Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Customer Testimonials
Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles
2950 Newmarket Street
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 303-0497 / (360) 594-1302
Hello. Opal is adjusting beautifully to life here on NC. Had the vet come by yesterday and he said she was doing great.
She is eating roughly 3/4 cup of food over the 3 meal times. She plays, we train a bit and then she'll nap. We are nearing the end of a kitchen remodel so there have been lots of folks in And out any many noises - she does great w the new people and hasn't been bothered by the noises.
She is such a cutie. And the best part is how she runs to my daughter when she walks in the door- can tell the dog is happy and my daughters grin is as big as it could be
Here is one of her playing.
We are so in love with out sweet Maggie. She has been such a wonderful
addition to our family. We are so pleased!
Thank you so much!
Zorro is ready for the beach! It finally hit 90 degrees here in Boston!
FYI, my kids changed Zorro's name to Snowball. They fight over him despite having 3 other dogs. Snowball is so well behaved, happy, and handsome! What a great addition to out big family! Thank you!
It is going wonderfully!! See the happy pet owners in the pictures. We had their vet appointment on Saturday and they are healthy and happy.
Thank you, Kim,
Our wonderful puppy Oakley, is growing up quickly. She is tons of fun and a really great dog for our family. I thought you might like to add her photo to your gallery.
Hello to everyone there at Manor Lake!
We are absolutely loving our little bundle of joy. I wanted to send you a few pictures so you can see how he’s changed already. The one where he’s covered up was the day after we brought him home and our 4 year old thought she needed to make him comfortable! Thank you again for all of your great information and for your excellent breeding! We look forward to many years with Murphy in our family.
Rachel and Jason
Thank you for checking in. We have had Maggie for a full week now. She is so sweet. We love her so much. We are so grateful to have her in our family.
She will play until she is tired and then drop in your lap. She follows me around from room to room, even if she is "asleep" - if I leave the room she is sure to follow.
She plays fetch and loves chewing on her toys, water bottles and anything else she can find. Outside potty training is going fairly good. She already has the doggie door figured out, and she will only out after we do. So cute.
We will have a family photo shoot soon, but we took a few just of her. See attached. Feel free to use the pictures as your own.
Thank you for breeding such a wonderful puppy for our family.
All is good! He's just perfect, sleeping all night and he's getting better each day with potty training! The kids just love him and he loves our outdoor lifestyle. Thanks for checking in.
Brody is doing great and it's getting a little easier each day to find our schedule and rhythm. The first two weeks were not always easy but his cuteness and sweetness helped get us through those moments. He received a new toy today to celebrate his 12 week milestone and he starts puppy class next week. House breaking is going well as long as we take him out on schedule and he is sleeping thru the night in his crate from 10pm until 6 - 6:30am which we are pretty happy about :-). He has picked up commands very easily and with the help of some kibble, does well during bath time and brushing/grooming.
Here are a couple of photos I took last week.
Hi all…I keep forgetting to send you some pictures of Madison. She is such a joy and delight and enchants everyone she meets (2 legged and 4 legged alike). She's now 5 1/2 months and is quite well behaved…although we do have to watch things like socks on the floor which is always preferable to her many toys spread throughout the house.
Attaching a few pictures…
Janet and Bruce
Hi Manor Lake:
Finally got some decent photos of Max, who continues to be a perfect pup (potty training is improving!). Maxie is so eager to please, a happy pup who loves life and his family. He comes when he is called, learned to sit in about two minutes and is working well on retrieving. Of course there are lots of treats involved, and our older beagle is learning if she just hangs out, lo and behold a treat appears!
Thank you so much for Max. You guys do such an excellent job of starting these puppies.
Hi Kim and Melissa
We wanted to give you an update how Willow is doing in NYC! She is such an incredible and sweet puppy! Willow has truly impressed us with her confidence, smarts and ability to learn so quickly! She loves to play with other dogs and people, really enjoys the outside and smiles happily for every picture! Willow is such a beauty and loves strutting down the city streets wagging her tail while everyone stops to say hello! She has been such a wonderful addition to our family and nothing is better than coming home to her loving puppy kisses!!! Thank you for such an amazing pup!
Jon Jordana and Willow
I am sending you a picture of our little Toby who is now 6 months old! It has been very exciting to see him grow! He has a huge fan following in the neighborhood--every little kid wants this fluffy teddy bear! He continues to amaze us with his intelligence and adaptability. He is so perfect for our family---thank you!
Kim, Melissa and Megan,
We attached a current picture of Gracie and want to share some exciting news with you. She just received certification from Love On A Leash to be a therapy dog. Two local LOAL evaluators have been watching Gracie and I work together at skilled nursing and memory care facilities for the past four months. The residents are amazed at how calm and soft she is. They really like touching her face and she doesn’t seem to mind it at all.
Gracie and I, along with four other teams were recently asked by Memorial Hospital to start visiting families at Cottage In The Meadows, our hospice facility. Tomorrow we will be making our first visit.
We’ve said it before but it needs to be said again, you raise amazing dogs. She makes us laugh every day and we can’t imagine our life without her.
Ike, Renee and Gracie Rose
Thanks for checking in! He's been settling in really well, and everything is going great! We love the little guy so much. We named him Chewy (short for Chewbacca as we're huge Star Wars fans!) He already seems to know his name, and he's getting better at a few basic commands. He's been great with other dogs, in fact an older dog of a friend of ours has been great at teaching him little things, like how to walk down the stairs! He met our young nieces on the weekend too and did great with the kids. His potty training is getting better every day, with less accidents all the time. We had a few sleepless nights at first, because he hated being in his crate at night. Now he seems used to it and we can finally sleep! He's just amazing, and we're so happy. Thank you
Roxy is now 6 month old and she is SOOOO cute!
She is super sweet, smart and devoted. Currently she is about 23 pounds.
She loves to be around our kids and other dogs. She also loves water, fetching and digging in the sand at the beach. We have taken her sailing a few times and she does well on the boat.
She is a bit timid around strangers, but warms up quickly. She does well on the leash and loves her doggie play dates. We do have to keep her occupied with toys or she will chew anything she can get her cute paws on!
We absolutely love her and could not have asked for a better puppy for our family.
Thanks again for you help.
The Schuler Butler Family
Here are the latest pictures of Blossom, she is now 6 months old and just adorable. She graduated from puppy school and is now on to advanced with agility, can’t wait to see how she does. She gets lots of attention all the time and the dog trainer says she is the cutest thing he’s ever seen and that she gets cuter every week.
Hi Kim and Mollie,
We want to let you know that Elisabeth Bloom had a very nice first birthday! She even got a real birthday cap.
Bloom is the offspring of Lady Nora and Cloud Catchers Limited Edition Eddie. Happy birthday to all her brothers and sisters.
It is nice to see her sisters Bella Nora and Molly on your blog. We think Bloom is a little bit smaller (26 pounds and 18 inchs). But she is also very smart and well behaved. She loves to play with kids and her Doodle ’sister’ and friends.
It has been a wonderful year. Thank you so much for our lovely Bloom.
Babette and Jörgen
Kim / Mollie,
Sorry for the late birthday update. Lucy turned 2 on October 30th and is just getting better and better. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you that she is doing well and that I am still trying hard to talk my wife into another one of your dogs. Here is a pic from this summer at our beach house. She loves the beach.
Hi Kim and Mollie,
This is a long overdue note to let you know how we are doing. We are now approaching the first birthday of Bella Nora and Molly on December 4th. They are the offspring of Manor Lake Nora and Cloud Catchers Limited Edition Eddie.
Bella has been a great addition to our family. We are so happy that our neighbors and friends have Bella’s sister, Molly. Bella and Molly are best friends and love to be together. They enjoy hiking and playing almost every day.
We are amazed as to how smart Bella and Molly are. People always comment on how beautiful and well behaved they are. Our kids love them. We can’t picture our lives without Bella and Molly.
We are grateful to Manor Lake for giving us two wonderful Labradoodles. Attached is a picture of Bella and Molly enjoying each other’s company in the backyard. The other picture is of Bella hiking.
Thank you so much.
Maria, Maureen and family
This is Piper with her buddy Lucy at age 5 months. She is out of Stella and Ty. She is the best puppy ever! I’m constantly laughing at her. She has the happiest most fun personality and has never been a problem. I have now decided I have a labradoodle addiction.
I have told many people about Manor Lake Labradoodles. I will continue to recommend your kennel. I cannot say enough good things about Piper and the people who bred her.
I promise we won't send you pictures every year, but we wanted you to see Beau all grown up on his second birthday!
What a handsome dog. Notice he still has, and adores, that little yellow bear that you gave him!
Thanks again, The Moores
Hi Kim and Molly!
We wanted to send you some updated pictures of India. They were taken after a long day of playing at the beach.
India is the most loving, happy and even-tempered dog.....she has been such a joy in our lives.
Laura and Thomas
It’s been two years since you sent us our Joey, son of Lil Red and Legend (I think). I wanted to let you know what an absolutely fabulous member of our family he is. He is sweet to everyone, greeting guests with a wagging tail and his favorite ball for fetch. He loves to ride around carpooling with me, and greats each kid with kisses. He was very easy to train, and truly doesn’t shed. My husband has bad dog allergies, and he’s completely fine with Joey. Joey even sleeps in our room at night! I’m attaching a few pictures, which of course don’t do him justice. I may have to send them in a couple of emails.
Kim & Mollie:
Thank you so much for Sable! She’s been home with us for about two weeks now, and already it seems like she’s always been a part of the family. My four daughters and I are just having a blast playing with her and loving up on her. Sable very much is enjoying farm life here in Vermont, let’s hope her enthusiasm remains through the winter! Even the cows are impressed with her. Everyone who sees her is captivated by her beauty and charm. Everyone wants to know “What kind of dog is it?” And I proudly tell them she as a mini Australian Labradoodle! Many of of friends were quite jealous to learn that Sable slept through the night from the very first night, with no more than 60 seconds of whining, and that was only the first week! Puppy Kindergarten begins in a couple weeks, and I’m sure she’ll show off her intelligence and trainability there as well. I’ve already bathed and groomed her, complete with with a quick trim under the paws and around her eyes, during which she was a perfectly stoic client. She is exactly what I was hoping for; a smart, cuddly, gentle, and obedient! Beautiful and non-shedding aren’t half bad either! Speaking of beauty, we decided to take her to a photo shoot with us on a whim on her second day home, and would you believe she posed for the photographer! She’s a natural in front of the camera!
Hey Kim and Mollie,
Just wanted to let you know how Rufus is doing. He is PHENOMENAL! He came to us pretty much potty trained, having only three accidents in the house! He quickly caught on to ring the bells on the doors to be let outside, and could sit stay come and lay-down on command by 3 months. He amazingly enough has not even chewed a single piece of furniture in the house, he seems to stick to the toys in his toy box and the odd paper towel. We can take him to outdoor restaurants and he lays down at our feet, so calm and content until we are ready to go. We are just floored by him! His mello disposition is wonderful when our neighbors ten month old baby is over, he is so gentle with her and even when she gets the occasional fist full of his fur, he couldn't be more loving. He rarely barks, and the whole neighborhood wants one now. Even our mailman loves him. We get stopped so often with him I have to carry your website address around with me to give out. Thank you so much for the world's most perfect dog, he just keeps getting better and better.
Jenny, Owen and Rufus
Here are some pictures of Joey and Mason. They are puppies from the April Ally/Cosmo litter. There are 4 pictures. If they don't all show up at the bottom of the page, they can still be viewed through the attachment links.
Joey is the puppy with almost no white hair between his eyes. Mason has more white between his eyes, and looks more like Cosmo as he gets older.
Joey is very affectionate and eager to please--and a little bit hyper. Mason is more mellow and thinks that he is in charge. Their personalities are very different from each other, and both very wonderful. They are both very good puppies. They've more than doubled in size since we got them.
Thanks for the wonderful puppies,
Hi Kim and Mollie,
I just wanted to give you an update on Oliver (Maggie and Royal). He is such a love. Everywhere we go everyone wants to know about him and pet him. He loves all the attention and is only too happy to let people feel his amazingly soft fleece coat. We have almost completed our first puppy obedience level and no surprise, Oliver is the star pupil. He picks up things so quickly, he is by far the most easily trained dog we have had. He seems to know when people are watching him and makes sure to ham it up, goof ball that he is. I can't thank you enough for him! He is the pefect dog! At 6 months old he now weighs 30lbs. and is about 19 inches tall. I am amazed at how he has grown - I guess time flies when you are having fun.
Thank you again for such an amazing puppy!
Katrina (and Oliver)
Blossom made it home behaving like a perfect angel, not one potty accident and slept all night. Blossom seems to be adjusting fine to Lilac and likewise, Lilac is a great teacher and Blossom follows her everywhere. We are in love.
Kim & Mollie~
Just an update on Kai, he is WONDERFUL!! We are beyond pleased with him. At 17 weeks he knows, sit, down, crawl, speak, to wait until told OK for a cookie and that walking out the front door is a no-no. :-) He has already been kayaking and hiking. His favorite thing is going to the Strand (the path along the beach) and going for a walk.
Thanks so much for the answer and for Kai, he is awesome! I've attached a picture so you can see just how handsome he is.
Kathy & Keith
Hello Kim and Mollie
Hello From North Carolina!. Astro is 7 month old and 34 Lbs. He is very active and love to play all day long :-)
Hope you enjoy the pictures. We think he looks like his grandmother, what do you think?
Edgar and Cristina
Cody has now been with us for four weeks - time really flies by when you are having fun. :-)
And fun we have!!! Cody has adjusted wonderfully to his new environment - just look at the pictures. He loves to run around, catching sticks and all kinds of toys or simply go on little adventure trips around our lake. And there is nothing better than a "belly rub" in wet grass!!!
He is not afraid of anything - when Wolfgang started his motorcycle recently he actually wanted to "jump on" and ride with him. Of course we did not allow him as he does not own his helmet yet :-). He also loves to spend time on our boat where he usually is relaxing or watching his surroundings. We have introduced him to Hickory (a four year old Golden Retriever owned by one of our friends) - the two of them became friends and love to play.
Kind regards from Virginia
Wolfgang and Zita
Dear Kim and Mollie,
We are completely enraptured with our adorable puppies, Charlie and Annie. (produced by Lil Red and Kingston). They are 16 weeks old now. Charlie belongs to Sue & Rex, and Annie belongs to Judy & Bob. We live only a couple of blocks away from one another so they see each other almost every day for playdates and walks on the beach at Alki in Seattle, WA. We don't get very far on our walks since swarms of beach goers stop us to marvel at our adorable puppies and ask us a million questions. They are a walking advertisement for Manor Lake Labradoodles.
Charlie is weighing in at 17 lbs................Annie at 12 lbs. We've seen an obedience trainer a couple of times, and our incredibly smart puppies know how to sit, lie down, and stay on command. They have slept in their crates at night since day one. Sue and I both agree that purchasing Charlie and Annie is one of the best things we have ever done. We are having such fun with them. They are the cuddliest, sweetest, most gentle dogs ever. We feel incredibly lucky to have them in our families. Thank you so much for raising such great dogs. Pictures: Charlie is on the left / Annie on the right.
Judy and Sue
Hi Kim and Mollie,
I noticed you put our message on your Blog – I thought I’d send you a picture to go along with it!
Rufus is doing great. He’s 5 months old and 20 lbs, very tall and lean. He’s the most well behaved dog I’ve ever met. He sits whenever he wants something, never jumps or bothers people who are eating. He’s great with kids and other dogs. He never barks (unless he’s really mad at one of his toys!). At night he goes into his crate by himself and sleeps quietly all night (as he has since day one!).
He loves to swim and hike, but also loves to be mellow and cuddle. He’s also very cute, and stops traffic wherever he goes. We can’t imagine life without him!
Kim and Mollie,
Almost 18 weeks and he is doing fabulously! He is over 16 pounds...thriving! There are puppies all over our neighborhood so he has playdates all the time! Here he is pictured at a "doggie ice cream social"...lucky little boy! Obedience school starts this week, so we are looking forward to that. The smart guy already knows COME, SIT, SHAKE, and DOWN...very treat-driven! He loves to get dirty in whatever he can...we have a creek in our backyard and any chance he gets, he goes back to play in it. He likes dirt, sand, mud, and anything cold and wet! The girls adore him and he loves them...and Rick and I are smitten. He just had his first puppy haircut and did well. LOVE our Mr. G!!! Hope you are enjoying your summer! Rick and Julie
Kim and Mollie-
He is honestly so far beyond our expectations...no one can believe a dog can be this cute and this good. He is adjusting very well to his new home...sleeping through the night, starting to eat well, climbing stairs with confidence, attending 4th of July parties and being the hit, allowing all these kids to bother him with SO much attention and love :) He is good at coming on command already! And you were right...he absolutely loves being outside. Total sweetheart...thank you!!!
Julie and Rick
Dear Kim and Mollie,
Wally, our beautiful puppy from Nora and Eddie, just turned 6 months! He is so smart, sweet, gentle, and of course, handsome. Wally is a funny little guy too–he keeps us smiling and laughing every day. He is a true neighborhood celebrity–everyone either knows him or wants to meet him! Wally greets everyone with a wagging tail and lots of kisses. He loves to play fetch and tag, and always lets us know when it’s playtime!
Wally strolls around Gramercy Park every day, and gets lots of play and socialization from his many doggy friends in our neighborhood. On the weekends, Wally has been getting acclimated to our beach house in Shelter Island, NY. He absolutely loves to be outside, and went swimming for the first time last week.
We are so incredibly excited to have Wally as a part of our family. He has brought so much joy to us, our families, and our friends over the last 3 months. We can’t thank you enough!
Deena and Rob
New York, NY
Hi Kim and Mollie,
Grady (Grace and Eddie's litter) turned a year in March and I wanted to send some updated photos. He has turned out to be an incredible family dog. He was easy to train, has a great disposition and just loves being around everyone (people and dogs). What has surprised us most is how fast and agile he is. We had no idea how much these dogs love to run. Grady comes hiking and camping with us quite a bit. He has turned out to be an incredible trail dog. He has been trained on and off leash and stays close by always. He loves to run ahead on hikes with the boys and then will stop and wait for us to catch up. My husband loves mountain biking with him and is amazed at his stamina. He jumps and prances with such pride. What a great addition to our family. It is comforting to know that he was so easily trained and we are thankful for your wonderful breeding program. It is evident that he is a well bred dog. We are stopped continuously as people comment on his beauty. Thanks Kim and Mollie for your hard work and dedication.
Oh, and by the way, he really doesn't shed.......amazing!!
Ann, Chris, Luke and Jake
Hi Kim and Mollie,
We are very happy with our puppy from Nora and Eddie. We named him Monroe and he is now 6 months old and weighs 34 pounds. He is just darn adorable with a sweet temperament. His coat has lighten up a lot and shimmers when he prances. Attention from strangers is typical everywhere we go. We are on the road very often and he has adapted great to the motorhome life. As soon as we start the engine the little guy is napping. He loves to hike and take dips in cool mountain lakes or streams. He absolutely loves to romp on and eat snow. We've hired a trainer for sessions at our home. She brings her dogs for additional socialization. Most of all he is our little love bug, who has added cuddles, laughter and goofy puppy talk to our empty nest home. We just love him!
Enjoy the photos of this sweet puppy.
Dear Kim and Mollie
Charlie is absolutely a fantastic dog. We love him so much. He is eating better and now weighs about 22 lbs. We have a trainer that comes to our home once a week and he is so smart and a very quick learner. He goes to puppy daycare once a week for social time with other dogs and has a lot of non-human friends as well as human friends. He is quite a little celebrity at Lowe's and Home Depot. One of his favorite things is to ride in the golf cart with us and chase the geese at our club. Mark updates our daughters at college with videos, they now come home more often to see us? Charlie? We have never second guessed our decision to purchase a labradoodle. He is the perfect dog for a family. I would definitely recommend training, they deserve it to bring out the best in them and for an owner. I will send you pictures soon and a little video of our boy.
Thank you again.
Joy and Mark
Hi Kim and Mollie,
Just wanted to let you know how much we LOVE our new puppy - he is so cute and well behaved, and has a really mellow personality - he's not hyper but not shy or scared either, and loves to cuddle.
Thank you for your help and for such a great puppy!!!
Talia, Ian and Rufus
Caymus is doing great and is very happy. He is now approx 15lbs. Not so sure he is going to get much bigger, do you think? He has settled in very easily and is definitely apart of the family. He enjoys long walks and daily runs with me. And is trying desperately to become friends with our feisty 11yr old cat, Pumpkin, she is not having it at all! The girls are in love with him.
Hi Kim and Mollie,
I just wanted to update you on Chewy [Chewbacca]. He was born of Nora
and Eddie on 5-11-08. He has been such a joy to share a home with.
His loving temperament infects everyone. One weekend when we left Chewy with our Aunt over the weekend [she has dogs and lives on the lake, and he loves it], she told us there was "something magical about that dog."
After 2 rounds of obedience training, Chewy has shown his intelligence is far superior to the average dog. He has all the commands mastered. Next up, agility classes. We are excited to be able to take him to our beach house in Hilton Head this summer.
Yesterday he got his first haircut. I think that the groomer had more of a Schnauzer look in mind, but we'll get it down pat in no time. I had no idea what a sturdy, lean dog was under all that fur.
Thanks so much for the most incredible dog in the world. In another year or so, I plan on calling you for another puppy that Chewy can show the ropes.
Dear Mollie and Kim,
We wanted to let you know how our sweet little puppy is doing. We named him Wally shortly after his touchdown at Newark. He is so cuddly and has made himself quite comfortable here! You weren't kidding that he loves being held, and he follows us around at every step--we are trying to introduce alone time now, even though we just want to stay home to be with him! (if you have any suggestions to that end, please let us know!) He is going to the bathroom on the pads with no problem and goes to bed with little protest. He impressed our vet today with his calmness, and our dog walker is excited to spend time with such a sweet puppy. He has made us so happy in these few days!!
Thank you so much, Wally is obviously very socialized and must have enjoyed the wonderful environment in your home during these past 3 months. We are so grateful!
Rob, Deena and Wally
New York City
Hi Kim & Mollie,
Hurley is a great little guy! He just had a fun weekend in Maine playing in the snow, and hanging with some new dog friends. He fits into any crowd and is a huge love bug. He sits on comand now and is working on come... We start puppy class next week. I had a snow day today so I wanted to take the time to send some pics of the handsome guy :) The pictures are from Castle Island in South Boston where Hurley gets some off-leash romp time when I get home from work.
Thanks again for everything!! I am completely in love.
Hi Kim and Mollie,
I cannot thank you enough for this perfect dog. His temperament is incredible and we are so in love with him. Max has slept through the night in his crate since we received him and he is doing great with his potty training and can already sit on command! He’s playing fetch and is just the most mellow and fun loving puppy. And best of all, he’s the perfect dog for my husband and his allergies. I was definitely skeptical about the non-shedding and no odor coat, but it really is true! Not a hair on my floor or clothes and my husband can hold him without getting watery eyes or sneezing. They really are amazing dogs.
I’m already trying to talk my husband into another one… I will send updates as he grows and thank you again for breeding these magnificent dogs!
They are everything you said and more.
Newport Coast, CA
Hey Kim & Mollie-
Just wanted to give you a quick update on Marley and share story with you all in hopes of raising awareness of the importance of buckling up our puppies! Also do you recommend any certified seat belts?
Marley is just about 4 months and is weighing in at 16 pounds! He has grown so fast. We are attending puppy classes at a local obedience school. He is about 5 weeks along and doing wonderfully. We have taught him sit, stay, NO (still a work in progress), Come (when he is on a leash) and give. The owner of the school is impressed with his progress and personality. In class he is always calm and ready to listen. We have also been meeting up with a local group of doodle owners, there are about 60 in the group! It is so much fun, and Marley loves playing with them all. Last weekend the weather was beautiful here and we went out for a walk... It took forever, because everyone who saw Marley had to stop to ask about him and of course pet him... We also got his final rounds of puppy shots last week, and the vet says he looks great!
On Saturday, Valentines day, we had spent the day playing on the rocks and enjoying the weather on Belle Isle with Marley. After leaving Marley jumped in the back seat and passed right out. I wanted to put him on my lap to snooze, but Cole reminded me he was filthy so we let him sleep in the back. We recently bought him a gentle leader so he was not buckled in with his harness as he usually is. Anyways we were headed up Main St. near cary town and a driver ran the red light at Belmont and T-boned us going 40 mph, hitting my side of the car. The first thing I remember was the impact and screaming for Marley. As we were spinning, I turned to see him and he wasn't there. After we came to a stop, Marley was the only thing on my mind -- Cole jumped out of the car, I knew he was fine. We found Marley on the rear driverside floor under the driver seat. I had to pass him through the window because Coles door is the only one that would open. Before coming to a stop on the sidewalk, we also jumped the curb and went over a fire hydrant. The hydrant ripped though the metal in the trunk and the passenger rear floorboard. We are so lucky Marley ended up on the rear floor of the drivers side of the car, he would be severely injured or not with us had he been on the passenger side. We are all fine and escaped with minor bruising and very sore muscles. The kid who his us was 22, it was his second drunk driving offense and was taken to jail, but seemed to thankfully be uninjured. We just found out this morning that he does have auto insurance and they are covering everything, even vet bills! I am so upset with myself for not having him buckled up, The witness said by the way I was screaming they thought we had had a child or baby in the back seat (he is my baby).... So anyways buckle up your doodes, and car insurance does cover your pets!
We are sooo sooooo thankful to be ok, especially Marley!
I also attached some recent pictures. Thank you all so much, Marley is such an amazing puppy and perfect addition to our family.
Kelly, Cole & Marley
I've been meaning to write to you for a long time. Seeing new puppies from Ozzie's mom and dad finally prompted me send you a note. Our wonderful Ozzie is a little over 1 1/2 and continues to be a more wonderful dog than we could have ever imagined. He has surpassed our expectations of the ideal dog in every way. He is so sweet and friendly and amazingly smart. He seems to have a sense of humor with both people and other dogs and has a smile and a wag for everyone he meets. Not a day goes by without someone asking us about him and commenting on how beautiful he is. He looks and acts like a real teddy bear.
We are remodeling out house and have moved twice within the last six months. He has adapted to his new surroundings without any problems, staying calm even when we leave him home (which is pretty amazing because we are living in San Francisco on a busy street with sirens and dogs barking - very different from the quite he is used to in Tiburon). I do bring him with me when ever I can, and no matter the situation, he always waits patiently.
My son and I are continuing to work on my husband with the hopes of getting a second dog from you. Not sure this will happen in time to get one of his "brothers or sisters", but we will keep trying.
I thought I would send this recent photo of Ozzie incase someone considering one of Cheyenne and Joey's puppies wanted to see what they might look like.
Thank you again for breeding such terrific dogs.
Hi Kim and Mollie,
This is Debbie Steinberg from Toronto. I just wanted to send you some cute pictures of Kobe playing in the snow. He is now just over 10 months old. He is becoming a lot calmer and he is so smart. He knows the different names for his toys, and will bring them to us when we ask him where they are. He also makes up his own games with pushing his ball around the house. The other day he was keeping himself busy with taking the ball to the top of the stairs, dropping the ball and letting it roll downstairs, retrieving the ball, and bringing it up to the top of the stairs to do it all over again. This went on for quite some time, and we got quite a laugh out of it - i wished i had my video camera on hand.
Take care, and I'll update you again in the future.
Thank you for the information today regarding upcoming litters. Our mini red labradoodle, Cooper is now 9 months old. He is doing wonderful and is an absolute joy. He has enjoyed watching the seasons change and has a love for the snow. He loves to go on walks, play fetch, and cuddle up on our lap. He follows my wife everywhere, yet is also quite independent. He now weighs 20 pounds. He is very smart and was very easy to train. He loves meeting new people and plyaing with dogs in our neighborhood. Attached are some updated pictures. Looking forward to speaking with you soon.
Kim and Mollie,
Just wanted to let you guys know that Murphy is doing great!!!! She's an absolute doll!!! I'm going to send you pictures as soon as I upload them onto my computer.
She has slept through the night without an accident from day one and we couldn't be happier with her temperment and demeanor!!!!! We are totally in love with her and are already thinking about a playmate for her. You guys are the best and we can't thank you enough for our girl!!!!!
sharon, mark, sam and jake
New York, New York
Hey Kim and Mollie,
Marley has been such an amazing addition to our family. He is a great puppy and we are enjoying every second of him. He loves to play fetch, and even brings the ball or toy back to us... Its amazing! Everyone who meets him instantly falls in love. On Christmas day we took him to the Virginia Home, a facility for those with physical disabilities, to visit a family member. Marley LOVED meeting all of the residents and the attention! He was never scared or nervous even around all the wheelchairs! Most of the residents are unable to communicate, but you could see the pure joy and excitement on their faces. It was such a treat for them and us on Christmas. Once he is old enough we are hoping to do therapy work, visiting the local hospitals and nursing homes. We are so lucky to have found Manor Lake; Marley is such a blessing.
Thank you so much!
Kelly, Cole & Marley :-)
Dear Kim and Mollie,
Thought you both might like to see how handsome Pete is now. He just got a haircut so we can see his beautiful hazel eyes. People literally stop me on the street to ask about him. Even better, his personality and temperament are amazing. He's charmed everyone and has blended wonderfully into our pack. We couldn't be happier.
Just a note and a photo from Missouri. Stella has been a dream come true. We are quickly approaching the one year mark as a family. She loves playing outside and has many friends and cousins that come over to play. She has learned an amazing number of words and commands, using the bells to go out potty. One of her favorite things is riding in the Corvette with Mike. Stella recieved her Canine Good Citizen certificate in July and has been going to a local nursing home, she and her cotton soft coat is a grand hit. Thank you for sending us such a brilliant light to our lives, your puppies are a true wonder.
Mike, Marsha & Stella
Hi Kim & Mollie,
Scarsdale, New York
I've given your website address out at least 5 times! Hopefully we will have a neighborhood playmate from his birthplace soon!
You have a wonderful way of matching puppies with families. To do this long distance was quite unique but in the end all worth it! The children are all walking in from school now and Jax is smothering them with kisses!
Thanks again for being so good at what you do! Your Manor Lake puppies and dogs are all so precious. And so well cared for.
We are truly in Australian Labradoodle heaven,
And I'm not exaggerating one bit! :)
Michelle Mark Lauren Morgan J.B. And JAX!
Dear Kim and Mollie-
It is 4 months now and our beautiful puppy Miley is doing great, she is so smart she is trained,we love her so much. Every where we go people tell us how beautiful she is her color is amazing,we take her every where with us to soccer games to the stable.She is so great with my 3 daughters all the kids in the neighborhood come over to see Miley.We thank you so much for this wonderful puppy,we can't imagine our home with out her,we are working on puppy #2 We tell every one about Manor Lake.. You are the BEST... We will send pictures soon.
Thank you The Fortich Family
Roslyn Harbor, New York
Mollie and Kim,
Thank you again for our fabulous boy!
Hi Mollie and Kim,
Doogan arrived safe and sound at Bradley airport. He is adorable and so playful and loving. Thank you for the tips on what to bring to the airport. That helped immensely. I bathed him this AM. He slept through the night about 8 hours with only minimal crying for a couple of minutes in his crate. And no accidents!!! He's wonderful. Thank you so much.
Hi Kim & Mollie!
We are totally loving our puppy! We named him Reggie after Reggie Bush who played for USC. My husband is a huge fan of the Trojans. I am so tired. It is like having a new born. Reggie is so sweet and loving. He has been very mellow. I think he is finding his personality. Today he has been more active. He is learning to walk on the leash. He is very cautious. Every sound he hears, he stops. We went to the vet on Wednesday. Thank you for sending us our great puppy! We will send you pictures and updates.
Kim and Mollie,
Just wanted to touch bases with you regarding Marley. She is doing very well. She has been a joy in our household. Marley is far and away the smartest dog we have ever owned. I cut up a treat into twelve pieces and she learned 'sit' after the first 5 or 6. She loves to cuddle and she has charmed all of our family and neighbors. My husband and son are head-over-heels and we are all amazed at how much personality she has. She has us laughing all day long. Take a look at the picture with the ball. She chases it a little bit, then hangs out on top of it for a break! What a goof!
Thanks for such a great puppy! We would heartily recommend you to others (and have already).
Maddy and family in Pennsylvania
San Diego, California
I just wanted to drop you a note about hopw in love we are with Penny! She is such a great dog! She is really really trainable and so loving and very sociable. Everyone is in love with her who meets her and she is the celebrity dog of not only our block but all the kids on the camp bus too! Penny has a lot of dog freinds in our neighborhood and loves to play with all of them. She weighs about 23 pounds now and is of course still growing. Penny is the perfect companion to everyone in our household and we all are so happy with her. She is also taking puppy manners classes!
Los Angeles, California.
The crate recommendation worked great (he was a tight fit on the way home, but we made it). Thanks! Nate is a hit wherever we go and he absolutely loves all the attention. We recommend labradoodles and Manor Lake to anyone who asks (and that's everyone we see). Keep up the great work! Here are a few pics.
Dorothy and George
Lucy is almost 8 months old now and we wanted to let you know that she is an amazing dog and is doing great. She has been ridiculously easy to train. She just does what you tell her to do without hesitation. She is spending two days a week at doggy day care when I am unable to be home with her and she loves playing with all of her friends. She is great with kids, dogs and everyone that she comes into contact with. We are often stopped on the street to be told how spectacular she is. We have given your name and number out to a few people and hope that they contact you for a puppy. Hope all is well with your family and dogs.
New York, New York
Kim and Mollie,
Burberry is adjusting extremely well and is such a gem. In fact, he is adjusting much better than we could ever have imagined. He is at work with me right now… and is getting accustomed to all the new sounds! His Saturday delivery was without a snag (very impressive airlines) & he didn’t even mess in his crate. He came clean as a whistle, he’s such a bundle of love. Have a fantastic day… love from Burberry!
I haven't sent you an update in a while and wanted to let you know that as we approach a year, we couldn't be happier with Java. He has been one of the easiest puppies!!! He is always willing to please and extremely trainable. Here are a couple of pictures. I am now grooming both doodles myself and even though Java hasn't gone through his coat change, I did give him a summer cut as it is pretty hot for him with a full coat and he looks all grown up! He isn't swimming yet like Kona, but he is really starting to think about it. I hope all is well in Washington. You have some beautiful dog and some very awesome puppies on the way. I have to stay away as they are all so temping.
The S. Family, California
Hi Kim and Mollie,
We picked up the puppy from the airport on Friday. Air Canada treated him really well. He wasn't afraid at all and was very calm when we brought him home. He's doing very well. We love him very much. He's exploring, learning and teething a lot. After a whole weekend without a name, we finally decided to call him Kobe. He is just the sweetest thing. He has such a funny personality. When we give him his toys, he takes them all to one little carpet and he keeps a whole pile there. He loves napping on big pillows, and we havn't had any accidents yet!!
Thanks again for everything...
Debbie, Toronto Canada
I finally have some pictures of Buddy to send you. He was exactly 5 months when this was taken. He is doing great and we just love him, he is really a well behaved dog, He basically has free run of the house, he has a doggy door that goes out to his dog run, so he uses that when he as do go to the bathroom, but most of the time he stays pretty close to us, he plays great with his toys and our grandchildren. He also plays well with other dogs, sometimes when he sees another dog on his walk he thinks he is bigger than he is until we get closer. He is really pretty funny.
Clyde & Cody are doing great. Horses haven't figured out what to make of them yet. Hope you enjoy the photos.
I wanted to send you a couple of updated photos of Cody and Clyde! They are 4 months old now and doing great. They are so energetic, smart, fun and loveable. Everywhere we go we hear ” What kind of dogs are they? They are sooo cute!?”Cody is the one outside( Cheyenne and Eddie) His coat is getting lighter as you can see by his ears. Clyde is so proud of himself as he found out how to get on the mantle and pose! (Lilly and Eddie) We potty trained them using poochie bells and in 7 days they were ringing the bells to go outside…..to potty and to play, but they picked up quickly. We will keep you posted on our sweet little boys!
The K. Family
Heather and family, Texas
I thought you might like to see some pictures of Laddie now that he is seven months old. There are two taken on his birthday and one at his graduation from puppy obedience school. As the pictures testify, he is growing into a beautiful, beautiful boy. He also did proudly in obedience school. We are finding that there is quite a network of labrodoodle people. I have given out your e-mail several times as we feel you provide wonderful puppies and superior breeding. We are also finding that labradoodles - at least the ones we have met - have similar characteristics: intelligence and a propensity for clowning around.
Thank you for such a wonderful puppy.
Jackie and Family, Billings, Montana
Lucy is 14 weeks old and gets more spectacular with each passing day. We are absolutely amazed at how smart she is and how easy she has been to train. Our vet and dog trainer are both very impressed with her and have both stated that it is obvious how well she was taken care of while in your care. She was sleeping through the night after only three days and now only has very rare accidents that are mostly my fault and not hers. Although my wife thinks that I am nuts, I am almost ready to bring home another puppy from one of your upcoming litters. Thanks for everything and mostly for breeding such an amazing puppy. Clover and Eddie should be very proud of their daughter.
Jason, Scarsdale, New York
After searching for quite a while, I found Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles. When I spoke to Kim, I knew I had found my breeder. Our girly, Copper, has exceeded all of our expectations. The joy she has brought to our family is immeasurabale. We get stopped everywhere we go with our little puppy and I have given out Kim's name many times. Thank you so much for breeding such a smart, loving, and GORGEOUS puppy.
Just a note to let you know all is well and she is doing just great. The airplane ride didn't seem to phase her in the least. It took no time for her to be playing with my 2 grandchildren in the back seat. We got home and she acted perfectly comfortable with her surroundings. As of this afternoon, I think she realizes that when we go outside she is not just out there to chase leaves. I seem to be having a problem naming her. Any ideas? Seems I have too many opinions (my children). My wheaten has her moments of frustration with her, but for the most part is good to her.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Here's some of the the latest pictures of our little Maxer-Doodle...
and of course that's Jax in the background! Hee-hee! They are such buds!
I have to tell you, Max gets so much attention when we go to the park.
He's a superstar! Everyone just loves his look and his color. The public
reaction is the same as mine when I found your website!
Your dogs are gorgeous! And so I guess I can say my dog is too!
Thanks a bunch!
Our puppy is doing great. We have named him "Dewey".
We absolutely love Dewey and thank you for breeding such
Well Piper has turned out to be a peppy little dog, I think he finally understands to go downstairs and out to potty! He is adorable & weighs about 22 lbs (from 7) now. We get stopped often on walks because he struts - but he is really only interested in playing with the dogs we meet - he has gotten growled at for being too forward, but doesn't seem to deter him. He is in Puppy Kindergarten; another labradoodle pup there, but looks just like a lab only and he sheds. Bought from a "breeder" but not multi-generational, I would guess. Was a good traveler on a week long car trip to visit family and had a ball, since every house we visited had a dog(s). One day, my also visiting sister who has Alzheimer's "went for a walk", taking 3 dogs including Piper, leashless. Left the property of several acres and after an hour. was found 3 miles away on private property. The owner's irate complaint call to the Sheriff, thankfully, gave us the location as to her whereabouts and she was found and gratefully, so was Piper! My brother was amazed that Piper was unleashed and still with them! He had his adventure - never having walked that far, ever!
Thought I would send you a picture of Buster, Bella's cream boy who we received at the end of June. He is a good boy and so loved by our family!
Newport Beach, California