We are so excited to welcome our first litter of Bernedoodles to the Evergreen Doodle family. They were born October 2nd–3 boys and 5 girls. They are standard f1b’s born to Muri and Cooper. They will be ready to go home December 8th.
I have 3 spots available for this litter. Please see our Puppy’s Available page for more information and to fill out an application to take one of these sweeties home.
Update with Temperament Test Videos at bottom of page!
If you can believe it these guys are getting even cuter!!! We are feeling the cold move in but have been soaking in some beautiful November sunshine. We cut the puppies’ nails again this week and continue to enjoy seeing their individual personalities come out.
This week is a good week to start reading up on how you want to handle the first few weeks. In addition to obedience training, I recommend reading up on what the first few days are like. Having a solid foundation and sticking to a method is key to raising a pup with good house manners, and easy for walks. This starts the first day you bring them home! That’s why I recommend doing the reading now–so you’ll already have a game plan when your pup is home. Here are some articles and books you may find helpful, but feel free to research on your own!
If you are signed up for Puppy K, the potty training schedule listed below will be what we will be doing for the class. If you are not, I hope it can be a helpful guide as you do this training yourself.
These guys are growing so fast! They are really starting to grow into their cuteness. If you haven’t already done so, this is the time when I recommend taking a look at the New Puppy Check List and start getting everything you need.
They are slowly growing in independence and moving around quite a bit! It is so much fun getting to see their little personalities start to come out! They need to stay warm so we have been able to bring them outside with us a couple of times. Everyone in our house (humans and animals) are so happy to have some warm sunny fall days.
This is also a good time to start reading up on what kind of training method you will use. Fortunately, there are so many good options! I just recommended finding one that you think will go well with your personality and lifestyle. I’ve included my favorite books and a little bit about them in the article below:
The First Days
We had our brother and sister over for dinner on Tuesday, October 2nd. Muri was looking like she was getting close and in the middle of dinner her water broke! Our dinner guests were great sports about it and Muri delivered her first puppy an hour after they left!
The first 48 hours are the most critical time with puppies. Jake and I take are constantly watching after them and making sure everyone is able to latch and get their fair share of mama’s milk. If needed, we supplement a feeding with goats milk. We make sure they are all hydrated, at the right temperature, and get lots of bonding time with their mama. Right off the bat we were extremely impressed with how strong and hearty these were.
In their first few days they have not opened their eyes yet and can’t walk. They crawl around quite impressively, however, and can get to mama’s milk. They also don’t bark or cry yet and instead make a sweet chirping noise. All of their time is spend eating or sleeping with Muring.
Since she had 8 puppies, we help supplement some of their feeding with goats milk. The competition can be fierce so the litter ones need an extra boost. Muri did a good job of rotating them herself. She doesn’t like to go for walks quite yet, and when we take outside for potty breaks and to stretch her legs she is always running back to the door and wanting to be let in.
What can I do now?
I am the planner in our family and like to do things way ahead of time! If you are like me and are excited to get everything ready, check out our new puppy check list. For a complete list of recommended products, see our resources page.
Here are some other articles as we begin this process that I hope will be helpful:
Mostly, this is the waiting and watching time. Each week I will post updates for you to enjoy! I will also include more instructions/recommendations as we get to them.
Which puppy is mine?
I am doing the matchup process a little differently this litter than I have been. Since this litter will be chosen based primarily off of their coat color, we are waiting until the puppies are six weeks old. At that point we will have a better indication of whether they will be tri, bi, or solid colored. Once the next person in line decides I will move on to the next family.
I am amazed at how smoothly all of the match-ups have gone. The only problem I have run into is when someone get’s their heart set and then it’s chosen. Instead, I ask that you keep your heart open to all the puppies. Then, when it is your turn, narrow it down. And for now, just sit back and enjoy ALL their cuteness!
Here are the puppies!
And some of them together…
It’s finally matchup time!!!
I will start with the first person our list tomorrow (Monday) so everyone has time to review and think about the puppies. This process can take a while so please be patient if you don’t hear from me for a few days. Also, please keep in mind there are other families waiting for their puppy match up after you! Now is the time to order your vitamins and food so it can be there when your puppy comes home!
Each puppy has their own video with us preforming the tests on them. Please review the test in order to see what behaviors the puppies exhibited to earn the results they got. Keep in mind, this is a guideline for you to use–not the final say on their personalities. You will definitely be able to tell they are siblings! And as the shy personalities get comfortable/older you may see them not as shy. The independent behaviors may also decrease as a puppy bonds with their family. Basically, please see this as a helpful tool but do not put too much into it. We have spent the last 7 weeks with them and can tell you they are all sweethearts! The hardest part is having to pick ONE!
I will keep this updated as puppies are chosen. You will see their collar color, the type of coloring they will be priced as, and then “Available,” or “Reserved.” So when you check back through you can stay up to date on who is available.
Often people are concerned with getting matched up with the “right puppy.” My advice is always to not worry about it! The process always feel very natural and organic. And remember–they are all super cute and it is hard to go wrong! The only problem I run into is when people have their mind set on ONE puppy and that puppy gets chosen. To avoid that, please keep an open mind and open heart to all of the puppies and narrow down your top three favorites.
For these tests I’ve asked my dear friend Carleigh to come over to help. I have been experiencing some health issues this past month that have left me basically on bed rest for most of the day. I will be okay but I have about a month left to go until I will be feeling better. She has worked for us on many occasions and is our go-to if Jake and I ever (rarely) take a day out. She takes the greatest care with our puppies and has stepped up so much along with many friends and family in helping care for Wyatt. Jake has also been a rock for me in this time and has taken such great care of all the puppies. As an extrovert, energetic, community involved, and adventurous person, this has been an emotionally difficult season as well as a physical one. But I have so many things to be thankful for and am learning a great deal about my worth not coming from what I am able to do. Not to take too much attention away from the puppies but just wanted to introduce the wonderful woman in the videos and explain why I am not in them. They reported that it got to be too dark for Purple and Blue/White to get their outside temperament tests done so if anyone is torn between them I can ask Jake to take a video of them outside playing per request.
As we are getting so close to pickup day I just wanted to repost some important articles about bringing your puppy home in case you haven’t read them yet:
Talk to you soon!
Blue Collared Boy–Bi Colored–RESERVED
Black Collared Boy “Silver Collar on the video”–Bi Colored–RESERVED
Blue/White Collared Girl–Bi Colored–RESERVED
Orange Collared Boy–Bi Colored–RESERVED
Pink Collared Girl–Bi Colored–RESERVED
Purple Collared Girl–Bi Colored–RESERVED
Teal Collared Girl–Solid Colored–RESERVED
Yellow Collared Girl–Bi Colored–Available