Michael, do you ever serve as a resource for people looking for more mature Golden Doodles. Perhaps a puppy you have placed that needs a new home. If so please let me know. Sincerely Jack Overman
This is a good question. We do offer support for all our puppies after they go home. In the event a puppy is not fitting into his or her new home, we do post a link to the puppy’s information on our website. Please keep in mind this happens very seldom and when it does, the puppies go fast.
Dear Sunshine Acres,
We are interested in obtaining a golden doodle and are in the research phase. We recently lost our first golden doodle after fourteen wonderful years.
I didn’t find a picture of “Lucky in the list of moms.
What is the price of your golden doodle pups?
Thanks for your help with this,
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What are the parents of an Irish Goldendoodle?
That is a great question. The last question on my FAQ page is devoted to answering that question. I am copying here for your convenience. Have a great day! Michael
Sunshine Acres specializes in hybrid crosses of Golden Retriever and Poodle, often called the Goldendoodle. There are so many breeding programs for doodles today that it can be confusing to the newcomer that is trying to educate themselves on what F1, F1B, F3, etc might mean. Most geneticists agree that hybrid vigor or heterosis occurs in the offspring of two genetically different parents of the same genus. When Gregory Mendel discovered this with peas, a Latin term for generation was created called F for filial (generation = filial). Thus, we get the term F1 which stands for a first generation cross between two different breeds of dog.
Many years later, mid 1900’s, corn geneticists discovered other types of first generation crosses that improved over the single crosses of hybrids of the day (only using two different parent lines). This 3 way cross, otherwise termed F1 Type 3, was found to improve the genetic performance of the corn lines. The corn geneticists would use a hybrid and cross it to another unlike parent line. This improved disease resistance, increased yields, and improved drought tolerance. However, these same geneticists will also tell you that you must start with at least one line with a desirable characteristic to achieve improvement. For example, one corn line must have higher yield performance to improve the offspring of a cross. The more desirable traits that a parent line starts with and the fewer undesirable traits they do not posess, the greater the chance for a successful cross. This advice is the same for dogs.
Sunshine Acres has adapted this knowledge to our program and have now included the Irish Setter as one of the parent lines. This new type of hybrid is an F1 Type 3 and has a greater potential for better health and vigor than the traditional F1 (Golden x Poodle). We have searched far and wide for our genetics to create a firm foundation in our breeding program. Our Irish Goldendoodles puppies have a hybrid mother (Irish x Golden) and a purebred father (Poodle). Other breeds could have been selected, but Sunshine Acres’ program is focused on devotion, intelligence, dark rich colors, silky, low to no shedding coats and high health in an attempt to have puppies who live long happy lives.
Since this cross was instituted in 2008, Sunshine Acres now differentiates the two different types of puppies we raise:
F1 Type 1 = Hybrid puppy from purebred parents (Golden and Poodle)
F1 Type 3 = Hybrid puppy from one hybrid parent (f1 Type 1) and one purebred parent (Poodle)
Will you ever breed Zoey to either Curley or Rufus? I don’t know if you know that we lost our Famous Mater on May 6th to hemangiosarcoma. Sometimes I think the only thing that might heal Tom is another doodle puppy. Mater’s long, straight to wavy coat made him so unusual along with his red coloring. And his temperament was unsurpassable as was his joy in like. Mater sent many people to Sunshine Acres.
Thoughts on the afore mentioned cross?
Zoey has retired. We are taking a break and evaluating our need for F1B. The only reason I can think that I would raise the F1B is for allergies and we have had a tremendous amount of success in placing our F1 puppies into allergy homes that at this time, the F1B does not seem necessary. Over the years, I have found that not all poodles make good doodles. There is no test to know other than trial and error. I have identified and established my poodle lines that have done really well, historically.
My dog TJ was born in 2005 and his father was a poodle named Jackson. I can’t remember who the mother was but both parents must’ve been wonderful because TJ was the best. I am wondering how long has it been since Jackson retired? We lost TJ this past April and I am looking for a puppy in the next 6 mos-year. Are there any litters expected for Fall of 2018?
Thank you for the note. The mom and dad of TJ was Abby and Jackson. Abby retired in 2007 and Jackson retired in 2012. As many know, Jackson was one of our foundation sires who we discovered, by accident, as a poodle who consistently had doodles with beautiful coats. It was a trial and error thing when I finally came to the realization that not all poodles make great doodles. Jackson’s bloodlines live on today with three of our studs being direct descendants of him and our other two share very similar genetics.
Bella and Rudy (Jackson’s grandson) have a litter right now that I am really excited about. They will be ready to go home in August. I will email you this information.
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