Mini, Medium, and Standard Goldendoodles
We are located in Statesville, NC and we focus on producing F1b goldendoodle puppies. We are a proud blue ribbon member of GANA. At Parfait Mischen, we are dedicated to client satisfaction and most importantly producing happy healthy puppies.
Walter Wagner has bred golden retrievers for over 7 years and Julia Castillo has bred poodles for over 10 years. In 2014, we purchased our first generation F1 goldendoodles, Millie, Indy, and Lilly to be mates to our standard poodle, Charlie. We are located in Statesville, NC We are excited to begin this new venture.
Because the goldendoodle is a cross-breed, they will have exceptional genetics. They will not have the same kind of health problems that plague their pure-bred parents. Especially when their pure-bred parents have been tested and cleared for all the genetic diseases that they are known to be predisposed to have in their lines. All will go through thorough DNA testing and will be certified for their eyes, hips, heart, knees, and elbows and be DNA tested for the common breed diseases once they reach two years of age.
We have a unique breeding program that reputable breeders are finding works best for their breeding dogs. We want our adults to have the best opportunity for being not only amazing mothers, but to have their forever families in their lives through it all. What makes us different from the majority, is that we place our breeding dogs in their forever homes as puppies and allow them to live with their family for the first two years or two heat cycles (whichever comes first). Once our breeding dogs have reached two years of age or are beginning their third heat cycle, they will begin breeding. The only time they are away from their family is when they come to us for their whelping, nursing, and weaning weeks. This will take approximately six weeks. After six weeks, they will return to their families and continue this cycle until they reach five years to six years of age. They will then be spayed and returned to live a healthy long life with their already established forever host homes. Because goldendoodles are a high maintenance cross-bred, they require more care than most other breeds. That is why we find it extremely important for our breeding females to have a loving and caring family that will individually spoil and pamper them the way they need but most importantly the way they deserve. This type of breeding program ensures our puppy clients receive the healthiest puppy we can offer. Our available puppies are not part of this program.
Once our puppies reach 49 days old we will have them each assessed to discover their energy levels, unique disposition, and temperaments. We use the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test to help us in our puppy assessment. We also begin crate training, stair training, and distraction/attention training as part of our beginning stages of puppy training. We are pleased to offer these services to our puppy clients as it helps us to know how to place our puppies with their forever families.
Please visit our "Meet Our Dogs" page to learn more about the health testing we have completed for each our of parental lines. We would love for you to visit our previous puppies page to see some testimonials of happy goldendoodle owners. We are planning for 2018 spring litters. If you would like to be placed on our deposit waiting list, please visit our available puppies page.
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What is in a Name?
We did not hastily name our business. It took some great thought and creativity to decide on our name. We chose parfait meaning "perfect" in french and mischen means mix in german. The Poodle orginated from Germany but the french made them popular. Since our first love is the Poodle, we chose a name that would honor the breed.
The golden retriever originated in Scotland and bred for hunting fowl. It was developed after a long line of breeding from the Newfoundland, Tweed Water Spaniels and the Irish Setter. Lord Tweedmouth is often credited for the development of the Golden Retriever.during the mid-19th century.The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1927. The Golden Retriever is the quintessential family dog. It is very loving and loyal to the family and enjoys playing games and socializing with people. The Golden Retriever loves children and is great with other animals.
The earliest ancestors of the Poodle were said to be curly-coated dogs of central Asia, but it is also identified with France. Many rough-coated water dogs are also associated with the dog’s ancestry. The earliest dog breed of this group was the Barbet, a type of curly-coated dog, which was seen in Hungary, France, and Russia. However, the German strain of the dog exerted maximum influence on the Poodle we know today. The German word pudel, meaning to splash or puddle, is the source for the Poodle’s name and reflects its water abilities. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1887. The Standard Poodle is one of the most intelligent dog breeds. It loves to impress its human family and gets along well with children and other dogs. The Standard Poodle was also bred to hunt fowl. Both dogs have so many simular qualities it was only natural to bring them together to create the goldendoodle.
The Goldendoodle is a fairly new breed in the grand scheme of breed development. The original Goldendoodle was a hybrid cross of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle and breeders today are still breeding this special first generation known as an F1. The exact date of conception is unknown but their popularity emerged in the late 1990's marketing this new breed. Several different names were being used to describe the breed such as PoodleReivers, GoldenPoos, and GoldiePoos but the name Goldendoodle was the one that stuck. Most AKC recognized breeds took decades to develop and even more decades to earn AKC recognition. Many Golden Retriever breeders and Poodle Breeders oppose the breeding of Goldendoodles. It seems that breeders are mixed in their ideas and goals about working towards "purebred" status with the AKC. One can't help but wonder how difficult it was for Lord Tweedmouth to convince his breeding colleagues that it was a good thing to create a golden retriever by mixing the Irish Setter and Newfoundland, Tweed Water Spaniel. Goldendoodle breeders have a long battle ahead before our Goldendoodles become officially recognized by all-breed purebred dog registries. It may take years and even decades to have the AKC and other registries to recognize the Goldendoodle, but good ethical breeding practices will eventually bring about a wave of change and a recognized purebred status.