Our mission is to produce the best, healthiest possible dogs for companions, therapy, service or competition and to raise them as naturally as possible. We strive to have a positive impact on the environment, to practice anti-racism and anti-oppression, and to promote social justice in our business and personal lives.
We raise our puppies using the Avidog and Puppy Culture protocols with some adaptations based on our experience and new research. Puppies are socialized, and well-started on house, crate and clicker training when they go to their new homes. We recommend all families continue this with a Baxter and Bella membership. (25% discount code: ACADIA)
To minimize our impact on the planet, we compost, re-use and re-cycle. We avoid plastics (but some dog toys are a necessity). We compost waste and use cloth instead of paper whenever possible. We proudly support the following organizations:
All of our parent dogs have the relevant hip, eye, heart, thyroid, patella and DNA exams and clearances. Males are tested yearly for Brucellosis.
Parents are evaluated and paired to produce puppies with the best temperament, health, intelligence, confidence, style and beauty.
We are proud to be Red-Ribbon level members of the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA). We adhere to their stringent health-testing requirements and code of ethics. We are working toward qualifying for GANA's Blue-Ribbon level and many of our parent dogs and litters already meet the blue-ribbon criteria.
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:
An extremely wide range of people/families provide excellent homes for puppies and dogs, and can benefit from having a great dog.
Therefore, we will NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, or familial status.
We are dedicated to finding loving, responsible homes for our puppies. Rather than reserving puppies on a first-come-first-serve basis, we carefully select the best families from our pool of applicants for EACH litter.
Our puppies are litter-box trained early. We start the process when they are 2 weeks old. They get their first exposure to dog doors at 4 - 5 weeks. By the time they go home, they are using the litter box, and/or outside area reliably. All you need to do is get them used to YOUR home/yard/dog-door, stick to a schedule, and watch them closely!!
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 web & blog site, Midwoofery, is full of expert and scientific information related to breeding, whelping, and dog care.
We are constantly on the lookout for safe, premium nutrition for our own dogs because of the HUGE effect it has on our breeding program. We share our recommendations with you and extend our health warranty from 24 months to 36 MONTHS if you follow our recommendations.
If you don't have time to call or email, you can ALWAYS feel safe ordering anything you find through links on our food site:
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 FAQ page. If you like blogs, check out The Healthy, Happy Dog for health-specific blogs and Your Dog Advisor, for information on a wide range of topics.