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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!
COVID 19 restrictions update for Hearty K9s -- July 2021
We're allowing folks to come to visit us! Choosing can happen in person once again!!
We only ask that you do not come in person to choose a pup, or to visit us, if you have any cold or Covid symptoms.
We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in this!
For prices and boarding fees see Sales Agreement.
Tomorrow's pups update
updated July 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.
Summer/Early fall 2021 planned:
Kit and Marlo for F1 mini/medium goldendoodles
Fall/Winter 2021 planned:
Litters going home November/December (if they all cycle together again, but these pairings may change depending on what demand I have for size)
Jelly Bean and Nic-o for F1B standard goldendoodles (bred and due September 24 but not confirmed pregnant)
Annie and Marlo for F1 mini goldendoodles
Dolly and Abe or Swede for F1 medium/standard goldendoodles
Eliza and Simon for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles
Winter 2022 planned:
Mango and Nic-o or Marlo for F1B standard or mini goldendoodles
Spring 2022 planned:
Cotton and Simon or Swede/Abe for F1B medium goldendoodles
We may have another F1 goldendoodle who will be old enough to breed next spring, but she needs to finish passing her health tests before then.
Chicky's and Marlo's F1B standard goldendoodles born July 22
We're so excited to announce the safe arrival of Chicky's and Marlo's 13 pups! When my van broke down in Calgary after dropping off my daughter and grandson at the airport, Chicky decided to not wait around for me to get back. Thankfully my son and hired man stepped in in my absence and all went very well! I'm so pleased with this stunning, classic looking litter. The pups all look strong and healthy.
There are 7 girls and 6 boys. The theme is inspired by grandma-hood and teaching animal sounds, as I had such a wonderful time becoming reacquainted with our grandson whom we had not seen for 8 months and who is now 9 months old!
The boys are named Buzz, Grrr, Heehaw, Oink, Ribbit and Roar, and the girls are Cluck, Hoot, Moomoo, Neigh, Quack, Tweet and Woof.
These pups will be able to go home closer to the end of September and should range in weight from 30-50 lbs.
I'm still waiting to hear back from some more people, but most of this litter is spoken for. There may be availability if some folks on the waitlist choose to wait for a future litter.
Contact me if you may be interested.
Polly's and Simon's litter at 4 weeks old
What a delightful litter this litter of 8 is turning out to be. The pups are already going out of their whelping box to play and go to the bathroom! Softened food has been a real hit!
I'm impressed with this little 'medical team' and am looking forward to see how they develop and grow, especially as they get ready to blossom in their new homes!
All of these pups are spoken for. They can go home the end of August to the beginning of September.
Doc: male ~ black ribbon
Ernie: male ~ plaid ribbon
Surgeon: male ~ green ribbon
Tech: male ~ red/blue/white ribbon
Nurse: female ~ blue dotted ribbon
Specialist: female ~ pink ribbon
Rehab: female ~ yellow ribbon
Triage: female ~ purple ribbon
Zola's and Simon's F1B mini goldendoodle pups born July 17
Zola was labouring quite some time before her seven sweet little babies came into the world, starting between 4:30-6:00 am on Saturday morning. She is such a good mama and dotes over her little ones.
The pups should vary in weight from 20-35 lbs. They'll go home mid September.
There are 4 girls and 3 boys. The theme for their names are Summer in different languages. It may be hard for me to remember pronunciation, so I've put that in brackets().
These pups are all spoken for.
Darla's and Nic-o's F1 standard goldendoodles at 4 weeks old
Already this litter is 4 weeks old!
Since their eyes started to open at 2 weeks old they've wandered out of their whelping box and now they seem so much older! The pups are now munching away on softened kibble and they already start to come to the "Puppy, Puppy" call.
All of this litter is spoken for. I expect them to grow to be in the 50-80 lb range. Their vet appointment is on July 26 and puppy evaluations will happen likely around July 28. Choosing will start after that.
The pups can start going home August 4.
Crepe: male ~ cream ribbon
Perogy: male ~ black striped ribbon
Ravioli: male ~ red plaid ribbon
Wonton: male ~ blue/gold ribbon
Baklava: female ~ blue collar
Dumpling: female ~ purple ribbon
Samosa: female ~ pink ribbon
Tamale: female ~ flowered ribbon
Tortellini: female ~ turquoise ribbon
Polly's and Simon's 8 F1B mini/medium goldendoodle pups born on June 26
Miss Polly came for a run on Friday and kept up with the rest. She didn't have the typical signs of labour, so it I was a little surprised on Saturday morning to see her fresh pups being born a few days early. She was doing so well on her own -- for which I was so thankful!!
The day before we had brought Dean's Dad to the hospital. He didn't look real good and he gave us a bit of a scare being diagnosed with double pneumonia. But he's now bouncing back very nicely. We hope to be able to visit him soon.
The theme for this litter was inspired by the events of our lives. We thought this hospital experience could be a good theme, so the pups are called: Doc, Nurse, Tech, Specialist, Rehab, Triage, Surgeon, and Environmental Services (AKA housekeepers) but we'll call him Ernie! ;) This is just a shout out of thanks to our medical people and all the support staff who are there when we need them!
We have the pups' vet appointment booked on August 12. Their puppy evaluations will happen on August 13/14. Choosing will likely happen in person or via videos/photos and phone calls. It will be each person's choice and is also based on if people can be here in the order of when I received their deposits. I'll chat with each person about the timing of choosing.
Pick up will either be August 25-27 or after September 3rd due to a dog trainers conference I hope to attend in San Diego. All of these pups are spoken for.
Darla's and Nic-o's 9 standard F1 goldendoodles born June 9
Darla laboured through the night on Tuesday and at 8 am sharp on her due date, June 9/21, the first little boy was born. I was just going to run the adult dogs with the quad and Darla was game to go, but then had another contraction and decided to stay. Lol. She had her ninth pup 7 hours later.
This is Darla's second litter and she is a wonderful mama. The pups all look wonderful and content. I believe these pups may range from 50-80 lbs.
The theme for this litter is: "Wrap me in Dough!"" The boys are: Crepe, Perogy, Ravioli, and Wonton. The girls: Baklava, Dumpling, Samosa, Tamale, and Tortellini.
Their vet visit is on July 26 and I plan to do temperament testing on July 28-30. Choosing will likely happen in person (we hope), if Covid restrictions allow, on the August long weekend but I'll be in contact with everyone about this.
The pups can start going home on August 4 at 8 weeks old. I'm presently working my way through my waitlists and I assume I've enough interest in this litter to have them all claimed soon. Please check our Instagram account (#heartyk9s_home) for more updates on these sweet pups!
Cotton's and Nic-o's F1B standard goldendoodles at 4 weeks old
Here they are in all their puppy glory at 4 weeks old! My, but does time fly by quickly!! This litter is growing nicely and developing socially on par. They're starting to hear us say, "Here puppy!"" when their softened food is served. This is the beginning of teaching them recall.
The pups are toileting outside the whelping box on wood chips and starting to explore more and more in their nursery -- when they're awake. They still sleep a lot!!
This week they'll start new location exposure in the K9 living room. I'm in love with this litter. As usual I have a fondness for each one, and for all different reasons I can tell you why each one is my favourite! Lol! (I may love my job :)
I'm looking forward to seeing the pups develop and mature over the next few weeks as their personalities blossom. They can start going home on June 3. All of these pups are spoken for.
Please stay tuned to our Instagram page (#heartyk9s_home) for more updates.
Brightwood: male ~ blue collar -- ADOPTED
Counselor: male ~ dark green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Handy: male ~ plaid ribbon -- ADOPTED
Hope: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Hub: male ~ blue/red/white ribbon -- ADOPTED
Mission: male ~ orange ribbon -- ADOPTED
Teglar: male ~ black ribbon -- ADOPTED
Wrangler: male ~ red ribbon -- ADOPTED
Bethany: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Charity: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
We've updated our prices and information for our Puppy Program
Our price is now $3600 including GST (revised April 15, 2021). Folks who made a deposit before our waitlist closed in October 2020 will still have the old price honoured until October 15, 2021. See the Sales Agreement.
We've updated the info on our Puppy Program so that people who don't know us and who are looking for a dog companion can see how much care and effort we put into raising our pups.
Cotton's & Nico's F1B standard goldendoodle pups born April 5
This is Cotton's first litter. She took advantage of a nice sunny day to have her pups 5 days early. When Cotton started, she actually had her first pup in her outside dog house. The other dogs let us know with some commotion when they heard the newborn cry!
She needed some paw holding so I sat Cotton in her whelping box to help her settle. An hour later she had her second pup. After she cleaned up her pup she pushed it over to me, as if to say, "I already have one, you can have this one." She is just beyond sweet... what a girl!
But after pup #3 was born she was into full mommy, “I got this” mode and was caring so well for them all that I could leave and let her natural instincts take over (while I watched on my surveillance camera just in case). She is such a good mama and is so attentive. The pups are all doing very well at this time.
Cotton is a favourite of our dear neighbour friend, Hannah, who works for Hope Mission at Bethany Homes (just down the road from us). She's the horse wrangler and helps out with the children's programs at schools, but also wherever she's needed, so we decided to name the pups after a Hope Mission theme.
The 8 boys are named: Brightwood, Counselor, Handy (helping hands), Hub, Hope, Mission, Teglar and Wrangler. The 2 girls are called Bethany and Charity.
The pups will have their vet visit around May 25 and we'll do their temperament/aptitude testing on May 29. Choosing will happen May 30/31. The 2 hour training Zoom call will be May 31 at 7pm (tentatively) and the pups can start going home on June 2. All of these pups are spoken for.