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! Check out our everyday life on Snapchat! http://www.snapchat.com/add/PupsByTaylor
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.
Zak and Angie Owners of Zeppelin the mini double doodle
We just got our sweet mini double doodle from Taylor & it has been the best experience! This was my husband & I’s first time buying a puppy so I did a lot of research, and came across Pups by Taylor. I read a bunch of blog posts and looked through her last litters. I was pretty sold after just reading about her & her experience with breeding. Our first night, which is said to be the worst, our little Zeppelin slept through the whole night in his crate. Taylor set us up to give our puppy the healthiest lifestyle & she is so helpful. I’ve probably asked her 1828484 questions & she answers them all! We are so happy with our furbaby & so thankful for Taylor
Gunny and Sharon
If you would like to know what a caring breeder should be, then look up Taylor! We were fortunate to come upon her while looking for a mini labradoodle and were so impressed at the information she made available, how responsive she was, and how she prepared the puppies for their future. She worked on litter training, kennel/crate, training, socialization, noise acclimation. What a difference. From the start our puppy was well-adjusted and so easy to work with. Happy, heal…thy, raised in a home with people and dogs. She answered every question and truly cared about the entire process. The communication was wonderful with videos and pictures posted online to checking in afterwards to make sure everything was going well. But wait, there’s more, when we had a family situation and could not longer manage our little one after 3 months, Taylor was right there to live up to her commitment and help to rehome our lovely little one. She took the puppy back to her house and working with her network was able to find a new and fantastic home. She even managed the financial end for us. She lived up to everything she committed to in the initial agreement and then some. If you find this site looking for “oodles” to love, you will not be disappointed with Taylor. Highly, highly recommended. I can’t say enough good things about our experience every step to the way. Thank you Taylor!
Kim and Kinal Owners of Kingston, a JLo/Koa double doodle
I truly believe that a lot can be said about those who are passionate about what they do. Taylor is not your ordinary run of the mill breeder. When you research into potential breeders you stumble upon a lot of them who are all claiming the same things and it’s hard to differentiate and know if they are really all the things they claim or if they are just good at letting you see the things they want you to see. My boyfriend and I decided to get our little guy, Kingston, who is a JLo/Koa pup from Taylor and we are so lucky and happy we did. From the very beginning, Taylor maintained open and honest communication and feedback with us. We didn’t know if we were ready to be dog owners and if our lifestyle could accommodate raising a dog and she talked us through and helped us think about all the factors involved and what raising a dog requires from financial responsibilities to schedules to time etc. Taylor is passionate not just about the breeding process but about each individual dog that leaves her home and rightly so. She invests so much of her time helping with early development and training from the moment the puppies are born to the very moment they leave and has remained a constant help and resource to us up until now (Kingston is already over 6 months now!) Taylor kept us updated on a daily basis through Snapchat posts, YouTube videos and a shared photo album. I don’t know many people who have ultrasound photos or videos of their dogs minutes after they were born but we do! She accommodated us visiting the puppies whenever we wanted even if it was a Friday night after the end of a long work day. In bringing Kingston home, Taylor set us up with everything that we needed to make the transition into our home an easy one. My friends and family with dogs have always commented that they have never had that kind of care or attention with the breeders they went with! I highly recommend Taylor and I do recommend her to everyone I encounter who comments on how adorable, loving and well-adjusted/behaved Kingston is. As much as I could write about how great Taylor and the whole experience was and is, Kingston is the true testament to what true passion and love can produce and that all started with Taylor. The time she spent with him in his early development has made him who he is. We love him so much and have Taylor to thank. We seriously can’t recommend her enough!
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 fit 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:
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!
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
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:
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
Here are the eye reports
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!
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:
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.
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
Our future Mr Right is in need of a guardian home. We are calling him Drake since it goes with the theme we already have AND how convenient is it that Rihanna was dating Drake and now JLo is and we will most likely use this boy with our Rihanna and JLo sometime in 2018.
Please contact me if you are interested in being a guardian family. It is rare I will have this opportunity with a male. The best part is I bring the girls to your house for a “date” as our place is a little hectic to focus one 1:1 “romance” between the dogs. He also does not need to be here to take care of puppies so less time having your pup away from home.