Definition scallywag (noun)
someone who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous way; a rascal or a lovable rogue.
We are an ethical and responsible small in-home Goldendoodle and Aussiedoodle Breeder
living in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.
We raise our dogs and puppies as naturally and holistically as nature intended.
We are grandparents to 3 wonderful grandchildren , soon to be 4, who fill our home with laughter and joy every time they visit.
We believe in ethical and responsible breeding of aussie doodle and golden doodle puppies for a purpose - service & therapy work and companion dogs, for company, love and emotional support. Our dogs are first and foremost our pets and family members, raised holistically, as toxin free as possible, on a species appropriate raw diet.
We live on a large property in the Cowichan Valley, so our dogs have over an acre of fully fenced park like yard to safely run and play in.
Our breeding goal is to breed for temperament and health, improving the predictability of each generation created and to share the joy of these magnificent hybrid breeds for service, therapy or emotional support or to provide loving families with a happy, healthy puppy, whose life will be long of quality, pain and disease free.
We are a proud Blue Ribbon Breeder registered with the Goldendoodle Association of North America, GANA, to be a top tier blue ribbon breeder with GANA, we have to health test to the highest standards, this includes OFA Cardiac, Elbows, Eyes, Hips and genetic test for breed specific diseases, this is to ensure that a puppy for adoption has the best chance of living a long, healthy, quality life.
Health testing documentation is available for all of our breeding dogs.
Many of the dogs in our program live with us, or in loving forever guardian home, sleep in our bedroom, often in bed with us - they are first and foremost our pets and will always live here. Every picture on this site is of our dogs over the years or of the puppies we have raised, now living with their families.
Whilst Doodles tend to be healthier than their parent breeds, they can still be prone to conditions such as hip dysplasia and eye problems, amongst others. DNA testing can reduce the risk of many preventable genetic diseases. As an ethical breeder, only fully health tested parent dogs are entered into our breeding program. Their health certifications consist of DNA tests, X-rays - Pennhip & OFA, heart OFA and eye CERF exams, as well as routine physical wellness checkups.
We offer a 2yr health guarantee.
All puppies are adopted on a spay/neuter pet home only contract.
Scallywag Doodles was created out of a legacy to our two 90lb Labradoodles, Jack and Oscar, who came into our lives in 2008. Jack in particular was plagued with allergies all of his life, suffered chronic arthritis from hip dysplasia and crossed the Rainbow Bridge in February 2021 after a long battle with 2 types of cancer, he was just 2 months shy of his 13th birthday and survived 2 yrs longer than Specialists anticipated. Oscar, Jacks littermate brother passed away very suddenly in March 2019, just before his 11th birthday and will forever leave a huge hole in our hearts. In fact both of our dogs had been diagnosed with cancers in later life and this led to our decision to switch to a more holistic way of raising our younger dogs, whilst palliatively caring for Jack. It was during our search for a playmate for Jack that we were inspired to start breeding. We found that very few breeders did any sort of health testing, it wasn't specific to Doodles, even purebred breeders provided little in the way of health testing. We made it our mission to elevate the breeding of Doodles, to breed with a purpose and to improve the consistency of the breed with each pairing we do.
Our labradoodles brought so much unconditional love, joy and healing to our lives, they truly are our angels. Their legacy lives on in our younger dogs, as they learned so much from their 'Elders' and we hope their puppies will bring as much love and life enrichment to other families lives, as they do ours.
We believe in Natural Rearing
We were the 2nd breeder in BC to become GANA registered (GoldenDoodle Association) to top tier blue ribbon standards and the 3rd in all of Canada.
We produce healthy puppies from fully health tested parents.
We offer a two year health warranty and a lifetime of support.
If for any reason a family cannot keep one of our dogs, we will take back our dog, at any stage in its life, that is our commitment to all dogs we create.
We raise the puppies using world renowned "Puppy Culture" & enrichment protocols which include:
Early Neurological Stimulation-Known as Super Dog Training
Early Scent Introduction
Touch Tolerance, Startle Response and recovery and a whole plethora of other age appropriate social enrichment activities
Temperament & Aptitude Evaluations
Introduction to Crates, Introduction to a Clicker/Marker words.
Started on House Training.
Socially enriched against Resource Guarding and Problem Solving.
Puppies are trained to automatically "mand" (sit), before treats and meals.
Each puppy is raised with quality care, love, respect and taught the world is a safe and friendly place
We only breed our females if we have a full waitlist, waitlists are open once posted on our site and are planned a year or 2 in advance, reach out today to reserve a wait spot for your next family pet or to ask any questions about our program.