This is Cabo from Calgary, I fully understand that the people that bought these pups didn’t expect them to get as big as they have, I didn’t see that coming either as neither parent is over 90 lbs. This is one of Robyn and Cesar’s females born Feb. 21st. 2013. Robyn weighs 85 lbs. when she is in top shape, she is a little beefy this winter as I have not been well and they only get the run of the farm every second day (they usually get to go every day). Cesar is leggy but weighs 75 lbs. now and will thin out a little by spring as we have started breeding and when he is ‘in love’ he gets into racing shape!
What I do with my dogs ears is: pluck them with a vet forcep that is curved so I can get right down into the canal, then I tip their head and pour hydrogen peroxide into the ear and work the gristle below the ear to get it down the ear canal. If it is infected the peroxide will bubble (and if it there is no infection is remains liquid, just like pouring it on people with an infected cut). I do not put a Q-tip in until I have gotten as much out as I can with a paper towel, and I allow them to shake their head like they do after they have a swim. I twirl the Q-tip one way only, that way I am not pushing anything down into the ear canal, and I only do that after I have the ear as shook out and dry as possible….you will want to do this outside because when they shake they flip it everywhere. My dogs ears are cleaned like this every spring and fall when they are clipped or groomed and nails are done. Last year Debbie had an ear infection that just didn’t want to quit, so I did this three times in one week (which I don’t really recommend) and the third go round I got a dead beetle out of her infected ears….so that was the problem. If you warm the Peroxide a little by placing the bottle into warm water, they really don’t mind it……another note is, Dr. Oz says the shelf life for Hydrogen Peroxide is only 6 months, something that I now watch for.
Only a few of the pups got these blonde highlights, Deeka, who lives in Souris, Manitoba was really blonde tipped when she went but they have not updated me or sent pictures so I don’t know what she looks like now. She also had a woolier coat. The last four pictures are of Deeka when she was 7 months old, I had kept her back to breed but when my health started giving me the gears I offered her for sale to start downsizing my business.
I hope this helps, not only Doug and Sandy but the other Doodle owners. It doesn’t hurt to put ear drops in but the ear should be clean first. Thanks for sending, I am loving seeing my pups (your dogs)! They told us:
She weighs 75 lbs, and has held the same weight for the last year. She does shed quite a bit, however she is groomed every 3 months and brushed once or twice a week. She gets fish oils daily so that helps. We have had some problems with ear infections in the last year. We are changing her food to see if that may be what is causing it. I do clean her ears regularly. I am looking for a new product to clean them with if you have any suggestions. Cabo is very intelligent, and has a very loving demeanour. She loves to run so she is at the off leash dog park every other day and she loves to play with all the other dogs. Although we did not anticipate having such a large dog, she is an amazing addition to our family. I look forward to seeing all her other siblings to compare notes.
Robyn and Cesar’s last litter produced some big pups! They are incredibly beautiful, I have Desta out of this litter for breeding next year and she is an outstanding female with great confirmation and temperament. Cabo’s family wrote:
I thought I would update you on Cabo.
Last month she weighed in at 70 pounds, she is a very loving dog. We too are struggling with the barking, and jumping up, the training is on-going though and hopefully we will soon see some rewards.
Cabo loves our 2 year old grandson, they get along very well, however it is pretty chaotic when they are together.
She is shedding a lot these days, any tips to help with this? Our groomer says she is probably changing from her puppy coat to adult.
She does a lot of tricks as well, very smart puppy. She loves to play fetch, however not great at bringing it back when we are at the park.
Today she is celebrating her birthday at puppy daycare, one of her favourite places, as well as the dog park.
I have attached a couple of pictures of her for you. We will try and get a video to you as well.
Cabo is doing really good. We have started puppy classes, she was a maniac the first class, but I am sure things will get better as we go along.
We walk 2 hours a day, morning and night, she is really smart, knows a lot of tricks already. We are working on her not jumping up on people. It has been a challenge so far.
She has some golden streaks on her head nose and feet. Everyone comments on her as being a really neat looking dog.
We are really enjoying having her.