About Our Business (906-647-6525 cell)
Northland Golden's has been in business for 13 years now. We
started our business with just one female dog, "Sasha". We waited
until she was three years old before deciding to breed her and start a
family home based business. We as a family fell in love with Golden
Retriever's from the start. We love their companionship, obedience,
their unique personalities, friendliness, and faithfulness.
During this last year we lost two of our females and are now down to
1 female, and 1 male. We continue to remodel our Breeding Shed to
accommodate our litters being born. Our children enjoy helping out
with the delivery of the litters, and care of the puppies. They always
want to keep more !!!
We only raise 1 -2 litters per year, usually having puppies in the
Spring and sometimes Fall or early Winter. The puppies are kept
indoors in our home for the first 2-4 weeks, then moved into an
outside heated kennel. The kennel is cleaned at least thrice daily, in
attempt to keep the puppies clean and free of disease. The mother is
de-wormed prior to giving birth to reduce the number of worms upon
birthing. The puppies are on a de-worming schedule starting at four
weeks of age. The puppies are bathed starting at 4 weeks of age,
about once a week and as needed. At 6 weeks of age they receive
their first set of puppy shots, get checked by our licensed veterinarian,
and ready to go to their new home. Puppies are kept up to date on
their shots until they are sold.
We sell our puppies with NO Breeding Rights, but Breeding Rights
are available for additional cost. Our Breeding Rights cost is
$1,000.00 above the initial cost, otherwise, all puppies are to be
spayed or neutered before 1 yr. of age.
Golden Retriever's originated in the 1860's in Great Britain from foundation Stock developed at the Scottish
country estate of Lord Tweedmouth. Golden Retriever's were originally bred to assist in retrieving both
upland game and waterfowl. Their basic hunting instincts remain today in varying degrees. The Golden is
equally at home as a beloved companion, a gun dog, a guide dog for the blind, an assistant for the
handicapped, an obedience competitor and or show dog. Goldens are noted for their gentle, loving
dispositions and are an excellent breed for families with children. The Golden's desire it to please their
owner - making him a top choice for obedience competition and a first-rate companion dog.
While Goldens can adapt to virtually any living situation, they need considerable daily exercise to maintain
mental fitness and physical health. Basic obedience training is an essential part of responsible dog
ownership It will make your dog a better companion and will help establish a stronger bond between the
two of you. They are typically very easy to train because your Golden wants nothing more from life than to
please you. Therefore, it is your responsibility to train this faithful companion to do as you wish.
A question that is frequently asked is, "Should I breed my dog?"
This is a much more complicated question to answer than it is to ask.
As with other breeds, Goldens may be subject to a number of serious genetic problems that can be
passed on to any puppies they produce. These defects can include hip displasia (a malformation of the
hip joints, which can cripple), several eye problems, and less frequently, epilepsy, skin allergies and heart
defects. Poor temperament is also a serious genetic problem passed from parent to puppy. A Golden
with atypical temperament for the breed should never be bred. Consult your veterinarian for additional
information about these birth defects and other health problems.
All puppies purchase from Northland Golden's are sold with NO BREEDING RIGHTS. One of the best
things you can do for your dog is to spay or neuter. The basic disposition of your Golden will not be
changed by removing his or her reproductive capability and will not, by itself, make your pet obese or lazy.
Having a litter is not in any way beneficial to a bitch and can occasionally lead to problems - even death.
Spayed Bitches are often healthier and live longer than unspayed Bitches. Neutered males cannot
develop testicular cancer and have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. And by Neutering a male,
his psychological need to mate will be removed and he will become more tolerant of other male dogs and
less likely to wander.
The A.K.C. permits spayed and neutered animals to participate in all phases of obedience, agility,
tracking, field work and junior handling, but not in most conformation classes. Breeding dogs is a great
responsibility, and a significant financial investment is involved in breeding a litter properly. A great deal of
time must be spent daily in caring for a litter, including proper facilities, delivery, and housing of the
NOTE: If you choose to want to breed your puppy, you must purchase the additional Breeding Rights
for an additional price at the time of puppy purchase. Please read the Puppy Purchase Agreement for
ORIGIN: A Golden-doodle is a Golden Retriever and Poodle cross. Golden-doodles, also called Golden
Poos, Goldie Poos, or Groodles, have been bred in North America and Australia since the early to mid-
1990's. As the smaller poodle hybrids had been such a success in filling the niche for small, allergy
friendly family pets, Golden Retriever breeders decided to try a breeding with a standard poodle for a
larger family pet. The quick rise of the popularity of Golden-doodles is due to the dogs themselves.
They are a most marvelous hybrid.
The term 'Golden-doodle' appeared soon after the introduction of the Labradoodle by Wally Conron. The
earliest known use of the name 'Golden-doodle' comes from the Neelands family in the U.S.A in 1992.
The family started calling their dog, Sugar, a 'golden-doodle' in response to a question from a passerby
who asked “is that a labradoodle?”. They replied, “No, it’s a golden-doodle”, and have referred to her as
such ever since.
HYBRID VIGOUR: Most Golden-doodles are a first generation cross, and as such they exhibit hybrid
vigour. This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two
unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. The hybrid cross
between these two parent breeds are terrific family dogs, friendly, intelligent, affectionate and easy to
train. With each successive generation, vigour is lost.
DESCRIPTION: The Golden-doodle's ancestry along both parent lines is as hunters and water dogs.
The physical appearance of the Golden-doodle runs anywhere from a shaggy-looking retriever to a curl-
relaxed poodle, but usually it falls somewhere inbetween. The length when left unclipped grows to
about 4-8 inches. The color of the coat can be cream, gold, apricot, chocolate, gray, black, parti or
phantom. Most Golden-doodles have a Standard Poodle as a parent, and are standard sized.
Like many poodle crosses, most Golden-doodles are light to non-shedding, and most live easily with
families with MILD allergies. - see Dood Database Families with moderate to severe allergies often
find that Golden-doodle backcrosses can work well.
GENERATION: The first generation (F1) standard size Golden-doodle was the first to be bred. It is the
product of a standard Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever. Most first generation Golden-doodles
either don't shed or shed lightly, and are compatible for most families with mild allergies.
The backcross (F1b) Golden-doodle is produced by crossing an F1 Golden-doodle with a Poodle.
These dogs will have a higher success rate for non-shedding, and are recommended for families with
moderate to severe allergies.
A few breeders are breeding second generation (F2) Golden-doodles which are the product of a Golden-
doodle crossed with another Golden-doodle.
TEMPERAMENT: Golden-doodles are an intelligent and obedient family companion. They are
everybody's friend and devoted to their family. They are friendly towards children, other dogs and pets,
and easy with strangers. They are social dogs, happiest when with people. Golden-doodles are likely
to get into mischief and develop behavior problems if they spend most of their lives alone. Their
intelligence, eagerness to please, and love of learning make them very easy to train. They are medium-
to large sized family dogs with easy dispositions. Golden-doodles require a moderate amount of
exercise and their coats are generally low maintenance. They can live in the city or on a farm. They are
social dogs and they are happiest when they are with people
HEALTH CONCERNS: As a hybrid cross they grow healthier and live longer than either parent line. Life
expectancy is 15 years. The only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both
the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle. No Major Concerns.
GROOMING: As a hybrid cross, Golden-doodles will inherit fur that looks retriever-like, or poodle-like,
but usually something in-between. Unclipped Golden-doodles will have hair about 4-7 inches long,
shorter on the face and longer on the body, tail and legs. They require combing every few weeks.
Depending on how often the dog is groomed, clipped Golden-doodles are groomed several times a