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 about, 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 asPoodleReivers, 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.