We can't always predict accurately when a litter is due. Dogs' cycles are not always like clock work, so these dates are assuming that they will continue to cycle 6 months from their last cycle.
Gestation is normally 9 weeks and we keep the pups here 8 weeks before we release them to their new homes. That makes a little over 4 months from conception to going home. We take 5 deposits only per litter before they're born since litters can vary so much in size.
We think out pairings carefully. They're determined by complementing characteristics and the timing of the girls' cycles, amongst many other varying factors. Planned pairings are subject to change.
See our Choosing Process in the FAQ to see how our adoption process works.
Most times I can have a pup within 6 months for a family -- sometimes much sooner, and sometimes a while longer.
So come join the party of my followers and prepare with the required reading while you wait!! :)
If you want to be on the wait list, please read through my website and submit your application.
I do not expect each of these gals to conceive but for the sake of those of you on my waitlist, here's hoping!! The pups can start going home when they're 8 weeks old. If you can't pick up your pup by 9 weeks of age, there's a boarding fee. See the Sales Agreement.
Future Pairings are not written in stone and will depend on demand/suitable mating partners. FYI, my recent demand is unusually high for any mature dogs under 50 lbs, so I plan to breed the next several litters accordingly. The girls are doing their own thing when it comes to their cycles. I can only guess what will happen next! Here is the latest!
Plans may change depending on when they all come into season.
Summer/Early fall 2021 planned:
Kit and Marlo for F1 mini/medium goldendoodles
Fall/Winter 2021 planned:
Litters going home November/December (if they all cycle together again, but these pairings may change depending on what demand I have for size)
Jelly Bean and Nic-o for F1B standard goldendoodles (bred and due September 24 but not confirmed pregnant)
Annie and Marlo for F1 mini goldendoodles
Dolly and Abe or Swede for F1 medium/standard goldendoodles
Eliza and Simon for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles
Winter 2022 planned:
Mango and Nic-o or Marlo for F1B standard or mini goldendoodles
Spring 2022 planned:
Cotton and Simon or Swede/Abe for F1B medium goldendoodles
We may have another F1 goldendoodle who will be old enough to breed next spring, but she needs to finish passing her health tests before then.
As much as we like to be in control and know when the dogs will cycle and conceive, we remain at the mercy of nature taking it's course in God's time. I only breed a female once a year and when it is her turn we breed her. They usually cycle every 6 months but this varies from 4-10 months.
There are also occasions such as "false seasons, false pregnancies, split cycles, low sperm counts etc..." that add challenges to our plans. Many times several girls will season/cycle at once, so we can have multiple litters at a time.
In saying this, I hope to increase your understanding and help you to realize that this is not a retail store, where we can order the exact item for the exact timing you need. It is often best to realize that your patience will pay off... we normally can have a pup ready for you within 6-8 months, but usually sooner depending on supply and demand.
Our most FAQ about breeding: how does it work when the boy is so much smaller than the girl? :)
Answer: We artificially inseminate. Although there is a lower success rate we get a variety of sizes, which on occasion gives us pups as small as the sire or as big as the damn. Normally the range is 20-40 lbs for a mini poodle crossed with a standard size golden retriever. Not all girls conceive easily and those ones I tend to leave with the bigger males for natural copulation.