Shelby Springerdoodles is located on our family farm in central Illinois. For over 15 years I’ve been breeding for the best generation of Doodle, the F1. I began with F1 GoldenDoodles which are fabulous family dogs but they do get quite large and tend to counter surf. Also, many people are restricted by the allowable size of their dogs in their apartment or townhome.
I wanted to provide a dog for these families with the wonderful qualities of a GoldenDoodle but a smaller size. After lots of research, I decided to breed for F1 SpringerDoodles which are smaller and have more variety of colors.
These dogs make the perfect family pet no matter if you’re in an apartment or house, have a yard or not.
Just as I did with my GoldenDoodles I only breed for the F1 generation of SpringerDoodles. 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.