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At Gleneden we are devoted to raising beautiful, healthy, affectionate puppies and making them available to responsible dog lovers. The pups are raised in a loving family environment and are fully socialized. The large acreage provides plenty of room for our studs, brood bitches, and puppies to romp. The environment often lead folks visiting to jokingly comment that they wouldn't mind trading places with the livestock. All puppies are played with, in fact, they are" grandchildrenized".


Weaned from mother byt 8 weeks of age, the puppies are generally available for adoption at that time. The temperament of the males and females is basically the same. Neither sex is harder to house train, and both are equally intelligent and affectionate

The major focus at Gleneden is the "health" of our puppies - there is nothing as important to us. We follow a vigorous state of the art vaccination and deworming program. Judging by the overwhelming majority of messages we receive from owners, our pups can be expected to retain their good health and vitality as they mature into adult dogs.

TRUE DOODLES. Out-crossing is the key to health and an important element in our breeding program. We do not line breed. We cross breed unrelated dogs - both F1B Backcrosses (F1 Labradoodles X unrelated Poodle) and Multi-generation Labradoodles (Labradoodle X unrelated Labradoodle). Unlike some breeders of "Labradoodles", we have never introduced a market basket of  breeds, such as Cocker Spaniels or Wheaten Terriers  into the gene pool - our puppies remain "true" Labradoodles, with only Poodle and Labradors in their genetic makeup. No mystery formulas at play!

SIZE: Miniatures are a speciality at Gleneden (-40 lbs)  Obviously, a host of factors including diet and exercise can influence growth and development and Gleneden cannot forecast nor guarantee adult sizes.
Adult weights of our standards are typically in the range from 45 to 65 pounds, with a few being smaller and a few heavier.

                 

COLORS: The puppies come in a variety of colors, including blond, black, cafe au lait ,chocolate, cream and, infrequently, silver and red. Grooming requirements are minimal on our Doodles. They are wash-and-wear, if you will. Many owners trim their dogs themselves occasionally just to keep them looking neat and clean. And, of interest to many folks, our Doodles, whether low shed or nonshed (prospective shed levels are not guaranteed), seem in most instances fully compatible with allergy sufferers.


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Puppies are sold with care and training instructions, vaccination and health records, and a written sales agreement/ health warranty (available upon request). Puppies come intact. Most veterinarians in the United States do not favor early "desexing" but rather suggest that the animal be spayed or neutered shortly before reaching puberty, normally at about 6 months of age. We strongly endorse this position. Purchased puppy will be microchiped upon request.


Adopting a new puppy is like adding a new member to your family, hopefully for the next 10 to 15 years. At Gleneden, breeder support is lifetime in scope (see, Doodle Family). With a proven track record earned over decades, bringing home a puppy from Gleneden is quite different from buying from someone who may on occasion drop a classified advertisement in the newspaper or place a notice on the Internet relative to a litter or an expected litter and then, for all practical purposes, disappears or is not prepared and/or willing to offer professional advice and assistance pre and post sale.

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While comeliness may be rightfully considered a secondary consideration in selecting a family pet, it is certainly a nice "add-on". Visitors to Gleneden almost always seem to remark on how pleased they are with the handsome appearance of the animals. They appreciate the fact that our breeding program for Labradoodles (F1B Backcrosses and Multigeneration ) has retained much of the body structure and the physical handsomeness of the Labrador Retriever - by far the most popular AKC recognized breed in America. We hope that you agree that if there were beauty contests for Doodles, Gleneden would earn a goodly share of the winners. Please pass the Tiaras!

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