Hi, Andrea. I understand that my sister-in-law, Tracy, from Green Bay spoke with you. Tracy and her kids would be fortunate to have a dog from you, and it would make us feel good, too.
Panda, our Tibetan terrier, died last year at only 8 years old, just 1 month after developing lymphoma. Roxy missed her companion and I was throwing tennis balls for her nonstop. We wanted a smaller dog than Roxy (now about 75 pounds) and one happened to be available from another breeder during our spring break last year.
Gabi, now a 50 pound goldendoodle, and Roxy are fast friends who lick each other's face each morning. We love both of our girls, but Roxy remains the most handsome, prototypical goldendoodle. Gabi is more poodle-like with a curly and less silky coat. Gabi doesn't like to retrieve like Roxy does. Roxy seems more focused than Gabi, but some of that may be Gabi's youth, "second child" behavior, and the fact that Roxy spent 5 months of adolescence bonding alone just with us.
Everyone loves Roxy. We would have come right to you for another, except we thought that smaller would be better for us at the time. Here are some pictures! (12 - I hope the download isn't a pain).
Best wishes for the holiday season, Howard & Cathy, Tali & Noah, Roxy & Gabi
Breeding for Quality, Health and Temperament since 2001