Litter is fully booked.
Molly and Pippa meet up with Alaina and AJ of Legendary Labradoodles in Texas.
As pups turn 3 weeks old they are walking around and slow marching as they interact with each other and me. They are also barking, mouthing each other and having slow motion wrestling matches. Occasionally one will give a little howl and then a couple
more will join in like they’re singing. I will try to catch it on video if they do it again as it is really cute. Their ears have opened and they like experimenting with their own voices and stop what they’re doing when I tap on the side of the whelping pen to look at me.
Sometimes one might bark but what they are able to see is still blurry. They know when Pippa is close as they smell her first, then look her way and start toddling towards her.
We introduced the potty tray last night as it was clear they would wake up and then move a few steps away from where they are sleeping to pee. Orange boy was the first pup to use it and I thought we were off to a great start. But when I checked on them again later, I found every pup asleep on the potty tray! Not quite what I was going for…but they’ll learn.
We will continue with low stimulating music and other sounds this week and handling every body part of pups. Clipping their toenails is challenging…20 nails per pup x 7 pups equals 140 nails to clip…Pippa appreciates it though. Midweek they may get to sample their first softened puppy food, hand feeding first. Watch our Cottonwood Facebook page for more photos and hopefully some video!
Pippa and her two week old pups!
They grow fast!
Our mission is to raise puppies with individualized care, with a focus towards preserving the health and loving temperament of the Australian Labradoodle. We are member breeders of the ALAA (Australian Labradoodle Association of America), an organization diligent in upholding the integrity of the breed and requires genetic testing of all breeding dogs. All our puppies are born in our home and when older, have access to our five acres of woods, prairie and pond.We assist with every delivery and therefore handle each pup from the time they are born. We find this individualized attention and stimulation creates dogs that are better socialized, more intelligent and physically healthier. This care and supervision of puppies is my passion!
Cottonwood Labradoodles is beginning
a Guardian Program!
Interested families can learn about this program by clicking here
or visiting our "Guardian Homes" page.
Our little Pippa is all grown up now and will have a winter honeymoon with the ‘oh so handsome’ Legendary’s AJ, (whom some refer to as the Brad Pitt of Labradoodles!) Pippa is such a sweetheart and with parents like Honey and Bruno, well that is a given. She’s a snuggle bug and loves belly rubs but can play and run as fast as the bigger dogs. Pippa loves to take long walks with her family, play frisbee, and go for rides to pick up the girls from school. She has great structure and boning and her health scores are excellent, (see all Health Clearances under Our Dogs.) At 29 pounds Pippa is a small medium in size with a soft, curly, dark chocolate fleece coat. She has beautiful amber eyes and the best eye contact! Mr. AJ Wiggles as Alaina at Legendary Labradoodles refers to him as the “total package.” He’s never met a stranger and his awesome good looks are just the beginning. AJ is just the sweetest and most gentle soul, wrapped in an absolutely stunning caramel, wavy fleece coat that is incredibly soft and shiny. He has great structure and boning and weighs in at 32 pounds, a small Medium. At 6 months old, AJ passed his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and will continue to progress with training until he is officially therapy certified. He has passed his health testing with flying colors and has already produced puppies with amazing coats and temperaments and structure.
We couldn’t be more excited to see the puppies these two produce! Expected colors should be in shades of cream, caramel, and chocolate with gorgeous fleece coats that are wavy to curly. Pups should range from 17” to 18” and (27lbs. – 35lbs.), small Mediums. Temperaments will be exceptional! AJ has been health tested to Gold and Silver Paw level. His ALAA registration number is ALAA-044345.
The litter is fully booked
For Cottonwood's Honey &
Hale's Such a Player aka Bruno!
*If there are more pups than expected we will add
approved applications accordingly to the list.
A few of Cottonwood's past puppies!
CONTACT COTTONWOOD LABRADOODLE’S
Hesston, Ks. 67062
It’s been a fun week with puppies and now that they’re 2 weeks old they are more active as they crawl around to find Mama Pippa and make their formation in the ‘puppy pile’.
Pups eyes and ears are starting to open and they sometimes seem to startle themselves with their own squeals and growls. All puppies are growing well and a few of the boys are in a race for who will be the heaviest each day when I weigh them! They are a chill group and handle the neuro-stimulation exercises well with little to no fussing. Pippa continues to be an excellent Mama with nursing 7 puppies and keeping them and her whelping area clean. Good girl Pippa!
Meet Pippa's two week old puppies!!
This is one of Cottonwood's very own and we're so proud he's
now one of the Texas MADE assistance dogs!
Click here to see what Percy is up to on Facebook.
Pippa and newborn pups!
These pictures and more may be found on our
Cottonwood Labradoodles Facebook Page
By clicking here you can see more pictures!
Cottonwood Pippa and AJ Puppies are here!
7 Beautiful pups in colors of chocolate and caramel born June 1st. Stay tuned for more photos and updates and check our Facebook page too. Hats off to Pippa our newest Cottonwood Mama!
Cottonwood Labradoodles Recent News:
A video of Cottonwood's puppies from the past! Enjoy!
Welcome to Cottonwood Labradoodles. We are a small breeder located in the heartland of America, 30 minutes north of Wichita and 2.5 hours south of Kansas City otherwise known as Hesston, Kansas. It is a pleasure and a passion to provide a breeding program of Australian Multi-Generation Labradoodle’s.
We are proud to be ALAA member breeders receiving Gold and Silver Paw Rewards for surpassing the basic recommendations for health testing by the Australian Labradoodle Association of America. Please click on the Gold and Silver Paw emblem for further description of the health testing we do for our breeding program.
Pippa’s puppies are 4 weeks old!
What a difference a week makes, it’s amazing. Mama Pippa is still nursing them but I’ve been hand feeding them their moistened puppy kibble individually which sends a wonderful message to them that people are great! After doing this for several days I just graduated them to the round bowl where they could all eat at once but will continue alternating hand feeding and using the round bowl.
Puppies love their expanded play area and can be seen mouthing and chewing the stuffed animals and some almost immediately walked through the tunnel. I’ve started the CD of Sounds with airplane noises, car traffic, thunderstorms, etc. and the only two sounds that gave them pause was the sheep bahs and one of dogs barking and banging through metal kennel doors.
They are walking and toddling well and handle the inside flooring and their potty tray great. Next up is getting them to walk through the door to the great outdoors. There’s one step down to the concrete porch then over to the mulch then the walkway to the grass. A lot of new pieces to learn but I think they’re up for it. They really wag their tails now and will bark a single bark occasionally at each other but not often. They are also beginning to gnaw on fingers and toes and some teeth are starting to immerge. When our grandkids are visiting they help us hand feed and pet each puppy. Puppies are like babies; eat, potty, play, sleep repeat. One minute they are full of life and the next they’ve fallen asleep on your lap, or leg, or foot, or each other. They don’t get any sweeter than this!
Watch for more photos and video on our Cottonwood Facebook page this week.
APET Puppy Evaluations with Certified Dog Trainer Kelly Spencer at the Family Dog Training and Behavioral Center
The brief slide show below shows Kelly working with each pup to gain their trust (since she is a complete stranger to them) and then taking them through the obstacle course. There are 30 some Behavioral Traits assessed through this APET testing created by AVIDOG and it is such an amazing process! The puppies always seem to surpass my own expectations for navigating this new experience, not to mention the challenge of the 45 minute car ride down to the training center and back. Not one pup got car sick!
HONEY HAD HER PUPS!!
Honey had two beautiful caramel girls July 5th! Although we were hoping for more we know that Mother Nature is ultimately in charge. These two big girls do not disappoint and as you can see, are the apple of Mama Honey’s eyes! Welcome to our world sweet puppies!
Thank goodness I have some professional puppy handlers close by! Grandkids William and Clara braved the heat and humidity and gave Pippa’s puppies some great training and socialization.
Such a busy 4th of July week and puppies are doing great! Their teeth have come in and they’re eating puppy food 4 times a day. Getting pups out in the heat has been a bit of a challenge. They really do get hot quickly and sometimes don’t even want to come off the back porch (which is covered so it’s shaded) to reach the grassy backyard which is sunny. There’s shade under the trees but it means walking in the sunshine across the yard a bit to get to it. We’re also working on following and puppy recall.
Potty training is going very well and it’s funny how satisfying it is to see a puppy wake up from a nap and go toddle over to the potty tray to relieve themselves!
I predict there will be a developmental explosion this next week as puppies continue to build confidence, venturing further and further out in the yard and handling the two steps they need to take to come out of the house. Honey had her puppies Friday so the doodle ranch has officially gone to the dogs!
More photos and videos to come so check our Facebook page for all the Pippa Puppy adventures!