GANA~Goldendoodle Association of North America
It's a bird!
It's a plane!
It's a wack-a-doodle?
Nope, none of the above!
It's an official GANA breed...
That Dog Won't Hunt
GANA Goldendoodles are a Designer Breed
As this song says, we'll make it Dixie clear. We are a breed. Yes, people call us designer dogs. And I guess you could say we goldendoodles are...after all, we are HEALTHIER hybrids, originally resulting from breeding a poodle with a golden retriever, but here's the rub--and you know we doggies love a rub--although new breeds are accepted into the AKC regularly, the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA), founded in 2008, will not work towards joining. Why? As we say down South, Baby, that dog won't hunt. GANA's primary focus is on producing the best outcome of the breed by strict adherence to health and genetic testing, as well as careful spacing of generations so there is no line breeding or inbreeding.
Visit the Goldendoodle of North America website to see just how extensive these health and genetic testings are. Whether furthering the development of micro, petite, mini, medium, or standard goldendoodles, there is NO inbreeding with its subsequent health risks. GANA is the first and only breed club established purely for goldendoodles, which, for over a decade, has been beyond repute in its strict registry data base, documenting only healthy lineages and holding breeders to a strict code of ethics, rules and regulations designed to, in their words...
...promote and guide the development of the goldendoodle to achieve breed standards while maintaining optimal health.”
GANA only allows dogs of carefully matched lineages who have passed strict health and genetic tests to be a part of the next generation. Since you can't teach an old dog, umm...organization...new tricks, we will go with GANA, not the AKC. And you'll be as happy as a dog with two tales that we did!
So don't break our hearts. Recognize GANA goldendoodles as a TRUE breed--with a cheer and a bark!