Hi Pauline, We love our little guy so much! He is a bundle of energy and sweet too!!! The potty training is going much better. Thank goodness you trained him to use a doggy door. He now knows how to sit, fetch and is no longer afraid of the leash. So smart!
Hi Grandma, Urdina here. I think of you often and just wanted to say hello. Mom's grandson took this picture of me on his IPhone when he was here one Sunday and I just wanted you to see me. I get prettier every day. I'm not bashful, you can tell. If you ever come this way, stop by the ranch. I'm here most days chasing rabbits or squirrels. Mom's calling me. Gotta go! Bye for now, leaving my pawprint on your heart. Love, Urdina
Chris has the majority of the pictures of Quora on his computer, but I attached one of our favorites to this email. If you would like more photos, please let me know and I'll ask Chris to send them to you. We love her bunches, she's our little wiggle butt monster.
Urdina here. Thought I'd let you know how I'm doing. I have recovered pretty well from my surgery. You can see that I had to wear a cone----two weeks at that. I adapted pretty well to it. However, mom's legs were black and blue because I kept running into her. And................she called me "Cone Head". Go figure. I can't help it if that cone stuck out so far. Blame the vet. No sooner did I get the cone off, I'm finding out that we were going away for a few days. Never mind that I've never traveled far in a car, let alone in a truck with a toy hauler hitching a ride with us. But, I had fun and was a good girl. They told me what a good traveler I was. Shoot, I could have told them that. We ended up at the Ag Center in Tulare at a tractor show. Got to see lots of people and other critters like me. Now, I do like my crate but you can see in the pictures, I like to crash on the couch as well. It's nice and soft. Tipia was actually nice to me on this trip. He can be nice when he wants to be. Did I tell you that I graduated from puppy school at Pet Smart? Well, I did. I can sit, down, shake and mom taught me to hang eight and speak. I still need practice on loose leash walking. They even gave me a certificate of completion. I'm proud of me. Well, enough about what I've been doing. I hope my other mom (Lexi) is doing good. I miss seeing you as well. Maybe you can come to see me sometime. Got to run for now. Love, Urdina
Subject: Ellie is Georgeous
She is so beautiful and just as sweet.
I just wanted to give you an update on Milo. I'm pretty sure he is actually only going to be a toy. At a recent veterinarian visit he weighed only 11 pounds at 6 months. He is a wonderful dog and so friendly, happy, and smart. He does still have his soft fur like his mom. Here is an updated photo of him.
Subject: Mark & Ustari (Willow) Heading To Work
Pauline, couple of cute pictures I took of the kids on their way to work...thought you'd enjoy. Ustari spends her night with Mark on the bed. Never a mishap. Sleeps right next to him. However, today she chewed through his internet connecting wire, lost all internet at the shop. Never a dull moment with her. He loves her a lot. Never goes anywhere without her. Feel free to share the pictures, they are for you.
Just wanted to send you pictures of my crazy diva Indy. She may be a crazy little diva. But she's the best dog ever. She loves everybody she meets. And always runs around saying hi to everyone when I take her to my parents house. I also think its time to get her a little partner in crime! Was wondering if you are planning another Princess/Ryder litter. I want to get a blue merle girl for her to run around with. I've never had a dog like this. Ball of energy and a brat. But she listens. Which is great. She's gone through training at pet smart and did good. But she rather run around and play with the dogs then lay down :) I know your super busy with all your puppies. Hope to here back soon! - Celso
Just wanted to drop you a quick note on Barrington (the pups final name) and how he is doing. Little Bear is the absolute darling! He is maybe the sweetest pup I have seen. He is potty trained (mostly), very calm, and as loving as you could want. We are thrilled with him and he has us all wrapped around his little paw. He walks on lead, although he is very happy to be carried on walks, and loves nothing more than to settle in our lap and snooze. Don't think he is lazy though...he can zoom around the hill and yard like a bullet, so we have to keep an eye on him so he won't get into trouble. Speaking of trouble, I think we need a playmate for our boy and a half brother would be perfect. I will send you a deposit for the blue boy and we will come out to visit soon. We are going to call the blue Remington, so we will have Remy and Bear to keep us occupied. Thank you so much for bringing such a delight to our lives. We love our new addition and look forward to bringing in another! Cathi
Thank you so very much for the time you spent with us yesterday and for allowing us access to your wonderful ranch and your lovely dogs. We had such a hard time choosing our boy. If it had been left up to me, three would be coming home instead of one. We still may have to visit your new litter just in case our boy becomes lonely. However...one pup at a time!
We have finally decided what to call our boy. His akc name will be AP Ranch Chance of a Life Time and his home call name will be Chance. It seems appropriate and it is the one we all like. We really deliberated about calling him Ryder after his sire, but that did not seem to be appropriate as that should be your domain.
We are so excited about Friday. I keep picking up snacks and chewies for him every time I go to the store! Jim and I have read your packet from cover to cover and the kids will have to read it before they get to play with Chance...proper incentive I think. I will call our vet, Dr. Moussa and his girls tomorrow. They did everything they could to save our Riley and will be thrilled to meet Chance.
Appropriately, I teach Senior AP English Literature, so when I told my students about our new addition to the family and where he is from, boy, did you get the round of approval! Elizabeth is in my class and got peppered with questions. We are telling everyone that he is one up on the kids as Chance was BORN into AP!
The kids and I so look forward to Friday. We can't wait to have Chance with us.
Thank you again for all of your time and care you took with us, and with your beautiful pups. He would not be the wonderful pup he is without your time and effort to make him so.
See you Friday,
Hi Pauline! Sky is just such a little sweetheart. She was so good in the car. She sat on my lap and back of neck the whole car ride. We were stuck in traffic for awhile (got home at 6pm) and she didnt have an accident or get sick at all. She is loving her new home. Especially the backyard. We have had no accidents yet. She has gone potty outside everytime. She got up at 3am but i took her to pee and gave her food/water and she slept till 5:30am. She only whinned for 5 minutes but it was a hard 5 minutes! We kept her in the kennel the whole night. Now she is just snuggling by me on the couch. She loves the chiweenie dog (my sisters) but the other half doxi has not warmed up to her yet. She growled and nipped at Sky :(. I guess in time she will get used to her. It is Sky's house so she will have to learn. Also, our cat and Sky keep kissing and are very interested in playing until sky gets too fast and then the cat just stops and puts its paw out but no claws. So much activity and not even a whole day yet! Sorry about not having the 900 for you. I thought it was 800 the whole time that i still owed you! I will mail you that check asap. Attached is a pic of Sky in her yard and i will send over a few more in following emails now. Hope all is well and Merry Christmas! Best, Liz
Thought it was time for an update! Kiah is doing great at her obedience classes. She only has a couple weeks left. She is a great listener. She spends her days with dad out in the garage. She lays in the driveway while dad works on Sean's bike. And she will lay in the front yard and keep an eye on everything. She is getting ready for her first big trip in a few weeks. She will be going with us to the Grand Nationals in Oklahoma for thanks giving and will have her first cross country drive. She is a great co pilot and I always enjoy her driving around town with me. She goes everywhere with dad. She is now a definite BMX track dog and Sean's number one fan! She even has her own custom Sean Gaian Factory Intense Racing jersey! She is doing great and gives us all lots of love and is always excited to see us. She is spoiled beyond belief and everyone loves her. Hope your doing good!
Love, Nicole, Sandy, Sean, Tommy, and Kiah
We have been enrolling them in training classes at Petsmart. Wrigley is about to graduate from advance class on Monday. We want to train him for he K-9 good citizen test but I think he is a little too affectionate for that. I believe you have to have a dog that will just sit there to be petted; Wrigley would just kiss you to death. Winter has grown into such a beautiful dog. She is so smart and loves being petted. Sometimes Dave and I think she can hear a little. She would be sleeping and we cup our hands to our mouths and make a loud echoing sound and she wakes up. They are both so precious and we love them so SO much. We either take them to the doggy park, long walks/jogs or to the doggy beach every day. We attached some pictures for you. We wanted to attach a video but it was too big. We will try to send more later. Dave and I will take a peek at your website from time to time to check out your beautiful babies and to see what other beautiful pups are being born. Hope all is well with you. Thank you for dropping a line. Take care and try to stay cool over there, I know it's pretty darn hot.
Best always, Dave, Nina, Wrigley and Winter
I was planing on emailing you over the holiday weekend with pictures and videos for your site. I will still do so Yes Indy got a combo shot this past Sunday and will be getting another in 3 weeks. She also going back to petsmart today for a puppy bath and grooming. We are doing good! She's a little cutie and everyone loves her. Finally found a food combo that she seems to like and I'm comfortable with. She doesn't eat it all in one sitting so I just leave it out and it will be gone by the time I get home from work. My nephews love to play with her. But she likes to play bite alot so thy get scared. And for some reason.... Barks at only my friends dogs and my nephew matthew..... Still trying to figure that one out..... Funny little energetic puppy. She's only 3.5 pounds when I took her to the vet that first week. And on Sunday she also weighed 3.5.... But I think she moved because I weighed her later on the same scale and it said 4.3.... Dont have a clue on that one either.... I will email you photos and videos soon. But here's a funny one of what she likes to do the most.
How are you?
I Just wanted to send you a couple pictures of Penny. I can't believe she will be 6 months already! She is an amazing dog and getting so big (about 14 pounds). I have her in Puppy training and agility class and she does awesome! We will also be getting her spayed this month which I am not looking forward to. Thanks so much for giving us such a great dog and family member! Michelle
Hi Pauline! Kiah is doing great! She can sit, stay, shake, and roll over on command. She does really good with "come" inside of the house but has some issues outside the house because of too many distractions. She is doing really good with walking on a leash and now were just trying to get her to heel when walking. She loves to find water bottles around the house, dad gave her a cleaned out milk jug and she carries it around everywhere! And dad just got her a new ball that is bigger than her and she loves to push it around the backyard. She plays in her little pool when its warm. She is also a great car and track dog. She likes to stare out the window when we drive and just sits there with the air conditioning blowing in her face. She does amazing at the track with all the little kids, even after being rough with the boys and a little kid comes up she never nips or bites the little kids. She also does extremely well with the bikes. And she is definitely a people person, and is always happy and excited to see everyone. She is full of energy and always happy. Looking forward to seeing more updates on the other puppies! Thought you might like some updated pictures. Her fur is constantly changing and looks cool, and people still trip out with her two different color eyes. She is a joy and we all love her very much, she is definitely spoiled and loved. Hope your doing good and thanks again for breeding such an amazing dog! Sincerely, Nicole, Sandy, Sean, and Tommy
Thought you might like to see how Darby is progressing. She is going to be leggy like Ditto I think. She is growing like a weed and probably close to 15lbs. give or take. We have her in puppy class and she is getting used to the other pups.....still a little shy though. Our daughter came down and brought her little terrier and they had a ball once he taught her how to "play". She likes chasing but doesn't like being chased. Must be the herding genes. If anyone else has sent pictures of the other pups we would love to see those, too. Hope you are doing well and the colts are growing and healthy.
Tom and Judy Jensen
Just wanted to check in with you and let you know that aubbie is doing great! I just love him so much, he has a great little personality. He is 12 pounds right now, perfect litttle size for the time being This is my favorite picture of him, so I thought I would share. Hope all is well with you.
Brittany and Brett Benoun
So sorry I have not sent you pictures and an update. Logan (Lyle) is doing great. Nash (my standard) loves him so much. They never stop playing together. The kids just adore him too! We are still working on the housebreaking, but otherwise he is just the best little dog. So sweet! He is a wonderful addition to the family, even the cats like him. Thank you, Debbie
Subject: My Buddy Blue
Good morning Pauline, I hope you are doing as well as Blue and I are! As you can see by the attached picture, he is a really cute puppy. Everywhere we go, people come up to him, pet him, and ask a bunch of questions about him. He is in puppy classes to get as much socialization as possible (with two other Aussies in the class). For your info, I am feeding him a half cup of Royal Canin (dry) in the morning and afternoon followed by a quarter can of Innovia at night. I always keep a little bit of dry food available for him inbetween meals. Other than that, he gets his last shot this evening and I can't wait to take him hiking. He is starting to learn how to play fetch with a tennis ball and is a fast little guy. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is any information I can pass to you to help with your breeding program.
Best Regards, Phil
Pauline: You know, I really think Bumper is extremely smart. It IS scary how much of what we tell him, he "gets." I have not trained him in the strict sense (like a professional trainer told me) but he does know just about every darn thing I tell him. He is smart enough to have figured out that he doesn't have to do EVERYTHING I tell him, and of course, has a mind of his own. I take him for a pretty long run every day, and he of course sleeps with me. The only thing I can't seem to stop him from doing is when someone comes to the door, he goes crazy barking. I know it’s because he is bored during the day, and so wants some excitement. When I take him running, I let him off the leash, and he ranges around a bit, but he always comes when I call him back. He loves to chase rabbits, but.....has never caught one! I am getting too old for golf every day, so I spend a lot of time with him, and that is really a GOOD thing! I really don't know what I would do without him! -Hugh
Penny is doing ok with potty training, she is still peeing in the house but only pooping outside. She is probably about 5-7 pounds now, when she first went to the vet she was not even 3 pounds. When I take her in for her last set of shots I'll weigh her again. The vet guesses she won't be more than 17 pounds. During the day when I leave her she stays in a pack n play and at night she sleeps in her cage. I'm working on training her to sit and stay but she's still young so it's taking time. She thinks im playing and try's to bite (play bite) when I'm trying to train her. Brianna still loves her puppy but doesn't like when Penny runs around the house following her biting her ankles. I'm really trying to teach Brianna to tell her "no bite" and give penny a toy. Everything Is going well and I'm very happy to have Penny as part of our family. I hope everything is going well on the ranch! Talk to you soon, Michelle
A week has passed since I picked up Bella from you, and she is doing fantastic! She is potty trained and doggie door trained. She comes when called, sits and lays down on command. She loves everyone she meets. She is the best puppy in the world!! I can't thank you enough for the wonderful gift that is my precious Bella! You are the most amazing breeder. Your care and attention to detail with training and socialization is incredible. I will recommend AP Ranch to all my friends. I would love to visit you with Bella soon. I am sure she would love to see her mommy, Ditto, and you!! Best regards,
Bella is doing great! She is 8 months old now. She is such a love bug!! We are so lucky to have her. She has been going to Camp Bow Wow during the week for the last month and a half and she loves it. She is also in obedience training. She is SO smart. We just love her so much. Thank you!! Here is a current photo.
Hi Pauline! She has been incredibly good since we got her. She only got sick once on the drive home but now goes in the car fine and sits right next to my dad. She is extremely spoiled and gets lots of attention. She sleeps on the desk while my dad is working and at night she sleeps in the kennel in either my room or in my parents room. The second night she cried a lot but it has slowly been decreasing. Also, she can now go in and out of the doggy door and it only took 2 days for her to get it. She is incredibly smart. Today dad took her with him to pick up Grandma for dialysis and she hates Riley, she refused to go near him and hid behind my dad. She is incredibly good and has already claimed our huge bean bag for herself and she tries to take up as much space as she can. We have been playing with her outside and now she will run around the backyard and jump in and out of my dads plants, which he is not thrilled about at times haha. She also found our putting green and likes to get the balls out of the hole, she even tries to outsmart us when we take the golf ball away cause she will just look at us and then grab another one. We will keep you updated! Thanks again! The Gaian Family
Dear Pauline, I can’t tell you how much I love Ranger, she is so smart and so loyal. She goes to work with me some of the time and the rest of the time she stays home in the front or back yard. I am single so I am thrilled that she is never mad when I am late getting home, she is always happy to see me no matter what, unlike my x wife. With Ranger I can do no wrong, she is always at my side adoring me when we are together. She was relatively easy to potty train too, she has a doggie door from the garage to the back yard and I made an entrance to the front yard too so she has lots of room. As long as I leave the door from the house to the garage ajar she can open it to get out. She loves her toys and her bed in the house, she has just made my life happier. Thank you for raising such wonderful, loyal, loveable pets. I did have her spayed like I said I would. Tom
Hi, Sally is doing great! She is in with me when I am home and out in the dog run (approx 40'X50') with the Schipperke when we are at work. They run and play like banshees! She learned to go in and out the doggie door in about 1 minute...hitting it with her paw first before going through. She's had very few accidents in the house and would have had less if I had paid closer attention, but sometimes get busy. She is like my 2nd shadow most o fthe time but is starting to get a little more adventuresome when not in the dog run. This coming weekend I will try her out with me when I am doing horse things for a while. Hans is already very attached to her too....that's a first. She is so very sweet and smart. She is really a joy to have and I thank you for allowing me to have her. Take care, Rick
Hope you and your pet family are doing great. Shelby is doing great, first week she found the citrus tree tasted pretty good, but now it wears a wire cage lol. It was a little scary bringing a little dog around a huge boxer, but they do very well, she chews on him and when he has had enough he gently tells her so. They run around and wear each other out, it’s rather funny to watch the little dog bringing down the big dog! I think shortly she will be boss, meanwhile the older female dog watches and makes sure he doesn’t hurt her, if she sees something she doesn’t like even she lets him know, so she has the boss on her side. She loves the pool, last week I emptied it out and she jumped in when it was dry and thought it was cool the way it slid around and so she kept doing it almost as if she was skateboarding, she spent a lot of time in and out of the pool that day and loves the water. She follows me when I have the hose to water and wants to play in it also. She comes in to eat her meals, but she sure is curious as to what they are eating! I’ve taken her on the leash a few times. The first week I kept her in at night, but she has always wanted to be out with the other dogs it seems. Today she is need of a bath. I got her some new toys and new bowls and treats, her favorite is a stuffed raccoon. She loves to run and jump, she can clear some hedges and she likes walking on the railroad ties too. Have a great day!
Pauline, Its been almost 2 weeks and Billie has pretty much taken over our house and yard. She is definitely full of energy, sometimes too much, but after all she is a puppy. She is now eating very regular. On her first ‘meet and greet’ with our friends 2 dogs (3 year old 16 pound Pug and a 4 year old 12 pound Pomeranian) she did just fine. (Billie weights 8.5 pounds). Initially the Pug was freaking here out as she would charge right up to Billie at full speed and then stop just inches away. The Pug was just curious. Billie laid low for a while but then marched right out to the Pug and confronted her nose to nose with a series of loud barks. From then on, the Pug gave her plenty of room. Just curious, was Billie the litter troublemaker ? One of the cute things that Billie does is help me with my iced drinks (water or juice). I have a probable bad habit of eating (crunching) ice after I finish the liquid. Billie actually jumps in my lap and begs for ice when I do this. I feed her ice pieces from my cupped hand while she is in my lap. I know she is not going to be a lap dog but this ice thing is kind of special. Someone in a pet supply store told us that the ice is good for teething as the cold reduces the pain. Will send you more when I can. Thanks again for the unique and beautiful puppy. James and Alima Bryan…
Hi Pauline, As you can see Billie got little sister. She is 1 week younger, her name is Zoey and she is Corgi. They are so much fun to watch! Billie takes care of her and teach her to play. When we had our friends over with their dogs meeting went very smooth. Zoey kept Billie's side, because she knew that she would be safe with her. They both love bath, after which I brush their "hair" give them carrots and then they go to sleep. James will tell you more about them. Alima
Hi Pauline! The drive went pretty well. They totally passed out, I think they like the vibration. Unfortunately, Wrigley did throw up at our first stop. They do continue to cry. Winter went potty on the little pad her first try as well! She seems to be catching on a little faster than Wrigley...We just got back from a good walk and they did very well. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness with the goodie bags. That was so sweet. I will keep you posted on their well being. I am forwarding a few pictures as well in another email. Have a great night!
Best, Nina and Dave
Pauline: Just a note to tell you that 'Bumper' is doing great, now weighs 23# at 7 months, and probably will not get much bigger. He is really quite small and still cute as hell.We probably should have named him 'Biter" or at least "Licker" instead, but that is still puppyhood. He is well house trained now, and has two doggie doors in our Omaha house. The yard is small and not fenced, so we have an invisible fence here. He learned that quickly, and we have had the special collar off for some time. Yesterday, however, he somehow discovered that he could breach the boundary, and was all over the neighborhood. He doesn't try to run off, but just frolicks around and explores. Now he is back with the collar, and had to get a couple of shocks to relearn about the fence! I only worry about him around cars, but he seems to understand the danger there-- of course, he hasn't been off a leash around them very much at all. I don't want him to have the same fate as his daddy, thats for sure. We would not trade him for any amount of money! Right now, I have to take him for his daily run! -Hugh.
Hi Pauline, I just wanted to thank you SO much for your time yesterday. Chloe and I really enjoyed meeting you and all your sweet dogs. They are all so beautiful and so happy and friendly. I cannot thank you enough for taking so much of your time to talk with us and sharing your expertise. Chloe thought you were just the nicest person and talked about how good she felt about you and how honest you were. I just wanted to share that with you. We don't know which way we want to go yet but I wanted to ask you if you I ended up down the road with another female or bought one from you, are any of your males available for stud? If so, can you tell me what you charge? Thank you again Pauline for your kindness. God Bless, Karin :-)
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