Welcome to Pups By Taylor

We are in Bothell - about 20 miles from downtown Seattle!

Happy Owners

Taylor is by far the best breeder! From the moment we spoke, it was clear she loves her dogs more than anything. We got our first puppy from her and it was clear our baby came from the most loving home ever. Taylor is always available to answer puppy questions and we keep in touch regularly for puppy play dates. She even helped us find the right raw food for our puppy. Taylor starts leash and crate training early and the first night we got home, our pup went right to bed and slept all night! It was a dream! Our puppy was happy, healthy and well socialized. I highly recommend Pups By Taylor

Pups by Taylor is WONDERFUL! Taylor is such a kind and warm-hearted person and it shows in all of her dogs.

Right from the beginning she was very responsive and welcomed me into her home to visit the puppies. After spending some time with the puppies, I knew that Koa was the one for me! From that moment on, Taylor gave me updates on Koa’s growth, sent me photos and videos when I couldn’t visit him and helped me find all of the resources I needed to be a great dog mom. I felt confident that Koa was getting the best care from Taylor– all of her puppies were fed a raw food diet, crate trained and socialized before they came home.

It’s been 6 wonderful months since Koa has joined my family and we love that Taylor keeps in touch with tips and resources, plus we have the occasional puppy reunion. Pups by Taylor provides excellent service and I highly recommend anyone interested in getting a goldendoodle to contact Taylor! Plus her puppies are extremely cute 🙂

Taylor and Andru are wonderful breeders and people. You get that personal touch that you don’t get with most breeders. They have lots of love to give to their doggies and all the newborn pups. We are in love with Amelia and grateful for our new friends (both dogs and people)❤️

Want To See Doodles? Our Visitation Policy

22 Jul

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.

Unfortunately, it’s a sad product of our times that stranger danger is a real thing in today’s world, even for adults. I have tried my best to make everything about our lives and this business transparent but at some point I have to draw the line. Breeding dogs and selling what I consider to be my grandchildren is a different kind of business and I’m aware of that. I want to give people the opportunity to get to know us and see what we are about. I’m proud of the love and care that I show my dogs. I’m also married to a “personality” or an “influencer” so privacy isn’t always part of the package. I knew (mostly) what I was getting in to when my wedding announcement was a public YouTube video! As we grow and have more litters, with less down time in between, and as my husband’s business and fan base grows with 150,000+ subscribers watching him on YouTube and people seeing him on TV, I feel like I need to make some changes to way we have done things in the past. Here are just some of the reasons we no longer allow visits from people who are not yet on our reservation list.

  1. Significant harm has come to people like breeders or real estate agents who work in home-type environments where unknown people are routinely invited in. Examples here, here, here, here and here
  2. We have health concerns for the puppies, who are still developing their little immune systems and not yet protected by vaccinations and maturity. (People can inadvertently—or even intentionally—carry diseases in on their shoes, hands, and clothing.) Information about parvo and canine influenza
  3. We have health concerns for our mothers. Activity and new people in the house are a significant source of stress for nursing moms. Stress produces cortisol and other stress hormones, and those hormones go into mom’s milk and directly into the puppies, causing biochemically induced stress in the puppies. This is not healthy for moms or pups. Stressed moms also can get frantic and accidentally roll on or step on puppies if they panic. This is obviously a concern for us.
  4. Puppy theft is also a growing problem, so unknown traffic in our home endangers the safety of our puppies due to theft. So this means that seeing us or our parent dogs means that you are also seeing our home and any puppies we have. Examples here here and here
  5. We are a real family, with a real life. We have home responsibilities and although we both work from home we are juggling other jobs and also rely on our home as a place we can relax and feel safe. Inviting strangers over on a regular basis is not conducive to a strong family life.
  6. These puppies are also not ours to risk—they belong to the families that are taking them home and we are just their caretakers for a brief period of time.
  7. We are happy to have our committed buyers over, after puppies are 4 weeks old, providing we don’t have any concerns about current disease outbreaks or any other similar biosafety or puppy/dog health concern.

We consider these concerns as indicative of our reputability as a breeder—the safety of our puppies, dogs, and family will always be placed above a potential sale.

I know I have said on my site in other posts that it is important to visit your breeder and see where the puppies are being raised. I still believe this to be true and still allow families of the current litter to come visit their puppy starting around four weeks old. Luckily, modern technology has a good solution for this modern problem. Videos and our Puppy Cam! Although we aren’t able to allow the general public to visit, we do provide a significant number of videos that show where and how our puppies are raised. If you search YouTube for PupsByTaylor you should find almost 150 videos from our daily snapchat stories. You will see and learn more about our program from these videos than you would from ten visits to our house. When we have puppies here I also have the Puppy Cam going 24/7 for you to watch and see puppies grow (if we have no puppies you were receive a message saying we are missing in action).

We encourage you to view these videos and give us a call to discuss any questions you may have. We also encourage you to check out our reviews on Facebook, as well as frequent posts on our Facebook page from very happy, satisfied families that have our puppies. If you just LOVE doodles and can’t get enough (I can totally relate) there is also a doodle meetup group that meets once a month in Seattle and they have over 1,500 members. They meet at a public park which would give you the opportunity to see the dogs play, maybe give them some pets and talk to owners.

We appreciate your understanding of our commitment to the safety of our puppies, dogs, and family.

Guardian Families

07 Jul

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!

Easter 2018

01 Apr

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!

Don’t Let The Waitlist Fool You

17 Nov

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:

It’s funny to think back to the day of JLo’s x-ray in October and that I cried that she was only having one puppy. I was so worried about disappointing people on the waitlist. But honestly this has really worked out perfectly because JLo has been producing milk and able to assist Fergie with her puppies. This first litter of 6 was a lot on tiny, 13 pound Fergie and she ended up dehydrated and needing some IV fluids and meds and after that she really lost interest in nursing. I think JLo will continue to let puppies nurse a little each day until they leave.

What I’m trying to say is, and this advice is for me too, trust this process because everything seems to fall in to place each time. My deposits are 100% refundable. I often hear from people that say they will just wait and contact me next year but I continue to take deposits so the longer you wait the further down you will be on the waitlist. If you have been checking out my site and thinking of reaching out give me a call!

 

 

Our 2nd Spay Experience and Beyonce’s Two Small Litters

10 Sep

Well it is now official – Beyonce was spayed on Friday so she will not have any more puppies. I wrote a previous post about my experience going to the Animal Hospital of Newport Hills and I’ve got to say again – expensive, yes but WORTH IT!

Once again I made an appointment for a consultation so they could do blood-work and I could get some time to talk to Dr Aspen Davidoff. I really do like her a lot! Some vets are not particularly friendly or supportive with breeders but she has already been very kind and informative and not judgemental at all. I discussed Beyonce’s litter sizes – 5 and then 7 and then only 3 and we skipped a cycle and then 2. She confirmed that there is actually no benefit to skipping a heat cycle so unless there is a complication I won’t do that again. I’m going to go back to back and spay before 4 years old which I’ve read in many places is really healthy and the best thing for a dog. The skipping a heat cycle is an outdated idea.

We did a FULL blood panel on Beyonce so with the office visit the cost for that was $241.75. If you are looking for a way to cut down the budget you can get a different (reduced) blood panel for a little less and if you are taking in a puppy under 1 year old I’m not sure that they even require the blood work but I do think it is worth giving a quick check before sedation to make sure everything is a-ok with your pup. I normally do blood work on my girls before breeding and after every litter just to be sure all internal organs are functioning as they should be and I didn’t do this after Beyonce’s last litter since I knew I’d be bringing her in for this surgery.

After the blood work came back just fine we scheduled surgery. I brought her in on Friday morning and I was just as nervous and emotional as I was with Shakira, just because we had one good experience that didn’t assure me this time would be the same. But guess what – it was just as easy on her. The cost is based on your dog’s weight and for 25 pounds and under she was $274.75. I paid $30.40 to upgrade to the laser and also added the IV fluids during surgery which is optional and an additional $92.45. I think the IV fluids are what makes a huge difference. This part is probably the biggest money maker for them, I’m sure that bag is about $3 but it is worth it. Give up your Starbucks habit for a bit or whatever you need to do to get that IV! Her pain pills were an additional $14.75 and I forgot I still had them from Shakira’s surgery because neither one of them seems to be in pain. I gave it to Shakira and also to Beyonce on night 2 just in case (night 1 they were both still really loopy) and because I wanted them to be a little more zonked out so they didn’t lick at the incision but neither one did. Just like Shakira, Beyonce is bothered by the spot on her front leg where the shaved her for the IV but that’s about it. So total cost for Beyonce’s spay was slightly  higher than Shakira’s because I did more blood work but total was $654.10. While she was sedated I also had them clean her teeth which was not included in that amount but was $321.50. Shakira did not need her teeth cleaned and I believe that is because she likes to chew bones. Beyonce prefers all of her food ground and not whole “prey” – she is a bit of a princess!

Oops almost forgot about LITTER SIZE (highlighting in case you just want to scroll to this part). When I picked B up from the surgery Dr Davidoff came out to let me know that Beyonce had a cyst on one of her ovaries. She said that isn’t a common occurrence in younger dogs however it does happen as the girls age and Beyonce is 4 years, 5 months old. Dr Davidoff said that is no reason to worry, it was a cyst and not a tumor and that she thinks that developed after litter #2 (which was 7 puppies) and what caused litter #3 and #4 to be so small in comparison – just one ovary was functioning. AI could have also played a part since it does have a slightly lower success rate vs natural breeding. Cysts are normal and I myself just had a bit of a scare when I got my annual mammogram this year and they called me to return because they ‘saw something that needed a closer look’ which just turned out to be a cyst which they also told me is normal as we age. Well BOO on aging!

I will definitely return to Newport Hills for JLo’s surgery which will be next year. I highly recommend this place! Yes, you can get it cheaper however this is surgery and recovery can be tough so please keep that in mind. I have posted my phone number all over this site – if you have questions call, text or email. I’m happy to talk more about the experience or any dog questions. 917-847-6652

Beyonce’s Final Litter

28 Jul


I can’t believe we are already here! Beyonce had her final litter of just 2 girls on Wednesday, May 31st. I believe artificial insemination contributed to the small size of her litter but Mother Nature would be the authority on this one and I’m just guessing. I’ve been posting updates on Instagram and Facebook but I want to show off these beautiful girls and the pictures I took of their weekly weigh ins 

Here there are on their birthday:


And week 1


Week 2:


Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Week 6


Week 7


Week 8


These girls are BEAUTIFUL 😍😍

What EXACTLY Does “Health Tested” Mean?!

06 Jul

If you have spent any time looking for a dog you have probably seen the term “health tested” but this doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone so I wanted to post about what it means to me.

When we first got Shakira our breeder Thom, who is a very nice man that I’m still friends with to this day, equated health testing to regular vet check ups with no health issues between visits. Thom had standard size labradoodles as well as minis so he was aware of the retrievers issues with hip dysplasia however he explained that he didn’t feel that it was needed in a small dog because they weighed less and were generally less active. At the time this made sense to my husband and I but only because we just didn’t educate ourselves to know any better and we desperately wanted this adorable puppy. NOTE: PUPPIES ARE ADORABLE. DO NOT LOSE YOUR MIND!

I found a great article from Paw Print Genetics about the importance of genetic testing and I want to share it with you here. I do genetic testing on my dogs because one of the goals of breeding is to produce the healthiest puppies possible. When I purchase breeding dogs I expect the highest quality of dogs and because of that I have decided to not include Drake in my breeding program. He is a GORGEOUS, well behaved dog and appears to be very healthy however his genetic testing came back as a carrier for degenerative myelopathy  Remember the note earlier? Again, puppies are adorable. Do not lose your mind!

I was upset when I received the results because I was told that both parents are health tested and clear. I was emailed a screenshot of what I now believe to be the health testing of A DIFFERENT dog that was not the true parent. This breeder has it on her website that health testing is done with Paw Print Genetics but when I search the “kennel name” (business name) or search for her name, I’ve searched for just her first name and Australian Labradoodle, I’ve searched for the parents name…nothing comes up. Now this is my fault for falling for a cute face and lots of cute puppy pictures. Please learn from my experience and follow up – ask for links to check the site yourself.

For the OFA testing, and this is done IN ADDITION to the genetic testing because it is for different issues, if a dog is younger than 2 years old they get a preliminary certificate for hips which those results do not appear on their site however they do mail us a certificate which we can scan or take a picture and post. It can also get confusing when breeders use two different names – on my dogs I use their first name (Shakira, Beyonce, JLo, Fergie, Rihanna, Mariah, Adele and Gaga) and my last name so it makes it very easy to find. Right now you will not find results for Fergie, Rihanna, Mariah, Adele and Gaga because they are young. I will take Fergie in for her OFA testing in the next month, I have put it off waiting for her outgrow her carsickness but I’ve done the genetic testing on everyone – this is the first step for me to decide if I will proceed with further testing and in the case of Drake I made the decision to “retire” him early and he will remain with his guardian family as their pet.

I hope this helps you with your search. If you have questions please feel free to call/email/text and we can chat more. I am obviously heartbroken about not using Drake for our program however degenerative myelopathy is much too serious of a disease for me to even consider using a carrier…but another breeder thought it was just fine. Please take the time to research – this disease doesn’t even hit until your dog is around 8 years old. Imagine how in love you are with your dog by 8 years old and that awesome guarantee that breeders offer is usually 1-2 years. Look it up, it is the human equivalent of Lou Gehrig’s disease/ALS but just to go over again he seems very healthy and is only a carrier so without the testing you would have no idea.

Here are pictures of the prelim reports



And when they entered Beyonce’s information they had a typo on her birthday listing her born in 2012 but she was born in 2013 so this should have been a prelim but we got the real certificate. You can also see her results on their website 


All of the certificates can be found online but I have the actual paper certificates in my office too 

Here are the eye reports 


And patella 


I’m sure I have more in addition to these but I wanted to update my site since I have removed Drake as one of our dogs. 

I still am learning everyday and I’m definitely not trying to claim I know it all or am better than everyone else but instead I’m trying to be as honest as I can about this “business” because in the end we end up being family and if someone has one of my puppies I want to stay a part of their lives and of course I want them to have a happy, healthy dog! 

JLo/Koa February 2017 Puppies 

26 Apr

This weekend our four JLo/Koa mini double doodles went home. I’ve been posting pictures on Instagram and Facebook but I wanted to share here on the blog in case you aren’t following on those social sites. I think it’s also fun to see how absolutely adorable they get and show all of their weekly pictures in one place. I’m gonna start with the most recent which was their pick up day and work my way backwards to week 1:

Then 7 weeks old:

Easter! Which was actually 6 weeks and 6 days but I wanted to use the cute Easter props I purchased

Week 6 pics:


Weeks 5 pics:

Week 4 pics:

Week 3 pics:

Week 2 pics:


Week 1 pics:

iCloud Shared Albums

15 Apr

When I first started out in 2014 someone commented that I posted too many pictures on Facebook. When I purchased my dogs I hated that I never got ENOUGH pics so that comment really surprised me but I figured if one person felt that way then there are others that agree. I was telling my husband Andru about this and he suggested creating iCloud shared albums. If you don’t know about this feature I’m about to change your world! 


This is from JLo and Koa’s last litter. By the time they went home I had shared over ONE THOUSAND pictures with those 6 families! I know that had to feel amazing because I’m currently waiting on a new puppy and she was 8 weeks old yesterday and I have received maybe 15 picture maximum. 


This album is from JLo and Koa’s current litter and they will be 7 weeks old in just 2 days so I’ll be adding to the album and beating the number of pics from our last litter of 6 and this is only 4 puppies!! 

These albums are in addition to the daily snaps I add on Snapchat (also saved on YouTube) and the puppy cam going 24/7. I really want families to be able to see their puppies as they grow and have those memories forever. 

I think this is just one example of the extra things that I do for my families that is above what other breeders are doing and I love being able to provide so many memories for my new families. 

I bet you can find a use for shared albums too. I’ve also used these when on vacation with a friend so we can both add our pictures to the same album, also spending a few hours at the lavender festival ended up with hundreds of beautiful pictures. Andru and I have used it many times for different dog picks (for example Easter shots or we’ve done Christmas, Hanukkah) and we also have a shared folder for pics of his son. If you don’t know how to use it give it a quick google. 

Easter 2017

15 Apr

I wanted to get some Easter pics of the girls. I see so many adorable pics on Instagram now, I’m amazed at the talented, creative people taking adorable pics of their dogs. 

I know my husband takes WAY BETTER pics and I still can’t figure out the “depth effect” on my iPhone 7 plus so I asked him if he could also take a few. Wow! Of course his are way better!!! Aren’t these girls so cute! I wish we had Shakira and Rihanna here for pics today