Welcome to the OBX
OBX Doodles in Hertford, NC
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.
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.