efore purchasing your Goldendoodle, there are 2 important decisions that you should make. To be aware of these before making your purchase could determine the success of your puppy purchase.
FIRST AND FOREMOST: ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PARENT DOGS
Goldendoodle puppies are all adorable and it might be hard to look past that innate puppy cuteness to question what the potential health hazards could be down the road. But better to do it before bringing home and falling completely in love with your puppy. Any time you are buying a puppy, ask extensive questions about the mother and the father of the puppy. Do either have any known health issues? Negative personality traits? If they do, these could be passed on to your puppy. Even if your puppy does not experience any of the health issues or negative personality traits, for those of you who are planning on breeding that puppy, the next generation could display those problems.
SECOND: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN F-1 AND F-1B
If you are looking for a Goldendoodle because you’ve heard that they don’t shed, please realize that the biggest percentage of non-shedding Goldendoodles are the second generation Goldendoodle that is from a Goldendoodle bred back to a Poodle known as F-1B. Sometimes the first generation known as F-1 doesn’t shed much – sometimes an F-1 sheds profusely. You just won’t know, until the dog is grown and you are sweeping up piles of fur each day. An F-1 is, simply put, 1/2 Poodle (which sheds almost none) to 1/2 Golden Retriever (which usually sheds enough to stuff a new pillow each day). So, with an F-1, you can get a non-shedder, a moderate shedder, a profuse shedder, or anything in between.
Now, to move on to the F-1B. That is an F-1 (1/2 Poodle, 1/2 Golden) bred back to a full Poodle. Now, you have taken a giant step in that you have bred the unreliable shedder back to a reliable source – the good old Poodle. Now, the offspring have moved into the category of almost certainly being very light shedders. For those of you who have heard that allergies are caused by dander, not fur, does that make sweeping it up constantly, breathing it in as it floats by you in the air, or picking it out of your food any less distasteful? Our vote is a resounding “No”! That’s why when you buy a Knight Goldendoodle, you will be purchasing a top-of-the-line F-1B!
THIRD: BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER ONCE YOU BRING HOME YOUR DOG
Find a good vet! Although you may have read that some vets are now re-thinking the yearly vaccinations for all diseases, there are still some vaccinations that MUST be given annually, and an annual checkup should always be on the agenda.
After you decide on your vet, find a good groomer. Even if you don’t groom your dog monthly, make plans to groom at least 3 or 4 times a year. Non-shedders typically have hair that grows constantly. You need to be prepared to address this a few times per year.
FOURTH: BE PREPARED TO BE LOVED TO DEATH!
Goldendoodles are wonderful, friendly, sociable, loving pets. If you are allergic to profuse amounts of happiness, love and goodwill, please don’t get a Goldendoodle!
Knight Goldendoodles always sell fast. For more information, or to reserve a puppy from one of our next litters, on a first-come first-serve basis, with a reservation deposit, email us at email@example.com, or call us at (919) 771-4643.