Rutlands Australian Cobberdogs When One Isn't Enough!
As the years roll by, increasing numbers of families are adding their second third and even fourth Rutlands Australia Cobberdog to their family! There are many and diverse reasons for this, but whatever the individual reason, we value this as a testament to both our breeding program and our relationship with the families who welcome our puppies into their homes.
GUS ARRIVES IN HAWAII June 2012 and 1 1/2 years on
Good morning Grandma Beverley,
I was such a good boy my first night in my forever home and now it's morning. Look, big brother Dismas already likes me!
He even says that I can share his bed, sometimes, unless mom says I have to go to my own bed. I always come when mom calls me and I know which bed is mine, where the food comes from, and what door I use to go outside.
Mom says I'm the most clever boy, just like Dismas is. Mom also says she feels like the luckiest mom to have the most amazing boys.
Love from Hawaii, Audrey
Gus is just amazing! We do everything together and he is starting to understand a lot of the house rules, like Dismas doesn't like to be barked at. He is quite the water baby and has his own baby pool that Sammy has outgrown. We found this out when Gus wanted to go swimming in a water garden that he decided is just his size. Our weather is warm, and even though a little wet Sammy and his baby Gus love to play fetch with a tennis ball and romp and roll around the yard. Nothing like a three yr. old boy to use up some extra puppy energy.
We have written back and forth to Susan a few times and she seems just as thrilled with Gracie as we are with Gus. He is all that we hoped for and we are totally love. I promise never to get lost. Gus, Dismas, and I are so thankful to you for who you are, and for everything you do.
Lots of very wet and sloppy doggy kisses, and a big hug from me,
Congratulations on the completion of your book. Gus and Dismas are amazing
as ever. Dismas just made thirteen and a half. He is having some aches and vision problems but is still our happy boy and wants to go out for walks each morning and afternoon. Dismas is still the cutest little boy in a puppy suit ever born, having sweet dreams in the photograph.
Gus is one and a half and is the clown of the family. We couldn't love them more. Thank you again and again for being you,
Lots of love to you and yours,
DISMAS 13 1/2 Yrs and GUS 1 1/2 Yrs eighteen months on...
LILA IS HOME IN NEW YORK JANUARY 2013 and has joined the family's first Rutlands Cobberdog , Shannon.
Lila is settling in well here. Shannon and Lila needed a few days to work things out which was interesting to watch. They are slowly moving toward good buddy status. See attached photos.
Lila is a super little lady. She is extremely well behaved. She seems to be house-broken and looks to go outside for the bathroom which is great.She is also sleeping thru the night which is great for Michiyo and me. More photos to follow. Thanks again
Michiyo and Shawn
One Wasn't Enough for Suzanne and Hubby!
Here is a photo of Keeva "Claudia". She is 3 years old now and a fantastic dog. My husband has gone from not wanting a dog four years ago to begging me for another Rutland Manor dog! He is highly allergic to dogs and has not had any problems with Keeva. Keeva and I go to agility training and she is great at it and really loves it. We are constantly told what a good dog she is with a great temperament.
Could you please send me an information pack so that we can organise to have a new addition to our family.
Suzanne Carlin Western Australia
OZZIE'S DOING GREAT AT FIVE YEARS OF AGE AND WANTS A FRIEND
I am currently looking to get another dog from Rutlands.
My first one, Ozzie, was sent to us by Rutland Manor, 5 years ago, and we absolutely love and adore him. He is very much a part of the family! I would appreciate being able to speak with you or anyone at Rutland that you suggest.
ZEN Joins PAX in California November 2011
Five year old PAX also from Rutland Manor, works in Victoria's Psychology Clinic and ZEN will follow in his paw-steps in this worthy endeavour.
Here are some pictures of our Zen and Pax. First photo of Zen is when he arrived at SFO. Everything is going well. Our family was together for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Everyone loves Zen. We bonded right away. He really is my "little boy".
Love from California,
One Was Not Enough for Leo and Lisa in Florida
I have not been on the site in ages, but what a quick way to bring a smile to my face. I saw your double doodle page and would like to send updates on our Lulu(almost 8, sister of Auzzie, and daughter of Snuggles/Woody) and Stogie(7, Dippa and Dolce).
They are still as wonderful and as healthy as always and make everyday wonderful. Stogie is the smart but gentle, not a bad bone in his body boy and Lulu is our super-smart girl,who is bossy and the best snuggler there is!
Stogie is notorious for stopping traffic, he’s gorgeous. Literally, cars stop to ask about him, and after 7 years we are still amused by it! Love,
Lisa Leo Lulu and Stogie
TWO Are Not Enough for Thomas Little in Salt Lake Valley
All the girls’ names begin with Montana, Montana Maxine, Montana Jo, and Montana Golden Sky AKA as Skeeter. Reason is that I’m originally from Montana but have lived in the Salt Lake valley for many years.
I became interested in the Labradoodle after seeing them on a TV program. I liked the looks and temperament of the breed. I believe it was Beverely showing the dogs somewhere. Of course I didn’t do my research but I did find one in the local newspaper. Hence I got Montana Max; her mother was a lab and dad a poodle.
I don’t regret Max and love her to the moon, but I kept waiting for her hair to grow like the Labradoodle that I saw on TV… didn’t happen. Did my research and found Rutland Manor on the Internet. That was my lucky day. I read and was educated about how the Labradoodle came to be and I was very impressed with what I read and I just loved looking at all the puppies! Put in my order.
Montana Jo arrived on December 17th, 2005, she is the daughter of Kelby and Minuette and came from a very large litter. She arrives just in time to take my annual Christmas trip to Montana. My nephew and has several allergies and while we were there he had no problems with his allergies, he even held her for long periods of time. When they talk about them being a clown that is Jo, she is so much fun to be around. Sleeping arrangements are like this Jo sleeps at the top of the bed with me, some nights her head is on my pillow and her tongue is always moving.
Montana Golden Sky AKA Skeeter is the daughter of Kelby and WH Golden Glamour. She arrived on July 4, 2008 and we had a party for her arrival. When I brought her home she sat in the middle of the dinning room, she was so tiny that she looked like a Skeeter and the name stuck. Now cam we talk energy, Skeeter is full of it and always on the go but don’t wake her up in the morning. She will stay in bed till I am ready to leave for the day. Being intuitive is one of her greatest asset, when my close friend was sick with cancer and he would come to my house and sit in a chair that made him comfortable at my house Skeeter would come and lay by his feet. Don was always good to my girls so they appreciated him; he was the one that gave them way too many treats. Skeeter new he was sick and was taking care of him during this time of his illness.My girls have brought so much joy/love into my house that I can’t really say how much they have impacted my life. I thank Beverley as often as I can for sharing the love of the breed. I really think I need a black one to complete my family. Tom Little.
Survey From Tom Little
Survey From Tom Little
One Was Not Enough For Bill and Marla...
ABIGAIL 3 YEARS OLD AND THEN THERE WAS OLIVER! AND THEN TEAGAN FOR DAUGHTER AMANDA ... AND IN 2017 RUTLANDS MR JOHN HIGGINS!
Just a quick note to let you know that you sent us the world's most perfect puppy! Abigail has been even more special than we anticipated, and we're delighted with our decision to get her from Rutland Manor.
I've attached two pictures while she was learning to kayak with us (note life vest...). I'd like to send more - along with a description of all her wonderful qualities (which seem to be common with your dogs) and the amazing things she's already learned. Marla
AND THEN CAME OLIVER! December 2010
Oliver arrived at about 10pm on Wednesday evening and is absolutely beautiful! His pictures didn't do him justice! Abigail was beside herself with "her" new puppy and has taken to mothering him - not that he thinks he needs one. He is bold and brave and wants to explore every inch of our 2+ acres NOW.
He has already learned that jumping doesn't get him attention, and has decided that instead he will run up and plop his little bottom down and try not to wiggle. Nothing rattles Oliver (must be that scary noise CD...); rather, when he hears something he feels compelled to go see what it is- he's simply fearless. He's a very curious, intense puppy with a playful teasing spirit - and his eye contact is outstanding. He seems to be learning the leash VERY quickly, and behaves well - not even one accident in the house. His first night he only woke up once, and I just put my fingers through the crate openings and he settled right down and went back to sleep.
We just returned from the vet, and she was quite impressed with both Oliver's good health and delightful temperament. He was completely at home in her office and snuggled warmly with her.He's already comfortable riding in the car and settled right in with Abigail (she enjoyed going to the vet and NOT getting poked or prodded!).
We are absolutely delighted with our second Rutland puppy - just as we expected!
Thank you for all the dedicated work you put in to bringing these wonderful dogs to the world. If you are ever traveling through Central California, we'd love to host you at our home. Really! Anytime! It would be our pleasure.
Marla and Bill
Look How Oliver Has Grown! Updates May, July and September 2011.
As of last week Oliver weighed in at 54 pounds and measured close to 24" at the withers. He's a big, wonderful boy for sure! It's difficult to even put into words how much delight he has brought to our family! He is also smart as a whip, and learns anything we let him know is important. With Abigail, if we hinted it was important she immediately complied. With Oliver he has to KNOW we want him to do it, then he does everything with great enthusiasm.
His "stay" is remarkable for his age- and this is critical when we are bee-keeping. He's learned to stays just where we "put" him and waits patiently. Abigail seems to think she's smarter than we are and tends to drift slightly if she sees no reason to stay. So we remind her and she complies - but with a heavy sigh (somewhat like a teenager). Marla
One Was Not Enough for Amy and Family in Denver
Noodles Wanted a Baby Sister. Noodles and Jetra are full blooded brother and sister, born two years apart.
I am so sorry to hear about the latest round of ugliness you are going through. It pains me when good, honest people are getting hurt by the evil and craziness in this world.
Please know that we have always trusted and supported you, (what better evidence do we have, than in Noodles!) and knew someday we would want a second dog from you and only you.
We continue to be completely amazed by Noodles and love him so much. He has brought such joy into our lives. He is doing great and will be 2 years old on August 14th 2010. He is such a lovable goof-ball and has had a very active summer romping at our ranch in the mountains, barking at cows, playing in the stream and chasing kids, bugs, rabbits, etc.
I know I have inquired in the past about getting another dog, but we are finally ready and would like to start the process now. We are hoping to get Noodles a Rutland Manor, "sister". My daughter, Ivy is so excited to balance out the boy to girl ration in our house, it now stands at 3 boys (my husband, Walter, son, Walter and Noodles) and 2 girls (myself and Ivy). We would love a medium to standard size and would prefer the coloring to be any color but cream, since that is Noodles color.
Could you also invite us to be on the chat page. I don't go on it very much, but I love seeing the new and old dogs and loved the feedback from the other Rutland Manor owners. I also want to show my support for you and Rutland Manor!
Wishing you peace,
Jetra at One Year Old August 2011 and Noodles at Three Years of Age
One Was Not Enough For Sandie in Perth Western Australia
First there was KODY in 2009, a lovely Cool Caramel Standard boy. Then in 2010 another Standard boy, this time a Warm Caramel Sandie named BACI. The two immediately bonded and became best buddies
Sandie wrote after BACI's arrival:
Well, today we had a visit to see Richard our Vet, just to say hi, get some worming tablets for both Kody and Baci. We took Kody just to introduce them when he first came to us, so we thought we’d do the same with Baci. I wanted to weigh Kody as well so he came too.
Richard gave Baci a complete examination and made the comment that he was a gem, as he had done with Kody. He said conformation was perfect and that we had a really good pup indeed, was there any doubt?
He also said that if you find a good Breeder, don't change, which I wholeheartedly agree with.
So you guys there at RM, be proud of the work you are doing. I can see the amount of time that has gone into Baci. He was sitting from day one on command, and that wasn't my doing, he came like that.
The only thing I have a complaint about is that he was not completely toilet trained, lol. And when I say that he has very few "accidents" inside at all, now who can we blame if he does have an oopsy, only his Mum for not being more diligent.
Oh and by the way he sleeps through the night too..
All in all we have the perfect family, Kody and Baci get on so well, totally accepting of each other, the best thing ever to have done.
THANK YOU BEVERLEY,and all other helpers at RM
One Was Not Enough for Keryn in Australia
Hi to all at Rutland Manor.
It was lovely to meet you all last week. Little Toby has settled in very well and Pip is delighted to have a playmate. He traveled OK – on my lap, and was not sick.
He snuggles up to Pip when having sleeps. He was vaccinated last Thursday so will be able to go on walks with us soon. See attached photos.
Regards, Kerin Unkles