Last, but not least, this is my daughter Lilly Kate. She's the baby of my 3 children. She inherited my love for animals. She loves on our doodle mammas and their babies. She is a caring child with a kind heart. She spends endless hours socializing our puppies, bathing them, watching over them, and enjoying playtime!
I am a single mother of three children. I met this amazing man, Brad, just a few short years ago. He and his daughter have been a blessing to our lives. With Brad and Paislee (his daughter), comes the story of the "Kates". We thought it was really neat that both of our daughters had been given the middle name Kate at birth. So, we decided to make that the case with our doodle girls. We now have Lilly Kate(my daughter), Paislee Kate(Brad's daughter), Kori Kate(doodle girl), Heidi Kate(doodle girl), and Audrey Kate(doodle girl).
My name is Christin and I was born and raised in Western North Carolina. I was exposed to all types of livestock while I was growing up. I was raised on somewhat of a "mini-farm" in a small town. I was fortunate to have parents who supported me in everything I could ever imagine doing. At a very young age, I was showing horses and even started barrel racing! My mentor/horseback riding teacher allowed me to be present for the breeding, birth, and training of many of their horses. Along with my horse adventures, I had almost every animal under the sun. I've always been an animal lover. At the age of approximately 12, I owned 80+ purebred show rabbits. My mentor was amazing. She took me to multiple rabbit shows and taught me so much about different breeds, their standards, and their genetics. I could literally sit in a "rabbit barn" all day long! Being around animals has always made me extremely happy!
In 2014, I purchased my first Goldendoodle. Given my history of raising livestock and small pets, I purchased her with breeding rights and intentions to raise puppies when she reached breeding age. After doing some research, I discovered several breeders who were extremely knowledgeable about how to raise top quality Goldendoodle puppies. I am fortunate to have several of these ladies as mentors to this day. I have discovered that breeders who breed with a passion to better the standard have a great deal of knowledge to share. I am so happy to see this sort of attitude towards animals.
After producing our first litter, I realized the level of interest my children had in the entire process. It was at that time I decided that the doodle hobby/project would be theirs. I’m so proud that they have shown such an interest and such responsibility. It’s very good for children to be involved in extracurricular activities. This hobby allows for them to use their minds, acquire a sense of accomplishment, reap rewards, and spend quality time with each other and myself.
We breed intentions of producing puppies of the absolute best qualities of health, temperament, and appearance. Although my children are the main faces behind Dogwood Doodlebugs, I’m in the background teaching the importance of producing puppies for the right reasons. I carefully supervise them at all times to make sure they make the right decisions for their doodle babies and their future forever families. It thrills us to hear from families of my past puppies. We love hearing about how well they fit into their household with their family members and how they bring great joy to their home.
My children LOVE the experience of having puppies in our home! Our puppies are well socialized before they leave my home to go to their forever homes.