It’s time we officially introduce you to the newest member of the HOUSE of HARPER family! Meet Rosie Girl the Goldendoodle! She surprised the boys for Christmas and they have been smitten ever since! I have received a lot of questions about her on Instagram, so hopefully I answer all of them below.
Photographed by Kate Robinson
What kind of Doodle is Rosie?
Rosie is an F1B Mini/Moyen Goldendoodle. This means she was bread with a F1 Mini/Moyen Goldendoodle + a AKC Moyen Poodle. She is estimated to be around 30 – 35 lbs once full-grown. We choose to get an F1B because they are thought to be more hypoallergenic, less shedding since there is a little more poodle than just an F1. (A F1 is a Poodle + Golden Retriever, like Rosie’s mom.)
Where did you get Rosie?
I asked my friends who have Goldendoodles where they got their dogs and who their recommendations were. From there, we did our own research and found out who would have what we were looking for at Christmas. (I knew I wanted a female dog and I love the apricot color.) Four Paws Dood Ranch had a liter of exactly what we were looking for ready for a home at the end of December and we loved everything we had heard about the family so we were sold! (My friend Mary who has two beautiful Doodles was so helpful and full of information and this is where she got her dogs.)
Are they good family dogs?
We have heard nothing but wonderful things about what wonderful family pets Goldendoodles are! We have friends and neighbors with doodles which is why we knew this is what we wanted for our family. Andrew has food allergies, but we aren’t sure if he has pet allergies yet so we knew a hypoallergenic dog was a must. Plus, my niece is allergic to dogs and I don’t want a dog that sheds. 😉
How is life with two kids + a puppy!
I am not going to lie, on some days I feel like I have three children! Puppies are a lot of work and need a lot of care and training which can be hard adding that to my responsibilities of our two children + the blog. Some days I wonder what I was thinking getting a puppy, but then I see how much the boys love her and I know they are going to have such an amazing bond growing up together. We do plan on getting some help with a trainer once she is 6 months old, and I must admit that I am counting down to that day! ha! The biggest challenge we have now is just her wanting to play and nip (like a puppy), but she doesn’t understand her limits with a one year old and three-year old always crawling around with their toys. 😉
We are excited to share more of Rosie with you! Let me know if you have any other questions in the comments below.
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