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F1b Mini Goldendoodle litter born 12/13...
Males available - Malory's litter - go home date 2/14
Please email or call to reserve your puppy.
I am expecting F1, F1b,
and multigen puppies that will
be ready for their new
homes in April/May. Additional
information can be
found on the f1, F1b, and multigen pages.
our newer site for Sandy Ridge
Sandy Ridge Miniature Goldendoodles
Sandy Ridge Goldendoodles is located
in Southeast Iowa, in the beautiful Mississippi River
Valley. Our goldendoodle puppies are raised to be the best
pet for their new owners and come well socialized. These
goldendoodles get lots of attention from a large family and
are raised in a relaxed rural setting.
Our goldendoodle puppies for sale are intended to be in perfect health to
the best of our knowledge. They come with a 7 day health guarantee and a 2
year genetic guarantee. Each puppy receives a physical examination by our
licensed veterinarian for illnesses and genetic defects, and we require the
new owners to visit their vet within 2 business days of acquisition.
We never want any of our goldendoodles to have to go through any physical
pain, especially that which is caused by careless breeding of unhealthy dogs
or the mistreatment of the puppy. Health of a puppy is our first concern,
followed by the temperament which is explained below in the Training
Our Goldendoodle Puppies
We raise Goldendoodles. Our
doodles are first generation, a cross between a Labrador or
Golden Retriever and a Standard or
Miniature Poodle. The
first generation goldendoodles have a hybrid vigor common to
first generation crosses. Hybrid, or F1, goldendoodle are
less susceptible to common illnesses that are common to
purebreds and are generally more allergy friendly than the
retrievers. Most shed little and all are very intelligent.
The type of coat on each of our goldendoodle puppies ranges
from slightly wavy to extremely curly.
Update: we are no longer
raising miniature labradoodle puppies due to inconsistent coat qualities. We
have been more successful in achieving lower shedding and softer coats with
the miniature goldendoodle breed.
We started out breeding the
standard Labradoodle and Goldendoodle breeds, but we now
specialize in Miniature Goldendoodles. These are also a
first generation, first generation backcross, or multigen
hybrid crosses, but between the golden retriever and a
breeds. Miniature, also known as mini, goldendoodles have
become increasingly popular because they retain the same
retriever doodles temperaments and coat qualities only in a
little smaller package. These mini goldendoodles make ideal
pets for families looking for a mid-sized dog. We have
experienced a little more size variation with the miniature
doodles, but most should stay in the 30-50 pound range (F1
miniature goldendoodle, 15-35 pound range (F1b miniature
goldendoodle), or 10-25 pound range (multigen miniature
We have had a number of miniature goldendoodle litters
without the health problems that many breeders like to warn
pet seekers of. As far as we know, there has been no proven
health or genetic issues differing from standard breeding
except that of irresponsible breeding of unhealthy Golden
retriever adults with unhealthy
One of the greatest qualities of goldendoodles is their
ability to be easily trained. This results from their
natural affection and desire to please. Despite this,
training is one of the most important aspects of a
goldendoodle puppy's life.
Temperament: When a puppy
is first born, it requires most of its attention from its
mother. By the time a goldendoodle reaches 4 weeks old, they
become quite playful. It is at this age that we begin
playing with and socializing each one individually.
Socialization is the most important training a goldendoodle
can have between 8 and 12 weeks old. This is where
goldendoodles develop their temperaments that will stay with
it for the rest of their dog life.
Obedience: Starting from 8-12 weeks old, goldendoodles
should begin obedience training, whether with a
professional, or at home. It is here a goldendoodle will
learn which types of behavior are accepted and which are
not. It is essential that goldendoodles learn who is the
boss, yet the owner must treat a puppy with respect and care
to achieve the best results for temperament and obedience.
Potty training is also a type of obedience training. You
must create a schedule or perform a certain activity to get
the puppy accustomed to its potty routine. Other simple
obedience training areas that must be addressed include:
nipping, jumping, digging, chewing, and yard boundaries.
Please search through our puppies available and email at
or call us at 319-759-6129. We accept a deposit of $500 as a
nonrefundable down payment to hold a spot on a litter when a
list is opened. The balance the payment is due when puppies
are 6 weeks old. You may pick out your puppy when they are 6
weeks old and may take your puppy home when it is 8-10 weeks
old, depending on the size. New owners are handled on a
first come, first serve basis. Those who place a down
payment first on a new litter will receive pick of the
litter. We are no longer offering shipping, so puppies will
need to be picked up here in Burlington, Iowa. Our closest
airport is Moline, IL (MLI) which is about 1.5 hours from
Thank you for visiting Sandy Ridge Puppies. Please enjoy
your stay. You may visit the goldendoodle puppy page for
more information on availability. Mini goldendoodles tend to
be sold quickly when available, so please contact us if you
are seriously interested in a one of our miniature