Alumni...Cockapoo
Pups at home
Hi Donna,
Saw your pictures of the new litter of cockapoos on your website!  Oh, they are so
cute.  5 females!
Bet you will sell them quickly!
Attached are a couple of new pictures of Jango. He continues to get more lovable
and adorable every day.  He has lots of fans...even the mail delivery lady who came
to the door today fell in love with him :) He loves to "go in the car" and people stop
me and ask if they can pet him and what kind of dog he is -- he's a real show
stopper!  Of course, I always tell them where he came from and how they can get
one too through your website.
Jango is really smart, too.  He quickly learned to do several tricks...sit, beg, shake
hands, and lie down.  That always gets him some extra love:)   He also socializes
very well with other animals, children, and anyone who will pet him.  He really is a
"pleaser" and we have enjoyed him more than you will ever know.
Thanks again for all you did to help us get him here in top condition.  I was a little
skeptical about his coming from Washington State to Texas, but he never missed a
lick! I wish you the best with your new litter, and hope to hear from you soon.
Take care,
Adrian
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
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.
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,

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
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

Just wanted to drop you a line as I saw your pups on
line...I told my husband our next pup will be from you
too and I love the one that Licorice has right
now...the black and white spot little boy.  Oh my.  
Good thing for me he is sold already!  I would be too
tempted.
Here is a picture of my sweet Bailey.  She is 2 1/2
now and is a total mama's girl.  She does love her
daddy and can't wait for him to get home b/c he gets
on the floor and plays rough with her.  With me we
mostly play ball or tug.  She loves her "babies" where
our cocker, Cece, she loves balls.  Bay is smart
tho...she will take the ball from Cece and hide it so
Ce has to play with her instead!!  They are quite the
pair and very bonded.  At grooming...the groomer
has to let Cece out of the cage when grooming Bailey
so Ce can see her...otherwise Cece howls the whole
time!!  No separating them!
But when Bay is tired...she comes to mama and lays
on my lap or stomach (if I'm laying down) and falls to
sleep.  Talk about a cuddle bunny...this dog is IT.  I
don't know if you remember me or not, I'm sure you
sell so many dogs over the years.  I know Bays mama
was Blackberry.
Anyhow, Bailey is a wonderful dog.  She goes out on
photo shoots with me...and when I'm home reading a
book, she is up on the back of the couch resting, as
in this picture.  :)
Take care,
Judi
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
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
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
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
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.
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