Doodles are affectionate, gentle dogs that get along with everyone – even cats! Having been bred towards low shedding and allergy friendliness, they make the perfect addition to many households.
We are in Bothell - about 20 miles from downtown Seattle!
Curly coated goldendoodles, like our Beyonce here, are considered to be the most non-shedding.
Puppies who begin training from a young age go home happy and ready to learn. At Pups By Taylor, we begin working with our puppies at three days old, beginning with bio sensory training. We start basic crate, leash, and potty training.
So here is some background first – Beyonce, JLo and Fergie all live in my house full time and that means that they spend a lot of time with me and even sleep in our bed. In addition to everything else I have going on, I spend time working on training each of them to sit, stay, down, leave it, walk off leash, etc. There are only so many hours in the day and when I want to spend time working with each girl individually and take her out to the Mill Creek Town Center to be around other people, it can end up taking me several hours for just my 3 girls here full time and if you did not know I also have a full time job (working from home but it is FT). Also, it is really too emotionally difficult to have that 24/7 connection and then rehome a dog after she is done having puppies for us. It feels like she isn’t being appreciated and that isn’t how I feel at all. But I also can’t have more than 3 dogs here full time AND have my Mommies come back here to have puppies, it just gets to be too crazy and that isn’t good for anyone. The way to work around this issue is a guardian program.
Our first litter will be 4 years old next month. Time has flown by and I have gone from advertising on Craigslist to a waitlist of over 20. I am so grateful for the love that we have received. THANK YOU.
With this new attention, I have seen an increase in the amount of messages that I receive asking to come over and meet our dogs or play with puppies. I have also been surprised by a few random people that never even called me, they just showed up at my front door. Just to be clear, that is scary and I would never invite you in my house if you do that. The only downside to this home based business is that I don’t have an office or kennel outside our home for people to visit.
We found a home for Childish Gambino! He was placed last week and doing so well!There is a chance that we will have guardian opportunities for females in the future but I don’t plan on adding additional males for awhile.
I have been considering keeping a female from Adele or Gaga as a future Mommy for us but that would be in 2019. I will post again when we are looking for a future guardian family! Thank you so much for the interest! If you are considering a pup give me a call so we can get you on the waitlist!
I know I am so overdue for a blog post and I have wanted to update about day to day life, our awesome reunion we had in February at House of Ruff in Seattle, recent breeding/date nights with Jay Z and hoping Fergie and JLo are both currently pregnant, etc but for now how about some cute Easter pics? I spend so much time staring at dog pics on Instagram (way too much time honestly!) and I am so impressed with all of the creativity, obvious dog training and great photography skills! I look back at some of our old pics and I’ve got to say that wow, we’ve come a long way. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve changed groomers, I do a better job of combing the girls out daily and they get a regular “tune up” (my term) every month that includes a nail trim and also a mini haircut and comb out (in case I missed anything). I remember when someone told me JLo ‘looks cuter in person’ and I thought what the heck she is gorgeous but when I look back at that pic I think why the heck wasn’t she groomed?!! Just for giggles here’s the comparison:
Haha! I hope you got a laugh. She needs a good cut but I can still see how cute she is. Anyway, I think this year’s pics are adorable and way better than last year!
Lesson learned – don’t let the waitlist fool you! I cannot believe that I had a list of 26 families with deposits paid and 20 of those families said the Christmas timing was not right for them. I try to prepare my families for the worst, telling people it could be a year out so if I get to their name early it is a nice surprise instead of setting people up to be disappointed. I just can’t control how many puppies are in a litter or if my girls will even get pregnant but I also don’t know what might be going on with my families. For this litter I made my way through the list and even had a day where I updated my site to say 1 available puppy. There were lots of vacations planned, a remodel, a new baby, a recent pregnancy announced, I have a few families with a senior dog that aren’t ready to add a puppy to their home, etc. Here’s a visual of how far I went down the list: