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American Retrievers, Rag Doll Cats and Fainting  Goats!
   

We now breed: North American Retrievers, F1 Labradoodles and Goldendoodles...F1b Labradoodles and Goldendoodles and Standard Poodles.

We will have Doodles Puppies Available Soon!

Doodles are growing in popularity all around the world, because of their ability to be a wonderful pet, their trainability, and the fact that many, but not all, Doodles are low to no shedding and allergy friendly. Doodles appearance is dependent on the background of the parents.  They can vary in size and color.  They also can have a variety of coats ranging from hair, fleece, or wool coats, curly to wavy.

North American Retrievers

Also known as 'Double Doodles', are the up and coming hybrid!  A North American Retriever is the hybridization of a Labradoodle with a Goldendoodle.  Only a few breeders have begun doing this. As with any hybrid, one of the first and most important questions to be asked is, "why"? Hybridization should be done only if there is a clear goal in mind.  
  
In this case, we are striving to do what many service organizations have been doing for years....combine the people-oriented, personable character of the Golden Retriever with the work ethic and energy of the Labrador Retriever. Service organizations have been breeding and using the Golden/Lab mixes with great success for quite some time.  They have GREAT temperaments.  However, as with both Labs and Goldens, they are not a good choice for those suffering from an allergy to dogs.  That's where the poodle comes in!  
  
Our Goldendoodles and Labradoodles have been bred to include the low allergy, non-shed coat qualities of the Poodle. As it turns out, our litters of Double Doodles have been even more successful than we had hoped.  We have found the percentage of pups with low-allergy, non-shedding coats in our Double Doodle litters to be MUCH higher than in either Labradoodle litters or Goldendoodle litters.  In addition, the temperaments have been outstanding, although this is not a surprise as we carefully chose our breeding stock for trainable temperament.  

What are some differences in a Labradoodle and Goldendoodle you ask ??


As far as genetics go…A Labradoodle is the result of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. A Goldendoodle is a cross of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.
Size:
Standard Goldendoodles tend to be larger then the Standard Labradoodles. Some Standard Goldendoodles have grown to more than 100 pounds.
The size of the Doodle depends on its parentage. Within any litter there may be puppies that fall above or below the projected adult weights.
Health Concerns:

As a hybrid cross they both grow healthier and live longer than either parent line. The only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both parent breeds.
 
One Labradoodle breeder who lives close to a Seeing Eye Dog training school was curious as to why 90% of the dogs being trained were Yellow Labs.   When she called, they explained that all the puppies in their program must pass a series of tests to qualify. One of the tests is a stress test, which includes a variety of loud noises, such as honking car horns, back-firing cars, gun shots, screeching brakes etc. They said most breeds will panic and run at some or all of these kinds of sounds. The Yellow Labs consistently did the best in these stress tests for staying calm and in control and remained the most stable and dependable. This obviously is extremely important to the ultimate owner, who must depend entirely on his dog for his life when he is making his way thru busy traffic. It was the mix of poodle to labrador that was originally developed for Seeing Eye Dogs in Australia that started the whole story of Labradoodles.

Golden Retrievers influence the Goldendoodle making them more energetic. They’ll come into your space immediately. They don’t sit back; they’re happy to visit with you. They are happy, affectionate, and love to roll on you. They don’t have the delay of making a decision. They make their decision well before they decide to come to you.” Goldendoodles are mouthier.
Their mouth is more active when they are puppies and you have to train them not to be mouthy, because they’ll use it on you somewhere! That’s where they get their information. I have trained my Goldendoodles not to put their mouths on people by simply taking one of their other natural tendencies (retrieving) and replacing the mouthing with retrieving a toy. Their natural desire to retrieve keeps their mouths occupied with a toy.”
“So, they are mouthier than Labradoodles. I referred to the Goldendoodle as a very zestful and happy with life kind of dog. Labradoodles have a sense of loyalty and appreciation, whereas Goldendoodles have a wonderful, life of the party, personality.”

F1b Labradoodle/Goldendoodle
 
 
Labradoodle/Goldendoodle bred to another poodle, some refer to this as F1B) about 75% poodle 25% lab/golden, may be true to the  standard in physical appearance, more consistently non-shedding (about 80%). The texture ranges from fleece to wool and the wave ranges from straight to wavy. Second Generation F1b's have the great temperament's, intelligence, and laid back nature, if the parents are of equal quality. Some can be a good choice for families looking for a non-shedding dog and or have allergies to the hair.
 
China is a F1b Goldendoodle
Haiti is a Standard Poodle
Lucy is a Chocolate Lab
Stella is a Dark Red Golden Retriever

F1  Labradoodle/Goldendoodle
 
First Generation Labradoodle/Goldendoodle: 50% poodle, 50% lab,or Golden retriever,mild to light shedding, sometimes no shedding. First Generation Labradoodles/Goldendoodles have wispy coats long 5" or short 2" in length, wiry or harsher fleece in texture, while basically straight in wave. Typically, First generation Labradoodles/Goldendoodles have the great intelligence with higher energy and drive. Shedding amount is difficult to determine at a young age.  First generation  are of excellent temperament and health if the parents are of the same quality. A great choice for the family who doesn't mind some shedding, high energy, the First generation Labradoodle/Goldendoodle look and have no dog related allergies.

Simba is a F1Labradoodle
 

Is a Doodle the Dog for You?

If you are looking for a smart, intuitive, athletic, devoted, trainable,
clown that thrives on human companionship, then a Double Doodle (also known as a North American Retriever) is for you.  They are social and pack oriented, and with proper training, your family will become their pack.  Because of their intelligence, all Doodle puppies require consistent training throughout their first year.

Double Doodles are dogs that are able to observe that everyone has rules, and a place in the pack, and they need you to teach them THEIR place in the pack.  A Doodle puppy without proper training will become frustrated and develop undesirable behaviors.  They need human companionship and do not do well left alone all day every day unless they get plenty of attention in the evenings!  Here too, undesirable behaviors like barking or destructive chewing will develop.

Doodles are derived from breeds originally used for hunting, so they do require some exercise every day.  If you are willing to teach your doodle puppy basic rules of good dog citizenship, spend time with your Doodle companion every day, and provide your canine athlete with daily activity, you will be rewarded with, quite possibly, the perfect dog!


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