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 6th.
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.
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…