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When is the best time to get a Goldendoodle?

It looks like spring has finally arrived for good and that means right now is the ideal time to add a Goldendoodle puppy to your family. Think about it. With a new puppy comes potty training, exercise and early obedience training such as leash walking. All these activities will take you outside the house and now the weather is perfect for getting out and about.

If you’re looking to add a smart, beautiful and sensitive Goldendoodle to your family, you owe it to yourself to consider a top quality pup from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles. We have been producing second-to-none doodles for 15 years. We know it’s true because our owners tell us so. It’s also evidenced by the fact that a generation who grew up in homes with one or more Blue Ridge Goldendoodles is now coming to us for their own canine companions.

To begin the process of acquiring one of our pups, click the “Application” tab and complete the form. Keep an eye on our “Upcoming Litters” and “Available Puppies” pages for all dates and details. If you have questions that aren’t answered here on our site, use the “Contact” link on the right to ask it.

How do I know that I’m getting a quality Goldendoodle?

When you buy a new appliance, you receive a warranty from the manufacturer that the item will be replaced if it is found to be defective. Presumably, the company makes this guarantee not expecting to have to fulfill it because it has confidence in the quality of its product. As a consumer, the warranty reassures you that the maker stands behind its merchandise.

To be sure, buying a Goldendoodle is not the same as buying a washing machine. But when you purchase a puppy from a breeder, you still should feel confident that you are receiving top quality for your investment. You deserve to know that this new member of your family is one that the breeder is willing to stand behind 100 percent.

Here at Blue Ridge Goldendoodles, we are supremely confident in the quality of our puppies, which is why every one comes with a two-year health guarantee. To start, we thoroughly screen each breeding pair. We want their offspring to be physically vigorous, mentally acute and free of the genetic disorders that occasionally show up in poodles and/or golden retrievers. A detailed check-up lays the foundation for the desired outcome.

All of our puppies are cleared by our vet and given their first round of shots and treated for worms before they are shown to prospective families. We send a detailed vet record home with every pup. We guarantee the health of every Blue Ridge Goldendoodle for any condition related to genetics or breeding for its first two years.

After a decade and a half at this, we know that our Goldendoodles are second to none — because our owners tell us so. If you’re looking to add a smart, beautiful and sensitive Goldendoodle to your family, you owe it to yourself to consider a top quality pup from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles.

Click the “Application” tab and complete the form to begin the search for your amazing new family member, or use the “Contact” link on the right to ask questions that aren’t answered on the site.

How has breeding Goldendoodles changed over the years?


In 2004, Life magazine famously featured a Goldendoodle on its cover accompanied by the headline, “The Perfect Dog? How the Doodle became the new family pet.” It was instant validation for this wonderful hybrid among the general public. In the decade since, Goldendoodles have skyrocketed in popularity.

Today, people can’t seem to get enough of these beautiful and smart canine companions. Visit any park or green space in your city where people regularly go to walk their dogs and you’re quite likely to cross paths with someone strolling with a Goldendoodle.

Unfortunately, some dog breeders have treated this surge in popularity as an opportunity to make money, without any regard for the dogs they are producing. They breed Goldendoodles simply to sell “product.” The physical and mental health of the breeding pairs as well as the puppies is an afterthought in the process. It’s the curse of success.

On the other hand, here at Blue Ridge we began to breed Goldendoodles years earlier. We fell in love with this smart, beautiful crossbreed before almost anyone had even heard of them. We just knew that they were great and we wanted to raise the best puppies possible and make them available to the small niche of people who had the good sense to seek one out.

Fifteen years later and the Gold(endoodle) Rush is on — but our goal is exactly the same. We’re still producing our second-to-none Goldendoodle puppies for people who want to make this “perfect dog” a permanent member of their family.

If you’re looking to add a smart, beautiful and sensitive Goldendoodle to your household, you owe it to yourself to consider a top quality puppy from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles.

Click the “Application” tab and complete the form to begin the search for your amazing new family member, or use the “Contact” link on the right to ask questions that aren’t answered on the site.

What are the common Goldendoodle sizes?


Dog lovers come in all shapes and sizes but their individual lifestyles are often particularly suited for owning a dog of a specific shape and size. With a Goldendoodle this is no problem because they run the gamut in stature. Best of all, whether you opt for the large, medium or small version, they all will come with the awesome personality and intelligence that are the hallmark of these dogs.

The three sizes of Goldendoodles are determined by weight. Since breeding is not an exact science, there is a margin of overage/underage with the classifications, but they are generally established as follows:

Standard Goldendoodles start around 45 pounds and typically go up to around 70 pounds, although heavier doodles are not uncommon. Standard Goldendoodles are the result of crossing a Golden Retriever and Standard Poodle.

Miniature Goldendoodles weigh between 30 and 45 pounds. They are created by breeding a Golden Retriever and Miniature Poodle.

Petite or Toy Goldendoodles weigh 15 to 30 pounds approximately and result from a Golden Retriever and Toy Poodle cross.

Whichever variety of Goldendoodle is the best match for you, Blue Ridge Goldendoodles has you covered. Our second-to-none puppies come in all three sizes. Just keep watching our “Upcoming Litters” and “Available Puppies” pages for dates and details.

Why are Goldendoodles so popular?

It’s no wonder that Goldendoodles are so incredibly popular these days. They possess four key traits that make them the perfect canine companion in the eyes of many dog lovers. Let’s take a closer look at these prized qualities, that top breeders like ourselves always seek to reinforce through caring, selective mating.

Temperament. Doodles are extremely loving dogs. Regardless of their size, they very often see themselves as lap dogs. They love to cuddle and give and receive lots of affection with their human companions. This inherent sweet spirit is what makes the Goldendoodle a common candidate for therapy dog training.

Intelligence. The poodle is generally considered the smartest of all dog breeds. The golden retriever ranks in the top five. When you pair the two it produces a pup of great intelligence and emotional intuition. So much so, you’ll find that many Goldendoodle owners talk to their dogs like they talk to their children — and swear the doodles understand and listen better.

Athleticism. A desire to be active makes the Goldendoodle an ideal playmate or activity partner. This breed loves to run, jump and quite often swim. They make an excellent and always willing companion for walking the neighborhood, love to chase a ball in the park and will match lively children step for step until all are completely tuckered out.

Beauty. Let’s cut straight to the chase: Goldendoodles are gorgeous. Their aesthetic perfection is the first thing that catches everyone’s eye. As doodle owners worldwide can attest, it’s the look that compels people to stop and ask about and gush over this breed. Sometimes walking one in public feels a bit like strolling with a celebrity due to the attention it brings.

If you’re thinking about adding a Goldendoodle to your family, you owe to yourself to consider a second-to-none pup from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles. Look around the site and familiarize yourself with our family business. Be sure to check out the Available Puppies page to see the quality Goldendoodle puppies we produce.

To begin the process of acquiring one of our pups, fill out the online Application for prospective owners. We look forward to adding you to the extended Blue Ridge Goldendoodles family.