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 we are not only as breeders, but as people. Please feel free to contact anyone below who has their information available, and chat with them about us. If their information is not available, please contact Crissy, Angela, or Jodi. Some of our puppy families have been to our homes and have met us, our families, and our extended four-legged family members. 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 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.
Maggie X Judah Feb. 2007
As you may well know I have recently received a golden doodle puppy from Angela. I want to take a minute to thank you first for connecting me with Angela. What blessing she has been!!!!
When I first decide to get a new dog I pretty much knew what I wanted but was unsure of how to go about finding a golden or labradoodle. I started visiting many different websites and began emailing each one with questions. Most of the answer were the same but I was attracted to yours site simple by the testimony that it represents, one that honors God. After emailing you and requesting an opportunity to visit, you had me make arrange with Angela as there was a conflicting our scheduling.
It was a great meeting, we enjoyed seeing Maggie and Noel and visiting with Angela. At that point Maggie was taking her time coming into heat. Angela continued to email me with updates. Once Maggie became pregnant Angela continued with information regarding Maggie's progression. It was comforting to know that she had not forgotten about us.
It was an exciting day to get that email that Maggie had finally delivered her puppies. We continued to be blessed with tons of emails with pictures of the newborns as the grew into puppyhood. It was so much fun to see a new email from Angela, it was always the first one that I opened. They always made me smile and gave me a sense of knowing my future pup.
I was very impressed when Angela emailed me that temperament testing was going to take place. I had no idea what that was as in the past I have always just picked the cutest pup out of the litter. She encouraged me to read "The Art of Raising a Puppy" which I have and have learned a lot.
Once the temperament test was done, Angela contacted me with what she thought was the best choice for me. I understand that you help her with testing and the decision making process. I could not be more pleased with the pup. She is perfect. She has such a sweet personality and just a gentle nature about her. I am amazed and grateful for your experience in breeding such outstanding dogs.
I again want to thank you for not only raising such quality dogs but having people such as Angela part of your guardian program. She is such an encouragement and delight to talk with, I have enjoyed her so much. It makes me a little sad to know that I won't be getting any more of those delightful emails with puppy pictures but maybe I can return the favor to her and send her pictures of my new family member.
I will be forwarding a copy of this email to Angela as I want her to know what a wonderful experience she has made this for me.
Many Blessings to all of you,
Sarah x David Puppy 2006
I consider myself very lucky to have found Jodi and her breeding program! I researched for a long time before I chose a breeder. Originally I wanted a dainty, cream female pup, but my BIG, RED, Rosco, has been just about the perfect dog for me. At a year old he’s now between 85 and 90 lbs. Thank you, Jodi, for helping me pick him out of the litter. He’s a wonderful, happy, mellow dog, very smart and quick to learn. Just the temperament I wanted! And if that wasn’t enough, Rosco’s also GORGEOUS! I highly recommend Living Streams Labradoodles for the care the take in choosing healthy breeding dogs with great temperaments and how well they care for and socialize their puppies. Jodi is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and stands behind her health guarantee! I must have emailed her a dozen times a week before I got my puppy and frequently afterwards, bombarding her with news, questions, and pictures of my adorable Rosco. She always took the time to respond and was very helpful. You really can’t go wrong with a Living Streams puppy!
Adina Pearson, Walla Walla, WA
March 5, 2007 TapuAB@ah.org
Maggie X Judah Feb. 2007
Ms. Angela Dicken,
Here are some excellent pictures of Koda. We just went on our first real hike (about 4.5 miles) yesterday and he had a blast!! Things have been going great he has had all of his shots and will be getting nudered in July. Angela he has had such a positive impact on my entire family and has been an absolute blessing thank you so much for providing me with what I believe to be the perfect dog.
Maggie X Judah Feb. 2007
I just wanted to give you an update on Fred. He is fabulous of course! We are in obedience training and he is the star pupil. Every week the instructor gives us homework and I always have to say to myself, “Fred already knows how to do that!” He is so smart and loving. His little quirky behaviors (mouthing, couch sitting, etc.) are manageable. His mouthing/aggressive behavior has really improved. He still likes to taunt us from the couch, but he wouldn’t be a puppy if there weren’t some challenges!
Every morning when he gets us up (sometimes way too early!) he sits down and waits for a big “rubbing.” I think it’s his favorite time of day. I know it’s my favorite time of day. He really is so good. We are so pleased that he is “our” puppy. My daughter and I look at each other when we see a cute dog and say, “Ours is cuter and we don’t have to wish that we had a dog anymore.”
At Fred’s last appt (2 weeks ago) he was 38 pounds. His growth has slowed down a bit…phew! He will definitely be a big boy. The vets love him. We can walk there from our house and they asked us just to bring him by from time to time to say hello. He loves their treats and the attention they give him I will send photos soon. I have some cute ones to download.
Hope all is well with your human family and all your pups! I understand that my brother-in-law is waiting for his pup to be ready around Memorial Day weekend. I think his and ours will be step-brothers? I think Judah was dad to both litters.
Happy May Day! Hope spring is arriving in Montana.
Great Falls, MT
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:7
HI Jodi, here is a picture of Max. He is such a great dog. Everyday we count our blessings. (well except the day he chewed my plant
to pieces) :-) We did not take Max to training since Ashley is home with him everyday. He is very smart and learns really quickly. He
comes, sits, lays down and shakes. We are still giving him the vitamins, he really like them. He has such a great personality. He is definitely a people
dog, he loves to be around people, he will lay by the door when you leave the house and not move from that spot until you come home. He goes running with Ashley almost everyday. We are looking forward to the summertime so we can take him down to the creek. He loves his basket of toys and digs for just the right one. (usually one that squeaks!) If no one plays with him then he throws a ball in the air and plays by himself. He knows the sound of treat jar from outside. He doesn't like to get brushed, he would rather chew on the brush itself. He also doesn't like to ride in the car, but when the weather is better, we'll work on that. He makes us all smile everyday and greets us with a big hug when we get home.
WE COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER COMPANION! Thank you! The Smith
Family, Great Falls MT
Living Streams Goldendoodles & Labradoodles