We're proud to announce a new member to our family. His name is Skye, he was born on Feb 1 2006, he's about 15-16 pounds, 10-12" at the shoulder, and is completely overwhelmed at being removed from his litter mates, and driven to our home. You can see a small video here (2.8MB).
Skye is a Goldendoodle. This breed name is quite wrong to me -- I think of either a strange sexual fetish or a new quilting/stitching method -- so I just tell people that it's a Golden Retriever and Standard Poodle mix (true of course). All the benefits of an intelligent and highly trainable hunting/family dog, with none of the smell or shedding -- that's the value prop.
We got him Monday and so far no accidents, no chewing incidents, and he's almost sleeping through the night. A sweet little guy, for sure. Isabelle (our cat) seems to be doing just fine too -- no retaliatory shits in the closets yet!