Dharma, our medium f1 Goldendoodle (daughter of Willow and Champ) and Sailor, our elegant AKC Standard Poodle stud, welcomed a beautiful litter of F1B puppies into the world on January 28th, 2021. All of the puppies are cream in color, but there is quite a range of coat types, from what looks fairly straight, to a more wooly, or curly coat. We will be taking reservations from our approved buyers list later this month. If there are any remaining, we will open the application and notify the mailing list.
Kaya, our super sweet, blocky-headed English Golden Retriever, and Bernie, our handsome, happy-go-lucky Golden Retriever stud welcomed a litter of purebred Golden Retrievers into the world on January 28th, 2021.
We will be keeping all of the females from this litter as potentials for our breeding program. The male puppies will be offered to highly-qualified, pre-approved homes. We don't anticipate accepting applications for these puppies.
Kipper, a beautiful, kind and playful English Golden Retriever, as passed all of her health tests with flying colors! She is ready to become a mother, and seems to be looking forward to it. When she comes into heat, she will be bred to Champ, an apricot Moyen Poodle who produces amazing puppies. They will have excellent temperaments, soft, wavy coats, and should range in color from cream to light red. We are getting quite a few inquiries about the timing of this litter - but that is really up to our friend, Mother Nature.
Cajun, Kipper's 1/2 sister, is a strikingly beautiful English Golden Retriever with a calm, steady and loyal personality. She has passed all of her health tests and when the time is right, she will be bred to our intelligent, elegant and affectionate Standard Poodle stud, Sailor. These puppies should be loving, playful, intelligent, and range in color from cream to white. We think they will make excellent service or therapy dogs if trained accordingly.
Tesla, Kona and Delta all had puppies this fall, and are currently recovering. They are going on lots of walks and enjoying some care-free time just doing "dog stuff." When they are ready to be bred for their next litters, our plans are to breed:
Tesla & Champ, for cream-to-golden-colored medium f1's,
Kona & Kebo for cream-colored medium f1's,
Shanty & Bernie for cream-colored medium f1's and
Delta to Sailor for white-to-cream Standard f1b Goldendoodles.
Our priority is finding the best family for each puppy,
and selecting the best puppy for each family.
We keep a pool of approved families as well as a pool of families who are interested in applying for a puppy. These families are not listed according to when they got on our mailing list (below), when they applied, or when they were approved. Our process is unique, and it works!
PUPPY PLACING PROCESS
When we take reservations on a litter of puppies (usually when they are about 3 weeks old), we send an email to ALL of our approved families, asking who wants to reserve a puppy. When there are more interested families than puppies, we gather together, review the applications and select the families best matched to the litter at hand.
Frequently, there are puppies remaining after this first step. This is when we open the application. We send a link to everyone on the mailing list, and anyone else who inquires. Next, we gather to review the new applications. From those approved, we select families and take puppy reservations. Any approved families who were not able to reserve a puppy are then placed on our approved list for future litters.
PRIORITIES FOR PUPPY PLACEMENTS
We give special consideration/priority to the following types of homes:
Returning Acadia Goldendoodle Families
Referrals from our Puppy Families
Our own friends and family members
1) add your name to our mailing list
2) fill out and submit the application (when available)
3) watch for emails about new puppies
4) respond - request male or female
5) if selected and contacted, place deposit
6) At 6-8 weeks, find out which puppy will be yours
7) Pay balance due
8) Purchase food & vitamins
8) Pick up your NEW PUPPY (at 9-10 weeks of age).
Training during COVID-19
Because most puppy classes have been cancelled, and it can be difficult to train your puppy on your own, we have partnered with Biscuit Training to help you get customized advice and lessons.
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!
At Biscuit, we take a trainer led and hands-on approach - giving you and your puppy personalized, expert guidance that is simple and highly effective. Weekly private virtual training sessions Mid-week progress check-ins & regular trainer feedback
Welcome to Puppy Parenthood!
Baxter and Bella, is also an outstanding online Puppy School. We recommend this for our first-time puppy families, and anyone who wants a really well-trained dog. Purchase BEFORE you get your puppy so you'll be prepared.
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For Service Dog Training in New England, we recommend Gilford's Golden Guardians.
Introduction - Contents of your puppy's binder
What you need to know about your puppy's first vet visit. This includes when to schedule the visit, what to take with you, and things to discuss with the vet.
Information about your puppy's microchip: where it is, what it does, how and why to register it.
Your puppy is registered with the Goldendoodle Association of North America. Currently, we are the "owners" of record. Here's how to change that!
When and how to adjust the auto-ship for your Goldendoodle puppy's food, treats and supplements.
This is all about the puppy care sheets which are in your binder, and downloadable below.
This video explains the paperwork you will get regarding each parent of your puppy. Registrations, pedigrees, health certificates, hip and DNA reports are shown and explained.
Here is some advice about the trip home with your puppy. Most families travel 4-6 hours to get their puppy, so they wonder about the trip home.