Getting to see our babies grow up is one of the best parts of our job. Every few days we receive a text or an email with pictures and an update on one of our puppies. Around the dinner table at night I share the pictures and stories with my children and they are as happy as I am to find out how the babies are doing. As you can see, puppies change quite a bit as they grow up. Doodle puppies almost always get wavier or curlier and lighter as they grow. Goldendoodle and Labradoodle puppies always go through at least one coat change and some go through several. Most coat changes happen first around 9-18 months but sometimes puppies as early as 4 months change. It is important to remember that when you choose your new puppy, your first concern should be the temperament of the puppy and how the puppy will fit in with your puppy. The puppy’s looks will change so much that they may or may not mature into what you thought they might look like. A puppy’s temperament, however, is set by 8 weeks of age and rarely changes. If you pick a puppy based on a temperament that suits your lifestyle you will rarely be disappointed!