Kairos X Judah Feb. 2007
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
Below are some testimonies from past puppy families. Finding a reputable breeder and one that you 'connect' with is a difficult task, especially over the Internet. I hope that these testimonies speak to you about who I am not only as a breeder, but as people. Please feel free to contact anyone below who has their information available, and chat with them about me. If their information is not available, please contact me. I would love for you to contact them so they can share their experience with you.
Kairos X Judah Feb. 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 email@example.com. I wish you all the best in your search and hope that you will be as happy with your choice as we are.
Great Falls, MT
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:7
Montana Goldendoodles & Labradoodles
Reiche X Lincoln 2015
Luke just aced his CGC test this evening. He is an amazing boy and I love him beyond words. We were in this class with 6 other dogs. Luke was the youngest and smallest in the class. Two of the other dogs were short haired collies and their mom shows them in obedience classes in large dog shows. He truly was the best and most well behaved dog there. He passed each test like a rock star. He works off leash like he is glued to my side. He sits and holds and stays even when I am out of sight. When I call him he rockets over to me and sits immediately on my left side. He is beyond smart. I adore him!
Luke and I spend countless hours together mostly just hanging out. We walk together every day anywhere from 4-10 miles each day. I do a lot of volunteer work at my church (I had a house painting business for many years) and have been steadily repainting the church. I can be at the church painting for 8 hours at a stretch and Luke hangs out and behaves so well. He is a favorite of everyone. He goes to services and sits perfectly quietly for 2 hours. I was working him off leash in the mall in GF the other day while I was in town. He rides the escalator and sits and stays as I walk way out of his sight up the mall. He is a definite show stopper but mostly he is my best friend.
A friend of mine graduated in the animal science program from Carroll College last year and helped me with his initial puppy class training. I am working toward getting him certified as a service dog....he will be a demo dog in a training program we hope to implement in the next few years. He will always only be my dog! I've talked with the instructor who is doing the certifications we are working toward and she and I both agree that Luke is more suited as a service dog than a therapy dog. He is a little reluctant to warm immediately up to strangers. He definitely knows who mom is and keeps a close eye on me at all times. He even made an appearance in court last summer and sat in the witness box for 15 munites and never moved.
I would love for you to be able to see him sometime and see the great things he can do. You would be so proud of him! I sure am! I really feel that God had a hand in my husband and I changing our mind at the very last munite and picking Luke instead of boy #?, who we had been looking at for 7 weeks! ... and that Luke was still available...and, that you were so gracious about letting us change our minds. He is a wonderful gift and we adore him! I'll send some recent photos I've taken so you can see how he looks. He went to the horse races in GF with me last summer...he literally goes everywhere I go and is absolutely well behaved. He walks along in stores so close to a shopping cart I have to be careful not to run over his toes. He sits perfectly still while we look at things or check out. He goes in restaurants and lies down very still under the table while we eat...he tries to scavenge spilled food between the door and table if we don't keep our eyes open but if he picks up something before we tell him to leave it, he immediately "drops it" when we tell him to. I had him out at the facility of the lady who does the certification for therapy and CGC, etc. We let him play in her arena with her dog, where she trains agility classes. Without ever having seen a ladder or tent he followed her dog perfectly first try over those obstacles. He and I will start learning Rally and Agility in a couple weeks. I don't care if I ever compete...I just love doing things with Luke. There could never be another dog like him. He is a literal God send in our mind.
Hopefully some day you will be able to see Luke and see how special he is. He is a true Rock Star
Deb and Jim Killpack
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