I found your site tonight and I just couldn't resist introducing you to our Doodle, Millie. Millie is almost 9 months old and she is the absolute best dog! She was born on February 25, 2007. Over the years, my family (mother, sister and me) have had many, many breeds of dogs and I can say without a doubt that Millie is the best combination of everything good that a dog can be!! She is loyal, loving, friendly, obedient, smart, great with kids and other dogs. Her latest talent is finding and catching moles. My father is quite envious of this ability!
We live in Owenton, Kentucky and to my knowledge Millie is the only Doodle in town! However, I do have a friend from Ohio who has raised them for years. She didn't have any pups at the time we were ready to purchase a new dog, so we got Millie from a wonderful breeder in Wickliffe, Kentucky (some 5 plus hours away from our home). We drove halfway to meet the breeder and choose our puppy in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrell! They were the nicest people and very knowledgable about the breed. The father had been breeding Golden Retreivers for some 25 years, so we felt very comfortable choosing a puppy from them. It couldn't have turned out better.
Whenever Millie meets someone new, they always inquire about her breed/lineage. I love telling them about the cross. She is always the most popular dog at the vet and at Petsmart. People just seem to gravitate toward her. She is magnetic. I really can't say one bad thing about her. I also have a Bichon Frise and they are the best of friends and have been from the very beginning - even though we introduced Millie when Sugar was already over a year old. My mother has teeny, tiny dogs; a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian. She would love to have a Doodle just like Mille. This is saying alot since the size difference in these breeds is considerable. However, even though Millie is a big dog she is no trouble at all and she fits right into our lifestyle, home and neighborhood.
The first 3 photos are of Millie at about 3 months of age. She loves being groomed (I do her myself).
Next, she is enjoying a hot summer day in the water with my two boys, Noah and Nash. Needless to say, she is great with kids. However, she does forget her size sometimes and knocks them down trying to play.
The last photo was in July. She was 5 months old. Now, at 9 months old I would say she weighs about 50 pounds. This is big for someone who has always had very small dogs, but I can't imagine life without her!
I'm sorry for going on and on, but I love bragging about our Millie. Thank you for the wonderful website and I hope that you can add Millie to your pages.
Here is the latest photo. I just took it the other day after she was groomed. She is now 9 months old.