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Hi Brenda,

We wanted to send you an email to let you know that Archie is wonderful, and that we love him very much. He’s adapted to life quickly and slept right through on both nights so far. We’ve had his crate in our room which has probably helped. He’s also letting us know when he needs to go out to go to toilet, which is great. We’ve been following his feeding routine, which has continued his dry nights (so far).

Also, and I was amazed at this, he let me put a collar on him without worrying at all, and we have already been on a few small walks, including a very exciting exploration of two of the parks around the house.

We just wanted you to know that he seems happy, and that we will take good care of him, and lavish him with a lot of love.

We will stay In touch and send through some pics. Here’s one of him from 30 minutes ago – having a nap on the sofa.

Thanks again for all of your help, we really appreciate it, and are thrilled to have Archie with us.

Take care, and good luck with the other puppies!

Dave & Anna

Hi Brenda

Thought you might like to see Leo as he approaches his 9 months milestone on 12th Feb. He is utterly gorgeous -has just had the full works from the Dogtails lady last week -bathed ,blow dry and clipped -he loves it all!

He is an adorable pup -so friendly, intelligent and no bother at all -he has a superb nature and boy does he have his Dad’s chunky build -He is a solid 17.6 kg now. His coat is to die for -so thick and curly and very very soft. He does, in a certain light, have a faint chocolate tinge to his coat -from his Mum I presume! He is groomed every day and he likes it a lot -also likes the hair dryer so that was great during the snowy weather.

I am so glad he is part of the family as every day with him is a joy -he loves his walks and is very good at coming back when called and doing all the basic commands -he can sit, lie down ,give a high five and a paw and do a lovely beg. He really likes pleasing you and he also enjoys a cuddle when he just drapes himself all over you and sighs contentedly.

Hope all is well with you and the family.

Kind regards

Val Oswald

Hi Brenda,

Have been meaning to send you a message for months. We have had Maisie, our Australian Labradoodle for just over a year now. What a joy she is! Extremely loving, very attached to her Daddy. Full of energy, I and fellow dog walkers are amazed at just how fast she can run. I met a couple with a 6 year old Whippet and she out ran her by quite a bit.

She has settled into our family very well and is loved by everyone she meets. We are now considering a wee sister for her as a good friend is breeding her Cocker Spaniel.

Just wanted to let you know just how delighted we are with our amazing Maisie!

Kind regards

Chris Christenson

Hi Brenda

How are you? I just wanted to let you know that Hector is doing great. He’s very settled and very much feels part of the family. Him and Kit really get on great – they’re always passing each other toys to chew! Very handy having them both teething at the same time! He lets Kit climb all over him and just wags his tail.

He’s doing great at his puppy class and on Saturday we’ll find out if he gets to graduate to Level 2. He’s been very eager to please and responds well to the training. Brodie comes to the classes too and he loves them – he’s great with Hector and plays football with him.

The potty training only took a week. We gave him a bath yesterday as he’d rolled in something unpleasant and he now looks shiny and gorgeous – I don’t think he enjoyed it but he didn’t fuss.

Do you by any chance still have his brother or sister? My aunt has fallen in love with Hector and is now obsessed with Labradoodles!

Hope you like the photos – we took them in the garden today. The one of him and Kit is so typical of the pair of them – always together.

Best wishes

Nikki Broughton

Hi Brenda,

Thought I would give you an update on my puppy, Jess who is 17 weeks old …. As you can see, Jess has grown, not sure how big she’ll be maybe you can let me know? We think she’s gorgeous, she’s very clever and won the most obedient dog competition. She’s sociable, especially with the other Labradoodle next door to us. She goes on doggie walks with 4 other dogs regularly too.

I remember the day we came out to see your dogs Brenda, I thought Blondie was adorable, and Jet was very playful, we loved the way he jumped onto you for a cuddle. I thought if these 2 dogs are the parents, we are sure to get a great puppy. I want to say a big thank you to you for giving us Jess as we love her very much.

Louise Hawthorne

Hi Brenda and Grahame!

As promised, here are some photo’s of Alfie (aged 4 months). Alfie is a fantastic dog and we wouldn’t be without him now.

As we discussed before, we can bring Alfie up to see you so you can see for yourselves how well he’s doing. We can pop up anytime it suits you so if you want to give us some evening’s which suit you we can arrange something.

Thanks again for a beautiful dog.

Frances & Lindsay

Hi Brenda,

Thought I would drop you a wee email before Christmas to let you know how Elvis is getting on – wow he is getting big! He is a delightful little thing, full of mischief! His favourite thing is stealing socks from the clothes horse! He is now enjoying his walks and has learnt to sit at the kerb. His appetite knows no bounds, but his weight is perfect as we had a drop in with the puppy nurse last week. He has a puppy party tomorrow night at the vets and we start puppy training classes in January – his teacher popped out to visit him yesterday and gave us some good advice.

He is sleeping nearly right through the night and does all his ‘business’ outside – we couldn’t really ask for anything more.

We can’t imagine our life without him now; he is such a part of the family. My parents keep finding excuses to come out and see him! Gabby just adores him and the feeling is mutual – she had a sleepover at the weekend and he was sitting at the bottom of the stairs pining for her.

We hope all his siblings have settled in as well, and no doubt you are as busy as ever with the next litter due soon? In any case, we hope you all have a lovely Christmas – Elvis has got his stocking hung up next to Gabby’s – can’t wait to see him ripping open his presents!

Perhaps we will get a chance to come over one day with Elvis for a visit, but I will keep in touch in the meantime.

Regards,

Angela, Sam, Gabby & Elvis x

Hi Brenda

Thought I’d send you a quick update about Dexter and his progress.

Upon getting Dexter home, he was very quiet the first week and has always slept right through every night. He was in our room the first 2 nights, then downstairs in the kitchen thereafter – we have never heard a peep.

He is now fully house trained (although only a few accidents in the house during training and never a code brown). He has learned basic commands very quickly. He can sit, lie down, give either paws, go in his bed on command and wait. He has also learned fetch and I am starting to teach him toy association so that he will find a certain toy on command.

He is a very outgoing puppy, choosing to play with the biggest dog (4 month husky) at puppy class – he actually got the better of “Wolfie” and had him on the run a few times.

It’s amazing how many people have said I’m not a dog person, but I love him. Or also that they can’t believe how well behaved he is for such a young dog. My father in law who has had a few dogs in his time is completely gob smacked when we sit down to eat I just tell “in your bed” and off he trots and lies down and waits until I tell him he can come play again.

All in all we are delighted that we chose one of your puppies and will update you again soon.

Kind regards,

Ben Holden

Hi Brenda,

A quick message to say I was speaking to someone the other day who was hoping to buy a puppy from you. She actually stopped her car to speak to Peter and I while we were out for a walk with Ramsay. We laughed actually because when she stopped she asked ‘I hope you don’t mind me asking but is this Ramsay?’. Not sure whether you had mentioned him or whether she had heard about him from someone else – he has quite a reputation around here, a lot of people seem to know him or have heard about him – frightened to ask if it’s good things they have heard!!! Anyway, we gave her a glowing report of what it is to own a doodle (or should that be to be owned by a doodle) so hopefully that will have helped her decision. It’s certainly one of the best decisions we have ever made. He is still a joy to have, still makes me smile every day. I can’t believe he is nearly 4, don’t know where the time has gone…….

I have attached a few photos for you

Best wishes always

Amanda Hepburn

Hi there!

I wanted to send you Christmas wishes with a little photograph of Alfie. I’ve got a couple of others I’ll attach also. He celebrated his 2nd birthday A couple of weeks ago. Can’t believe I’ve had him that long. Don’t know what I done without him!

Thanks again for the best thing I have ever bought 🙂

All the best for 2013

Love Gemma and Alfie xx

Gemma Sweeney

Just a wee update on Maisie. She has settled in really well here and we are
having such a lot of fun with her. She loves romping around the garden and
seems to know that’s where to do all her business (bar one or two accidents
when she gets over excited!). She sits on command from all 3 of us as well
as some of our visitors who all think she is adorable. I’ve given your
details to a few friends :). She had her second vaccination on Tuesday as
well as a good examination by our vet – all good !

We’ll keep in touch!

Lesley Forrester

Hi Guys,

Sorry I haven’t been in touch before but been enjoying Ollie toooooooo much.

What can I say he is twice the size and such a great puppy! Temperament is excellent and he is such a fun loving wee soul.

Everyone we meet comments on his colouring and his coat he is like a ball of fluff and so soft, his coat shines and is so smooth and silky. He can also eat and likes nothing more than chasing the leaves, birds and running through puddles. He is such a sociable puppy for his age. I honestly cannot recommend you guys enough because the breeding of Ollie is a credit to you.

His paws are like a Shetland pony and he pounces and bounces about all over the place. I have never had any sleepless nights apart for roughly 10 minutes when we brought him home that Sunday and have heard nothing since.

The toilet training was excellent from day 1 and he is an extremely obedient and intelligent pup so I will definitely send photos of him for your gallery but honestly I cannot imagine what we did before Ollie came along.

Heather Bell

Hi Brenda,

Wanted to let you know I am having the best time, I love my new family so much and they say I am being a good boy. If I go ‘busy, busy’ in the garden, I get a treat of chicken so I have been trying really hard for treats.

The first night I slept most of the night but needed to wee at 4 which woke me up and everyone else! Last night I slept from 10 o’clock (I was so tired I had to go to bed early) to 6 in the morning. I went straight to garden and did the biggest wee and a poo, my people told I was a very clever boy.

I have a new friend called Oscar, he doesn’t seem to understand me, I am trying so hard to be his friend but he doesn’t seem to like my kisses, I keep trying though, maybe soon he’ll let me get a bit closer.

Mum says I’m going to visit the vet soon, bet they’ll say I’m the best puppy ever.

Must go for now, toys to play with and people to cuddle.

Love and kisses, Bailey.

PS: My favourite toy is an empty plastic bottle

Senga Plain

Hi Brenda,

Thought I would send this picture of Teddy!! He is the most gorgeous puppy. I can’t believe how much I love him and the joy he has brought to the family. He was bought for Charlie, and he has great fun with Teddy but he is definitely my dog!!!!

Teddy is everything you said he would be. He is intelligent has a hysterical personality (he thinks he’s a person!!!), and is so so loving.

We have met and only by chance a few Labradoodles from Lomond Hills. We especially see Carra from Musselburgh.

I can’t believe I find myself thinking of another puppy!!!

Hope all is well with you and the family.

Kind regards

Wendy Farmer

Hi Brenda

Though it was about time we sent you an update on Ella.

Ella has slotted into our family really well, she is loved by all members of the family (including my mother in law who allegedly doesn’t like dogs!) it seem like we have always had her. She is a very loving dog with a great nature. When we take her out she likes to say hello to everyone who passes her and is quite put out if she is ignored.

When we brought her home I found it really difficult to leave her in her crate, but with some perseverance she had settled down within a week with the aid of a radio. I still don’t think she likes the crate very much but has accepted that she has to go there at night to sleep.

You were right about Labradoodles not being led by there stomach, Ella only eats when she wants to, I have to resort to some chicken in the bowl to get her to eat sometimes, but not too often thankfully. She does enjoy a sausage treat when we are training and absolutely adores a dog biscuit occasionally.

House training was surprisingly easy with only a few accidents some of which were down to us missing the signs she gives us.

Puppy classes are the highlight of Ella’s week, she has a little Bichon Frise friend called Lucky who she shares a class with. She is a very obedient dog and training is going very well at the moment. We are joining a second puppy class tomorrow as the puppy trainer thinks it would be beneficial for Ella to be in a class with a few more dogs as she is always so friendly to every dog she meets which is not always a good thing.

We are planning to be away for a week from Tuesday 2nd of April and wonder if this would be a suitable time for Ella to visit Lomond Hills?

I’ve attached some photo’s of Ella and hope you think she’s as gorgeous as we do.

Katrina Davidson

Hi Brenda,

Cupar is settling in well to the Johnston household. He has literally hit the ground running. He is fearless and holds his own with Jasper. They are getting along really well and Jasper is as good natured as always, very tolerant of his little brother.
Cupar is eating well and he slept really well on Saturday night, not as perfect on Sunday night but he slept really well last night too.
He was great at the Vet yesterday and has a fan club there already.
Robert and I are spending much of our time at home at the moment so Cupar and Jasper are getting lots of cuddles and love.
In return they are both filling our days with laughter and happiness too.
Thanks again for keeping him an extra week, that has worked well for everyone.

Regards

Grace Johnston

Dear Brenda and Grahame,

Happy New Year! This mail is long overdue as you are often in my thoughts.

Holly is six months today. She has settled wonderfully into our family and we all love her. She brings so much joy. My daughter said yesterday that one does not know how much one can love a dog until one has one. Very true.

The children are all very different in their approach to her but her little tail wiggles with joy every morning when she greets every one them coming down the stairs.

She is a good sport and loves the snow, which we have in abundance this year. I have many friends here with both puppies and dogs so she gets opportunities to play as we walk together. Holly is such a nice dog to other dogs too – which is quite a pleasure for me as an owner.
We play and train her as appropriate and she learns and respects us.

Thank you for breeding such a lovely dog. I have so many compliments for her and I take every opportunity to tell them where I got her.

I have booked her in for her first cut – so she might look very different in two weeks. But I enclose a picture of her as she is today – six months old.
Regularly brushing and monthly ear plucking is all going to plan and she is a healthy dog with a somewhat changing appetite, which I have learned not to worry too much about.
She is growing well – our vet very happy with her.

I see you have new puppies, I wish you well and a nice and busy weekend.

Kind Regards

Tine Vraalsen

Brenda,

A quick note to let you know that Truffles has settled really well. We are so delighted with her, and she is doing so well. It feels as if she has been here for ages, not just since yesterday! She is a real treat, and we are loving having her. Her nature is amazing – so gentle and calm. Thanks for all your help, and we will speak to you soon.

Kind regards,

Catriona Wylie

Hi Brenda,

Happy new year! Thought I’d drop you a line to let you know Shabba is very well – growing nicely and still has the most amazing spirit. We took her to the west coast for new year and she certainly feels like she could get used to life as a sea dog! I’ve attached a picture of her enjoying the beach…

We get stopped all the time in Edinburgh by people who are captivated by her, and have certainly recommended you to everyone!

Hope you are all well.

Thanks,

Robbie

Hi Brenda

This is Teddy Mackie he is now 9 months old, he is a puppy from Muffie & William and lives with us in Balerno Edinburgh. Teddy has a fantastic nature and is admired everywhere he goes with many asking what type of breed he is. Teddy gets on great with our 2 cats, in fact he is starting to think he is a cat himself with many feline antics 🙂
Teddy enjoys toast for his breakfast every morning and since Christmas has found he has a particular liking for turkey! Teddy attends a puppy playgroup every Thursday and has made many friends of all sizes and has a special love for a Goldendoodle called Poppy. He is a very cuddly pooch and we now cannot imagine life without him.

Below I have attached a picture of Teddy, I hope you think he is as handsome as we do 🙂

Thanks again for helping us find Teddy.

Kind regards

Robyn & John Mackie

Hi Brenda,
I hope you are all well, and happy new year. Our wee boy Brodie is 1 today. Can’t quite believe how time flies.

Brodie has been excellent, he has fitted perfectly into our family, and is very much loved.

Wherever we go, people stop and ask about him, he’s a wee superstar.

I have a couple more pictures I will send separately.

It would be nice to bring him to see you, we are mindful that you are very busy.

He’s an absolute joy, we can’t thank you enough.

Best regards

Matthew, Kerry, Kyla and Brodie.

Hi Brenda,

Happy New Year to you too. I hope you are well. Dale assures me he’s posted the contract back to you so it should arrive with you soon! Let me know if you don’t receive it. Amber is doing absolutely great. We’re enjoying her so much, I can’t believe how intelligent she is!! Giving paws, sitting when told and also barking when you ask her to speak! I’ll definitely be bringing her to yourself for grooming now that you offer that service. What age should I be getting her clipped at? It will be nice for you to see her. Look forward to coming back to Lomond Hills!

Thank you

Debbie Ketchen

Hi Brenda

Finally got round to downloading a few pics of our gorgeous Rosie! The ones at the bottom were taken a few weeks after we got her home, the one on the sofa (yes, we did make the rule before we got her that she wasn’t allowed on the furniture but that went awry fairly quickly!) was taken just before Christmas and the one below was taken after her Christmas ‘hair do’ in preparation for the festive season!

She is doing really well; she’s so affectionate and loves to be wherever we are, brilliant with Calum and Katie (who adore her!), clever and full of fun! We all love her so much! She loves her new house and has lots of space to run around in the garden and the walks in Kippen are lovely (although we are mindful to only take her for short walks just now). She gets lots of attention with many people asking what breed she is and where we got her from so you may have a few more enquiries from this area!

We will keep in touch and let you know how she’s doing.

Hope you are well and thanks again,

Mark, Melanie, Calum, Katie and Rosie!

A wee note to let you know that Ted is settling into his new home very well. He is a very sweet little fellow who seems to fit in with everyone else in the family. He has eaten from his bowl without any problem and hasn’t needed any hand feeding. Accidents in the house have been few and far between – only when Ken is in charge!! Ted and Sarah are virtually inseparable, she even wanted to take him to school today.

We hope you have a great Christmas, we will keep in touch with news of Ted.

Regards

Joanne Green

Dear Brenda,

I wanted to let you know how delighted we are with, Archie, the new addition to the McAskie family. He is an absolute joy to have around, and its hard to now imagine life without him. He is the most easy going, balanced relaxed puppy, and has settled into family life remarkably quickly. We have quickly, established a routine, which he seems to be thriving on. I am in tune with his movements when he needs out, and so far house training is going really well. He is also so patient, while waiting for his softened food to cool, and sits on command!
He loves the garden, and is already familiar with his surroundings. The children are delighted with him,and love engaging in lots of play with him.
We will keep you informed of Archie’s progress, as already he has grown,seems to be thriving, and is going to be a very handsome boy. With fondest regards from a very proud Australian Labradoodle owner.
With best wishes for 2013,

Brenda McAskie

Hi Brenda

Thought you would like an update on Tika, now coming up for 6mths old. She has turned into a beautiful dog and is everything we could have asked for in a dog. She is very laid back, affectionate and loves her walks down by the river every morning. She travels well in the car and enjoys playing with any willing subjects! So glad we got her from you. Hope things going well.

Regards

Liz Hendry

Hi Brenda (and Grahame and Alastair),

Wanted to say a big “thank you” for all you have done for us.
Never having owned a dog before, you spent a good number of hours introducing us to your dogs, explaining all, thoroughly testing Jonathan for his dog allergy and patiently answering my endless mails/phone calls with questions etc and you still do!
We were very impressed by the way you run things, your care for your dogs, the time you spend with them and the pups once they’re born, so we felt we couldn’t have got a puppy from a better breeder!
Tess has been with us 6 weeks now and we can’t imagine life without her anymore; she is everything and more then we expected and hoped for but then of course: she’s an Australian Labradoodle, they are the best!
She is full of fun, very smart, extremely sociable, energetic and always in for a cuddle.
She never ceases to amaze us by her cleverness and wit; even the vet was duly impressed by her when we went to puppy “social meeting” last week.
Of course she is the best!
So, thank you again for everything and the best gift of all: our Tess!

Nelleke and Jonathan Shelldrick

Hi Brenda,

We have decided to call our puppy “Amber”. She has settled in really well. We took your advice and put the crate in our bedroom and we’ve had no crying at all in the night, she has woken us both mornings at 6 am and happily gone out to toilet. We’ve had one or two “wee” accidents when she is excited but mostly she is toileting in the right place.
She’s made friends with Pippin the kitten, he’s only a couple of weeks older than she is, and they are already following each other around, playing under supervision and snuggling together for naps. She is eating really well, I gave her a chicken wing yesterday which she really enjoyed. She is confident and interested in everything and especially likes slippers and shoe laces 🙂
She has the sweetest nature and seems really responsive and willing to learn. I am so glad we found you and grateful for the the excellent start in life that Amber has had.
I’ll keep sending updates!

With very best wishes

Morag Geddes

Morag Geddes