Special dogs for special people!
We are most proud of the "continuing" relationship with the animals
we have bred, raised, and loved and the good folks who adopted them. By emails, letters, telephone calls, and return visits
to our Virginia farm the extended "family" share their Doodle experiences, both the many joys and the occasional
We reproduce here a sample of the more recent incoming emails to Gleneden. We hope you find the messages of
interest; perhaps they will give you a feel for why folks all over America and beyond deeply love their Gleneden Doodles.
I apologize that we have not updated you on our sweet
Ellie Rose that we picked up from you on August 15, 2016. She has turned out to be wonderful and beautiful in
every way! She has passed her first test towards becoming a certified Pet Therapy dog. She is so much fun
and a crazy girl! You may recall we lost our beloved labradoodle, also from GlenEden,
suddenly last May and did
not believe we could ever love another dog again. Ellie has totally won our hearts and healed them. Her
hair is gorgeous and everyone comments on it. She only weighs around
36 , so she never reached her predicted 60
I hope all is well with you and your family.
Twink and Rocky Wayburn Brentwood,
GiGi is doing awesome and we are having a lot of fun. She started puppy playgroup
this week because I return to work and she's having a blast and fitting in with all the pups. Below is a picture from Saturday,
my best friend does photography and surprise me with the below picture. Thought that you would absolutely love it. And maybe
want to put on the website she is too cute and has been such a joy thanks again hope all is well
Greetings from Heidelberg, Germany. Today it's Merle's 15th anniversary! She is our joy
and pride. Maybe one of the first labradoodles in Germany. There are some labradoodle breeders in Germany meanwhile,
but they don't compare with yours! Beside a cataract and some deafness she is in good health and still running
Susanne Stowitzki Heidelberg, Germany
Doodle turned 9 in January and continues to be a light in the lives of
many as a Therapy dog.
He is part angel, part stubborn teenage boy!
A perfect mix...
I continue to feel blessed
with my little Dood...
Rev. Sandra (sam) Morris Toronto, Canada
I wanted to send you a recent photo of our two beautiful Gleneden Golden Doodles,
Zoey and Rylee. Zoey (white) is going to be 5 years old and Rylee (black) is 3 years old. They are the love of our life!
The sweetest girls ever!! Rylee was diagnosed with mega-esophagus soon after we adopted her but as you can see, she
is doing very well and we cannot imagine life without her!
Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do!!
Pandak Richmond, VA
I wanted to give you an update on how Rufus is doing. He is 7 months old as of yesterday.
his 1st level obedience class and came 1st in his class. (a class of 10). Next week we start level 2.
He is smart, charming
and cute as he can be. I'm writing this to tell you how glad I am that we came to get our Rufus from you.
Hendrika Case Oxford, OH
After a month of decline, our wonderful companion passed away this afternoon
at our veterinarian’s office. We believe she was a stunning 18 years and 9 months of age. She did not die
of any illness other than the infirmities of old age.
Virginia (and of course Harry) was a vital part of our lives. She was with us when we were
a full family, and saw each of our sons leave the nest. They moved with us from New Jersey to North Carolina.
They gave us so much love, and we did our best to reciprocate. Our vet said she had been the oldest dog in the practice. She was sweet till the end. We are both stricken
with grief. But we know that the joy and happiness she gave us remains far stronger than the intense sadness we feel
Thank you for bringing these wonderful
dogs into our lives. We are forever grateful to have shared life’s journey with them.
Robert and Wanda Lovejoy Sylva, NC
I wanted to share with you that we are celebrating Wilson's 14th. Birthday
today. Wilson became part of our family in June 2002 as a tiny seven week old puppy. He is the most amazing boy
and we love him so much. I can't believe how 14 years have flown by. He brings us so much joy and even as a senior he
still makes us laugh everday day with his antics. We still walk everyday and he is my constant companion.
I could never have imagined on that day in June that I was bringing home a dog who would become a piece of my heart. I am
curious if any of his litter mates are still living. His mother was Trisha Marie and father was Sir Andre. Thank
you so much for good breeding practices that have allowed to still have such an amazing dog all these years. Today we
are celebrating him and all he brings to us. Faye Fields Middletown, DE
My wife and I purchased Tramp from your farm in 2001 and last Tuesday he went to his final resting place. For
the 14 years that we had him he always provided us with happiness and love. He got a long great with all of our grandchildren
from the first time he saw them as infants to the present day, our oldest is 9. He would greet anyone who came to the
door with a toy.
He was an integral part of our family and was loved by all. We were once told that he would
act puppylike until he was 4, but they were so wrong, it was more like 8. Even last week he would get excited when he
saw his leash to go for a walk.
The picture that I attached is one of us waiting to go to training when Tramp was 5.
He did great, but we as owners did not do as well. I think he was smarter than us.
Thanks for all the memories.
The McClellan Family
I wanted to send you a quick note and picture of our dog Sydney that
we purchased from you. He is now 16 1/2 years old.
He has been a wonderful part of our family for all these years and
we are so blessed to have him in our lives. Except
for cataracts and arthritis, he is a very healthy boy and his veterinarian
is amazed at how good all his vitals are for a dog his age.
I have attached a picture of Sydney celebrating his 16th
birthday back in August and with his favorite stuffed animal.
Thank-you for being such a wonderful breeder and
bringing us so much joy with Sydney. Kerry Dore
Our darling Dixie who turned 14 yesterday. We had a big birthday party for her and
will be forever thankful for the best dog a family could ever hope for. She still gets the newspaper every morning and
helps with the mail and groceries, and mainly is just a wonderful part of our family.
Thank you from the bottom of our
The Morrissey family,
Pat, Gay, Kate, and Liz
We picked up “Rylie” in early December to join our other two dogs from Gleneden:
Rosie (an old girl now but doing really well) and Dylan (a middle-age, athletic, jumping machine). Rylie is extremely smart
and has fit into our family well.
Here is a pic you might enjoy.
Thanks!!!! We love our dogs!!!!!
Richard Holt Bryn Mawr, PA
Hi Judy & Ashten,
Baci has already become a loved member
of our family. Today she meant Mark's 100 yr old Dad. He will be 101 on Sept 20th :) He sang How Much is That Doggie
in the Window to her. As you said she is a doll.
Marcy Feeney Baltimore, MD
Arlo comes with us everywhere!! Thanks again for such a sweet dog!
Boone, North Carolina
Our family adopted a puppy from your farm on January 7, 2012 and we have
loved her everyday since...
Kim Roberts Fairfax, VA
Hi Judy, I have been wanting to write you for the beautiful ten long years we have had our beloved Daisy!
She is the best dog a family could ask for! She has been with us through our wedding, three moves, the welcoming of
our two children, and numerous family trips to Maine where she swims her heart out! She has been an off the cuff hospital
therapy dog, at one point getting a special pass to visit our daughter, Annabelle, who has some lung problems, in the hospital.
Full of love, positive energy, and loyalty, she seems to know exactly what her humans need. She is starting to show
signs of slowing down(she is 10.5!!) and it saddens us greatly to think of our lives without her....so as I was reflecting
on where she came from tonight, I thought I would share this great shot of her with our daughter, Annabelle.
a great day, Molly King Fairfield, CT
Today is Sydney's 13th birthday! Can't believe she is a teenager. Still quite
healthy and active. Our vet, and everyone else, can't believe what good shape she is in for her age. She still wants to run
and play and retrieve the ball. We know she gets a little stiff after running hard so it is our job to stop when we feel she
has had enough. She is still friendly loves the kids, the cat and of course us. Hope you have a nice Christmas and a very
happy new year.
Chuck and Diane Henderson
Henrietta, New York
Thought you might enjoy a birthday photo. It is amazing how much TJ has grown and what
a delight he is. I will say that he is wicked smart, but that is a big part of his charm.
Hi, Judy! (8/5/16)
I just wanted to share a recent photo of Ollie, now 5 months old!
He is just wonderfully loving and playful and has been the best addition to our family. We just adore his personality and
are told regularly how beautiful he is, even by complete strangers on the street. We're so fortunate to have him!
you and your doodles are well.
Emma Kieran Pittsburgh, PA
Hi. We are loving our boy. He is named Marco because he loves to explore everywhere...
Lisa Capps Severna Park, MD
Hey Judy and Ashten! Lloyd is settling into his new home. My two boys are just smitten
over him. Just wanted to share a few photos. He is getting a ron of love.
Thanks! The Hicks Family
Attached is a photo of Bella. She will be 11 years old in May 2016 but she is still very
playful! She is very smart and loves people.
The Burns Family Indiana
Docker will be 11 years old in May. He was the purple puppy from the litter on the left.
We still don't know which one of these pups is him. But he's going strong and still as handsome as ever. He's the bright
star in our family. We'll be forever grateful for our Glen Eden chocolate mini doodle.
The Schoen Family
Here is our girl at 6 -1/2 months . She is definitely an alpha dog! She
is so loved! She is a holy terror and can't be trusted . She gets into so much trouble every day.
she stands up to the counters and tables. She will be a lot harder to train and to teach respect. She has a very
strong personality. Maggie was submissive and so good ..she just wanted to bless us . Ellie wants what she
wants when she wants it! She did graduate from basic obedience 2 weeks ago. In January she will start private
training once a week.
We truly love her and would not be celebrating Christmas this year if we did not have her.
She has brought joy to our house once again.
We still grieve a lot for Maggie . ..Christmas was so special with
her in our lives. It has been 7 months and I still miss her terribly and cry for her. She was the most wonderful
and special pet we have ever had. We just can't get over losing her.
We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
We hope you and your family will have a healthy 2017.
Twink and Rocky Wayburn Brentwood,
Merry Christmas. Renzo will be 11 on January 23rd and Sammy was 2 on November 28th.
Sammy is way bigger then his parents. He is a solid 42 pounds. He is very very affectionate and keeps Renzo moving.
Take care, Debre Julin North Andover, MA
Thought we would update you with our little bundle of joy. Our little
girl, Charlie, is a great pup, very smart, well mannered, and a ball of energy at times...
Thanks, Mike Smale Coopersburg, PA
Just wanted to let you know Marley went to the vet last week and got his
immunizations and his check up! Everything is great! He is such a sweet boy! He is starting to enjoy his walks, although at
first he was a little nervous walking far from the house. ��He is doing amazing at his house and crate training
and we are just in love with him. Hope you all have an amazing Christmas and New Year! Thanks again for the wonderful addition
to our family!
Kelly White Blacksburg, VA
Sugar is doing well, and we loved having her at Christmas on the morning
when Santa brought her lots of goodies. I've attached some pictures. Thank you so much for trusting us to give her a good
home. Woody loves her too!
Diana and Will Ricker Westminister, MD
Just wanted to let you know that Lucy passed away this evening. She had 12
great years with our family and her "brother" Pablo and she died in the arms of all our family members tonight!
You cannot imagine how much she was loved by us!
Thank you so much that you sent her to us 12 years ago - I think she
was your first puppie you shipped to Germany and Pablo was the second!
Regards from the very grateful Hofmann-family.
Thought I'd tell you how Beau Is progressing. Beau is so different
from 'Foster' Lager. There are some similarities of course but his personality is his truly own. He's so cute, turns heads
consistently - everyone wants to pet him and ask his breed (looks a lot like my parent's Old English Sheepdog!), in the terrible
twos, yet just pushing seven months and makes us laugh all the time. He's a big baby at 50 lbs already! And he's a kleptomaniac
-- can't help himself if someone leaves a shoe or a slipper around., too bad for them. He's also very loving.
a terrific puppy.
Susan, John Seligman Hatings On Hudson, NY
Our Buddy was born at Gleneden in December 2004. He
has been an amazing family member for over 12 years now. He has started to slow down, but he is still a vibrant, happy,
friendly dog. Thank you for providing our family with one of our greatest blessings.
The Baxter Family
My name is Steve Ross.. I bought Bailey from you 12 years ago
and he is still going strong..
He is such a big part of our family and even though he’s slowing down
considerably we can’t imagine life without him..
I am emailing you a picture of Bailey with my 4 sons from 2005
(which you posted on your website) and one taken today..
...Always grateful for giving us Bailey!!
Good evening Judy. Here are some pictures of sugar
who did a great job getting groomed today. We love her and she is making a fantastic addition to our family!!!!
Diana Ricker Westminster, MD
How are you? We got Fuzzy last July from you and he is doing great.
He will be turning a year old this month and we are all set for the celebration.
He is a joy to have as part of our
family and acts a bit naughty which is pretty adorable :-)
We heard about the doodle day you have every year, was wondering
when would it be this year. We would love to bring him over when that happens.
Seema Nagpal Ashburn,
Here are a few pictures of our goldendoodle, Bailey, who is now
almost 3 yrs old. She is such a sweet, affectionate member of our family. As you can see, she's always right in the mix with
We are the Dorsey family. We purchased
a Labradoodle puppy, Sunny in December, 2010. She has a red coat. Miraculously, my husband has no allergies with Sunny. I
believe her dam was a Labradoodle and her sire was a Poodle. Recently, we have been temporarily caring for a family members
dog and can see how much Sunny enjoys the company. Beau is leaving soon and we would like to purchase another female Labradoodle.Thank
Lesley Dorsey Frederick County, MD
Hi Judy, Here’s Beau in all his glory. He’s acclimated to life up here
in the Northeast very well. He loves everyone and everyone loves him. We live in a loft where there are 25 apartments, many
kids and many dogs. Do I need to tell you who’s the cutest of them all-don’t think so! I remember writing to you
because he wasn’t eating well. He now would eat the ranch if we let him. Everyday is another special one with Beau.
He keeps us on our toes and laughing like crazy. He’s our second amazing Labradoodle from Gleneden and we’re very
grateful for your special pups.
Warm regards, Susan, John and Beau Seligman Hastings on Hudson, NY
Bentley (18 month old son of Zach and Saffron) as he appeared on our Christmas
card this year. We are so very happy with this sweet 24lbs guy. He is a winner. Thank you!
Judy, we absolutely love our new puppy, he is such an adorable playful little guy.
Thank you again for another wonderful gleneden labradoodle.
Jodi Chunis Pepperell, MA
On January 3, 2004, we picked up our
labradoodle puppy from Glen Eden and I wanted to share with you the sad news that his magnificent journey of fun and love
ended on March 25, 2017. I have not been able to write you sooner since the pain of his loss has been overwhelming. We nursed
him homeopathically for the last several years through degenerative myelopathy, which he compensated for so bravely, but in
the end, he had pancreatic cancer that took him within a very quick and sad week. Every minute of every day, he brought us
joy words cannot express -- his absence, in direct proportion, is painful beyond description.
From the moment we put
him in the minivan, he became a member of our family and the ‘furry brother,’ as our boys were upset at the thought
of separating him from his parents and siblings. Within an hour of leaving Glen Eden, he was named Comet, which proved prophetic
since he had the ability to speed through the house at the speed of, well, a comet. He was a loyal and loving companion, a
little shadow really, right by our sides all these years, missing nothing and in the middle of everything. He was so smart,
endlessly entertaining, and just beautiful. We were sure to never really go on vacations because we didn’t want him
in a kennel or to be away from him. He was with our sons, growing up together, and he taught them caring and compassion.
While we will hopefully adopt another Glen Eden doodle someday, we will never have another Comet in our lives. We
cannot thank you enough for giving us such a joyful creature for all these years. I’ve attached my favorite picture
of him, so expressive and communicative.
Our heartfelt gratitude,
Barbara, Donald, Thomas and Kyle Martis
I hope you are doing well.
Dewey our goldendoodle is
9 months old now. We love him very much. I just wanted to send you an updated picture and to thank you again.
Hannah Bentz Shrewsbury, PA
You probably don't remember us, but we had to send you these pictures
of our beautiful babies. I got Jake in December, 2011 and Kevin picked up Iris in April of last year. They have been
a joy to us from day One.
Both are your puppies and both were trained by David Lynders, who now counts Gleneden as the
only breeder he recommends.
We were married last Saturday at Hillbrook Inn in Charles Town, WV, and we just couldn't
leave them at home. So we made them part of the ceremony. They looked beautiful and behaved perfectly.
to pass along these pictures and let you know that your puppies are an extremely loved (and spoiled) part of our family.
Laura and Kevin Schmiegel Arlington, VA
I just wanted to send some pictures of Brodie growing up. He's a wonderful
dog who loves car rides and playing outside.
I'm so thankful for this little guy, he brightens
my day! I was just curious as to what generation he is considered, his mom is sweet pea and dad Calvin Klein. Let me know
and thanks for this little guy!
Jessica Parmelee Rochester, NY
Judy, Just wanted to give you an update on Marley! He is adjusting so well!
He slept through the night with no accidents and has already mastered "sit" and "down" with his clicker
training! The kids just absolutely love him, my daughter started crying when she saw him, she was so happy. ��Thank
you so much for such a great puppy,
Kelly White Blacksburg, VA
It’s been a long time since we’ve spoken. We picked up Juneau from Glen Eden the day after Christmas in 2000.
She passed away today just short of 15 1/2 years old.
Juneau was a great dog and companion – and taking three normal
walks a day until two days ago. I guess we all hope that our lives are active up until the end.
We were never good about
writing, sending pictures or attending doodle reunions but we couldn’t have been happier with her personality and demeanor
– and we also mentioned Glen Eagle when anyone asked where she was from.
This is of course a difficult day and
I’m sure there will be many. But we also know as this doodle changed our lives, we’ll be contacting you in the
near future about a new puppy or even not quite a puppy.
Again, thank you for providing us with such a wonderful dog.
Bill Levine & Barb Simmons
About 10 years ago, I adopted one of your labradoodle puppies.
That sweet boy saved me. Sadly, he passed away a few months ago and was so loved by our town, the following article was published
in our local paper:
I am once again interested
in adopting another of your puppies. I know Stroodle can’t be replaced, but, my home has enough love for an addition
to our lives...
Bob Licata Pittston, PA
Dear Judy and staff,
We purchased our dear Buddy from you in January 2004
when he was 10 weeks old and he then traveled to Seattle, Washington on Alaska Air by himself!
I'm sorry to report Buddy
passed away last week due to cancer at nearly 13. He was sturdy, growing to be about 80 pounds, and was healthy until
the last few months of his life.More significantly,he was a gentle and faithful companion who was an important member
of our family.
Thank you for matching him with us. We will always consider him the best dog in the whole wide world!
We adore this girl. She just graduated puppy k and is going to
puppy 1st grade. We are using the positive training approach that you recommended (forgot the name of the book)...
Brett Kluetz Kensington,
Hope you and your family had a wonderful
Thanksgiving! Our family is so thankful that we have Ellie in as a family member now and enjoyed our first Thanksgiving
with her. She was a year old on September 22nd and she is such a blessing to all of us. Everyone who meets her falls
in love with her and comments on what a beautiful dog she is. She has been very busy lately. She loves to go on
car rides and went with my husband last week to pick up our son at V.M.I. She is so gorgeous that people are even smiling
and waving at her while my husband is driving down the interstate! The next day she ran in a 1K Canine Fun Run to benefit
one of our local High Schools Cross Country team. She did great being around so many new people and dogs! She
came in fourth place.....my son said she did not like being behind the other dogs ��. The night
after her race she was sitting on the sofa with me and we were "talking" about her eventful day and judging from
the look on her face I really think she understood.
Thank you again for Ellie and we hope you have a blessed
Greg, Leah, Jason, & Ryan Thorpe
Whalen. I purchased a f1b labradoodle from you on May 31. 2005. Mom was Petunia and dad was Fox Meadow's Brilliant
Star. Lily was the best dog! So sweet and loved everyone and she was absolutely gorgeous!!! She had begun slowing
down and not eating much over the past year, the vets suspected cancer. she did well up until the very end.
We weren't ready at all but the vet told us she was ready. :( She passed away this spring at almost
11 years old. We miss her so much.
We also purchased a Cavachon from you July 2009. Sire Gleneden
Showboat and Dam Clover Dudley Di Airy. His name is Bandit and he's my baby! He is also the best dog! We
love him to pieces but he misses Lily, our doodle.
Here's a picture of Lily, Labradoodle and Bandit, Cavachon
after our walk around the pond and of course into the pond. are contemplating getting another dog,...
Michelle Whalen Pennsylvania
13 on November 18, 2016. Here's a photo from the party I threw for him. He's playing tug of war with his golden doodle friend,
Lucy. You'd never know Bux is 13. I love him so much and cherish every day I have with him. Thank you for everything you do
for this wonderful breed.
I wanted to let you know that
we had to put our beloved Biscuit down last Thursday. He was born 3/3/06. Parents were Magnolia and court Jester. He had a
tumor on his heart, I didn't know if you documented any issues for breeding purposes.
I also wanted to tell you how
wonderful Biscuit was and how lucky we were to have him in our lives. We are all heartbroken. The entire neighborhood loved
him. Kids that were afraid of dogs were not afraid of him because of his gentle personality. He was the absolute best dog/friend
anyone could have.
Thank you for doing such an amazing job with your puppies when we are ready for a new family member
we will be in touch.
Mary Kay Pillart
Dear Amy & Judy...
Goldendoodle, Tramp is approaching his 15th birthday so I thought I'd reach out with some pictures and info. His age
is noted in each picture file name.
Since you've had quite a few doodles over the years...here's the short story:
Tramp was bread at Glen Eden and we got him at Fox Creek. His birthday is 7/13/02. Dad was "Sir Andrea of
Logan" and Mom was "Sandy London".
We lived in CT for his first 14 years and then retired and moved to
Tucson, AZ. Tramp has been a healthy, happy dog for his long life and has adapted to being a desert dog.
issues have been some minor, intermittent eye issues. He's been on Solid Gold Hund-n-flocken for almost his entire adult
life. He had a few intermittent issues with arthritis between age 10 and 14 but a day or two of Deramaxx solved the problem.
About a year ago at age 14 he really started slowing down and the arthritis is pretty significant. At that time he
stopped jumping into the backseat of the car. He's now on Meloxicam daily. It's flared up significantly twice
recently but a day of Tramadol solves that. The eyesight and hearing aren't what they used to be and there's a day here
and there when we need to help him stand but he's still excited about going for a walk...a very short walk and he still has
the best bladder in the house.
Quite simply....he's a good old dog!!! And we want to thank you for all you do to
breed happy, healthy dogs with incredible longevity.
If there's anything else we can tell you just write.
Bob, Jere & Joshua Moskovitz ( oh yea...Josh was 4 when we picked up Tramp and is now a 19 year old college student)
As one year approaches, we had to catch up to let
you know how happy we are with Charlie, she is extremely smart, quick and a great leaper. She loves to chase her frisbee
and ball, or anything else you will throw. Thank you. Our kids were wondering, can we get a picture of her parents, Hazel,
Valentino or any of her siblings. Thanks again.
Michael Smale Allentown, PA
My parents just brought home a beautiful
black mid-size puppy from you on Monday. Back in August 2006, I also had purchased a chocolate F1B labradoodle from you. His
name was Murphy and I had ten wonderful years with him. He passed away a few weeks ago and I miss him terribly. He was wonderful
- I attached a few pictures of him... He was standard - weighing in at about 70 lbs! Probably one of the biggest labradoodles
I've ever seen and he had a gorgeous chocolate coat that lightened to a really unique chocolate/grey coloring over the years.
We couldn't go out without a bunch of people stopping us to find out what kind of dog he was! He was like a rock star. And
his personality was fun, sweet, playful...all that you'd want in a dog. I adored him!...
Below is my Facebook post for my
little girl Élan as she marked 18 months of life today (March 11). As stated, I love her more with each passing day,
but she still tries my patience. Just a tad over 40 lbs., she’s must smaller than my Koko, but more athletic and has
an endless reservoir of energy. After our 10-day separation last month, she seems to finally be “getting it” in
terms of some focus and discipline, so I may take her for the therapy dog evaluation in a few months. After sitting on the
sidelines for what will be 2 and a half years, my goal is to certify Élan so we can start out in September at some
of Koko’s favorite schools and go from there. I’ve invested a great deal of time and energy to train this little
girl and have to be confident it will pay off.
By the way, at her doggie day care date Thursday at the luxury dog hotel
where she stayed while I was away, the staff told me they had never seen so many Doodles (golden and Labra) romping together.
They’re everywhere these days, and I always ask the owners where they came from, hoping to hear “Gleneden.”
Enjoy spring, when it comes, and I’ll keep you posted on Élan’s progress.
Scotch Plains, NJ
Hi Judy and Ashton,
Our little guy is doing great!
We named him Grizzly Bear... e sleeps good- stops crying after about 2 minutes except when my kids come in the middle of the
night and wake him up. They are worse than him! We love him so much and our 12 year old teacup poodle is fine with him.
Here are some pictures! Julie Ganouski Kingsville, MD
Judy, We haven’t been in touch with you
since we purchased Gabe nearly 14 years ago. Born 8/8/03. If I read the papers correctly,
parents were Star
and Mandy. You know how when you have a second child, you wonder if you will ever love him/her as much as
We’d had a golden retriever who lived to 15 and we were over the moon for her. Then we brought Gabe home and fell
in love all over again. Amazing. I’m attaching a photo.
We lost him in June of this year, and are
still so very sad. Our vet said it all in her condolence note: “A big, beautiful soul. A fantastical
beast. A good dog.” My family could never have imagined what a touchstone our beloved doodle would be.
We had contemplated getting a doodle brother or sister for Gabe, but toward the end of his life he could never have really
with a little one. So we are slowly, slowly thinking about a puppy. I watch your website, and plan
to reach out again when we’re not
quite so heartbroken. Reading the emails from other families is so affirming.
Your doodles live such long, happy lives.
Hope this finds you well. We gave this doggie a wonderful life and hope
to give another the same. We’re so grateful to have found
Best – Edie Magnus and Bob Mayer
Sweet Pea's Boy:
Hi Judy, Thank you so much for Jax! He's doing fantastic and is an amazing
addition to our family.
Lisa Southren Morristown, NJ
Here is our labradoodle, Manny.
is 8 years old today!
He is still full of life and loves playing with everyone in our family. He is so friendly and loving
every day. Our son enjoys playing catch with him.
Thanks so much for giving us such a great dog!
Washington Crossing, PA
Benji and Bo!
We are forever grateful to you,
The Ross family Pound Ridge, NY
Hi Judy and all at the Doodle House,
Just wanted to let you know that Tammie is growing very fast and is a beautiful little girl. She's
very energetic but also very smart so she is learning fast.
We are so
thrilled with her and I'm sure she will be as wonderful as Yankee was. Thank you so much for our wonderful dog.
Pat Millman Charleston, SC
Hello Judy wanted to show off our beautiful puppy HUDSON;
he will be six months old on August 10; he is incredibly smart and loving; very protective of our family. Thank you for sending
him into our lives!
Gina Celli Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Dog Ever
was born in your June 25, 2002 litter. (I think Babe was his Mom)
He passed away at home
with his entire family around him 2 days ago.
He did life with me for 13 years, everything….over 20 of my
kids friends now in college, and home for Spring Break came to say goodbye to him. He was the mayor of the street, Mayor
of a gym we own, and the best friend I ever had.
My 3 college kids grew up with him, he saw over 100 baseball games,
hiked trails, walked beaches, ate ice cream and hotdogs, had a 5th Birthday party with 20 friends with never one health issue.
Happy Easter Judy!
Yorkgihs Millersville, MD
Hi Judy. Last we emailed, my beautiful Bailey (born
2/22/05 to Brandy and Simba) was very ill with cancer. We said goodbye to him on September 13. Not a day goes
by when I don't miss his gentle sweet soul. And my 2 year old daughter still points out every dog on the street that
looks like him and remarks on the many photos of Bailey we have around the house. Bailey was a remarkable dog in every
way - friendly, unflappable and loyal to the very end; he never ever left our sides. On his last day, my vet told me
that Bailey was a once in a lifetime dog that most people never even get. I am beyond grateful to you and your family
for breeding him, caring for him and gifting him to me...
Hi Judy and everyone at Gleneden! Our family picked up our
mini labradoodle on Dec. 27th at 10am. We named her Winnie after Winchester VA (where we stayed night prior) and Winnie
the Pooh. She definitely looks like a little teddy bear and she has such a loving demeanor.
She has been
a wonderful puppy. Sleeps from about 10:30pm-6am. She's healthy and very smart. We've given
your information to 3 different families that have inquired.
We are so happy with Winnie!
Albers Glen Ridge, NJ
Twelve years ago we adopted our Blue from you, and
he has been such a joy to our family. Sweet, smart, athletic, loyal, mischevious. He was everything you could
hope for in a dog. He was my first baby, and best friend to our son. Sadly we lost Blue to liver and spleen cancer
last year at 11, almost 12. We needed some time to recover from his loss, but know that our family needs a new furry
friend to be complete! So, we’d love to start the adoption process with you again.
I attach a few pictures
of Blue (including the original one you sent us when he was a puppy!), and also his original pedigree from our adoption...
Best - Allison Ryan Atlanta, GA
I thought I would write and let you know how Tillie and
I are doing. Tillie is the light of my life, she fills my heart with so much happiness, and keeps a smile
on my face all the time she is an absolute joy! Even when she is bad she makes me laugh.
We are going to obedience
class and she is so smart it only takes one time and she has the command set in her mind, then we just practice and make sure
she doesn't forget.
She is up to 26.4 pounds and has just recovered from being spayed. She is very healthy and
extremely happy. She loves to play catch and retrieve her tennis ball.
Traveling is one of her favorite things
(thank goodness) we do a lot of that. She has now gotten too big for me to carry on the plane with me so her flying days have
been cut short but that is okay, car traveling is the choice of travel anyway.
I am so glad that you kept me in your
mind as that someone "Special" for Tillie because she is definitely "Special" to me.
am enclosing a few pictures of her and some of her antics I hope you enjoy.
Sincerely and with great appreciate
for allowing me to add such a special fur baby to my life.
Bonnie Jacobson and Tillie Wesley Chapel, FL
My husband and I bought a medium size Goldendoodle from you in 2/2014. She was born from
a litter on 11/26/13.
We named her Bella. She has become such a great joy to our family. She loves to go everywhere
with us in the car. She absolutely loves our swimming pool and is constantly swimming and jumping for balls. You had told
us that the litter she came from was a very smart litter. I believe the story you told us was you were upstairs in the office
in your barn and you never had a litter of puppies follow you up there at that age. She is a very smart girl!!
worked with her and trained her and she has become a licensed therapy dog. He takes her to neighboring we have an assisted
living facilities. They absolutely adore her. She provides a great deal of comfort to those individuals. She has also become
a constant "customer" at our local Lowes ;D
Thank you for bringing such amazing dogs into this world!
Lorrie Villani Fredericksburg, VA
...I'm writing to update you on Ginger. She's 14 and still roams free at the lake up to one or 2 miles
from our house every day. The lake is high so she isn't on the dock, but she is wading up to her neck and enjoying every
minute of it. Her eyesight isn't like it used to be, but she is her same friendly self. The kids are grown -- one is married
and one is at college-- but the doodles chug on. With the exception of one bout of pancreatitis, Ginger has never been sick
a day in her life. Ginger Peterson MO
Hi Judy-It is hard to believe that it has been 4 years since Lucy has joined our family. You can see
that she is now healthy and always happy. She is very smart-understands 2 languages. She is also very intuitive and
loving. We can't imagine our world without our bundle of furry joy. She goes by Lucy but many call her Goose or Goosey and
she responds to both...e
We are thinking of adding a brother for Lucy--perhaps a goldendoodle. We would love to come
for a visit.
Thanks - Sara Mark Wasington, DC
I can't believe it but my boy George just celebrated his 12th birthday. He
remains the most handsome, lovable goldendoodle ever! His parents Dilly
Dally and Sammy would be very proud.
He is a little bit more mellow than
he used to be but he is still an active fellow. We go for a nice walk
Central Park every morning and follow-up with a one mile stroll in the
afternoon. He is the most popular
boy in the neighborhood, loves children
and puppies and gets admired everywhere we go.
Thank you again for
my wonderful boy.
Arin Goldman NYC
Our beloved Dakota passed away in October - just prior to her 13th birthday. She was
truly the BEST DOG EVER, and we miss her terribly. She lived a long & happy life, making everyone smile & feel loved
along the way. Dakota is responsible for dozens of Gleneden pups here in Vienna...... and a recent friend from Woodbridge,
Deb Bailey, just adopted a black goldendoodle from Gleneden & named her Dakota!
We have a 2 year old F1b standard
goldendoodle named Lexi (from a good friend in KY who bred their F1 female once) and she is such a LOVE. Dakota taught her
the ropes like a good big sister does. �� Thank you again for the most perfect family member we could have ever
asked for in Dakota!...
Good morning Judy & Ashten. We wanted to let you know that Daphne is settling in just wonderfully
in her new home in Rehoboth Beach, DE. It has been 2 weeks of getting to know her and her getting to know us.
It has been wonderful. We wanted to thank you VERY MUCH for allowing us to bring our new fur baby home. She is
growing & teething nicely! J We’ve attached a few photos as “proof”.
hank you again for our
bundle of joy!!
Henry Strohminger Rehoboth Beach, DE
Hi, I wanted to take the time to thank you for giving us our wonderful goldendoodle Maxx. He has been
the best thing that's happen to our family. He was born in December 15 and we've had him since he was 9 weeks old. He is a
wonderful dog. He is loving and has been putting smiles on our face since the first day we picked him up. Maxx has not had
any health problems and is such a happy dog. He has definitely stolen our hearts. We could not imagen our lives without him.
We are currently living in Puerto Rico ( my husband is an the army). He has adaptes so well to the climate change, although
we spoil him when home with the AC��. Here are some current pictures of him. We once again thank you for giving
us such a great dog! Lily Lebron Puerto Rico
Almost 11 and still she is happy and energetic! People stop us when we walk and can't believe her age.
They think she's 2 or 3! They also mention how beautiful she is! Of course, I agree! She has the best face!
We really can never thank you enough!
Hi Judy--we just finished celebrating Stella's 2nd birthday so I wanted to send an update. She is literally
the (dog) love of my life. I picked her up at Gleneden right after my husband deployed to Afghanistan. For the 19 months that
he was gone, Stella was that bright spot in the lives of my kids and I. Here she is visiting Carolina Beach, NC.
Thanks again, Crystal Rompalski Stafford, VA
Good morning Judy. Attached is a picture of our precious 4 month old Hudson.
It is hard to believe what a joy he is and how fast he has grown in the 2 months he has been a part of our family. He
is very smart, affectionate, and..yes a pup, but we know he will be a wonderful companion for us and even a future labradoodle.
He is enrolled in the local Nursing Home to visit the residents and bring some joy to their lives, as he has ours.
Bill & Cindy Loving
Sadly our beloved Annie passed away about two weeks after the attached photo was
taken, at the age of 14 years, six months. Our children were 10, 8 & 6 when we got Annie. She was excellent
with the children, very loving, kind and extremely agreeable. She was healthy, athletic and energetic her whole life, until
the last few months. People who met Annie were always amazed how much energy she had for her age. We were blessed to
have had her in our family and she is sorely missed. Thank you for breeding such a wonderful dog. We strongly recommend
Gleneden for anyone considering a Labradoodle. Sincerely, Robin & Bill McCracken, Gap, PA
This is our labradoodle Duke who became our family member in April 2002. We got him from Glen Eden. He has been
a joy for 15+ years. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't receive compliments on his beauty. Most people
do not believe he is 15. As a senior dog he is having problems getting up & walking but for 15 years we had no medical
problems with him. I kept him on Iams as Judy suggested. It clearly worked for him. We know his time with us is short so we
will enjoy the time we have left with him. Thank you for all our wonderful memories.
The Fox Family
Just wanted to send a note to let you know how great Oscar is doing! He has been
sleeping through the night since we completed his first week home! He is a a joy to have and we wanted you to know how
much he is loved!
His "aunt" got him a new bed!!
Thanks again we really love him!
West Roxbury, MA
I've attached a few photos of our Bailey-girl from my wedding day
on May 28th. She's my best bud and snuck her way into most of the photos we took around the house that day - stuck like glue
you might say! Her trademark head tilt is featured in one, and her half-attempt at giving me a kiss before I got into my dress
is in the other - it was clearly too much effort to get up haha.
Sincere thanks from the Bryson family for matching
us with our doodle (The Dood as she is most commonly referenced). She has brought so much life and love to our family. As
she starts to show her old lady age, we keep insisting that we don't know what we would ever have done or what we will ever
do without her. She is without a doubt the most joyful member of our family and we are so thankful to have gotten to love
her over the last 12 years. Here's to hoping for many more!
Caitlin Bryson Kentucky
Hi Everyone - just wanted to say that our dog Charley, adopted from you
folks 12 years ago, was the best dog in the world. He passed away at almost 12 last Sunday, April 10th.
We are definitely in mourning but want to look to the future for an adoption next spring to early summer. He was
a standard labradoodle, blond, silver and red, very handsome fellow. Big brown eyes, long red eyelashes and big brown
nose. His mother was Poppy and Father was Sunny Brilliance... We absolutely adored our Charley, and
feel lost without him...
Jesse and Gail Daughtry,Loves Park, IL
My name is Karen Hipscher. About 10 years ago I bought Scarlet.
I wanted to purchase a golden doodle for my husband as a Father's Day gift. We had lost our sixteen year old dog a few
months prior. You referred me to your daughter in law who at the time had a twelve week old female. Scarlet was delivered
the following week.
Scarlet continues to be a loving, sweet companion. Her beauty outside is only surpassed by
The goodness & beauty from within. Unfortunately, my husband passed away five years ago so Scarlet & I are alone.
We continue to enjoy our walks together, & she enjoys the excitement in the household when my grandchildren come to visit.
The above picture was taken this morning. I decided to write so many years later to thank you for breeding such
a terrific dog. She gave my husband so much pleasure & continues to do the same for me on a daily basis.
best wishes to your family.
Feeling guilty I have never submitted any pictures of my beloved friend, Kosi (like
“cozy”) who just turned 8 this week. He is the 2nd doodle I have had the pleasure of having in my life from
Gleneden. I have included a picture of him from you website 8 years ago when I chose him, a picture of him when I picked
him up at the airport and a couple of his adventurous life in Idaho ever since. He has been a life-changer for me and
I am so grateful to Gleneden. I look forward to the day I visit your farm!
David Olson Idaho
Rambo was born June 6, 2015 and today he is 13 months old. He is a bundle of joy, smart
and independent minded. He loves to play, run, and cuddle. Can't imagine my life without him! We walk everyday and everywhere
we go people comment on how pretty he is. Thanks to Rambo my transition into retirement has been that much more enjoyable.
Thanks so much for producing this uniquely healthy and happy addition to my life.
Our six month old Goldendoodle is close to 60 lbs and is becoming a great dog. He is very active
and gets along well with the other pets. Thanks for adding him to our family.
Dave Markel York, PA
I wanted to give you an update on how Kuzco is doing! She is the happiest and
sweetest puppy ever that has a tennis ball addiction ☺️.
My mom loves Kuzco so much that she is ready to
purchase her own puppy... Thanks
Emily Abbott Aldie, VA
Hazel is a sweet girl and we are so happy with her. She sleeps through the night since we put
a ticking clock by her crate. Our daughter (and her parents) could not be happier ! Thank you for a lovely
Kathy Knauss Washington, DC
Hi Judy and Anya
At first I had no idea what was happening to me!!! So many new things.
I thought why not be a trooper and see where all this goes. It has been a fun ride so far and I have become a princess
royal blue blanket and all.
The only thing is this fellow named Charlie that is a little timid around me.
I will change that!
My first trip to vet was today and of course they all loved me. Pam & Bill Oast
We adopted our sweet love from Becky Hahn via Gleneden on 3/22/08. He
is a male miniature golden doodle whelped on 12/12/07. His name is Rusty, his parents were Poodle, Windyhill Simba and
Goldendoodle, Over the Bridge Katie. We love him so much! Here is a picture of him as a pup in ’08 and one
of him now, he turns 9 years old on 12/12/16 and is the joy of our home! He has hardly aged and still prances around
like a puppy. He is so playful and loving! He is even getting used to our kitten and just wants her to love him
:-) He has survived two successful surgeries for fibrosarcoma with the last one in October 2014. We are very vigilant
to check him thoroughly and regularly for any signs/symptoms of disease. He has an awesome Veterinarian. Thankful
for each and everyday with him. One of our best friends is in the process of adopting a puppy from you now. We
cannot wait to meet their new doodle in 2017. Thank you! Have a Merry Christmas!
Michael, Michael Paul, Kathleen, Rusty & Ghost Moulton Wimington, NC
Thought you'd like to see a few pictures on the occasion of Murfy's birthday #2! She's the best
dog ever and we're so happy to have her as part of the family.
Hope all's well on your end, and thanks for such a great dog!
Dave, Melissa and Holly Guion Brooklyn, NY
Here's a picture of Lucy, Ricky, and of course Archie! As the
puppy he demands to be front and center. Haha
Lucy is 15 today. No one can believe it. She is amazing!!!!!
I am crying as I write this because I love her so much.
Hope you are well
Renee Mann Los
I apologize but forgot to send you a pic of Oscar from his first
birthday. He is an absolute love and has converted a family member (aunt) who was always afraid of dogs into a complete
fan of him. We are in love with our Oscar!!
Thanks again for letting us take him home!
Kara Quinn West
They are getting along great So in love!
Douglas Essex, CT
Our boy, Beckham, was born on 28th March 2004 and we adopted him
in June of that year. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to him on 13th December 2015.
Before we got him you told us he "was
spirited" and for the first 2 years of his life, to say he was a challenge is an understatement. Almost overnight he
became the perfect puppy - well behaved, great on walks - never ran away off leash, perfect car passenger,loved the ocean
and the snow! Once we took him on a 5 week road trip and "he" wrote a blog every day about his adventures. We counted
the number of times every day someone told us how cute he was and by the end of the trip there were 100's of comments. He
was always such fun, loved his toys - never destroyed one - and made us laugh every day with his funny little ways.
We own an Inn and having returning guests asking about him is purgatory - we miss him every minute of every day. Thank you
for him and the almost 12 years of pure pleasure living with him gave to us. We shall certainly be returning for a puppy when
our hurt recedes.
Graham and Maxine
The Sugartree Inn
Stella is very interested in making my morning barn chores more amusing. Her favorite
activities include attacking the hose, attacking the broom as I sweep the aisle, trying to eat horse poop and making friends
with every person or animal she meets.
Judy, she is a wonderful puppy! She is bold and confident but sweet and snuggly
too. She is an absolute joy! Thank you so much for bringing this little girl into our lives.
Marin McLean, VA
We got Sadie, our mini Labradoodle, from you in July. She has been
a wonderful addition to our family! She's friendly, playful and very sweet.
Here are some before and after pictures of
her at 9 months. She just had her first full grooming.
Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!
Christine Stein Vienna
Here are a few photos of our dear puppies handsome Arlo on the left
and our sweet and beautiful Baci on the right. They are both such loving puppies. It is hard to believe they are a year old
Hope all is well at Gleneden.
All the Best,
Marcy Feeney Baltimore, MD
We can’t believe that our Daisy will be turning 12 years old
this week! She has brought us so much love and joy since we brought her home from Gleneden all those years ago. Now we are
interested in adding another to our family.
She was one of the unusual puppies that had a
black stripe on her blonde fur, and then she only reached 30 pounds as an adult. We love both these things about her!...
Hope all is well with you and your family at Gleneden.
Liz Grossman Pennsylvania
I am writing to ask about puppy availability. We welcomed Matty,
on of your puppies back in August 2003. We loved her dearly for almost 13 years. Her parents were Star and Sunny.
We are hoping to add another one of your golden doodles to our family...
Rising Atlanta, GA
My Paris is growing so fast. Hard to believe she is almost 5 months.
She is 11.8 lbs now...
Thanks, Kathy Shaool Hagerstown, MD
Here's a photo
of our puppy Roscoe at 12 weeks. We love him so much! He's had 2 rounds of vaccinations and the vet tells us his fecal results
came back all negative for intestinal parasites. We are also into in to the second week of puppy obedience classes with a
Jamie McShane Sunnyside, NY
Here is our wonderful Gleneden Goldendoodle, Lily, on 10/28/15,
her 13th birthday! Still happy, healthy and able to leap onto high beds in a single bound! Here's to many more happy years!
New York, NY
I just wanted to let you know that one of your first golden doodle,
Cody, who was 13 1/2 had to leave us. We loved him and we were so proud to have him as a member of our family. We are now
living in Richmond, Va, having moved from Bronxville NY(remember how you helped me out with the 2 Eagle Hill dogs?)
am attaching a photo from a recent Christmas Card...
Hope all is well
Willis O'Brien Richmond, VA
Hi Judy & Ashten! It's been just over one week since we brought Griffey home.
We absolutely love him! He's very sweet and fun. He had a busy week being introduced to everyone. He came with us to school
every morning to drop off the kids. He was a hit with office staff. He had his first vet visit and passed with flying colors.
So far he loves going on walks and going to the playground with the kids. My sister has a puppy that is a month older than
Griffey. The two of them have quickly become friends. Thank you again!
Lindsay Walsh Fairfax, Virginia
Just wanted to share a latest picture of Tom, he is so fun and funny,
great personality, and a total snuggle bug. Whip smart too!
Loving our new baby!
San Morino, CA
Duncan is wonderful. He has bonded with our family
already and is an absolute sweetie. We love him!!! Will keep you posted as he grows. Thanks so much. Kathie Morgan
West Conshohocken, PA
Hi Judy, Thank you again for making it possible for us to adopt Fluffy.
She is a super smart puppy and we are so happy she has joined our family.
Thank you again, Sarah Miller
Hi Judy, all is well here. The two Doodles play hard and get along really well.
Torre has learned so many cues and can be calm much of the time. Walks perfectly on leash!
We are just wondering about
a mysterious patch of short hair on her right shoulder. Do you remember if that area was shaved for some reason? I cannot
tell if it's growing. The vet said the hair isn't broken and that skin looks healthy.
Here is a recent picture of Duke. As you can tell,
he has settled in quite nicely. He has stolen our hearts.
Deb Ambrose Richmond, VA
5-28-2003 - 4-19-2016
of you know our sweet boy Linus, the greatest dog I’ve ever had, and the only one Carol has ever had.
to old age today, just weeks before his 13th birthday, ailing from chronic bronchitis, muscular degeneration and plain old
We mourn the loss, as you can imagine.
In tribute to our best-ever friend, faithful companion, and true member
of our family, here are a few of our cherished memories:
The first-ever picture of Linus, taken at the breeder’s
farm (Gleneden) in Virginia, where Linus was born: