Welcome to your litter page for Jemima and Wellington's Puppies 2023
Born 7th Sep 2023
Choosing will be between Monday 23rd Oct to Friday 27th 2023
Collections will be Friday 3rd November 2023
Choosing will need to be in the order of the deposits received.
If you are unable to attend in person a video call can be arranged
Make sure you watch the videos with the volume up. Because I chat during the videos telling you how they are getting on.
The videos and photos are little clips from the temperament testing which we have been doing this week. I will process the results before you come to visit. They are so funny. We had great fun doing it.
Spaying and Neutering
The best time to spay a girl is just before her first season. This is because most people miss their first season, which not only risks pregnancy but also dog attacks. An unueted boy will smell her from a mile off and could attack to get to her. Missing her first season will delay spaying. Once they come into the season, you must wait three months as there is an increased risk of bleeding.
There is no way of accurately knowing when they will have their first season which will result in a breach of our contract.
With the girls, it's a quicker recovery if they haven't had a season. In basic terms, the womb is unused. With the boys again, the younger, the better. Having the boys done young avoid unwanted behaviours that entire males can display. Neutered adult dogs tend to have a pop at entire boys, so it is better to have them desexed young.
Younger animals have Low body fat, which makes these surgeries easier.
Like babies, younger dogs tolerate the procedures very well and recover quicker than older animals.
RVC, which governs all vets, states that the optimum age is from 4 months. Through our own experience, the younger they are, the quicker they recover.
Why is pet neutering important?
As well as preventing unwanted pregnancies, Neutering offers essential health benefits, including life-threatening cancers and reduces the risk of some behavioural problems.
Spaying and Neutering protect the development of the Australian Labradoodle Breed for future generations to enjoy.
We are responsible for only selecting the very best Australian Labradoodles to leave entire and breed on from. Because of this, the breed has and continues to develop with only the top-quality dogs able to continue in the development of the breed.
You have come to know me and understand that I truly put my heart and soul into every puppy. My dogs are my life—Im here to support you and guide you.
Spaying and Neutering are being performed frequently, and a range of benefits are provided for both animals and owners.
Spaying will stop the bleeding that occurs with every heat cycle and prevent any changes in behaviour associated with the heat cycle. Females who are not spayed but do not have puppies may develop false pregnancy or infection in the womb. Early spaying of females reduces the risk of developing mammary cancer (breast cancer) later in life. People do not realise the high risk of cancers in dogs. Breast tissue spaying removes this risk,
Some male dogs develop antisocial behaviour when they reach maturity. This may be in the
form of sexual behaviour - mounting other dogs or people. Uncastrated dogs can detect a female in season a long way away, making recall difficult. A dog who wanders is far more likely to be involved in a car accident. Castrating male dogs also reduces the risk of them developing diseases of the prostate and testicular cancer. Other dominant castrated males may attack an uncastrated male.
What happens when my pet is neutered?
Neutering and Spaying is only a day stay, and thousands upon thousands of neuters and spays are carried out every day. It is a routine procedure.
Your pet's neutering operation is performed under anaesthesia. You will be asked not to feed them from 10 pm the night before they go to the vet.
You will be asked to drop them into the vet in the morning.
The vet will always give them a health check-up before any procedure.
Your dog will be carefully monitored after surgery by our highly-qualified and registered veterinary nurses, who will call you to let you know how they are doing and when you can collect.
They will leave the vet with a cone on which you can change for a surgical suit. Your vet will sell them, or you can order them online.
They will ask you to keep them on the lead in the garden, allowing them to rest and recover.
In my experience, they are back to normal after a few days. Your vet will ask you to take them in for a check-up after 3-5 days.
Here is a link to the Royal Veterinary website that will explain more.
Please click on the link.
Your puppy may encounter a little stress and cry during the early days. This is entirely normal and to be expected. It is a big deal for a little puppy to go to a new home, with lots of new smells, and new people to encounter without their siblings for support. Make your puppy their own little haven, an area where they feel secure. If you choose to use a crate, then pop a nice soft bed inside and the toy/blanket we give you. They will soon learn that this is an excellent place to be; however, as you are aware, I never use crates or cages, so this will be stressful for a young pup. We much prefer a playpen or a gate in a safe room. I highly recommend a playpen that you can pop their crate or bed inside, giving them more room to play, or maybe a gate in the kitchen or utility room. (remember to keep all cleaning products and food out of reach) When you are not there, please remember to remove their collar when they are in a crate of pens. This is because the collar can get caught on the bars and they can accidentally become strangled. Australian Labradoodles bond very quickly. Therefore it is essential not to spend every single moment with them, as they will get used to this and expect this all the time. It is ok to leave your puppy, during the day for an hour or so. Even to do your housework. When you leave your puppy, talk to them in a confident manner, I,e "Back soon, Be good" Try not to go back for a quick cuddle until the time is up. The first night is always the most stressful, particularly in new surroundings without their siblings.
Be patient; they will soon settle. Remember that it is no right or wrong to do what works for you. Remember you are moulding their little personalities.
Toilet this should be super easy
Your puppy jas been training to wee and poop on real grass since they were three weeks old.
I suggest that you pop to a garden centre a get a roll. of real grass and a tomato tray
Cut the grass to fit the tray... Hey, presto, eco-friendly, super easy wee pad.
Frequently pop your puppy on the grass. Patch
this should be at least every couple of hours. Stay with a puppy, but don't play when it is toilet time,
They have a very short attention span at such a young age, and if they start to play, they will forget all about going to the toilet.
Toilet training. Take puppy out every 1-2 hours and after every activity. Don't rely on the door being open during nice weather.
Just before they wee or poop they tend to circle Early Morning 6.30 - 7 am As soon as you get up pop the puppy on the grass.or take them outside to relieve themselves use lots of verbal praise. You may find that he has already been a good boy before you get up, but still try.
Food:- Able Raw Food. It's really important to continue to feed the same food. A sudden change will cause an upset tummy.
Amount, In order to grow and develop your puppy, requires 570 Kcal each day 377g – 400g per day split over 4 meals.
This will increase as they grow until the volume stabilises at 1 year old.
Please continue to refer to Able’s website to check the volume of food needed.
Feeding guidelines — Able® Raw Dog Food Leave water down all day but take up the food after 15 - 20 mins (you can pop the leftovers in the fridge for lunch.
Breakfast 06.30am - 07.30am
Mid Morning 11.00am - 11.30am
Afternoon 15.00pm - 15.30pm
Evening 19.00pm - 19.30pm
Obviously, you can move the times slightly to suit your life. Please remember to continue to give the pup 4 meals a day. Their tummies are only tiny so they need to eat little and often. If you find that they are waking up too early you can give a little top up of food just before bed or gradually move the feeding times so that the last meal is at 8.-8.30 They need 4 meals a day until they are 4 months 3 meals a day until they are 6 months Then they have 2 meals a day forevermore
Vaccine protocols have changed. We used to vaccinate our puppies at 6-7 weeks of age. However, vets are now asking breeders to allow families to vaccinate the puppies a little later. We now know that Puppies are born with natural immunity from their parents. Vaccinating to soon can affect the potency of the vaccine. Puppy will need to have their first vaccine from eight weeks of age. The second vaccine is two to four weeks after the first one . Your puppy will be able to go out for walks and be put on the ground in public areas one week after their second vaccine. We recommend a two-week gap as this allows you to socialise with your puppy sooner. Do you know that your dog's core vaccine schedule is actually every three years and not every year, as you are led to believe? There are some links below that will explain further.
The first core vaccinations are DHP ( Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis)
LEPTO AND KENNEL COUGH ARE NOT CORE VACCINES (You can choose if you want to give them)
Due to adverse side effects, we do not recommend that you give your pup Lepto. LEPTO IS NOT A CORE VACCINE.
Your chosen vet will try to convince you to give Lepto. We urge you to read all the links and information on the Lepto vaccine. Please make an informed choice. If you feel pressured, Lepto 2 is the better of the two evils. We can not stress enough. DO NOT GIVE THEM LEPTO 4. It can cause some very nasty side effects, including seizures and death. Lepto 2 gives your dog two strains of Lepto, and this is on top of the Core Vaccines. Lepto 4 gives them four strains of Lepto. There are studies that show that the Lepto vaccine is not effective. The main thing is to make yourself aware of are the Lepto symptoms, how they contract it and what to do if they do. Clearly, it is your decision, but please make an informed choice.
Due to the severe side effects, giving Lepto 4 will void Churchill's health warranty.
When your vet says, "Well, I've given thousands of Lepto Vaccines and not had a problem", please ask them how they monitor their canine clients. Do they contact them and check that they are not suffering any of the side effects of the Vaccine? Do they keep in touch purposely to monitor the dog's health? Do they treat dogs symptomatically and not tie the symptom with the vaccine?
Please do your own research. There are links below to help you make an informed decision. You will discover that many dogs have reacted to Lepto, and a high number have died.
Sadly not all cases are reported. Here's the thing more dogs die of the vaccine than they do of Lepto. The side effects of the vaccine can be life-changing. The vet will tell you that they have administered thousands of Lepto vaccines, and it’s fine. However, you are you can’t change the outcome if you are one of the unlucky ones late. We have had experience with other breeders where the vet refuses to connect the symptoms to the cause.
DO NOT OVER-MEDICATE.
MAKE SURE YOU MAKE IT CLEAR TO THE VET THAT THEY ARE ONLY GIVING THE CORE VACCINATIONS
Take the wormer and flea treatment home with you.
Do not give flea and wormer at the same time as the vaccinations, as this will cause an overdose. Which could can cause an autoimmune response.
You can go back 2-weeks later for kennel cough. Likewise, if you do decide to give your puppy Lepto 2 give it separately from the other vaccines. Remember it's your puppy and your choice. Your puppy depends on you to make decisions on their behalf.
Titre antibody blood test
Did you know that there is an option for the antibody test for your dog rather than automatically giving the yearly vaccinations? This way, you'll see if they actually need them.
Ask your vet if they offer the Titre test. If they don't, you can go.to.any vet for a blood test.
Also, did you know that the core vaccine schedule is actually every three years, not annually as we are led to believe
The reason im sharing this is to ask you to make informed choices for our puppies xxx
NEVER GIVE ORAL FLEA MEDICATION
We can not urge you enough not to give any oral flea medications. In particular, Bravecto, Nexgard And Simparica: (Churchills health warranty is void if you provide these products)
The listed side effects listed include death. Some dogs can have mild and terrible reactions to these pesticides. Others sadly lose their fight for life.
Please only give flea treatments for dropper application on the back of the neck. Never give oral flea treatments.
These oral flea treatments are causing our pets to suffer, and it is even killing our pets.
When your vet says, "well, I've given thousands of oral flea medications and not had a problem", please ask them how they monitor their canine clients. Do they contact them and check that they are not suffering any of the side effects of the Vaccine? Do they keep in touch purposely to monitor the dog's health? Or do they treat dogs symptomatically and not tie the symptom with the Vaccine?
Her symptoms included lethargy and sickness diarrhoea, and she even showed that the toxins were affecting her kidneys. This poor pup had been fed on chicken and rice for nearly a year.
We asked to see her medical records and discovered that she had been on oral flea treatment Bravecto since her ten-week vet check. We changed the products immediately and got her back onto a Raw healthy diet, and guess what? She was well, healthy and happy within two weeks of stopping the flea treatment. We hope that her kidneys can now heal.
Unfortunately, not enough dogs have suffered for them to be taken off the market. The main issue is that vets are not reporting the cases. The side effects listed on the product state can cause death.
To cut a long story short. Her symptoms were the side effects of her flea treatment, and the vet didn't consider linking them. Instead, they ran a ton of tests, put the dog on chicken and rice and suggested that she was born sick. They told them that she had kidney disease.
They had been charged a fortune. I asked them to forward their vet records, and I immediately saw that she was given oral flea medication at ten weeks of age. All of her symptoms were listed on the medication. I told them to immediately take her off the oral flea medication and return to the raw diet. Within two weeks, she was well, healthy and happy. They were in tears to think they trusted their vet and didn't listen to my advice. I can not stress enough that please follow our guidance. A fellow breeder nearly lost a pup due to oral flea medication. Again the pup's family were convinced by their vet that it was ok. And even after the dog nearly died, the vet didn't and wouldn't link the two, and it wasn't reported. When you look through the links I've attached, remember that these are only the actual reposted cases. Thousands and thousands never see the light of day because vets treat the symptoms, not the cause.
Please remember that America is always one step ahead, and the UK is always slow to respond.
Please do not give oral flea medication to your pup or adult dog.
Your puppy has been wormed using Panacur liquid. It is important to keep your pup worm free. Worms can be picked up from the garden and other animals.
The correct worming dose is calculated based on weight.
When you go to the vet, they will weigh pup and give you your next wormer.
Going forward ...
Did you know that you can do worm counts rather than worming? or use worm counts as a little top up to double check there is no worms?
Free puppy Insurance, Ok? Where do we start? As I'm sure you know, insurance companies offer breeders free insurance packs to send home with their puppies. This does seem significant until you realise it really is just a sales ploy to get your information so that they can sell you their Insurance. The free puppy insurance is full of things that you cannot claim, which kind of defeats the object. When we sign you up for the free Insurance, they insist we give them all your information which enables them not only to ask you to sign up with them but also to share your information with other chosen companies. The issue is that the free Insurance we send pups home with can't be used for 15 days from activation. When you take out Insurance, that too can't be used for 15 days from the activation, which means that your puppy won't be covered for the first month. Which isn't ideal. In addition to this, the other problem is that if you take out Insurance and there is any overlap on termination of one and the start of the other, your Insurance could be void because you effectively have two policies running. To provide you and your pup with the best cover, we recommend that you start your Insurance from a collection or, better still, as soon as you have chosen which means you are covered within 15 days from commencement rather than 30. In addition any claims on the free puppy insurance then becomes a pre-existing condition which your new policy won't cover. You will needs pups microchip for the insurance policy When it comes down to choosing your insurance company, it comes down to your insurance budget and what you want to cover. Pop onto Australian Labradoodles UK on Facebook and pop insurance in the search bar of the group...this subject has been discussed before, and there are lots of recommendations.
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR PUPPY FOOD??
ORDER YOU FREE FOOD NOW (click on the link)
We feed all our dogs a species appropriate natural raw diet. We understand the benefits of feeding a raw diet and now more and more pet owners are coming round to the logic of feeding raw, natural, unprocessed ingredients. Precise nutrition through extensive analysis of exceptional meats, vegetables and botanicals. Every recipe is available in convenient portion sizes. Its never been easier to feed an amazing diet. Just like us. They are what they eat.
Pups must have the same Able food as they have here with us.
Above is your link to your free able pack of food. Pups will leave us having four meals a day
It's really important to continue to feed the same food. A sudden change will cause an upset tummy. Amount, In order to grow and develop your puppy, requires 570 Kcal each day 377g – 400g per day split over 4 meals. This will increase as they grow until the volume stabilises at 1 year old. Please continue to refer to Able’s website to check the volume of food needed. Feeding guidelines — Able® Raw Dog Food Leave water down all day but take up the food after 15 - 20 mins (you can pop the leftovers in the fridge for lunch. Breakfast 06.30am - 07.30am Mid Morning 11.00am - 11.30am Afternoon 15.00pm - 15.30pm Evening 19.00pm - 19.30pm Obviously, you can move the times slightly to suit your life. Please remember to continue to give the pup 4 meals a day. Their tummies are only tiny so they need to eat little and often. If you find that they are waking up too early you can give a little top up of food just before bed or gradually move the feeding times so that the last meal is at 8.-8.30 They need 4 meals a day until they are 4 months 3 meals a day until they are 6 months Then they have 2 meals a day forevermore
Able calculator has only got the selection for three meals a day so what we need to do is to calculate the total per day and then just split it into four
They have four meals up until age 4 months
Then three meals a day until 6/7 months
Then two meals breakfast and dinner forevermore
At the moment they’re weaned onto the chicken and turkey as it’s the blindest of combinations but they can have any of the puppy foods.
As a breed, they can be food monsters and attempt to lead you on a Merry food dance of switching and swapping food and adding things to encourage them to eat... They are smart dogs this is actually the worst thing you can do as they will play with you
once you know they enjoy a good food stick with it
I’m going to add another link to an online company called all about dog food if you should ever decide to change their food please check the quality and nutritional value on this site before changing them able to score 98 /99% out of 100 it is a fabulous food.
All of my dogs eat able there are lots of flavours
It’s very easy to feed.
It comes in flat packs like packets of crisps that you just open and pop straight in a bowl to defrost.
if you select the option for a scheduled repeat delivery there is an additional 5% off they deliver straight to your door in boxes frozen... so calculate the amount you need and then just do a repeat order.
First of all, you will be ordering their puppy range once the pup is 20 weeks you can move onto the junior range. As soon as you wish and think that they are able to have the bigger chunks of meat then you can move to the adult range. unlike other raw foods on the market, it is not mushy and it’s full of lovely big chunks of meat and offal with visible vegetables.
just in case you’re tempted please don’t feed any Kibble with a raw diet as they digest at very different rates and can cause gases.
when you feed them a raw diet they don’t need anything else. Add bones and meat chews. I have another link for those which I will also add they can have any bone as long as it is raw never give cooked bones as they splinter Puppy Pack — Able® Raw Dog Food
We would like to encourage you to feed a healthy natural diet and that includes treats and chews too.
Natures menu have a brilliant range of bagged frozen bones and chews. Pups and dogs can have bones as long as they are not cooked. Which is exactly how they would eat in the wild. A wolf doesn't cook his food. Bones become brittle when they are cooked. Have a look at the natures menu range. We give the pups natures menus bones from when they are 4 weeks and they love them.
Natures menu is just for the bones which they can have Natures menu food is full of rice and fillers but the bones are good and hand as they are in sealed Raw Natural Wet and Dry Dog Food, Treats & Nuggets | Natures Menu
Health dog treats, Specialising in 100% natural dog treats. They have a wide variety of tasty treats to choose from.
Here is a shocker for you. All about dog food website is a brilliant source of information.
All about dog food breaks down just about every food on the market from the very very bad to the amazing. They all have scores 100% being the best 1% being the worst.
Able dog food scores 99%
Please share the website with family and friends
Basic Shopping List
As you venture out shopping for your puppy here’s an essential list of Toys.... Things to chew and soft toys too Avoid cheap chew toys from places like £1 land or home bargains because they will be able to bite bits off. The soft toys from these places are ok tho Kong's are great and puzzle toys like snuffle mats When you choose treats buy those that are suitable for pups from 8 weeks as others may be a little rich Natural treats are great natures menu do a brilliant range Pets at home is a bit of a one stop shop and will have everything you need from bowls to leads toys treat and beds Beds...they love the cozy doughnut beds or others with sides something you can wash is handy When Puppy leaves us Pup will be between 3 to 4 kg in weight Collar should be a small Harness should be small too Both collars and harnesses are adjustable so will last for a couple of months Don't go crazy on price as they will grow out of them quite quickly Training line is handy for those early off lead experiences you let them drag on the floor and tread on them when needed its easier to catch a 10 metre line than it is to catch an excited puppy Dog whistle for recall is great ill add a how to whistle recall to the topics Drinking Water bottle is a must but we give you those along with blanket treats and some toys Puppy pen or gate I've added a topic for those Remember some pups can climb so you'll need a tall pen The harness must be one with a chest plate that is designed for car travel, they should come with a clip to attach to the car seat belt or headrest Some harnesses don’t have a clip to undo around the neck and instead go over like a jumper these are great but if the sizing is off you won’t get it on and off the head easily as they grow The ones that clip around the neck and body last longer
Crate or Pen
PUPPY PEN OR CRATE??? Many of you know that I'm not a lover of crates. I see absolutely no reason to cage a dog or puppy. Yes, they need a safe place when you pop to the shops or have something to do that isn’t safe for them. A cosy bed in a quiet area of the house with a gate can provide that. When you first bring them home, a large pen is an excellent alternative to a crate.
I’ve lived with dogs since the 70s and have never once used a cage. (crate as we call them now)
They need to be able to follow you around the house and be at the heart of a family, which is precisely where they belong. Please remember caged puppies and dogs can’t learn or interact. Neither can they if you are at work all day.
If you decide to use a crate...Never leave an adult dog caged for more than a couple of hours and ask yourself why you need to lock the door on an adult trained dog?
If you are looking at a crate as a cosy den… a safe place… then you don’t need to lock it. They should be free to go in and out when they want. Remember, Puppies need to wee outside extremely frequently, and they can’t hold themselves for long. Crating a puppy while you are at work is not an option.
Australian Labradoodles are incredibly sociable. They will want to know where you are, what you’re doing and will want to help… particularly if you oh digging a hole.
If you are working, leaving a pup in a crate for hours isn’t fair, nor is it for an adult dog. Puppies are like children. You need to be with them and teach them. Putting them in a crate or pen for hours is because you can’t watch them, and that’s not their fault. This is the sort of pen that is ideal.
Alternatively, a gate on a safe room or hallway
Ellie-Bo Heavy Duty Modular 6 Piece Indoor Puppy Exercise Play
Preparing children to engage correctly with your puppy is a must, please think back to when your children were babies. You would have been super protective and wouldn't have allowed a child to come in and carry baby around in case they dropped them or picked them up in a way to cause accidental harm. You also wouldn't allow them to keep poking baby or waking them up. Puppies are just as delicate and sensitive.
What we want is calm, quiet and gentle.
Teach children to give pup space and time to adjust to their new home.
Our top. a tip is to teach young children useful, easy sayings like
“Let sleeping dogs lie.”
“ All four paws on the floor”
A great idea which young children (which they love) is a puppy cuddle cushion that children sit on to engage with a pup.
You could find one with a dog photo on it or put their names on it.
If you are handy or your children like being creative...while you are waiting for your pup, buy your plain cushion and use fabric pens with your children to decorate the puppy's cuddle cushion.
The floor scatter cushions are fabulous.
No shoe rule is a must as bare feet feel a pup's paws.
It’s imperative that children don’t pick the pup up.
Children may not be able to pick them up securely and could accidentally hurt them, which could create future fear when children approach. The cuddle cushion and all four paws on the floor work great to avoid this.
Create positive interaction by getting them involved in positive training, grooming and feeding. Children love reading to pups and dogs. Encourage children to talk to pup even showing them their homework and art. Encourage drawing their own posters of how to interact with pup.
Children love teaching sit and paw. It's a great way to teach children and your dog to respect each other.
Take the children with you to your training classes or teach them when you come home.