Souls’ Ease Goldendoodles is a long-anticipated retirement venture for me. I worked as an engineer, manager and consultant for 30 years before returning to my beloved Upstate SC to raise puppies and flowers. I have always adored puppies and think that being in the middle of a pile of them is heaven.
I first became acquainted with the Goldendoodle breed while volunteering with SC Dogs, an Upstate therapy dog group. Another member, Lynne Whitmire, owns Fountain Falls Goldendoodles and frequently brought her dogs on visits to nursing homes, schools and hospice. I distinctly remember asking her “So what’s a Goldendoodle, anyway?”
Fast forward a few years and I have my own first Goldendoodle Daenerys who whelped 3 litters, and is now retired. The next Souls’ Ease mama will be Ginny, a petite, 20 feisty ball of energy with her first litter arriving in Spring of 2020.
Our dogs are multi-generational, not F1s or any such designation. Multi-generational means the dogs are generations past the original poodle-retriever cross. By careful selection of breeding stock, shedding is no longer an issue and the dogs are considered allergy-friendly.
I love the teddy bear look of the Goldendoodles, especially the face. I intentionally chose Daenerys, who does not carry for any curl, and so has a straight coat. The straight coats require minimal maintenance. Her puppies almost all had straight coats.
As you can see below, a Goldendoodle Cream coat is expressed in a range of colors from reddish to almost white. Their coats do tend to lighten with time, so a red puppy will likely become an apricot adult.
Additionally, some of the puppies may have what is known as white Chrome markings. The range of red, golds, cream and white can be quite striking.
The Zackster, my first and heart dog, now across the Bridge.