Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Providing new experiences, meeting new people, having new sites and smells and sounds is great to help the puppies feel comfortable as they adjust to unfamiliar experiences in the future. As you take your puppy home I encourage you to do the same: take your puppy with you on car rides, and introduce them to as many new places and people as you can while keeping them safe. Bring treats for people to give them so that they associate new experiences with rewards!
They are also enjoying our puppy run now that the weather is cooperative and we aren't having rain. They love to cuddle together in the dog house and then go out to run and play. These two litters are adjusting well to life. Soon we will be getting them ready to go to their new homes. We are already lining up trips on airlines to deliver them to Sacramento, Washington DC, Boston, and New Jersey. Other puppies will be going to new homes closer to us. So many new experiences for them to enjoy.
We still have four puppies from these litters available, so if you want a wonderful puppy, contact us quickly!
Friday, February 1, 2013
I have been enjoying the two litters we have at our house these past weeks. Scarlett's puppies are a little over four weeks old now, and Bella's puppies are five and a half weeks. They are playing together through the day, and get along very well. We have them in the family room/kitchen area with us for at least a few hours a day. They play, chew on our socks, and fill our laps. They also do a great job filling our hearts.
As soon as we sit on the floor they swamp us. These puppies are very people friendly. Their tails wag, it seems like their eyes twinkle, and I am sure they have a smile on their faces. They come running up to us and jump into our laps. After they spend some time with us they go off to find a comfortable place to lay down and do their second favorite thing--nap. While they nap we clean up their pens, and get them ready for the evening.
Yesterday and today we introduced the puppies to the back yard. They were not sure about the grass because it was still wet (this is Oregon in winter after all) and a little cool. They did a great job figuring out that it is fun to run around and explore the new smells and textures. I think exploring may be a rival for them with napping. They still love time with people more than either of those. As we got down on the grass with them they once again swarmed our laps and decided that the grass is a great place to be with us.
Soon we will take the puppies on longer car rides and introduce them to places like Home Depot where they can meet all sorts of new people and get new sites, sounds smells, and textures to add to their variety of experiences. We are starting to work on delivery dates, transportation decisions, etc. as we prepare these puppies for their transition to their forever homes. This weekend we will have folks over for the Superbowl (the Ravens are playing and we are die hard fans relocated from Baltimore) and those folks will have an opportunity to help the puppies with new people as well.
Please keep checking back to follow up on these litters. I will post more stories soon.
Monday, January 21, 2013
We have 14 puppies at home now that we have picked up Bella's litter from her guardian in Sisters, Oregon. Scarlett's six puppies are thriving up in my bedroom as we take care of them. You can see from the pictures that they have opened their eyes and ears. They wake me up at night with their barking and yelling. It is so funny! They love to snuggle with each other, with momma, and with us. We sit in their pen at different times and they come up to us to smell us and see if we can feed them. This week we will begin feeding Scarlett's puppies a mix of ground kibble and goat's milk. After that we will be moving them to kibble and water. They really need to have the nutrients that the kibble provides.
We also have begun treating the puppies with preventative medications for worms. At three, five, and seven weeks we treat the puppies to prevent any worms that they may come into contact with. We weighed the two litters, trimmed their claws, and gave them medicine. They were all troopers! You can see the range of colors in the puppies from these pictures. Scarlett's litter is darker. They are all dark apricot to red in color. Bella's litter has more of a range and has one that is a very light apricot and goes all the way to dark red. Bella's litter is a little older and you can begin to see the wavy fleece coats that they will have.
All of these puppies have great conformation and the boxy noses and faces that we are breeding toward. At this point it is too early to know how their little bodies are developing, but they all look like outstanding examples of the Australian Labradoodle breed!
We are taking deposits on these puppies and have a few left, but if you want to get one of these puppies it is important to contact us quickly at:
We will soon be taking the puppies on car rides, introducing them to new places and people. One of our favorites is to take them to Home Depot and let them get to know the workers there who love to hold them! It is so good for them to be in new places, have new sites and sounds, and to meet new people. Stay tuned for more updates!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Scarlett and Bentley have produced a wonderful litter of six puppies! These beauties were born on January 2, 2013 and have brought joy to our lives in these past three days. We have three boys and three girls. They are all apricot to red in color and will have a beautiful fleece coat. They will be medium size when mature (about 35 pounds and 20 inches at the shoulder).
Right now these puppies are just getting familiar with their world. They are smelling their way to momma, finding her to suckle, and crying when they are cold or hungry. Mom is doing a great job taking care of them and we love watching Scarlett care for her puppies.
The babies will be ready to go home in March and we are still taking applications for them. We have two of the six already spoken for, but still have four available. To apply for this litter go to our on line application on our web page (www.evergreenmanorlabradoodles.com) and send us a completed application. Once we have reviewed your application we will talk with you to cover any questions we have and then you can send in your deposit to hold your place on the puppy list.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
On Christmas Eve I received a call from our guardian for Bella Luce, Patty Mills. Patty is keeping Bella with her for the first four weeks of the new puppies lives.
Bella was due on December 29th, but on Christmas Eve Patty was calling to let me know that Bella was very agitated and nesting. "Do you think she is going to have the puppies early like she did last time?" Patty asked. I told her "I don't know, but I am not going to be able to get out to Sisters tonight if she does."
Patty has delivered a litter with Bella already, and Ann and I drove out to "help" with the whelping last February. As we drove we were getting updates on the number of puppies that were being born. We arrived just after the last puppy was born. I knew that if Bella had her puppies Christmas Eve that Patty is up to the job of helping her to deliver them.
Five minutes after Patty called, she called back. "The first puppy has arrived. He is a male and is 12 ounces." Over the next three hours, and before Christmas arrived, Bella delivered another seven healthy puppies. She had a boy, four girls, and then three more boys. Eight puppies. Four boys and four girls. All apricot or red. Both Bella and Patty did a great job in bringing these puppies into the world.
Stay tuned for updates on these puppies, and on Scarlett's litter that is due on the 1st. We will keep you all posted on what is going on with our puppies.
Friday, October 26, 2012
We have had a surprising week.
Our family was in Maryland last week honoring Ann with all of our family and friends. On the day that I arrived I learned that Bella Luce was in heat. She was not expected to go into heat until November, or possibly December. We had to arrange to have her picked up from her guardian home four hours away, while we were all the way across the country.
We got her picked up and began the series of progesterone tests to determine when she would be ready to breed. On top of Bella being in heat, we knew Scarlett would be going into heat very soon. When I got back to Maryland on Monday the 22nd we learned that Scarlett had also begun her heat cycle. We have two girls ready to breed at the same time!
I took both girls south to Spring Creek Labadoodles where Rochelle Sundholm is keeping them as they breed with her stud, Bentley.
We expect that both girls will deliver their puppies sometime around Christmas. That means they will have puppies that will be ready to go home at the end of February or the beginning of March.
We already have some reservations on these puppies, but we still have spaces available if you want one of these puppies. They will be red to light apricot with fleece coats. They will also be medium to standard in size (30 to 45 pounds). These puppies will be wonderful pets that will love to be with people and will be great additions to any family. You can contact me at Steve@EvergreenLabradoodles.com or at 301-335-5920.
Friday, August 10, 2012
We have received the results from the health tests on our Seattle's Sundance and Evergreen's Tank. Both dogs have passed their breeding health tests with flying colors! We will be bringing these two dogs in as breeders as soon as they are mature.
Sundance is a cream colored, fleece coated medium and she will be about 19 inches at her shoulder when she reaches maturity. She will be around 32-38 pounds. She loves to play with people and other dogs. When people come to visit our puppies and they meet Sundance and Tank, they almost always ask if the are available. The good news is that now that they have passed their health tests, we are looking for a guardian home for both Sundance and Tank. We are looking for families or individuals who live within a short distance from our home in Newberg, Oregon. Guardians will need to provide a safe home environment and loving attention to our dogs. All reproductive vet care is covered by us, and regular vet care is covered by the guardians. We ask that you feed high quality food and provide lots of love and socialization.
Evergreen's Tank is a male who is standard in size and will be about 23-25 inches at the shoulder when mature. He will weigh over 50 pounds. He is our gentle giant. He loves to play with people and dogs. He has a deep red fleece coat. When people visit our puppies they ask if they can get a puppy with a coat "that color" and point to Tank. He loves to lie down at our feet, unless our granddaughter, Annalee, has come over to play. If Annalee is here Tank wants to play with her and give her kisses.
We love both these dogs, and feel the bittersweet of placing them in other homes. We want to have them around us, and yet we know they need to have homes of their own.
You can check out our application on the web page (www.EvergreenManorLabradoodles.com) and go to the Guardian Home page. You can also call us at 301-335-5920.