Welcome to Pups By Taylor

We are in Bothell - about 20 miles from downtown Seattle! Check out our everyday life on Snapchat! http://www.snapchat.com/add/PupsByTaylor

Happy Owners

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, healthy, 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!

So I’ve now had my precious Felicia aka “Flea” for almost 8 months and loving every moment of it. I can’t imagine life without her. I am a brand new puppy owner…meaning I’ve never owned a dog, not even as a kid. My friends couldn’t believe I wanted a puppy, in fact they tried to dissuade me from getting one and told me it would be A LOT of work and it would eat all my shoes! I spent hours, days looking at sites researching as to what I wanted. I knew I loved the temperament of a lab but didn’t want the size of a lab. Somehow I stumbled across Taylor’s site and was obsessed with her puppies. A mini double doodle seemed perfect for me. I was hoping for a dog under 20 lbs and I’m not gonna lie the whole litter training thing was intriguing. She happened to live close to my parent’s house, so I went up for a visit to “look’” just look at puppies and possibly place deposit for one I could pick up in a year. Well I fell in love…with all of them! I held the purple collar girl, she was exactly what I wanted, female and light colored. I was ready to write my check, but to my surprise Taylor wanted me to think about it for a day or two and get back to her. There was NO pressure at all to buy a puppy. Not only that, she answered all my questions and allowed me to visit several times. She even told me that if I didn’t want the puppy after I paid my deposit she would give it back. Needless to say I felt as though I was buying from a breeder that REALLY cared about her puppies and wanted them to go to the perfect homes. You can tell how much time she puts into raising the pups by all the updates you get. She shared daily pictures and videos of the pups before they were ready to come home. When I finally brought Flea home it took some adjustments but for the most part wasn’t the nightmare everyone told me it would be. Yes, she still uses her litter box but if I take her outside she goes outside. Some people think its weird but I love it! No early morning walks for me. I would never recommend a litter box for a big dog , but works perfect for my 11 lb dog. I have to say the support Taylor provides after you bring home your puppy is wonderful. For a first time dog owner like me, it took away a lot of stress. The Pups by Taylor Families Facebook page is a great resource as well. It’s a great way to share ideas or even hear about everyone else’s experiences. Taylor also has reunions. At the first reunion we went to we met Flea’s littermate, Norman, who happens to live close to us. Flea and Norman see each other at least once a week and will be having their 1st birthday party together this July. People stop me all the time to take pictures or Flea and ask where I got her. I have to say so far my experience as a 1st time dog owner has been pleasant. I wouldn’t think twice about getting a second dog from Taylor, if only my husband would let me!

We got our little guy Murphy from Taylor, and we absolutely could not be happier. Upon meeting Taylor, you could see the amount of love and care that she puts into each of her dogs, and even once you adopt one, her caring for them never stops. The puppies were incredibly well cared for, fed the best food and diets, and Taylor helped share all tips and tricks as we took Murphy home. While many breeders are simply there to breed dogs and sell them off, Taylor views each puppy, and those who adopt them, as a part of her extended family.

We were lucky to have found Taylor, especially because of how happy Murphy makes us each day!

Doodles Visit Santa Claus in Seattle!

20 Dec

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We took the girls to see Santa yesterday! It was challenging to get everyone still and looking in the direction of the camera but it was fun.

JLo is in his left hand; she was 14 weeks yesterday and barely fit in her size small Santa suit. Apple is in his right hand. Beyonce and Shakira are sitting  on the ground. I never thought I’d be bringing the dogs to sit on Santa’s lap but I love this picture and I’m pretty sure this won’t be the last time!

First Weigh-In

17 Dec

We don’t usually weigh puppies for the first 24 hours because there is so much to adjust to so here are their weights on day 2:

  • Purple Girl: 8.6 ounces
  • Red Girl: 8.5 ounces
  • Blue Boy: 9.5 ounces
  • Orange Boy: 9.5 ounces
  • Green Boy: 9.0 ounces

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I know you can’t see most of their faces but I will post a lot of pictures as times goes on! Right now they are doing a lot of sleeping. You can also check us out on instagram – search for PupsByTaylor

We have puppies!

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Last night we could see Beyonce was having contractions and we took her temperature and it was down to 98.9 so we were most likely going to have a puppies come in the middle of the night. I tried to nap during the day and we got her bed set up in the bathroom as […]

Final Days of Pregnancy for Beyonce

11 Dec

a2I hope that by this time next week Beyonce will have her mini goldendoodle puppies! She is still a happy girl but I can tell this extra weight is getting old and it is harder for her to jump up on our bed or the couch for cuddles so I’m coming down to the floor more and more. Beyonce’s heat cycle started on Oct 10th (9 weeks ago) and her first date with Gizmo was on Oct 17th. I took her for X-rays on December 3rd and Dr Raja said he saw at least 5 puppies however since we had the appointment a little early (Dr Raja’s wife is about to have a baby and he’ll be out) he said there is a possibility of more than 5. Here are the X-rays as well as her on the couch this morning showing her belly. I think she might just be 21 pounds now which is really big considering she is normally 15. I think the side view, 1st X-ray is easier to count – look for the head and spine. How many do you see?!

 

Brinkley Update

10 Dec

Brinkley was one of Shakira‘s mini double doodle puppies born on August 18, 2014. Brinkley was the smallest of the litter and the only puppy with a straight coat. He was adopted by Craig and Susan who were looking for a small dog and favored the straighter coat/ lab look over the curls.

Susan sent me a message to say Brinkley is 5 lbs now, thinking he’ll be around 11 lbs. He’s a dream. He sleeps all night, goes to the door and barks when he needs to go out, is learning to sit. He still doesn’t like to go for walks, just sits and look cute.

She also attached this adorable pic of Brinkley under their tree. So happy to see everyone is happy and we found a good fit!

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