Breeder of Shepadoodles, Labradoodles, Doxiepoos & Cockapoos including some purebreds
Hi Shannon. She's doing great . My husband named her Scout. I'm not sure if you recall - she was a birthday gift for him. We love her! She's getting bigger by the day and full of energy. My husband takes her to Puppy Kindergarten class. She will be getting "fixed" next month. The vet says she's very healthy.
Here's a picture I took of her about a month ago. It's one of my favorites.
am writing to tell you first how much we LOVE Molly. She is the sweetest dog ever. I am sure all your families say that about their dogs, but I am certain we are the only ones telling you the truth! :o) Really though, she is a wonderful dog and we get compliments on her wherever we go. She is so calm and mild mannered that people often don't realize she's still a puppy! And I have to tell you she has brought about an amazing change in our dog Sydney. Before Molly came Syd would lay around in the back room and rarely socialize with us. Now she is everywhere Molly is, making sure she gets her share of the attention. Best of all, Molly got Sydney to be interested in playing again! That is something none of the other dogs in the family could do! Sydney actually initiates play with Molly. It's so fun to watch and it's so nice to see such an improvement in Sydney's life. I can't say enough great things about having Molly as part of our family. I am including a couple of photos of
My baby and first doodle is 11 today. He is my heart- and I have never received a more precious gift in my life. What a blessing he is to me and to our community. I pray for his continued excellent health and for many more years to love him more and more. May he never suffer and always be my happy doodlebug
Received Ubu into delta cargo ( albany ny) July 22nd ( as scheduled ), at a little over 8 weeks old. Fell in love immediately as she was looking out at me from a room away, as I wrapped up her paperwork. We have been together over a month now. She is super smart. Got an A+ at the groomers. Very loving and easy to get along with. If I had ten acres I would have 2 more! I live though in a small city, which she is adjusting to nicely. Easy to crate train. Learns commands very quickly. What else can I say? I just love her. Shannon you were also very nice and easy to communicate with. Thank you,
Leonard (7mo3wk) has been a special pet. His IQ is very high as he is very obedient and gets along great with people and other dogs.
Merry Christmas from the Marullo Family. We are celebrating our 10th Christmas with Ringo and our 2nd with Romeo this year. They are handsome, awesome, well behaved and LOVED! We sing your praises often Shannon
I just wanted to give you an update on Barley (10-6-11)! He is doing fantastic and has proven to be the most willing and loving boy! Barley loves to go for hikes in the Redwood trees, I can take him off leash and his recall is superb. We are working on "stay" and he is a natural! His daddy taught him how to play frisbee and he is so agile. I gave him his first trim up on his legs and chest, he looks great. Barley gets so many compliments on his "highlights", he is quite the stunning boy! Barley weighs around 60 pounds. He loves to play with other dogs and his favorite game is to run with his toy and let them try to catch him. Barley has been a blessing to our family, we love him! Thank you for bringing this special boy to life! July 2013
We think Happy is THE best dog ever! I want 6 more just like him! :)
Hello! Hope all is well! Just wanted to send you a couple pics of Milo & Clover(aka Dietrich & Sue Ellen)- We love them!! They're fantastic dogs and have been a welcome addition to our family! They seemed to know right away that they were siblings (even from different litters) and are always together. Milo is super smart and so easy to train. Clover has been more challenging but she is so sweet. People constantly stop us when we're out and ask about them. Thank you for them! June 2013
AJ and I just wanted to wish you a happy 2013, and we wanted to send along an update on how he’s doing. He is 7 months old now, and 56 pounds! He is adorable of course (I’ve attached a few pics of him) and doing so well. I think he’s going to be a big boy… we’ll see where his adult weight lands.
I can’t thank you enough for him… I feel so blessed to own him, and didn’t think I’d be lucky enough to get such a wonderful pup twice in a row from you... but I should have known better. How could he not be as wonderful as Rudy, seeing as how he came from you? J
As I think you know, he comes to work with me daily. He lies on his bed quietly while I work, and customers in the store continuously compliment me on his good behavior. No one can believe he is just a puppy because he is so calm. He is also the happiest puppy in the world- he loves everyone and everything. He gets attention from all types of people and children and loves every minute of it. No one is ever disappointed when they ask if they can say hi to him. He wakes from a dead sleep to wag his tail, say hello, and charm them all. His favorite thing to do when people approach and he’s on his bed is to roll upside down, back legs spread, in that ‘submissive puppy’ posture and wait for a belly rub. It is funny. Or, if I’m in the middle of teaching class and I haven’t used him in a while to demo anything and he feels he’s lacking attention, I’ll look over and he’s upside down, legs in the air kicking every which way, being silly in the hopes of getting some attention – which of course he does! His personality is huge.
He gets along so well with other dogs too – loves to play with other puppies his own age, but will play with adult dogs too. This pup is fearless. And tolerant as well. I can’t count how many times he’s been lying quietly on his bed chewing a bone, and either another dog will walk up and steal his bone, or a child will come over and pull the bone out of his mouth… and he tolerates it all very good naturedly. Never the slightest worry on my part that he’d even think of doing something in retaliation. He just says hi to whomever came by and waits for me to step in and retrieve his bone for him.
We got a little swimming in when he first arrived before the weather got too cold, and he loves the snow as well. He is very athletic and full of energy- I love to watch him run, leap, and enjoy his freedom when we’re out hiking or on an adventure.
I worked hard with him since I got him, and I’m proud of how obedient he is. Knows the usual- sit/down/stay/come/heel etc and even at such a young age, I trust him off leash when we hike or explore because he comes willingly and enthusiastically every time I call. So he gets to enjoy a rich life with the privilege of freedom because he truly earns it.
His coat is gorgeous- curly and hasn’t shed one hair. I keep him clipped fairly short so he’s low maintenance and the usual comment I hear is that he looks and feels like crushed velvet. He’s still growing and starting to develop a deeper chest and fill out a bit – but still has the gangly puppy legs. You can tell already how gorgeous he is going to be full grown. He has huge expressive eyes and a beautiful gait. He is my little buddy- wherever I am in the house, there he is by my feet.
He is well behaved at the vet, at the groomer, and an angel when my parents dogsit for him from time to time. He is also smart – picks up new tricks in one training session. I’ll spend a few minutes trying to teach him something and then I give him a break… when I come back to it the next day, I always find, he then knows how to do it. Amazing!
We did a little agility before the winter, but we’ll have to revisit that in the spring. I’ll keep you posted as he continues to grow, but just wanted to let you know how he was doing. He has a good home here and we love him to pieces. Thank you again for such a wonderful companion!
Merry Christmas from the Marullo Family. We are celebrating our 10th Christmas with Ringo and our 2nd with Romeo this year. They are handsome, awesome, well behaved and LOVED! We sing your praises often Shannon
Hi Shannon just wanted to give you an update on Sherlock Holmes aka. Sherlock Talley. He is doing wonderful and having so much fun. Loving the outdoors. We have such a great time with him. Never thought we would love another dog so much, but we are all in love for sure! Hope you and all your older and new babies are doing great, oh and the birds. We are so thank full for such a healthy ,happy and great disposition dog. Thank you. Hard to believe he is almost four months old. Seems we have had him forever. Take care of all your group and keep doing what you do best. We have recommended your kennel to several people already. ~ 2012
Hi Shannon, just wanted to contact you and let you know that our wonderful Labradoodle Ringo is now 7 years old and is still doing great. He is in very good shape, and recently had x-rays to show that there is absolutely no arthritis. He has always been the picture of health. He loves to play football, run with neighbor dogs and go to the park for his daily 2 mile "adventure". He is still working as a therapy dog, and is so very loved by so many people. He is requested often because he is so gentle and sweet, not to mention so well behaved. He can actually stand at the door of many hospital rooms and wave to the patients if they are too sick to pet him. I will never be able to express to you how wonderful he is. No matter where we go, he has many admirers and tons of compliments on how beautiful he is. Ringo is our magical boy, for whom we are all so very grateful. ~ Ringo's Mom 2012
It has been almost seven months since we adopted our sweet girl, and I just wanted to give you an update. As you may have remembered, neither my husband nor I had ever owned a dog before, so we were a little scared about what we were getting into. All I know is that after having Kona (Evelyn) I don't understand why everyone in the world does not have a dog. She is the sweetest animal you could ask for. She has not only won our hearts, but the hearts of my parents, who prior to her would never dream of allowing a dog in the house. Now they try to steal her whenever possible. My mother in law is also not fond of dogs, but loves (LOVES) her. Our parents' friend is the Dean of the NC State Vet school, and he was incredibly impressed with Kona when at twelve weeks she already knew sit, stay, shake, speak, roll over, jump through a hoop, nose bump, and fetch. She has the best temperament that I have seen in a dog, she just loves everybody and still follows you from room to room, even at nine months old. We took her to the beach last week and she's in the process of learning how not to pull on the leash when there are five thousand people around AND catch a tennis ball in mid-air.
At any rate I wanted to give you an update. She is such a sweet, sweet girl. I'm pregnant and while part of me is nervous as to how she's going to react with a sibling, there's another part that isn't worried about her at all. Will have to let you know what happens.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love our dog so much!
Karen & West ~2012
She is fantastic, and has an enormous personality. She goes everywhere we go. The bank, the store. Restaurants. Everywhere. She is the most well-behaved dog you could imagine. Never uses a leash. Doesn't NEED one. She walks down the middle of Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg in the peak of tourist season and walks right between Michael and I without missing a beat. When she sees a squirrel, she chases it up a tree (her favorite pass-time) and comes right back to resume her position between us. She doesn't bother with other dogs passing by who act like nuts barking and tugging at their leashes. She walks along like a "people" because I believe she thinks that's what she is! LOL. I won't keep you anymore. Just wanted to give you an update and say she truly is an amazing dog. Hope all of Patrick's pups turn out half as wonderful as she has.
Attached is a photo taken at a K9 Wine and Dine Benefit event held in Canada. Rudy is now 16 months old. You had named him Rudolph, of Jolie and O'Mally parents.
Rudy is an amazing dog -- calm, intelligent, loving, and extremely athletic (still retains his occasional puppy hop, but usually runs with fluid grace and incredible agility). He most often resides in Houston; though he spends his summers running with the dogs in Whistler, B.C.
Total strangers (of varying nationalities) stop and ask me often about Rudy (and his breeder). Thought I should let you know how much I have enjoyed him.
Thank you, Janice
Long time since we've last communicated. It's Katie and we are the owners of little Niki.. I never sent you a picture of her that I promised a ways back .. She is the BEST, BEST dog ever. If you remember, I was concerned about my daughters and my asthma and allergies to dogs… well, we are doing fine with her… I'm telling you she is the center of our household. Thank you for breeding such loving pets!!! We receive so many compliments on her, I can't believe how soft her hair is too. She is so smart and gives so many kisses… I've given your name out so hopefully you received some business from it…
It's been a while, and Elle, who is now 2 is doing amazing. She is my daughter's (who will be 4 in April) very best friend. They're inseparable.
Anyway, the real reason for my email is to give you a heads up. One of my husband's business associates in Philadelphia, is interested in a Shepadoodle. Considering how much we brag about ours, I'm not surprised. My husband and I both grew up with many dogs, and we agree that our Elle is hands down the smartest we've ever encountered.
I emailed Gene your website this morning, and I expect you will be hearing from him soon! Thanks
We got this guy from you all about 8-9 years ago. Best dog ever. Wondering when you might have more of these great guys up for adoption again? Everyone talks about what a great dog “Dash” is, he’s even been on national TV during a baseball game. Thanks all
I hope the new year is off to a great start for you and all your pups! We finally got our first real snow this winter, and of course I had to take pictures of Rudy outside in it. (see attached - I snowblowed him a racetrack path around the house so he can really run). That, of course, got me reminiscing and looking through all our recent pics of Rudy, and I just had to share. You should start a Facebook page, so all your customers can share pics of their babies and the stories of how they entertain us and how grateful we are that we found you! Anyway, Rudy, of course, is doing wonderfully. The general consensus around here (no surprise)is that he is a good boy. I am working as a dog trainer now, and he accompanies me to work most days. Our days are filled with morning hikes and walks, visits to the dog park, training, and then when he's nice & tired..... we go to work at night - I teach class and he watches (i.e. sleeps) in his bed unless I need him to demo something. He has become my little shadow pup. I don't even need a leash on him anymore - he responds perfectly to my voice commands wherever we are, and trots behind me like a happy, little pony.
He is just the cutest, most affectionate dog ever. He taught himself to 'talk' - whenever myself or my husband (or special friends/family he knows well) pet his face, he does an "oww oww oww" half howl noise that is just hysterical. The more the person laughs at him, the louder and more silly the howl talk becomes. He is also known to approach us when we're sitting on the couch and shove his nose under your arms and nuzzle on in, buried all the way up to his neck. He makes friends (human and canine) whenever we go, and the comments I hear most often are how happy and outgoing he is - he loves to walk up to people, sit politely, and make eye contact, waiting for attention. When the person can't resist petting him, he noses their hand or rubs his face on their legs in an attempt to reciprocate and show his good will. With other dogs, he is equally expressive. It seems he is forever in a play bow, and his signature move is to lift one big paw, snort a bit, and give the other dog a bop on the head to entice play.
As much fun as he is, his obedience is impeccable and very impressive. I can't believe he's my dog and that we got this lucky! At work, he practically does my job for me (selling the training classes) - because once people see a 30 second demo of him, they are like "I want that dog/ want my dog to be just like him" ... I have even had several offers from people who wanted to buy him from me. And of course, I refused heartily. He is my pride and joy. Can you tell I'm a proud mama? :-) This past year we tried our hand at sheepherding, since he does have shepherd in him and he did awesome. The teacher couldn't believe how much impulse control he had - I was able to work him off leash right away, whereas a lot of the other beginner dogs would chase/lunge at the geese & sheep. But not Rudy. We also taught him to swim during the summer, and joined a group of folks that hike with their dogs. He has added so much to our lives, and we feel blessed and honored to own him. Thank you again!
Hope all is well with you.
Jake is doing real well. I think he is going on 16 weeks now. He is incredibly intelligent, kind, warm, loving and eager to please. I couldn't be happier. He is no trouble and brings joy to each and every one of my days.
In the couple of weeks I have had him, he has learned sit, down, stay, and heel. It is amazing. He starts puppygarten on June 22. I'm sure he will have no trouble graduating. Thanks so much for him. Keep in touch and don't forget if you want to come to NJ, you are always welcome. Take care.
Today I took Lana to the farmer's market in Charleston and this woman came running up to me to say that Lana could be a Hollywood dog, that I should train her and take her to Hollywood. We get comments on a daily basis that she is the cutest dog that people have ever laid eyes on. By the way, she is very smart and already knows a lot of tricks. She can sit, down, stay, shake and roll over! We've also trained her not to touch shoes and she drops things if you say "leave it." We've only used lots of positive reinforcement to train her (with a little bit of bitter apple and a can of pennys, when it was only necessary).
Sorry I missed your call last night. As I'm sure Tom told you, Dixie is just great. I think I could have named her Shadow!! She is never more than two paces from my side -- I love it! Our grandchildren love her and she sure enjoys them. She has a great little personality and is very intelligent. She loves her toys and rummages through the basket we keep them in for the exact one she wants at the moment! She just loves being outside with us.
Thanks for calling to check on our shepadoodles. Bobo, the white one, and Coal, the black one, are doing great and loving their new home! It's been three weeks and they are a part of the family now. Bobo is the social one, always wanting to be with us, while Coal hangs back a little and checks things out first. They are both supersmart, sweet dogs, fast learners. My kids love them dearly, as do I. I'm so glad we decided to get the second one...they keep each other company, play together, sleep together and will hopefully grow old together! I am happy to report that they are not shedding at all! Even when I pick them up (which I won't be able to do much longer!), I have no hair on my clothes. Our vet said they had been well-taken care of by you, so I appreciate you keeping them up-to-date on their shots before we picked them up. We'll keep you posted on their progress and try to send pictures.
Buzz is doing great.......He is the sweetest puppy in the world.......he sleeps in a crate right next to my bed at night and doesn't make a sound......He hasn't messed or made pee pee in his crate in the past four days...he is playful and cuddly........he is wonderful.......Thank you so much, we love him sooo very much....I will send pics soon
Leo in Rhode Island is doing very well, He's a big boy at 50lbs at 6 months. I attached 3 pictures taken today to show you how beautiful he is. No shedding, no allergies w/ the children and our friends w/ labradoodles are jealous of his coat.
Shannon, No you can't have him back, lol. His name's Woodrow (Woody to his friends)-after one of the main characters in Lonesome Dove and the best breeder around. I'll e-mail you with his progress report-but so far very great. One accident the first night home. Other than that he's got us trained well. First night was a bit rough since he apparently missed his siblings a lot. Since then though, sleeping the night through. Oh, by the way, he's by far the smartest dog I've ever known--by way far.
Leo is doing great. We love him very much. The vet was impressed with his coat. It is fleecy like a multi-gen labradoodle. He is very healthy. At 9 weeks he weighs 14lbs. He loves the kids and his rabbit counterpart. The rabbit and dog love to chase each other. Leo is adjusting well and loves just being with us. He follows us around and wants to lay down where ever we are. This was a great idea and you made this experience very special. Thank you! We will send you pictures very soon.
I just wanted to Thank You again for helping make adding Belle to our family such a pleasant and fun experience. Our daughter loved being able to sit on your horse and is totally in love with this puppy, as are my husband and (especially) me. I am taking her to the vet today; we've already had her at the pet store three times buying chew toys, new dog dishes, etc...and you were right, she is so far proving amazingly easy to potty train. She truly tells us when she needs to go out! And she's doing great at night in her crate! Just an angel! We can't thank you enough. I will certainly send others your way if the opportunity arises!
Thanks for selling me such a great dog! Thanks also for the info – I’ll retreat him with frontline today, and give him heartworm preventative. As for the records, it’s a good thing you didn’t send them with the dog – I was a nervous mess picking him up, and probably would have lost the papers – better to mail them. I will need them, however to enroll in obedience classes. Sherwood is a big hit in Brooklyn. I get stopped regularly and am asked about his breeding – everyone is amazed by his look and temperament. I’ll pass your name on, if folks are sincerely interested. It makes me think that Shepherd / Poodle mixes are quite rare. I didn’t realize how unique the breed was until I started walking him around town. Do you know how many people cross breed these dogs? Are there clubs that you are associated with, or do you know any where I can get more info? You were the only person I found who breeds them, but now I’m curious to learn more. I’ve been reading quite a bit, and there is not a lot of info on them. Please pardon my many questions. I’m in rapture with my new pal.
Wesley (aka Chester) is doing great. He is very calm and gentle with all of us. We take him on walks every morning and evening and my daughter Sarah and I have been doing some obedience training with him. He knows sit, down, and come. He loves when the boys play "keep away" with him and he gets to go fetch the object he's been chasing after. He sleeps with the kids which pleases him and the kids.
I have been meaning to write to you for a while to let you know how well Maggie Mae (we added the Mae) is doing. We are now in our third class at the Greater Columbia Obedience Club which is a Novice Rally class and she is doing so well that we are going to enter our first competition in January. I never thought we would progress this quickly, but she is so smart and so willing to work and learn new things that the more I seem to challenge her the more she likes it. I have set up a small agility course in our yard and she took to that instantly. I had her going up the teeter and down again in only a few short sessions. All of our instructors have been complimentary of her intelligence and progress. It has been a lot of fun for both of us. She is really a funny dog with a huge personality! She is always making us laugh with her antics of bringing our shoes into the living room or rolling over on her back for attention. I am finally going to retire next May and can't wait to take her to the next level of rally and on to obedience and agility. She has added such a wonderful richness to our lives I just though you would want to know about the great dogs you breed.
The past year and a half have flown by and I can't believe that our little Rudy (now 70 lbs!) will be 2 years old in November. Just wanted to send you an update on our sweet boy and show you some pictures of him.
He continues to be the light of our lives. I couldn't bear the thought of leaving him home alone during the day when I returned to work, so instead I've been taking a dog training instructor class, so that I can teach obedience and bring Rudy along with me to work as my demo dog. This dog has literally changed our lives and my career. I get compliments on him everywhere we go, so I'm sure he'll be a great role model for the pups. He is the picture of obedience and good behavior, and makes me look good! He listens to whatever we ask of him, he is calm in the house, playful in the yard and with his doggie friends, and friendly and happy every moment of the day. We literally have no complaints or problems with him.
He always potties in his spot in the yard, has never run the invisible fence, and we have no problem behaviors such as barking, digging, chewing, destruction, or unruly behavior. Whenever I talk to other dog owners, I silently thank you (again) for him- because hearing all the problems these other owners encounter, makes me grateful for the attentive, polite and respectful dog Rudy is.
In addition to ongoing obedience, we started him in agility classes. He loves it! This dog has springs under his feet- he runs so fast and literally bounces over the jumps. Rudy loved it all so much that we bought some agility equipment for our backyard so he can play even more often. He is very athletic, but that, combined with his goofy personality, make him a hoot to watch.
We continue to get asked several times an outing what kind of dog he is. I've had people guess everything from Irish Wolfhound, to Airedale, to Schnauzer mix, and even Greyhound mix. When I tell them he's a Shepadoodle, they all do the same thing - repeat back to me "Poodle and German Shepherd?" like I'm crazy. Then they ask me if it was an intentional mix, and I tell them it certainly was. Not sure why the Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are more popular/more well-known than the Shepadoodles, but I know in my heart, they've got nothing on Rudy!
He keeps us busy going to dog parks, visiting pet stores, taking him to daycare to play with his friends, hiking, playing and walking. He has even become the sort of "puppy nanny" at obedience classes, since we attend so many. The trainer loves him, so she allows us to sit in on all her classes, even though he graduated long ago. It's a great distraction for those in her class, it gives me a distracting environment to work his off-leash and advanced obedience, plus it's another great opportunity to continue to socialize him.
Rudy just has a way about him that even self-professed non-dog people can't help coming over to pet & meet him. Thank you again for breeding such a wonderful bundle of love. This dog is the most obedient, happiest, open/accepting/tolerant, carefree, calm, stable and well-adjusted dog I have ever come across. He is perfect. We couldn't be more pleased and know we will just have to get another of your Shepadoodles at some point in the future.
Its truly hard for me to believe that so much time has passed so quickly. Snickers is now 3.5 years old and Dooley is three. They are SO smart and bring us so much love and devotion. I have to tell you a quick story. In January of this year, I had a total knee replacement of my left knee. As part of my rehab, I was in a CPM machine (on our bed) three times each day for about 2 hrs each time. Both Snickers and Dooley were on the bed laying beside me the entire time and if I had pain and made any noise, one or both came up to my face to nuzzle me and let me know it was OK. When the rehab nurse showed up three times each week, both dogs were right there going through the rehab with me.. helping me get well. Their devotion was very touching to me.
We have finally reached the point that we are now seriously looking to down size our house and get a one story but the primary consideration is to get a much bigger lot for the babies. When that happens, we will no doubt come to you (finally) for a cafe doodle. Our two Labradoodles are referred to by all our neighbors as the "Rock Stars" of the neighborhood... and everyone knows them and loves them. Our groomer loves them and raves about how easy they are to groom and how well mannered they both are. These dogs are truly exceptional animals and speak volumes about your breeding standards.
One week today and the reports are as follows:
From his vet, who said he was a healthy worm-free puppy: "This dog is exceptionally well behaved. People would pay a lot of money for a puppy like this. Consider yourself very fortunate."
From his trainer, "This puppy is a dream -- very smart and yet mellow. His Breeder is to be complimented."
Well, its that time of year and once again, we have made our Christmas cards photos of Valri and I, Snickers and Dooley. I'm sure you get tired of hearing all the stories about how much love and joy your dogs have brought to their owners but here's yet another.
Snickers just had her third birthday and Dooley is two and a half. Our two Labradoodles are referred to as the "Rock Stars" of our neighborhood. Many of our neighbors may not know us by name but believe me when I say, they ALL know Snickers and Dooley by name. When we walk the dogs, children run into their homes and tell their mommies, "Look, it's Snickers and Dooley, can I go pet them?" Everyone loves our two labradoodles. Well mannered, well trained and definitely well behaved, Snickers and Dooley are the centers of attention everywhere they go. We have them groomed once a month and our groomer couldn't be happier to see them.. Both Dooley and Snickers jump into the bathing tub on their own. They love the attention and seem to take pride in their appearance after each grooming session. They strut around as if to say, "Look at me, am I beautiful or what?"
On those occasions when we go out to run errands or to dinner or a movie, they make themselves comfortable on our bed where they sleep until we return home. Always well behaved and NEVER bother a thing. Once we open the door, you would think we had been gone for a life time. We are showered with hugs, kisses and high fives! On our walks if we encounter a jogger or others walking, they sit and stay until the passers by have either moved on or they stop to comment on how beautiful our dogs are and how well behaved they are. Yes, we are proud parents.
Both Snickers and Dooley now weigh about 75 lbs. Here's the funny part, we all share one king sized bed at night! Never ever thought that I would have a dog in my bed. They never shed, and are wonderfully clean. So, we allow them to sleep with us on top of the covers. While Snickers is sweet in her own lovable way, Dooley is the most loving dog I've ever seen and is quiet the clown. It is an often occurrence for me to awake in the mornings with Dooley laying beside me (on top of the covers) with his head resting on my shoulder. Our nightly ritual is for both dogs to jump into bed with us, and both roll over on their backs for a quick good-night belly rub.. before dropping off to sleep.
Shannon, we are so happy with Snickers and Dooley. As empty nesters, we enjoy our dogs so much and are so thankful every single day for all the love and joy they have brought back into our home. Thank you again, for the care and attention you take in your breeding program. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. If you will forward me your mailing address, we would like to send you our Christmas card with our "family" photo.
It's been a little more than a week now. He already knows to sit, stay, come, lie down. He gets a tennis ball and brings it back. Any stick you put in front of him he will carry back home. He's been with some other dogs and plays well, and lots and lots of people and he never rattles. He's just about house broken too. I say "Crate" and he goes in his crate. He whines sometimes, but for the most part he's fine with it.
He's an amazing dog, so far he shows all of the qualities I wanted in a dog. He's smart, he's independent, he's loving, he's calm, but he's plays great when he wants to. He follows me and my daughter so closely wherever we go. On long walks he stays right there. He's an amazing dog.
Thank you so much for all the help in picking the right one. He's perfect.
Thought you might appreciate this series of pictures of "Crazy Blazey", the puppy we purchased from your May 7, 2008 litter. She has turned out to be a fabulous addition to our family, a constant companion and sweet friend. Wish we had room for another fluffy doodle, but she provides the pleasure of three dogs.
Well, we are in love! Not only with each other, but our new "brown eyed girl." I just wanted to let you know that she is doing well. This morning she jogged the full 2 1/2 miles with me without even slowing down, however, I jog very slow! We are working on walking on a leash, sit, stay and shaking paws. She really is very intelligent and a quick learner. She does like to be challenged so we are also playing hide and seek with her in the house. More than one of our friends who have met her said, "Maggie, you have won the doggie lottery." They know how we are with our animals. She really doesn't like the garage doors opening so we are taking her out the back door until she can get used to the noise. She does, however, like riding in the golf cart and went in a pond up to her elbows tonight. I knew you would be thinking about her.
She is really incredible. I will send pictures this weekend Very very low shedding. She's literally perfect. No biting, no chewing furniture, obedient, playful, smart.
Deja just finished her intermediate obedience training. She'll have another round come July. Regardless, I want you to know that I have gotten just what I wanted - an intelligent, loving, sweet, beautiful dog. Her trainer says she is the smartest dog she's ever trained.
Well, Charlie will be one years old this weekend and I thought you might like to see what he looks like. He has turned out to be a beautiful dog and incredibly sweet to everyone. He is primarily black but has a sprinkling of silver on this body and a lot of silver on the back of each leg and around his face. We just gave him his summer haircut. He is in excellent health and is full of energy. We walk 1-2 miles daily and he has several dog friends who he plays with each morning. Thanks again for breeding such a wonderful dog who is a big part of our family.
We bought one of Lilly & Monty's doxiepoo puppies almost a year ago and just wanted to check in with you. She is amazing and the perfect dog. I also think she is becoming your NYC sales rep. People stop us in the park and ask where we found such a beautiful dog. We have given your website to several interested potential owners and one lady mentioned that she spoke with you recently. Murphy is 11.4 lbs and the vet says she couldn't be healthier. We are continuing to order the Blackwood small puppy food as well. It took a while but she is a great walker now - I don't have to worry about her darting out into traffic when we are waiting to cross the street. She is learning new tricks all the time. She also doesn't mind plane rides as long as her head sticks out of her bag. We plan to take her to the beach this summer. If you ever need a reference please don't hesitate to contact me.
Hope this note finds you well. My family and I just wanted to again thank you for the newest addition to our group :) Lucy has really brought us all so much joy and happiness. She was the perfect Christmas gift and we are all so in love with her! Our yellow lab is also a fan as they have become best of friends. Lucy's little tail wags a mile a minute when she sees Daisy (our yellow lab) come around. We have attached a photo of Lucy in her Valentine's Day dress - she really is too cute!
We will continue to send notes and pictures. Have a great day!
(Lucy was in Riley & Lady’s liter born back in late October ‘07.)
Well, Snickers and Dooley are just doing great. Dooley is now 8 months old and weighs 56 lbs.. Snicker is at 62 lbs. How can I tell you how much joy they bring to us. We hired a trainer to work with them at our home and they have responded so well. We are so pleased, People stop us everywhere and ask us about our two beautiful dogs, comment about how well behaved and smart they are. Even our Vet talks about how beautiful and smart they are, and our groomer couldn't be happier working on our dogs.
Valri and I recently paid our house off... and because we want the dogs to have a place to play, we are looking for either a larger house on a big lot or some property to build a new house on.. And if and when we get a bigger place, we have decided that well WILL get another labradoodle from you.
As soon as we have them groomed again, we will send you a few pictures. Thanks again for these two wonderful additions to our family. They give us so much love and joy, keep us laughing all the time and they even sleep with us. Valri still has allergies around other dogs... but no problems whatsoever with Snickers and Dooley, a true tribute to your superb breeding program.
Hi Shannon, I wanted to share our good news with you. Ringo has passed his certification and is now a pet therapy dog. We are very excited to share him with as many people as we can. He is very gentle, kind and well behaved. Ringo will be dazzling the sick and the elderly with his good looks and sweet southern charm for many years to come. We are so proud of him. I cannot tell you how very much he is loved by our family and by our community.
I first would like to thank you for the best dog in the entire world! I thank god everyday for allowing me to have the most amazing dog in the entire world! He is the sweetest, kindest, beautiful, gentle, smartest most amazing dog ever! I don't know what I would do with out him. He had gone through two, 12 week sessions of obedience class and had always been the best in class. I am surprised everyday on how intelligent he is. He loves to go swimming, play with his friends at the dog park and go running with me. I hope that your dog breeding business is doing well, and I will be in contact with you again hopefully this summer, so we can be blessed with another one of your puppies. I look at the pictures of your new litters and upcoming ones practically religiously on your webpage.
Bless you and I will be keeping in touch!
Hi there! just wanted to let you know that the puppy is doing great! i named him Brazos and he is just wonderful! he is pretty much pottytrained already and is my snuggle bunny at night :) he is absolutely the sweeetest thing ever! i love him! thanks so much for working with me!
Hi Shannon, Romeo is a big beautiful boy at 8 months. He weighs 75 lbs. Our veterinarian says he is super smart and very healthy. We adore him, and he and Ringo are inseparable. Romeo is a good puppy and has not been kenneled since he was 5 months. He plays constantly, but only with his toys. He ( just like Ringo) has never destroyed a single thing in my house. Our dogs have an underground fence and he trained on that beautifully at 4 months. So in conclusion, I've now purchased two amazing labradoodles from you. We are big fans!!!!
It makes me happy to know I am making people happy with these awesome pups