Nyx is from Pinawa, Manitoba and she is one of Daisy and Einstein’s females. She is showing signs of brindle around her face, I can’t really tell from the pictures if there is some on her body. Good job and thanks for the update Tamara! She wrote:

Nyx sends birthday wishes to all her sisters!!


This is Nyx, Princess of Darkness, who lives in Pinawa, Manitoba. These F1B need regular ear plucking like a Poodle, I use a little pair of surgical clamp type scissors so I can get down into the ear canal. They actually like it (unless you pinch them). I don’t think I would use surgical gloves but then I have not tried that method. She is really a smart looking Doodle pup and it sounds like she is now a very important part of this family. I would love to hear how you are doing with your pup, I try to find the time to share sibling pictures with the families that have a pup from the same breeding and every time I open my computer I feel blessed to receive emails like this one. Nyx’s family wrote:

Picked up Nyx from the vet yesterday. She is spayed and not too terribly impressed with her shaved stomach. Vet says she has to take it easy for the next 10 days so she may not get to show off her pirate costume too much tonight. She is currently 36.8 lbs. She looks much bigger because of all the fur. We haven’t been able to bring our selves to get her clipped. She is so soft and isn’t matting at all so we will wait.

The vet says she got the worst poodle trait. This is the second time she has had to have her ear plucked. Her one ear had fur growing so far down. At least she was under anesthetic this time. Do you have suggestions on how to deal will the fur in the ears. The vet said to wear surgical gloves for better grip and just pluck all the time. It seems so mean. It’s the 2nd time she has needed drops for the one ear. I hate her being so uncomfortable.

Can’t believe how smart, obedient and loyal she is. We missed her so much when she was gone for that 24 hours for surgery. It’s amazing how quickly they become so important to you.

Thank you for the best dog ever!!! (Minus the ears)


This is Nyx in her new home with her spotted friends! What a great picture with her and the doe with two fawns! Her family told us:

Had to share the picture of Nyx practicing her self control. Pinawa has a lot of deer all year round so learning not to chase them is a very important skill. She is not perfect at it yet but she does manage some of the time. So far her recall is almost perfect when a deer is not involved.


I am getting rave reviews on my pups. This is what I love to do, I live for my dogs (and Bob of course). They are always glad to see me no matter what the weather or how ragged I look. I am very happy to hear how good Nyx is being, it makes my heart melt to add a family member that is truly loved. For fetching use a ball with a hole in it, put peanut butter in the hole (cheese whiz if you have peanut allergies) and let her play with it for a while then start with small throws in the house and lots of praise when she brings it back, then slowly throw further once she has the idea what she is supposed to do. This whole litter from Daisy and Einstein are now each in their new home, this litter spanned four provinces! Nyx’s family wrote:

We just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the best puppy ever! I am sure other people say the same but pretty sure ours is the best.

She has been so good. Most of the time she sleeps through the night. She has gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks and is growing like a weed. My only complaint is how hard it is to photograph a black dog. Well done to you for being able to photograph all those black puppies.

Her manners are getting better every day. She knew sit within 2 days. So far doesn’t look like she will be a fetching dog.

We are so thankful that you made the hazardous trip to bring her to us and so happy you made it home again.

Thank you!!!