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 presently have 2 waitlists.

  1. Deposit waitlist: People who have submitted a deposit for a Hearty K9. This waitlist is presently closed.
  2. Second waitlist: This waitlist is for people who have submitted an adoption form and are waiting for a call to get on my deposit waitlist.

This last month I've started calling people on the second list to put their deposits in so I can plan future pups accordingly. Several people have taken themselves off the list, so the wait may not be as long anymore. If you're on the second waitlist and have found another dog, or your plans have changed, please let me know.

As of May 10 I have 32 people on my deposit waitlist (not including my present litter (Cotton). I have 55 adoption forms in my second waitlist. I'll continue to call this second waitlist as I plan my future litters. This may still be a year’s wait, if everyone stays on board, but sooner if more people do change their mind.

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.

Bred but not confirmed pregnant:
Darla and Nico for F1 standard goldendoodles: Due June 9 and will go home approximately mid August.
Darla had a split cycle (she had one in February and another one in April). I was planning to wait to breed her on her next cycle, but Darla and Nico pulled a fast one and made their own plans. I thought she had finished her cycle since the 2 of them showed no interest in each other, then after a 25 minute run Nico seized the opportunity when I looked away but for a moment. He is super fast! Darla was extremely compliant and very happy with their successful plan (I have over 5 folks interested with deposits for this litter at this time).
Polly and Simon for mini/medium F1B goldendoodles. Due July 1 and will go home end of August.

Summer/Early fall 2021 planned:
Zola and Marlo or Simon for F1B mini goldendoodles
Chicky and Marlo or Simon for medium F1B goldendoodles
Kit and Marlo or Simon for F1 mini/medium goldendoodles

Fall/Winter 2021 planned:
(these pairings may change depending on what demand I have for size)
Annie and Marlo for F1 mini goldendoodles
Dolly and Abe or Nico 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

I hope to add another litter to our breeding plans once our young K9s are old enough to have finished their health testing. We're hoping for one more litter in the winter of late 2021 or maybe early 2022.

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.

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