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Scout, the Labrador Retriever that brought joy to a family (part 2)

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“My son wanted a bigger dog.

We had a Bijon Frise before Scout who wasn’t friendly, but I grew up with a Labrador Retriever and knew their good temperament.

Half of my family is allergic to dogs, which is why we had a Bijon.

We decided to give the Labrador a chance with restricted access around the apartment.

She doesn’t go in any of the bedrooms.”

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

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“We chose Rosie because of her spots, as well as seeming a bit more independent than the other puppies.

Once they were old enough for adoption, my wife got on a plane and went to Detroit and brought Rosie home to Washington D.C.

It was really difficult when we first got Rosie.

She was still a puppy and took up all of our time.

She needed 24/7 supervision in the beginning, but after two months of development she became less needy and demanding, and more independent and housebroken.

We just lived through it.”

 

 

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

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“The breeder had a list of people waiting for a puppy.

For my wife’s birthday I showed her the names on the waitlist, with our name included and she was extremely happy.

We waited for the right litter for us, personally.

The breeder sent us videos of the puppies and we narrowed it down to two puppies.”

Einstein, The Miniature Schnauzer From Amsterdam, That is a Great Comfort to his People (Part 3, He Said)

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“They served a specialty called Bitterballen, which is deep fried potato balls with gravy.

It’s not my favorite food, but we ate them out of courtesy, hoping it would help with the interview.

We passed the interview and got to see the litter.

There were only two puppies left, and luckily one of them was our favorite– Einstein.”

Java, the Apricot Hypoallergenic Labradoodle puppy (part 4)

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“He has separation anxiety and barks whenever I leave him.

We’ve been training him to stay in his crate with the door open and giving him a kong filled with frozen yogurt or peanut butter.

It’s still a work in progress.

One of the great things about Java, is his personality.

He is a very sweet dog and plays well with others.”

Java, the Apricot Hypoallergenic Labradoodle puppy (part 3)

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“We were used to having a well trained older dog.

When we got our last dog’s leash, he would run to the door.

With Java when I get his leash, he just looks at me, wondering what’s going on.

We have to coax him to go out.

Also, Java doesn’t necessarily pay attention to his surroundings.

If he is chewing on a bone or a toy, he will start chewing whatever is next to the bone or toy, without noticing the difference.”