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Hi Donna,

Glad you liked the pictures! I would love for you to post his pictures and my note on your website. Please do.

I meant to tell you how much he loves to swim! We have a pool and a large pond on our property and he really likes to get in on the action! He never jumps in the pool unless we are in it and invite him. But, he swims in the pond "whenever he feels like it"!

Hope you and your family are doing well. I'll look forward to seeing Jango's pictures on your reference page sometime:)

Take care,
Adrian

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Happy New Year, Donna!

Here are a couple of new pictures of Jango! He is a year old now and the best pet I have ever had! He just gets smarter and sweeter every day.

You sure know how to breed and raise a good puppy!

Hope you and your family are having a good 2008.
Hugs,

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Dear Donna and family,

Happy New Year! We wanted to send you our Christmas card- Charlie was the star this year! We are all crazy about this dog. He has a mellow sweet temperament as well. We just got back from a week with family and friends in Portland and the Oregon coast. He was in 7 homes in 6 days and did great. He is an easy car traveler as well. Thanks so much for breeding and raising such a great pup! We love him! All the best to you and yours.

~Charlie's family.

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I love my two boys Jupiter and Neptune so Jupiter just turned a year old and his brother Neptune is now 9 months old. They are wonderful companion dogs and full of love to give to their daddies. They have brought so much to this home and affection beyond belief. They love to be with us more than anything and are so loyal. They love to roam the park and roll in the green grass as it has cooled them during this warm summer. We find it difficult to go to work now days as we would spend all our days with them if we could, it makes coming home that much sweeter,
though.. The delight on their faces as we greet them is sheer joy. They both love to eat and we spoil them with many good treats. Jupie is weighing in at 28.5 and and Nep at 18.5, my little red head loves food.....

I would like to thank Donna Gates for being such a wonderful breeder as we have two delightful dogs from her. I highly recommend her dogs as they have show quality about them, very regal and proud. It is an honor to have met such a kind person as Donna and amazing to work with as she is really hands on, many accolades to you and your family for raising such beautiful babies before giving them to happy homes. I love you Jupie and Nep always.

Philemon and Craig

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Hi Donna and family,

Our dog, Chika, is one year old today! She is one of the five puppies that Roxy & Baxter had last September. We wanted to write to tell you how much we love her and to share some recent photos with you! Chika is such a fun, sweet and cute dog. She has quite a personality, which was clear from the start! It really has been a blast playing with her over the last ten months. She has tons of energy, but she also knows when to chill out and relax. She is a
wonderful companion. We can't imagine our family without her!

Take care,
Allison and Ignacio

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Hi, Donna!

I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know Jack is doing great! He'll be nine months old in September and is definitely a member of our family. He's a very happy, friendly, smart boy who wants to always be where we are. He's very fun, emotive, social
and downright adorable. It's really funny: just seeing his cuteness has the ability to melt young girls and big construction workers alike! Everyone loves him and asks us what kind of dog he is. We always let people know where we got him. Jack is strong willed sometimes and needs correction (the training tips on your website have been
very helpful for this), but we feel he's learning very well. One of his favorite pastimes is playing fetch. He will "Go get the Chuck-it" and "Go get the ball" on command. I'm amazed at how fast and agile he is. He also knows: sit, stay, come, up, off, down, wait, let's go, me first, and dance (360-twirl on his back legs). He loves playing in water, whether that's playing in the hose, his water bowl, or swimming in the lake. I'll attach a
picture of Captain Jack on the boat to this email, along with a couple other recent pictures. By the way, he doesn't seem to shed much at all--it seems like he loses less hair than the rest of us! That is something I have really appreciated about his breed.

We have been very happy with our puppy. Thank you for all you did to help us pick the right puppy for us. I appreciate how much time you allowed us to take when we were picking him out. We ended up taking home a different puppy than we planned on from looking at the pictures because of the way he was so social with us when we met the puppies in person. We couldn't be happier with our choice. Thank you!

Best wishes,
Sherry

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Hello Donna

Just a quick note to say we love our girl - product of Licorice and Baxter, BD Dec 6, 2015.
Our goal is to have her work at the local senior retirement facility. Her trainer says she will be perfect for this job. Thank you for our happy, friendly puppy.

Janet

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Good Afternoon Donna,

I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much my family adores this puppy, and send you some pictures of her at 9 months old. Her name is Arwyn, she seems to have topped off at 13 pounds, and is following in line with the levels of health expected for this cross breed (aside from a slight underbite, haha).

Looking back at your descriptions of her temperament, she has certainly lived up the "bold" label. The trainer we have been working with has described her as "a little bit too
confident for her own good" because she doesn't walk, she prances. Half her time is spent running amok and the other half is spent cuddling or looking out the window. Arwyn is such a pleasure to have as a part of our family, Please feel free to use any of the pictures that I send here to help others get a sense of what a puppy might look like, I know it can be hard to imagine at times.

Thank you,
Sarah

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I have a puppy from Licorice and Baxter born in April 2015. I absolutely adore him and he is the love of my life.

Heather

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Hi Donna,

Here is our sweet Chase before & after his grooming. We get so many compliments everywhere we go. The Vet even said he's so handsome and well behaved dog that he can be a Hollywood Star. His color went from a light gold to a reddish color. We are so grateful for finding you... because of you we found our baby Chase. Thank you and I have been referring you a lot so all your puppies can find sweet loving families.

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Hi Donna-

I thought I would give you an update about our wonderful cockapoos. Griffey was born 11/27/17 - his parents are Cheyenne and Baxter. He is caramel with some white patches on his face and chest. He is now one year, four months old and weighs 25 pounds. He is a solid, healthy boy and very handsome!

Zoey was born 4/20/2018 and is now about 10 months old. Her parents are Lily and Baxter. When we got her, she was pretty little-about 3 lbs 2 ounces, compared to Griffey’s 5 lbs 4 oz, and you and I emailed a little about her size. Her hair was also pretty wispy at first, whereas Griffey has always had shiny beautiful curls. She is now about 15 lbs and I think will top out at about 18 lbs. She is quite a bit smaller than Griffey, but definitely healthy. She was very cream when we got her, but has added some light tan on her back and ears now. Her coat is also thick and curly. Neither dog sheds.

They both have absolutely wonderful temperaments! They love us and each other!!! Zoey is super sensitive and has the best eye contact. Griffey is a real cuddle bug and loves Benebones! We are absolutely in love with them and would recommend Echo Hills to anyone who asks!!! I’ll send a couple of pictures in another email-should have attached them first.

Thank you so much for our lovely family members!!!
Lisa

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Here is one of our English Cockapoos, Echo!

Donna,

She is sweet, loves everyone, does not bark. Wants to be wherever we are but self entertains. Not afraid of noises. Active but not hyper. She will play ball until exhausted. She goes to doggy daycare 2 times a week and gets along with other dogs, in fact maybe overly submissive. Great nighttime sleeper, loves her nightstand crate. Once we had her puppy fur cut off she has not shed at all!!

This goes in the too much information file, but is a poop eater! Working on this. Her color is beautiful and everyone comments. Can’t say enough about her.

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Hi Donna, I hope you and your animals are all healthy. I want you to know that Fuchia's puppy, Tica from her first litter is doing very well. She is training to be a therapy dog at 5 schools in Shoreline (just north of Seattle) with 4 other schools on a wait list. Tica works with special needs kids, gifted program, preschool- 1st grade home school group, lifesavers mental health and suicide prevention program, and behavior challenged self contained program. Kids range from preschool - high school (with added college visits to two campuses). She has touched so many lives in her 9 months of life. I want you to know that I have referred about 25 people to you through all of our out and about experiences. People say she is lovely personality wise and in looks as well. I think close to 8-10 of those people have actually made contact with you or plan to do so in the next year when the time is right for them. Thanks for running such a positive, loving place for dogs. She doesn't shed. We have exposed 2 kids with saliva (resulting in kid with skin rash) and breathing reactions to dogs and they have not had reactions. That makes everyone happy. Wishing you peace and good health, Jennifer English Cockapoo

Hi Donna,

I hope you and your animals are all healthy. I want you to know that Fuchia's puppy, Tica from her first litter is doing very well. She is training to be a therapy dog at 5 schools in Shoreline (just north of Seattle) with 4 other schools on a wait list. Tica works with special needs kids, gifted program, preschool- 1st grade home school group, lifesavers mental health and suicide prevention program, and behavior challenged self contained program. Kids range from preschool - high school (with added college visits to two campuses). She has touched so many lives in her 9 months of life.

I want you to know that I have referred about 25 people to you through all of our out and about experiences. People say she is lovely personality wise and in looks as well. I think close to 8-10 of those people have actually made contact with you or plan to do so in the next year when the time is right for them. Thanks for running such a positive, loving place for dogs.

She doesn't shed. We have exposed 2 kids with saliva (resulting in kid with skin rash) and breathing reactions to dogs and they have not had reactions. That makes everyone happy.

Wishing you peace and good health,

Jennifer
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Hello Donna,

I got my Skye girl from you last summer. I hope you and your family are healthy and well. I just wanted to send you a THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart - she is just the best girl ever. I am including some updated photos.

The English Cockapoo temperament is something so sweet. I know that the drivers said her mama was sooo sweet as well. Are you still breeding her? (Fuchsia)

When we get a bigger place I would love to get another cockapoo from you.

Sending you love!

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Tilly is a CavaCockapoo (one of Ruby's pups) Tilly will be one year old next week, and she is such a bright spot in our lives. In Tilly, so I was completely unprepared for the amount of enthusiastic love she gladly shows us every day. (I like to believe our cats love us too, but they show it very differently.) Tilly wakes up totally thrilled to see us, and gives everyone kisses before breakfast. She plays with our kids and our one willing cat (the other isn’t really into playing), and takes naps on my lap when she’s completely exhausted herself. I’d wanted a dog for such a long time, and this last almost-year with Tilly has been beyond wonderful, exceeding all of our expectations. She’s our family dog, and our dear friend.

Thank you so much, Donna.
Very best,
Renee

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