I had been considering a Goldendoodle for several years, and after losing my 14-year-old Scottish Terrier, I began looking for a Goldendoodle in earnest. I spent many hours on the Internet, researching the breed and breeders. I was surprised by the vast differences in breeders using the Internet. One site featured pictures of what appeared to be a warehouse full of cages – not what I was after – while others required purchasing a puppy a year in advance. I finally narrowed down my search to a handful of breeders across the US and after speaking with Jodi initially, and then Crissy, I knew I had found what I was looking for in a breeder. Fortunately for me, Kairos had a six-week-old litter and there were a few pups still available.
Through several phone calls and numerous email correspondences I learned a great deal about the breeding program at Living Streams. I was impressed with the medical screening of the sire and dam for genetic disorders, the care in breeding, the meticulous attention to every, important detail and perhaps what impressed me most was knowing that these pups were being raised by a family, in their home and not in some isolated cage.
Crissy, was incredibly patient with my constant email and phone call questions. In fact she encouraged me to ask questions. I also appreciated her interest in what kind of home I could provide for one of her “doods.” I was kept informed all along the way with pictures and information and finally after the temperament testing Crissy suggested a match made in heaven.
I drove from Salt Lake City to Great Falls to pick up Cooper and was greeted by a very happy gang of 11 puppies and Kairos. Cooper came home with me already doggie-door trained and after two weeks home seems to be house broken. Amazing!
I would recommend Living Streams to anyone looking for a Goldendoodle or Labradoodle. No one could be more nervous about making the right decision about a breeder than I was. I am glad I did my research and then found Living Streams, Crissy, and Cooper.
Salt Lake City, UT
Kairos x Judah February 19, 2007
If you are looking for a Goldendoodle breeder and you are reading this letter, let me assure you that you couldn't get better than Living Streams Goldendoodles. I personally asked Crissy if I could write a testimonial letter, because I feel so strongly about recommending them. When we were first searching for a new family member, I looked at every Goldendoodle breeder website in the US and Canada, and I contacted several. Some of them never bothered to get back to me, while others made me feel uncomfortable. When I finally found Living Streams and saw a picture of Kairos's litter, David, my 13 year old son and I knew we had found the right place. Every puppy in the picture was beyond adorable, so David immediately sent Crissy an e-mail. He copied and pasted the picture we had seen and wrote, "I WANT ONE OF THESE!" and ask her to call us immediately. Within about fifteen minutes, Crissy had returned his e-mail and called us back. She was so sweet and understanding about our excitement. She answered all our questions and more. I was very impressed with the testing that was done on the parents and the fact that the puppies were being raised in their home.
That was only the beginning of what I feel is a lifelong friendship. Crissy is one of the most caring and dedicated people I have ever known. (Though we have never met in person, I consider her a friend.) She always promptly answered my many e-mails, sometimes several a day, for the four weeks that we waited for the puppies to be ready. She was always sensitive, patient and well informed. After the personality testing, she picked out what I think was and is the perfect dog for us...our Oscar. I was so nervous about him being shipped, but when we picked him up at the airport he was clean and happy with no "accidents" in his crate.
Oscar is the sweetest, cutest dog in the world. He loves to play fetch with my son, and loves to cuddle with me while I watch TV. By his third night with us, he slept from 10:00 PM until 7:00 AM and has done so every night since. He can sit, lie down and shake paw. I don't know who gets more kisses...him or us. We go for long walks in the park where he is famous with the regulars. Everyone who meets him says "I want a dog like that". They all say he looks like a stuffed animal and some say he looks like a lion cub! He loves to ride in the car with us (he has his own little seat belt that he doesn't mind at all). Whenever I drop off one of my kids, he is so concerned that I am leaving them behind.
We've had Oscar for almost eight weeks now. He seems to adore everyone in the family equally and we can't imagine life without him. Crissy has been there for us all along. I have many questions and she always promptly answers them. I send her pictures of his progress and she shares pictures of his siblings. I feel so fortunate to have found Crissy and Living Streams Goldendoodles, and I believe that Oscar and our family were meant to find one another. If you have any questions about your future "baby", please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I wish you all the best in your search and hope that you will be as happy with your choice as we are.