...and our commitment to your furry friend
Our families both know the joy of finding that furry, fun-loving friend. Here we are with ours. And we're excited for you to find yours! That's what it really comes down to isn't it? For you and your puppy to find, enjoy, and love each other...snuggles, wags, yips, walks, treats, and years of devotion. That, really, is the only thing you should have to concern yourself with. We'll handle the rest, making sure that you have the healthiest, most wonderfully-tempered genetically sound, and head-turning, beautiful pup possible, and, might we add, one that is extremely low- to no-shed. Yours will be one of the many Goldendoodle Association of North America pups that have been successfully placed in families with allergies...and families happy to have a pet without the endless sweeping up of pet hair.
Tim and Deanne are second-generation dog breeders who love the intelligence, beauty, and versatility of this breed and who have enjoyed working with families to place the perfect puppy in its forever home. Joe and Beth draw on Beth's commitment to goldendoodle breed development and background of years of working with animals growing up on a farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They appreciate the high-level standard provided for their litters through the Goldendoodle Association of North America..
Our Golden (doodle)
We want you to know...
Beechwood Goldendoodles is a blue-ribbon member of the Goldendoodle Association of North America, strictly adhering to GANA's code of ethics for responsible breeding and pet ownership.We are recognized by the Good Dog Responsible Breeding Program. In addition to the joy of matching the perfect petite, mini, medium or standard goldendoodle pup to his or her forever family, we have a confidence that we proudly pass on to you--a continual effort to promote a healthy and beautiful outcome of the breed. In addition to a carefully selected and GANA-certified pedigree, our puppies' parents will have passed the highest blue-ribbon level of extensive medical evaluations, including the heart, hips, eyes, elbows and patella, as well as a comprehensive DNA panel. It is our pleasure to strive to ensure that your puppy has the best breed qualities and health. We also complement our program with Avidog Transformational Puppy Rearing for social and neurological development, based on current science. In addition to health, we breed for temperament. Your puppy will have the very best start possible.
After years of our three boys asking for a dog, we finally decided it was time to add a new member to the family. We had never had a dog before, so were a bit nervous about becoming first time owners. Beechwood Goldendoodles provided us with so much great advice to make the transition a smooth one."
Jason and Kristi Kerns
Newbury Park, California
Your dog may be the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
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I don’t remember where I was when Joe said it. But I’ll never forget his words.
With six kids—homeschooling half and the other half in college—our one income was stretching thinner and thinner while expenses were growing larger and larger. Late nights as a freelance writer produced minimal help and likely expedited the second round of cancer for me.
Several years later, shortly after our sweet golden retriever Sunny had passed, my husband announced, “When we’re ready for another dog, let’s make it our pet AND our home business. Let’s get into dog breeding.”
Huh? --Long pause-- Truly, that was my first thought.
My second was, and I think it slipped out of my mouth, I don’t know a thing about dog breeding. I’m just a writer. And we can’t be one of those “backyard breeders.”
#1 A new pet—a member of our family, one from an educated breeder beyond repute in their program, in hopes my dog would live longer than Sunny.
#2 A breeding dog—this pet would also be our breeding dog, one with the smarts of a golden retriever, but non-shedding, and would have the health and genetics to ensure many years of joy—and this would be passed on to her puppies to do the same for their buyers.
#3 A mentor for me--so that my business would keep the welfare of the dog and breed paramount.
Yikes, was I slammed—not only the door slamming in my face by all the “no’s,”, but enough angry ones, accusing me of the very thing I was trying to avoid, being a backyard breeder, that I gave up the endeavor. I thought,No wonder there are “backyard breeders. There’s no one to help those wanting to do this right.Whether they simply didn’t want competition or perhaps felt a sense of exclusivity or superiority, I’ll never know. Whatever it was, I was done. I was not interested in battling my way through a barrage of belligerent breeders.
Three years passed...
We still didn’t have a dog. Something kept telling me to hold off. That “something” was Someone--God. It was hard. My youngest, Daniel, would periodically go with me to the local pet rescue to get our “puppy fix.” The routine was the same. We’d slowly look at all the dogs. Then we’d go to that special room where we would one-by-one snuggle and play with as many as we could, until workers caught on to us, and we could tell we’d overstayed our welcome.
One day, in a moment of weakness, the inevitable happened. We found a puppy we couldn’t leave--Dillon. I felt he had chosen us. Daniel begged for us to take this sweet boy with soft, black, wavy curls home. We called Joe. Of course, he did not say, “no,” but he gently reminded me that we had talked about our new pet also being our home business. My heart sank. He really wasn’t giving up on this, was he? God still had me on a journey of learning to honor my husband and be his helper in his endeavors. It was so hard. I made the choice to wait. We walked out of there without Dillon, back to our puppy-less home. For months, Daniel put coins in his piggy bank he’s labeled “Dillon,” thinking if he only saved enough, we could go back and get him.
Our church small group prayed fervently for me on ideas for a home business, so that we could continue to do what we felt led to, home school our younger kids while affording college for our older kids.
Then, providentially, our dear friends Tim and Deanne Geurkink approached us. God was doing something equally amazing in their lives. Deanne will share their amazing story as well. So, if you haven’t already, hop on over there and read her story, too!
For Joe and me, it was answer to prayer. Deanne, who had years of experience in the labradoodle breeding world, said, “We want to transition into breeding goldendoodles, but we need a partner.” Tim had developed a passion to take this to a higher level--understanding and implementing the best in health, genetics, hypoallergenic traits, and beauty. Deanne had been our family pediatrician and, for health reasons, could no longer physically practice. Her love of and experience with dogs, coupled with her medical expertise, perfectly leant itself to helping Tim with this endeavors, but they wanted partners to share in the work load. God had so precisely put us together. Of course, my first response was, “Yes, but youwill have to find the breeder to help us!”
Then, it all came together!
Within a few days, Deanne had found the Goldendoodle Association of North America! Perfect mentors and beyond repute, GANA was looking to teach new breeders how to do this right, incorporating what’s best for the individual dog, the breed, the buyer, and the breeder. It was almost like they had been designed just for our us! We were directed to where we could purchase puppies that would become, not only our beloved pets, but top-quality breeding dogs, and then, best of all, each of us was assigned a mentor.
Hello, Beechwood Goldendoodles!
Perusing our site, you can catch a glimpse of the rest of our story, and the joy God has given not only our two families, but to our new puppy owners!
Now, you couldstop reading here. But, as Paul Harvey says, here’s the rest of the story. I hope this will encourage you, wherever you are in your life, that God can sew together the many pieces that often seem hopeless or don’t make sense….
May 2019, I finished homeschooling my last child. I love life, but I just wasn’t prepared for how empty I’d feel. For years, I’d had such a high calling doing something so “purposeful,” raising my children for God. Now what? Dog breeding?It didn’t feel “purposeful” in the great scheme. But then two things dawned on me:
#1 God can turn anything into a high endeavor. We just need to see His purposes in it.
#2 God can answer prayer and orchestrate lives in ways that only He can.
After decades of being a stay-at-home mom, I didn’t think I’d emerge marketable for hire anywhere, yet the year of my “retirement” from home school, I realized God had given me a profession with provisions and job security far greater than I could have had and one that encompassed a myriad of personal skills far beyond what I would have developed had I chosen a professional path over staying home with my children.
He had incorporated my writing background and creative skills through our website development.
He had given me a career that’s increasingly secure, even while most of the economy crashes during the COVID 19, one where I can STILL be home for my children when they are. J
I give God the glory for the joy of Beechwood Goldendoodles. I hope some of this joy will spill over to your heart as you take home a Beechwood puppy!
I’m sure God was laughing. He’d been teaching me that wives needed to trust their husband’s decisions. Joe knew having me home with our kids was right. But he also knew my late-night editing to make it happen was not the path to do it. So, I agreed. But if I was going to do this, I was going to do it right. And it would be goldendoodles—in honor of our sweet golden retriever, minus the shedding, thank you.
I dove in headlong. This would be a piece of cake, right? I would learn all I needed to do this ethically. And, of course, I would need a quality breeding dog, who would also be our pet. I naively wrote a beautiful but concise story, complete with a family picture which included Sunny, to select breeders about Joe and me, our six kids, our loss of Sunny, and our goal. I asked for three things, in this order: