While there are many fanatic Poodle & Golden Retriever breeders and owners out there who put down any type of hybrids, the truth of the matter is that the Goldendoodle is the BEST KEPT SECRET FOR A FAMILY PET! This wonderful hybrid is the best mix anyone could have ever asked for and to this day, their popularity continues to increase. Many believed in 1999, that the Goldendoodle dog was just a "designer dog" or a "designer fad". Not so. As of 2008, the Goldendoodle dogs' popularity has risen much faster than their purebred counterparts. Since 1999, we have written extensively about the Goldendoodle dog. We are winning, top 100, founding, featured Goldendoodle authors for searchwarp.com and have enjoyed our extensive research of this lovely hydrid. Our Goldendoodles have proven to be some of the best dogs!
The Goldendoodle dog began as a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Over the years, the Goldendoodle has been backbred, inbred and crossbred by numerous breeders on the market. The ideal mixture for this hybrid is THE FIRST GENERATION. Multiple generations can come with multiple health issues. This hybrid originated in Australia and has been available in the USA since 1997. Some will argue that the Canadians began this hybrid, but the fact of the matter is that dogs have bred outside of their breed for centuries. Where they originated doesn't matter. Goldendoodles are very family oriented dogs who are other pet friendly. Naysayers can be enraged and fuss all they want about hybrids...... the fact is...THE GOLDENDOODLE is a Poodle hybrid that IS HERE TO STAY!!!
We began our Goldendoodles in 1999. To date, they have proven to be extremely hard, healthy dogs with a Golden Retriever personality. Goldendoodles come in three coat types....SHAGGY, CURLY AND SMOOTH.
There will be many who argue that hybrids are "NOTHING BUT MUTTS" who fill up animal shelters annually. Lately AKC has been on a warpath about the Goldendoodle dog. It doesn't surprise me that AKC would protest this lovely hybrid. The American Kennel Club is nothing more than a dog registrant service who adopted Kennel standards from breeder clubs many centuries ago. Their standards are antiquated at best and their kennel club is all about the cash flow. Their club does NOT protect nor assist the breeders who use their canine registration service. What makes matters worse about AKC is the fact they go to great lengths at making people believe their kennel club is the "god" of all kennel clubs and yet, if and when a breeder who uses their service needs their assistance, they quickly make a bee-line to tell you they are nothing more than a canine registrant service. AKC is a cash cow! The millions of dollars taken in from gullable people around the United States is used to pay out huge sums of money to show breeders who make thousands of dollars championing out their dogs. There are literally hundreds of terrific kennel clubs around the world and many provide much better service to their patrons than that of AKC.
Our Goldendoodles are registered with UKCI who has been around since 1938.
The very first Kennel Club was formed in 1873 and was called "KENNEL CLUB"...ie...KC. This club was formed in England. To unify different methods of classifying dog breeds, an international organization called "FCI...INTERNATIONAL CYNOLOGICAL FEDERATION was formed.While the FCI recognizes many breeds not recognized by KC or AKC. There are kennel clubs that do recognize rare breeds or different breeds to include hybrids and they are CKC, ARBA , UKC and UKCI. The truth about the American Kennel Club is that their organization DID NOT come up with standards for the dogs they recognize in their club. They adopted standards created by breeder clubs that were formed over the centuries and they tweaked and refined the standards to fit their own needs. The American Kennel Club is not stupid where money is concerned. As soon as a particular dog looks promising and rises so high in popularity, they see the dollar signs for their own club and they jump on the band wagon to "recognize" a breed and allow it into their kennel club. SOME CLUBS do NOT desire their breeds to be recognized by AKC and they DO NOT PARTICIPATE with AKC. Perhaps AKC loves to believe they created everything in the beginning of time, but the fact is, they DID NOT. Many gullable people around the United States actually believe a dog has to be AKC registered in order to be a "quality" bred dog. That is an absurd notion and laughable at best. Many people fall into the AKC trap. What they don't realize is that before AKC began demanding that sires and dams have a micro-chip and a DNA profile, hundreds of breeders for many years used AKC registration for dogs that we NOT the parent dogs and yet, registered them as such for their litters. Registration papers of deceased dogs were used and never checked out by the American Kennel Club. We ourselves became a victim in the late 90s, of a breeder who used her own sires' registration documents to register a litter of Poodle puppies that one of our Toy Poodle males has sired. We filed a complaint with AKC
but they never assisted us and allowed the woman to improperly register the litter.
The Goldendoodle dog comes in all sizes! The doodle does NOT fall into size categories however because they can be of any size regardless of the size of their parents. While it is true there can be SMALLER Goldendoodles born and bred, it is NOT true that the smaller doodles are then classified in size categories. WHY? Because this hybrid does not have set size standards that is recognized by any Kennel Club to date. Breeders who call their Goldendoodles "Miniatures" or "TOYS" are using their own terms because in their mind, they used a toy poodle or a miniature sized Poodle and to them, this constitutes a "Mini" or "Toy" when in fact, it does not. All sizes occur within any given litter no matter what size their parents are. We have seen doodles become smaller or larger than either parent. Those who create multiple generations run the very high risk of multiple genetic health issues due to a lack of genes within the gene pool. The term "hybrid vigor" has not been scientifically proven regarding hybrid dogs. This term is just the opinion of some breeders. Although you'll see many breeders use the term "hypo-allergenic" with regards to the doodle dog, please understand that there is no such thing as a hypo-allergenic animal. No where on the face of this planet. All dogs have dander and all dogs shed. Because dogs can bring pollen into your home through their coat, it would literally be impossible to actually own a "hypo-allergenic" dog of any kind. We ourselves bring in outdoor pollen on our clothing, skin, hair and shoes. Our pets track in pollen by way of their feet and coat. The Goldendoodle is, however, a low dander, low shedding dog.
Genetics are complicated , but an experienced breeder who does their home work can understand the basics of genetics and if they are going to be of any help to those who seek one of their dogs, they need to educate themselves about canine genetics. COLORATION of a Goldendoodle dog can be varied. There are no rare colors or markings of the Goldendoodle dog. All colors are possible because the Poodle has a wide range of colors and markings through out its history. How the doodle will behave and what their appearance will be as an adult, will be determined by the dominant genes within its gene structure. We have have produced every color possible for a Goldendoodle and all sizes since 1999. Because many Poodles share common ancestors regardless of what state or area they live in, many Goldendoodles will share the same traits and characteristics. The funny thing about poodles is that if you research their Pedigree far back enough, you will discover that breeders all over the world shipped the semen of their Sires to breed with other Poodles or they even shipped their dogs all over the world for breeding show dogs. It is amazing to go back over 12 generations of Poodles and see the same names of Champion dogs over and over again even though they lived in different countries!!!! We spent 2 years researching the pedigrees of our Poodles. Our research took us as far back as the early 1930s. We counted over 400 OFAgood Champions that spread out to France, Sweden and Germany. Our pedigrees for our Poodles hold the lines Bel Tor, Wycliff, Dassin and Eaton. CLICK HERE to read about WYCLIFFE Poodles and how they started. Also, EATON AFFIRMED, a male standard Poodle who is in our Poodles' distant lineage, has the greatest influence in the past 20 years of all Poodles worldwide. "SNAPPER" sired 110 AKC Champions and a number of others in Canada and elsewhere...with his offspring most likely producing further champions and so on. He was a top producer during his life, handsome and charming. We also have DASSIN lineage in our Poodles, as well. Bel Tor is another common name within the lineage of our Poodles. Our poodles' ancestors came from some of the best known kennel clubs around the world and from some of the most respected breeders across the globe.
Goldendoodle dogs can have eye color of blue, brown, green, amber or have multi colored eyes. As of 2008, we are the ONLY Goldendoodle breeder who has doodles with blue eyes. Some breeders create what is called an "Aussie doodle" but that is NOT a Goldendoodle dog. The Aussie doodle is the creation between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. Nothing close to a Goldendoodle. Star Dust was our first blue eyed doodle who was born in 2005. Since 1999, we've had approx. six blue eyed doodles and only sold 3. We rarely sell our blue eyed doodles and this is because we want to keep our blue eyed doodles unique to our breeding program. Blue or green eyes is NOT a common color but IS quite beautiful, when it occurs. Green eyed doodles always occur when the doodle is a chocolate coloring. This eye color is a given for chocolate doodles.
The most common coat color is cream and apricot.
It is very important that any breeder who desires to achieve a very sound litter, research their breeding dogs' pedigrees extensively like we have and we do believe that if you are not lucky enough (like ourselves) to own many generations of your own mature breeding dogs .....to have the necessary testing done, just for your own dogs' sake. It's quite unfortunate that many breeders use genetic testing or other tests to sway a consumer into buying one of their dogs. It is a complete fallacy to believe that testing a breeding dog will prevent any offspring from every coming down with some sort of disease or health issue at any time during their life. If it were true that the testing of a breeding dog could produce genetically pure offspring, why are dogs still being created who STILL have genetic health issues during their lifetime? The answer lies with the fact that all dogs can carry silent, defective, recessive genes that can cause issues with their offspring. To date, there are no tests available for Poodles or Golden Retrievers to rule out a silent carrier. Because no tests exist to date, even breeders who have their breeding dogs tested prior to breeding can still produce defective offspring. Using tests to sell puppies give a consumer FALSE hope and a false sense of security.
Goldendoodle dogs share similar characteristics despite that many uneducated people inside of dog forums write that a hybrid dog has no consistancy. They write this because they don't have the experience to know the truth. The fact is, all three coat types share similar characteristics. A shaggy coat Goldendoodle will sport a full, thick, shaggy coat; almond shaped eyes; long, low hanging ears; a thick plume tail that will rise high up over the back; a full facial beard and they will either have a full stocky body or a petite, small body frame. The curly coat Goldendoodle will sport relaxed, multiple curls through out its coat from its nose to its tail. While their tail will also rise high up over the back, their tail will appear to be thinner only because the coat on the tail has so many curls. The curly coat doodle also has almond shaped eyes and low, long hanging ears. They too will sport a facial beard but their beard will not look the same as the shaggy coat doodle. A curly coat Goldendoodles' facial beard is full of curls but the beard itself is still noticable.
The smooth coat Goldendoodle, while low shedding, will resemble a purebred Golden Retriever in the fact that their coat is soft but they will be completely void of a facial beard. The coat upon their back will have a "weave" affect and some of the hairs about their neck, tail and body can be fluffy. They will not sport the same feathering as a purebred Golden Retriever and the smooth coat doodle can be of any color and sport markings anywhere upon their body. Regarding coat maintenance, the smooth coat Goldendoodle is the easiest doodle to care for! The curly coat and the shaggy coat Goldendoodle requires excessive grooming and coat maintenence. Keeping the coat trimmed short will help alleviate this issue. Attention to the ears on any doodle is of upmost importance. Goldendoodles can easily have ear issues. Although the Goldendoodle dog is a hardy dog, they can have health issues that can come with the Poodle or Golden Retriever breed. They can suddenly develop food allergies; skin allergies or have quirky personalities. The Goldendoodle dog is sometimes too smart for their own good and can get themselves in trouble quite easily just because of their high curiosity level. Never under estimate a Goldendoodle dog! They can find themselves in a jam quite easily because they have no fear of checking things out. We have come to know that Goldendoodles with more Poodle DNA act quite differently than Goldendoodles with more Golden Retriever DNA.
Those who have more Poodle seem to be shy of strangers; tend to gravitate towards one person; can tend to be barkers and can tend to not be as confident as a Goldendoodle who has more Golden Retriever DNA. The doodle with more Golden Retriever DNA works out better for those with small or young children; who have alot of people around their home and who have alot of activity going on in their lives. THe Goldendoodle with more Golden Retriever DNA seems to adjust better to new surroundings than that of the doodle with more Poodle DNA. We also have come to know that TOY sized doodles DO NOT work out for those with very young children and because we have come to know this, we no longer create them. The larger doodles work out better for those with small children.
The Golden Retriever is a notorious shedder! ALL YEAR LONG! We absolutely adore the temperament of our Goldens....but HATE the chronic shedding....as do many people who have now fallen head over heels in love with the Goldendoodle. The Poodle is listed as a "non-shedder". While we have to disagree that it is possible for any dog to be a "non-shedder" in the literal sense, we do agree that the Goldendoodle, when a first hybrid cross between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever is an extremely LOW-shedder. It is simply amazing that a dog can have all the hair that a Goldendoodle has and yet, shed so little! While many "Naysayers" believe that you may have a beautiful doodle with a rotten disposition because it was crossed with a poodle....that is far from the actual truth! Goldendoodles are extremely loving, loyal and kind to a fault. They do not have an aggressive bone in their body. Anyone who has ever claimed a doodle to be aggressive are people who have personality issues of their own and just plain poor dog owners.
Based on personal experience, we did discover that there are many Poodles out there with bad dispositions. The Poodles we own have very loving dispositions....are kind, playful, smart and sassy but we did have to go through a few to weed out the bad from the good. Anyone interested in breeding the Goldendoodle better do alot of searching before committing to a Poodle. We were very fortunate in that we were able to personally observe the behavior & disposition of our Poodles as they grew before having to Commit to them. For the majority of people seeking a breeding dog.....they have to rely upon what the breeder tells them and accept or decline the dog at the time the dog becomes available. They may not, like we did, have the option of visiting with the dog many times over a course of 6 months or longer. In our situation, we were able to observe our sires for up to 9 months before deciding to commit. This is a rarity for many seeking breeding stock of any breed. Never can you tell with just one meeting of a Poodle puppy if that dog will make or break your future offspring or if the dog possesses whatever it is you are seeking that particular dog to sire or dam. Not even by meeting the parents of a puppy can one actually know 100% that the dog will have whatever it is you are looking for in personality or temperament. Size was not of relevance where we were concerned. Personality and gentleness was a key priority for our doodle offspring. Personally, I don't believe a person can sum up a puppy by meeting its parents. No one knows a puppy better than its breeder. To judge the parents of a puppy based on one meeting is unfair to the puppy and the parents. First of all, a one time meeting may be stressful for the dogs. You are new to them and they to you. They will be excited.....stressed out.....perhaps even bouncey (many call it hyper) when in fact, that is not how the dogs usually act at all! They are only reacting to a new situation with new people in front of them demanding some kind of "performance" test. They may even be edgy because you may have been to a different breeder before meeting with them and the parents of a particular pup smell the other dogs on your clothing. This may cause them to back-off and act cautiously and NOT want you near their puppy. Showing the parents of a puppy that you are seeking to view is very chaotic and disruptive for the breeder and their kennel and actually takes away from the puppy, which is unfair. People should never try and select a puppy based on "viewing its parents". Did these people select their spouse based on viewing his/her parents? It's silly! People use the excuse of disposition. 9 times out of 10, bad dispositions come from poor ownership. Bad dogs come from bad owners. Any dog that is prone to bite can be a "biter" from any of the above reasons. There are those fanatics who believe that "over-breeding" and "in-breeding" causes this type of behavior......I'd like to see their genetic licensing that allows them to make such bold statements. The only thing Over-breeding causes is bad health to the dog who is being overly bred!!! It can also cause poor health in the puppies, if the dam is not carefully attended to while pregnant. Female dogs are very much like human females.....they get to a certain age where having a baby of any sorts is unhealthy to both mother and fetus. The older a woman becomes, the more she places her unborn child at risk for having genetic defects. A female dog is pretty much the same with regards to age and having healthy offspring. The older a dog gets, the higher at risk her puppies are for having health problems or even dying right after being born. We believe that when a female dog reaches a particular age, she should be removed from the breeders' program...the same goes for a sire. Males can continue to sire a litter for a very long time, whereas a female has only so many years to carry & conceive healthy pups. When a female dog reaches a certain age, they naturally stop producing litters entirely.
Despite the fact there are negative dog breeders and owners who believe it repulsive to even consider mixing a Golden Retriever and a Poodle together, the truth is Goldendoodles and all Poodle hybrids are extremely popular. The demand for the Goldendoodle is much higher than the demand for the Labradoodle. Why, exactly, I could not say. We have seen since 1999, many breeders popping up for the Goldendoodle and just as I predicted, Goldendoodle breeders can be found in nearly every corner of the city and state around the United States....some are the very ones who were extremely critical of this mixture in the very beginning.
Just as the purebred dogs have been ran into the ground.....this is now occurring with the Goldendoodle hybrid by people who buy a Goldendoodle and breed it with THEIR Poodle without so much as even doing any lineage research to ensure their Goldendoodle is NOT related to their Poodle. Such breeders should be completely avoided because they are doing a terrible disservice to the Goldendoodle hybrid.
You can always tell an inexperienced breeder by the terms they use.....here are some examples:
*FULL-BLOODED: All living animals are full of blood! Hence, they would otherwise be dead! The correct term is "PUREBRED".
*FLEECE, WOOL OR WOOLEY COAT: Such coat terminology should refer to camels, goat and sheep...not Goldendoodles. The correct terms are shaggy, curly, smooth.
*RARE COLORS OR RARE MARKINGS: These words are mere sales tactics! There is no such thing as a rare color or rare marking for a Poodle or a Goldendoodle or a Labradoodle. The Poodle has such a wide array of colors within their lineage that all colors and all markings can occur!!! THERE IS NOTHING RARE ABOUT THAT.
*YELLOW....ALMOND...GOLD....BROWN...TAN: These color terms are not related to a Goldendoodle or Labradoodle. Correct colors are "CREAM, WHITE, RED, LIGHT APRICOT, DARK APRICOT, SILVER, BLACK, BLACK PHANTOM, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE PHANTOM, APRICOT WITH BLACK TIPS or PARTI-COLORS THAT COMBINE ANY OF THESE COLORS"....these are the only colors that pertain to the Goldendoodle or Labradoodle.
*NON-SHEDDING OR HYPO-ALLERGENIC: There is no such animal on the face of this earth who are truly hypo-allergenic and all living things shed to include humans. However......Goldendoodles are the lowest shedding canine and because they have low dander, they do work out very well for many allergy sufferers....but NOT ALL can attest to doing well with a Poodle hybrid regardless of breed.
*MINIATURE GOLDENDOODLES: Unfortunately this term is quite common to see over the Internet. The sad part about this is that those who use this term only mean that one parent is a Miniature Poodle. A true Miniature sized dog must NOT weigh over 25 pounds as an adult dog. A True Miniature dog must come from generations of other Miniature sized dogs. It is stupid on a breeder's part if they claim their Goldendoodle dogs are "Miniature" sized dogs and yet, the dog turns out to weigh over 25 pounds in genetic body weight. If you are gullible enough to believe a breeder is selling you a "Miniature" Goldendoodle, make sure to get the size guarantee in writing. I GUARANTEE THAT THE BREEDER WILL EVENTUALLY TELL YOU that they did NOT guarantee you any size whatsoever when your purchased so called Miniature sized doodle turns into a 45 or 55 pound dog!!!! Whatever guarantee your breeder offers you, make sure to get it in writing!
*HYPO-ALLERGENIC: There is no dog on the face of this planet that is a hypo allergenic dog. If you don't believe me, contact some Canine genetic laboratories and ask them to test snippets of your doodle's coat hairs to provide to you proof the hairs are hypo-allergenic. All dogs can bring in allergens and pollen from outdoors on their feet and coat. There is no way to live with a dog FREE of allergens. We ourselves bring in pollens and allergencs from our own hairs, skin, clothing and shoes or any articles we are carrying indoors from outdoors. Its a fact of life.
Every new customer has a file with regards to our Goldendoodles. We assign our doodles to our families in the order we receive deposits/payments.
WE CAN BE REACHED AT 704-278-DOGS (3647) or 704-640-0477.
Another "Low-Shed" canine is the Bedlington DOODLE! They rarely bark...are extremely low shedding hybrids! CLICK HERE TO VISIT.
When seeking any breed, make sure to read as much about that breed as possible so that you can be sure that breed is for you, your lifestyle and family.
Goldendoodles under 25 pounds as an adult generally are weary of strangers and have quirky temperaments. We definitely enjoy our Goldendoodles who have more Golden Retriever temperaments and personalities which is why we create doodles more so that are either a 50/50 mix or who are a Goldendoodle to Goldendoodle mix or a Goldendoodle to a Golden Retriever mix. We ensure all doodles are first generation and we do NOT create that many that are a Goldendoodle/Poodle mixture. We had a couple of litters that were Goldendoodle/Poodle mixtures and found we were not that thrilled with the personality or temperament. Hence, 98% of all of our doodles have Golden Retriever temperaments and have been very successful with their new families. We are one of the largest Goldendoodle creators.....we were the ONLY doodle breeder in the entire southern region of the United States in 1999 and we are one of the original founders of the Goldendoodle dog in the United States.
Many people have enjoyed the Goldendoodle dog because they are great family dogs but also because they are very low dander, low shedding dogs. Many also work out great as therapy dogs for those with physical challenges. THey have a keen sense of smell; are ever loyal to their families; highly intelligent and easy to train. This hybrid is here to stay!