Parents are entered into our program only after health testing and temperament testing. Many personality traits are inheritable so ensuring we use dogs we love, are trainable (want to learn and work with and for us) are overall human focused, reliable, have solid nerve strength and will absolutely pass on lots of good traits is just as important to us as the health testing. It takes a holistic approach to get dogs that can excel as family companions, therapy dog work, facility dog work and serviced work. We do not breed any dog that shows unprovoked aggression, panic without recovery or strong avoidance.
It is with complete pride and love I have for my parent dogs. Many live in homes full time as beloved pets and some are a part of our own 4E Kennels therapy dog team.
We use the best to produce the best. Color and coat type is not my top priority, it just isn't.
Temperament and health is. I want dogs that will heal hearts and save lives. It is that simple.
Our main focus is goldendoodles. Simply because they are my favorite.
During my childhood, we had two red golden retrievers.
We offer a few Irishdoodle and cavadoodle litters a year too.
There is no perfect dog, so we take a holistic approach to breeding while also maintaining high standards. If a dog doesn't have the highest marks in health in one area we will carefully select a mate that exudes excellence in that area.
1. No unprovoked aggression
2. Not hand shy (submissiveness is ok!)
3. No panic without reasonable recovery
4. Motivated to work and please
5. Intelligent/high trainability
6. Accepts handling from strangers
7. Exhibits self-control and focus
8. Solid Nerve strength
9. Good confidence
10. Eye contact is a plus!
We have a beautiful balance of drivey, motivated and confident dogs in our program as well as tender hearted velcro parents.
At one year old, we begin health testing.
- OFA Hips (prelim and or official)
- OFA Elbows
- OFA Patella (moyen and minis only)
- OFA Cardiac
- OFA CERF EYES
- DNA Genetic Testing
**We do OFA preliminary hip screening and proceed according to score. OFA states that what we see at one year is indicative of what we will see at 2 years old at a 93.8% rate. Our prelims are not listed on the OFA website. We are happy to provide a copy to you.**