About Our Dogs
Our parent dogs are tested for hip, eye, elbow,
patellas and heart defects as well as being DNA tested for Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Degenerative Myelopathy, and vonWillebrands Disease. They are conscientiously bred to avoid passing on undesirable traits. Copies of certifications and a three generation GANA pedigree for each parent accompany each puppy to its new home as well as a two year genetic defect warranty and a GANA registration application. We also provide a certificate for 30 or 60 days of free health insurance for all puppies leaving us at 8 weeks of age. Spaying/Neutering is required by 7 mos. of age.
Dew claws are removed from puppies at three days
of age. Puppies leave us at a minimum age of eight
weeks and are up to date on vaccinations and
dewormings. Our puppies are microchipped before
leaving us and are well socialized with people,
grown dogs, and cats. They typically learn to go in
and out of a doggy door at four weeks of age. By six weeks of age, our puppies are also litter box trained. We provide a baggy of the biodegradeable pine pelleted litter for families to sprinkle in a small area of their yard to attract their puppy to a designated area to elimimate. New owners receive periodic emailed photos of the entire litter from birth to six weeks of age so they can "watch" the puppies grow. Click here to see a sample contract/warranty given with each puppy.
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Dexter, one of our resident babysitters, enjoys his canine"nieces and nephews". He and his two sisters were raised
with a litter of puppies. Dexter
typically sports a spiked
hair-do from letting the puppies
chew on him!
Callie, Daisy, and Dexter - Fox
Creek Farm's babysitters!
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Being a dog is hard work!
Peek a boo!
Health Testing- PRA, DM and vWd Disease
These conditions require both parents to be carriers for a puppy to inherit the disease. If one parent is cleared, then its offspring can not be affected. You will find some breeders make statements such as "One parent of my stud is cleared, therefore my stud is cleared". This is completely inaccurate. The stud could be a carrier, but he himself would not be affected. Therefore, unless he is bred to a female that is cleared or both her parents are cleared, he could pass these horrid conditions down to his offspring.
Teddy, Redd, & Clint - 3 Goldendoodles donated to Guide Dogs of America
Insuring you are not dealing with a puppy mill
We maintain a ratio of a minimum of one full time adult for every two dogs for general care, grooming, exercise, socialization, and training. Make sure to ask breeders how many dogs they maintain on their property and how many full time adults care for these dogs. More than 3 dogs per adult means these dogs likely do not receive the attention and love required for a physically and mentally healthy dog. All of this plays an important roll in the phyical and mental health of the puppies these dogs produce.
We are one of the founding breeders of the Goldendoodle breed, the creator of the mini Goldendoodle, and founder of the Goldendoodle Association of North America, Inc. (www.GoldendoodleAssociation.com ). Our experience cannot be duplicated!