Last Saturday we picked up our new Australian Labradoodle puppy “Moose” from Maryland. We named him Moose because of his brown coloring just like the real moose we have seen in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and “Moose” sounded like a manly name;). He is a chocolate Australian Labradoodle from Wild Daisy Labradoodles born on November 8, 2014. 8 weeks old. Isn’t he a cutie?!!!
We joke that he looks just like a teddy bear with a tail! He is so well behaved and our family has quickly come to love him:-).
He loves just being with us and is happiest when he is at your feet. He loves to cuddle too and would rather be asleep in your lap than on any one of his beds or in his crate.
Moose is really gentle with the younger two and lets them pick him up and carry them around. He lays right next to the front door so he doesn’t miss anyone coming and going.
He loves stealing shoes and socks from everyone and for some reason Moose loves stealing Audrey’s clothes and stuffed animals from her room. Audrey loves bossing him when he takes them, it’s really funny. As you can see he is not suffering for any toys.
He arrived just in time for a lot rain, the first snow of the new year and extremely cold temperatures. Jason and I kid that we should have waited for the summer because it has been a cold and wet week of taking him out but he is wonderful and I don’t think another puppy would have been any better! He doesn’t seem to mind the rain and loves to jump around in the snow and eat it:).
He didn’t like stairs when we first brought him home but now he is going up and down most of them like a pro! We are so excited to see how big he will get and Jason and I like to imagine what he will be like when he gets older. We are currently working on getting him to walk on a leash outside, he would much rather run around the yard without a leash.
He is also about 80-90% potty trained and we are looking forward to him being 100% :-). Moose is so so smart and has already learned how to sit and is close to mastering “stay.” We feel incredibly lucky to have him be a member of our family!
After we said goodbye to Adam this past fall Jason and I knew that we wanted to add another dog to our family. The thought of getting another schnauzer was just too hard for me and Jason always wanted a bigger dog. There are so many kinds of dogs out there we found ourselves confused by what breed to get next. So when we found out about the Australian labradoodle breed we realized that these dogs sounded like they would be a perfect fit for our family. This breed is well known to be good therapy dogs that are great for families. So far Moose is great for ours! We are so thankful!!!