Frequently Asked Questions

How long have we been breeding?

This is actually our first litter, but we plan on doing it again in a couple years as long as everything goes well this time. We also just adopted another female goldendoodle for our family that we will be bringing home the first week in December 2020. Right now, the plan is to alternate the pregnancies every few years to give the moms a break. We are considering adding a male to our household in the future too.

In addition to heritage, is there any documentation with these puppies? Health guarantee?

We have AKC certifications and lineages for Cooper (the dad) for 4 generations, and we have AKC certs and lineages for Arya’s parents for 4 generations. We just filed the paperwork for Arya (the mom) with the CKC as a non-purebred designer breed and will be able to provide that certificate as soon as we get it in the mail. Depending on the timing, we may be able to register the first litter as will with the CKC, but that is dependent on getting the mom registered first. We will be getting first round of shots and a certificate of health from a local vet and will be providing all that documentation.

Outside of littermates, what socialization will the puppies receive prior to rehoming?

Our house is full of people and kids almost on a daily basis. We actually live across the street from my sister-in-law who has 5 kids and 5 dogs. The puppies dad, Cooper, and his family also comes over quite a bit and they have 4 kids and 2 dogs. We’ll probably introduce them to those people and dogs when they get a little older.

May we meet the parents and puppies (and of course, you!) prior to and after finalizing our commitment?

Absolutely! We will probably want to wait at least a week or two to do any kind of visitations just so we don’t disturb these early stages of development. We live in Riverside in the Woodcrest area.

Are you taking names or making a list for folks interested in adopting?

Yes! Just fill out a contact form here and we will reach out to you once the puppies are ready for showing.

How big are the mom and dad? How big do you expect the puppies to get?

Arya, the mom, is about 45 lbs. The dad, Cooper, is about 75 lbs. Puppies from this litter will probably be around 45-55 lbs.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Cash, Venmo & Zelle.

What requirements do you have of families interested in adopting one of your puppies?

We don't have any requirements necessarily, we just want to know they are going to kind and loving homes where they can live a good, long and happy lives.

Origin of the breed

The Goldendoodle is a crossbreed between a golden retriever and poodle, resulting in a "designer" mix that was originally bred in the late 1960s as a guide dog. Goldendoodles vary in size, depending on the size of their parents because poodles can be miniature or medium-sized. The breed typically has curly, hypoallergenic hair and hardly shed thanks to their non-shedding poodle ancestors. Goldendoodles are highly intelligent, athletic, and lovable dogs that are great with children and other pets.

History of the Goldendoodle

Goldendoodles were first bred in 1969 to be guide dogs, but the breed gained popularity among breeders during the 1990s. This “designer” mix was bred to combine the non-shedding coat of the poodle with the desirable temperament of the golden retriever.

The idea for the crossbreed was inspired by the successful breeding of the Labradoodle, a poodle and Labrador retriever hybrid. As one of the most popular domestic dog breeds in the United States, the golden retriever was an obvious choice for crossbreeding with the delightfully hypoallergenic poodle.

Goldendoodles have been used as pets, agility dogs, guide dogs, therapy dogs, diabetic dogs, and search and rescue dogs. Their lovability and patience have made them a popular choice for family dogs in recent years.

The first three dogs to earn the American Kennel Club Obedience Champion title after its introduction in 1977 were golden retrievers, which proves their loyalty and ease of trainability Poodles were originally bred as retrievers and water dogs, and both the breeds score in the top 5 of the 150 smartest dog breeds. These genes pass on to the Goldendoodle, so owners can be assured of an athletic, intelligent and obedient companion.

Characteristics of the Goldendoodle
Affection LevelHigh
FriendlinessHigh
Kid-FriendlyHigh
Pet-FriendlyHigh
Exercise NeedsMedium
PlayfulnessHigh
Energy LevelHigh
TrainabilityHigh
IntelligenceHigh
Tendency to BarkLow
Amount of SheddingLow
Goldendoodle Care

The fur of a Goldendoodle varies. They can have wiry, curly hair like their poodle ancestors, or shaggier and straight fur like golden retrievers. Most of the time, their fur is in between the two extremes.

Though Goldendoodles don’t shed excessively, they still need to be brushed regularly which removes dead hair and prevents nasty matting. To keep their skin and coat healthy, they need a moisturizing bath every few months. Depending on the dog, a Goldendoodles may grow long hair over its eyes or between its toes and appropriate trimming is required.

With average to above average energy levels, Goldendoodles require daily exercise and love to go for walks, runs, hikes, and swims. Their playful nature and retriever genes make them great fetch partners, too. Owners should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.

A fenced yard is ideal for Goldendoodles to romp around, but they shouldn’t be kept there all day. This social breed thrives with its family and friends inside.

Goldendoodles are obedient, athletic, and smart. They take well to training and are eager to please, so agility comes to them naturally. Agility courses are a great place for Goldendoodles to burn energy and create a strong bond with his owner and companion.

In general, the breed isn’t difficult to train due to their high intelligence. They respond best to positive, reward-based training and will gladly show off their tricks for a tasty treat.

Diet and Nutrition

Because Goldendoodles are active, they need a high-quality diet to keep them happy, strong, and energetic. A dry kibble high in protein and fats does the trick. Dry kibble is helpful in removing plaque and promoting general dental hygiene.

Corn, wheat, soy, and dairy are common canine food allergies. Goldendoodles are susceptible to food allergies, so it is a good idea to minimize these ingredients in their diet. Go for a grain-free diet with whole vegetables. The food’s first ingredient should be meat.