LOCATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL HIGH DESERT PLAINS OF SOUTHERN COLORADO
We are a family of four that has fallen in love with the Goldendoodle and Bernedoodle! Our story begins when our beloved golden retriever started having seizures that medication could not control. Our vet then advised us that if she continued to have seizures it would eventually cause a very painful death. We made the very difficult and heart breaking choice to have her put to sleep. We were heart broken. When we finally decided to find a new puppy to fill our lives, we couldn't decide which breed we wanted. The kids wanted another golden retriever. I, on the other hand, loved our golden retriever very much, but was very tired of cleaning up dog hair! I wanted a dog that didn't shed! We looked and looked and just couldn't find a dog that was like the golden retriever that didn't shed.
One day, when my husband was at work, a coworker told him about her Labradoodle. He came home and started looking on the internet at them and discovered the Goldendoodle. It was love at first sight! And so we got our first Goldendoodle....Sugar.
Our son Levi, has Autism and Sugar was wonderful with him. When my mother-in-law met Sugar she encouraged me to have a litter of Goldendoodles with her. You see, she was a breeder for 35 years and was so impressed with Sugar's temperament that she felt it would be wonderful to be a part of sharing Goldendoodles with others. And so we did! We found a wonderful standard poodle named Conner to breed to and our first F1B Goldendoodles arrived!
The experience of breeding was remarkable for our son. As he helped me raise the puppies, he started to relate to them and learn from them. He started to understand certain social skills and some of his sensory problems started to get much better! We have been greatly blessed by raising these wonderful dogs and have also had the privilage of placing some of our puppies in homes that have children with Autism and other special needs.
In 2010 I started looking for another poodle mix to add to our program as I felt that poodle mixes are so very special. Poodles bring allergy friendliness, high intelligence, and a fun/goofy personality to any breed they are mixed with. I considered several different mixes, until I talked to Sherry Rupke of Swissridge Kennels in Canada. She had started breeding the bernese mountain dog with poodles to produce the bernedoodle. As I talked with her I realized that bernedoodles would be the perfect addition to our breeding program. They are so very much like the goldendoodle, and yet, just enough different to bring some extra special qualities to the mix. I adopted my first bernedoodle from Sherry and fell in love with the breed! They have made such an awesome addition to our home.
Goldendoodles and bernedoodles are highly social and have a wonderful way of reaching these children! We love it when we can place one of our puppies in a home with a special needs child!
WARNING! DOODLES ARE ADDICTING AND YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM!!!
YOU JUST GOTTA LOVE A DOODLE!
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