I had the recent pleasure of corresponding with Kate McClelland, President of  Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs and I asked her which qualities she was looking for in choosing pups for her program.  This is what she had to say :

Our criteria is that we are looking for large dogs (50 lbs+ preferably) and we bring puppies into our program when they are between 8-12 weeks of age. We also like to have the dogs temperment tested using the Volhard Puppy Aptitude test before entering AGS to make sure they have the right personality for service work. We aren't looking for solely labradoodles, but are interested in any retreiver mixes as well. We like to be able to look at the history of the parents, especially in regards to health tests. It would be ideal to have had PennHip or OFA testing.
If anyone is interested at all in donating puppies to our organization, please feel free to give them my e-mail address or our Puppy Raiser Supervisor's address (Katie Hiller):  They can also just go to our website: and e-mail us from there. Thank you so much again!

Kate McClelland
Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs



 Aggie's Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs  -  Chloe was donated to Canine Crossroads, working in partnership with Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs, by Dixie of  Dixie's Doodles

 Delta Society  -  Gerry & Betsy of  Adorable Downeast Labradoodles participated in the Pet Partners Program, sponsored by the Delta Society.  Meet Tully, a registered therapy dog.

 Guide Dogs of Texas  -  Dakota was donated to Guide Dogs of Texas by Dixie of  Dixie's Doodles.  Read more about her in her blog - Dakota's Tails


Addison's Disease - an article by Krista Waitz
Information about Addison's Disease and various breeding strategies.

Rabies & Vaccine Information  -  by Kris L. Christine, Founder, Co-Trustee,


Games -

What is Different - Abbey's Garden  -  Can you find the 10 things that are different?

What is Different - Lil Bit and Emmie & the quilts  -  Can you find the 7 things that are different?

What is Different - Macy's Bedroom  -  Can you find the 10 things that are different?

Which one is Different - Kathy's Goldendoodle puppies  -  Can you find which one is different?

Which one is Different - Kelli's Goldendoodle puppies  -  Can you find which one is different?

A Dood For All Seasons -  new additions to Summer are Max from Halton Hills Labradoodles, Emmy from Sunshine Acres, Comiskey the Bears fan, Nora, Snickers and Puppies from Olympic Labradoodles, Comiskey the White Sox Fan and Casey taking a drive.   Autumn additions are Charlie and Chase and Casey goes back to school.

Desktop Downloads -  Portrait of Doolin  -  PetPortraitsByPhyllis


New articles

September 28, 2008 - The Chai Story - This is an informational warning about unsafe toy balls. (Thank you to Cyndi for sending this in)

August 23, 2008 - CAA/AAA Petbook - Libby the Goldendoodle, owned by Donna in Ontario, has her picture on the back of the 10th edition of the AAA/CAA Petbook. The book lists all the pet friendly places you can stay with your pet on your next family road trip throughout North America. A copy can be picked up at your local AAA/CAA office or at Indigo or Amazon online.

August 8, 2008 - What's The Deal With Hybrid Dogs, written by Melissa Gette. A terrific article on hybrids, featuring Labradoodles and Goldendoodles, with some words from Blue Sterling of


Recent additions to archives

 Sept. 12, 2008  -  Some (itchy skin) advice from Dr. Kate Schoeffel      LINK TO POST


Recent additions to archives

 Sept. 13, 2008  -  Subject: giving vaccinations to puppies - advice needed.       LINK TO POST

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving shared with family & friends!


Blue Sterling