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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Solitude

7 comments:

Tamara said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :-)

RissaRoo said...

So cute! What kind of dog is she? We have a Labradoodle that we bred last year, she's yellow but looks a lot like your Bella. Enjoy the puppies!

Leah said...

She's an F1 Mini Goldendoodle, and the puppies are F1B Mini's. Where did you get your labradoodle from?

RissaRoo said...

We got Maddy from a breeder not far from where we live (Utah). She's an F1 as well, and we did the F1b puppies too. She's a large dog, and the puppies were too. The puppies' father is a black Standard Poodle, so the puppies were all black or brown this time.

I love Goldendoodles! I especially love the black ones. I bet having minis is so much easier than having full sized pups! We had 9 of the little buggers, and they were each around 15 lbs before they went home. That was a lot of dog!

Leah said...

Well, ahh..you got chocolate! A recessive gene but easier to get in labradoodles, EXTREMELY difficult to get in goldendoodles (and so highly sought after of course!) because chocolate is a fault in goldens. Do you guys health test?

RissaRoo said...

We didn't last round, but we will before the next. Both dogs came from parents with perfect health but of course we want to make sure, and this next time around we know better what we're doing. I'm hoping for a chocolate female this time, if we get one we'll be keeping her! We had 3 beautiful chocolate males last time, and all 3 have green eyes. They are beautiful dogs...they're now nearly a year old and are just great dogs, we get to visit one of them and he's just a sweet, smart family-loving guy.

How many litters have you guys had?

Leah said...

I used to breed standards, and had two breeding females who are now no longer breeding. This is our first litter of F1B minis. Yes, the health testing before breeding is crucial. Labs, goldens and poodles all have so many of the same genetic health conditions (HD in particular) that if you are unknowingly breeding a dog who has it, it creates big problems for the puppies. I just had a family call me last week who had a 12 month old goldenddoodle that already had BOTH hips replaced! Not only painful for the dog, but to the tune of $8,000. It's a lot of money, and yet it's not something you'd put a dog to sleep for. How awful, and almost completely preventable.