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

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

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 had an amazing experience with Taylor from Day 1. Everything she does and says communicates her love of dogs and her desire to ensure the puppies go home with high quality families. I appreciated her availability to answer the questions we had and that she gladly allowed us to visit the puppies as often as we wanted. The puppies were always exceptionally clean and kept in her home, providing them with much training and socialization.  We brought home a very well-adjusted, happy puppy who was ready to become a member of our family. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a top-quality dog!

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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