FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The breeder I am considering is not shown on the GANA breeders’ list. Can you give me information about this breeder?

The breeder you have mentioned is not a member of GANA if you cannot find them here.  Therefore, we will have no records or history to share with you.  When working with a breeder that is not a member of GANA, you will have to do all your own homework.  You will need to review the genetic defect warranty provided to ensure you are getting at least a two year warranty.  You need to make sure you do not have to return the puppy to exercise the warranty and that the breeder offers monetary assistance with expenses for genetic defects, or a replacement puppy.  You will need to verify the parents have had their health clearances performed and that they have been awarded the certifications for these health tests as shown here:  https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/about-gana/health-testing-requirements/  You also will want them to show you the pedigrees back to the purebred ancestors to prove you are getting a puppy that has just Golden Retriever and Poodle genes or that they have performed the DNA testing on the parents to prove they are comprised of the genes of only those breeds.  When working with a GANA breeder, this homework has been done for you.  You will see by the color of the ribbon next to each breeders’ listing that GANA has collected and reviewed the health certifications as well as required documentation to prove the breeding dogs are indeed Goldendoodles, Poodles, and Golden Retrievers.

Why do some breeders have no ribbon after their listing and others have blue and red ribbons?

GANA awards ribbon levels for the amount of health testing the breeder does on each breeding dog in their program. Learn what each level means here.

I want to purchase a puppy. Can you help me?

This link will provide you with a list of all our member breeders as well as their locations with clickable links to their email and websites:  https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/guest/memberbreeders.aspx This link is an email function and when submitted, it will go out to all our member breeders.  Any that can accommodate you will reach out to you.  Please know that most breeders have delivery options available so you are not limited to working with a breeder in your immediate vicinity. Do be aware that you cannot unsubscribe from this list and may get a few emails after you have found a puppy. In that case, just let the individual breeder know to remove you from their email list. https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/puppy-request/ Unfortunately because of COVID-19, most breeders puppies are sold, and/or their current litter spots have been filled. The only puppies available immediately are likely from puppy mills.  Your best bet may be to find a breeder you like and get on a waitlist for an upcoming litter. 

I used the puppy find email function and have not received any responses. Does this mean my email did not go through to all the breeders?

This means none of our GANA member breeders could accommodate your request. It is possible you are being too specific in your request for gender, color, coat type, size, etc. If your goal is to find a puppy as soon as possible, you will need to be more flexible in what you are requesting.

Can you tell me if a breeder listed on this website is a member in good standing?

Please know that all breeders shown on our website are members in good standing. If they were not, they would be removed from our list.

Where can I find an adult Goldendoodle as I don’t feel a puppy is the right choice for me?

We are aware of two Doodle rescues.  They are www.idogrescue.com and http://www.doodlerescuecollective.com
You are also welcome to complete this form that will go out to all our member breeders in case they have a dog retiring from breeding or that has been returned:  https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/puppy-request/ Any that can accommodate your request will reach out to you.

I have an article or blog I think would be a good addition to your website. Are you interested in learning what I have to offer?

GANA only posts articles submitted by our member breeders.

I would like to become a GANA member breeder. How do I proceed?

If you would like to be a GANA member breeder, you will need to comply with our Code of Ethics (https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/about-gana/code-of-ethics/) and abide by our Policies and Guidelines (https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/breeder-policies-and-guidelines/).  To point out a few things you will find in these links, you would have to have a website and also provide a minimum of a two year genetic defect warranty for your puppies.  Each puppy will need to be microchipped prior to going to their new owners. You will also be provided a mentor who will be your go to for questions along the way.    

Your parent dogs will need to be health tested to a minimum of the basic level (https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/about-gana/health-testing-requirements/) to be eligible for breeding under the GANA logo.  Breeders that join at the basic level have one year to increase the amount of health testing to at least the red ribbon level.  To learn about the pedigree requirements, please refer to the “Required Pedigree Information” on the Policies and Guidelines page.  Please note that if you do not have the paper trail back to the closest AKC ancestors, a DNA test on the parent dog can be used to prove the breed composition to qualify for registration.  

GANA’s annual dues are $100 a year.   You can read more about joining GANA, along with instructions for the next step here:  https://www.goldendoodleassociation.com/join-gana/

I have a Goldendoodle I would like to register, but it was not produced by a GANA member breeder. I am not a breeder. Can I register my puppy with GANA?

GANA has a sister registry. You can register your dog with www.GoldendoodleRegistry.com.  You will need either the AKC registration information on the closest purebred ancestors from each side (mom’s and dad’s) or results from a DNA test showing your dog is comprised only of Golden Retriever and Poodle genes. You can use either the Wisdom Panel or the Embark Panel for this DNA test.  

I have a Goldendoodle I would like to register, but it was not produced by a GANA member breeder. I am a breeder but I have not done any health testing on my dog(s). Can I register my puppy and its future offspring with GANA?

GANA member breeders have to comply with all the health testing requirements and rules stated in the questions above. GANA has a sister registry. You can register your dog with www.GoldendoodleRegistry.com.  You will need either the AKC registration information on the closest purebred ancestors from each side (mom’s and dad’s) or results from a DNA test showing your dog is comprised only of Golden Retriever and Poodle genes. You can use either the Wisdom Panel or the Embark Panel for this DNA test.  You can use TGR (The Goldendoodle Registry) to register the puppies in your litter(s) as well.