Welcome! My name is Laurie Trocheck. My husband Bob and I live on the outskirts of Atlanta, GA. Bob has been a home builder in the Atlanta area for 24 years. I have three wonderful sons who are my pride and joy. My oldest son Alex graduated from Georgia Tech and is married to Marybeth and gave me my 3rd wonderful grandson about a year ago. My middle son, Zack, graduated from University of Pennsylvania is married to his wife Corry who have two amazing children, Michael Blaine and Miriam. Corry helps me with the everything, from training pups to raising litters for me. Phillip, the youngest, just graduated high school and is in pursuit of the American dream. I have trained horses and taught riding lessons here for the last twenty years specializing in dressage.
My good friend Carol Dean of Southerncharmlabradoodles introduced me to the doodle world and I decided to jump in too, but with careful consideration of the many important aspects of dog breeding. Like horse breeding (that I have done in the past) breeding dogs should not be taken lightly. With Carol's and many other breeders generous time and help I have carefully selected excellent dogs from champion show lines to start this very exciting endeavor.
My goal is to breed the best to the best with temperament, health, conformation and wonderful families for my dogs to live with being my utmost priority. My girls are a part of my family and live and whelp their puppies in our home. I then try to do everything possible to ensure their smooth transition into a family home where they will spend a lifetime being loved.
Here are some pictures of my amazing family (dogs included!!)
Blaine and I when he was only a few months old Blaine with puppies!!
My husband and I with Blaine :)
Miriam with their dog Sophie Grace
Alex and Marybeth with their dog Leo.
Zack and Corry with their Sophie Grace as a pup
Phillip with our dog Lyra
Bob with Hannah's puppies :)
A DOG'S PURPOSE FROM A SIX YEAR OLD
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."Lessons we can learn from a dogLive simply.Love generously.Care deeply.Speak kindly.When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.Take naps.Stretch before rising.Run, romp, and play daily.Thrive on attention and let people touch you.Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.Be loyal.Never pretend to be something you're not.If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently