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Welcome to Heart and Home Doodles

We are located in Western Colorado and have a small farm with sheep, chickens, pigs, horses and of course puppies! Our dogs are members of our very close family and we strive to ensure they get the best lives possible. Each one of our fur babies are exactly that, our babies with fur. Each litter is born in our home and every puppy gets individual attention to be sure they are growing right and getting well socialized. We take pride in the quality of dogs we have and want to be sure they go to amazing homes that they deserve. We look forward to meeting you and adding a bundle of joy to your family. 

 

OUR BREEDS: 

Goldendoodles:

Goldendoodles are a designer crossbreed made by crossing a golden retriever and a poodle. They have been proven to be great family dogs as they are highly social and generally get along with everyone. They are affectionate and gentle and even do well with small children. They are loyal and with the right training are highly obedient. They should be trained with positive reinforcement so that it does not damage their confidence. They seem to be perfect for first time dog owners as they are super eager to please.

Goldendoodles have been proven easy to train and have been used as guide dogs, service and therapy dogs and even sniffer dogs. They have also done well in agility courses and can be great hunting dogs.

This breed is great for people who suffer from allergies because they have little to no shedding. They do require either brushing or be taken to the groomers on a regular basis. If the coat is kept short, it should be clipped every six to eight weeks and brushed every few weeks. If the coat is kept in its natural state it should be brushed every week or two. They come in many different colors such as black, copper, white, cream, gray, golden, apricot or red.

They are considered to have an average energy level and will probably require about 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day. They do better with a fenced yard however as long as they can get out and play an apartment without a yard will also work. They actually do better if they can live as inside dogs because as social dogs, they like to be close to their family. It is good to crate train your doodle for bedtime and when you leave the house so that it can get used to being separated from the family some and not end up suffering from separation anxiety.

Goldendoodles are still a fairly young breed as breeding them did not start until the 1990s. The theory was to create a larger doodle that still maintained the desired traits of low dander, low shedding coat and had the intelligent friendly nature of a golden retriever.

This breed varies in size depending on the bloodlines of the parents but there is generally three different sizes, miniature, small standard, and large standard. The miniature tends to be 13 to 20 inches in height and weigh between 15 to 35 pounds. The small standard average height is about 17 to 20 inches and weighs about 40 to 50 pounds. The large standard averages 20 to 24 inches in height and weighs about 50 to 90 pounds.

Goldendoodles are becoming more popular due to their many desirable traits and would make the perfect addition to your family.

Bernedoodles:

Bernedoodles are companion dogs to a T. They inherit the intelligence from the poodle parent and the charming, goofy, happy go lucky temperament from the Bernese Mountain dog parent. They are the happiest when with their families and love to play with children. Both playtime and cuddle fests are very important to them. These fluffy hybrid dogs have the trainability of the poodle and the laid back yet incredibly loyal nature of the Bernese.

Bernedoodle coats can vary and be either more wavy and curly like the poodle or straighter coats and closer resemble the Bernese. Generally, the more curly the coat the more hypoallergenic they will be. The thickness of their coats helps keep them warm in the winter while also providing more protection from the heat in the summer months. It is suggested to brush them once a day and that can be used as a bonding experience and they will probably need to be trimmed every few months depending on how fast their coats grow. They come in a few different colors such as pure black, black with white patterns, brown and black, or black and brown with white patterns.

The activity level for Bernedoodles varies but they are typically a moderately active breed. They do love outdoor adventures and will always be happy to join you on a hike or morning jog, but they do not need extensive exercise. They are extremely easy going and will adapt to various lifestyles and activity levels. It is good to crate train your doodle for bedtime and when you leave the house so that it can get used to being separated from the family some and not end up suffering from separation anxiety.

Bernedoodles are a considerably young breed considering the first breeder who claimed to intentionally breed them was in 2003. They do tend to be healthier dogs than their purebred parents due to the diversity of their gene pool. It has said they are the least likely to display any serious health issues. With being such a young breed there is no guarantee, but they should live to be between 12 and 15 years old.

There are three different sizes of Bernedoodles, tiny, miniature, and standard. These differences come from the size of the poodle parent. The tiny doodles are 12 to 17 inches tall to the shoulders and weigh 10 to 24 pounds. The miniatures are around 18 to 22 inches tall and can weigh 25 to 50 pounds. The standard is the biggest and are usually 23 to 29 inches tall and weigh around 70 to 90 pounds.

If you are looking for a loyal, playful, companion to add to the family a Bernedoodle is definitely right for you.

Golden Mountain Dog:

Golden Mountain Dogs is a designer crossbreed, which is a cross between a Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog. They are extremely well natured due to the characteristics of their parents. These are ideal family dogs as they are easy going, quick learners, confident, and very friendly.

They have been said to be good alert dogs and will tell you if there is any suspicious activity going on. They also make good working dogs for hauling things and helping on a farm but also things such as therapy dogs, service dogs, guide dogs and sniffer dogs. Golden Mountains are highly intelligent dogs and are very easy to train. As all dogs they should be trained with positive reinforcement and you will notice they require fewer repetitions to catch on to a new command or trick.

Their coats are generally medium to long in length and is usually dense and straight. It is better to brush them a few times a week or everyday to keep it smooth and reduce shedding. Brushing your dog can be a good bonding activity and an activity your kids could engage in.

These make great companions and will consistently crave your attention. They have an average energy level and enjoy going on jogs or hiking adventures, but they also enjoy cuddle time! They adapt easily to the owner’s lifestyle and will live to please you. It is good to crate train your dog for bedtime and when you leave the house so that it can get used to being separated from the family some and not end up suffering from separation anxiety.

It is unknown when the first Golden Mountain Dog was born but they are considered to be a newer designer breed.  They are considered to be a large to giant sized breed of dog. They can be up to 26 inches tall and weight anywhere from 80 to 120 pounds.

If you are looking for a well mannered laid back big dog to add to the family the Golden Mountain Dog is the dog for you.