Sunday, March 29, 2015

Introducing Finnegan Jones

goldendoodle puppy mini

I have been asking begging Jeff to let me get a puppy since early in our marriage. I ain't no fool...I laid the ground work well before we were married so it was no surprise to him when the pleading began. Every time he would travel for work, with friends etc., I would spend hours googling puppies close to our area. I have always wanted an Old English Sheepdog, but they have so many health issues and they are big, too big for our current house. Then I thought cockapoo, then sheepadoodle, then I was thinking anything hypoallergenic, closely, fairly small...this is when I hit the googling jackpot.

You know when you are so deep in googling - traveling from one site to another you don't even know what you were originally looking for? That happened to me when I came across "mini golden doodles." I had never heard of this breed, but it was love at first site (get it "site" haha) and the breeder I stumbled upon was close by and had 1 male available the weekend we were headed to the area for a trip anyways...it was fate right?

When Jeff returned from a bachelor party weekend away I hit him with every argument for why we  I needed a dog that I could think of. There were tears, yells, walk aways, hands in the air and within 2 hours of the best begging I could muster - he agreed! I emailed the breeder the next day and 4 weeks later we drove down to pick up our pup - a pup I didn't know existed until 4 weeks before.

Mini golden doodles are the result of a toy poodle crossed with a golden retriever...it basically makes a real life teddy bear.

The moment the breeder walked out holding him, I was totally in love.  He was actually supposed to be a petit (15-25lbs), but he was the biggest guy in the litter so they figure he is more like a mini (25-30lbs) and this somehow got us a discount on him.

Jeff came up with the name on the car ride from getting him to back to our trailer. I loved it, he was a little bugger and Finnegan seemed like the perfect name.

Here are some pictures of him...(boy did he grow big fast)


First Family Photo


F1b Mini goldendoodle puppy
Riding back to our campsite

Ceasr Milan puppy
I wish he could stay that size forever!



F1b Mini goldendoodle puppy
Exploring the yard 
Finnegan - mini goldendoodle
With my Mom and Joey (he was only smaller then him for a couple weeks)




bad puppy goldendoodle
That time he had 3 baths in one morning...having a real good time in my tomato plant.





puppy picture

dog shaming goldendoodle



puppy stealing
He took $40 out of my mom's purse and was running around with it - smart dog ;)


family fall picture with puppy
Fall hike - I love his crazy hair



dog cone of shame
Cone of shame after getting fixed.


WORST haircut ever! He looks like Fozy Bear - poor guy


puppy pictures with santa
First Christmas

Playing in the snow is his favourite thing in the world!


dog best friends
Best buds...only 18 years apart



The time he ate 4 holes in my favourite sweater...dammit!

He is the most entertaining dog. He LOVES everyone and has to meet everyone he sees. He loves his toys - has destroyed about 10 stuffies, loves balls, being outside, rolling in snow or any water source and treats. In the mornings he loves to cuddle and sleep in, but then he is pretty crazy all day.  Finnegan is sweet, playful and hilarious. Right now he is 9 months old and weighs 27lbs, we are not really sure how large he will be, hopefully this is about it. I love his hair long and crazy, it suits his personality. I cannot recommend this breed or his breeder enough, I know I am totally bias but he really is the best dog!

If you have any questions about the breed or Finnegan let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I have a question... Is your dog available for cloning? Can he speak/understand Spanish? How quickly does he bring you your slippers and husband his pipe after a long day?

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