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 have 15+ people on my waitlist for all sizes and timeline requests. The number of pups born in each litter will determine how much room I have for more deposits. I'll only accept more deposits if you're willing to wait while previous deposits are filled.
The current average of pups in a litter is 7-8. I don't like to take more than 5 deposits per litter until the pups are born, and when there are more than 5 pups I'll accept more deposits.
Future Pairings are not written in stone and will depend on demand/suitable mating partners. 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 -- hopefully not all at once!!
Bred but not confirmed pregnant:
Hazel and Ryder for F1B mini/medium goldendoodles: due November 4
Dolly and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles: due November 16
Chicky and Yogi for F1B standard goldendoodles: due November 17
Penny and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles (this wait list is full (5) until they're born and I know how many there are): due November 18
Chevy and Marlo for F1 mini/medium goldendoodles: due November 27
Biscuit and Swede for F1B medium/standard goldendoodles: in season and not bred yet but should be due end of November!
Late winter or early spring planned:
Zola and Marlo for F1B mini goldendoodles (this wait list is full (5) until they're born and I know if I can take more or not)
Summer 2020 planned:
JJ and Abe for F1B medium goldendoodles
Kit and Abe for F1 medium goldendoodles
Fiddle and Yogi for F1B larger (standard) goldendoodles
Fall/early winter 2020 planned:
Darla and Yogi for F1 standard goldendoodles
Tess and Yogi or Abe for F1 standard/medium goldendoodles
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.