I just wanted you to know that Iona is doing great. She is so smart and affectionate and we absolutly LOVE her! Sorry that we have not contacted you earlier it is just that we both started new jobs in July and life just flew by!! I thought I would update you on the past months of caring for her. Poor Iona broke her leg in May, she wiggled out of mommies arms and fell funny. It was her left hind leg and thank God it was it was a clean break. She spent three weeks in a cast then one week in a splint and she is just fine now...lets just say her pet parent mom was more upset then she was!! She got spade in August everything went well, we got her microchipped and she has all her shots up to date.
She does well with other dogs as long as they are polite. We have taken her to the off leash parks and she tends to react when large dogs run at her. She also slightly gaurds her food...more like bones and treats (she has started to out grow this behavior) other then that she has no major issues. We put her into obedience classes and she passed with flying colors. She is a very fast learner!
However, she is a bit spoiled...she has bed right beside our bed...she has canned food mixed into her dog food because she gets bored with her food...she gets minimum of 40 minutes a day walks and she has puppy parents that have given her every toy possible for a dog!
During the summer my friends and I would have "puppy dates" so our dogs could socialize. My sister got a small dog and they play constantly together and often need baths after they finish playing.
Iona's fur is shorter then a golden retreiver and she has a poodle shaped face and sheds less then a golden retreiver, however I do not react to her. She weighs roughly 56 lbs and I don't think she will go any larger.
My sister Sherri LOVES Iona and she is intrested in getting a goldendoodle during the spring or summer next year. Are you still breeding goldendoodles?
Anyway we have taken over 104 pictures of Iona over the course of her growing up and she is so beautiful!