Puppy Praises

Don’t Just Listen to Us Tell You How Great Our Labradoodles Are…
Read What These New Owners Say!

There is no better doodle breeder around! Tucker is 5 years old now and I can’t imagine life without him! Thanks to Mountain View Labradoodles, I have my very best friend! Tucker is the sweetest pup around and he crate trained and well socialized! I’ve been having the urge to get another pup soon and I will certainly use Mountain View!

 

Brittany Flocken


When I met my husband, his puppy Harvey was 6 months old. I was not a “dog person” but this pup stole my heart and made me love all

dogs. Here’s Harvey in Seattle! How could you not love this face? 

Catherine Brown


We brought home Ace almost 12 years ago while we were pregnant with our first child. Ace was easy to train and had and continues to have an awesome temperament. He has literally grownup with our children who are now 11 and 9. If you are looking for a labradoodle breeder who really focuses on breeding well socialized dogs with great temperaments you can’t do better than mt view labradoodles. We hope to have many more years with Ace (people who meet him can’t believe he is 12; he looks and acts amazing for his age)! 


 

We picked her up at the airport yesterday early evening. After flying for around nine hours, you would think she would be miserable. Nope! Walked straight out of the crate calmly and started giving kisses.

She is happy in her new home!! Spent her first night in the crate next to my bed. Not a peep out of her. Slept 8 hours through. Then off we went to the park at 7:30 to meet some new friends. Yep- I took her at 7:30!!! She just loved all the sights and sounds of the park with all the people, dogs, squirrels, birds. Played for an hour then back home for a nice long nap.

She is already housebroken ( 3 weeks of training in Oregon) and knows all the basic commands.

This afternoon she is downtown with Harris meeting his friends and tomorrow night she will enjoy her first traditional holiday meal with us.

All of you know how excited I am to have this adorable little girl in my life- my last dog! And thank you all for your interest in her.

She is an absolute doll and truly the smartest most easy going dog I’ve ever met.

I feel very lucky….

Ellie lives in New York City


I am sure you get emails like this all the time, but I had to reach out and thank you for this precious gift of Porter. He is the sweetest dog, so eager to learn and grow and please us. Our family is enjoying taking on his training together and studying him. He sleeps in his crate with no problem and from day 1 has slept 7 hours straight through the night, no crying at all. Unbelievable. We know we have been completely blessed by the care that you put into each puppy from the beginning. Thanks for adding such love and connection to our family through you work. You really have a gift. Porter lives in Bend, OR


You picked a real winner for us! Briggs is a wonderful dog! We love him! He is so much fun and has an amazing personality.

I wanted to let you know that we are working with kids in 2 different schools. His sensitivity is absolutely amazing.
I wanted to share a couple of particular experiences…..

I was asked if I would try and work with a little autistic boy who is not dealing well at school. He is pretty much non-verbal at school with teachers and other students. (I know email won’t do this experience justice, but you will get the big picture) The first day I worked with him he was tense, and would only nod his head, but before we were finished, he was petting Briggs with both hands and had read 4 sentences to Briggs. This was the first time he has been willing to read out load at school.
The 2nd time I went, he had illustrated a book and written a story about meeting a new friend. Briggs. He read it to me and was so proud of himself.
I have taught Briggs how to give a hug and you should have seen the smile on his face when Briggs gave him a hug. It melted my heart. Every time Briggs is willing to do something for him….he has committed to verbally giving him praise. We are working together on a regular basis now.

I have seen kids who are so ADD that they can’t follow and find their place while reading aloud. Once they start petting Briggs while they read, they are able to focus much better. Their body language relaxes and they are less frustrated. They don’t want to go back to class!

We are still taking classes, practicing and socializing with lots of places, people and other dogs. He is certainly not certified yet, but he is well on his way. He loves children! When we work with the students, he lays in the middle of me and the student, and before I know it…..he has laid his head on their laps or legs, and is calmly letting them pet him. He has done wonders for several kids.

He makes us laugh, he brings us joy, he loves to walk the trails with us and he is simply a delight.
I wish I could send you pictures of him with the students but because of privacy laws, I can’t.

Thanks again for working with us in achieving our goals. I know that there are never any guarantees, but you chose well. I hope things are going well for you. Keep up the good work.

Briggs lives in Arizona.


Juno is doing just great! She’s been to the vet and has had her toenails clipped, and that’s just the beginning. For just nine weeks she’s so advanced!

She sleeps all night on a short leash next to our bed.
She’s nearly house-trained and responds to “Go potty” on command.
(I’m going to get a bell for her to ring near the door.)
She walks on a leash.
She knows her name and comes when called.
She sits on command.
She’s had a bath and a blow-dry.
She’s eating well, three times a day.
She’s been to a couple of parties and plays great with the kids.
She can stay in her crate for three hours at a time during the day, (but rarely does, because I want to get her out and play with her!)

I’ve had a couple of people, including my vet, say that she’s very mature for her age.

I just adore her, and she’s very attached to me. She’s just perfect. Phoebe, our Border Collie, is tolerating Juno better all the time–I caught her wagging her tail at Juno today. I know they’re going to be great friends.

My husband is jealous because he’s out of town on business for a month, so he’s worried that he won’t be able to catch up, bonding-wise, but I know they’ll love each other just fine. He had a few days with her before he left and she was already responding to him.

Thank you for bringing her into our lives!

Juno lives in Eugene, Oregon


I just wanted to take a minute to update you on Amos. He is amazing, so smart and beautiful. He is now attending puppy class and doing so well with all the commands. Every weekend we are taking him to the farmers market in edmonds and he is a little celebrity, I think we have given out your information to like 10 different families that loved Amos. We are enjoying everyday with him. I hope all is well with you and your husband and the dogs.

Amos lives in Washington state.


I hope that you are doing well. I have been meaning to write to tell you how much we are loving our Eli. He is almost 11 months old and brings us so much joy every single day. He has completed 3 levels of obedience training and I hope to obtain his good citizenship certification. His puppyhood was a joy and a breeze. He is the easiest dog I have ever trained and we have bonded deeply. I did end up making a scrapbook of his first few months at home and hope to update it soon.

Eli lives in Corvallis, Oregon


I can’t tell you how thoroughly thrilled we are with Bella. She is an absolute delight in every way…super smart, easy to train, does not want to disappoint us ever, and is absolutely adorable! She slipped right into our family of 6 with such ease. I think you kept 1 or 2 females from Rose’s litter, but I’m afraid you gave us the best one! Also, I am so grateful for your professionalism and advice through our process of acquiring Bella, and since then. We highly recommend you to anyone we meet. Thank you again for our wonderful puppy.

Bella lives in California


I just had to write this message to tell you what Phoebe did tonight. Rich & I have been carefully taking her outside every couple hours so she can relieve herself. We’ve been faithful about this but she has had a couple accidents. Anyway, tonight she was snoozing on a quilt that was over my legs on a footstool. She accidently slid off my legs and hit the floor (about 10”) with a thud. She shook herself a bit and then made a bee-line for the sliding glass door that goes out to the backyard. I scrambled to get myself over to the door, opened it for her and she ran out to the grass and dropped and peed!! I was so excited! She came running back – was inside for only a couple min and then ran back to the door again. I let her out and she ran out and pooped!! Eight weeks plus 2 days old – that’s pretty darn good! We gave her all kinds of praise and she pranced around a bit like she knew she had done well.

Phoebe lives north of Seattle Washington


I wanted to give you an update on Hank (Master and Addie’s litter). I took him in for his rabies shot – he weighs 32 lbs now and the vet says he’s very healthy!

Hank has been such a blessing to our family! It is so great that he is fully and completely potty trained (as of 4 months or earlier I don’t remember the last time he had an accident). He knows a few Spanish commands (Come, sit, drop it, shake, come get food, come get water, hurry up). By the time he was 4 months he could come, sit, shake, beg (not for food, but as a trick where he sits on his back to legs), lay down, crawl (one of my favorites), roll over, hide and seek, stay, drop it, and his absolute favorite game is fetch. He could play it for hours! I love when he brings his toy back and he doesn’t quite drop it close enough, that you can say, “Hank get your toy” and he’ll pick it back up and bring it closer to you.

Jason and I take him on many walks (and runs). He does well with the leash. He has now been to the beach twice! He loves the water as long has he has all four on the ground. I haven’t taken him swimming yet. I take him just about anywhere I go. Hank loves being in the car. Because it’s summer time, I often pick my husband up from work, and Hank will come with me. We don’t need a leash on those short tips, he stays right close even when we walk in side. He is always up for meeting new people. He does great with all ages! I still want to make him a therapy dog.

We are so glad we waited for the right puppy to come along. Thank you so, so much for giving us the opportunity! I can’t imagine my life without him 🙂 Everywhere we go people ask about him and are continually referring them to your website 🙂

Thank you again! (Hank lives in Salem, Oregon)


I just wanted to let you know that Tilley is doing wonderfully in his new home!! He is the sweetest thing and we are already so in love with him! He has the perfect balance between being playful and mellow, and he’s a total snuggler which I love! He’s been doing a great job sleeping in his crate every night, and as long as I take him out to potty a couple times during the night he’s perfectly content to sleep in it from about 10pm-6am (I think it helps that it’s right by our bed 🙂 Not only does he have the perfect temperament, but he is incredibly smart too!! He already knows how to sit, and we’re working on “come”, “stay”, and “leave it”. He already knows that he needs to sit before he gets food, sit outside before we come in from a potty break or playing in the backyard, and sit once he gets in from outside so that I can wipe off his paws–such a smart boy!!

Our six-year-old nephew absolutely adores him, and they play so well together! Today I took him over to my parents’ house to meet their 6 year old dalmatian, Cody, and the two got along just great! He has done great with every new person he has met, and is even doing great with our cats!

He has adjusted so well to his new home, and we owe you so much for giving him such a great start in life!! We couldn’t be happier and more in love with the newest member of our family!!

Tilley lives in Portland, OR


Thought I’d give you an update on Sunny and a big thank you! She takes in new experiences with confidence. She loves people and greets all visitors as her new best friend. She’s been exposed to skateboarders, bicycles, cars and motorcycles and nothing bothers her. We are so grateful for your work on socializing Sunny. Her confidence is amazing to us. Since she got her second shot today, she can start puppy kindergarten on Wednesday and we can’t wait to see her around other dogs.

Sunny has settled in wonderfully and sleeps through the night. We’re making good progress with potty training and haven’t had any accidents in days. We found it is as much a task of us being trained as it is her learning! We’re teaching her to use “Poochie Bells” by the door leading to her “pee palace” and she’s getting pretty good at ringing the bells when we take her to the door. She’s also got a good “sit” going and we’re working on “watch,” “come,” a very short “stay” and “down.” What a smart pup! She is very comfortable in her crate and accepts her pen when we’re eating or need her to be on her own.
So, again, thank you both for your time and effort in the breeding and the upbringing of our dear pup!

Sunny lives in California


Just wanted you to know I am truly amazed at the job you do with your doodles!!! Sestriere is an amazing puppy. She demonstrated that she understood sit, down, come, would go potty outside and follows Tom EVERYWHERE!!! (okay when he is not around, she will look to me and stay close but she will whine wondering where he is) pretty funny!

She rode home very well (slept most of the way) when we stopped she got out and went potty and then was ready to go again!! She found her pillow in our Bend home and our Tri-Cities home and seemed to understand this was “her place”. Of course we will continue to work with all these wonderful basics you have started her with and we are very fortunate to have found you as a breeder. She is a marvelous dog! (Oh yeah and she knows it!!!) Got so many compliments yesterday – we kept her in light traveled areas and places where we know people don’t have pets but she has acclimated well to hair dryer noise, noises of life etc – doesn’t seem to be skittish at all. I look forward to sharing stories with you.”

Tom and Wendy

Tri-Cities, WA and Bend, OR


We are utterly and irrevocably in love with Watson. He is the most gentle soul, and seems to have an immediate kinship with small children (and never chews on them!) and never jumps on anyone. And he wiggles his whole body with happiness every time one of us walks into the room. He is totally mellow inside, but the moment we get outside he is super playful and athletic! The perfect SF city dog for an active family. Even our vet said he was one of the sweetest pups she’d ever met. And his coat! It’s so beautiful. People are always saying he looks like a little Gund bear. Also, I haven’t had any problems with my allergies with him around, which is such a relief.

We were so nervous about getting a puppy we’d never met… and it turns out all that worry was for nothing! It’s like Watson has been here forever. We’re already talking about getting another one in a few years and we will definitely want to get one from you. We couldn’t be happier with our sweet mellow boy.”

Cheers,
The Horners
San Francisco


I talked to my dog groomer friend today and asked if she has heard of your puppies. She says she’s been grooming your dogs for years!! She had nothing but wonderful things to say about them. She said I would be stupid to pass up an opportunity to have one of your dogs be a part of our family and also said I’d be getting nothing but the best!! “

We are totally thrilled with Baron. He relates to our grandkids who are here about 2X a week…the 8 year old can walk him in a good style and Baron heels pretty well. Quinn loves Baron a lot and they cuddle. The 1 yr. old and 2 yr. old are not at all afraid of this puppy; and I sometimes put him in his kennel to get a rest from them. He plays well with a miniature Australian shepherd across the street. We think he is well adjusted and very nicely socialized. We think he is potty trained but at any rate, we are, as he indicates he wants out, we are right there to accommodate him. With the weather so good, he is enjoying our fenced-in back yard a lot. He is learning a few tricks…sit, down, roll over and we are working on ‘fetch’ right now.” Baron lives in Oregon.


Well, it’s been five days with Ruby and we are still absolutely in love with her. She rode home to Portland without a peep in her crate and has been sleeping all night. No accidents in the house at all. Loves the kids and is so obedient. She follows us around all over the house and just shows so much love and trust to us already. I think she really feels at home. The kids absolutely love her and they all act like they’ve had a dog forever with her; even Elijah, who was a bit shy, walks her, plays with her, trains her and hugs on her. I can’t imagine having a more perfect dog. She is so fun to be around and easy to care for. She is around us all day. She spends some of the day on her dog bed in the family room tethered to the wall and is only in her crate at night or if we need to leave for a while.

She does great with car rides and loves to run and play in the yard. She has nearly perfected Fetch…She only takes a short lap with the toy before bringing it back and I’ve almost got her to automatically sit and drop it when she brings it back. My wife is very supportive and hasn’t always been a big fan of dogs, and was mostly being supportive for me and the kids in this deal, but Ruby has won her heart as well. In fact Ruby does well at babysitting the kids and keeping them occupied and playing well together and getting them out of Holly’s hair now and again. She has truly earned a place in our home and we love having her as part of our family.” Ruby lives in Portland, Oregon and is a future breeding dog for us.


Finally we got Portia’s (multi-generation Labradoodle) documents for therapy (Therapy Dogs Inc) and she is already visiting a patient on hospice. It will be nice for both of us to get out. There is a new therapy group trying to form in Central Oregon and I am very excited to see it develop. Thanks to you both for all of your tremendous support and encouragement. I really have appreciated the kind words I hope you are doing well.” Lynn in Bend, Oregon


It’s been quite a while, but I want to let you know how Rufus (Xavier Sassparilla) is doing. He is the most fantastic dog I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around. He has been completely potty trained for quite a while now and when he needs to go out, he nudges my leg. He can stay, fetch and sit…he is loved by the whole family and everyone in the office (yes, he still comes to work every day with me). I hope you are doing very well and thanks again for such a fantastic little guy.” Rufus live in Anchorage, Alaska


Kaiah (pronounced like Maya with a “k”) is doing beautifully. She has been adjusting to her new house…along with plenty of visitors…canine and human 🙂 I’m convinced that she is the perfect little puppy. Her temperament is fantastic and she’s already almost completely potty trained and has learned sit and paw. What a smart girl! Thanks for giving her such a great head start to her training. She absolutely loves playing in the snow. It’s a good thing she came home to Chicago! She’s the talk of the town…everywhere I go people want to know what kind of dog she is because she’s so adorable.”


I had to write to you and tell you how much we love our puppy, Sandy at one year. Sandy is the oldest pup of Legend and Destiny and we got her when she was only 8 weeks old. She is so happy, healthy, and full of good intentions. She has an amazing cuteness to her. Every time we walk her at the park, other people (walking their own dogs) tell us how cute she is. She is highly intelligent, eager to play, and loved our snowy winter. I am still amazed that we found the only dog in the world that I am not allergic to, she has been a blessing to us. Thank you so much for everything you did early on in educating us, we couldn’t love her any more than we do.” Sandy lives in Lynnwood, Washington


Just a fast update on Churro…We Love Her!!! She is such a wonderful addition to our family. Of course she is beautiful, but in addition she’s charming, clever and easy. I went to my first puppy class last week and this week Churro will join me. I’m sure she’ll be an “A” student. I also want to encourage other families with teenagers to get a dog. She brings us all together at a time when the kids are venturing out more. They have also proved to be responsible in her care. Thanks again for breeding such a wonderful dog. Churro lives in New Jersey


Just wanted to update you on baby Jake…he is doing marvelous. He goes to the door now for potty’s and we’ve not had a puddle since about his third day here. He is very smart and I feel he’s thriving. He’s about 12 pounds and still a butter ball but is very active and funny. He’s a wonderful joy and LOVES Jim which just tickles me and, of course, Jim loves the day-lights out of the little dickens as I knew he would.

PS: Jake started ringing the doggie bell hanging from the door today for his potty breaks….he’s doing amazing with his house training! Smart baby!!!! Once he really banged the bell and when I opened the door he blasted as fast as he could and I thought he’d never stand up again! Too cute.” Jake lives in Sisters, Oregon


We wanted to give you an update about our amazing new puppy. Lexi was quite the traveler making it 9 hours on the ride home!!! It’s been less than a week since we picked her up and she has slept the last 2 nights from 10:00 – 6:00. We have been introducing her every day to friends and their dogs and she it great with them. She is pretty confident around everyone.

We’ve had great dogs in the past but I don’t think we have ever had one so smart. She has learned sit, off, and leave it already without giving treats and will come (if there isn’t any distraction). I hope she is as easy to housebreak!!!!! We absolutely love her. Thank you for such a wonderful addition to our family.” Lexi lives in Truckee, California


Just thought I’d give you a report on how Autzen has been doing…He has been the perfect puppy so far! Autzen is so mellow and well behaved already. Everyone is so amazed by how great… and CUTE he is. He had a calm ride home and went potty right away in his special spot in the backyard. He’s already learning that’s his spot and waits at the door to go potty. There has only been one accident and that was when we took him to someone else’s house.

Autzen has only cried for about 2 minutes each night before going to sleep. The last two nights he has gotten up at about 2am to go potty and then went back to sleep without trouble. We’re so amazed- we were expecting him to cry all night long. It’s been wonderful! Today he went to the vet for the first time. They were happy w/ all that you have done for him so far and all the information you have provided for me. The vet was even amazed by how well behaved he was! He’s a healthy 7lbs, 2.5oz boy. 🙂 Thank you so much for all you have done thus far. We can’t wait for what is to come w/ our perfect puppy!

P.S. He LOVES chewing on his toy beaver! We’ve already trained him well. :)” Autzen lives in Eugene, Oregon


Hello from Boise Idaho. Can’t believe it’s been a year since we said goodbye and Sydney joined our family. She is such a terrific dog and key member of the family. Her personality is very warm, friendly and curious…as in always sniffing around to see what’s up. She also loves to fetch, go on hikes, lay around with the girls and watch movies, and always enjoys going to Sunriver. She’s also become my loyal jogging mate and trained for a 5K with me this year (the race organizers wouldn’t let her race however). This summer she also climbed Lava Butte, went swimming at Sparks Lake, Nevada, and traveled to California. I can’t thank you again for bringing her to us.” Sydney lives in Boise, Idaho


I can’t believe it has been three weeks since we picked up Finnegan. I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that he is doing great. He is one of the smartest dogs we have owned. He sits, gives us his paw, walks well on a leash and best of all runs to the door and barks when he needs to go out! He was doing all this by the end of the first week which is pretty darn good for a nine week old puppy. He also sleeps from ten at night until 6 or 6:30 in the morning. As easy and as much fun as it is owning these doodles it is hard not to want another, especially after seeing the pictures of the new arrivals.” Finnegan lives in Long Beach, Washington


I just wanted to let you know what an incredible dog Bella is. She is now 18 mos. and I cannot describe in words how wonderful she truly is. She is amazing with kiddos and is so incredibly loving and willing to please. She doesn’t shed at all and is the cutest pup ever. I just wanted to thank you for breeding such amazing dogs.” Bella lives in Eugene, Oregon


As I sit here watching my doodle play with one of her MANY toys it made me think of you and how grateful I am to have found you. It is such a blessing to know that you cared sooo much about your puppies that you went to all that trouble to find just the right one for me…..

We have been training once every 2 weeks and have now had 4 lessons with a great gal. She raises border collies and shows them as well. She is very straightforward and helps me find my own commands to direct Portia. It has been very challenging for me but even more rewarding, so thank you for all you did. Portia is incredibly quick to learn and sooo willing to please that I know we will be able to succeed. She has already woke me up out of a dead sleep @ 4 am and alerted me to a migraine. She licked me from my arm up to my face until she knew I was awake and took my meds. Even though we haven’t worked on that at all I believe she knows where my meds are and watches me take then every day so I don’t think it was a coincidence. She laid by me for 20 minutes and then went back to the foot of the bed. Pretty AWESOME….. She knows when I get stressed and is very ‘tuned in” to my actions when I am not myself. Thanks for all you did for me…I think about you often.” Portia lives in Bend Oregon and is learning to be a therapy dog for her owner


I just wanted to update you on our sweet Zaidy. She is happy, thriving, and the sweetest girl ever! Her personality is the most incredible mix of playful yet calm, intelligent, and loving. We are in heaven, and we thank you so much! Now that the weather is warming we have started Zaidy on some mild hikes in the Boulder mountains, which she loves, and she exuberantly remembers the past trails we have been on. She has the softest mouth, and gently takes our boys’ treats with real care when they call for her. 3 days a week when our boys are in school she has a full day free as an “only” and is treated to a day of fun in dog-loving boulder. Dog stores (toys and treats!), and of course mountain walks….. Puppy kindergarten is going great….she and a French Bulldog are soul-mates, both the calmest pups in the class (and the smartest if you ask me!!).” Zaidy lives in Boulder, Colorado


Patric is a wonderful, loving, responsive, intelligent puppy. He makes great eye contact while waiting for some instruction. He had his first vet visit on Monday and did a great job. He let them do whatever was needed without a fuss. The vet said he was perfect! We already knew that, but it was great to hear anyway. We are crating him at night and the first night he cried for about 40 minutes and then fell asleep until 4:00 am. He went out and did his business and came back in and slept in his crate until 6:00 am. Not bad! The next night he cried for a few less minutes and kept about the same time schedule. On the third night he cried a few minutes and slept until Mick woke him up at 6:15 am. He is taking to his crate very nicely. We are progressing with potty training and he has had only a few minor slip ups…he is so smart. I am sure he will be trained in no time. Thank you again for this puppy and we appreciate that he was cared for so lovingly.” Patric lives in Portland, Oregon


Rudy is such a great guy. He learned to sit in one afternoon, and I swear, the next day as soon as I walked in the kitchen, he stared intently at me, sat, and then stared at my hand for a treat. He is very quick, and seems to pick up on the rhythm of things. He is quite a celebrity. I’ve had people stop their car, roll down the window, and ask what kind of dog he is.” Rudy lives in Portland, Oregon


I thought I would take a moment to let you know how “Harley” is doing. We absolutely LOVE him. He is sweet, smart, and hilarious. He has been the perfect addition to our family. We cannot thank you enough.” Harley lives in Bend, Oregon


Georgia is doing wonderfully. What a charmer she is. All my friends who meet her appreciate her friendly playful nature. We are really enjoying her and she seems very happy. She is getting us all outside more which I am grateful for. It is great fun to have her with us and the 3 cats have adjusted well.” Georgia lives in Eugene, Oregon


Bella is awesome we already are in love with her. The kids think she is the coolest puppy ever.” Bella lives in Eugene, Oregon


Terrie, such LUCK! I pull up for puppy training class and see the cutest puppy who looks a lot like Jack. It’s his half brother, a puppy from your recent litter which you sold to two teachers! They named the pup Rubin. He looks very similar to the pup I asked you to send the picture of from your website. It was so fun to chat with them. We’ll be seeing them for 5 more weeks! They love him, and he has a GREAT disposition. No surprise there! Your reputation for great dogs is spreading. Stay tuned, maybe we can actually send you a picture of the two of them together.” These puppies both live near Seattle, Washington


I feel like I am overdue on an update on Jack and some photos. Jack has settled in beautifully with our family. I cannot imagine a more loving puppy. He is happy to snuggle up with anyone at anytime yet fun to run around with and play outside. Louisa says that, because of these two facets of his personality, he is the “perfect puppy”. My trip home was uneventful, other than a delayed departure from Eugene. Jack slept in his travel crate for most of the wait and the plane ride home, and never made a peep once we got to the airport.” Jack lives near Seattle, Washington


Wow…this little guy is SMART! Only 14 weeks and he can sit, shake (with both hands), high five, lie down, roll over, heel, and stay!! I can’t believe how eager he is to learn and please! He is the love of the neighborhood! In fact, you should be hearing from a neighbor of mine who fell in love with Hank and is set on getting her own Labradoodle! He LOVES kids, and can’t resist meeting new people (and licking them to death)! He is very good with other dogs, walks up slowly, and usually rolls over on his back (being kind and submissive). He is so funny to watch play, follows right along when we go on walks, and, at night, lays his head on my lap and snuggles up! I love him! Thanks so much for giving me such a great joy in my life!” Hank lives in Bend, Oregon


Little Mazi continues to thrive. Our vet was impressed with the documentation you provided, and Mazi is potty training with success. She is very much a people person and is affectionate with everyone she meets. She is respectfully interested in our 16 year old cat, and to our amazement, our cat actually laid down by her for a while yesterday. I can’t tell you how heartwarming it was to see your home and your animals. The amount of compassion and care you provide is truly amazing. We would purchase another dog from you or recommend you to anyone. I’ll continue to look at your website even though we have our hands full. I just can’t help it.” Little Mazi lives in California


Copper is the latest news around here. He is the entertainer of the family. He’s been with us a couple weeks. He is so easy to train! He can sit, shake, lay down, and now we’re working on stay. It’s been 13 years since we had a puppy in the house … so we’re busy. He is always into something. It seems like he grows every day. The crate and potty training has been really easy. I know that this is in large part that we are home with him all the time. The crying when we leave doesn’t even happen anymore. He is usually tired by the time we leave for errands and ready to nap! “Copper lives in California


Penner will be 10 months old in February. We couldn’t adore him more. He’s such a good and smart boy (learns anything in 2 days) and he’s very handsome! He’s also every bit as lovey and snuggly as you experienced when he was a puppy. He’s going to be a great Animal Assisted Therapy dog.” Penner lives in Portland, Oregon


Cooper loves playing in the backyard. He romps across the lawn like a little bunny. Potty training is going well. Whenever we take him out, he almost immediately ‘gets busy.’” Cooper lives in California


Well, we made it through the first night without too much fuss. She yelped a bit when she woke up in her crate and found out we weren’t there anymore, but she’s taken to the crate like she’s always been in it. I think the heartbeat toy really helps. We put her in the crate with the toy, leaving the door open when she slept all last evening. Then when we went to bed, we just closed the door. How easy is that?!” Mojo lives in Roseburg, Oregon


Thank you so much for our beautiful puppy!! We just LOVE him!! We named him Kona and he is doing great. He is very smart and so sweet. He’s doing really well on his potty training, sleeps through the night (yeah!! :o), and comes when he’s called. He loves to explore the backyard, picking up everything he can find, and following Radar, our other dog.” Kona lives in Bend, Oregon


Our new pup Lola … well … we absolutely LOVE her! We are all totally enthralled! She’s absolutely wonderful. She’s catching onto potty training very quickly, and is just a delight to have. She even went 6 1/2 hours in her crate last night :)” Lola lives in Bend, Oregon


Gus is absolutely amazing! He lets us know when he needs to go out (he has only missed a few times), he will go “potty” on command, he will lie down and settle down on command. He is learning to sit and come … he is an absolute LOVE!! When he isn’t in his area, he stays by our feet. He has not been very interested in the cats, which has made them really comfortable. I’m telling you … This is amazing!! We couldn’t be happier.

The kids say, ‘Mom, we got the best one!’ I couldn’t agree more. Thanks for raising such a great puppy. I’m sure we will have our share of chewing, but until then he can do no wrong. He even sleeps from 10pm-6am!!!?” Gus lives in Portland, Oregon


I have to say… Dewey is one of the smartest puppies I’ve ever had. He learns things very quickly. He sits, comes, lays down, and rings the bell to go outside.” Dewey lives in California


Tuscany seemed to be asking to go out when she needed to by crying, jumping in the general direction of where we keep her leash, or making a show of herself by running around the room. Saturday, I put a bell on the door. A couple of times, I gave her a treat when she nosed the bell and then immediately took her outside. By the end of the day, she had learned to ring the bell to ask to be taken outside. Proof positive: she is the world’s best puppy.” Tuscany lives in Portland, Oregon


Gizmo’s first night went very well. He woke up about 3:00am with just a bit of whining, then went back to sleep. He was up at 6am and whined a bit more so I got up and fed him. We just love him and he’s such a great dog … so sweet and cute and energetic. Thank you for everything. Just by the way he acts with us shows how well you raised him, took care of him, and above all, we can ‘see’ all the love, attention, and play he received. If I know anyone wanting a Labradoodle, I will definitely recommend you.” Gizmo lives in Florida


We took Coco to the beach in Carmel, which is one of the few beaches around that allows dog to be off leash. She had a great time … and so did well! After a day at the beach, we went to one of the many restaurants in Carmel that welcome dogs. They actually have a dog menu and a water bowl for each dog! We were trying to keep expenses down so she didn’t get to order off the menu! She had to make due with dog food that we brought for her. She’s now 35lbs. and about 18.5” at the shoulder. I think you can see a bit of dark chocolate coloring in her coat and on her muzzle. Our only regret is that we wish we could have gotten her many years ago!” Coco lives in California


It’s hard to believe that Rena is 2 years old already. It seems like just weeks ago that she looked like those pictures. I don’t and haven’t dreaded one moment, one day, or one adventure that we’ve experienced together. I can’t tell you enough what a great dog and friend she is. What I enjoy the most is coming home from work to a wagging tail and lots of loving licks because she’s just so very happy to see me. Though I don’t share with the licking part, I too find myself very happy to see her! What a wonderful dog and so very smart, wanting to please, and playful personality. I love that she follows me everywhere – she’s my buddy and I love my dog!” Rena lives in Oregon


Blue is great! He is the best dog ever!! Everyone who meets him falls in love. He is so friendly. He is almost all black with some dark brown spots and some white hairs on his back. His coat is soft and curly and straight under his belly. He is so cute!” Blue lives in New York


Metro is doing great – he’s such a big dog now! He’s also turning into a great running companion. He loves to run with Wade and me and even has a ‘girlfriend’ named Sisi that he also loves to run with. The four of us run together once a week. We just love each other and have a ball. We just love him – I don’t know what we did before we had a puppy around the house. You just can’t help yourself from laughing when he’s around – his personality is so funny! He finally learned to bark and we think it scared him more than it did us the first time. He hardly ever barks though – only when he sees something outside and he thinks he’s protecting us (which is comical in itself because he’s a such a mild-mannered, big scaredy-cat of a dog).” Metro lives in Bend, Oregon


Tuscany is a great, great dog. I’ve started obedience classes with her and she amazes me … she picks things up so quickly. She is already following the ‘sit’ command for just about anyone who asks her to do it and without a treat following (other than praise.)” Tuscany lives in Portland, Oregon