Comfort Retrievers®

Goldendoodles are a mix of poodle and golden retriever. Occasionally, a goldendoodle can look more like a small golden. We have taken these dogs and selectively bred them. These dogs look and act very different than the classical goldendoodle. We are breeding for the golden look and personality but in a smaller package to produce our Comfort Retrievers®. These miniature and petite dogs look and act like small golden retrievers.  This is a clip from one Comfort Retrievers® owner. Ollie was 45 lbs at 9 months.   Learn more about Comfort Retrievers®.

Kathy Burgess DoodleQuest@juno.com   859 887 DOGS (3647)  KY

Comfort Retriever® Litters

Coconut is available for adoption.  She was born 6/23/13, and is about 10 months old.  She weighs 27 lbs  and is 16 tall and is almost at her final adult height/weight.   Her parents are Muffin and Snow.  She can go to her home anytime.  Her cardiac is normal,  patellas are normal, elbows are normal.  Her pennhip was  not tight enough for our guardian program so we making her available for adoption.  We don’t expect her to have hip issues.  Mom, dad, and Coconut can be viewed here.   Her video can be viewed here.   She is available as a pet for $1000-2000.     FS8  Updated 4/12/14.

Female #8 Jones, FL

 

Flower is available for adoption.  She was born 8/27/13, and is about 8 months old.  She weighs 37 lbs and is almost at her final adult height/weight.   Her parents are Einstein and Gracie.  She can go to her home anytime.  Her cardiac is normal,  patellas are normal, elbows are normal.  Her pennhip was 40% and we only accept 50% or tighter for the guardian program so we making her available for adoption.  We don’t expect her to have hip issues.  Mom, dad, and Flower can be viewed here.   Her video can be viewed here.   She is available as a pet for $3ooo.     FV7  Updated 4/9/14.

Female #7 Available

 

We are pleased to announce the breeding of Jinger (Goldendoodle, 12 lbs 12 inches) to Snow (Comfort Retriever, 33 lbs, 16 inches). Jinger had 3 males and 2 females on 12/19/13. Pups can go to their homes 2/14/14. Mom, dad, and pups can be viewed here. The puppies as adults are estimated to be 22 pounds.  The comfort retriever boy, Male #3 is $4,000 and the goldendoodle pups are $1,500.   GH  Updated 4/8/14.

Male #1 GD See Goldendoodle Litter Page
Male #2 GD See Goldendoodle Litter Page
Male  #3 CR Adopted and Homed
Female #4 GD Adopted and Homed
Female  #5 CR On Hold

 

We are pleased to announce the breeding of Luna (Comfort Retriever®, 43 lbs 21 inches) to  Einstein (Goldendoodle, 18 lbs, 19 inches).   Luna had  3 males and 6  females on 12/28/13. Pups can go to their homes on 2/28/14. Mom, dad, and pups can be viewed here.   The puppies as adults are estimated to be 30 lbs for males and 28 lbs for females .  These pups are available as a pet for $4000 except for pups Male #2 and Female # 9. This whole litter is in training as we hope to pick a puppy as a Diabetic Alert Dog.  Libby, a master trainer has been working with them from age 3 days on an Early Stimulation Program, Bio Sensor. This program was developed to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes. The purpose is  maximizing  the nervous system for trainability.  These pups are available for pets as $4000 GI  Updated 4/8/14.

Male #1 Comfort Retriever Adopted and Homed
Male #2 Goldendoodle Adopted and Homed
Male #3 Comfort Retriever Adopted and Homed
Female#4 Ginger Adopted and Homed 
Female #5 Comfort Retriever Adopted and Homed
Female #6 Comfort Retriever Adopted and Homed
Female #7 Goldendoodle Adopted and Homed
Female #8 Comfort Retriever Available
Female #9 Comfort Retriever Diabetic Alert Dog

 

We are pleased to announce the breeding of Muffin (Comfort Retriever®, 43 lbs 18 inches) to  Max, Southern Pride’s Bluegrass Dancer,  (Golden Retriever, 65 lbs).   Max’s pedigree can be viewed here.  Max is a deep mahogany red and some of  Max’s health clearances can be viewed here.   He has his pennHIP clearance (90%), eye CERF, heart SAS, OFA elbow clearance, and PRA-prcd  clearance.   Max is a CHIC  , Canine health Information Center, dog.  Muffin  had 2 males and 2  females on 1/28/14.Pups  can go to their homes on 3/28/14.  Mom, dad, and pups can be viewed here.  This whole litter is in training.  Kelly, a master trainer has been overseeing and working with them from age 3 days on an Early Stimulation Program, Bio Sensor. This program was developed to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes.  The purpose is  maximizing  the nervous system for trainability.  The puppies as adults are estimated to be 50 lbs. The comfort retriever puppies are available as  pets for $3000. Male Pick #1 is available as a guardian for $400.   GM  Updated 3/26/14.

Male#1 Adopted and Homed 
Male  #2 Silver, on hold till 4/28/14 12 noon
Female #3 Adopted and Homed
Female #4 Adopted and Homed

 

We are pleased to announce the breeding of Snickerdoodle (Comfort Retriever®, 43 lbs 18 inches) to  Mighty,  (Comfort Retriever®, 39 lbs, 17 inches). Snickerdoodle  had 4 males and 2  females on 1/31/14.  Pups  can go to their homes on 4/4/14.  Mom, dad, and pups can be viewed here.   This whole litter is in training.  Kelly, a master trainer has been overseeing and working with them from age 3 days on an Early Stimulation Program, Bio Sensor. This program was developed to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes.  The purpose is  maximizing  the nervous system for trainability. The puppies as adults are estimated to be 41 lbs. We are taking  tentative reservations on these pups. The comfort retriever puppies are available as  pets for $4000.    GN  Updated 4/1/14.

Male #1 Hoeker, NC, In Training with ADAPTABLE Dogs until 4/23
Male #2 Adopted and Homed
Male #3 Moody, OH, In Training with ADAPTABLE Dogs until 4/21
Male #4 Adopted and Homed
Female #5 On Hold
Female #6 Taylor, MO, In Training with ADAPTABLE Dogs until 4/24

 

We are pleased to announce the breeding of Jubilee (Comfort Retriever®, 28 lbs 19 inches) to  Mighty (Comfort Retriever®, 39 lbs, 17 inches. Jubilee  had 2 males and 2  females on 2/12/14. Pups  can go to their homes on 4/11/14.  Mom, dad, and pups can be viewed here.  This whole litter is in training.  Kelly, a master trainer will be overseeing and working with them from age 3 days on an Early Stimulation Program, Bio Sensor. This program was developed to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes.  The purpose is  maximizing  the nervous system for trainability.  The puppies as adults are estimated to be 33 lbs. We will take tentative reservations on these pups when the pups are 2 weeks old on 2/27/14. The comfort retriever puppies are available as  pets for $4000.    GO  Updated 4/8/14.

Male #1 Adopted and Homed
Male #2 Adopted and Homed
Female #3 Adopted and Homed
Female #4 Roberts, MO Training with ADAPTABLE Dogs until 4/28

 

We are pleased to announce the breeding of Penny (Comfort Retriever®, 33 lbs 15 inches) to  Snow (Comfort Retriever®, 33 lbs, 16 inches). Penny had 3 males and 2 females on 3/2/14. Pups  can go to their homes at 8 weeks, 5/2/14.  Mom, dad, and puppies can be viewed here.  This whole litter will be in training.  Kelly, a master trainer will be overseeing and working with them from age 3 days on an Early Stimulation Program, Bio Sensor. This program was developed to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes. The purpose is  maximizing  the nervous system for trainability. The puppies as adults are estimated to be 33 lbs. These puppies are available as  pets for $4000.  GP  Updated 4/8/14.

Male Pick #1 Arango, Spain
Male Pick #2 Sturgill, KY
Male Pick #3 Wittenberg,MA
Female Pick #4 Hettich, NC 12/9/13 female after 4/14
Female Pick #5 McCoy, KY 1/13/14 light small female mid march

 

We are pleased to announce the breeding of Lily (Comfort Retriever®, 17 lbs 17.5 inches) to  Sam (Goldendoodle, 26 lbs, x inches).   Lily had 2 males and 3 females on 3/28/14. Pups  can go to their homes at 8 weeks, 5/23/14.  Mom, dad, and puppies can be viewed here.  This whole litter will be in training.  Kelly, our trainer will be overseeing and working with them from age 3 days on an Early Stimulation Program, Bio Sensor. This program was developed to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes. The purpose is  maximizing  the nervous system for trainability. We will DNA these pups at 2 weeks  to determine if they will be goldendoodles or comfort retrievers.. The puppies as adults are estimated to be 21 lbs. The comfort retriever pups are $4000 as pets and the goldendoodles are $1500  .  GQ  Updated 3/30/14.

Male Pick #1 Available
Male Pick #2 Available as guardian
Female Pick #3 Available
Female Pick #4 Available
Female Pick #5 Available as guardian  

 

We are pleased to announce the breeding of Gracie  (Comfort Retriever®, 60 lbs 18 inches) to  Snow (Comfort Retriever®, 33 lbs 16 inches).  Gracie had 4 males and 4 females on 3/30/14. Pups can go to their homes at 8 weeks, 5/30/14.  Mom, dad, and puppies can be viewed here.  This whole litter will be in training.  Kelly, our trainer will be overseeing and working with them from age 3 days on an Early Stimulation Program, Bio Sensor. This program was developed to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes. The purpose is  maximizing  the nervous system for trainability. The puppies as adults are estimated to be 45 lbs for males 43 lbs for females. These puppies are available as  pets for $4000.  GR  Updated 4/18/14

Male Pick #1 Zelenka,  MN 4/3/14
Male Pick #2 Sara, MA wants extended training
Male Pick #4 Silver, on hold till 4/28/14 12 noon
Male Pick #5 Available
Female Pick #6 Kindle, OR darkest female, training with Amber
Female Pick #7 Engel, DC  3/11/14, 30-40 lbs, end of May, check deposit order
Female Pick #8 Essex, MA  wants female from this litter Dep 4/18/14, training with ADAPTABLE Dogs 
Female Pick #9 Available

 

 

There are some people on our list looking for a certain size, gender, color, or timing of a litter. This is our list. We are happy to take deposits on pups, but we don’t want to take deposits if there are no available pups, unless the new owner is willing to wait up to 12 months.  Potential owners will be slotted in litters when the litters are two weeks old.

 1.  McCready, TX small male, on hold till owners contact GoldenQuest

2.  Moore, KY 3/31/14, Sandy/Bambi-guardian still in program

3. Notarfrancesco, NJ 4/14/14 wants male 35 lbs after 8/18

 

Options

Puppy Prep – a 10 day puppy training program ($450) for those interested in getting their puppy jump started on training.  Puppies stay in the trainer’s home and are instructed in basic manners, come, sit, down, and stay.  They are leash trained and crate trained.  They are started on house training, but are not mature enough at this point to completely grasp it.  Our preferred minimum program is 10 days, but we can customize a longer program to fit your needs.  Puppy Prep has limited availability – call or email for reservations.

Below are two videos of Comfort Retrievers at the completion of their Puppy Prep.  Please keep in mind that each dog will progress at its own rate.

After 8 days of training: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZASvt3r-Fo

After 17 days of training: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Ke4lDKMIY

Libby is the trainer in the above videos.  She attended the APDT conference in Northern Kentucky last year and is an assistant instructor at Best Friends Obedience.  She has very limited availability, focusing on one puppy at a time.  The puppies get socialization with many animals including dogs, cats, and goats.  They also get socialization through 4-H and church nursery.   For more information about Libby’s training go to libbyslovingleashes.com.   Currently, Libby is training a Comfort Retriever to be a Diabetes Alert Dog for a 7 year old girl named Mackenzie.  To donate to help fund Mackenzie’s D.A.D. (Diabetes Alert Dog) go here:  Small Donate Button

Kelly is another one of our trainers.  She attended the APDT conference in Washington this year.  Kelly is enrolled in the Animal Behavior College’s Dog Training Program.  Her in-house program has the benefit of exposing the dogs to her young children.  She is also available for private in home consultations and training in the Lexington, KY area.  Feel free to contact her for more information on individualized training.adaptabledogs@gmail.com or 859-492-9313

The following is a video of a Comfort Retriever, King, after 10 days of training with Kelly at ADAPTABLE Dogs.

 Custom Courier Service – We offer domestic and international custom courier service for those who want their puppies hand carried on the plane and hand delivered to the new owner’s airport.  The cost of this service is very low.  This courier service has limited availability.

 

 Guardian Dog Program – We prefer our breeding dogs to be in private homes as someone’s best friend.   We have developed a guardian program to enable this process.  A guardian home needs to live  within a 1 hour drive of Lexington, KY.  You own your dog but we retain a few breeding rights. We sell you your pup for $400 (Pet pups are normally $3,500 -$4,000) and pay all breeding related costs.  With females we retain the right to have three litters and offer you up to $1,000 per litter which is up to $3,000.  Our male contract provides us stud service.  Go to the Retired Breeding & Guardian Dog tab for more information and more dog listings.  If your interested in this program ask to see our guardian home contract.