zola's and Simon's F1B pups at 4 weeks old
Zola’s petite little gaffers are doing so well. They're coming out of their whelping box to toilet and watching them figuring out their legs as they play is so fun!
Their vet appointment is September 3 and we plan to do their puppy evaluations on September 6.
Choosing will likely occur over the weekends of September 11-18, when they can also go home. Zola’s pups, at this time, are all spoken for.
Lato: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Verano: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Zomar: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
Estate: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Été: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Kesä: female ~ orange ribbon -- ADOPTED
Yaz: female ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED