2019 Goldendoodle Puppies

Lacey's and Oliver's puppies were born May 27, 2019.


Lacey delivered four boys and six girls. Colors range from cream to apricot and cinammon. These puppies will mature in the medium size range (30 to 50 pounds). 


After eight weeks of nurturing and socialization they were picked up by their new owners on July 20, 2019  See buyer reviews at this link


See pictures and development reports below.

One of Lacey's Goldendoole puppies at nearly four months old. Photo from the new owner.

One of Lacey's Goldendoole puppies at nearly four months old. Photo from the new owner.

Lacey's Puppies at 6-7 Weeks Old

July 14, 2019

 Lacey’s Goldendoodle puppies will be seven weeks old on on Monday, July 15. Wow! They are growing up quickly!. They are on dry puppy kibble now: Purina ProPlan Savor Puppy chow. They wolf it down at mealtimes and I sometimes sprinkle extra on the floor when they come in from playtime. Last week I began introducing them to Kong puppy chewtoys stuffed with kibble. The puppies go outside several times a day to a protected area in our backyard where they explore a variety of playthings including a kiddie wading pool containing some plastic tubes and toys. They go in and out of the pool and seem to enjoy the unsteady footing. They are excited when I put enough water in the pool to get their feet wet. Yesterday I let them into the larger part of the backyard for the first time so they could explore the plantings, tromp on the hostas and run across the lawn. See pictures and videos below. During the past week I’ve been working with the puppies to get them used to taking treats gently from my hand. I’m also getting them used to associating a clicker with a treat reward, so a clicker can be used as a training tool. They’ve been getting lots of cuddles from visitors.On Wednesday they visited their veterinarian for their first health exam and received their first round of vaccinations. Today they all got another bath and sat (on the dining room table) for their puppy portraits. This coming Saturday (July 20) is Adoption Day! Their new owners will come to pick them up. Lacey and I will be sad for awhile, but I am pleased with all their new owners. I know the puppies will be well cared for and will enjoy their new homes.

Almost seven weeks old

One of Lacey's puppies explores the plantings and tromps on the hostas. Hi-res video with sound. To view full-screen, click the four-arrow icon in the lower right corner. To leave full-screen, click your Escape button. After watching, click the recycle button in the lower left corner to see it again.


Lacey's Puppies at Five Weeks Old

Posted July 5, 2019

 Lacey’s Goldendoodle puppies were five weeks old on July 1. At birth they weighed as little as eight ounces. Now they are all between four and a half and five and a half pounds! They are very active and can move fast with intention, although they often still trip and stumble. They play loudly and hard with each other before and after meals, then conk out again and snooze until their next mealtime.  They are lapping a gruel of softened kibble blended with nutritious canned food. A few still continue to nurse in addition. Their teeth are in, so this weekend I will stop blending the gruel and they will chew the softened kibble. I’ll transition them to dry kibble as they are weaned completely. Their favorite toys are a 12” diameter cardboard tube and a plastic tippy seat that they explore individually and in rambunctious twos and threes. Their antics are hilarious! They are now going outside twice a day to a protected area of our backyard. They love being outside! They romp across the grass, wrestle with each other in the shade of a small playset and lose themselves behind the irises. When they tire, they stretch out on the cool bricks in a shaded part of the patio. As the storms went through this past week we had several nearby lightning strikes with loud thunderclaps. I’m delighted that he puppies were not startled or alarmed by these or by the fireworks set off by neighborhood kids during the Fourth of July holiday. The puppies continue to enjoy daily cuddle sessions with my family and volunteer friends. Most of the puppies have already figured out the litter box in their room and are using it. The surface of the litter box is an artificial grass mat to facilitate their transition to eliminating outside.

Lacey's Puppies at Five Weeks Old

Some of Lacey's Goldendoodle puppies romp in the yard during one of their first outdoor excursions. Hi-res video with sound. To view full-screen, click the four-arrow icon in the lower right corner. To leave full-screen, click your Escape button. After watching, click the recycle button in the lower left corner to see it again.

Lacey's Puppies at Five Weeks Old

Some of her puppies rest and play in the shade of a backyard playset. Hi-res video with sound. To view full-screen, click the four-arrow icon in the lower right corner. To leave full-screen, click your Escape button. After watching, click the recycle button in the lower left corner to see it again.

Lacey's Puppies at Four Weeks Old

June 26, 2019

 Lacey’s Goldendoodle puppies were four weeks old Monday (June 24).

They are definitely puppy dogs now, and no longer just little squirmy balls of fur. Their eyes are open and their faces are adorable, with little black eyes and black noses. The curls and waves in their coats are developing. They see clearly. Walking can be comical to watch, especially when they are in a hurry, but they get around well and with a sense of purpose. They are developing a sense of themselves as individuals separate from their litter mates. Their ears are open and they can hear. They are developing additional vocalizations—not just squeaking and chirping but also huffing, barking and growling. Very cute! They are spending more time playing with each other, in addition to nursing and sleeping. Their teeth are beginning to come in. They lap puppy pablum eagerly from a shallow dish. All continue to gain weight at a good rate. They have been peeing and pooping on their own for about a week. Last weekend I moved them out of the pool where they were born into a half-room enclosure with a litter box. They have more room to explore and play as they become active. I am introducing new surfaces to walk on and new toys and objects daily. They continue to receive daily individual cuddle sessions, and have been introduced to nearly 30 family members and friends of different generations.

Lacey's Puppies at Four Weeks Old

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Lacey's Goldendoodle Puppies at 17 Days Old

June 13, 2019

 I took these videos on June 13 when Lacey’s puppies were learning to walk, and their eyes were beginning to open. They were 17 days old. The time-lapse is fun, showing the puppies moving around in their nest, with 42 seconds condensed into seven. All the puppies remain healthy and continue to nurse vigorously. As their eyes open, they transition from their early neonatal period and become more aware of their surroundings and of each other as individuals. They are beginning to toddle unsteadily and explore their nest area. Their ears are not yet open. I’m giving each puppy an individual cuddle session daily. They’ve always received gentle touching and stroking as they nurse. In-home socialization has begun with my extended family. Lacey is attentive but calm as we handle her puppies. Next week I will be introducing the puppies to soft toys in their nest, and give them different surfaces to walk on (carpet, hardwood floor, plastic tarp). One new experience every day will be enough for now.

Lacey's Puppies at 17 Days Old

This time lapse condenses 42 seconds of Lacey's Goldendoodle puppies as they settle down after nursing. They are beginning to walk--unsteadily--and some roam far as they search for the very best place in the nest to take a nap, often winding up right where they began, next to each other.

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Lacey's Puppies Toddling at 17 Days

Lacey's Goldendoodle puppies are beginning to walk at 17 days, but it remains a tentative experience. This one explores the nest area while her siblings snooze, then settles down to join them.

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Lacey's Goldendoodle Puppies at 12 Days Old

June 8, 2019

All the puppies doubled in weight by their tenth day, some more. They continue to nurse frequently, but soon will begin taking liquids from a shallow bowl (in addition to nursing). Their eyes will begin opening within a few days, their ears a few days longer. Their dew claws have been removed. I clipped their little nails once to minimize scratches to their mother, and will clip again soon. I began daily Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) on their fourth day. Their legs are still wobbly but they crawl and roll around their whelping pool vigorously. They still spend all their time sleeping, when they aren't nursing. The twitching they exhibit while sleeping is not dreaming, but a normal automatic condition that helps with their early muscle development

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Five of Lacey's Six Girls at 12 Days Old

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Lacey's Four Boys at 12 Days Old

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Lacey's Goldendoodles Puppies at 4 Days Old

May 31, 2019

Eyes and ears are closed and their little legs are wobby. They spend all their time nursing or sleeping. When they're hungry or disturbed they squeak and chirp. While they sleep they twitch and jerk. This is a normal condition that helps with their early muscle development. Coats and colors will become more distinct over the next few weeks.