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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-990-8034.
1. What makes Euro GoldenDoodle different from every other English TeddyBear Goldendoodle breeder?
Quality of our English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles : Our English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles have the some best pedigrees of almost any breeder in the US and the world. Multiple World, International, European and literally dozens of country champions are in our dogs pedigree (Please review their pedigrees on Our Dogs page). Our studs are also International & National champions.
All our parents are tested for their hips, elbows, eyes and hearts. We are OFA, BVA and CERF cleared to breed. We also guarantee our pups against these and other health defects with a 3 year warranty.
Also, our English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles were chosen not only for their incredible pedigrees and health clearances. Each of our English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles exemplify the wonderful temperament of the English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles. They are beautiful, calm and loving! If we have a English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodle that is aggressive, excessively shy or have any other traits that do not represent the English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodls and our program well, we will not breed them.
Quality of our Program: There are many different types of breeders. You have puppy mills, large professional kennels, back-yard breeders & professional hobby breeders. Puppy mills produce large amounts of low quality puppies. They are the worst of the worst (Watch a video of puppy mills by clicking HERE).
Large professional breeders have high quality English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles with health clearances and great pedigrees. They may even have a good program in place. On the other hand, they are so large they raise their dog’s outside in runs and their puppies in kennels. Puppies are not well-socialized or trained. Their adults are not mistreated like a puppy mill but they are not loved and cared for like an English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodle deserves.
The third kind of breeder is back-yard breeders. They are small and raise their puppies in their homes. On the other hand, they don’t have the best pedigrees or health clearances in their dogs and/or they are not very professional all the way around. You can see it on their website- very hap-hazard, not organized, not knowledgeable. Many of these are families that want their children to “experience the miracle of life” or they are just trying to make some quick easy cash out of their English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles.
Most of the breeders of English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles are going to be large professional kennels or back-yard breeders. We are professional hobby breeders. A professional hobby breeder has high quality English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles & health clearances but are small enough to be able to concentrate an enormous amount of time socializing and training each puppy from our litters ( For more information on our distinctions please visit the About Us page).
There are not very many professional hobby breeders in the US with English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles, and of the few out there, we have worked hard to become the best of the hobby breeders. Though we are not extremely large, we are very professional. Our program is proven to be effective in raising socialized and well-mannered English Teddy Bear GoldenDoodles. Our training program is also very well thought through.
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.
4. How does the puppy selection process work?
Puppies are picked in order of deposits received. We do not require our buyers to select their puppy until they are 6 weeks old. This gives the puppies time to develop physically and emotionally. Every puppy from birth is marked with a separate colored collar so that we can observe and note the personalities of each puppy as they are growing. By 6 weeks of age they have enough of a distinct personality to share with the buyers.
Though we have never had a “bad” puppy in a litter, there are still distinct personality traits that some buyers desire. We give personality descriptions and distinctions of each puppy. We have found that there are 3 distinct difference in every English TeddyBear GoldenDoodles. We score each puppy on a scoring system numbering 1-10. The 3 distinct areas are Independence, Activity & Maturity.
The Independence score gives puppies a score based on how independent and dependent they are. A dependent puppy always wants to be around you at all times. An independent puppy doesn’t. There’s are pros and cons to both and we score each puppy based on how independent/dependent they are.
The Activity score scores a puppy based on how active they are. The two extremes are a very shy puppy and a very hyper puppy. Your puppy is scored based on where they fall.
The last score is a Maturity score. That doesn’t mean intelligence as it is very difficult to determine intelligence at only 5 weeks of age. It will though score the pups based on how mentally mature they are. The faster they mature mentally, typically the easier they are to train. Once they make their choice we go down the line based on which buyer placed their deposit first. Pictures are posted of the litter at 1 day old and every other week until puppy pickup on our Available Pups page. A copy of all the puppies pictures will be given to each buyer on a Flashdrive.
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.
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.
7. What health clearances do your dogs have?
Each of our dogs have had their hips and elbows checked by the OFA , BVA (British Veterinary Association) or PennHip. They also has been checked by an ophthalmologist yearly and a cardiologist/veterinarian and has been cleared with the OFA for their heart and the OFA/CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) with their eyes. For individual information please see their individual web pages.
8. What kind of puppy food do you feed your pups?
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.
11. How much do your Euro GoldenDoodles cost?
Buying a dog should never be like buying a vehicle. The decision on what dog you will have for 10-15 years should NEVER be based on price alone. We believe we are extremely unique in 2 areas; the quality of our dogs and the quality of our program. We are not aware of any other breeder that has as good quality European Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles as we do.
We didn’t just get any European Golden Retriever or Standard Poodles. We chose from the best we could find and the quality of the pedigrees, health clearances, temperaments and looks of our Goldendoodles stand out. Also our program is extremely intensive. The average Puppy Academy puppy gets 200-300 hours of training.
Our typical Puppy Academy graduate cost is $7900. The typical Doggy Doctorate (training until 6 months of age) cost is $16900. Please visit our Available Pups page to see our current pups and their individual prices.
All of our pups includes health certificate, microchipping, multiple dewormings, puppy shots, health examination, NuVet Starter Kit, Puppy Training Packet, Puppy Picture Flashdrive, 3 Year Health Warranty and a lifetime of support.
12. Do you ship puppies, is shipping puppies safe & how much does it cost?
Because of Euro GoldenDoodles’ unique distinctions, we sell our puppies all over the US, and Canada, We ship Over 70% of our puppies home using airlines. Euro GoldenDoodle uses United, Delta, or American Airlines to ship their puppies. They have proven Airlines to be very trustworthy and have taken care of every puppy we have shipped and every puppy we have received. All of our current adults have been shipped in from Europe and the USA and all have been treated with the utmost care.
Puppies are shipped in compressorized compartments on certain planes that have a pet shipping area (not every plane can ship puppies). They are waited on by an attendent and it’s very safe. We have never had a puppy emotionally or physically traumatized from flying. It’s a very safe and humane mode of travel.
The total price for shipping is typically around $550-$600up to 16 weeks of age and $700 over 16 weeks of age. Cost is dependent on size of puppy and that includes airfare, travel crate, health certificate, travel to and from airport, etc..
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.
15. What type of warranty do you provide?
We provide up to a 3 Year Health Warranty. Don’t just focus on the length of a breeders warranty. Read through the details. We have a very fair and “friendly” warranty. Most warranties are almost no warranties. Our warranty really does protect your investment and it’s longer than most breeders. Details about what is covered, what is not covered, and how it is covered can be found on our Warranty Page.
16. Do you provide an extended warranty?
Because we highly recommend NuVet vitamins, we will extend our warranty for an additional year and half if you order online by clicking on the NuVet Lab logo or through our reference number (70293) so that we can track your use for 3 years. Dysplasia and other health defects is not only about genetics. It has as much to do with diet and proper antioxidants as anything else. NuVet makes it easy for the breeder to track those who continue to use their product and thereby allowing us to reward them by extending their warranty.
17. What is NuVet?
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?
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.”
24. Do you have an Extended Training Program?
A Puppy Academy puppy will receive on average 150-200 hours of professional training. A Canine College pup will receive another 100 hours of professional training and will be fully inoculated. We highly recommend every pup to be at least enrolled in our Puppy Academy program and go home at 12 weeks of age. All Canine College pups go home at 16 weeks of age.
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.
26. How do I reserve a puppy?
1. Read through this FAQ page- We have designed this page to be as informative as possible. Even if you choose not to go with us we believe reading through every question and every answer will help you in your search for the right breeder and Goldendoodle.
2. Fill out our online Puppy Application (click HERE)- BEWARE of any buyer that won’t ask you questions except how to pay for your dog. They are obviously only breeding for money and not for the betterment of the breed.
3. If approved, place your deposit- Notice that Euro GoldenDoodle does not have a BUY NOW button. If you see this on a breeders webpage RUN AWAY! These breeders obviously do NOT have the best interest of their dogs in mind but their own pocket books. Those breeders are simply glorified pet stores who don’t care about anything but the Almighty dollar. After we receive your Puppy Application, we will review it carefully. Typically we will get back with you within 24-48 hours. If you are approved then we will give you the directions to place your deposit with credit card, debit card, PayPal, or cashier’s check/ money order. Please do NOT send money until you have filled out the Puppy Application and have been approved.
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.