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Welcome to the OBX

OBX Doodles in Hertford, NC

Welcome to OBX Doodles, where we breed beautiful CKC standard, medium and mini Goldendoodles and standard Bernedoodles. We are located near the Virginia and North Carolina border in Hertford, NC. Our town is a small boating and farming community within an hour of the Outer Banks.

We are a true family operation

I, Heather, built my program with the intention of having it become a true family operation, with great help from my children, husband, mother, her husband and my brothers. We consider ourselves an average family. My mom and I are both nurses. We live with my three children and our Standard Poodle, Elsa, as well as our Goldendoodles, Belle, Jasmine, Jade, and Piper. My mother, Tracey, lives with us and keeps our other Goldendoodles, Nani and Lilo, and her poodle, Hope. She is the VP of OBX Doodles and my right hand woman. 


In addition, we have other poodles and goldendoodles all placed in excellent guardian homes with local families.  

Producing perfect family dogs is our passion

I have been around animals the majority of my life ranging from household pets to livestock and am finally living my dream of breeding dogs. I chose the Goldendoodle breed because I've owned both golden retrievers and poodles. Although they are both great breeds, I believe that combining the intelligence and non-shedding characteristics of the poodle with the goofy, family-oriented golden retriever yields the perfect family dog.

Each litter is born and raised inside our home

What sets us apart from many other breeders is our unique Guardian Home Program, where all of our dogs and puppies are raised in a nurturing home environment with real families, and never in an outdoor kennel.  Each litter is born and raised inside our home, where they are exposed to normal household noises, socialized with other dogs, and handled daily by adults and our children alike. We have had multiple puppies achieve Canine Good Citizen recognition and go on to complete Therapy Dog International training (TDI).  Your puppy will be bomb proof!

Our breeding dogs are always put first

To honor safe and responsible breeding practices, we look at each breeding female to determine if it is better to breed back to back heat cycles or to skip a heat. We prefer to retire our females at a younger age. This helps to produce healthier litters and reduce prolonged trauma on our Doodle Mommies.  We love our dogs and will always put them first.

OBX Doodles proudly utilizes the following companies to health test, raise, and register our puppies and breeding dogs
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Building relationships with families like you

When you place a deposit with us, we make ourselves readily available anytime by phone, email or in person. We try to build relationships with our adoptive and guardian families by sending one another updates with letters, pictures, and communicating through our Facebook page. We'll try to match you with a puppy that will best fit your family based on personalities and your lifestyle. Families who have already placed a deposit have a phone conference with us and use the pictures, videos and temperament description we provide to select their puppy. This meeting allows us to advise if the puppy will be a good fit for your family.

We hope you'll consider us as your next breeder, and we look forward to welcoming you into the OBX Doodles family


Heather Hart-Kranz

Contact Us

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Playing with puppies all day requires our full attention.  Please email us before you call us.  We typically respond to emails within an hour.  If we cannot thoroughly answer your questions through email, we will schedule a phone call.  Just as our puppies and dogs deserve our full attention while we are with them, so do you.  Therefore, we do not usually answer unscheduled phone calls.  Thank you for understanding.  

Available Puppies

We keep our website up to date, so you can see exactly which puppies are currently available and ready for you to reserve.  Remember, it is important to get on our wait list if you want a shot at getting a pup!

Planned Litters

We plan our litters a year or two in advance, however, our plans are always subject to change.  Please visit our Planned Litters page to see what's coming soon!

Puppy Pricing

Our puppies are priced differently depending on many different factors.  All puppies start at $2200.  Please be sure you check out our Pricing page to ensure you're ready for the commitment of placing a deposit on a pup. 

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