Archive for May, 2008

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Testimonial

May 28, 2008


We could not be more pleased with our Snicker. He is just a darling little fella and he has captivated the attention of everyone he comes in contact. Manor Lake has provided us with the little darling we knew he would be and we will be forever grateful for the time and energy spent on him. Each day we grow more and more fond of our Snicker and he is a testament to Manor Lake’s hard work. We cannot praise you highly enough.
We had him checked by our local vet and he passed with flying colors.
Once again Snicker is an endearing little guy and he has a loving place in our home.

Thanks again for everything.

Ray and Lou


Chocolate Australian Labradoodle Puppies Available at Manor Lake

May 28, 2008

We have reservations available out of our litter with Stella X Royal in beautiful chocolate medium Australian Labradoodle puppies. They were born on May 12, 2008 and just now about 2 1/2 weeks old. Their eyes have now begun to open, they are learning to crawl about and make very cute puppy noises. For more information on this litter and availability please contact us at or

California Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Reference

May 19, 2008

Hi Kim

I have wanted to send you a couple of pictures of Marley(about 15 pds) and Milo(14 pds). They were 6 months on the 2nd of May.

They were bathed yesterday and had the hair cut from their eyes.
They are the sweetest dogs, so love-able, great personalities. Marley is the shy guy he lets Milo do all the investigating. Milo is our busy guy and is always playing. They have brought so much joy to our lives. We are constantly asked where we got them. They get a lot of attention when were out with them. I am fortunate that I can bring them to work with me every day. They have completed two puppy classes with flying colors. They are very smart dogs. Their brother Teddy came up from San Diego about a month ago to see us and the dogs all got along really well, we believe they remembered each other.


Rhonda, California

California Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Reference

May 16, 2008


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 Szukala Family

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Guardian Home Opportunities

May 15, 2008

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles is currently looking for guardian homes for a few of our Australian Labradoodle dogs and puppies chosen specially for Manor Lake’s breeding program. We select our guardian families very carefully- and our first qualification is to live within a 100 mile radius of Bellingham, WA.

A Guardian Family Home is a place where one of our Australian Labradoodle dogs or puppies can live as a wonderful family dog. The Australian Labradoodle dog or puppy will live with you and come to us only when required testing needs to be done, when it is time to be bred or when she is ready to have her puppies (for approx. 7 weeks). After the breeding contract has been fulfilled (usually 3 to 5 breedings), she will be spayed and ownership will be transfered from Manor Lake Australian Labradoodles to the Guardian Family.

If you are interested in becoming a Guardian Family for one of our Australian Labradoodle dogs or puppies, please submit a Manor Lake application online and contact us via email at or to begin the process.

Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Testimonial

May 14, 2008

Mollie and Kim
Just wanted to let you know Duncan is doing very well. He snuggled the whole car ride home, he is just a lovebug!
He is sleeping through the night in his crate, and hasn’t had an accident yet!
We absolutely adore him!
Thank you for such a wonderful puppy! I truly believe that Manor Lake breeds THE best puppies!
~jen, derrick, wyatt, vivi, and duncan

Canadian Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle Puppy Reference

May 8, 2008

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

Pet Foods Best Buy Dates

May 1, 2008

It’s Important! ‘Best By’ Dates on Pet Foods
By: Susan Thixton

A recent article posted on The Consumerist website provides a very good lesson that every pet owner should take notice of. The article explains the story of a pet owner who unknowingly purchased expired pet food from PetCo (3 years expired!) and her dog became very ill.

What happened to this pet owner can easily happen to anyone. How often do you check the expiration date on the pet foods and treats that you purchase?

With pet foods and treats, you will find a ‘Best by’ date typically on the side or back of the bag or can. Most pet food manufacturers have told me that this date does NOT mean the food has expired, it means that the food is not as optimal as before the best by date.

The shelf life of a pet food and treat is one of the questions I ask manufacturers for Petsumer Report. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Dry pet foods can have a shelf life from 4 months to 3 years. Canned or pouched pet foods can have a shelf life from 1 to 5 years. Treats typically have the same shelf life as dry food. The ‘Best by’ date stamped on the pet food label does not tell you how old the food is. The ‘Best by’ date does not tell you when the food was made. It only tells you the date that this particular pet food manufacturer determined the food no longer provides optional nutrition.

Optimal for your pet would be a pet food that is naturally preserved. However, the drawback of naturally preserved pet foods – the only drawback – is that they lose their nutritional value quickly. The challenge to pet owners is to find a food and treat that is very fresh.

Here’s how you can make sure your pet is only eating fresh food – providing the best that product offers. Make a phone call to the pet food manufacturer and ask them what the shelf life is for the dry food or the canned/pouched food. As an example – ABC Pet Food Company tells you the shelf life of Premium ABC Dry food is 18 months and the shelf life of Premium ABC Canned/Pouch food is 2 years. With that information, check the ‘Best by’ date on the pet food. Let’s say the ‘Best by’ date on the dry dog food you are considering says June 2008. Knowing that ABC Pet Food Company told you 18 months was the shelf life, you would know the food was made in January 2007 (Shelf life 18 months minus from June 2008 equals Jan. 2007). If ‘today’ is October 20, 2007 – you would know this pet food is now 10 months old.

With a canned pet food, ABC Pet Food ‘Best by’ date is also June 2008. This tells you that this can of pet food was made in June 2006 (Shelf life 2 years minus from June 2008 equals June 2006). Thus the canned product would be 14 months old in October 2007.

Using the above example, I would not purchase a dry pet food that is already ten months old. Ideally, a dry dog food or cat food should be less than four months old, and you should use it within a couple of months. Again, with naturally preserved pet foods, the nutritional value begins to drop quickly. Purchasing the freshest pet food provides your pet the best nutrition. Try to purchase and feed a dry pet food within six months of manufacturing. Store the food in a air tight container in a dark, cool closet. With a canned pet food, the quality of nutrition is protected by the canning process. Any unused portion of the food must be covered and stored in the refrigerator – use the remaining food within a couple of days.

Call the manufacturer of your pet’s food and ask the shelf life of dry and canned foods. It is a small chore, but it’s very important. You want what you pay for and your pet deserves the best nutrition. Get yourself into the habit of looking at the ‘Best by’ date BEFORE you purchase the food or treat. This little effort will not only provide your pet with better nutrition, but it could also save you from an experience of a sick pet.

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Black Australian Labradoodle Puppies Available at Manor Lake

May 1, 2008

Out of our litter with Yankee Doodles Ebony and Ivory X Primetime Red Ryder born March 3, 2008 we have two darling black Australian Labradoodles puppies available. Both have excellent medium temperaments- they enjoy playing outside, being held and giving kisses, and curling up in our laps for a nice nap.

Available Black Female


Available Black Male

Fore more information on these Australian Labradoodle puppies and availability please contact us at or