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This is a quick heads up to let everyone interested know that I will be out of pocket until June 3rd.  I took both Klein and Gucci to Gloria yesterday for her to watch and place in homes if she gets someone qualified and right for that puppy.

You can contact Gloria here:

Gloria Ogdahl
Franklin, NC
Evening and Weekends: (828) 524-1055
Weekdays: (828) 349-5100
gogdahl@frontier.com
www.tintlet.com

I am incredibly busy, so do not expect much contact from me until next month.  Today alone I took down all the puppy gear, which I am taking to a good friend’s home tomorrow morning so she can use it with her upcoming Bull Terrier litter.  I emptied the entire refrigerator, because it has a water line that is frozen up and the first step in seeing what the issue might be is to defrost the entire thing for 24 hours.  It is under warranty, but only for a few more months and that means I can’t put this off until I get back just in case it takes a while to trouble shoot this issue.  I’ve half packed my bags for the trip and washed / folded all the clothes.  I’ve shaved down all the dogs so they are in their summer ‘wash and wear’ coats.  Lina was the last to get done and she was just finished a few minutes ago.   I’ve got all the notes written explaining my children’s absents from school the last day of school and provided a SASE for report cards.   I went to the store to get snacks for the class as my son is one of the last on the list this week.  I cleaned out the fish tank and set it up for auto pilot.  Hopefully those guys will survive, but really they are pretty low on the ole worry list.  I also signed the kids up for Space Camp this summer.  /whew!!!

Every single day until I leave will be filled just like today.  With that said, I am signing out.  Watch for a ton of photos and a few possible videos upon my return!

Here are a few photos of Miss Lina (our Mini) sporting her new summer clip.

 

~Becky

So for Mother’s Day my wonderful husband bought me a GoPro!  I’ve wanted one for a while and with our upcoming 20th anniversary trip to Hawaii, he thought it was the right time to make the leap.  I’m breaking it in by videoing the babies.  You guys will have to bare with me as I learn how to work this thing and how best to set it up depending on the situation.  I had also ‘attempted’ to video Cole, but sadly operator error caused his not to be taped.  In any case, you can see the videos I did get of both Klein and Gucci.  The boys did awesome!  I haven’t worked with them as much as previous litters, due the sheer amount of stuff I have going on in my life right now.  However, you wouldn’t know it, as this litter is so eager to please and easy to train.   Just watch these two stars.  Neither were pulling hard, both were attentive, both interested in learning and seeing the world at the same time.

Here is a link to Klein’s video for those on feed burner
This was Klein’s first time on the leash.  You wouldn’t know it, he is such a super star, able to take what he has learned in the back yard and move that to on leash in distraction and keep his mind.   A big accomplishment for a 9 week old baby.   We saw a lady walking a small dog on our way back to the house and he alarm barked!  Klein will be a watch dog for sure.

  Here is a link to Gucci for those on feed burner

Gucci also did amazing!  He has great eye contact and a love of food that keeps him focused where you need it.  He is not as quick as his brother about sitting when you stop, but that would come with some training.  Gucci is your typical sweet and happy boy.  We saw a dog at the end of our walk and he just looked at him with interest.

Both boys are available at this time.  You better hurry, because I am seriously loving Klein!  That boy has soul and so smart!

INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE PRICE, HEALTH TESTING, PARENTS PHOTOS, ETC FOUND HERE

~Becky

 

And then there were three!   Here is a very very short video of Cole, Klein, and Gucci learning how to handle the kids slide.  What a great confident bunch of pups!

Two of the babies left this past weekend for their new homes.  Little Guess has moved to Texas with her new family.  She will have her hands full with a little 3 year old human boy and a  sweet gentle Std Poodle boy to keep her company.  Armani has headed down to Florida for some fun in the sun!  He will have twin 10 year old girls to spoil him.  They already show great care towards that gentle boy.

GUCCI – MALE – SILVER

Gucci is a happy boy who is eager to please.  Easy to train, food motivated, loves people and kids.  He has some chase drive so a home with small critters is not ideal, but would work with training.  He would be fine with a cat if raised and trained to leave that cat, but might not be ok with ALL cats.  Would make a great performance dog.  He has a showy attitude and love of life.  Does not stress easy.  His conformation is exceptional.  I’d be happy to place him with someone who does agility, as he has a beautiful front for shock absorption.   This is the pick puppy in the litter for show conformation and attitude, but right now he has only dropped one of his testicles.   If he doesn’t produce two family jewels soon, he will be placed as a pet.

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KLEIN – MALE – SILVER

This is my little rocket scientist.  Klein is smart smart smart and will be easy to shape train into an amazing dog.  On the same token, if you are not experienced as a training, he might train you!  He is lovely in body and mind.  Klein is not as outgoing as his brother and is an ‘over thinker’ in that he worries about the ramifications of his or your actions.  Seriously, this boy is bright.  I LOVE THIS DOG.  If you want a dog who will be totally devoted to you and your family, be a great watch dog, be a partner in life, this puppy could do all those things and more.  A rare fine and waiting for that special person.   Contact us if you think Klein is your type of dog!

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COLE – Blue- MALE – Staying in Alabama with Alisa and family

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I do give my dogs toys… really I DO!

~Becky

I did some training with the pups today and took some video.  My little bloggie video recorder seems to be on its last leg.  The audio is really messed up and for that I apologize.   I’m going to take another video in a few days, but because this was the very first training I wanted to show how they did.

I had to cut some extra video from Klein and Gucci because I was trying to keep them each about 4 minutes long.  Cole was fairly challenging, as his focus wasn’t as keen as the two silvers.  Guess was a cutie, fairly focused for a baby and easier to train than the previous three.  Armani was by far the gentlest and at the same time he was easy to train.  He is soooo laid back.  I can’t imagine he will develop a lot of hunt / prey drive with his attitude on life.  None of these pups are dominant or pushy.  They are all like their parents, wonderful Std Poodles who will work for most homes.

 

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KLEIN – male -  Sorry for the screaming pups in the background.  The kids were playing in the backyard and were NOT playing with the pups who were angry about that fact. :)

Klein would do best with an experienced dog owner.  This boy is super smart and smart dogs are not easy.  At the same time, this boy has the potential to be AMAZING and would make a great sport dog.  Whoever adopts Klein will probably have a heart dog, if he is a good fit for their personality.  He is just one of those dogs who will make memories.  He is suitable for just about anything in the right hands.  He has some truly amazing focus for such a young dog.  You can channel him to be lazy or high drive, depending on what you need and train.  This puppy will be puddy in someone’s hands.  He is smart as a whip and loves people, so work well as a therapy dog or even a service dog.

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GUCCI – male

Gucci is happy, sweet, not dominant, but also pretty driven like his silver brother.  I’d like him to go to someone wanting to do performance, but if he has an active owner who like to jog he would be suitable as a pet.  He has great potential for sports and would probably do well hunting.  He is calm enough for therapy or to work as a service dog.  He is very stable and sweet.

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ARMANI – male

Armani is a sweet soul.  Easy to train, easy to live with.  This boy will be cake to have in any home and will be an AMAZING therapy dog.  He will be suitable for performance sports for someone who is new and needing a steady dog to learn with.   He is NOT suitable for hunting.

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COLE – Male

Cole has a nice mix and even though he was a little distracted during this test, he was willing to learn and will make a great performance dog.  He is steady and less driven as his silver brothers.  He also sticks much closer to home than the other two, who tend to wander farther afield.  He will do great in therapy and performance sports and due to his prey drive he would work well for hunting.

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GUESS – Female

This little lady is a hoot.  She is lovely in body and mind.  She is a social butterfly and that will be her challenge for training, because you know she will want to go visit!  She will make an amazing therapy dog and performance prospect.   Her prey drive is pretty low right now and I would not place her in a hunting home.

ONE MALE AVAILABLE FROM THIS LITTER

~Becky

 

Sunday morning early I drove out to Chattanooga to meet with Gloria and Kelsey to pick up the babies.  They traveled really well and after 24 hours have settled in like this is their home.  They slept through the night in a pen in the living room, which has access to the back yard via a doggy door.  When I got up at 6AM this morning, the entire group had already been outside to potty and were having a big time playing in the dew damp grass.  Such smart babies!  Needless to say, I am happy with their intelligence and clean nature.   They all napped in the pen next to the couch while we watched TV last night, but right before bed I woke up the lot and called them back outside for a quick potty.  They all did great, so potty training is well started with this group.

During their morning nap, I was able to rouse them enough for a quick photo shoot.  They really REALLY didn’t want to wake up, but it made for puppies who were willing to stay away from the camera.  The light was coming in the living room windows, softened by the porch overhang, so it made for some pretty shots.

I also took some video of the babies yesterday right after they arrived.  Watch the video and note how stressed out they seem (HAHA).  They really walked in like they owned the place, and thought the kids were the best thing ever invented!

 

Aptitude testing will occur sometime over the next 24 hours, so watch for a blog update tomorrow.

One male available from this litter.  CLICK HERE for details.

 

~Becky

  • Susan medlock - I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW MY NAME BUT I NOW HAVE COREY IN MY HOME AND AFTER 30 YEARS OF BREEDING CHAMPION TERRIERS, CAIRNS, MANCHESTER, AND WIRES PLUS A COUPLE OF GOLDEN LITTERS. I RESEARCHED ALOT, CALLED MY OLD HANDLER WHO I AM EXTREMELY CLOSE TO EVEN TODAY AND DECIDED ON A STANDARD POODLE. AFTER MAKING NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS I FOUND GLORIA PRACTICALLY IN MY BACKYARD. WE LIVE 30 MILES FROM EACH OTHER. I AM A RETIRED DISABLED EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN AND I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR SPOUSE IS AL SO A PHYSICIAN . ANYWAY COREY IS ONE OF THE NICEST DOGS I HAVE OWNED AND IS A DOG THAT IS ALWAYS TRYING TO PLEASE ME. HE IS AL SO VERY TERRITORIAL AND WANTS TO GUARD HIS HOME. I LIKE THAT BECAUSE WE LIVE IN THE WOODS. WE ARE WORKING ON THERAPY DOG CERT BUT HE ALREADY GOES TO SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHURCH WITH US AND VISITS PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK OR HOMEBOUND WITH ME. THE CHURCH GOERS LOVE HIM AND WANTS HIM AT MOST OF OUR FUNCTIONS. HE IS ALREADY GIVING THEM SOMETHING THEY NEED. NICE TO MEET YOU AT LEAST IN A BLOG.ReplyCancel

    • Becky - Thank you so much for the update on Corey! He is one of the most mentally stable Standard Poodles I have ever known and the major reason I wanted to breed him to Ziva. This litter has been amazing in both temperament and body structure!! We are sooooo pleased to have these Corey babies. Thank you for keeping Mr. Corey intact and allowing us to use him with Ziva girl. :) ReplyCancel