I love my dog

Olive, the French Bulldog that wants to play 24/7 (part 6)

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“Since having Olive our best moments have been since we moved.

A few years ago I had a falling out with a good friend was grateful to have Olive as a comfort.

It was nice to have something enjoyable that occupied my time and thoughts, like taking her on long walks and having her wait for me after a long day or night at work.

She is affectionate and it’s great to have a dog that loves me as much as I love her, even though she can be a pain in the butt.”

Milo, the Pomsky (Pomeranian/Husky Mix), (part 5, she said)

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“initially, having Milo was difficult on our relationship because we had a tough time dividing the responsibilities.

We weren’t sure about who walked him or cleaned up his accidents more, but now being responsible for Milo has ultimately brought us together.

We have learned to work as a team.”

We divided the walks evenly and are on the same page about training him.”

 

Rosie, the Newfie Mix (Newfoundland Poodle) He said, part 1

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“My wife really wanted a dog, and had been asking to get one for three years.

She had been showing me photos and videos of Newfie’s, and already had a breeder in mind.

My main holdout was the time commitment to a dog, but I agreed after three years, basically, because she wore me down.

I also realized that there would never be an ideal time, so now was as any.”

Rosie, the Newfie Doodle Mix (Newfoundland Poodle) She said, part 5

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“I made a spread sheet dog friendly apartments on the Upper West Side.

We finally found a prewar building near a subway station, as well as Central Park.

We have only been in NYC for 2 1/2 weeks.

Rosie is doing well as far as adjusting to her new home and city.

The biggest challenge is her wanting to only to the bathroom on grass.”

 

Rosie, the Newfie Doodle Mix (Newfoundland Poodle) She said, part 4

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“Even before the litter was born I spoke with the breeder and we discussed what kind of dog would be a good fit.

The next litter to be born didn’t have a match for us but the following litter did.

I saw videos and photographs of the litter, and Rosie seemed to be the best fit.

I flew to Detroit and brought her home almost two years ago.

Besides having the ordinary pains of puppyhood, we had a difficult time when we moved from Washington D.C. to NYC.

Trying to find an apartment that would take a 95 pound dog along with two cats was not easy.

Rosie, the Newfie Doodle Mix (Newfoundland Poodle) She said, part 3

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“I interviewed each one over the phone and then selected the breeder I wanted based on their philosophy.

They rescued a lot of female Newfoundland dogs and put them in homes in their community and when they were ready for breeding, they housed them with the male Poodles.

When the puppies were born, they cared for them personally.

They did temperament testing so the adopter could be suitably matched to each puppy.”

Rosie, the Newfie Doodle Mix (Newfoundland Poodle) She said, part 2

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“The Poodle Newfoundland  dog mix seemed like a good compromise.

I wanted a dog so badly.

I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin so I was used to having animals around me all the time.

Being around animals gave me great comfort.

Once my husband agreed to getting a dog, I went back to the research and contacted Newfie/Poodle breeders.

There are less than ten in the nation.”

 

Java, the Apricot Hypoallergenic Labradoodle puppy (part 6)

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“There are so many little things that I enjoy about having Java.

I love teaching him new tricks and watching him learn.

In the morning, when the alarm goes off, he jumps on the bed in between my wife and me and let’s us scratch and pet him for a good 10-15 minutes.

I also love watching him play and interact with other dogs.”