|North American Retrievers, also known as 'Double Doodles', are the up
and coming hybrid! A North American Retriever is the hybridization of
a Labradoodle with a Goldendoodle. Onlya few breeders have begun
doing this, and Westwood Doodles is on the cutting edge of this hybrid
As with any hybrid, one of the first and most important questions to be
asked is, "why"? Hybridization should be done only if there is a clear
goal in mind.
In this case, we are striving to do what many service organizations
have been doing for years....combine the people-oriented, personable
character of the Golden Retriever with the work ethic and energy of the
Labrador Retriever. Service organizations have been breeding and
using the Golden/Lab mixes with great success for quite some time.
They have GREAT temperaments. However, as with both Labs and
Goldens, they are not a good choice for those suffering from an allergy
to dogs. That's where the poodle comes in! Our Goldendoodles and
Labradoodles have been bred to include the low allergy, non-shed coat
qualities of the Poodle.
As it turns out, our litters of Double Doodles have been even more
successful than we had hoped. We have found the percentage of pups
with low-allergy, non-shedding coats in our Double Doodle litters to be
MUCH higher than in either Labradoodle litters or Goldendoodle litters.
In addition, the temperaments have been outstanding, although this is
not a surprise as we carefully chose our breeding stock for trainable
temperament. Below are some pictures of some of our North
American Retriever pups.
Please complete a puppy application to be placed on the waiting list for
either our current or our next highly anticipated litter!