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Our Goldendoodle philosophy can be stated in four simple points:BestGoldendoodles.com logo

  1. Get two top quality dogs.

  2. Treat them very well.

  3. Breed them responsibly.

  4. Place the puppies with well-matched families.

I’ll explain how each point works in the breeding of our Goldendoodles.

1. Get Two Top Quality Dogs (Goldendoodle and Standard Poodle)

We acquired quality dogs. Read more about our quality dogs here. We made sure that the dogs were not related in anyway. In other words, we practice outcross breeding. You can read more about outcross breeding below.  If you’re wondering why we don’t breed a straight Poodle with a straight Golden Retriever, read about the advantages of a F1b Goldendoodle.

 

2. Treat the Dogs Very Well

Our Goldendoodle and Standard Poodle are family pets. Nana and Indy enjoy playing with our children, going for romps in the woods, playing in the Enoree River, playing at our mountain property, and going to the lake. We feed our Goldendoodle and Poodle top quality food (with a high amount of protein) and offer them a comfortable life.

Red male Rudy and Apricot Male Abe

3. Breed the Dogs Responsibly

We breed our Standard Poodle male and our Goldendoodle female responsibly. We insured that the champion-sired Poodle father of our Goldendoodle was not related to our Standard Poodle. Let me explain why this is so important.

We practice only outcross breeding (breeding two dogs that do not have common relatives) as opposed to line breeding (breeding two dogs with common relatives–for instance grandfather to granddaughter, uncle to niece or half sister to half brother) and in-breeding (daughter to father or brother to sister). Many breeders practice line breeding or in-breeding because it is much cheaper to use one of the puppies from your own litter to reproduce more puppies rather than do your homework, be willing to travel, and be willing to pay more to get an unrelated dog to breed.

The great advantage of outcross breeding is hybrid vigor (a much healthier dog). Hybrid vigor is why mutts tend to be healthier and live longer than pure-bred dogs. If someone breeds close relatives (line-breeding or in-breeding) the puppies are much more likely to have health issues. That’s why laws exist for human relatives not to marry each other.

Common sense tells you that breeding separate genetic lines will result in healthier Doodle puppies. With our outcross breeding of a 50-50 Goldendoodle with an entirely unrelated Poodle, we seek to attain the healthy hybrid vigor of a mutt, but the predictability (particularly non-shedding coat) of a purebred Poodle.

The addition of the Golden Retriever breed to two separate Poodle genetic pools helps insure strong hybrid vigor and exceptionally healthy puppies. The hybrid vigor and healthy genetics of our outcross breeding is a major reason we offer a health guarantee on each of our puppies.

Lack of hybrid vigor is why so many of the most popular AKC breeds have common hereditary problems and decreasing life spans. We desire to breed non-shedding Goldendoodles that will live long and be remarkably healthy. It is very likely that any extra cost you pay on the front end to buy a healthy non-shedding Goldendoodle will be saved in the future by fewer vet bills (and certainly less hassle cleaning up dog hair).

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4. Place the Puppies with Well-Matched Families

We try to find good homes for each of our Goldendoodle puppies. A good home demands the time and money necessary to raise a quality dog. Great family dogs result from nature and nurture. We’ve worked hard to give you a puppy with a great genetic nature, but the nurture part is up to you.

Dogs require consistent training and boundaries. If your family is not in a position to provide a good home for a Goldendoodle or miniature Goldendoodle puppy, or if you would stretch your budget beyond measure, we want to encourage you to wait.

We are not dog breeders, and our goal is to place our occasional puppies in excellent homes.

We are not unreasonably picky in choosing a puppy owner, so we do not require home visits, signed contracts, a certain number of vet visits each year, or other invasions of your privacy. You have the right to raise a dog the way you think is best, but we do desire to see our Goldendoodle puppies go to well-matched families, and we retain the right to place our Goldendoodle and mini Goldendoodle puppies in homes that we think are well-suited.

 

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