Sadly Kimbo is not very photogenic; she tends to disappear given she’s black. Here are two photos I could find on my phone. One from last fall and the other taken this morning before she went to the groomers. As you can see she is very cute but sure was hot before her hair cut.
Here is a new picture of Mojo. Thanks for the update!
MoJo in his new farm home near Portage. He is from Dinah and Cesar‘s last litter born Sept. 7, 2013. I would love to hear how his siblings are doing, they are Lilly, Gracie, Devron, Leon, Beans, Hank, and Lefty. I would be thrilled to see pictures and hear how they are doing in their new family. Mojo is a companion to Nathan, a special needs child. His family wrote:
This is not a clear picture but Nathan is sick and wanted me to cuddle on couch with him. Then Mojo also needed to cuddle and for the first time Nathan laughed.! Was really great!! We love Mojo!
Well gang I am thrilled to say I have already heard from one of MoJo’s brothers, Harlee (Lefty) from Dunsmore, Alberta. Dinah and Cesar‘s Sept. 7th. 2013 litter. He has some beautiful friends to play with and I have no idea how Rochelle keeps the yard so immaculate with this many playmates in it, but I have seen this yard and it is awesome. These are the kinds of emails that keep me going (and this winter that has been a challenge) so I would love to hear how the rest of this litter is doing. Don’t ever feel you are bothering me, this is what I live for. Harlee’s family wrote:
HARLEE is doing great and loves to have his doodle friends over to play!!! He has been a great addition, he is gentle and fun!!! He is a great boy with a phenomenal disposition. We adore him and he is a wonderful family member. Life has been busy since we got him, we had a baby in July so life got busy busy. My daughter loves her HARLEE. I would say his life is pretty darn good!!!
Here are some great new pictures of Devron and his kids. His family wrote:
I just thought I would give you a quick update on Devron…. we have moved into Saskatoon and Devron has adjusted well. We love having Devron as part of our family! I have included a few pics so you can see him in his new environment.
We are so happy to have two Doodles to sit under the tree this year.
Trouser is wonderful. He does have a lot of energy! When he gets really excited he still jumps, we are forever working on that. The vet calls him ” a mouther”. He likes to put your hand in his mouth, we are still working on that also!! His stomach is quite sensitive, he get diarrhea easily. He is happy, he loves going to the vet and groomers?. He barks, but only once or twice, just to let us know something.
He is good with the kids (11yrs, 6 yrs, and 3yrs). He knows he has to let the kids go down the stairs first. He knows if he puts his ball into the trampoline while they are in it, they have to throw it! He sits on his pillow while we eat.
He ended up right where you said, at 65lbs. We groomed quite often, ?he almost seems better off leash, than on.
For a companion, I thought the Golden Doodles might be a little calmer. I don’t think I want to start at puppy, even though Trouser was very easy to house train. We love the non shedding part?.
Hank lives in Saskatoon with his owner Zach. I took Hank to his house and the minute I put him down I knew he was destined to be Zach’s buddy. I am so thrilled with how many of you have shared your pictures and dog stories with me. Zach told us:
Hank is doing great. Always happy when I’m home from work!!! He sure likes car rides and cuddling!
This is an email from Hank (one of Dinah and Cesar’s Sept 7th. litter) to his new owner.
Hello Zach; I have got to tell you that this Grammie is relentless. Today she made me lay on the floor and get clipped, scissored, combed and nails done. If that wasn’t bad enough she decided this was the day I should learn to go up and down the basement stairs at her pace (which is not very fast) three times. On top of all that she decided to dress me up as an Irish hooligan and take pictures….I will be so glad when I live at your house!
I must admit that I was looking kind of shaggy and I do feel a little more manly and a little less like a puppy, I even had to get my butt shaved and that was scary at first but Grammie talked me through it. She says I am coming along quite nicely. I have never made a mess of any kind in the house, I use the dog door…..it took a little convincing to get me to walk up the little ramp to the deck so Grammie coaxed me from inside and Bob coaxed me from outside and now I am a pro! I sleep in a crate with a little persuasion to go in and a tiny bit of crying at the start when the lights go out, but by next week with my new manly haircut I am sure I will have it mastered.
My best friend Marty leaves for his new home in White City tomorrow, that is going to be hard but Grammie is going to bring my last sister, Velvet in to start training, she is going to Stony Plain, Alberta, so I will be okay. Kix, one of my half sisters is in with me, Grammie is keeping her as her last dog and is going to train her as a Palliative Care dog, she is Chocolate and I am kind of sweet on her! There is also a grumpy old Jack Russell that I should tell you about, she says she is the pack leader around here and makes us wait to eat and drink, and she takes all the best bones and toys and hides them in her crate, and her job is to teach us where our place in the pack is.
I am working hard at being a good student for Grammie so I can be a good dog for you….what do you think, am I not a handsome Dude? I am really looking forward to meeting you…Love and Wags…Hank
All available retired dogs have found new homes! !
I have a number of loving retired girls that are looking for good homes. However, I care very much for my girls… I let Casey and Misty go for free and have never heard another word about them so I am not doing that any more. You can’t even get a free dog at the SPCA so from now on it is $200 towards their spay to show me that you are willing to commit to a serious relationship with one of them. Dr. Cochrane says that is more than fair as I spend about $500 between shots and spay to get them ready to go. You can follow the links to see pictures of each one.
Amber, Chocolate English Lab, born May 21st. 2009. She has had three litters and did a wonderful job of them, three from her last litter are still here and have now gone into training so the price will start to go up on them as training progresses. Amber is from Abbey and Trump, my foundation English Lab line, she is fairly active and loves toys, literally takes her turn at checking the farm out at full speed, only stopping to mark her territory every so often and then on to the next bush or gopher hole.
Hannah, Chocolate English Lab, born July 16th. 2008, who is heavy set and more on the laid back side and couldn’t care less if there were toys. She is originally from Central Alberta and I purchased her through another breeder, I liked her stoutness as I was breeding her Standard Poodle, to be specific, to Einstein who has a slight build. She had three litters from the same sire, one pup is still here from her last litter, he is Simon and will soon be posted on my web site as an obedience started male. Hannah was an very good mother, not hard to have around, hardly ever barks and likes to take herself for a leisurely stroll around the farm and comes back on her own good time when she is sure she has checked every nook and cranny out.
The Golden Retriever is Kianna, she is from Klifford the Big Red Dog and Katie (now retired and living in Manitoba). Kianna was born March 8th. 2010, although she is from one of my best Golden Retrievers who was a wonderful mother, Kianna failed bitterly as a mother. I could not stand the heart ache of ever breeding her again, although the pups she raised are magnificent it was a lot of work for me. She is a very easy keeper, it is hard to keep her weight off, she really needs to go where she has lots of room to run free and attempt to catch gophers (if she ever did get one she would lick it to death). She loves kids and I would really like to see her go to a farm home that was overflowing with kids to keep her busy.
The F1 Golden Doodles looking for a home are two full sisters, Dinah and Doe Dee, born March 13th. 2008. Dinah is blonde and Doe Dee is darker apricot. Both have had three litters, within days of each other. They were born together, kenneled together and whelped out their pups in stalls next to each other, I am trying to place them into a forever home on a farm or acreage together. I will try for a few months and if I can’t place them together I will have to consider splitting them up. They are both happy go lucky girls, they are allowed to go for runs but not at the same time as it takes them too long to come back….but that being said, they always do come back and never leave the farm, so if the new owner tied one, and let the other loose, and then switched them, for about two weeks until they figured out that was their new home I am sure they would be faithful farm dogs. They have always had access to all my farm critters, so know about horses, cattle, donkeys, Llamas and Alpacas and have never attempted to be herding dogs…they just mosey on through the pastures and check things out. These two require clipping at least twice a year and both are very good about standing on a table to be groomed and have nails done. The mother to these two is Katie, same as Kianna, and the father is Einstein. These two characters smile, big toothy grins (especially if they think they are in trouble). They will bark when something is amiss and be quite when told. They both really like kids also.
If you think one of these girls may fit the bill as an adult dog in your farm or acreage environment please let me know.
I am very much loving hearing about my pups and I am happy to hear that the people who have littermates are enjoying seeing how the ‘rest of the gang’ is. This is what keeps me ticking and also helps with my breeding program when I know how the previous pups have turned out. This was Dinah’s last litter, she retired and lives with her new master on a farm near Breton, Alberta. The neighbouring farm has Darby and once in a while the girls get to see each other, they are both dream homes for a retired dog. My girls have three litters and then are placed onto a farm or acreage home for the rest of their life. They go spayed (I do not trust people to not take them and puppy mill them) and all shots done. Dinah did a wonderful job on all three of her litters, this is the only one from Cesar. Thanks Scott and Macey for these great pictures and rave review on Leon. They wrote:
I have loved reading all of these updates on Leon’s litter mates! Leon is doing great! He loves to have all his puppy friends over to play and he is such a happy and affectionate boy. Like his brother Hank, Leon also loves car rides and cuddling! He is more than we could have asked for!
Leon has three brothers in training here to be sold as well started pups and they look exactly like him. It is slowly warming up so if my health cooperates they will go into intense leash and crate training and be ready to join their new families mid spring. I am really liking that these dogs don’t just run up to everyone they meet. There are way too many dogs being lured away from their homes or while off leash in the dog park, never to be seen again! I can’t stress enough that you need to watch your dog like they were a child to keep them safe. Leon’s family wrote:
How are you? I just thought I would send you a little update on Leon! I can’t believe he is already 7 months and getting so big! He’s about 65-70 lbs now but he likes to think he’s a lap dog and loves to cuddle. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better dog, he is so smart, well behaved and always entertaining! Leon loves going for walks and he does so well on the leash. We’ve had several people pull over their cars while we are out walking to ask about him and comment on what a great looking dog he is. He has continued to get chocolate colouring around his muzzle and silver around his eyes. So far his body has remained solid black and we think he is just so handsome! He is shy and sticks close to us when meeting new people and does best when he can approach strangers on his own terms but he warms up quickly! He loves to play with all his doggy friends, have baths and snuggle! He got his first full body grooming done last week, a little shorter than we had wanted (we love the shaggy look) but not bad for his first cut and I think he is loving it. I attached a few pictures, some before and after his haircut!
Hope all is well on your end! Fingers crossed this is the last of the snow and that spring is on it’s way!
Leon’s family sent a whole bunch of new pictures and a great update on how he’s doing:
Leon is doing great! He’s pretty much house trained now, he only had a few minor accidents..which were probably our fault for not knowing the signs he was giving us that he needed to go out. He’s gotten a lot better at letting us know he needs to go out and he now goes directly to the door and lets us know – no accidents in over a week! He LOVES to play outside, which was tricky with the freezing temps we had over the holidays but the weather has been great the last few days so we’ve been able to spend more time outside. He knows how to sit, lay down, shake a paw, and come (60% of the time LOL – still working on that one). He also knows to sit and wait while we put his food down and doesn’t eat until we say OK. Being in his crate at night is going great – he goes right in, he sleeps through the night and doesn’t get up until we do. He does get a little worked up when we put him in his crate to go out, but usually quiets down a few minutes after we go outside – so we’re working on that!
Leon is getting pretty big! He is so goofy and always makes us laugh. He loves to cuddle and be close to us – he is very content just relaxing when that’s what we’re doing. He has gotten a little bit more colouring around his muzzle and eyes (a little bit of a brown-silver) but his body is still all black. He is just SO cute! I attached some recent pictures for you!
This is Leon ‘the Lion’ Smith, son of Dinah and Cesar. He was born September 7, 2013. In the first 12 pictures (taken by me), he just had his bath and his owners were flying in to Regina that morning and driving here to pick him up, he is going to live in Nipawin. This is by far the biggest pup in this litter. His sister Gracie went to live in Caronport. This is such a gentle, willing bunch of pups, leash training on the remaining pups starts right after Christmas. So if anyone is looking for a well started pup, there will be some in the near future.
The last three pictures are of Leon in his new home! His new family sent them to us and told us:
Leon did good last night, he made a little fuss for the first 10 minutes but calmed down and went right to sleep. Only woke up once to go out and do his business. He loved his walk this morning -although it was quite chilly but he’s doing great on the leash! He also loves getting his picture taken and he is very interested in the TV. I attached a few photos, we’re in love with him already!
Dinah (Blonde F1 Golden Doodle) and Cesar (Silver Factor Chocolate Standard Poodle) are now announcing they have eight F1B Golden Doodle puppies that are ready to go, six males and two females. The litter was born September 7, but due to the dropping and toasting a camera, we got a little behind on pictures, and the quality of the pictures of the new camera stinks! If you see a puppy you may be interested in I will try to get some better pictures for you. Refer to the pup by the toy that is with it in the pictures.
This is one of the nicest laid back litter of pups I have ever worked with. They now have three sets of boosters, are completely vet checked, have been dewormed twice and are ready to meet the world. They are marshmallow soft coated and have temperaments to match. These guys have had lots of foot work done: I trim the little ends off the nails once a week, give lots of paw massages and they just lay in my lap to have the hair scissor clipped between their toes and pads of their feet. Dew claws have been removed for ease of grooming. These pups will not stay black. They are now starting to get some silver and gold in their undercoat and they will be an outstanding brindle when they are mature. They stand out in the dog park, people will be asking ‘where did you get that dog’. These are totally non shedding, well mannered and intelligent pups that will grow into the most loyal companion you have ever had. They love water and would like to go hunting, fishing, boating or just hang out in the back yard with you.
They are trained to pee and poop in one area of their pen, and they come to a whistle and sleep in a crate with the door off. They are not allowed to put their feet up on me, lick me or tug on clothes, so these are very well started pups, I recommend everyone read Cesar Milan (the Dog Whisperer) on ‘Puppy Training’ to get the best behaved dog ever when starting with a young pup. I stand by my pups with all the advise I can and see no reason why every dog in the world can not turn out to be ‘bragging rights’ for the owner.
A note on the females: from their vet check we have determined they both have a slight under bite (this means their bottom teeth are slightly in front of their top teeth). This in no way takes away from the beauty of the dog, it is so slight that it will make no difference in the life of the dog. I will gladly supply my vet’s phone number should you want to question him on this. Whenever I have anything like this happen I adjust the price of the pup, so these girls will go for $800 rather than $900 like their brothers.
The price includes delivery to anywhere on the Central Prairie, further away buyers can meet me part way. I do not ship my pups but deliver them safely into the forever families’ arms. Text 306 521-1371 or use my contact page for further information or browse the site (you can use the links above) for pictures of the parents.