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 Lizzy one day with some friends. The comment was " wouldn't they make beautiful puppies!" . The rest as they say is history.
Our girls are F1 Goldendoodles and we breed with a red miniature poodle stud, this results in miniature ( medium sized really) F1b Goldendoodle puppies. We usually have a range of colours from reds to apricots to creams.
We, well mostly Cathryn, loves 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 checked over by a 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 have a facebook page , golden doodles - pleasant puppies where new and older owners share photos and stories of their doodles. 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!