to MorningShine MountainDoods!
We have been
located on the eastern slopes of the Green Mountains of Vermont and we
are now venturing into the Adirondacks of New York where we will continue
to be home to Doodles of Vermont
and will be the new home of MorningShine MountainDoods. Tucked away in
the mountains is a great place to raise and romp with our Doodles. We
can be found romping in the High Peaks and the forests and doodling in
first Goldendoodle, ZeitelGoldoodle, came to us several years ago and
life just hasn't been the same ever since. Along with the many well known
joys of having a doodle in your life our favorite reason is that
we haven't stopped laughing since Zeitel arrived. Goldendoodles
have a delightful joy about life that never fails to brighten even a glum
Our DoodleFamily is growing by leaps and bounds...quite
literally!! And we continue to enjoy raising and improving these wonderful
doods. We find that the Golden Retriever and Poodle cross results
in happy dogs that love to romp and play almost as much as they love to
cuddle and curl at your feet. The fact that they are very low to non-shedding
and are usually hypoallergenic is a real plus also.
After eight years with our Doodles we find that
our focus has evolved into an interest in improving the GoldenDoodle breed.
We are no longer content with 1st generation dogs and can now document
to four and five generations of selective breeding with genetic testing
(see below). We are frequently asked about "hybrid vigor" with
some concern that we may be diluting the health factor. We believe that
by testing and documenting strong health factors over more generations
we are providing greater assurance that we are offering families healthy
companions to share their lives. In addition to health factors, we select
our breeding dogs for temperment, coat quality and the "teddydood"
look that we love and have become known for.
In addition to quality
health, temperment, and coat traits we are simply having FUN! Now that
we have established reliable health and quality traits we've begun to
develop variations in coat colors and patterns along with a broader range
of sizes. Our good neighbors, Ben & Jerry, are well known to have
said, "if it's not fun, why do it?" We agree heartily. Every
litter is a surprise for us and each season feels like the proverbial
Christmas in July as each "package" comes along!! We love being
able to share lots of colors and markings and we're now able to offer
a variety of sizes to meet families' wishes and needs. If you don't find
what you're looking for now, wait a bit and see what happens next.
breeding dogs are genetically cleared for hips, elbows, eyes, heart, and
vonWillenbrands disease. Every effort is made to assure that the pups
who leave our home will live many healthy years. Our pups are born and
raised in the pantry and receive constant attention from their very attentive
moms plus all the other doods and Yenta, our resident feline, who keeps
a close watch over them. Before they leave us they are well socialized
with the rest of the dogfolks, Yenta, and the neighborhood children (who
come in all sizes!). They have lots of experience romping in the meadows
and forests that join our big back yard. Doodle Mom and Dad are home full
time and very busy enjoying and tending to the resident Doodles.
Please take the time to romp around our site. We hope you enjoy
the photos and anecdotes. We especially hope that you will enjoy
meeting our Doods and their Doods and their families!
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