We are Missouri state licensed and inspected breeders located on just under 3 acres at the end of a subdivision outside Jefferson City, Mo where there is ample room for my handful of dogs in my fenced yard and secluded back woods where they can get some exercise safely away from any dangerous traffic.
I, Baylee, am 26 years old and began breeding Goldendoodles as my FFA project when I was 15. I am currently attending the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo majoring in Animal Science with plans to apply to veterinary school within the next couple years upon the completion of checking every little box on the very long checklist of things required to do so. My cousin, Odessa, who is 24, lives with me and helps me out with the dogs as she also moved to this area to attend Mizzou. She is now majoring in Agriculture with a minor in Animal Science. I believe she is also going to try the vet school route now but she doesn't want me to tell anyone in case she doesn't get in. Crazy girl... My mom is a vet and I grew up helping her care for both large and small animals in her mobile mixed practice. Since I moved away to school, I work as a veterinary technician in a veterinary clinic in Columbia. Odessa is the kennel manager and a receptionist there as as well..
I had my first litter of Goldendoodles on Valentine's Day 2007, I had my first litter of Standard Poodles in April of 2010 and my first litter of Aussiedoodles in May 2011 (Note: I no longer breed Aussiedoodles). My original two dogs I began breeding with were my Golden female, Suzy (deceased), and my Standard male, Apollo, also now deceased. Their profiles are on the "Retired" page if you are curious and Apollo's descendants are still being used in the program today.
My dogs are bred with the intention of providing a high quality pet with a loving,gentle personality and a non-shedding quality. I strive to give every dog personal attention and love so that they are stable, happy, healthy, and confident individuals.
The production and sale of these puppies provided me with a very good FFA project which awarded me the following degrees and awards for my effort during my FFA career:
1) Proficiency Award in Small Animal Production and Care in 2008
2) Proficiency Award in Emerging Agricultural Technology (for the website) in 2009
3) The Chapter Star Award in 2009.
4) I received my State FFA Degree at the 2010 Missouri State Convention.
5) A Profiecency Award in Agricultural Sales in 2010.
6) State Profiecency Winner in Small Animal Production and Care in 2011
7) Silver Rating at Nationals in Small Animal Production and Care 2011
FFA Honors at graduation.
I was also chapter secretary and vice president. I failed to finish my last 6 months of records and did not get my National FFA degree. Basically because I forgot I guess. I should have done it.....I was so close....