Meet Lucy, the Goldendoodle

I'm a Golden Girl...I love Golden Retrievers!  I've had them since I can remember, as a child starting with Lady Daffodil (Daffy), then Daisy, then Lilly, and then when I got married I got Duke (aka co-chairman of smelliness).  Since losing Duke and Sammy (Pekingese), it's just been too quiet around here.  At first I was excited that I didn't have hairballs around every corner.  But a clean house is a boring house, right?!?!  And that longing for a furry friend started tugging at my heart strings...

I did a little research and discovered a "breed" of dog called a Goldendoodle...part Golden Retriever and part Poodle.  Honestly, I've never been a huge fan of poodles.  But then again, I've never really known one either.  :)  We found a wonderful breeder and picked her brain about them.  After speaking with her and seeing the adorable images around the web, I was hooked!

Goldendoodles are basically wavy Golden Retrievers that don't shed.  YIPPEEEEEE!  The coat depends a lot on the breed of the mother.  I learned that breeding female Golden Retrievers to male Poodles will give the soft, wavy coat as opposed to a kinky curly coat.  And the size depends on the size of the parents, namely the Poodle.

We couldn't be more excited to be adding a new member to our family...of the furry type that is!  Lucy Rose is about 5 weeks old and will be ready to come home in a few short weeks.  Since birth, we have received weekly updates and photos of our little cutie...can't wait to actually meet her n person!

Litter of Goldendoodle puppies, with mom Dolly...16 in all!
Christmas Photo: 
2 weeks: 
3 weeks:
4 weeks:
5 weeks:
Cute, right?!  :)