Timshell Farm has lovingly raised a limited number of very special crossbreeds since 1999. Prior to that, we raised AKC Golden Retrievers for 12 years from our farm in Texas, next to our organic pecan orchard. Below is information about our current breeding program for the crossbreeds we are raising from our home, now in the Arizona mountains. Below is a photo of our little nursery barn and fenced kennel space for our lucky dogs that live in the cool mountain pines!
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Goldendoodles bred from top-quality parent dogs are a wonderful package of highly desirable traits.
Above is our puppy, SADIE, on the cover of the 2003/October LIFE Magazine. We are very proud of her – she’s everything a Doodle should be! Also shown is Sadie with her family in California.
The Petite Golden Retriever mothers are a great size for breeding with a Miniature Poodle. The resulting puppies are “Petite Goldendoodles” or “XS Petite Goldendoodles”. The Petite Goldendoodles have a Miniature Poodle sire. The XS Petite Goldendoodles have a Toy Poodle sire.
The Golden Retriever, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Miniature/Toy Poodles are a wonderful recipe for a downsized Goldendoodle. The gene pool is widened X 3, for even more “hybrid vigor”… so the result is a puppy with sound health, minimized risk of genetic faults, great disposition, low to no shedding coat, and loving personality that will grow to be a medium or small size – more manageable than larger dogs.
GOLDEN + CAVALIER + POODLE = Petite Goldendoodle! Wonderful stuff!
We chose the Cavalier as our “downsizer” to breed with the Golden Retriever to produce our smaller females, to be the “Petite Golden Retriever” mothers of our Petite Goldendoodles. In addition to the downsizing, the Cavalier brings so much to the “triple-cross” Petite Goldendoodle puppies! The Cavalier brings a gentler energy level to the puppies…. “classic Cavalier” or what we call Cavalier Magic. Our Petite Goldendoodles are playful, funny, athletic and have bubbly personalities but are not hyper and do not have energy levels that are too high. The Cavalier Magic is what sets our breeding program apart – what makes our puppies truly special. Most professional trainers agree that in general, first-cross Goldendoodle puppies (50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle) have lots of great potential and wonderful qualities but the energy levels are often high, making them more of a challenge to work with. We’ve seen for ourselves, but have also been told by trainers as well as our adoptive families, that Timshell Farm Petite Goldendoodles are out of the ordinary – really different from most first-cross Goldendoodles. We feel this is truly a different Goldendoodle.
Our parent dogs are tested and cleared of genetic faults. We believe that a fine puppy can only come from top quality parents. This includes (1) sound health; (2) gentle temperaments with no personality “issues” and (3) high intelligence. (The adoptive families put the icing on the cake, when they complete in-home training sessions and raise the puppy with loving kindness.)
Please see the References from Professional Trainers below – and click-ons for sections containing updates and photos we’ve received from our adoptive families. We are really happy that we’re up to 53 families now, that have come back to us for their second Timshell Farm puppy!
Thanks for your interest and contact us if you have questions.
A Timshell Farm Triple-Cross Original!
Timshell Farm raised a very sweet, small crossbreed called a “Cavachon” between 2003 and 2009. The Cavachon is a first-cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. The Cavachon is much like a Goldendoodle in many ways – has a low to no shedding coat, sweet disposition and playful nature. The Cavachon is a specialty crossbreed that is dearly loved by families all over the world – and Animal Planet featured the Cavachons on a dog program.
We began to get requests from some families that wanted an even smaller, loveable crossbreed with a good deal of curl in the coat. People asked for a dog small enough to carry onboard a commercial airline, and one that would be really great for people with severe allergies or asthma. Families wanted a dog with lots of play, but NOT HYPER or YAPPY!
Scarlett (photo at right) is one of our first Cava-Poo-Chons and she is a great example of this terrific triple-cross!
Timshell Farm planned for Cava-Poo-Chons, envisioning a little “raggedy coat” dog with a beautiful “teddy bear” face and sparkly personality. Again, great care was used in selecting the parent dogs, knowing how important each breed is to the final outcome – wonderful puppies!
The Cava-Poo-Chon is a terrific little triple-cross – a blend of great qualities from three breeds- the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise and Toy Poodle! Depending on the parent dogs, the Cava-Poo-Chons will grow to be 12-15 lbs. OR, the XS Cava-Poo-Chons should be 10 lbs. or under when grown. The CavaPooChons do very well with children.
Our mother dogs are CAVACHONS – Cavalier King Charles Spaniels bred to Bichon Frises. We selected our best female Cavachon puppies for our new breeding program for Cava-Poo-Chons. Roxy, Heidi and Dody are all sister dogs. Jam and Tinkerbell are our smaller Cavachon mothers. The sire is our spectacular “SPANKY” – a color-bred, red toy Poodle from Wildwood Kennels. Spanky comes from championship breed lines and his breeder specializes in Miniature and Toy Poodles that are not too high-energy, not yappy or hyper. This has been extremely important to our Cava-Poo-Chon breeding program. Below are the three breeds that are the magic ingredients for our Cava-Poo-Chons.
Cavalier + Bichon Frise + Toy Poodle = Cava-Poo-Chons!
~ Sparkly, Sweet Teddy-Bear Puppies ~
Main features are the “teddy bear” look, with wide faces, large/round eyes, square noses, with a soft-curl lower-shedding coat, long ears with little curls and a sturdy bone structure…. Our special Teddy Bears!