School's Out Pup Alert!
May 29th, 2018
If you are receiving a puppy from Merry's Mini-Doodle Litter by Snow or from Brouhaha's litter by Rio Coco, please see attached copy of "Supplies for New Pup Owners." Photos of these parent dogs are also attached.

If you have not yet selected a puppy, the document, "How to Select a Pup" is attached and will help you no matter where you find your new furry family member.

And if you are considering a XANADU pup, please see the attached information in " XANADU Breeding Goals ," so you can determine if the XANADU Dog is the right dog for you.

Please note that the human Guardians of XANADU females who have available puppies cannot board your puppy past puppy-pick-up dates. Please select a pup from a litter whose availability matches your ability to take him/her home when s/he is ready to join your family.

"Guardianship" is how XANADU improves litter by litter. According to XANADU'S mission, we are in business to develop the World's Best Family Dog. Each litter has what I consider to be a "best pup" according to XANADU Goals and what we need in our breeding program to accomplish these goals. This pup (usually female) is selected, because s/he best exhibits these goals.

A Guardian puppy is a breeding puppy, and a partnership is established between XANADU of the Rockies and the new Guardian that allows a qualifying person to foster a XANADU pup in what is intended to be puppy's forever home; this person receives the Guardian pup at a greatly-reduced cost. Puppy has a wonderful home and a great life with his/her new BFF. XANADU gets to see puppy's outstanding characteristics in a limited number of future litters (a female will usually have two litters; a male Guardian usually has four litters). " Guardian Information" is attached for those who wish to check their candidacy for Guardianship. If you would like to become a Guardian for a XANADU pup in a particular litter, please contact me directly: Sheron Steele (Scout) 970 708-8030.

"Pricing for XANADU Pups" is in an attached document, but also noted in litter notes below.

XANADU is back on schedule with puppy deliveries through Delta Airlines. Pup deliveries since United Airline's flight interruptions for pets have been successful in bringing furry babies to new families. But still, it is best to fly out to pick up your pup if you do not live near your pup's birthplace. Puppy can fly home with you in the cabin of the plane. Please check with the airline you will be using for regulations regarding in-cabin pup transport.
1. AVAILABLE LOW/NO-SHED MINI-DOODLES out of MERRY & Sired by SNOW. For inquiries about Litter Pick & Pet Home puppies in Merry's litter, contact Please contact me at 970 708- 8030 for information about our Guardian selection for this litter. There are four males; three females. Puppies are apricot & white parti-colors, all expected to be no- shed pups. Photos of puppies are attached. These are such pretty babies--fuzzy, playful, & good-dog new family members.

Guardian, Litter Pick, & Pet Home Pups are AVAILABLE. All puppies are expected to be no-shed, except That'sMyGirl!, who may be low-shed. It is possible that this female may have dark blue eyes. We'll check again and hope eye color has stabilized. Male, Silk Shorts is blue-eyed, and Heir Apparent has "storm-colored eyes," and has been selected as the Guardian for this litter.  

DOB: APRIL 13, 2018
Pups are AVAILABLE for SELECTION at this time, & any unpaid Balances are also due.
PUPPIES GO to NEW HOMES on: June 4-8, 2018
Pup Photos Attached (first/left photos are females):
1. Female - PartyGirl, Apricot & White, Brown Eyes
2. Female - Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin-Colored, Brown Eyes
3. Female - That'sMyGirl!, Apricot & White, Dark Eyes
4.  Male - SilkShorts, Apricot & White, Blue Eyes
5. Male - ApricotWine, Brown Eyes
6. Male - HeirApparent, Stormy - Colored Eyes. HeirApparent will be our Guardian Selection for this litter. 

Guardian Pups, $1250
Litter Pick Male and Female, $2885
Blue-eyed & bi - eyed pups: $2650
Brown-eyed pups: $2250
Hazel-eyed pups are usually the same price as the brown-eyed puppies. Green eyes usually turn hazel. The price for pups with clear bright green eyes would have to be negotiated--and these pups are rare.
2. AVAILABLE--BROUHAHA'S Standard-Sized GOBERIAN LITTER of 7 (!) by RIO COCO (contact for information).
PUPPIES ARE AVAILABLE from GUARDIAN to PET HOME MALES & FEMALES. There are FOUR Females & THREE Males. TWO puppies in this litter are expected to be lower shed. Brouhaha is a wonderful, active family dog; Rio Coco has a very calm demeanor. Brouhaha has hazel & blue eyes, we expect more hazel-eyed puppies than brown or blue-eyed pups in this litter. Hazel-eyed pups are the same price as brown-eyed puppies. Except for one bi-colored puppy, all are tri-colored with Husky eyebrows/markings and look like little wolves.

DOB: 4/25/18

Pup Selection & Bal. Due: 6/6/18
Puppy Pick-Up on 6/20/18
Please See Attached Puppy Photos and Video of Litter (left side first):
1. Cocoa - Male, Mahogany-color w/ Blue at this time; may turn Hazel, sweet /  smallest puppy
2. Breve' - Male, Blue & Brown eyes; sweet pup / playful
3. Waffle - Male, Blue & Brown eyes; active, spunky puppy
4. *Blintz -  Female, Blue Eyes, Sweet, Guardian Potential & Most Likely Choice
5. Espresso - Female, Blue S p e c k l e d eyes, lower-shed, sweet girl, Guardian potential
6. Mocha - Female, Blue Eyes, largest pup, lower-shed girl who is talkative
7. Pancake - Female, Eyes are Blue S p e c k l e d, very calm girl; could be good therapy      or emotional - support dog
8. Dreaming & Smiling...
9. Brouhaha with her Babies

PRICING will be as follows for ALL of the GOBERIAN puppies: 
Guardian Pups, $1250
Litter Pick Male and Female, $2885
Blue-eyed & bi - eyed pups: $2650
Brown-eyed pups: $2250
Hazel-eyed pups are usually the same price as the brown-eyed puppies. Green eyes usually turn hazel. The price for pups with clear bright green eyes would have to be negotiated--and these pups are rare.
Remember that brown eyes are dominant, and a brown-eyed puppy is just as sweet and smart and healthy as a pup with bright blue eyes .
3. GIDGET'S Mini NO-SHED Goberian Litter by CEDAR (ONLY AT XANADU of the ROCKIES at this time, and not available anywhere else on Planet Earth). LITTER PICKS, GUARDIAN, & PET HOME Mini Low/No-Shed Puppies AVAILABLE.

This litter is by special request: Pups should be low-to-no- shed, and this RARE, hard-to-find multi-cross is sometimes called a "SiberPoo." We usually call these pups "Mini No-to- Low- Shed Goberians." The designation is more accurate for XANADU pups and includes the genetic inclusion of the Golden Retriever / multigenerational Mini- Doodles, too. Siberpoo hybrids are Poodle X Siberian Husky -- and you get too much hair! This breeding is by demand for YOU WHO WANT GOBERIAN Qualities, BUT HAVE ALLERGIES or JUST PREFER THE LOW-TO-NO-SHED Characteristics of the No/Low-Shed Goberian.

GIDGET'S pups are sired by small, perfectly-marked Goberian stud, CEDAR. Gidget is a beautiful apricot multigenerational mini-Doodle. She is small at 17 lb. and has the good-natured, friendly disposition expected XANADU pups (and in Golden Retriever crosses). Gidget has warm, expressive light brown eyes, is no-shed, and very friendly to other dogs as well as their human friends. She was very easy to train. CEDAR is a fabulously beautiful, active smaller Goberian who has one blue eye and one brown eye. Gidget's photo is attached; Cedar's photo follows. Puppies are expected to be around 22-to-32 lb. as adults; sizes will vary, because parent and grandparent sizes vary. XANADU offers very FEW NO-SHED GOBERIAN puppies; please reserve early.

Tiko is the only brown (tri-color) pup, and yes, she is the Guardian female selection. Most pups have darker skin on their ears and may develop interesting markings. The others are all white.
3 girls. (2 white; Milly and Kasha and 1 brown; Tika)
3 boys (3 white: Miko, Tiko, and Alfalfa)
These newborns are so very tiny...Not all of their photos are attached, but you'll get the idea. Already, I can pick out the no-shed pups. And I can't wait to see these babies when they are larger. Four baby pictures attached.

DOB: 20 May 2018
Puppies will be 8-Weeks Old & Can Fly to New Homes on July 19 ff
Guardian Pups, $1250
Litter Pick Male and Female, $2885
Blue-eyed & bi - eyed pups: $2650
Brown-eyed pups: $2250
Hazel-eyed pups are usually the same price as the brown-eyed puppies. Green eyes usually turn hazel. The price for pups with clear bright green eyes would have to be negotiated--and these pups are rare.
Remember that brown eyes are dominant, and a brown-eyed puppy is just as sweet and smart and healthy as a pup with bright blue eyes . Vanity options do cost more. 
4. CADENCE'S Mini-Bernedoodle X with The DURANGO KID Please note that Bernedoodle X Pups are multigenerational crosses to calm both the Bernese & Poodle influence (but Cadence is a fine female Bernedoodle and family dog anyhow!)
Multigenerational Bernedoodle crosses of this kind are more expensive than our other litters. Bernese Mountain Dog and Bernedoodles are expensive to work with. Add "mini" to that mix AND genetic testing for parent dogs, and Mini-Bernedude prices go even higher. XANADU will have very few Bernedoodle crosses in the future, because characteristics will be absorbed into our multigenerational XANADU Dog. Puppies from this litter should be between 30-38 lb. as adults. While they will be active puppies, they should also be sweet, friendly pups. Please note that Cadence & Durango's pup family will have active, sweet, calmer characteristics than most Bernedoodle Litters, mini or standard.

DOB: 5/22/18

Puppy Pick-Up: About 7/15/18
Photos are attached of Cadence and her babies.

Guardian Pups, $1350
Litter Pick Male and Female, $3885
Tri-Color Pet Home Puppies, $3550
Bi-Color Pet Home Pups, $2885

5. MALE GUARDIAN POMSKY CROSS, CHANSON, IS AVAILABLE TO A NEW GUARDIAN HOME, because his current Guardian has run afoul of a dog-restrictive HOA. Following is a note from Chanson's current Guardian, Susan (who is happy to talk with you about this boy). "The perfect pup in a 15-pound package. This Guardian Pick lives up to all the qualities that Sheron Breeds for- temperament, intelligence, genetically tested for health and longevity and lastly those gorgeous blue eyes. Well, one and one half blue eyes! Amazingly Chanson is a non-barker!
He will talk to you and cry in a quivering falsetto that is unique. He also does the Pomsky Pounce when he wants something and wants it now! Chanson is a lovable lap dog who will be utterly devoted to you. He is great with strangers and children. Chanson is extremely intelligent. One smart puppy.

Chanson is my little treasure and it is with heartbreak that I must find him a new home. Whoever gets Chanson will be blessed.
Four photos of Chanson are attached, including a couple from early puppyhood for his baby book.
Please call me at 970 708-8030 for information and referral to current, very sweet and big-hearted Guardian for heart-to-heart information.
Upcoming 2018 Litters will be featured in future Pup Alert newsletters.

ALL pups' unpaid balances are paid in full by the time babies are six weeks old. Any puppies that need to fly to new homes should have their airfare, required vet- check, crate w/ furnishings, etc. paid at six weeks of age, as well. Total flight cost is $535.

To qualify for ownership of a XANADU dog, your excellent care of a new family member is required. This includes diet and exercise, training, excellent veterinary care, time and love. It is required is that you LOVE your new puppy when you receive him/her. Your puppy is guaranteed to love you back.

Attached is a document regarding a FAQ: Visiting your new puppy at the Guardian's home.

Each XANADU litter is described by the characteristics of parents & grandparents and by phenotype (what they look like), genetic percentages, etc., because we are working toward a NEW BREED: The XANADU Dog, the World's Best Family Dog (see what that is by reading our Breeding Goals [attached]).
Happy end of the school year and beginning of summertime! May you have puppy breath in your future!
My very best,
Sheron Steele & Xanadu Pack o' Pups
Sheron Mariah Steele, PhD
Xanadu Dogs, LLC

615 Canyon Drive, Log Hill Mesa
Ridgway, CO 81432
Home Phone: 970-626-9747
Cell Phone (no texts):  970-708-8030