Hi everyone,

Can anyone offer any Home spun doodles feedback? I was looking at them for our next medium Golden doodle.   They are expensive but they do say the parents are all tested and vetted.  Did anyone have experience with them?  I have reached out to them and put an application in but haven't heard back.

  We used Blackwood doodles for our previous Goldendoodle but they are no longer around.  I am in Brooklyn NY and will gladly travel to Jersey or PA if anyone would like to private message me any other breeders that are highly recommended I would appreciate it

Thank you

Paul

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  • Hi Paul, 
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    • my understanding was that you can ask about feedback from a  specific breeder and ask for people to private message any other recommendations. 

    • Feel free to respond with opinions on the FACTS of their website.  For example, you could say "I see that it says they have OFA scores, but there is no link to the results. That's a red flag."


  • I would advise you not to be satisfied with the breeder telling you the parents are all tested. Ask to see the testing. If it's really been done, they should be happy and proud to prove that. 

  • So if a dog has OFA hip final results, they will be on the OFA website if you know how the breeder's dogs are listed.  For example my poodle's kennel name is "Oakridge" and I can search for Oakridge and find the poodles and they are hers.  Searching for Homespun I found they are under Homespun Doodles and these are the dogs listed: https://www.ofa.org/advanced-search?quicksearch=Homespun%20Doodles -- based on the results, they have some of the testing completed, but not HIP finals.  My guess is they only did the hip preliminary testing before the age of 2.  Finals aren't considered finals until 24 months.  So for some reason they did them early and not again.  I didn't check which dogs are NOT on the list, but they do have more dogs than the list suggests.

     

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    • I don't see any hip testing at all on their dogs, not even prelims. Heart and knees mostly, eyes on one or two. Where did you see ANY hip testing? 

       

      • They don't automatically post PRELIMS.  SO if anything they are ONLY prelims, not finals.  Finals would auto post.  

    • Thank you for this great information.  Learning a bunch from all of you

  • "They are expensive but they do say the parents are all tested."

    Yes, they are certainly expensive. Prices ranging from $3500-3800. 
    For that price, I'd want to see the health testing, and I'd want it to look like this: 
    https://www.ofa.org/advanced-search?f=sr&appnum=1555982
    That's the health testing that was done on my dog's sire.
    This is my dog:
    10510166863?profile=RESIZE_930xAnd you know what I paid for him? From fully health tested parents? $2500. And my breeder brought him to me herself (11 hour round trip) and only asked for gas reimbursement.
    He also came home fully crate trained and well started on potty training.

    SO...what is Homespun doodles providing that is worth 40-55% more? From what I can see, not full health testing. 

     

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