Below are some frequently asked questions that we are asked. If you have another question that is not on this list then please e-mail us at info@eurogoldendoodles.com or call 704-990-8034.
Questions that are starred (*) are our most common questions!

2. What does it mean to "socialize" a puppy?

Puppies go through a critical period of socialization between five and twelve weeks of age. During this period of time they mature very rapidly. If isolated from external stimuli and not exposed to the outside world, they can grow up to be fearful adult dogs. Litters of puppies raised in an isolated location such as a barn, a garage or a dog kennel often have little exposure to humans except those feeding them.

If puppies never leave their confined, isolated quarters where they have been raised, they may never experience any external stimuli such as automobiles, strangers, loud noises or children running and playing. If puppies are not socialized at an early enough age, it makes little difference if they have been raised by a breeder, a private family or in a vacant building; the outcome will usually be the same.

Puppies that receive little or no human handling between the ages of five and twelve weeks of age often remain fearful when exposed to new situations. Meeting their new family for the first time, the car ride to their new home, their first trip to the vet, and meeting children, strangers or other dogs for the first time can be extremely frightening for these puppies. How does Euro GoldenDoodles get our puppies socialized so they grow up to be well-adjusted, adult dogs that are comfortable meeting strangers, children and other dogs? The key is to make sure our puppies get exposed to everything they may ever be exposed to during their lifetime, while they are very young.

Once again, the critical age of socialization is between five and twelve weeks of age. If not exposed to new situations during this critical period, your puppy may always be fearful when exposed to new things in the future. Euro GoldenDoodles consistently have the puppies interact with strangers and our other adult dogs. They are not confined in a cage for 24 hours a day. They are raised in our home and handled consistently by us and by several people. Every puppy is accustomed to hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, automobiles, pianos and other loud noised by the time they leave Euro GoldenDoodles.

Enrolling your puppy in Euro GoldenDoodle’s Puppy Academy will also have many added benefits in socializing and training your puppy.

3. What does the F1 stand for in the Goldendoodle's pedigree?

You can get the complete generations guide on our English GoldenDoodles page.

5. Is your dog registered and if yes, to what registry?

Yes. All of our dogs are dual registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club) and GANA (Goldendoodle Association of North America). Our English Golden Retrievers are also registered with the AKC Kennel Club of their country of origin (Romania for Amos). Information about the AKC can be found on their website, and information on GANA can be found at their website as well.


AKC-logo  GANA-logo

6. What is the difference between "limited" registration and "full" registration?

Limited Registration means that the dog is registered but no litters produced by that dog are eligible for registration. A dog registered with an AKC Limited Registration shall be ineligible to be entered in a breed competition in a licensed or member dog show. It is eligible, however, to be entered in any other licensed or member event. These events include: Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing, Agility and Earthdog.

Breeding is a very complicated and serious decision. So many people have decided to breed dogs because of the financial benefits. An ethical breeder does not breed to make income- they breed to advance only the healthiest Goldendoodles to the happiest homes.

Hip Dysplasia and many other eye and heart diseases have been spread by irresponsible breeders. Because of the intense dedication it takes to breed appropriately, 99% of our pups will only be sold as pets. BEWARE of any breeder that is willing to advertise selling FULL registration to ANYBODY that pays extra. Once again, that breeder is not breeding for the betterment of the breed but simply for profit.

As a rule of thumb, if a breeder is breeding for profit then they will cut-corners in every way possible to save money.

8. What kind of puppy food do you feed your pups?


What we put into our dogs is as important as what we put in ourselves. For this reason, Euro GoldenDoodles have taken seriously what puppy food is the best for our puppies.

We do not feed our pups food that can be bought from Wal-mart. We feed our puppies one of the highest rated dog foods according to DogFoodAnalysis.com which is TLC Whole Life Natural Puppy Food.

Please take the time to read why we chose TLC Whole Life Natural Puppy Food over all the other dog foods by clicking HERE.

9. Can we come and visit your dogs and see your facility?

YES! This is a very commonly asked question that is asked of breeders. The answers that are given by other breeders quite frankly are shocking. Many breeders refuse for you to visit their kennel until the pups are 6 weeks old. By that time the buyer has already committed emotionally and financially to that breeder. Euro GoldenDoodles understands that parvo and other diseases are a very serious threat.

On the other hand, simple precautions can be made to eliminate the threat. We ask that if you choose to visit Euro GoldenDoodles, please do not visit another kennel beforehand. Also, please try to stay away from any unfamiliar dog just in case they have any diseases. Many Goldendoodle breeders hide their facilities from you with the excuse that they are protecting their dogs. We recommends that you find a breeder who has nothing to hide and is actually desirous of meeting with you.

Euro GoldenDoodle simply ask that first read through our entire FAQ page and if you agree with everything fill out our online Puppy Application. If everything looks good then we will make an appointment to meet with you.

10. When's the earliest we can pick up our puppy?

The earliest date you can pick up a puppy is at after puppy graduates our Puppy Academy program at 12 Weeks old. We do automatically enroll our pups into at least Puppy Academy program.  We do reserve the right to hold puppies back and automatically enroll them in our other training programs too. We have a 3 day grace period to pick up your puppy. If we need to keep them for an extra week(s), than we can for an additional charge.

13. What type of shots and tests are given to each puppy?

We spare no expense in making sure our pups are healthy and up-to-date on all their shots. Every puppy is treated for  giardia, coccidia and roundworms. Each puppy is also microchipped. Depending on when they go home will determine what other shots they will receive.

Puppy Academy pups are given 2 sets of “puppy shots” which is Duramune Max 5 which is the vaccine for coronavirus, parvovirus, distemper, parainfluenza, adenovirus type 2 (and hepatitis). Canine College pups will be given final 2 sets of puppy shots and rabies vaccine. Doggy Doctorate pups will be given a monthly dosage of k9 Advantix II for flea and tick and also a monthly dosage of Ivermectin (Heartguard) for heartworm preventative.

14. When should I go to my veterinarian after picking up my puppy?

Each of our puppies come with a warranty that requires you to have your puppy checked by a vet within 72 hours after picking up your puppy. Your vet will need to check for any communicable diseases during that period. Your vet will also recommend a time to get follow-up “puppy shots.” Most vets recommend puppies to be revaccinated every 2-4 weeks until 16 weeks old.

17. What is NuVet?

NuVet is our preferred dietary supplement for your puppy.NuVet is a powerful antioxidant that gives a tremendous boost to the immune system to prevent skin and coat problems, and creates a defense against over fifty major diseases, including hip and elbow dysplasia, and extending the life span of your dog. Please take time and CLICK HERE to read about NuVet.

18. How do I train my puppy?

Every puppy from Euro GoldenDoodle is automatically enrolled into Puppy Academy.  To summarize quickly, every puppy is potty trained, spot trained, crate trained, leash trained, stair trained, obedience trained, car trained and much more.

The best book on training that we have found and we recommend highly is “The Art of Raising a Puppy” by the Monks of New Skete. You can find it on Amazon by clicking HERE. Another great book put out by the Monks of New Skete is “Divine Canine.” This book deals with handling issues of excessive shyness, dominance and separation anxiety. Click HERE to find this book.

A quick read that we put together is the Euro GoldenDoodle Puppy Training Manual to help answer common questions on training your puppy. Visit our Goldendoodle Puppy Manual page where you will find plenty of helpful information written specifically for new Goldendoodle puppy owners.

19. What do I need when picking up my puppy?

We recommend that your bring a small travel crate (~20 inches high), some large bath towels, a small collar or body harness, a basic leash (NOT a retractable leash because they fear them at first), paper towels, garbage bags, some chew toys, water and a food and water dish.

20. What is your address and other contact information?

At the bottom of every page is our email and phone number. Prior to visiting our property we do ask that you read through our entire FAQ page and if everything looks good fill out our online Puppy Application. We will be happy to meet with you and give you directions to our home.

21. I have questions about the English Teddybear GoldenDoodle as a breed:

Information on Goldendoodles temperament, care, history and health can be found in detail on the English TeddyBear GoldenDoodle page.

22. What do I do if I can no longer care for my Goldendoodle?

It is our policy that if you can no longer care for your English Teddy Bear Goldendoodle because of a move, because of financial difficulties or any other reason then you must return you Goldendoodle to Euro GoldenDoodles. We want always to make sure our pups go to quality homes. This goes for the entire life of the animal. We will either find a good home for your Goldendoodle or care for him/her ourselves.

English Teddy Bear Goldendoodles purchased from Euro GoldenDoodle should never be sent to an animal shelter, a rescue or given to someone else without prior approval of Euro GoldenDoodle.

23. Are you on Facebook?


Check out Euro Goldendoodles on Facebook!Yes! Facebook is a great way for us to keep everyone posted quickly as well as post many extra pictures. Also, being friends will also give you the opportunity to post pictures, comments and questions. That way, we can truly be a “life-time of support.” CLICK HERE to request to become a “fan.”

25. Would a 12+ week Euro GoldenDoodle have a hard time bonding with their new family?

No. There are 2 main reasons why this is not a worry. First, the English “Teddy Bear” GoldenDoodle is one of the most socially strong and easily bonding breeds in the world. Many people say Goldendoodles are loyal but the truth is that they are loyal to the human race. English “Teddy Bear” Goldendoodles should never be thought of as a true watch dog because they will bond with strangers naturally.

Secondly, one of our 4 core areas in our training programs is socialization. We take our puppies on scheduled field trips weekly, we have various children, teens and adults at our home weekly. They are trained not to be afraid of strangers and to be comfortable in new surroundings. You can read more details HERE. We have never had a client complain their trained puppy didn’t bond with them.

If you have additional questions about English Goldendoodles, we encourage you to check out our English “Teddy Bear” Goldendoodle page where you can learn about the history, health and much more as you prepare to bring home a new Goldendoodle puppy. If you need additional information not found on our website, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact page to get in touch.