We have always been a family team here at Keepsake Goldendoodles and Monarch Havanese. Our soul devotion is now to our Goldendoodle breeding program as it was for many years to our AKC Havanese breeding program.
We proudly retired our Havanese in 2017 with a total of 18 AKC Champions all of which were owner handled. We have been long term AKC Breeders of Merit and Breeders of Heart. We have proudly produced multiple dogs over the years that have with their owners given greatly back to their community as certified Therapy Dogs. We have chosen to continue our journey in dogs with the Goldendoodle.
Why? Some of my AKC show friends will ask why we would choose to breed Goldendoodles (Designer Breed). My answer will be first, that every AKC breed is made up of the genetics of other breeds to form what they are today or will become in the future. The Goldendoodles have many of the same attributes our Havanese do, they are intelligent, fun, playful, wonderful therapy dogs and make loving companions that can have low to no shedding coat. With Goldendoodles we can breed with much more diversity which is much more difficult to achieve with a pure bred dog.
Our passion over past 30 years, has been staying very educated and up to date on raising wonderful healthy, well socialized companions and great show dogs, obedience training, Canine Good Citizens, agility training, canine behavior, body conditioning. We have offered private grooming/boarding to our local families for the past 13 years. It has been such a joy to watch them grow over the years in person.
Robin - mom and Jessica - daughter-in-law
We were blessed with three children, one of which is currently a Humane Officer and all enjoyed growing up with our dogs and puppies. Our children went on to marry three wonderful people whom also love and grew up with animals as well. Today we enjoy watching our five grandchildren follow in their parents footsteps and their love for all animals. Currently three of the four girls are in 4H with their Bunnies and our grandson loves 4H shooting sports. We are very proud of all of them.
Sprout our foundation
UKC Miniature Poodle
Sprout daughter "Sophie" black parti color multi-gen
We worked on our Goldendoodle breeding program for 4 years before
planning our fist litter. Spending much of this time researching and
finding the right Golden Retriever and Poodle lines to start with.
Our wonderful mentor Melissa Farmer has been and continues to be
of great help.
Our foundation Golden Retriever girl was from English and American bloodlines and come from multiple generations of health screening and have beautiful coat and structure. Our poodles come from a mix of AKC and UKC show lines and have a beautiful soft plush wavy/curly textured coat. The health, temperament and beauty was the back bone of our Havanese breeding program and will continue to be for our Goldendoodle breeding programs.
Health testing and temperament are very important to us. All of our dogs are health tested prior to being bred. Our puppies are socialized with children, adults and other dogs.
Our dogs are raised in our home and are a part of the family, where they enjoy the comfort and attention they deserve.