Welcome to Springview!
Springview Mini Goldendoodles is a Home breeder of top quality Mini and Petite English “Teddy Bear” Goldendoodles. We have chosen to only breed the English lines because we just love the broad boning and wonderful coats they give us. The English Lines are also known for their very gentle and laid back temperaments. We are located in beautiful Seminole County, of Central Florida, where our dogs can run and play all year round in over 2 acres of fenced in yard. We are NOT a kennel, all of our dogs live as family members in our home or with their loving Guardian Families. Our puppies are born in our home and stay in our home until they go to yours. They are never put out into another building or area to live.
We primarily breed second and third generation English Petite and Mini Goldendoodles that in almost all cases are non shedding Once in a while we will breed a first generation Mini Goldendoodle litter considered F1. These pups do have a higher propensity to shed due to the fact that they are only an average of 50% Poodle but we get many requests for this type of coat. We not only offer cream and apricot Mini Goldendoodles which are the more common colors, but we specialize in the hard to find colors like an amazing mahogany red, black and we are one of the only Mini Goldendoodle breeders that breeds full Parti Goldendoodles! We produce ONLY Petite and Mini Goldendoodle puppies, which are smaller than the standard Goldendoodle size range of 50-90 pounds.
To try to better explain our sizes, here are some general guidelines for you:
Our Petite Goldendoodles will range from an average of 10-25 pounds.
Our Mini Goldendoodles will range from an average of 25-40 pounds.
Each litter pairing will produce a certain size range. Some litters will span both size ranges, but we always let our families know what is expected in size ranges from each litter when announced.
We produce our Petite puppies with the same wonderful characteristics of our Minis, we just get the smaller size by pairing different parents together.
Please note that we are not affiliated nor do we sell to any Goldendoodle or Puppy Brokers in Florida or anywhere else. It is well known that puppies purchased from puppy broker sites are almost always from puppy mills. Their puppy mill operations can be very well disguised through these sites and even sites of their own. A quality, reputable breeder does not have trouble selling their own puppies and will never use a broker. Because we cannot always allow visitors due to having puppies, please visit our discussion forum and read from many families who have our puppies and have visited our home to pick up their puppies and have met us and our dogs. We encourage you to use this forum as a place to ask our families any questions about us that you may have. We are also happy to give you the names of our vets for references. This is a story about one of the largest puppy mill brokers found on the internet that disguises themselves as local breeders. They have over 800 separate websites! It tells you that these puppy broker puppies are actually from puppy mills, the same puppy mills that supply all of the pet stores that sell puppies. Springview is the Anti Puppy Mill! http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/45580711#45580711
It used to be that purchasing a pup over the internet was always from a broker or mill but that has changed now that most businesses are found on the web so it is super important to do your homework and make sure that you are working with a professional reputable breeder that loves and cares for their puppies. We think that we have made it easy for you to see how we care about what we do and our Discussion Forum is a great place to check out for letters from many of our happy families all over the country.
For those families that do not Facebook or to see post from the last several years, please visit our Discussion Forum
We now have a Facebook Page “Springview Mini Goldendoodles” where you can “LIKE” us and get updates on our program as well as see some pictures from our families. Families on our waiting lists or with our puppies are welcome to join our “Springview Families” Facebook page and see stories and pictures from our families!
Goldendoodles are a mix of Golden Retriever and Poodle, two of the most highly intelligent breeds to be found. Goldendoodles are not to be confused with the Labradoodle, which is a mix of Labrador Retriever and Poodle. Goldendoodles are very social, loving dogs that thanks to their high intellect are very easy to train. They make the perfect family pet or companion to anyone with disabilities. We have countless puppies in families with children suffering a variety of disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We hear time after time how our puppies have enriched their lives and adapt to the different needs of the people in the family. Our goal is to produce sweet, healthy, well adjusted puppies that will be a loving companion for many, many years.
Temperament, conformation and especially health, are the cornerstones of our breeding program and one of the reasons our puppies are in such high demand. Breeding is not a hobby for me, it is my passion and I feel my calling in life; I take breeding very seriously. Our parents all have wonderful, gentle, very loving temperaments. If we are not happy with the temperament of a pup (or adult) intended for breeding, we spay or neuter this dog and never breed them! We have purchased dogs before that did not meet our expectations, and after paying top dollar for them and going through full testing with them, we were not happy with the way their personality was turning out or were not happy with the testing results, these dogs were spayed and neutered and placed into a loving home. This is a business and passing on animals that could otherwise be bred is very expensive and not many breeders would do this, but we are very very picky about the quality of the puppies we produce and will not compromise our standards. Read our discussion forum for countless notes from our families telling how incredibly smart, well tempered and healthy our puppies are!
We pride ourselves on being one of THE most responsible breeders of Mini Goldendoodles to be found. All of our dogs must pass not one, but many rigorous health tests before we even think of breeding them. We are proud of our dogs and their health and not only do we test but unlike most breeders, we post openly for everyone to see, all of the testing results for each and every parent we have. Others may say they test but you don’t know what the results of the testing are unless you ask other breeders specifically. We are not to be compared to some “backyard breeders” that breed and sell their dogs without doing the recommended testing for our breed. Many breeders say that their dogs are health tested, but I know for a fact that there are Mini Goldendoodle breeders that do not do all of the recommended testing on their dogs. I know of one that didn’t even know that there was a CERF vet in the area. Please do your research and purchase the healthiest dog you can, if not from us then from a breeder who can prove testing results. All of our parents are tested for eye diseases with a special DNA test for two kinds of PRA prcd which is a hereditary disease which renders affected dogs totally blind. We not only test for the Poodle mutation but also the new test for Goldendoodles. This hereditary disease can not be detected prior to onset in any other way other than DNA testing and we test every single dog that is not proven clear by parentage meaning the parents have been tested and found to be clear. This is an expensive test and not many breeders go to the expense of this test, but if you breed two dogs that carry the gene for this disease, an average of 50% of the puppies will be affected by the disease and go blind. Our dogs also get annual CERF exams by a special canine ophthalmologist to look for hidden eye diseases that can be passed down to offspring like cataracts. All of our dogs get certified to have clear and healthy hearts with a cardiac exam. All of our parents have their hips x-rayed by a certified OFA Vet and the x-rays are sent to OFA for independent expert evaluation. They are graded as either Excellent, Good, Fair or will be notated to have conditions noted that would make breeding them unwise. We will never breed a dog that does not pass testing with at least a Fair rating and most of our dogs are certified Good or Excellent by OFA. There is no “Clear” certification for hips, they are graded on their quality. Most of our parents are also checked for conformation of elbows and Patellas.
We are very proud of the structure and coats we have been able to achieve with our Mini Goldendoodles! As I’m sure you have seen, many Goldendoodles can have wiry, straggly, or rough coats and pointy noses, many look just like Poodles. Not at Springview!! We have been able to consistently achieve very blocky builds with amazing plush soft coats. Our coats can vary from wavy to curly, but our curly Minis are not Poodly looking at all. Our pups have wonderful strong bone structure, a testament to the wonderful genetics of our parents.
We stand behind our exceptional dogs and offer a full two year Health Warranty on all of our puppies. We only breed dogs with the best temperaments and with excellent Goldendoodle conformation. We have no wool coats in our program and even our Mini Poodles have soft silky coats. We breed second and third generation Mini Goldendoodles because most of these generations are shown to have coats that are non-shedding and allergy friendly, more so than is found in the first generation breeding.
All of our Goldendoodle and Miniature Poodle parents are raised in loving homes, either here with us, or in the homes of our approved guardian families. We do NOT have kennels, we don’t believe in raising dogs in any other situation than in your home as members of your family. If you live in the Central Florida region and are interested in possibly being a guardian home, our Guardian Home Page will tell you more. Our dogs have all the love they can handle and sleep in our rooms and on our beds. It is shown that temperament can indeed be passed down to puppies from their parents and we firmly believe that home raised dogs that are a valuable part of a loving family are the most well adjusted and tend to have the most mellow temperaments, therefore produce the most stable tempered puppies.
All of our puppies are handled daily from birth and given loads of love, cuddling and positive stimulation. When they are old enough, usually at 4 weeks of age, they spend their days in the main part of our home, in a large play area complete with a climber and slide, adjusting to life with lots of fun, activity and a variety of different noises. Many breeders will say that their puppies are birthed in their home, but what they don’t tell you is that after a few weeks they are moved to a different “kennel” style facility, garage or basement, either for necessity because they breed too many pups for their home or because it is more convenient for them. None of our dogs or puppies are EVER kept in a kennel, basement or barn. We believe home raised dogs have better temperaments than dogs raised in kennels. Our puppies are born and raised in our home until they go home to you.
During the day, they get outside time to play in their own beautiful puppy play area to run and play with an assortment of toys and climbing things.
We practice Early Neural Stimulation techniques on all of our puppies! This is an essential and very important ingredient in achieving a well balanced, socialized puppy.
All of our dogs and puppies are fed only super premium foods, we feed Acana and Orijen by Champion Pet Foods of Canada. We have done extensive research and feel that this is the very best food you can buy for the health and long life of our dogs and puppies. Please visit them at www.championpetfoods.com and see how wonderful and healthy their foods are. These foods are made from only human grade ingredients delivered fresh from local farms and fisherman and are made into dog food in days, the food is never frozen! These foods are loaded with fish, meats and vegetables, and are all grain and Ethoxyquin free. There are many other foods that we could feed our dogs and puppies that would be much less expensive for us, but we feel that only the very best food possible is what we want to feed our dogs and puppies, because we want to help give them the healthiest life possible. With your puppy, you will get a small bag of this food, a brochure on the food and several detailed reports on the dangers of Ethoxyquin hiding in most dog foods that we have put together for you. You can also order a large bag of this food that we can have ready for you when you come and pick up the puppy! This is just another example of our commitment to the health of all of our dogs and puppies! Our Moms are also given extra special “extras” while nursing to help them produce lots of rich healthy milk for their pups.
Your puppy will be micro chipped before leaving for his/her new home and will come home with the enrollment form. This microchip is easily read by any vet or animal control agency and is an essential part of returning your dog if he or she is ever lost or stolen!
The happiness of our families as well as our puppies is very important to us. See what Springview does to help you before and after your puppy arrives in your home! We do our best to help make sure that each family gets a puppy that fits their families needs, whether it be allergy issues or any temperament concerns. After any allergy or temperament concerns have been addressed, we let our families choose their puppies in the order of how they have reserved a spot with a deposit. We do not decide on which puppy we feel is best for your family as some other breeders do. We feel that this is a very personal decision that no one should take away from you. Please go to our Prices, Deposits and Allocation page for more information on our allocation process.
Springview Mini Goldendoodles is always here to offer support and re-home for your pet if ever the unfortunate need arises.