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 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, TLC 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.
To minimize our impact on the planet, we compost, drive an electric car when possible, avoid plastics and use cloth instead of paper whenever possible. We proudly support the following:
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.
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.
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 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.
We are also committed to practicing anti-racism and promoting social justice in both our businesses and in our personal lives.
Our puppies are puppy-pad trained early. We start the process when they are 2 weeks old! They learn to use a dog door at 4 - 6 weeks of age.
By the time they go home, they are going outside, in shavings or on a puppy pad 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 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 on our breeding program, and the general health of our dogs. 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 from our food site:
This class on socializing puppies covers everything from birth to 12 weeks of age. It explains what to do as well as the science behind 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.
THE PUPPY PLAYBOOK
Biscuit’s puppy training and raising curriculum is not about teaching your puppy how to sit, it’s about building life skills that foster healthy, happy, and positive behaviors to give you and your puppy the companionship you deserve!
Join the Acadia Goldendoodles "Littermates" class for the cohort going home with your puppy.
Weekly private virtual training sessions Mid-week progress check-ins
Regular trainer feedback