Our Doodle Story:
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.
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- March 2019