We have confirmed pregnancy for our phantom small standard AKC poodle Apricot P&G's MeadowLark of STSP! Lark was bred to Apricot P&G's Indiana Jones "Indy" of Deer Creek our AKC cream Golden Retriever stud.
Ultrasound showed 6 F1 Goldendoodle puppies but there may be more.
Puppies are due February 7th. We have decided to hold this litter and not open it up to pet homes at this time. We find when breeding dogs with the sole purpose of keeping dogs back for our program or selling to other breeders, there are different needs than when taking pet home deposits.
Most good breeders will want to have time to see the structure and temperament of the puppy around 8-weeks before deciding on a puppy. They also want DNA testing to come in before deciding. Breeders also want the dog to clear a health exam, meaning no dental issues, hernias, Grade 1 murmurs or retained testes. This is not usually best assessed until 8-weeks. Because we typically do puppy pick day at 6 weeks, this would mean that breeders would want to choose when the dog is a little older.
Because these F1 Goldendoodles will all be phantom (some will look phantom and others will be genetically phantom but look cream/apricot), we already have had quite a bit of interest from other breeding programs.
For this reason, we have decided to hold ALL of Lark's puppies.
I'm sorry if you were planning on getting a standard F1 Goldendoodle from our program this Spring.
There may be the opportunity still, but we will not know till the puppies are ready to "go-home", which puppies will be available to pet homes.
This litter has been 3 1/2 years in the making and I have contacted over 50 breeders, DNA testing five different litters (totaling over 30 puppies), looking for the right breeding dogs and trying to create the rare phantom coat type in an F1 Goldendoodle.
We look forward to working with you in the future to find your companion goldendoodle! We plan on having 7-10 litters this year so make sure you receive our emails via Wix to know when puppies are available or when waitlists open.
If you are a GANA breeder or a breeder who does comparable OFA health testing on your breeding dogs and are interested in more information on this litter, please reach out to me (Ashley) at email@example.com as I will be opening up this litter to deposits AFTER the puppies are born.