HermeierDoodles is a small, family doodle breeder focusing mainly on Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, and Mini Bernadoodles. Dannette Hermeier is the owner and founder of Hermeierdoodles. Here we breed both English and non-English Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, Bernedoodles, and a small number of Borderdoodle litters. We breed miniature, medium and standard sized dogs. We are state licensed and pride ourselves on being ethically and morally sound. We prioritize socialization for our puppies as well as a lifetime of healthiness and cleanliness (including their time at our home). Click Here to read our ethical guarantee and see how we ensure happy, healthy, and socialized puppies.
Me and my wonderful family of 5; including my Husband of 24 years, Lee, my two daughters, Mason and Ella, and my son, Walker.
Hello, my name is Dannette Hermeier, and my family and I love doodles. I am a registered nurse by trade and work full time at our local hospital, I also work part-time teaching at a community college. I have three kids, the twins are in high school, and my oldest daughter is in her second year of college (GO IOWA HAWKS!). We are big into football, love the outdoors, and are definitely dog-people. We're an active and busy family who makes time for what's most important. We live in northeast Iowa in a small town called Waukon on a farm of over 200 acres where our dogs can run and play year round. We only have a few breeding females, so the number of puppies available year round is kept small. We raise miniature, medium, and standard Labradoodles and English/Non-English Goldendoodles. I also have a breeding partner that raises amazing Borderdoodles, we list those here on our webpage for her. Our priority is healthy, family friendly, puppies that go through life confidently and eager to learn. My breeding partner and I raise our puppies the same way. No matter if your puppy is at my house or my breeding partners house, the puppies outcome is the same. Our puppies come in a wide range of colors including chocolate, blonde, apricot, black, blue and chocolate merle, red and everything in between. We raise solid colored and parti-colored dogs. I love doodle breeds and put 100% of my effort towards giving families a dog that I would want in my own house. Our dogs are all health /genetically tested and kid/temperament tested to make sure we are getting you a family member that is going to be healthy and loving for many years to come. Our ENS program, temperament testing, sound desensitization, and our potty-training program have helped many puppies transition smoothly into their new home. It has taken us years of raising dogs to find a system that I think produces our best puppies yet! All of our dogs are family dogs and remain active year round. Don't let their fluffy clean coats fool you.
History: We have been raising dogs for twenty years. It all started with our wonderful hunting Labrador Retrievers. We raised a couple of litters a year with a focus on bird-hunting dogs in Northeast Iowa. Then, I developed horrible allergies to our wonderful Labradors (and their abundance of hair). The solution was the Labradoodle. Labradoodles are a versatile breed, and we have raised hunting dogs, therapy dogs, and some of the best family dogs. We really take pride in our dogs and want to continue bringing high quality puppies to their future forever homes. We raise our puppies on our Iowa farm where they enjoy being wet all summer in the pond and playing in the snow all winter. They run with our horses and cattle and see and smell many different things. They sleep with our children and lay on our couch's. They are seen as part of our family, not as an income. They are incredibly healthy and never over bred. We want healthy easy to train puppies from healthy uncomplicated moms. Having such few dogs allows us to really focus our attention on each puppy. They all receive unlimited amounts of affection and love, and are somewhat spoiled. I hope you enjoy our website and feel free to contact me with ANY questions. I can assure you that you'll love doodles just as much as I do with your first visit. I have developed a great relationship with a number of my customers. We have numerous repeat customers. Check out our testimonials page for more reviews. I will go out of my way to get the right family the right puppy.
Updated- Feb 2020
FAQ- About HermeierDoodles
What puppies do you have available currently? Go to our available puppies page to check, I update there and on our Facebook page most frequently. Some families join a waitlist for a specific litter before it is born, this way once puppies are born and ready to be chosen, they get to choose earlier on in the process.
What types of doodles do you have available? Currently we specialize in English Goldendoodles and Non-English Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. We also have minimal litters per year of Borderdoodles and Bernedoodles. What size of doodles do you have available? We breed from Miniature to Standard Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. Mini's are typically 20-35 lbs., Mediums are 35-50 lbs., and Large dogs are 50 lbs. and greater. The term "Moyen" is used to describe the medium sized doodle.
What coat colors do you have available? We will be including dogs with different coat colors this year in our lineup, we currently have blondes, reds, chocolates, blue and chocolate merles, phantoms, and parti colors.
How do I contact you? The easiest way to contact me, Dannette, is by cell phone 1-563-568-8611. You can call or text, if I don't answer feel free to leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I am available.
Spay and Neuter Contracts? All of our puppies are sold with spay/neuter contracts unless prior arrangements made. This means HermeierDoodles puppies will not be used for breeding or breeding programs in the future.
How do you decide on breeding pairs? I pride myself in the genetic diversity of our paired dogs. I have only one stud dog of my own (Simon), with several females. Simon is not bred to all of my females, in fact, I only breed him to one of my females. We most frequently reach out to other breeders in the area with stud dogs to breed to our females. We focus on pairing dogs based on their health, temperament, and conformation. Less value is placed on the cost of outsourcing male dogs.
How do you foster the growth of well tempered puppies? Our breeding dogs are selected based on their genetics, confirmation AND their temperament. We have the sweetest mama dogs who nurture and groom their puppies to become sweet caring dogs in the future. And socialization from day one with children, adults, other animals and unique environments builds puppy's confidence and teaches them about their place in the world.
Do you breed working dogs? We pride our dogs in their trainability and many go on to become service and therapy dogs or to homes looking for bird and shed hunting dogs.
Is this your full time job? This is my full time job, however, I am a nurse and nursing instructor part time. I love the doodle breeds and have chose to bring this breed of dogs into the homes of families I think can be enhanced by the love of a dog.
What is your address and can my family come and visit? Type 1274 Parsley Drive Waukon, IA 52172 into any GPS or maps system to arrive at our home. Families are allowed to visit as long as a visit time is pre-scheduled and arranged. I request families who are currently sick or currently have a sick dog to refrain from visiting. What's an F1B, F1bb, F1, etc. Labradoodle or Goldendoodle? Visit our Generations and Shedding page for more information on the naming of certain generations.
Are Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Borderdoodles and Bernedoodles good for kids? Yes! Actually they are fantastic for families of all ages. I would consider them to have a great balance of energy and calm. Doodles are great for a couples first dog or a retired couples new best friend, they work for families with little kids and families with rambunctious teenagers.
What is the difference between a Goldendoodle, Borderdoodle, Labradoodle and Bernedoodle? A Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle, a Borderdoodle is a cross between a Border Collie and a Standard Poodle, a Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard poodle, and a Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain dog and a Standard Poodle.
How do you get Miniature doodles? ...By breeding a standard doodle with a Miniature Poodle. I have a fellow breeder who is experienced in AI-ing (artificially inseminating) dogs. Due to the size difference a natural pregnancy cannot take place. Artificial Insemination is safe and commonly practiced with "designer" dogs and is what allows us to breed miniature and medium sized dogs.
How old must a puppy be before they can come to their forever home? My vets recommend for the doodle breeds that puppies leave at 8 weeks of age. I will typically allow a few days short of 8 weeks and up to a few weeks after 8 weeks for pick up if that works best for a certain family and as long as the puppy is on a healthy growth track.
What should I bring with when I come to pick up my puppy? First and foremost please remember to bring your final payment. I cannot send a puppy with any family who has yet to pay the full amount because of experiences I have had with people trying to avoid payment. Bring some towels for the car ride just incase puppy would get sick (car sickness is common). A lot of people plan to hold their puppy on their lap for the drive which is fine, but I would recommend a kennel in the car if your drive is longer than about 2 hours.
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I can’t give enough praise to Danette and her breeding program. She answered any and all questions I had and I could tell how passionate she was and how much she loves her dogs. She encouraged us to come visit, and we did that when we picked our puppy. Her facilities are top notch and VERY clean. She even held onto our puppy so that we could pick her up after riding RAGBRAI! Our Olive is only 5 months old and she is an amazing pup. She was easy to housebreak/bell train, she is gentle with our kids, she is SO smart, and she is SO easy to train. She is very confident and attentive, and she has no anxiety around people, dogs, loud noises, or busy places. You know you’ve found the right breeder when the dog trainer pulls you aside after class and tells you how good of a puppy you have! When we are looking for another dog, Danette will be the person we go to!