Jim and I are not professional breeders, this is Cathryn's hobby, We are both medical in our back grounds but Jim is now retired and Cathryn is semi- retired. We really started breeding after a throw away comment while walking our dog Lizzy one day with some friends. The comment was " wouldn't they make beautiful puppies!" . The rest as they say is history.
We originally bred mini F1B Goldendoodles, but both of our Goldendoodle girls are now retired. We have decided to now breed “ mini” F1B Bernedoodles and thus will be breeding from our stunning health tested phantom F1 Bernedoodle Maggie Mae from next year. Maggie Mae is a Standard Poodle/Bernese Mountain Dog cross, who was skilfully bred by Lisa at Skenadoodles. She is an intelligent, playful, obedient people centred dog. She loves running around the fields or chilling by the fire in the winter. Her greatest enjoyment is always cuddles time!
Maggie Mae will be bred with a health tested stud miniature poodle. So her puppies will be medium sized dogs.
We, well mostly Cathryn, love the whole process of breeding and rearing the puppies. The puppy cuddling, the weaning and meeting exited new puppy owner but less so the puppy poop ! We have a lady called Fiona who lives in our village and helps us out with looking after the pups. Cathryn has a team of puppy cuddling friends who love it as much as she does. We play the litter a cd of sounds including traffic and fireworks.
We are fortunate to live in rural north Warwickshire and to have a house big enough to be able to deliver and rear the puppies within our home in a room off of the kitchen, which is warm and dry. From there, when the puppies are a bit older, we can take them out to a safe enclosed yard where they are fed and can play. Then comes the fun of herding them all back in again!
We have a maximum of one litter a year and our dogs and stud dogs have all of the relevant heath testing before mating. The puppies go to their new homes having been vet checked vet and microchipped. We are happy to give the first vaccination if you wish us to. The puppies come with 4 weeks insurance, puppy food, toys , information on how to look after them and of course a smelly blanket which is rubbed over mum and the litter. We set up a what’s app group to answer questions and send regular pictures and updates. Our puppies are fun and good natured and a number of previous owners have returned for another pup from the next litter ! We are always sad and yet happy to see them finally leave to go to their new families. At 8 weeks, the puppies are ready to join their new families and we are ready to see them go!