A huge Thankyou for everyone who is keeping in touch with your puppy updates and progress, Please keep them coming.
Dear Rai and Julie,
Flossy Pure Asd - Spiral coat
An update on our Puff
She is doing very well, and adjusting great to our family. She is is such a lovely outgoing and cheerful puppy.
She is really stubborn and playful and has het own view on some stuff hehe. We are going 3 times a week to the dog training school were she is learning a lot, she loves to learn.
Every day we are going to a playing field (for kids, so no other dog droppings for now) to play fetch, because het most beloved activity is fetching a ball..We are throwing it low across the field so she doesn't jump.
Today we went to the vet, for her last vaccination, and we met the groomer...witch is great because she hates the brush, eventho we brush train her 2 times a day.
Also we play mind games with her, searching food and toys across our home. I send some pics of Puff with this e-mail, and hope you like them. We are so happy with our little bouncing puppy.
Yesterday received an e-mail from the people you gave our mail address to, and told them how happy we are with our puppy, and how great and patient you have been, and how great and well socialized Puff is...
If we ever want another ASD puppy we will go to you first.
Sandy and family from Holland.
ps, is you want to post this review on the website it will be oke by us
So sorry for not getting in touch sooner but I thought I would write to let you know how WILLS is getting on. We purchased him from you in April from Molly's & Horatio's litter.
He is 6 months now. I cannot put in to words how delighted we are with him. He is a definite part of out family & has brought so much happiness into our home.
I have attached some photos for you.
Thank you so much!
Pic to Follow Soon
Hi, just wanted u 2 know how well Muffin has settled in. We feel like she's been with us 4ever. She's so good, we've not had one "accident" in the house. All our family+friends love her and can't believe how good she is. The best thing is she adores our 3 children and they love her back. She waits at the door 4 them in the morning and is constantly with them, even if they r just watching tv. So thank u so much 4 such a wonderful dog. Carmel+Joe Dervin
Hi Rai & Julie, Couldn't resist sending you these gorgeous photo's of
Sydney playing my piano - we have another budding musician in the family, Hope you are all well,
now too rusty with all the rain we've had!! Regards Sue Thomas ( Sandbanks Dorset)
Apologies for not contacting you until now.
I will send some pictures by phone as cannot send via broadband as too big, which try and show you that Barney is having a great time and is a very handsome boy.
As we live within 200 yards from the sea, in Seaburn, Sunderland, we are on the beach every day, and he spends a lot of his time in the sea, which he loves.
He has always been great with everyone, young and old, as well as with other dogs.
Everyone smiles when they see Barney.
He is brilliant fun, is a real character, and I think he is part human as he understands everything that we say and often behaves as one of us. It is fascinating to see how he uses his legs and paws as effectively as we would arms and hands.
Anyway, I am beginning to sound like one of those doggy people I used to think were borderline insane, but unfortunately I cannot help myself as I love my dog to bits.
I had wanted a dog for 40 years, but as I have always been badly allergic to animals and came out in a nasty rash, sneezed, eye streamed etc if a dog licked me or came near me for any length of time, I never thought it would be possible. However, I have never had any adverse reaction at all to Barney, and he was worth the wait. So for anyone who is badly allergic and is wondering… go and do it, it’s brilliant.
John, Jacqui, Will, Anna and Barney
Hi Rai and Julie
Happy New Year to you and your family! My apologies for not emailing sooner,....Well, what a wonderful chap we have (Charley is his name)...from the very first week in his new home we haven't had any concerns at all. He has slept through the night since he came (except for a couple of times when he needed to go out but went straight back to sleep) He is clean in the house now and no chewing of expensive furniture (yet!) We have to watch our shoes as he has an absolute passion for them He just cant help himself! He is such a joy! He settled so quickly and is so bright. He is never fazed by anything only curious no matter how many people or noises are around we are able to take him anywhere. He learns very quickly as he wants to please and responds so well to calm instruction with rewards!!!! Yes, he adores his food-we still have him on the same but have introduced a bit of chicken and raw tripe which he loves. He was 9lbs when we first bought him home.....he weighed 18lbs yesterday!!!! He seems to grow, change and mature every day.
The vet was very impressed with him and your meticulous record keeping of care and so are we Rai. We have an amazing little chap (well...who is growing by the minute!) who we absolutely adore and so do our friends and family.
The first picture is of his first experience of snow the week we brought him home- he fills that tub now. The others were taken over New Year. We will send more over the coming year.
I hope this finds you well and thank you for our amazing little chap!
best of wishes to you
Louise and Mark
charley Pure Asd Australian Labradoodle
Hi Julia and Rai
Hi Julie & Rai, It was good to see you here in Dorset, glad you like the house, he's a very lucky pooch! I've attached those photos for you Regards Sue
Hi Rai and Julie,
Just the best dog in ALL THE WORLD, Thank you Julie
Dear Julie & Rai at Manorborn,
I felt it would be interesting and informative to your future puppy families to hear my story and experience in how we came to choose our perfect puppy and breeder.
I really hadn't realised just how much information and types of labradoodles there were around; in look, temperament, fur and even facially. I thought it would be an easy task. I was baffled by the information on the internet.
Eventually I came across an E book which I purchased on Labradoodles. It was a fantastic read; in turn this lead me to various other websites around the world; which then lead me back to Manornborn again!
Great!!! ( I thought!) I was nearly there now and it was a toss up between two breeders, so my search had been condensed greatly.
I was now in search to find one "in real life" instead of looking at photo's on-line. I visited my local parks and saw various sizes and looks to the "labradoodle" but none of them looked like the ones on Manorborn's website that I so longed for; my search had come to a stand still.
I asked everyone I met with a labradoodle over the course of many more months where they had bought their doodles from and took note. Some people said they had paid very little and some had paid more! Some came from the breeders unwell (they said) and some had their puppies couriered to them from the breeders which I had read is not generally considered good practice. I knew I wanted to see the parents of my puppy and where he had lived for his first 8 weeks of life anyway.
I was nearly ready to give up on my search altogether because I found the research all too much and wasn't sure whom to trust. I called Manorborn and another breeder one more time asking both breeders the same question.
"If I can't visit you before I buy a puppy from you. How do I know I'm going to get an authentic ASD like the ones on your website?"
I wasn't prepared to go ahead and spend a huge amount of money on a dog that looked like the ones I'd seen in my local park when I wanted one like the one's I'd seen and read about on-line ...I felt deflated.
I remember when calling you to ask this question the patience you and your daughter had with me as I told you how I was feeling and you listened and answered all my questions and kindly lead me to another owner of one of your puppies not too far from me. Do you remember that?
I went to see Muddy....I was delighted. There was no question after that; you were the right breeders for me and Muddy looked just like my perfect puppy from your website and
being patient and reading up on choosing the right puppy and breeder really does pay off.
Manorborn in my opinionpleasant and informative Labradoodle breeders to talk to and are truly dedicated to this wonderful breed. I felt rest-assured my puppy was coming from a great breeding stock and it was worth the wait and patience to find him .
We joined Manorborn's waiting list and counted the months then the days.
Our beautiful Diesel was born 3 rd March 2010. Manorborn sent me photo's every week and updated me regularly.
At week five we went to visit; you can imagine how excited we were. Greeted by two wonderful ladies as nice in person as on the phone and walked into this beautiful and clean home to see our new baby and his parents.
Before we went in we had to have our shoes dipped in disinfected and our hands disinfected too. I was pleased to do this. It was another confirmation to me that Julie & Rai were considering the health of the puppies and I now understand why you just can't "turn up!". They take no chances.
On collection day we came home with all the correct paperwork, food, puppy pack and Rai had spent along time with me showing me the health checks of Diesel's parents and beyond. My vet was very impressed by this when I took Diesel for his first check.
I am now a member of "The UK Doodle Club Labradoodle Forum" where I have found new friends and doodle lovers alike and met up with a few too.
In a nutshell...
Thanks Julie & Rai from Manorborn; Diesel is everything we wanted and more!!! I enclose some photos taken today.
Lots Of Love
Diesel at 1 Year Old ( Just Stunning, Now Modeling for a leading Pet Clothing Company)
Hi Julie and Rai,
I haven't sent you any photo's recently so thought it was about time i did.
Its been nearly three years now since we first met you both and your beautiful Labradoodles and pick up our wonderful doodle who is such a special part of our family.
Over these past 3 years of owning Scruffy and coming in contact with other dogs one thing has become so clear, the importance to chose a GOOD breeder, a breeder who genuinely cares about their dogs, their health, nutrition, temperament and well being, and will do their utmost to make sure that their dogs have not only the best start, but best life in a happy home. I feel so thankful that we did find that 'GOOD' breeder at Manorborn.
They are truly wonderful dogs, who if you put in the time are so easy to train and willing to please. I have had more positive comments about Scruffy than I can ever remember, and she has helped quite a few adults and children I know ,overcome their fear of dogs.
Thank you once again, and keep up the good work, we need breeders like you!!
Lots of love
Dawn, Mark, Grace, Lily and May and of course Scruffy xx
Hi Julie and Rai,
I just thought I'd send you some gorgoeus pictures of the delightful, yet still naughty, Toby and Bertie. They are both so gorgeous but different in their little ways. They're still getting into mischief, as you know, and also thanks for all the advice you've given me since their last escapade. It means so much that you're both there for me even though I've had Toby for over two years, Thank goodness I can ring you!
Bertie is much better now and back to his usual mischievous self, he is so clever, he isn't called Bertie Houdinikins for nothing. Toby stands watch while Bertie does the deed, they also share the proceeds of whatever they've done. They also have a new game, a cross between hide and seek and 'tig'. It's so funny to watch.
They're still turning heads as they are so stunning to look at. The vet who treated Bertie thought he was fabulous, I gave him your contact number, I hope you don't mind.
I've sent you a copy of my favourite photos, hope you like them.
Thanks again for being such caring breeders, I must bring them back for a visit, maybe in summer.
Toby Chocolate F1 & Berti the Asd
Hi Rai and Julie,
Hope you are both keeping well.
Here is an updated photo of Dexy in our garden. She is absolutely adorable and we are all madly in love with her. She is admired everywhere we go and a walk in the park can take twice as long as normal since so many people want to stroke her and ask what type of dog she is. She has an amazing temperament and is fantastically sociable and super intelligent!
I have to thank you again for breeding such a beautiful, lovely natured dog who has added so much happiness to our lives.
Dear Julie and Rai,
Hi Guys, we just received an email to say that one of
our doodles from Corrie's litter, 2 years ago is in a music band, getting in the
Amanda & Family
My husband has had no allergic reaction to Lu Lu whatsoever. He can't believe that he can give her a cuddle and often does, as he has never been able to even touch other dogs.
I have attached some pics and will send some more to you or website. Sorry for the delay but a bit bogged down with my sons leavers yearbook. Will keep in touch.
Amanda and family xxx
(Corries LItter of Puppies March 2008)
Richard & Elisa
Update recieved 16th July 2008
Chewy Graduating below
Update pictures Oct 08
Mark & Tom
Ziggy Stardust blog
ziggy at 6mnths (wow from Julie)
Rachael and Family
Sarah ( Doodledoos )
Debbie ( Cream of British Labradoodles )
Little Dotties Blog
treasure is my 'Little Dottee'
Latest Update August 08
Lilly Bond's Blog
star x oliver
Hi Julie and Rai,
Of course you can put the pictures on your web site.
The boys would be
Some More Pics
Some more great pics from my puppy families, thank you so much for keeping in touch x