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At Smart Doodle Puppies, we are passionate about our pets! I sleep in the same room with them, checking on the puppies and mom and feeding mom on a regular schedule so her milk supply stays constant and she herself doesn't get depleted. We incorproate the "Super Dog" (Early Neurological Stimulation Program) from 3 days old to 16 days old.
We begin potty training at 3-4 weeks when we move them from their quiet limited space to our living room. With a tray and outside time graduating to crate potty training they begin between the fourth and fifth week. They will also receive their meals in their crate (while weaning) and have a nice soft bed. They will be sleeping in their crates at night by thte time they go to their new home. So their crate is an enjoyable space for eating and sleeping. We follow the puppy culture program to make sure the puppies are well conditioned and ready for life away from their litter mates and mom.
At seven weeks, the puppies are evaluated. Some of the test topics are social attraction, following, restraint, social dominance, prey drive, retreiving, sound sensitivity, site sensitivity, and body structure. This helps math the personality of the puppy to its new family.
The goal is the healthiest possible pet with a disposition of a fun, loyal companion.
We originally bred golden retrievers (and have owned a standard poodle) in 2017. There was quite a bit of discussion about shedding and allergy issues with the golden retrievers, so I considered going back to the standard poodle, then I met several golden doodles and fell in love with their happy dispositions and low to no shedding coats!
After much research and pet nutrition certification classes, we have been feeding fresh food for several years now. What a difference! No more ear infections in my retired golden retriever, she’s lost weight and has her playful energy back. No more weepy eyes, skin issues or teeth that need cleaning, either. Is it more trouble than pouring food from a bag of kibble or popping open a can? Yes! But well worth it. The savings show up in other areas.
We also follow the vaccine protocol of Dr. Ronald Shultz. Protecting our dogs with minimum vaccines and testing with titers to confirm their protection.
Our puppy parents are fully tested to meet blue ribbon level of Golden Doodles of North America (GANA), standards.
A Goldendoodle gets it’s name from it’s parents – the Standard Poodle and the Golden Retriever. Number 7 and number 4 respectively on the AKC most popular breeds in America list. Poodles don't shed and are very athletic and intelligent, while Golden Retrievers are lovable and playful family dogs. The mix makes the Goldendoodle a great choice for a lifelong companion, therapy and service dogs.
Golden doodle Coats are usually wavy or curly and shedding is light to non-shedding.
The Coat Maintenance is Moderate to high care with regular combing/brushing at home and haircuts when the owner is ready.
Allergy Friendliness: Usually successful in families with mild to severe allergies. All puppies will shed their "puppy coats" for about the first year of their lives. After their adult coats come in, they should shed very little to none.
It is important to realize, however, that all dogs have dander (dead skin cells), saliva, and urine, where allergens exist, so there is no guarantee a Goldendoodle won't set off an allergic reaction.
Life expectancy is 13-15 years and they will require a moderate amount of regular (daily) exercise. They are very loving dogs and need to spend more than average time with their families. They like being apart or whatever the family is doing.