Can Goldendoodles be registered?

Yes, there are many organizations that register Goldendoodles, the Continental Kennel Club (CKC) is our preference with the highest standards and most recognized second to AKC.  CKC is used to verify pedigrees to ensure that the Goldendoodle can be traced back to the original poodle and golden retriever breeds; in fact, their pedigree history tracking is very similar to the AKC’s process. The purpose of CKC is to document the breed’s ancestry so as to protect and standardize the breed, ultimately enabling Goldendoodles to become an official breed and enter show rings.  In order for the Goldendoodle to become an official breed of its own, they will need to be at least 5 generations down of Goldendoodle bred to Goldendoodle for breed standards to be formed and the Goldendoodles to have a standardized appearance. Many breeders are still breeding the first cross of the Poodle and Golden Retriver or the F1b second generation which is the Goldendoodle breed back to a poodle hoping for less shedding and more hypo allergenic. We DNA test our parent dogs for their coat types to insure puppies past the first generation will be non-shedding and hypo allergenic.  With each generation breed down the puppies start to have the same coat types eliminating the flat coats of the retrievers and the super curly coats like poodles have.

You may register your Goldendoodle with CKC using the registration application sent home with your puppy.

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