We moved to Branson, Missouri from Denver, Colorado the summer of 2003 with our four young children and immediately fell in love with the lifestyle here. We live in the country on 10 acres but are only about 10 minutes from downtown Branson so we get the best of both worlds. Seventeen years later our kids have all grown up, and we have added two amazing daughter-in-laws, two adorable grandkids and lots of fur babies to the mix.
We have been breeding Goldendoodles since 2014 when we decided to breed our Golden Retriever, Willow. My father-in-law lost his dog and decided he might like a mini Goldendoodle after caring for his friend's mini and ended up falling in love with him. We were helping him search for one when we realized just how difficult it was to find one from a good breeder especially in our area. We were also intrigued by the idea of having a dog with the Golden's great disposition but not the extreme shedding that we had experienced with our Golden Retrievers over the years. After having our first litter of Goldendoodle puppies and falling in love with the breed, we adopted our own Goldendoodle, Chloe, who has been the greatest dog for our family and the mom to our F1b mini Goldendoodle puppies. We take our job as Goldendoodle breeders seriously and do everything we can to ensure that our puppies are healthy, well cared for and well loved. In addition to Willow and Chloe, we also have another F1 Goldendoodle, Piper, and two outdoor cats, Max and Marlowe. We just recently (summer 2019) lost our 13 year old Great Pyrenees, Samson, who was our gentle giant and the neighborhood mascot. Our dogs live in our home with us and are an important part of our family.
Goldendoodles are a cross-breed of the Golden Retriever and Poodle. They are ideal for many types of homes because they are adaptable and family oriented. The Goldendoodle puppy is usually very loyal and bonds quickly to their family. They do well with children and other animals. Golden Retrievers and Poodles are both very intelligent breeds making Goldendoodle puppies easy to train with consistency and patience. The Goldendoodle loves structure and once trained correctly, will be a life long best friend to the entire family.
Goldendoodle Generations Explained
F1 - first generation Goldendoodle, a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and a purebred Poodle, 50/50 cross means more “hybrid vigor” which means puppies are generally healthier than their parents, considered low to no shedding.
F1b - Back cross Goldendoodle, generally a cross between an F1 Goldendoodle and a purebred Poodle, our F1b’s tend to be the most sought after since they are considered to be more hypoallergenic and have even less shedding than the F1 or none at all.
All of our puppies are well loved and cared for as if we were planning to make each one our own personal pet. They get lots of attention from people of all ages and are around other dogs and cats on a daily basis. We begin litter training them at four weeks once we start feeding them puppy food. We have had quite a few people tell us that they feel like the litter training helped their puppy potty train quicker than normal. They are dewormed at least three times (at 3,5, and 7 weeks), thoroughly vet checked, and get their first Parvo vaccination before they go to their new homes at 8 weeks. We also send them home with a fleece blanket with their mom's and siblings' scents on it to help ease the transition, a nice quality toy, a gallon sized bag of the food we have been feeding them, and paperwork from their vet appointment.