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Anyone who has a Hearty K9 can post to #heartyk9s_home.
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.
NEW!!! Visitor restrictions to puppies
Effective August 24
Due to the increasing prevalence of Parvo we've decided to return to Covid restrictions where clients 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 are 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 as we act to protect each puppy; present and future.
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.
Tomorrow's pups update
updated September 13
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.
Fall/Winter 2021 planned:
Dolly and Abe or Swede for F1 medium/standard goldendoodles. Due September 30 and pups would go home the beginning of December. I have openings in this litter.
Eliza and Marlo for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles. Due October 18 and pups would go home mid December. I have openings in this litter at this time.
Winter 2022 planned:
Annie and Marlo for F1 mini goldendoodles
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.
Darla and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles
Polly and Simon or Marlo for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles
Zola and Simon or Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles
Chicky and Nico or Simon for F1B standard/medium goldendoodles
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
Kit's and Marlo's 6 F1 mini/medium goldendoodle pups born July 31
Kit had a long night of labour. She started delivering just before 6 am and was done by 3pm. The pups are chubby and healthy! I expect them to grow to between 30-50 lbs. These pups can go home the end of September!
There are 4 girls and 2 boys. The theme for this litter is "just hatched". PeeKING, STARLING, ChickaDEE, FlaMINGO, MartinGALE, and SandPIPER.
I do have 3 spots available in this litter!
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 -- ADOPTED
Ernie: male ~ plaid ribbon -- ADOPTED
Surgeon: male ~ green ribbon -- ADOPTED
Tech: male ~ red/blue/white ribbon -- ADOPTED
Nurse: female ~ blue dotted ribbon -- ADOPTED
Specialist: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Rehab: female ~ yellow ribbon -- ADOPTED
Triage: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
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 -- ADOPTED
Perogy: male ~ black striped ribbon -- ADOPTED
Ravioli: male ~ red plaid ribbon -- ADOPTED
Wonton: male ~ blue/gold ribbon -- ADOPTED
Baklava: female ~ blue collar -- ADOPTED
Dumpling: female ~ purple ribbon -- ADOPTED
Samosa: female ~ pink ribbon -- ADOPTED
Tamale: female ~ flowered ribbon -- ADOPTED
Tortellini: female ~ turquoise ribbon -- ADOPTED