Emma and Watson’s puppies are home

February 17, 2022 – Emma and Watson’s litter went home last week and we’re hearing good reports! Thank you to all of the families that chose us and these sweet pups! Because of these families (and Emma of course!) we are able to donate $1,800.00 to Amazima Ministries so that a bunch of kids in Uganda can continue to live, learn and eat.  Here are some pictures we took to capture the happy day of puppy pickups.

Earl is now named “Duke of Earl”
Eleanor is going to be part of the Canida family
Elizabeth is now part of the Bunda family
Elliott is now Noel’s lifetime companion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erika is now part of the Maurice family
Evan is dearly loved and living a great life in Portland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 6, 2022 – Emma’s puppies are getting ready for home! They are doing super. Leash training, crate training, being separated from mama…. all going well here. The pups are just barely starting to show personality differences, and some we just can’t see yet. Families and home environments over the upcoming weeks and months will have a big impact on their personalities as they grow.

Temperaments are all really solid and they score equal.   Two of the pups, Eleanor and Earl are superstars at sitting. We’re also practicing “come” and they are learning to be patient and quietly (sometimes) sit and wait for attention.  Elizabeth, Erica and Elliott are a little bit more shy but catching up in confidence to their siblings daily. We see that, as they approach new experiences. They’d rather observe a little bit first and would prefer following than leading. They are more slow to enter new territories, like a new room.  With people, they are all absolutely equal in socialization. They love humans and will go to anyone! (This is what we conditioned them for.) They absolutely love to be held, and they track and follow us, as we expect at this age. Each of them will stay close to their humans and bond fiercely. They are very loving and affectionate.  They are all smart and attentive. We don’t see one pup that is more energetic than the others. They all love to chase and wrestle, but settle down the moment they are picked up. They all love to snuggle. They will live for that as Australian Labradoodles.

Here are the pictures we took of them at seven weeks old! Time has really flown by here.  Tomorrow is their vet appointment for a thorough exam, microchips and vaccines. They’ll also get their nails trimmed. We always love showing our litters off to the vet as the vet techs are always impressed by how calm they are for shots and nail trims. We’ll post their weights tomorrow after the vet appointment. They’re almost ready for home.

Earl, 6.5 lbs.
Earl
Eleanor has been selected to go home to the Canida Family. 7.2 lbs.
Eleanor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth, 6.8 lbs.
Elizabeth
Elliott, 7.1 lbs.
Elliott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erica, 6.2 lbs.
Erica
Evan, 7.3 lbs.
Evan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 31, 2022 – The pups are getting bigger and doing so well. We love seeing their progress. They’re learning to sit for attention (called “manding”) and they are working on becoming more independent from mama. Their teeth are coming in so they’re eating softened kibble now and we’re also working on crate training. Their temperaments are wonderful. They love to be held, they track and follow us, and they show good submission. All is going well!  Here are the pictures we took of them today at six weeks old.

Earl
Earl
Eleanor
Eleanor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Elliott
Elliott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erica
Erica
Evan
Evan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 20, 2022 – Emma’s pups are changing fast! We fell a little behind in getting these pictures posted, but all is good here!  The pups are calm around “scary” sounds now and just fall asleep to storms and fireworks. They are attentive to humans and “track” us, a good sign of bonding and closeness. These are pups that will stay by your side. We bring them out for playtime outside of the pen a couple of times a day and they’re starting to play and enjoy toys more. They are more alert and soon they’ll be chasing each other. (We’ll get video, we promise.)  They are using their litter box nicely now, making our job easier and they stay so clean. They are really nice, well-fed pups that are growing and developing beautifully. Good job, Emma!  Here she is peaking over the gate to watch us take pictures of her pups. She’s a dear one, that girl.   And below are the pictures of our pups, at almost five weeks old.

“Don’t take my pup.”
Earl
Eleanor
Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elliott
Erica
Evan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 10, 2022 – Emma and Watson’s puppies are three weeks old now and just starting to hear. They are standing strong and beginning to wobble around the pen a little bit more. They showed a little interest in toys and were wrestling just a little bit with each other. Within a week or so, they’ll become more active and be ready to for play time outside of their pen.  We started them on litter box training today and gradually they are learning where to go potty. They get baths daily to keep them clean, and to condition them to it.  They love the feel of the warm water on them.  Here are the pictures we took of them today! Everyone is doing very well. They’re nice and plump and you can see they’re becoming very alert.  Still, they mostly sleep and eat, but that will change soon.

Earl
Eleanor is the biggest at this point. She likes to eat!
Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elliott
Erica
Evan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 3, 2022 – The pups are two weeks old now and their eyes are starting to open. All of them continue to gain weight and all are doing very well! They won’t hear for another week yet, but through the bio-sensor program and lots of human touch, we are connecting with them and they are already very comfortable with humans. All they do still is eat and sleep and it will be a little while before they start moving about their small pen, but we did catch a couple of them with their eyes open for the camera!  Here are the pictures we took of our “E” litter today.

Evan
Erica
Elliott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth
Eleanor
Earl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 27, 2021 – Here are some pictures we took of the pups today, at a little over one week old. Their eyes haven’t opened yet, but that will happen over the next week or so. They all look so similar so far, so good thing we have collars on them to tell them apart.  They are getting lots of attention through holding and massaging, very important since touch is our only way to connect with them at this young age. (They won’t be able to hear for another couple of weeks.) They’re all gaining weight and doing very well!

 

 

The Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 26, 2021 – Emma had a quick, uneventful litter that arrived in the middle of the night on December 19, with our wonderful guardian family at her side. All is well and she brought us six pups:  three boys, and three girls that are all thriving and gaining weight.  The pups are red or caramel colored and all are eating well and healthy.  Mama Emma is doing a great job, this, her second litter.

The pups will stay at our guardian’s home until January 3. She and the pups are in good hands with lots of humans around to do the bio-sensor and important daily massaging and holding the pups. We’re excited and ready to receive them here at our house soon!

Here’s a picture of the newborn pups right after birth, still in the kiddie pool, only a few hours old.  The last picture is Emma taking a quick break outside to enjoy the fun snow today!

 

Just born. They can’t hear or see for a while yet and human touch is our only way to connect with them.
Happy mama resting with her pups after labor.

 

This is Emma in labor, with her human friend Ruby at her side. We always start in a kiddie pool because it’s so much easier for cleanup.
Emma on the left with her pals Gracie and Riley.