My name is Judy Albertson and I have been breeding labradoodles and goldendoodles for nine years now. Our first labradoodle was our sweet F1 cream standard girl, Maggie. Maggie is very smart and athletic and she got me thinking about producing these fabulous dogs for other people to enjoy. Once I researched the ethics of being a breeder, I decided that this was a job and hobby for me...I have not looked back for a second! I fall in love with every puppy born here in our home. I have been a labor and delivery nurse for 38 years now and it was a natural transition to deliver puppies. My father was a veterinarian and I was very lucky to have grown up with many dogs, cats, and horses.
My husband of 26 years, Bruce, helps me with each delivery as do my two daughters, Brittany and Briana. I sleep on the couch near the puppy room for a few weeks after delivery so that I can hear the puppies and mama dogs easily. When I feel it is safe to return to my bedroom, I use a baby monitor to hear the puppies. I introduce solid puppy food at about 2.5-3 weeks of age. I mix the food in the blender to soften and thin it at first, then I just add warm water to the kibble to soften it when they are about 4 weeks old. They are fed three times a day and they also nurse from mama until about 6 weeks of age. At that time, mother’s milk is not mandatory for their health, but sometimes the mom’s still let the puppies nurse a few times a day. The puppies are taken outside several times a day to run and play and to learn to use the grass for going potty. I love this time and I take many pictures and videos of the fun-loving puppies! The babies are ready to go to their new homes by 8 weeks of age. They will have had their first puppy shot, several wormings, a visit to the vet for a health check, and they will be microchipped. I bathe the puppies a few times before they come home to you, also, since they are messy eaters...! I hope to send home a very well-socialized puppy who is healthy and very loving. I want you and your family to fall in love with your new family member just as I have. Puppyhood is full of challenges and laughter at the same time. It is up to you to be consistent with training and guiding your puppy in the appropriate direction. Plan on taking a puppy kindergarten class around 11-12 weeks of age to help with socialization. A puppy needs a lot of time with you for it’s first several months so please don’t get a young puppy if you do not have the time necessary. You will end up with a puppy that “does not behave” if you do not give the pup hours of training and positive reinforcement. Read books about living with a new puppy before you get your puppy. Our puppies have a wonderful start in life and I want them to continue their journey with families that are 100% committed to them. They will reward you with years of love and loyalty and a lifetime of precious memories.