Our puppies are started on crate training & potty training at 4 weeks of age, making their transition into their new home consistently smoother!! Our Puppy Packet includes: registration certificate, our 2 year genetic health guarantee, a health certificate from our Vet, first series of puppy shots and de-wormings, puppy food, your puppy's Health Records, 30 days of free pet insurance, a blanket and toys with parents and siblings scents on it and an informational puppy packet with lots of necessary, helpful information about your new puppy. And we are always here to answer your questions!
Are Goldendoodles hard to train?
Answer: No, they are extremely smart. They get their intelligence from their poodle ancestors!
Are they good with children?
Answer: Yes! They are gentle, loving, playful and loyal companions. They love their people!
Are Goldendoodles an inside dog?
Answer: Yes, they want to be with their families and should not be an outdoor dog.
What do I need to bring with me on the go home day?
1. You'll need a leash and small size collar (usually a small is somewhere between 8-12 or 10-12 inches).
2. Bring a Nylabone chew toy for the ride home to keep your puppy occupied, but also to imprint the experience of the car ride as enjoyable.
3. Bring a roll of paper towels and a 2 or 3 plastic grocery bags for trash (in case of an accident or car sickness in the car). Not all puppies get car sick.... but some do.
4. A medium sized crate if you don't plan on holding your puppy on the way home. If you plan on holding your puppy on the drive, you will want to bring a towel for your lap, just in case they get car sickness.
English vs American Goldendoodles, whats the difference?
English Teddybear Goldendoodles have English Cream Retrievers in their lines. All of our Goldendoodle puppies are English Teddybear Goldendoodles and are from true imported healthy European English Retriever lines. They have a stockier, more square structure and a blockier heads, all the traits we love! Their coats can be any color that poodles coats can be and have a "teddybear" look to them (which is where the name Teddybear Goldendoodle came from). The English retriever lines are thought to be healthier in general due to Europe’s stricter health testing policies.
The American Goldendoodle has American Golden Retrievers in their lines. Their coats can also be any color that poodles coats can be. Both the English Teddy Bear and American Goldendoodle puppies are equally intelligent, sweet and adorable.
What is hybrid vigor?
Answer: Goldendoodle's get their name from their mixed heritage - So they are a hybrid dog, a first generation cross, and as such they exhibit what is known as "hybrid vigor". This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. The puppies take on the best traits of both breeds. The hybrid cross between these two parent breeds are terrific family dogs, friendly, intelligent, affectionate and easy to train.
What are some Goldendoodles characteristics?
Answer: Their ancestry along both parent lines is as hunters and water dogs. The Golden Retriever in them allows them to enjoy games that involve retrieving. The physical appearance of the Goldendoodle runs anywhere from a shaggy-looking retriever to a curl-relaxed poodle, but usually it falls somewhere in the middle. The color of the coat can be cream, gold, apricot, red, chocolate and black. They are medium-sized family dogs with easy dispositions. Like many poodle crosses, they inherit the coat qualities of the poodle. This means that many don't shed, or shed lightly, and should be hypo-allergenic.
What is their personality like?
Answer: Goldendoodles are an intelligent and obedient family companion. They are everybody's friend and devoted to their family. They are friendly towards children, other dogs and pets, and easy with strangers. They are social dogs, happiest when with people. Their intelligence, eagerness to please, and love of learning make them very easy to train. They are medium-sized family dogs with easy dispositions.
What are their exercise requirements?
Answer: Goldendoodles require a mild to moderate amount of daily exercise. The Golden Retriever in them allows them to enjoy games that involve retrieving.
How much grooming is required?
Answer: Their coat can be wavy, straight or curlier and look anywhere’s from more retriever-like to more poodle-like, (but usually somewhere in-between). Poodle crosses, (IF bred correctly from genetically tested parents) can be minimal to non shedding, or they can shed a LOT (if they are bred incorrectly). All Goldendoodle coat types require regular brushing focusing in areas that experience friction such as behind the ears, under the collar, the legs, and underneath the limbs and don't forget regular grooming appointments.
What is their life expectancy?
Answer: Their lifespan can be around 12-14 years.
Boy or girl, what is the difference?
Answer: Some believe that the male dog is more affectionate and easier to train, while the female dog is more aggressive and protective of its owners and puppies. Well, the truth is that when it comes to dogs and puppies there is no superior sex. The qualities cited above are just the anecdotal observations of many dog owners. There is no study that has proved any general truism that a dog will behave a certain way because it is male or female.