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January 26, 2023: Price change for all pups
Effective immediately we have decided to lower the prices of our all of our pups to $3000 which includes GST. Please spread the word.
The quality of our program and all we do to breed superior companions does not change. You can continue to expect amazing quality Hearty K9s!
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Basil's and Clark's F1 standard goldendoodle pups born May 20
It doesn't happen often that a litter is 4 days overdue, but Basil remained quite content through it all. She decided to sleep a lot while waiting and that sure helped her have plenty of energy for the labour and delivery. Her delivery started at 1:20am and everything went very well.
We're pleased to see such beautiful pups from what is Clark's first litter. We look forward to see these 8 pups grow and to learn more about them in their time here -- and also as folks keep in touch over the years.
There are 4 girls and 4 boys. We were socked in with smoke from the wildfires, which were especially bad that morning, so we decided to go for a theme with firefighter lingo. Axe, Chief, Duff and Sawyer are the boys. The girls are Berm, Candle, Flare and Rain! These pups will be able to start to go home on July 15.
I expect the pups' weights will range from 45-75 lbs. I have a couple of spots left on this list. Please contact me if you're interested in one of these charming pups!
Mango's and Marlo's F1B mini/medium goldendoodles born on May 14
Mango usually gives birth in the evenings, but with her finale litter she waited until 3 am to start and was finished by 7 am. She absolutely loves being a mom. Mango adores her babies and enjoys playing with them as they grow older.
I expect that this litter will range in size from 25-40 lbs, give or take, with a good variety of coats in a unique colour pallet and lots of white markings!
There are 6 girls and 3 boys in this litter. They're named after a flower garden for Mother's day. Aster, Hollyhock, Lupine, Marigold, Petunia, Zinnia, Geranium, Periwinkle and Yarrow.
The pups will have their vet visit at the end of June with evaluations the beginning of July and choosing will happen after that. They can start going home on July 9.
If you're interested in this litter, please contact me! I have several spots available at this time.
Munchkin's and Marlo's last pups -- Mr. Alfredo and Miss Cheese Cake
Mr. Alfredo (Alfie) is very adoring and is a happy guy who loves to be with people and his siblings, is very trainable, and is eager to please. This pup has lots of potential, he:
Miss Cheese Cake (Cheesy) is such a sweetheart. A bit of a softy, gentle, but also can stand up against her siblings. She loves to play with people, with other dogs, or on her own fairly well. Cheesy has been easy to train. She would be good for retired folks or someone with kids.
I really enjoy her mostly mellow temperament (she is still just a pup of course), and don’t be fooled, she's smarter than she'll let on. As Cheesy has gotten older she has shown more confidence and so her potential increases. My guess weight for her is the 30-35 lb mark as well. -- ADOPTED
The newest lowdown on Tomorrow's pups
updated May 23
The marketplace has changed in the dog breeding world. Due to many factors we constantly have to evaluate whether we breed a mama that is ready to be bred or not.
In the past I've bred my girls every other cycle and when it's their turn to breed I've just done that and have never had issues selling them over the last 19 years. If you're interested in a potential litter in tomorrow's pups or just are willing to apply and get a pup when there is a litter suitable for timing and other qualities that are important to you, please contact us and apply! This will help us know better who we will breed in the future.
We're committed to our high quality standards and have developed our puppy program over the last 18 years which breeds puppies who flourish and have amazing potentials.
The plans listed below may change due to the girls varied timing of their cycles and the demand on my waitlist at the time of their cycle.
Reena and Derby for F1 mini goldendoodles. Jelly and Marlo for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles.
Late Fall/early Winter litters:
Cotton and ? for F1B goldendoodles. Depends on the demand if we go with a bigger or smaller stud.
Eliza and Marlo or Derby for F1B mini goldendoodles.
River and ? for F1 goldendoodles. We will breed according to demand for either smaller or bigger pups.
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.
We have two small F1 goldendoodles who will be old enough to breed this fall after they finish their health tests.
Munchkin's and Marlo's F1B mini/medium goldendoodles at 4 weeks!
Well it seems not too long ago that these little ones were just born, and now they're toddling out of the whelping box to bathroom and are eating softened food. We're excited to see how these pups will develop and grow in personality over the next few weeks.
At this time we have 3 spots left in this stunning litter. There are a couple of bigger ones, but in general they're on the smaller end. Once they get into eating more kibble we'll see if they grow at a faster rate.
Their vet visit is on April 19 and puppy evaluations will happen April 21/22. Choosing will start right after that. The pups can start going to their homes on April 26.
Please contact me if you're interested in this litter, or any upcoming litters.
Alfredo: male ~ beige ribbon -- ADOPTED
Cheese Cake: female ~ pink collar -- ADOPTED
Donut: male ~ orange collar -- ADOPTED
Meatball: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
Bean Salad: female ~ blue ribbon -- ADOPTED
Pickle Juice: female ~ green collar -- ADOPTED
Spätzle: female ~ purple collar -- ADOPTED
Groovy's and Simon's F1B goldendoodles at 4 weeks
Agatha and Christie are doing so well. They make quite the little duo. Both pups were spoken for, but then someone backed out and so one pup is available.
Their vet visit, puppy care evaluations and choosing will happen the last week in March. They can start going home on April 1st.
Contact me if you're interested in getting in on my waitlist.
Agatha: female -- ADOPTED
Christie : female -- ADOPTED
Munchkin's and Marlo's F1B mini goldendoodles born February 28
Munchkin surprised us all by having her babies 8 days early! Everything worked out well and it seems Munchkin was born to be a mama. This is her first litter after a couple of failed attempts and Marlo couldn't be more proud!
There are 7 pups, 4 girls and 3 boys. They're named after some of my niece's favourite foods (as they were born on her birthday). They are Alfredo, Donut, Meatball, Bean Salad, Cheese Cake, Pickle Juice and Spätzle.
These beauties will likely grow up to be somewhere in the 20-40lb range,and will be able to start going home after April 26.
Contact me if you're interested in this litter!
Groovy's and Simon's F1B goldendoodles born February 4
Groovy was not showing much at all so we decided to get an X-ray done to make sure she was indeed pregnant, or as I thought, maybe she had re-absorbed them. But the X-ray revealed 2 normal sized pups and one that was under-developed and small.
At 5am on Saturday morning the first little girl was born, and not too long after the second arrived. We waited and waited, and intervened as we knew how, but that 3rd one didn't come out. So we packed up the little family and took them to the vet.
A long story short, X-ray showed there was no sign of that little one. It's a mystery what exactly happened but what we know is that Groovy and the 2 baby girls, who we affectionately call Agatha and Christie, are doing very well!!
I expect them to grow to be somewhere in the 25-40 lb range. They'll be ready to go home the beginning of April!
Polly's and Abe's F1B medium/moyen goldendoodles at 4 weeks old!
What a delightful litter of pups! Polly is such a good mom and loves to dote on and nurture her little pack. The pups are running around and exiting their whelping box to potty. They LOVE their softened food and dive right in!!
We'll continue on now with our carefully timed stimulation and socializing (see Our Puppy Program). From 4-8 weeks the work is certainly more intense and it's also very exciting to see how their personalities unfold in the process. We'll be doing puppy evaluations with them on February 24/25. Choosing will happen starting on the 25th.
We're very excited to announce that the first choice in this litter will be trained to work as a service dog for a young girl! We still have 3 spots left in this litter. We expect them to grow to be 30-50 lbs as adults. There are a variety of coats from shaggy to curly, all will likely be very minimal to no shedding. The pups will be ready to go home the beginning of March.
Check out our Sales Agreement and FAQ to see how we do things. Contact me if you have any questions!
Time Flies: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
Wasabi: male ~ green collar -- ADOPTED
Fish Hawk: male ~ blue collar -- ADOPTED
Hot Tuna: male ~ red collar -- ADOPTED
Moonshine: male ~ yellow collar -- ADOPTED
Pinwheel: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Odysea: female ~ orange ribbon -- ADOPTED
Lily: female ~ pink collar -- ADOPTED
Polly's and Abe's F1B medium goldendoodle litter born January 4/23
We're very pleased to announce a beautiful litter of pups from Polly and Abe and are very excited to have an Abe litter again. We just love his pups!
And for those who knew Horton (he just passed away at 16 years of age), he's the Grandpa to this litter (being Polly’s dad). He's a pretty special dog who we love.
Polly is a very attentive mama and is managing her litter of 8 very well. The theme we chose to name this litter after are the fishing vessels on a show called "Wicked Tuna". The boys are Fish Hawk, Hot Tuna, Moonshine, Time Flies and Wasabi. The girls: Pinwheel, Odysea and Lily.
We expect this litter to grow to weigh between 30-50 lbs. They'll be able to start going home March 1. Choosing will happen the last few days of February.
If you're interested in this litter, please take the time to read through our Sales Agreement and FAQ and then submit the adoption form!
Contact me if you have any other questions.