IDOG and Breeders

The International Doodle Owners Group supports the practice of responsible breeding and therefore supplies information about recommended breeding practices to help people make informed decisions about where to obtain their next dog.

We believe that truly responsible breeders will not add to the rescue problem if the conduct their business in compliance with our IDOG Breeder Code of Ethics. We recommend that potential puppy buyers read our website carefully and make decisions about their new dog based on facts and reputation, and not cute websites.

NEVER BUY A PUPPY FROM A PET STORE, COMMERCIAL KENNEL OR BACKYARD BREEDER!

Although we do not officially endorse any breeders in particular, we are pleased to say that many good breeders support IDOG’s efforts in several different ways – financial donations, public awareness of rescue efforts through links on their sites and volunteering for IDOG Rescue, including pulling dogs from shelters, transporting and fostering.

goldendoodleTips for Finding an Ethical Breeder

A good breeder will have the welfare of their breeding dogs and their Labradoodles and/or Goldendoodles foremost in mind and never knowingly or willingly do anything that compromises their well being.

A good breeder will only breed dogs that have a known health history and will be happy to share proof of results from hip, elbow and eye testing on the parent dogs.

The Breeder will carefully screen prospective purchasers to find the most suitable homes. The Breeder will not place a puppy in a new home before the age of eight weeks.

A good breeder will provide each dog purchaser with at least the following:
1. A written contract and/or agreement explaining the terms of sale
2. A minimum of a two-year Health Warranty
3. Complete and accurate medical records of the puppy
4. Details on proper care and feeding 

A good breeder will encourage (or require) doodle purchaser to:
1. Spay or Neuter their puppy
2. Provide indoor shelter
3. Properly train and socialize
4. Provide proper vet care, nutrition and exercise
5. Contact them in the event that they can no longer keep the doodle