We are a well established Goldendoodle and Bernedoodle breeder. All of our dogs are genetically health tested to ensure the best, most healthiest doodles possible. We started our program in 2014 when we realized how amazing the Doodle breed was and wanted to spread the joy and love that we experienced, with other families.
We live on 5 acres in Auberry California, a small town on the outskirts of Fresno/Clovis California. We have 7 children who play a big part in our socialization with the puppies. Our dogs have the room to run, a lake to swim in and tons of love from all of us. We have the original dogs that started it all at our home. Although, they now
We live on 5 acres in Auberry California, a small town on the outskirts of Fresno/Clovis California. We have 7 children who play a big part in our socialization with the puppies. Our dogs have the room to run, a lake to swim in and tons of love from all of us. We have the original dogs that started it all at our home. Although, they now live the happy retired life with lots of love. We love our doodles!
In order for us to keep our breeding program growing, we have an amazing Forever Family Guardian Program with carefully selected families, to raise our breeding dogs in a family environment. We couldn't do what we do and continue bringing the best family dogs to other families, without our spectacular guardian families, raising our dogs f
In order for us to keep our breeding program growing, we have an amazing Forever Family Guardian Program with carefully selected families, to raise our breeding dogs in a family environment. We couldn't do what we do and continue bringing the best family dogs to other families, without our spectacular guardian families, raising our dogs for us.
Once retired, our guardian dogs remain with their families. More info below.
Goldendoodles can be incredibly special for people in need. This cross breed has the most to offer for someone with a disability, have an awareness of a family member who suffers from anxiety or depression. Goldendoodles bring so much joy and endless love to all. They are highly intelligent and hey adore pleasing their humans.
As they were initially bred to help people suffering from allergies, this role is their calling. Their disposition is unlike any other and just want to give the love they have to give.
Just a few reasons why a Goldendoodle is best for your family:
Some experts argue that no dogs can be truly hypoallergenic, because it’s the dander (the skin that all animals and humans shed) that causes reactions. In extreme cases, this might be true. However, with less shedding, comes a lower chance of dander exposure. Especially if the dog is bathed on a regular basis. Goldendoodles do need to be groomed as they have a "hair" like coat.
F1 Goldendoodle ~ Poodle X Golden Retriever (Wavy Coats, may slightly shed)
F1B Goldendoodle ~ F1 Goldendoodle X Poodle (75% of the litter will be curly and furnished like a poodle. The other 25% may have a wavy coat but still will not shed)
F1BB Goldendoodle ~ F1B Goldendoodle X Poodle (Majority of this litter will have a curlier coat and furnishings of a Poodle. This generation will not shed)
Multigen Goldendoodle ~ Goldendoodle X Goldendoodle (When bred correctly, Multigens are the best for families with allergies)
Miniature Goldendoodle: When full grown they are 20-40 lbs.
(They reach their adult size between 11-13 months)
Medium Goldendoodle: 40-50 lbs.
(They reach their adult size between 11-13 months)
Standard Goldendoodle: 50+ lbs.
(They reach their adult size between 12.5-15 months)
If you are looking for a smart and loyal dog that will be your companion for life, look no further than the Bernedoodle. This breed is a combination of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. These hybrid fluffy pooches combine the best of both worlds: the intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle combined with the laid-back, yet incredibly loyal nature of the Bernese. For anyone who has owned either of those breeds, you’ll know that means that the Bernedoodle is one unique pup!
If bred well, a Bernedoodle should be an easily trainable dog. This beautiful breedis highly intelligent, has the eagerness to please, and a calm demeanor from its parents.
In a nutshell, Bernedoodles are:
If you have made the decision to move forward with us, please fill out the request form below and we will then send you our puppy contract via Docusign. Please make sure to read our contract thoroughly prior to placing your deposit as deposits are non-refundable. (Their is NO exception to this rule unless their is an error on our end) Once you sign and return the puppy contract and submit your deposit, we will then place you on our master list for our upcoming litters.
We do have puppies available at this time with the exception of our Mini's which are about 12-14 months out. The timeframe varies on the size and breed you are placing a deposit for. Once we reach your name on our master list, we will then reach out to you by phone (call or text) and at that point you will find out what spot on the litter you would be if you then chose to move to that litter. If you decide to pass on the litter and remain on our master list, you can skip two times before moving over to a litter. On our third attempt of reaching your name and you choose again to remain on the master list, you will then be moved to the bottom of the waitlist.
F2 Mini Goldendoodle
Sophie and Remi's
F1 Standard English Labradoodles
***12 Spots Available***
F2 Medium Goldendoodles
Remi is Due: 07/15/21
This collection of questions and answers below are our best attempt to address all your questions about our Guardian Program. Hopefully, the information doesn't overwhelm you. It is a very simple program even though it may seem like it has a lot of details. The main thing to remember is, if we as a people truly reject the idea of puppy mills, we have to think outside the box when it comes to housing and caring for our breeding dogs. We value our dogs as cherished family members and we hope that you can see how this program benefits families and our four-legged friends!
In order to give our breeding dogs the best life possible full of love and personal attention we need to limit how many adult dogs reside in our home full time. We also know that in order to breed the highest quality dogs we need to continually add quality bloodlines to our breeding program. How is this possible? For ODell's Doodles and for many quality in-home breeders like us, the answer is a Guardian Home Program.
Our Guardian Home Program allows us to expand our breeding program the right way, by keeping our dogs out of kennels and in homes where they live as cherished family members. A Doodle needs to be a part of the family to develop their full potential, and this is why we have the guardian program. We want the best for our dogs and they deserve forever families to love and spoil them. Essentially Guardian Dogs are our dogs to breed and yours to love!
We have found that people tend to take better care of something they have spent their money on. We take a deposit when placing a puppy in a Guardian Home. This help ensures the family follows our safety protocols pertaining to hip development so that there isn’t an injury that would prevent us from breeding the dog.
After each litter of pups a portion of the deposit is returned to the guardian home. At the succession of the females final litters (3rd & possibly 4th) the guardian family is gifted a cash bonus as a thank you for their dedication to our program. If a fourth litter is decided, than you will receive an additional compensation.
We view our Guardian Home Program as a true "win-win" situation. Our Guardian Families receive a "pick of the litter" quality puppy for free, after getting your deposit back at the completion of your contract and we have the satisfaction of knowing that our breeding dogs are living life as cherished family members.
The most important aspect in being a Guardian Home is to provide love, care and attention for the guardian puppy. You are his/her family and forever home and accept the financial responsibilities for routine maintenance and medical care just as you would for any other pet you may own. This means general veterinary care for vaccines, deworming, accidents/injuries/illnesses, grooming, flea/tick prevention, regular exercise and training.
Guardian families must reside in a home with a fully fenced yard and are subject to a home visit prior to placement.
Guardian families must feed a high quality food with the best nutrients. We are advocates of feeding the best dog food we can and are passionate about feeding foods that will not cause health issues such as cancers, autoimmune issues, allergies, etc. This ensures not only good health during the breeding years, but far beyond. I want all O'Dell dogs to live long, happy lives.
O'Dells Doodles requires the Guardian Family to avoid all chemicals unless necessary, and to not give supplements or medicines unless approved by us. This includes flea, heartworm, or any other medication.
If the dog becomes sick or injured, we need the family to notify us right away so we are involved in all decisions regarding the treatment of the dog.
Guardian Families must practice safe handling of the dog. Some examples of safe handling practices are but not limited to: -Not leaving the unattended dog outside -Not allowing the dog to sit in the back of an open pickup -Always keeping the dog on a leash if not in a fenced area -Providing basic obedience training so the dog has good manners.
Guardian Homes must reside within a few hours of our home and be flexible for dropping off and picking up the dog for health testing, vet visits, breeding, and whelping puppies. The Guardian Family is responsible for the transportation of the dog to us when needed for breeding, litters, or health testing. This is the most inconvenient part of the guardian responsibilities. Please think through this carefully. We will not meet families or pick up dogs ourselves. This is the guardian home responsibility and part of how they earn the dog through the program.
All breeding related medical costs and health testing will be O'Dell's Doodles responsibility. All of our dogs are fully tested before entering our program and producing puppies.
Guardian Homes must not have an "in-tact" male dog in their home for the duration of the contract.
The Guardian Family of a female will need to learn the signs of a heat cycle and be willing to communicate, cooperate and coordinate with us to ensure a successful breeding. When the female comes into her first heat cycle we need to be notified immediately. She will be in heat for approx. 4 weeks and will need constant supervision so that other males do not breed her.
The health and happiness of our dogs is always our priority! We typically contract 3 litters for females. This will always be O'Dell's Doodles decision and on a case by case basis. We are concerned for the well-being of our program dogs. If it is determined at the dog has problems with deliveries or it would be unhealthy for them to breed again, we will stop the breeding program with her and she will be yours. Once we have decided to retire the dog, the dog will be spayed and full ownership will be signed over to the Guardian Family. If O'Dell's Doodles decides to have a 4th litter,
keep in mind 3 litters repays the initial deposit (the dog is free) and anything beyond that is financially compensated.
Pregnancy is actually very easy. Once the “magic happens'“ the dog returns to her Guardian Family for her pregnancy. She will go home with “Pregnant Momma Notes” to help ease your initial concerns. The dog may act a little more tired, or not eat normally for a few weeks. The last couple weeks of pregnancy she is usually becoming more hungry and sleeps more as time progresses. Otherwise, normal activity is typical and it is important to continue with walking the dog right up to the end. This helps during delivery. Being in shape is always best. Normal play and romping and running during the first half of pregnancy is great. After that, we limit activity to walks on a leash and no ball chasing type of activities. We do ask that no chemicals are given during pregnancy. We have to be notified immediately of any illness or injury so we can be involved in determining how she is treated.
As soon as the family is aware the dog is in heat we will have them arrange to bring the dog to us by day 5 - 7 of the heat cycle. She will remain with us for about one week, and then they can pick her up and take her back home.
Dogs are pregnant for 63 days.
She will come to us about a week before she is due with her litter. This gives her time to settle into our house and get used to seeing the whelping box before the babies arrive. She will go home after puppies are weaned. This will be between 6 and 7 weeks of age.
No. We are the dog’s second family and they enjoy being spoiled by us. They sleep in our bed before the babies arrive, get lots of special food and treats, and tons of attention. Many of our Guardian dogs were born in our home and are happy and comfortable here.
While the dog is in guardian's care and home, any illness or injury that happens is their financial responsibility. We must be involved in treatment plans and know what is going on and determining medications, but the family is responsible for those expenses. Health insurance is recommended during the breeding years/contract period. This insurance is for your protection because these dogs are extremely valuable as breeders.
We ask that Guardian Families keep the dog in a breed appropriate cut (Goldendoodle, Poodle, Golden Retriever, Bernedoodle or Bernese Mtn. Dog). We require that the dog be kept groomed and matt free. If you are unable to keep the coat in good shape yourself, you are required to use a groomer to do so. If the dog is brought to us with a matted coat, or a coat that is in bad shape, we have the right to take them in to our own groomer and have them shaved down or worked on, but you will be responsible to reimburse us for that expense before the dog returns to you. Guardian dogs are ambassadors for our program. It is important that they are kept in pristine condition.
I need my boys close. If you live in Madera or Fresno County and would like to be considered for a male Guardian puppy please send us an email. Please keep in mind that the travel is a bit more intense with a male and sometimes there is not a lot of notice (when a female is ovulating, we need the male). Sometimes it takes weeks into a heat cycle for a female to ovulate, other times it happens in days and catches us all off guard.
This is the best question anyone has ever asked me. The answer is communication and trust! Communication is the key to this relationship being happy and harmonious for all parties involved. Good communication lays the foundation for a relationship built on trust.
Please review our guardian contract below. If you would like to move forward, send us a message to let us know you are interested. We will then set up a time for an in-person interview. We will let you know what puppies we have coming into our program and to your home and lifestyle.
Here at O'Dell's Doodles, we strive for excellence. Please do not hesitate to email for any questions!
AKC Male Standard Poodles
Approximate Adult Weight: 60 Lbs
Security Deposit: $2500.00 (Each)
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