Friday, May 18, 2018

Doindog Maul passed away

Good afternoon Don 

I wish to inform you that Doindog Maul passed away with myself and my wife by her side.
She is a daughter of yew and storm's December 2004 litter. I would like to commend you for breeding such a perfect lab by her wonderful temperament. Thank you again and I hope someday to have another Doindog lab when I'm ready.


Scientists Found New Exotic Tick That Can Kill You in 48 Hours



"I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this whole “tick explosion” situation, seems to be getting even worse. Apparently, experts have discovered a new “exotic tick,” not native to the U.S., that can kill you within 48 hours. Also, some ticks have been found carrying what’s called the Powassan virus that’s supposed to be even worse than Lyme disease…”


Remi update

Hey Don, 

It’s been a while since I sent along some pictures of remi. 
He loves riding in the front going for a  drive, but he’s getting to be to big to curl up on the seat now ! 
Has the basic commands down to a science, still working on the re-call and socialization with people and other dogs, but he’s getting there. 
He’s an amazing part of my life and I would be lost without him now. 




Lark's first boat ride


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Willow @ 12 weeks

Willow @ 12 weeks and weighing in at 22 lbs!!!!! 😲 ..... And no, she's not taking up golf! lol



Friday, May 04, 2018

More pictures of Willow

Hi Don and Pierrette,

Just thought I would share a few pictures of Willow @ 10 ½ weeks that were just taken today 😊 She's such a cutie! ❤ But don't let her cuteness fool you lol cause she can be a bit of a little turkey at times, too! lol 😏  She puts smiles on my face everyday! 💗

~ Dana


Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Update on Cash

Hi Don and Pierrette.

We figured it was about time to update you on our new pride and joy; Cash. He settled into our family quickly and easily. We are still working on house training but every day it improves (depending on the weather)... He enjoys the children and the children have been such a great help with him since he arrived. Cash had his second set of needles last week and he is growing (19lbs) and healthy. He will successfully sit on command and is becoming familiar to "heel" and "come". His most favourite thing is raw beef bones (thanks for the tip). We are so pleased with him and so happy he joined our family. Thanks so much,

The Taylors


Willow is getting bigger

She's getting bigger ..... and heavier, too! lol


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Picture of Mia


Bigby update

I can't believe it was 10 years ago last month that I drove to Nova Scotia to adopt this fella! Still the best four legged buddy I could ask for! We've both gotten quite gray over the last few years :)



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lark is doing great!

She is doing great! Full of silliness but smart as a whip!


Lark with FriendLark with FriendLarkLark

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tarn is all we expected and more

Tarn has settled in so well with Flint, and is doing amazingly with his training, he’s so smart. They are both very healthy, have wonderful temperaments..... A real credit  to their breeder.😊 

Here are a few photos of them both.


We are very happy with Cody

Dear Don

Thank you very much.  We are very happy with Cody, he puts a smile on our faces every day.  He is so smart and teachable, and feels himself completely at home as a member of our family.


Isla at 10 weeks

Here’s a picture of Isla, taken yesterday, at just over 10 weeks.

Pie and Dex have produced an amazing pup. She’s smart, a very quick learner, athletic, capable of great singular focus, and fun! She’s still a pup for sure, but her progress has been amazing and she recovers quickly from any small puppy set backs that are to be expected as she expands her universe.

Don & Pierrette, we’re so pleased with the high quality of your dogs and pups we just had to send you a note regarding her progress (she’s just 10-weeks old at this point)

 Isla at 10 weeks

Isla’s accomplishments thus far:
  • House-trained within 24-hours of bringing her home
  • Crate-trained within 36-hours of bringing her home. She sleeps in her crate of her own desire, without the door on the crate installed (we use a Rough Tuff Crate). She stays in her crate, without the door on, all night (except when she asks to go out to relieve herself)
  • She goes out to pee/poo by herself in the forest, comes right back, goes straights into her crate and goes back to sleep. If we’re not right at the door, she sits and waits, without barking.
  • Able to be on our 1 acre property (mixed forest), off leash, with a solid recall when needed. Always stays within acceptable range of the doors/house
  • In her first week she found, on her own, a pheasant feather – an exciting event for sure. She was walking along, came to a dead stop, turned 90 degrees and marched into the forest about 20 feet and found the feather under a bunch of leaves (we’d not yet introduced her to feathers). She has since found other bird feathers, including a full wing, way back in the forest… a great nose and intuition!
  • Works really well on the long check-line (generally no helicoptering or foolishness)
  • Recall is coming along great (both at short distances and distances up to 30+ feet, seen and unseen, in various types of terrain)
  • Introduced to the whistle a couple of days ago and is doing really well (first time, I gave one sharp tweet she stopped what she was doing, turned in my direction and sat down, whistle recall is coming along nicely as well)
  • Met, under controlled conditions, a friend of mine’s trained dog and it went really well, nice long walk, with no hassles
  • Sits/stays when cars approach and go by
  • Good with people, especially kids
  • She’s not worried about food or food driven… we leave her bowl full of food throughout the day and she only takes what she wants and has grown as expected. She was around 7.6lbs when we picked her up and now weighs 15lbs.
  • No puppy belly or fat anywhere, athletic for sure (incredibly agile and steady on her feet from the start)… stomach muscles are solid and tight (you can feel them when you rub her tummy).
  • Not afraid of new noises, in fact she notices everything (quiet and loud) with interest but is not concerned or fearful
  • When introduced to new noises (loud ones in particular) she stands her ground and then moves in to investigate, without concern (sits on top of the vacuum cleaner beater head while it’s running, etc.)
  • Great sense of re-track (finds her way back automatically when were in the forest)
  • Wind scents really well
  • Retrieves (we’re beginning to work on this a bit, but she does it naturally… a great start) are brisk to the dummy and brisk back to me thus far
  • She sits when she approaches us (something I like a dog to do for basic control)… sits on command (consistently)… lies down when asked… gets up when asked… comes when called (for the most part… HA!)
  • There’s more, but that’s probably enough for now
  • Doesn’t mind being handled (paws, toes, legs, tummy, teeth, head, ears)… a good thing!

Thanks for such a great dog! We’re so glad we did our research and purchased a pup from you Don!


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cargo was at vet today for second set of shots

Cargo son of lu, Winston, was at vet today for second set of shots he is doing great was house trained after 4 days and no accidents since, he is now just over 20 pounds and growing fast he sleeps about 7 hours in the night so that is great.  Thanks again for the great puppy.  Will send more photos later as he grows

Doug & Natalie

Our little Starr

Our little Starr is shaping up to be quite a smart, independent pup! She is very active — loves being outside romping around in the woods and learning to walk very well on a leash. We definitely picked the best dog. Hahahahaha.

Thanks so much Don!



Sunday, April 08, 2018

We love our pup, she is doing great!

We love our pup, she is doing great! As you can see, she is boss! So happy with her, she has a beautiful temperament. 

Thanks Carla


Saturday, March 31, 2018

A few pics of Willow

Hi Don & Pierrette,

A few pics I took of Willow this morning during my visit with her.  The pics I tried to take inside didn't really turn out very well.  I managed to get 3 decent ones of her outside though 😊

I can't wait to bring her home next week! 💗 My substitute for the day has already been booked for school 😊, and I'm in the process of nailing down a chauffeur lol so I can be free to tend to my girl if she happens to need anything during the drive home 😉


~ Dana


Friday, March 30, 2018

Augie is doing great!

Hi Don

Just a quick note to let you know Augie is doing great! Thank you so much for a beautiful puppy!

Dee and Ian


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cargo (Son of Lu and Winston) Pics

Cargo is 9 weeks old now, completely settled into the house and our hearts. Thanks Don for the great puppy.