Welcome to Oodles of Doodles and The Dood House
Welcome to my blog. A place where I reflect on the life of a breeder. I find it fitting to start from the beginning. I began breeding in 2019. I was a single mom of four teenage girls. I previously adopted a two year old Standard Poodle who was kicked out of the service dog program. He was a sweet boy but was to shy to be a service dog. Before him, it had been many years since I had a dog. My last dog was an American Eskimo Spitz named Molly. I had her for 17 years. My youngest daughter fell in love with Poodles. I have to admit, I knew very little about Poodles except that they were very regal and even a bit snotty. Boy, was I wrong. I quickly discovered how smart, loyal and sweet they are not to mention as an allergy sufferer, I could be around them without developing an allergic reaction. I was browsing Facebook before Christmas and found a post of beautiful black poodles from a breeder that was already established. I kept going back to her post and looking at her pictures. I shared the pictures with my oldest daughter. On Christmas Eve, my daughter surprised me with my very own Christmas Poodle. I wanted a girl dog, but when we arrived she only had boys left. (So she thought....) We went home with my Christmas surprise and named our pup Jake. Jake was a ball of fur. As time progressed, I noticed he kept squatting to pee. (Remember, it had been many years since I had a puppy.) I mentioned it to a friend who was visiting and that is when I found out my Jake was a girl. We had been calling him pup, puppy. So rather than confusing him and switching her name to something new she was named Lady Pup. During my first two years with Lady Pup, I would have dog talks with my breeder friend at work. We shared our love for all things doodle and/or poodle. This is when my breeding business began. My breeder friend shared a wealth of knowledge with me and Oodles of Doodles NC was formed. I'll never forget the day the first litter was whelped. I had a dog camera set up in the whelping room. I was at school in my classroom and checked the camera. My students also knew about Lady Pup and I would share updates with them. She had delivered her first pup. I am not sure who was more excited, myself or my room full of 7th grade students. Having a substitute on stand by, I left and was there for the birth of 7 more pups. Lady Pup was an awesome mom. She made it easy for me as a breeder. I am very fortunate that she was my first dam. She has since retired, and is living her best life with us. I will be forever grateful for her and her Oodles of Doodles. Why did you decide to become a Doodle parent?