About Us

Shelby GoldenDoodles & Springerdoodles is located on our family farm in central Illinois. For over 10 years I bred only for F1 GoldenDoodles.  My wonderful Golden sire, Jake, passed away so now I only breed for F1 SpringerDoodles.     After years of experience placing puppies in good homes I realized many families are restricted by the allowable size of their dogs. Knowing a standard goldendoodle is absolutely one of the best family dogs you can own but can get quite large I decided to provide a dog with those wonderful qualities but a smaller size. I decided 6 yrs. ago to start breeding a different doodle with the smaller size and more variety of colors.  Thus the F1 SpringerDoodles.  These dogs are very much like the goldendoodles only smaller and make the perfect family pet no matter if you’re in an apt. or house, with a yard or not.

Just like I did with my goldendoodles I only breed for the F1 generation.  Having a degree in Biology/Genetics gives me a strong background for breeding and any generation other than the F1 will have potential genetic problems. Only the true “first” F1 generation exhibits the hybrid vigor advertised in the hybrid poodle breeds.

As a retired biologist and science teacher, farmer’s wife, and mom of 4 adult children, I’m now lucky enough to spend the majority of my time raising SpringerDoodles. We have lots of family living within 10 miles of our farm who love to visit so our puppies are very well loved and socialized.

I am an owner recommended breeder. I do not sell to brokers, puppy mills, large kennels or labs for testing. My pups are part of our family and loved and looked after from the time they’re born.

I no longer breed for goldendoodles, only springerdoodles.

All our parent dogs are our pets and on site, I do not board out my parents for someone else to take care of. All our dogs are registered with AKC and have OFA certification. I breed for ONLY the healthiest first (F1) generation of  SpringerDoodles, the only true hybrid Doodles. Any other generation is risking genetic health concerns and is not a true hybrid but more poodle than spaniel or vice versa with the genetics of poodle or spaniel on both sides. With our puppies you know EXACTLY what to expect in inherited traits.  I also refuse to breed for “mini” doodles because I want my pups to have a wonderful calm, laidback temperament.

I offer a 1-year health guarantee on all of our puppies and a lifetime of support and re-home if needed. Our puppies have current health records and are vet checked, UTD on their vaccinations and are dewormed at 2, 3, 4 and 6 wks. of age. I begin crate training at 6 weeks old and the pups are ready to leave us at 8 wks. of age.


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