WHAT WE OFFER:
Goldendoodle puppies handled with love and care, from our home to yours
We live in Greenville, (also known as the Upstate of South Carolina.) Home to Furman University & Clemson University, and a short drive to Atlanta, GA or Charlotte, NC. Our love for goldendoodles started with our family pet, Ginger. We quickly fell in love with this breed, not only for her good looks and low shedding coat, but we think she is the perfect all around family dog. She loves walks in downtown Greenville, trips for frozen yogurt, playing with her best dog neighbors, Sadie and Daisy and chasing her human sisters around the house. She never meets a stranger and is often complimented for her sweet demeanor. Soon after we added our mini goldendoodle Charlie. We often have children of all ages in our home and knew we needed a dog who could be trusted to be gentle & naturally adjust to our busy lifestyle. We chose well, and the dream to raise goldendoodles began.
Our dogs are health tested at the blue ribbon level.
Health tested vs. Vet checked...What's the difference??
For anyone that has been puppy searching, I'm sure you have seen both of these phrases stated on websites, ads, and facebook posts. While they are both important, they are not at all the same thing. When you see a puppy advertised as "vet checked" that means just that, the puppy has been seen by a vet, and on that day was found to be in overall good health. When you see "health tested" this marketing is referring to the parents of the puppy. This is preventative testing, and also very necessary.
This subject is discussed often and in most cases going to be the primary difference you see in pricing amongst breeders. The genetic testing is done in a lab, and the dog will be tested for inheritable diseases that have been linked with that breed. In the case of the goldendoodle, that would be the Golden Retriever, and the Poodle.There are also tests for hips, elbows, and patella's that require x-rays, as well as clearances for their heart and eyes which require taking them to a specialist, not just our primary vet. Do these tests or even a "health guarantee" ensure that your puppy will never have any health issues? Of course not, they are animals, and many other variables come into play, such as nutrition and exercise, as well as environmental components that can affect hips down the road, and in some cases even with testing something develops or arises. However, as a responsible breeder, who very much cares about the breed I am adding to, why would I not take every precaution available before bringing more puppies into the world. Many of these diseases we test for could significantly shorten the life of the dog, or cause them a life of pain and many trips to the vet causing a family stress and more expense. As a breeder, we have a responsibility to both the families that we place puppies with, but even more so to each dog we bring into the world. Health testing parent dogs involves upfront cost and adds many extra steps to the breeding process, but I would argue there is simply not another way to go about it.