As of 5PM on Monday, March 30th, we have just three Goldendoodle and three Golden Retriever picks available on litters that are currently scheduled to go home in August - and not a single availability before then. Here are the available picks:
Harmony Litter of MultiGen Mini's Pick # 7 and # 8
Sunny Litter of F1 Standard's Pick # 8
Luna Litter of Golden Retrievers Pick # 6, # 7 and # 8
Our Live Stream Event on Saturday.
LIVE STREAM EVENT
On Saturday, Powderhill conducted it's first Live Stream Event ever. In response to the current "stay home orders" related to the Covid-19 crisis, we decided to brighten our customers and prospects weekend with a (half) hour-long live streaming introduction of Araya's litter of ten puppies. Viewers had the opportunity to ask any questions they wanted as we introduced each puppy individually, then saw the puppies interacting with each other, and concluded with coverage as each puppy was given its first real "lunch" as they transition away from mother's milk. As events associated with the Coronavirus present themselves, our ability to live-stream on multiple platforms may have to be substituted for in-person interactions between our customers and the puppies.
Puppies Coming & Going !!!
Callie's one puppy from her litter.
Jewell's one puppy from her litter.
Gracie's litter of four females and two males.
Fiona: MultiGen Mini's Due March 31st
To say it was a busy week at Powderhill would be a huge understatement. We had puppies arriving, puppies going home, premier pictures of puppies, our first-ever live streaming event - and of course, the continued and unwelcome presence of Covid-19.
We will start with the great news that Mardi's litter of four puppies have gone home this weekend - under surgical gloves & mask, curbside, car window delivery that did not last 30-seconds. Our go-home kit booklets were digitized, emailed to each client and explained in detail during pre-scheduled half hour-long phone conversations earlier in the week. It was a first for us; it was unusual and not our preferred method of delivery, but considering the circumstances we hope that all would agree that it was complete and professional.
Immediately after delivering the last puppy yesterday, we conducted our first-ever Facebook Live Streaming Event. We chose to do this in order to give customers and propsects - and just about anyone who wanted - a chance to see puppies in a live, interactive setting without leaving the house. In this case, we introduced Araya's litter of ten MultiGen Medium Goldendoodles, first inspecting and describing each puppy individually, then showing the puppies interacting with each other, and finally allowing viewers to witness the puppies as they had their first "lunch" as they begin their transition from mothers milk.
And now that we have provided a broadcast introduction of the puppies, it's time to provide a published introduction. By clicking on the "Litters" link above, you can see individual pictures of each of Araya's ten puppies - six females and four males. We will be continuing these individual shots of Araya's puppies for the next four weeks and next week we will also include a video of each puppy as we prepare for a unique Puppy Pick Day which will be conducted electronically due to the Covid issue.
Both Callie and Jewell under performed on successive Saturdays, each delivering litters of just one single puppy. All the depositors on each litter who did not receive a puppy were placed on other upcoming litters. Since Callie's Guardian Home family had the #1 Pick for the litter, they will maintain the litter and there will be no further pictures beyond the one provided above. Jewell's puppy is doing very well and will be maintained here at Powderhill. He will be pictured on the same schedule as Gracie's litter. Their initial pictures begin next week. And speaking of Grace, her last litter of six puppies are doing very well.
Fiona is also here at Powderhill, looking sharp and ready to deliver her litter in the next few days. Once her puppies are born, we will provide a litter picture and male-female breakdown.
The next eight weeks are going to be busy, stressful, and filled with needs to alter the normal methods of doing business and ask for our customers' understanding every step of the way. We have four females who will likely be bred and four litters that will progress from birth to delivery to their owners. It's going to be another busy Spring and Summer and we hope that we can quickly get back to a time when "having a case of Corona" meant you were getting ready to have a party.
Harmony: Litter Go Home Date Moved to August
Sunny: Litter Go Home Date Moved to August
Luna: Litter Go Home Date Moved to August
Stella: In heat March 29, to be bred @ April 7
Four of our females were scheduled to go into heat in the month of March and subsequently deliver their litters and have their puppies ready to go home in July. As of this minute, none of the four dams, Harmony, Sunny, Luna or Stella, are in heat. As a result, and because there is usually a 12-day window after going into heat before breeding begins, followed by nine weeks gestation before the litter delivers, and then eight weeks whelping before puppies go home, we have pushed back the Go Home dates on all four litters to August.
Harmony's litter of MultiGen Mini's has two remaining pick positions available; Sunny's litter of F1 Standards has three remaining pick positions available; Luna's litter of Golden Retrievers has three remaining pick positions available; and Stella's litter of F1 Mini's is now sold out. Please call us if you are interested in ANY of these remaining pick positions.
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