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Wanting a pup for a Christmas gift?

Please don’t surprise your family with a pup!! I would suggest putting the required reading books, puppy toys, bowls, brushes, crate, etc. under the tree and then prepare as a family!

Your pup will know very quickly if you're ready for them and will feel secure if you're all confident and calm. If they enter a household of chaos, surprise, and uncertainty they will not feel like you're in control and they'll start to behave badly. Be prepared!!

Chicky's and Yogi's F1B standard goldendoodle puppies at 4 weeks!
December 9

I'm very pleased to update all 14 puppies for their 4 week photos!! This is the largest litter I've had at Hearty K9s that have all thrived!! The pups are growing exponentially now that they're starting on softened food. Chicky has received a lot of extra nutrients to keep all her pups growing and nourished while keeping herself in good shape.

The 2 pups which Hazel adopted are doing excellent as well. It's fun to see them growing up and how different they all look from each other. The first one in this litter will be chosen for a service dog.

Choosing for this litter starts January 2. The earliest they can go home is January 6. I do have lots of availability in this litter.

Please contact me if you're interested.

Army: male ~ green ribbon

Captain: male ~ white with crown ribbon

Colonel: male ~ orange ribbon

Flander: male ~ red ribbon

Air "Force": male ~ black ribbon

Hero: male ~ brown ribbon

Sergeant: male ~ yellow dotted ribbon

Veteran: male ~ blue ribbon

Cadet: female ~ purple lace

Corporal: female ~ pink ribbon

Lament: female ~ lime ribbon

Marine: female ~ turquoise ribbon

Lieutenant: female ~ small blue ribbon

Poppy: female ~ small red ribbon

Chevy's and Marlo's mini F1 goldendoodle litter born December 1!
December 4

Chevy was past her due date and it seemed a long wait for these 4 boys. As we have surveillance cameras I could watch her actions (which are totally different when I'm with her) and finally she had them on Sunday night. I said at 7pm she should start having them by 9, and low-and-behold this was the right time! She was all done by 11pm and every one of them are doing well!

Chevy couldn't be more proud. She's such a good mama. I expect these pups will range in weight between 25-50 lbs. There are a good variety of shades and most have a white patch on their chest.

Being born the first of December I thought I would name them after an acronym, NOEL: Nutcracker, Ornament, Eggnog, and Light. These pups will be ready to go home at the earliest on January 26.

I have availability in this litter. Please contact me if you're interested.

Hazel's and Ryder's F1B mini/medium goldendoodles at 4 weeks(ish)
November 30

Just look at these charming characters!! How could you not just love them!! Those eyes!!! (I do like my job by the way! Lol)

This is the darkest red F1B litter I'll have for a while. Both Hazel and Ryder had some pretty strong red genes, which do fade some in time.

These pups are doing fabulous. They live the luxury life of eating, sleeping, bathrooming -- and now they're starting to add clumsy play into their daily regime. Because Hazel has such an abundance of milk the pups have grown quite fast and are in good health.

I still feel this litter will range in weight between 20-45 lbs, but maybe up to 50? Their coats should be low to non-shedding. Choosing starts right after their vet visit on December 20. They can start going home at the very earliest on December 28.

I'm happy to keep the pups up to 12 weeks, or what works best for your family, as the chaos of Christmas festivities settle out. I start charging $50/week after pups are 10 weeks old and this fee includes their second shots.

I have 3 pups available in this litter. Please contact me for your last chance to include a Hazel and Ryder pup in your family!!

Hazel is retiring after this litter and I'll be looking for a home for her after her pups leave and she is spayed.

Boss: male ~ red ribbon

Jack: male ~ black ribbon

Mechanic: male ~ green ribbon

Agronomist: female ~ pink ribbon

Combine Queen: female ~ yellow ribbon

Swather: female ~ blue ribbon

Trucker: female ~ purple ribbon

Penny's and Marlo's 10 F1B mini goldendoodles born November 19
November 20

Penny laboured off and on for 5 days! Her "sign" that she was getting close was that she cut back on her eating and just had a tablespoon of kibble every day or so. Finally in the wee hours of Tuesday morning she started delivery and was done by 7am, with 4 boys and 6 girls.

She's a very experienced and attentive mama. Her litter has a good variety of sizes. The pups should range from 15-35 lbs when mature and be light to non-shedding with various shades of light to medium apricot colours. This is Marlo's fist goldendoodle litter so I'm not sure what colours he'll throw. Some may get darker, some may lighten, others may just stay as they are.

These certainly are a beautiful bunch of pups, everyone of them! On this round of litters I'm raising, this one will have the smallest pups.

We recently had to replace our fridge and that got me onto this theme. The boys are: Danby, Frigidaire, Moffat and Samsung. The girls are called: Amana, GE, 'Kit'chenaid, LG, Maytag and Whirlpool. The pups will be ready to go home January 14 at the earliest.

I currently have availability in this litter. Choosing will start to happen after January 8. Contact me if you're interested.

Dolly's and Abe's F1 medium goldendoodle pups born November 14
November 16

Dolly’s tummy was huge and we were a bit concerned at just how many she was going to have, and at 10 am on Thursday the great reveal began! She ended up having the pups quite quickly and birthed 11 in 4 hours. There are 3 boys and 8 girls. They're absolutely gorgeous and are thriving well.

I was looking for a dessert for a potluck recently and noticed that types of cake can have some good dog names. So here we go! The boys are: "Boston" Cream, Bundt, and Torte. The girls are: Angel, Butter, Carrot, Chiffon, Kuchen, Spice, Tiramisu and Stollen.

I have several pups available in this litter. Both Dolly and Abe have awesome personalities and I suspect their pups will follow suit. They should range in weight between 30-55 lbs.

Choosing for this litter will start in the new year and the earliest they can go home is January 9.

If you're interested in a pup from this litter, please contact me.

Chicky's and Yogi's F1B Standard Goldendoodles born November 11
November 13

Yogi is leaving a legacy of being a high roller for his last litter! Chicky birthed 14 pups on Remembrance Day and is handling her new role as mama very well considering the mass exodus of puppies that left her body! Lol.

I'm allowing Hazel to help out and foster 3 pups for now. Canines are amazing at accepting new pups into their litters, especially when they're little. I originally had a different theme picked out of this litter, but since they were born on Remembrance Day I felt it would be nice to acknowledge this in the theme.

The boys are named Army, Captain, Colonel, Flander, Air "Force", Hero, Sergeant and Veteran, while the girls are Cadet, Corporal, Lament, Lieutenant, Marine and Poppy.

I do have lots of availability in this litter. This is a chance to get one of the last of Yogi's amazing pups. He'll live on in these beautiful puppies.

I believe these pups will weigh between from 50-75 lbs. Their coats are cream to apricot in colour and they'll likely be very low to non-shedders. I'm very excited to say that the first pup in this litter will become to a service dog for a young lady!

The pups' vet visit will be December 30 and choosing will occur after the New Year. The earliest they can go home is at 8 weeks, on January 6. I'm able to hold pups until they're 12 weeks old and the charge is $50/week after they're 10 weeks old. This fee covers their care, food and 2nd shot.

Please contact me if you're interested in a pup from Chicky's and Yogi's litter, or any other litter I have available! See Current litters (on the side bar) and Tomorrow’s pups.

Hazel's and Ryder's adorable F1B mini litter of 7 Goldendoodles born on November 2
November 4

Hazel's only sign she was in labour was that her appetite was low. When I saw her at 6 pm her demeanour was happy and her tail was a wagging. I'm convinced she had a plan to wait until chores were done as she knew I would not be hovering around her for a while. When I checked 3 hours later she was already done and her pups were dry and content.

There are 3 boys and 4 girls! Hazel's best attribute is being a great mama and she raises such confident and happy pups! This will be Hazel's fourth and last litter and we'll start to search for the perfect home for her after she's been spayed.

This litter should range between 20-45lbs and have a variety of wavy to curly, darker, apricot coats. The earliest these pups can go home is on December 28. I'm presently phoning folks on my wait list and waiting to hear back from them as they decide which litter they would like to choose a pup from. At this time I do believe I'll have availability in this litter.

Please contact me if you're interested in a pup from this litter, other litters which are due this month, or our upcoming litters.

The theme for this litter is "People and Skills needed to Harvest"

We often get a lot of questions as to what farming is like. There are not enough pups to name in this litter to entail all that happens here at harvest time, but here's a glimpse. It takes 2-6 people in a day to make things happen on our farm at harvest time. Many of us have several roles in a day.

First we have the Farmer "Boss" (Dean) who makes hundreds of decisions, organizes the team, and orchestrates the day. Our Agronomist (Robyn from COOP Ag) is an important part of our team who is a mentor and consultant in the many decisions we make in a day. We have a Swather, who cuts down our canola crops to help get them to cure and dry down in preparation to be combined (our neighbour Graeme did that for us this year, as our swather needs to be replaced).

I (Sonia) am the Combine Queen. This year we grew barley, wheat, peas and canola. We have Truckers and also grain cart operators (that includes Dean, our hired man John, and Dean's Dad Neil) whom I transfer my loads of grain from the combine to, and they haul them to the grain bins. Some years we make bales from the straw of the wheat or barley and we need a good baler (that man is Dean's dad, Neil).

Mechanic minded people need to be a part of this team (which includes everyone but myself! hence, that's why I call myself the Combine Queen -- I just know how to combine all sorts of crops in all sorts of conditions but just don't ask me to fix stuff ;) The last pup we'll call Jack, because we all need to be a Jack of all trades!

There are so many more roles each person has on our team like the grain dryer operator, fall field work operator, a sandwich chef, and someone of course to manage the dog chores when I'm on the combine! (I have the mornings to do all the main dog chores, exercising and socializing, before dew/frost is off the crops, but evening chores is either done by the truckers, a neighbour friend, and our kids when they're home from college!

Friendly neighbours are vitally important as well. We converse regularly on how wet grain has tested, the condition of the crops, ideas of what worked well and what didn't. They're an awesome source of knowledge and encouragement!

When one of us is finished combining before the others, most often we seek out someone to help who is not done yet. We've all been on the giving and receiving end of neighbours joining together to help. This year we were able to finish and then help out someone else down the road.

It was a very odd year with so much wet and cold weather. We combined over 5-6 weeks, but some weeks we were only able to combine 1-2 days because of the rain/snow and wet conditions. The shortest day we combined 4 hours, and the longest day was 24 hours straight! I can tell you, I was mighty glad that I didn't have any litters in October, but am so glad November is here now with combining done and pups on the way!

Grief at Hearty K9s
October 26

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of 2 beautiful and treasured stud dogs at Hearty K9s.

Within a very short time, Ryder and Yogi passed away due to totally unrelated circumstances. Ryder was in a very unexpected altercation with another dog, and because of the size difference, he didn't stand a chance even though I was not that far away. Yogi became ill with gastrointestinal issues and was treated in and out of the vet clinic. He looked like he was on the mend, but passed away suddenly just 12 days after Ryder did. We don't know what Yogi got into, but his gut reacted adversely. The vets assured me, after the autopsy, that they do not believe it was genetic in nature.

We're devastated. Ryder was an old man already and had over 20 litters with us over the years. He was a huge part of our family and his voice in the harmony of our dog choir is sorely missed. Ryder's genes live on in his daughters, Penny and Zola, and in his son, Swede.

Yogi was in his prime and was one of my most favourite characters. He was so docile and easy going. I called him my Casanova, as he was so charming with the female dogs in season and even gave them his treats to woo them to him! He was just so young and sadly I don't have any F1 pups from him that I have kept back for breeding, as he only had one F1 litter which sold quickly. The rest of his litters were F1Bs, which I don't keep.

Both Ryder and Yogi were expecting their last litters in November. I'll be holding their pups a little tighter, and treasuring my time with them, before I let them go to their new homes.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Logistics of what now: We're searching for replacements for both studs. I've been looking for Ryder's replacement for 3 years already, and after 9 tries none have passed my health tests. I have 2 mini poodle male pups coming from Ontario the beginning of November from fully health tested parents and we hope that at least one will pass. I do have another standard pup who is very similar to Yogi's easy going personalty (and even his colour) who arrived a couple days ago, but it will take time for him to grow up. He too comes from a long line of heath tested poodles -- but he still needs to grow up and pass my standards as well.

For now we have Marlo who is a miniature poodle, Abe who is medium and throws the smaller end of mediums, and Swede who gives me generally the larger side of mediums -- up to 65 lbs. Unless I find a mature standard poodle I won't have 70+ lbs goldendoodles for a while, but trust that Swede will continue to give me 40-65 lbs pups.

Our newest Tomorrows Pups
Updated December 6

I have 20+ people on my waitlist for all sizes and timeline requests. The number of pups born in each litter will determine how much room I have for more deposits. I'll only accept more deposits if you're willing to wait while previous deposits are filled.

The current average of pups in a litter is 7-8. I don't like to take more than 5 deposits per litter until the pups are born, and when there are more than 5 pups I'll accept more deposits.

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 -- hopefully not all at once!!

Biscuit's litter:
We're sorry to say that Biscuit has lost her pups. We'll try again on her next cycle.

Late winter or early spring planned:
Zola and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles (this wait list is full at 5 and I'll know if I can take more deposits or not after the litter is born)

Summer 2020 planned:
JJ and Abe for F1B medium goldendoodles
Kit and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles
Fiddle and Swede for F1B medium to large goldendoodles
Biscuit and Marlo for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles
Annie and Marlo for F1 mini/medium goldendoodle

Fall/early winter 2020 planned:
Darla and Swede for F1 medium to large goldendoodles
Tess and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles

Changes to our Sales Agreement
September 6

We've made some important changes to our sales agreement which includes changes to pricing and which outlines what you receive when you adopt a pup from us.

Please take a look! If you have any questions, please contact me!

Brixx in transition

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