So why a Goldendoodle puppy? When done right your are taking two of the best breeds and putting them together.You get the low to no shedding dog and a wonderful family companion. Contrary to what you might hear a goldendoodle could still shed.
Riley as a puppy
Different Types of Goldendoodles
F1 Goldendoodle= Is when you take a golden retriever and cross it with a standard poodle. Our Riley is an F1. You could get some to low shedding.
F2 Goldendoodle= F1 GoldenDoodlex F1 Goldendoodle Some will shed a little more then others and some none at all.
F2b= F1 Goldendoodle(Riley) X F2B Goldendoodle(Copper)
Riley and Copper puppies will be F2bs The curlier the coat the less likely to shed. The flatter wavier coat will have little to some shedding. These pups will be about 62.5% poodle and 37.5% Golden Retriever.
Petite range: Height: below 14 inches, typically 25 lbs. or less
Miniature range: Height: over 14 but under 17 inches (35cm to 42cm) at wither, typically 26-35 lbs.
Medium range: Height: over 17 but under 21 inches (43cm to 52cm) at wither, typically 36-50 lbs.
Standard range: Height: over 21 inches (53cm to 63cm) at wither, typically 51 or more lbs.
This is the standard provided by GANA.
Test we do here at Chicago Goldendoodles:
OFA Prelim hips. We usually check the hips and elbows at 1.5 years old. You do not want a dog that has hip dysplasia or a puppy from parents that have not been tested.
Coat Furnishing test:
PRA-Progressive Retinal Atophy: Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is an inherited disease of the retina (the “film in the camera”) in dogs, in which the rod cells in the retina are programmed to die. PRA occurs in both eyes simultaneously and is nonpainful.Because PRA makes rods die, and rods are responsible for vision in dim light (“night vision”), the first clinical signs that the owner often notices are night-blindness (poor vision in dim light) and that the pupils are dilated; owners often notice a “glow” and increased “eye shine” from the eyes.
OFA Eye Certification examinations are screening exams performed by board certified veterinary ophthalmologists. The exams can take place either in the veterinary office, or at a special clinic held in conjunction with another event (such as a dog show).The exam is performed 30 to 40 minutes after pupil-dilating drops are placed in the eyes. The Eye Certification exam consists of indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp biomicroscopy.
von Willebrand Disease: Von Willebrand’s disease (vWD) is a blood disease caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand Factor (vWF), an adhesive glycoprotein in the blood required for normal platelet binding (i.e., clotting) at the sites of small blood vessel injuries. In addition, vWF is a carrier protein for coagulation Factor VIII (necessary for blood to clot). A lack of vWF impairs platelet stickiness and clumping. Similar to hemophilia in humans, this condition can lead to excessive bleeding following an injury, due to the lack of clotting.
DM:Degenerative myelopathy :is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs. The disease has an insidious onset typically between 8 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination (ataxia) in the hind limbs. The affected dog will wobble when walking, knuckle over or drag the feet.
Neonatal encephalopathy with seizures ( NEWS ) is a recessive developmental brain disease. Affected pups exhibit extreme weakness, and those that survive the first week generally develop progressively worse ataxia, or inability to move properly. This is often accompanied by severe seizures. None have survived to 7 weeks of age.
Pricing: The old expression you get what you pay for unfortunately holds true for goldendoodles. Yes you can find a cheaper price but you may pay more in the long run in vet bills. We have done a lot of testing to do our best to make sure we are putting together two great dogs that will make beautiful healthy puppies. Puppies $2500 as pets. Breeders are $4500.00.
Puppies are guaranteed for two years after its date of birth to be free of hereditary hip dysplasia and /or hereditary blindness or any genetic disease that will require medication or shorten the life of your pup.. If any of the above described problems arise on or before the 2nd birthday, after consulting with a licensed vet who has diagnosed the problem. I will replace the pup from the first available litter of puppies with a pup of the same value, color and sex. You would not have to return your pup.
To qualify for this guarantee please notify me by phone or in writing, have your vet submit the x-rays ,reports to me or any other lab or testing from the vet.
Buyer is responsible for any shipping charges.