These Maltipoo and Malshi Puppies Have All Been Chosen!

It is with pleasure Willowbrook Kennel presents two, beautiful litters to you today!

We are so pleased to show off these first puppy photos to the families that have been patiently waiting and to our many readers.  Yes, they are all spoken for!!!  They have a loving home awaiting them as soon as they are old enough to leave their mama.

This litter of Malshi wiggled into the world on March 30, 2017 and have a Shih Tzu mama and a pure Maltese dad.  They definitely have character and there is one family who is going to enjoy a whole lot of wet licks and kisses because my hand was smothered today and licked clean.

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Our long awaited Maltipoo litter arrived on March 31, 2017.  Three bouncing boys and one little girl were welcomed by their pure Mini Poodle mama and their pure Maltese dad.  These little ones are really gentle and were a pleasure to photograph!

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We look forward to meeting the new families of these little ones who are all spoken for.  I say that again because we get hundreds of inquiries about availability.  If you would like to be put on our waiting list (we do require a deposit down) and to receive more information on the waiting list, please call Monday through Saturday, from 2:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon, and we will be most happy to answer any questions.  In the mean time, please enjoy these “happy updates” from our customers.

Have a wonderful day!

These Are Your Stories, Your Happy Updates!

Today I will happily feature four grateful families that have sent in their “Happy Updates“.  Our hearts are filled knowing we have a hand in providing so many people a dear family member that provides unconditional love.

Kathy G. shares this update on her sweet little girl:  “This is Sami.  She is 7 months old now.  We picked her up on December 10 and she is the love of our lives.  She is the happiest puppy and full of energy.  Our older girl passed away suddenly on December 23 and Sami has helped so much.  Thank you for a beautiful puppy.”

How heartbreaking to hear of the loss of your 10-year-old Yorkie girl.  Willowbrook is pleased to hear that you are finding comfort and joy in Sami. She definitely looks loved.

Next up, we have Cindy M. who sent us this note and beautiful photos:

“Now six months old, a puppy preschool grad and a very popular figure in the neighborhood and schoolyard, our Willowbrook Malshi girl “Shanti” is flourishing!  She is friendly, playful, loving, cuddly and every day more responsive and well-behaved.  She plays respectfully and well with our children, our cats, and other puppies!  She travels like a pro, rarely barks and has beautiful manners.  She even goes for bike rides!  We love her so much and are so glad we found her at Willowbrook.”

We are so glad you found her too!  Your pride in Shanti’s accomplishments are heard and we know that she is this way because she is being trained and loved the way a dog should be.

Wow!  Aren’t these awesome updates?  Would you like to hear more?  Well, I do have a note from Cindy R. who sent in these photos of her Morkie boy:

She writes:  “Dear Willowbrook Kennel,  We have been saying for months that we need to send an update to let you know how very happy we are with a little Morkie that was born April, 22, 2016.  This little guy is named Charlie and he is so smart and is a dog with the most personality I have ever known.  He is so well behaved and just wants to be a good boy.  If it is even possible, we love him more than when we picked him up in June of last year.  Charlie has ended up at the perfect size at 6.8 pounds.  He loves people and loves being around people.  Everyone that meets Charlie falls in love with him!  Thank you Willowbrook Kennel.  I would recommend your kennel and this breed to anyone!”

Thank you, Cindy, for your recommendation.  We are so glad to hear how well little Charlie is doing in your family.

Last, but definitely not least, we have an update from Kulvinder S. who has an adorable Shih Poo named Stella.  Stella’s family writes:

“Hi.  This is our Stella.  She was born November 19, 2015.  She is a Shih Poo.  She is over a year old.  We drove from London, Ontario to get this precious pup.  We got her on a stormy day, January 18, 2016.  When we got her she was dark brown and now she is all beige.  She was housetrained in 3 months.  She loves her walks and playing with her towns and socks.  She loves cuddles and has brought so much joy to our family.  She is such a good pup.  Thank u so much.”

Thank you so much for this update and for showing us your beautiful Stella!  I love how it looks like she is smiling in the close-up image of her.

We know your puppies are a commitment and can sometimes be work, but we also know that it is so worth it.  When you feel your tears being licked off, a wildly wagging tail greeting you each and every time you walk through that front door, and a warm fluff-ball keeping your toes toasty in the winter which helps to chase away those blues . . .  it really is all worth it.

Thank you for sharing your happy dogs with us.

Maltipoo Joy!

It is with great joy that Willowbrook announces the safe and healthy arrival of a sweet litter of Maltipoo puppies born on March 20, 2017.  Miniature Poodle mama and Maltese dad are mighty pleased with their two girls and one boy.

Mama is taking very good care of them and she so generously allowed me to borrow her wee ones from her care so that we could take their first puppy portraits.  I will tell you though, mama did let us know she thought it was taking a bit too long, so we tried to hurry and return them as soon as possible.  Aren’t they adorable?  The boy on the bottom seems to be saying “Are we about done yet?  I want to get back to my mama!”alt=We can’t wait to call our patient customers on the waiting list to let them know their Maltipoos are soon ready.

We look forward to placing them into loving homes where they will be cherished.  I guarantee you that they will bring a lot of love, wet kisses, and joyful laughter.

Take a look at the beautiful photos and note Stacey sent us:

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“Hello,  Just wanted to send a quick ‘Happy Update’ on the Malshi puppy we brought home to our family last July.  Rocky celebrated his first birthday today and is a happy, healthy puppy who brings lots of joy to our family.  He lost his dark brown colouring but is still a cute little guy.  Thanks Willowbrook!”

Thank you so much for that update and the beautiful photos, Stacey.  Rocky is absolutely adorable!  We have added Rocky to our “Happy Updates” page and for those wondering who have also sent in their photos to us, we will be adding four more updates next week!

Shorkie Puppies Have Arrived!

On yet another warm, wet spring morning, I found myself driving through the winding roads of Wilmot Township to Willowbrook Kennel.  The fresh, new grass bursting with that bright green colour that only comes with spring, seemed to brighten the dull grey of the sky.  It’s hard not to love my job and I was excited to photograph a litter of puppies that were still much too small to hold the last time I was there.

Shorkie puppies were on the agenda today and I was happy to meet three bouncing boys and their one sister who wiggled into the world on March 16, 2017.  As I was setting up my equipment, the phone rang.  It was an inquiry about this breed and when might they be able to see a photograph of them.  Excellent timing!

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Here they are!  A mighty fine, good looking litter from our pure Yorkie mama and our pure Shih Tzu dad.  They seem to be mighty pleased with their little ones and mama is really protective of them . . . as she should be.  Briefly, she allowed me to borrow them so I could photograph them for our readers and interested buyers.

As far as I know, all of them will be spoken for as soon as we call through our waiting list.  We will keep you updated on that.

Thank you so much for your interest in our puppies and for taking the time to read this blog.  We’d also love to hear from you, our customers.  Photos of your furry friend are always welcome here and will be added to our “Happy Updates” page.

P.S.  Our pure Shih Tzu litter is almost all spoken for.  We have one boy still waiting to be chosen.

Spring Puppies Are Here!

Driving through the warm, spring rain this morning, I happily arrived at Willowbrook Kennel with the anticipation of being able to squeeze some more puppies that needed their first portraits taken.

Also, I couldn’t wait to see the little Morkie boy that was still a wee bit too small the last time to brave a photo session on his own.  Here he is!  Healthy, happy, ever so gentle and he absolutely loves to be held and cuddled.  Born on February 4, 2017, he is waiting for his new family.  Update:  he has happily found a home.


This soft Shih Tzu litter wiggled into the world on February 13, 2017 with three boys and one little girl.  We are happy to inform you that this girl (top right) has been chosen leaving the three boys searching for their new, forever home!


Thank you so much for allowing us the pleasure of providing Ontario with quality, small breeds dogs.  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Please note that the all images are available for purchase and if you would like a selection of first puppy portraits taken at the time of the litter photo session, please inquire here.

Bringing In Spring With Adorable Puppies

With a balmy, 10 degrees Celsius outside, my 11-year-old niece and I ventured out to a favorite kennel of mine, to photograph these adorable puppies.

While she brushed their puppy-soft fur and tried holding all six of them at once, she declared “They’re too energetic to hold still, Auntie.”  Watching her I knew that this would be a challenge . . . a good one.

Yes, these puppies are actually photographed in these buckets, and while they did try to jump out or bury down into the soft blanket inside, we worked very hard to get them to sit up and pose for you.  We jingled car keys, whistled, and squeaked a toy to capture their attention.


This Maltipoo boy was born on January 20, 2017 and was definitely the most energetic of the six we photographed today.  He’s so incredibly sweet and a lot of fun.  I can’t believe we actually got his photograph.  He was that busy.  I should be posting the photos of him jumping out of the bucket but then you wouldn’t get to see the sparkle in his eyes.

These pure, Mini Poodles were born on January 16, 2017 and seem to have such a curious but gentle nature.  I love just their button noses and their soft, curly fur.

PureMiniPoodleJan16Aws.jpg Our last three for the day were these soft, wiggly Malshi (Maltese X Shih Tzu).  I confess I tried to get them all into one basket, but as Annie from Willowbrook Kennel mentioned “I think we will only see one big ball of fur.”  She was correct.  I quickly separated the two boys from their sister and was able to get them to pause for just one moment.


“Which one of these six puppies is your favorite?” I asked my niece who was having the time of her life.   “All of them!” she replied without hesitation.

I agree.  It would be so hard to choose.  At the moment Willowbrook is going through their waiting list to place these little ones.  I believe they will all be spoken for but will keep you updated should there be one available.

Here’s a sneak peak of our sweet Morkie boy that is still growing big enough to participate in a photo session without any help from my niece.  Please check back in April for more photos.


Thank you so much for stopping by.

A Happy Update On Toby, A Sweet Morkie

What a wonderful surprise, as I opened up our email this evening, to see Toby’s adorable face looking up at me.  Toby is a sweet Morkie (Maltese x Yorkie) pup that left Willowbrook last summer.


How can you not love that button nose, those floppy ears and spunky personality!  Toby must bring so much life and joy to his family who sent in these photos and write the following:

“Just sending a Happy Update on my Morkie “Toby” who was born on June 30,2016. Toby adapted so well into our home, and was house broken in less than three weeks. He is very photogenic, loves long walks, playing with socks and cuddling right next to everyone! As you can see Toby lost almost all of his black colour and is now grey and brown.”

Thank you kindly for sharing your Toby with us.  It definitely brightened my day and I hope it brightens our reader’s day too!

Please keep them coming . . . we’d love to share more “happy updates“.