Our mission is to produce and raise the best, healthiest puppies possible. We are Human Ecologists who strive to have a positive impact on the environment, practice anti-racism and promote social justice in both our business and our personal lives.
Our parent dogs have all of the hip, elbow, eye, heart, thyroid, patella and DNA clearances recommended for their breed(s). Our dogs are tested at or above the GANA blue-ribbon level.
Parent dogs are continually evaluated and paired to produce puppies with the best temperament, health, intelligence, confidence, structure, style and beauty.
Our dogs live with us on 35 acres near Acadia National Park. They hike, swim, run through the woods and relax with us. They eat foods, treats and supplements exclusively from PawTree, Life's Abundance and NuVet.
We believe in keeping dogs fit, so using just the right amount of high-quality food is important. We make sure they get the physical and mental exercise they need to thrive.
We raise our puppies using the Avidog/Good Dog and Puppy Culture protocols with adaptations based on experience and new science. We are constantly learning and making improvements to our process, as more is discovered about puppy development.
Our puppies are well socialized, started on house training and comfortable in crates when they go to their new homes.
GANA stays up to date on new research and studies that affect the Goldendoodle and provides that information to its members. They also advocate for Goldendoodles and responsible breeding practices.
We are certified as Blue Ribbon breeders by The Goldendoodle Association. This means that we adhere to their highest level of health clearance requirements for all of our parent dogs.
An extremely wide range of people/families provide excellent homes for dogs. Therefore, we will NOT discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or anything else. We are dedicated to finding loving homes for our puppies where they will thrive and bring joy to their people.
We are also committed to practicing anti-racism and promoting social justice in both our businesses and in our personal lives.
Each of our puppies is handled daily starting at birth, and receives ENS treatments from the third through the sixteenth day of life. The result is an increased capacity that positively affects the dog for life and includes:
Our puppies are puppy-pad trained starting at two weeks of age. They learn to use a dog door at 4 - 6 weeks of age.
By the time they go home, they are going outside to potty reliably.
All you need to do is get them used to YOUR home/yard/dog-door, stick to a schedule, and watch them closely!!
Maine Kennel License #F1601
Certified GANA Blue-Ribbon Breeder
AKC Registered Parent dogs
You don't have time to stay up-to-date on every new development in the canine world. So, we do it for you. You can call and ask about any issue that comes up during the life of your dog.
The website, Midwoofery, is full of expert and scientific information related to breeding, whelping, and care.
We are passionate about safe, premium nutrition for our own dogs because of the HUGE effect it has had on our breeding program, and the general health of our dogs.
While you are free to use any food or type of diet you choose for your puppy, we do share our recommendations with you. If you do choose to follow these recommendations, your puppy's health warranty will be automatically extended from 24-months to 36-months-of-age.
When we get a question from multiple families, we try to put together an informative answer and make a blog post about it. You can find all the posts on our Information page.
Don't Waste the First 16 Weeks!
GREAT CLASS: "With Open Arms and a Level Head"
This symposium was just the latest in our education about whelping. We have taken courses from Avidog, Midwoofery and Myra Savant Harris. We place great importance on assisting our dams with whelping (birthing) their puppies and improving outcomes
This class on socializing puppies covers everything from birth to 12 weeks of age. It explains what to do as well as the reasons why.
We learned how to prevent puppy parasites starting 3 weeks prior to whelping. We added the comprehensive protocol for puppies age 2-9 weeks as well as learning to do our own fecal tests.
We have learned a tremendous amount from Avidog over the years. Megan has taken the Temperament Evaluation course, the Stud Dog Management course and is currently studying the A to Z course. Avidog has joined Good Dog, and are offering excellent breeder education. We really appreciate their scientific approach to canines.
Canine Colors, Patterns and Textures: Genetics for Breeders.