My husband I, raise our five children on our beautiful twelve acres, along with our Famous English Goldens, Teddy Bear English Goldendoodles and Schnoodles. We are dedicated to the development and research of our dogs, and we are committed to producing healthy, sound, well-tempered, and well-trained puppies that will become beloved members of your family for many years.
The English Golden was my passion for many years, I spent most of 90's, raising my two eldest children and Golden Retrievers. When my third child was born he developed allergies to dogs and this presented a great problem for our family. I was constantly being contacted by Golden lovers that desperately wanted a golden but they had the same problem I had, they either had a child with dog allergies, or they were allergic to dogs. It was at that time that I was introduced to the Goldendoodle. I may have never entertained the idea of breeding my Goldens to a Poodle before my son was born but once I saw the problems that he was having around my dogs, I realized that the Goldendoodle may be the best alternative for our family, and the many other families that found themselves in the same place I was at.
I was not sure how I would feel about this new breed, but after much discussion with my husband and friends, and lots of prayer, we felt that this was the direction that we were being led to go into. It was a scary time because I had a lot of friends that were pure breed advocates that I was afraid would turn their backs on me when I crossed over. Thankfully most were okay, and I can honestly say they all accepted my my new project. I can remember my first litter, I was so amazed at how much they looked like little Goldens, but as they grew they developed these cute little ripples that eventually made them look like fluffy little Teddy Bears, I was hooked from my first litter. These little Goldendoodles had stolen my heart and I became the proud breeder of the first English Goldendoodles, and coined the term "Teddy Bear Goldendoodles." The Goldendoodle puppies were the perfect solution for our allergy issues, but my son was still extremely allergic to the Golden parents.
My husband and I discussed this in great length and we came up with a plan. He would build our Goldendoodles a place that would simulate our home, this would be the place that I would be spending most of my time. I wanted it to be like nothing I had ever seen. As a mother of five children, I have spent my time in the labor and delivery rooms, and I wanted my puppy nursery to be just like the baby nursery that I had been in, and that's exactly what it is like. I Love It!
I have had many people tell me that they have never seen anything like this. We are so happy with how things turned out. It's been wonderful for my son, my beautiful parent dogs, for the puppies, and for me. It's amazing . We now have this brand new very elaborate state of the art facility that is the home base for our parent dogs to bring their babies into the world. Our dogs have the very best there is to offer. We have heated and cooled inside rooms, large airy out door playgrounds with lots of shade, and a large pond for the dogs to swim. We have a brand new birthing room . It's decorated like a 50's Diner, it totally pink & black and very cute. It has a washer and dryer, 36" Plasma T.V, nice roomy private birthing areas and 24 hour surveillance , when we do something we do it right and we spare nothing when it comes to our dogs, if they need it, we get it.
I was in Dentistry before I decided to go full time with my breeding program. I was very much into infection control. I have a reputation for being OCD on cleaning. That's one reason why I have so much around the clock help. I want my puppies to be clean and pretty at all times. We wash puppy pads and clean up after our puppies all day & night . I also want all my parent dogs to be groomed and beautiful at all times. That's why we have a fully equipped grooming room. It's also pink and black and very cute. We have a fully equipped medical office in which my veterinarian can come and vaccinate and examine our dogs. We have an ultrasound machine and full lab. Everyone tells me I should have went to veterinarian school instead of dental school. Although I do run things like my Dental practice, I like things just the way they are, I get to do all the fun things and my vet get's to do the less desirable things. I love the reproductive side of things and we do lots of A.I's, Microscope evaluation and ultra sounds, it's so precious to see the babies before they are born.
This is now my full time profession, it's a lot of work but it is truly a labor of love for me. I recently sold my company, and gave up dental hygiene to be available all day to care for my babies. I love taking care of these precious little ones. I know that it's important for you to be able to see where your puppy was raised so I have included lots of pictures for you to learn more about us. I have also added the "Our Team" page to introduce you to the dedicated people that work along side our family . We all love our work and it truly shows in our beautiful puppies. It's amazing how things develop when you love what you do. After breeding for 15 yrs, we learned that the greatest threat to the lives of our puppies was behavioral issues, we believe that a well trained mannerly puppy has a better chance to have a forever home , so in 2007 we opened a puppy training program, "Puppy Prep School" for our doodles to attend before they went to their new families, this has proven to be extremely popular. Once we began training puppies we realized the great need for dog training of all ages, as well as the need for Therapy & Service Dogs . In 2009 we teamed up with our head trainer & her husband, a seasoned K9 Trainer and launched Smeraglia K9 Services. Please visit Smeraglia K9.Com to learn more about our training programs & services. We also know a lot about grooming doodles and dog products, we spend hours on the phone an in emails discussing the different products that we like , and why we like them, so to save time and allow our clients to buy our favorite items, we opened our online Pet Boutique "SmeragliaPet.Com". We also have Smeraglia Trained Doodle Groomers that are available for Doodle grooming several days a week, by appointment only. Everyone loves our cute little puppies and we love taking pictures of them, so like every new baby we began taking professional portraits of our puppies and you guessed it, everyone one was requesting special photo sessions of their puppies before they came home...well our love for our dogs and our love for photography has opened up a whole new way to show off our doodles ....we call it Doodle Pawtography, now you can visit doodle Pawtography.Com to see our work. Things have truly changed since that first litter of doodles but one thing that has not changed is our total love and dedication to the Doodle.
As you can see these dogs are amazing, we love them, it's this love that has driven us forward... Please read our website, look at the hundreds of pictures and I know that you too will fall in love.
Thanks for taking the time to read our incredible story and to let me share my heart with you.