Our Breeds

Labradoodle

The Labradoodle is a Hybrid breed, crossing a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.  The term was first heard in 1955 but didn’t become popular until 1988 when they were introduced as hypoallergenic guide dogs.  While no one can guarantee a dog to be completely hypoallergenic the F1b Labradoodle is a great fit for many families with allergies.

The Labradoodle is a very affectionate, fun loving, independent, social breed.  They have a moderate activity level and are athletic enough for activities such as agility, flyball, tracking, and hunting but if you just want to go in the back yard and throw the ball around they’re great at that too!  Labradoodles are excellent guide dogs and can also be used for search & rescue.  They are great with children and very smart which makes training easy. They are great for city or country living.  They thrive when they have a yard to play in so they aren’t suited for apartment life unless you have time to take them out often to a dog park or somewhere they can run and play. 

The F1 Labradoodle’s coat is typically low shedding, especially compared to a purebred lab.  They do tend to shed a bit, some more than others.  Their coat can getting to about 2" long.  The F1b Labradoodle noramlly sheds less and could possible be non-shedding depending on how curly they get as adults, the coat will grow to 4-7”.  Both require regular grooming but the F1b more so, depending on how long you choose to keep the coat.  The Labradoodle’s life expectancy is 12-15 years; our puppies tend to grow to 55-85 lbs.


Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle is a Hybrid breed, crossing a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.  They are a very affectionate breed first introduced in the 1990’s when they were bred in America and Australia as a larger alternative to the Cockapoo.  Their popularity is due to their amazing temperaments.  The Goldendoodle is very social and tends to get along with everyone. They are intelligent and gentle which makes them an excellent choice for families with children.  Goldendoodles are easy to train and can be great at obedience.  They are loyal, adventurous and love being with their family, whether it’s cuddling on the couch or playing outside.  They have a moderate activity level and are athletic enough for activities such as agility, flyball, hunting, and retrieving.   Goldendoodles have been used as guide dogs, therapy dogs and sniffers.  They are great for city or country living.  They thrive when they have a yard to play in so they aren’t suited for apartment life unless you have time to take them out often to a dog park or somewhere they can run and play. 

The F1 Goldendoodle’s coat tends to be low shedding and should be anywhere from wavy to curly; growing to 2-6”.  They require less grooming than the F1b.  The F1b Goldendoodle’s coat will most likely be non-shedding or shed very little and will grow to 4-7”, requiring regular grooming.  Keeping the coat clipped will lower the need for grooming.

While no one can guarantee a dog to be completely hypoallergenic the Goldendoodle is a great choice for families with allergies with the backcross (F1b) being the best.  The Goldendoodle’s life expectancy is 10-14 years; our puppies tend to grow to 55-85lbs.