We breed and raise Goldendoodles (and Bernadoodles!) at our home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Goldendoodles are known for their friendly nature with people, children, and other animals. They develop close relationships with their families, but consider everyone their friend. They are happiest when they are members of the family, and love to spend time with their people. They often prefer people companions to other dogs, and are perfect for an adult or child looking for a best friend.
A Goldendoodle is the offspring of a purebred Golden Retriever and a purebred Poodle. This breed originated in the 1990’s and has become very popular due to their tendency to shed less-or none at all-which they get from the Poodle side of the family, and the friendly, eager to please personality that Golden Retrievers are known for. Poodles and Golden Retrievers are both known for being intelligent and easy to train.
Goldendoodles are classified into types based on their parentage. Most of our current litters are F1b’s. F1 Goldendoodles are a cross between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever. F1b Goldendoodles are the offspring of a poodle and an F1 Goldendoodle. Our current puppies are F1b’s. They normally shed less than F1 Goldendoodles, and are recommended for people with moderate to severe allergies. Goldendoodles, being a hybrid cross, have higher life expectancies and better health than either Poodles or Golden Retrievers.
We have also started breeding Bernadoodles as well! A Bernadoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a poodle. Our Bernadoodle puppies come from Bella, an F1 Bernadoodle, bred to a poodle.
The AKC describes them as “Big, powerful, and built for hard work, the Bernese Mountain Dog is also strikingly beautiful and blessed with a sweet, affectionate nature. Berners are generally placid but are always up for a romp with the owner, whom they live to please… A hardy dog who thrives in cold weather, the Berner’s brain and brawn helped him multitask on the farms and pastures of Switzerland. Berners get along with the entire family and are particularly gentle with children, but they will often become more attached to one lucky human.”
Bella is certainly beautiful, sweet and affectionate! Check out our The Mamas and the Papas page for more information on Bella!