GLENEDEN: A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
The Gleneden name has long been associated iwith the
breeding of world class show horses and ponies. And for the last fifty years with puppies recognized for their quality and
soundness. Long experience with Poodles and a strong inventory on hand was a perfect springboard for the Labradoodle
& Goldendoodle breeding program begun in the early 1990's - the first dedicated breeder in
the United States of these fine dogs.
To bring the program to fruition we secured through painstaking searches and evaluations
an outstanding treasury of Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. They had to be from breeders we knew and trusted and
to be well bred, genetically sound, and with lines known for good temperaments. Body structure and attractiveness were other
important considerations. All the acquired breeding stock were registered with the American Kennel Club and exemplified the
breed standards in health, temperament and conformation.
Once the breeding partners were gathered it was not very long
before more than a few folks were calling and stopping by in search of those "good looking doodle puppies". Now,
decades later, Gleneden dogs can be found in loving homes not only in Virginia but across the breadth of America and in other
lands as well. Geneden is generally now recognized as the premier knowledgeable breeders of Labradoodles.
Each puppy is a treasure. Their home here at Gleneden is state-of-the-art in terms of features for care, safety and comfort.
Professionally cleaned and sterilized daily, high-tech insulated- ventilated, zone heated and air-conditioned, no corners
cut - period.
We place puppies one at a time, taking into consideration the suitability of the prospective home. This
is done in a positive spirit, not one of trying to be “exclusive" but rather in knowing from decades of experience
that some situations are just not conducive for a good dog - human family relationship. And that is something we care about,