Welcome to our Yesterday's Pups page!
Are you interested in what your pup's or dog's litter mates are doing now? Do you want to see how they look or find out how they act? Then you've come to the right place!
I can't believe it's been a year already! It's hard to believe this time last year we were just looking at photos on your website, and now we are home with Stella.
It's been an awesome year with her. She has a great outgoing personality and is unbelievably happy and friendly. It's hard to believe but she has become even more social than she was in your initial videos when we chose her. Stella is incredibly smart and we have enjoyed doing extensive training classes with her. She is happier when we have something new to work on, so we have been in classes for a few months straight now. Once we finish the next two classes, we are planning on enrolling in rally obedience with her. I think she will really enjoy it!
As for how she grew up, we can't get over how much she has grown! When we took her home she was roughly seven pounds. Now, she is 65lbs! We couldn't be happier with her size, and were very pleasantly surprised when her hair turned red and curlier about six months in. I would call her a light to moderate shedder. As for energy, she is definitely a 7/10 like you said. She is easy to manage though with a combo of two short walks and four mini training sessions every day. We have also started to introduce some group play sessions and dog daycare to increase her socialization.
We honestly can't imagine life without her. We take her everywhere, and enjoy her thoroughly. She is sweet and friendly and affectionate. Most of our time is now spent playing with her and taking her places. Her favourite thing in the whole world is water. Stella recently learned how to close the drain in our bath tub, and will commonly sit in there hoping that someone will fill it up. Needless to say, she has really enjoyed the lake this summer. She really is the perfect addition to our family.
I've attached a ton of photos (sorry I couldn't decide!) to show how much she has grown, and how much she enjoys mud (is this a goldendoodle thing?).
We wanted to say thank you again. Stella is perfect, and we think it's a testament to how great your breeding program is.
Matt and Sarah
I hope you are doing well! It's hard to believe that our sweet little Annie is about to have her first birthday. Boy, that year went by quickly! As you may remember, Anniversary aka "Annie", was born last October (to Mom Ginger and Dad Ryder). She was the smallest one of the litter. As of today, she weighs 15 pounds; she is exactly the size that we were hoping she would be.
She also has the personality that we were hoping for -- she is gentle, full of life, smart, cuddly, sweet, faithful and very easy going. She is a joy in our family; she is fantastic with our kids (who are almost 3 and 6). We all love her to bits!! Her hair is beautiful -- it's soft and easy to comb through; she does not shed at all. I have attached a few photos to this email so you can see what she looks like. Unfortunately, her hair is quite long around her eyes right now -- we need to trim it a bit. She had a bath this morning so we decided to do her "birthday" photo today (a few days early).
She still enjoys being in her crate. Just recently, we started to leave her crate door open at night time and she quickly learned that this means that she can cuddle on our bed with us (which of course, we were thrilled with!!!).
She attracts attention whenever we go -- people are always asking what kind of dog she is and who the breeder is. We have shared your information with many people over the last several months.
She thoroughly enjoys being around us and as much as possible, we take her with us wherever we go. She loves going to my parents' cabin where she has the freedom to run free... it's a dog's paradise there.
As I type this, she is cuddled up beside Brian on the couch -- her favourite place to be. She would cuddle all day long if we let her!
Thank you so much for breeding such a fantastic dog!
Take good care,
The Murphy Family (Brian, Stephanie, Makena & Dylan)... and of course, Annie J
This is Lyndsay. I adopted Penny (formerly Waikiki) back in April 2015. I started my new job back in August -- I'm now teaching at-risk youth in a high school program here in Calgary. Penny comes to work with me pretty much everyday! She is absolutely amazing. The kids just love her so much! She spends her days snuggling on their laps listening to their problems, sleeping on their feet while they do their work, and playing fetch when they need a motor break. They actually get mad at me on the rare occasions I don't bring her (as do the other staff members and my principal! Apparently she's not just for the kids. Haha)
Penny is especially helpful with our students who struggle with severe anxiety. She's surprisingly intuitive and seems to just know when they need her. I'm working on setting up her therapy assessment with St. John's ambulance for early this winter, and the kids love taking part in her training!
It's hard to get pictures because I can't take any with their faces in them, sorry! I think these ones should be okay though:
Timber is a 75 lb rock star! He has excelled in several obedience, agility and scent training courses. As well, we have been told that he is often used to help in the training of new recruits and puppies at the daycare he attends because of his well-mannered, laid-back and confident personality. We affectionately refer to Timber as an "old soul" but he definitely has a goofy side as well and likes to make us laugh. His favorite activities are playing fetch (on land or in water), lounging in his la-z-boy chair, and spending quality time with his family.
Skye is a 55 lb firecracker with a tall, thin and athletic build. Despite being somewhat shy in nature, she has a real enthusiasm for life. Skye is very smart, mischievous and playful. Her favorite activities are running, swimming and playing with Timber. But at the end of the day, when all her energy is finally burnt, she is quite content to lay down and receive endless snuggles.
Rosie is 30 lbs of sweetness. She is shy around new people & dogs, but loves to play or cuddle up with those she knows. She is very smart, calm, obedient and loyal. She loves her daily walks & runs, playing fetch and wrestling with my boys. Her quiet time is spent cuddled into a blanket on one of the kids' beds. She has become an important part of our family.
Thank you for providing us with such awesome family members!
Getting set up for mini sessions is always a fun task. I will sit in front of the drops for hours, testing out different props, fabrics, and lighting techniques (true story...OCD bad right here!) until I get what I need.
Sometimes, this requires a model. Well any photog will tell you that some times, our children are a bit reluctant when it comes to getting photos again...and again...and again....but then this happens...
Farley Williams sneeks downtstairs to say "Hi mom" and just like that, he goes from dog to guinea pig. Seriously, I can get this boy to do almost anything if it's followed with a quick snuggle ❤
Love this guy to the moon and back. Now if I could only get my Delillah Lou to cooperate, lol!!
*-) and just so you all know, he is this cool *-)
Hello Dean and Sonia
I can't believe that Lily (Improv) will be a year old next week!
She's an amazing dog and so incredibly smart! Lily loves her family and knows each one of us by name. Training her has been a breeze as she catches on so quickly. She's great with other dogs but she can be quite shy with strangers. We are working on building her confidence and she is getting much better.
We love her sweet goofy nature! ...especially the way she tilts her head when you say something that she really likes. I would say that she's a medium energy dog. She loves her walks and loves to play with her friend Bella, who is a double doodle that we met at dog class.
Lily loves water and, unfortunately, mud puddles. She also likes having a bath -- which is a good thing because she's had a lot of them. She's not much of a chewer, which is so nice (although she does really like toilet paper). Lily still has the stuffed animal that you sent her home with and plays with it often.
There is nothing that warms my heart more than the way she greets us when we come home. It can only be described an an entire body greeting. Her whole body wiggles and for some reason she has to have something in her mouth while she's greeting us. Sometimes it's a toy but usually it's a shoe.
Lily does not shed at all. She has very thick, soft fur. She weighs 62lbs and is approximately 24" tall. She is absolutely gorgeous! ...except when she's covered in mud! Lol
Thank you so much for an awesome addition to our family!
Hi Sonia and Family,
Just wanted to send you an update on Tucker, "Nathaniel," from Ginger's and Ryder's October 2014 litter. He is a happy, healthy, fun member of our family. Tucker has experienced a lot in one year. He has camped, fly fished, stayed in a hotel!!!, traveled to the USA and had some great puppy training and agility courses.
The biggest thing is he makes us laugh and brings us together as a family. Thank you so much for breeding
such wonderful family pets. We cannot imagine life without him.
The Fridd Family
I saw that you were breeding Ginger and Ryder again, so I thought I would share some pictures of what Chester (Anthony) looks like now, almost a year later.
Chester is the sweetest dog. We get stopped constantly by people saying that they can't believe his colouring and just to play with him, which he loves. He loves people, a lot! He does have a ton of energy, so we put him into daycare once a week and generally take him for three good walks.
He is an extremely cuddly dog and has grown to be about 23 pounds, but we think he'll be growing a bit more.
We honestly can't imagine our lives without him. He has been an amazing addition to our family.
All the best,
Sean and Amy
Hello Sonia & Dean,
It has been over a year since we adopted Elsie, AKA Piano, one of the 11 puppies from Kindle and Dayo. We just wanted to say a huge thank you.
Elsie is absolutely beautiful and such a loveable goofball! She has grown (all 60 lbs of her) into a wonderful member of our family and is always ready to participate in whatever is going on. She adores all food (especially loaves of bread when she can get her paws on the groceries!!), walks and swimming in the river, and is a best friend to everyone and every dog she meets.
We have also have a mini schnauzer and they get on fabulously. Her presence has even helped him become less needy!
We had quite a list of ideals when we were looking for a family dog; able to run distance, swim, retrieve, play soccer, be loving, cuddly, and willing to play dress up! Plus we also needed her to bond with our existing dog, be a protector (we live near woods and meet quite a lot of coyotes), and be hypo-allergenic. Elsie is all of the above and much, much more.
Thank you again for bringing Elsie into our family, xxx
Hello Sonia and the Nelson Family,
Although Leia ("Lucy" from Shae and Brixx's litter - July 10, 2013) celebrated her first birthday in July, we will again celebrate September 2 as the anniversary of the day you let us take her home. It has been such an exciting year for all of us as we witnessed the growth and changes throughout puppyhood. She has become a focal point of our family. Nothing is undertaken without the consultation of how Leia will be affected. We just adore her.
Because of your advice and wisdom we were able to become responsible and responsive dog owners. The books you recommended, the philosophies they outlined, the guidelines they discussed, gave us insight as to how to successfully raise a puppy.
We have had the benefit of 2 levels of puppy training from Jen at "Sherwood Barks" - as well 2 sets of classes in foundations for agility. Jen's knowledge and skills in handling dogs and teaching owners how to behave and respond are exceptional. She has taught us so much.
Leia is so well adjusted, so sociable with people and other dogs, so gentle, so playful, energetic and lovable. She is not yet perfect, but she is ours!
We wanted to thank you again for giving us this wonderful puppy. She is the result of your high standards of breeding, your commitment to excellent health, and the support you give puppies prior to leaving their mother.
With Best Wishes,
Ron, Pat and Catrin Bradley
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