We picked up our standard goldendoodle puppy, Mulligan, from Rosewood Kennels last year at this time. We drove (all day!) to their home to pick him up. I found the facility to be clean, spacious and appropriate in every way. The kennel building is about 10 steps from their home, and many of the breeding dogs were in the fenced area playing.
It was very clear to me that these dogs are part of their life, not simply a business. We stayed at their home for over an hour. There was a newer litter of minis actually in their kitchen for close watching.
There was a new European Golden puppy in the house, I know she is now a breeding dog, too. Their pet Goldendoodles were in the house, and appear to be members of the family. I had no concerns whatsoever, and was pleased to know our puppy had a great start. He showed little fear, and quickly bonded to us.
We had a golden retriever for 14 years, she just passed away of lymphoma. I knew I wanted to get a puppy before she died. I researched breeds extensively, and decided on a goldendoodle. I feel very fortunate that I found Jana.
Mulligan is a wonderful dog, a joy to our family. He was a very healthy puppy, our veterinarian has been impressed by him since day one. I also brought the contract to the vet to review, and he said it was one of the best puppy contracts he had seen.
Mulligan house trained very easily and rings bells to go outside, which is perfect for us. He rings the bells, we stop whatever we are doing to put him out. He likes to chew, so we keep lots of rawhide chips on hand (hide your good shoes!). We have a fenced back yard which he enjoys. However, he is a total housedog.
Mulligan at 1 year old weighs 72#. He had not had an “accident” in the house since he was about 4 months old.
He is a beautiful golden color.