My name is Fonda Thompson. My family and I live in Twin Falls Idaho with our wonderful golden retriever Cloe. My husband Matt and I have 5 children, Nicholas, Drew, Kennedy and Hayden and Gentry. Needless to say our house is always very busy and full of activity and excitement. This is exactly why we chose Golden Retrievers as our companions. They are so flexible and open to change! There are so many people coming and going in our home--relatives visiting, kids playing, crawling babies and bouncy toddlers--that I needed a dog who would be able to cope with all the action and not become too agitated and would be friendly with everyone. Cloe (one of our Goldendoodle mothers) is the epitome of her breed--so beautiful and friendly.
After raising two litters of Cloe's wonderful Golden Retriever puppies, I decided for her final litter I would do a little exploring and I did a lot of research on the 'Goldendoodle.' I was interested in the 'lower shedding' factor of the cross between a golden and a poodle. The intelligence and dedication of the Standard Poodle breed mixed with the people friendly Golden Retriever has shown to produce a great family friendly dog. We fell in love with our litter of little doodles. While I whelped my first litter of Goldendoodles, the breed became my passion. I enjoyed it so much that I began to do more research on health testing and found our first English Golden Retriever to begin to build a breeding program. We are working hard to create dogs that will help every family experience the joy of a great family dog.
I'm Kimberly Hatch. As parents of twins, teens and tweens we are a busy family. We have always lived with dogs. From our first rescued-off-the-street miniature Schnauzer, to our sweet high energy beagle Molly, to our current giant softie Beau (Golden Retriever), we have had experience with just about every type of personality, coat requirement and energy level.
After Molly suddenly died, we began our search again for the perfect family dog. We needed trainable, loyal, patient and friendly with a sturdy bone structure (five boys in our family!) and moderate energy level. We also wanted to have a low maintenance, non-shedding coat. As we searched the world of pure bred dogs, we realized that there just isn't such a dog. The Golden Retriever fit every one of our requirements except for the coat, so we picked the perfect Golden mom (see Cloe here) and went to pick out our favorite girl. However, when we went to see the litter, a little pudgy boy puppy picked us out. The little pup sat so attentively at Rustin's feet--I couldn't say no to a dog who obviously had such good taste! So we came home with a boy!
We have found that our Golden Retriever Beau is perfect in every way--except for the hair (HAIR!) and super giant (95 lbs!) size. We have adjusted to the hair (mostly...)but we hate that we can't take Beau with us on more outings. There just isn't enough room in the car.
When we met my brother's miniature Goldendoodle, Penny, we realized what a perfect breed the Goldendoodle is for a family. Low to non-shedding coat, great sturdy, healthy bone structure, smart, trainable, playful personality in a smaller package-- exactly what we had been searching for! We helped the Thompsons with their first litter of golden doodles and we loved them just as much as we had hoped!