What is a Goldendoodle?
A Goldendoodle is a “designer dog”, obtained by breeding a golden retriever with a poodle. They are known for their low to non-shedding characteristic that comes from the poodle. They are sweet, affectionate dogs, with a gentle and easy-going temperament. They are the 4th smartest dog. They can have straight, shaggy/wavy, or curly hair. Typically, the curlier the hair, the less shedding. F1b (second generation) typically has less shedding than F1 (first generation) doodles. We do not guarantee non-shedding in any of our dogs.
What does F1 and F1b mean?
These terms are referring to the generation of the doodle. An F1 is the first generation, which would be the offspring of a poodle and a golden retriever. An F1 bred back to a poodle (unrelated of course) would result in an F1b.
English vs. American golden retriever?
English cream golden retrievers are known for their calmer temperaments. They are often stronger and more muscular, shorter and smaller, and have a longer life expectancy, and a lower risk for cancer. They range from “white” cream to light golden in color. They usually have blockier heads, and when bred to a poodle, they produce “teddy-bear” Goldendoodles. This means that the doodles also have blockier heads that give them the teddybear look. Regardless of these differences, it is still a purebred golden retriever (AKC registrable) and not a different breed.
Why a poodle?
Poodles don’t shed like other dogs and can be super sweet and affectionate. They are also the second smartest dog, making them easy to train. You can trim them any way you want. You can make them look exactly like a goldendoodle, or you can choose a traditional poodle cut. They originated from Germany and were bred to be water fowl hunters. Poodles can also be trained to be service dogs. Most importantly, they make wonderful family dogs and companions.
What breeds do you raise?
We breed golden retrievers, goldendoodles, poodles, and bernedoodles.
Full vs. limited registration?
Limited registration, also know as pet price, means that the dog is still eligible for registration, but you will not be able to register puppies produced from that dog with AKC. Full registration equals breeding rights, and you can register any puppies from that dog with AKC, as long as they are bred to another dog that also has full registration. This, of course, only applies to AKC purebred puppies. Doodles do not have any type of registration.
All of our dogs are sold with a spay/neuter contract (unless otherwise agrees upon) and you agree to spay/neuter the dog and never have a litter from that dog. Breeding rights MAY be given, to approved homes only, for an additional fee.
How easily can a puppy get Parvo, and how is it spread?
Please read these links. Parvo is almost always fatal and is easily contracted.
It is spread through direct or indirect contact with an infected dog by coming into contact with the dog or its feces, hands or clothes of a person who did, soil, concrete, food and water bowls, ANYTHING THAT HAS COME INTO CONTACT WITH AN INFECTED DOG. Please be careful with balancing socialization and safety.
How can you tell what a doodle puppy’s coat will be like?
There’s no way to guarantee what coat type a puppy will have as an adult, because their hair changes so much. Typically you can look at their ears for curls and see if they have furnishings (longer hair on the face). Sometimes they will appear that they may end up having straight hair, or slightly wavy, but they end up having really wavy hair. Most of the time you can make a pretty good estimate, but sometimes it’s hard to predict.
What does the process of choosing a puppy look like?
You place a deposit and get on the waitlist in the order of when deposits are received. Then once puppies are born, I will let you know, and you can choose to be on that litter’s list, or you can stay on the waitlist for a future litter. If you decide you want a puppy from the current litter that’s available, then you will have the chance to see pictures of that litter every few weeks. Everybody must make their choice by the time puppies are 6 weeks old. Pickup day is at 8 weeks old, unless otherwise agreed upon. All payments, including deposits, are nonrefundable. Your deposit is transferable between litters, up to two years from the date the deposit was placed, unless otherwise agreed upon.