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*CLEAR BY PARENTAGE means that offspring are “cleared” for certain genetic diseases when their parents have been DNA tested and are shown to be free of those diseases. Clear by parentage is ONLY applicable to testable single-gene mutation diseases and not applicable to diseases for which there is not genetic test available, and polygeneic and multi-factorial diseases, such as hip/elbow dysplasia, Addison’s disease, and many other diseases that need clinical evaluation to clear a breeding dog. If a puppy is clear by parentage, then we can say with confidence that a puppy will not be affected by a particular disease. However, with other conditions that require clinical clearances (such as hip dysplasia), having these clearances greatly reduces the risk of puppies being affected as much as possible but unfortunately are not a guarantee they will be clear even though their parents are.

**COEFFICIENT OF INBREEDING (COI) is the measure of relatedness between dogs. The higher the COI the more related the dogs are. When the COI goes above 5% then you can expect to see genetic, health, and immunity problems. COI can be calculated by pedigree or by DNA. DNA calculation is much more reliable and what we use. We typically see DNA COI to be about double that of what is calculated by pedigree. For more information about the pervasiveness of and problesm with inbreeding in most modern breeds please see these articles.

 

https://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org/blog/inbreeding-of-purebred-dogs-determined-from-dna?fbclid=IwAR0C-6lFRsZAg3j3Ww_JeE1jbEo6z6G_w0hJ1pdzikpQHYHtipYgGo2Nl_c

 

https://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org/blog/inbreeding-and-the-immune-system-unintended-consequences

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Accredited Blue Ribbon Breeder, 
Goldendoodle Association of North America

Our Moms

SAHARA

Sahara is a calm, smart, thoughtful large medium who loves to run and play tag with other dogs. She adores children and has friends of all species, from cats to horses and donkeys. Sahara enjoys car rides and going new places. She loves to train and has lovely obedience. She has an uncanny “radar” that lets her zoom in on anyone near her who needs help and support. Sahara is café-au-lait brown and carries cream, parti, +/+ furnishings, and +/+ curl (very favorable genetics for non-shedding coats and allergy friendliness).. She is a medium F1b Goldendoodle at 20” tall at the shoulder and about 50 pounds.

 

Sahara has completed her GANA Blue Ribbon health clearance certification including eVet hips and elbows, OFA cardiac, OFA patellas, OFA CERF/CAER eyes, and genetically clear by parentage* of Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, Degenerative Myelopathy, GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type), Osteochondrodysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Von Willebrand Disease I and II, Ichthyosis (Golden Retriever Type), GR-PRA 1 and 2.

Sahara communing with her mom
Sahara communing with her mom

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Sahara loves tiny beds
Sahara loves tiny beds

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Sahara
Sahara

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Sahara communing with her mom
Sahara communing with her mom

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NORWAY (NORA)

Nora is a lovely, sweet, joyful young lady. She loves long walks on the beach and snuggling with her family. She is quiet in the house and greets every new person she meets as if they are her long-lost best friend. Nora is bilingual and “speaks” English and Norwegian. She is a small medium F1b Goldendoodle at 18 inches at the shoulder and about 28 lbs. Nora is blue merle, carries brown, and is +/- furnishings and +/+ curl (very favorable genetics for non-shedding coats and allergy friendliness)..

 

Nora has completed her GANA Blue Ribbon health clearance certification including OFA preliminary hips and elbows, OFA cardiac, OFA patellas, OFA CERF/CAER eyes, and genetically clear by parentage* for Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, Degenerative Myelopathy, GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type), Osteochondrodysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Von Willebrand Disease I and II, Ichthyosis (Golden Retriever Type), GR-PRA 1 and 2.

Nora
Nora

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Nora
Nora

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Nora
Nora

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CALIFORNIA (CALI)

Cali is sweet and loving and loves to hang out with her family. Cali gets along with everyone and is very social. She’s smart, learns quickly, and tries very hard to be a good girl. Cali loves to go places and do new things. She loves children. Cali is a standard-sized café-au-lait brown, +/+ furnishings, and +/+ curl (very favorable genetics for non-shedding coats and allergy friendliness).

 

Cali has completed her GANA Blue Ribbon health clearance testing for preliminary OFA hips (good rating) and clear for elbows, OFA cardiac, OFA patellas, OFA CERF/CAER eyes, and is genetically clear by parentage of Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, Degenerative Myelopathy, GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type), Osteochondrodysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Von Willebrand Disease I and II, Ichthyosis (Golden Retriever Type), GR-PRA 1 and 2.

Cali and her mom
Cali and her mom

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Cali power snuggling
Cali power snuggling

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Cali and her mom
Cali and her mom

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GOBI

Gobi is very playful and loves to run with other dogs. If you want to do it, she’s game. She’s extremely athletic yet super calm and quiet in the house. Gobi is very attentive to people and extremely tolerant of pretty much anything. Gobi is expected to mature to 18” at the shoulder and about 25 lbs. She is a red parti, carries black and brown (Bb), and is +/- furnishings and +/- curl. Gobi is still young and in the process of completing her GANA Blue ribbon health clearance certifications.

 

Gobi has completed her GANA Blue Ribbon health clearances for preliminary OFA hips and elbows, preliminary OFA cardiac, preliminary OFA patellas, OFA CERF/CAER eyes, and is genetically clear of Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, Degenerative Myelopathy, GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type), Osteochondrodysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Von Willebrand Disease I and II, Ichthyosis (Golden Retriever Type), GR-PRA 1 and 2, Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia, GR-Neuronal Ceroid Lipofucsinosis, GR- Muscular Dystrophy, Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Gobi is certified by Embark DNA Testing to be High Diversity (MHC Class II—DLA DRB 1, DLA DQA1 and DQB1) with a genetic coefficient of inbreeding (COI)** of 7%.

Gobi living her best life
Gobi living her best life

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Gobi the co-pilot
Gobi the co-pilot

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Gobi living her best life
Gobi living her best life

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Our Dads

 

KNOX

Knox is a happy-go-lucky dog who has retained the quintessential Golden Retriever personality. Knox is funny and sweet and would make Scrooge smile. He’s a power snuggler who loves to run and play with other dogs or people. Knox is very polite in the house. He lives life wide open and puts 200% into everything he does. Knox is a medium F1b Goldendoodle at 35 pounds and  19” at the shoulder. He is a watercolor chocolate merle, carries cream, +/+ furnishings, and +/+ curl (very favorable genetics for non-shedding coats and allergy friendliness).

 

Knox has completed his GANA Blue Ribbon health clearance certification including eVet hips and elbows, OFA cardiac, OFA patellas, OFA CERF/CAER eyes, and genetically clear by parentage* of Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, Degenerative Myelopathy, GM2 Gangliosidosis (Poodle Type), Osteochondrodysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Von Willebrand Disease I and II, Ichthyosis (Golden Retriever Type), GR-PRA 1 and 2. Knox has not been directly tested for diversity and COI, however, several of his full siblings have been certified by Embark DNA Testing to be High Diversity (MHC Class II—DLA DRB 1, DLA DQA1 and DQB1) with a genetic coefficients of inbreeding (COI)** of 0-1%.

OUTSIDE DADS

We often use outside dads to bring in new genetics and maintain the genetic diversity in our program that we value so much. Our outside dads are carefully screened for structure and temperament and are required to meet the same GANA Blue ribbon health clearance certifications as our own dogs.

Knox (front)
Knox (front)

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Knox and his bestie
Knox and his bestie

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Knox
Knox

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Knox (front)
Knox (front)

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COOPERSTOWN (COOPER)

Cooper is adorable, playful, and loves to play quietly on his own in the house or run around and play ball in the yard. He loves going for neighborhood walks and to baseball games with his family.

 

Cooper is a multigenerational mini Goldendoodle and expected to mature to 17” at the shoulder and about 25 pounds.

 

Cooper is golden apricot, carries parti, +/+ furnishings, and -/- curl (very favorable genetics for non-shedding coats and allergy friendliness)..

 

He is still young and in the process of completing his GANA Blue ribbon health clearance certifications.

 

He is clear by parentage for PRA/Prcd, GR-PRA 1&2, Degenerative Myelopathy, Ichthyosis, Neonatal Encephalopathy, and VonWillebrands I, II & III, MDR1, and more (complete DNA panels).

Cooper as a puppy
Cooper as a puppy

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Cooper as a puppy
Cooper as a puppy

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Cooper at a game
Cooper at a game

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Cooper as a puppy
Cooper as a puppy

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