About Selah Mountain Dogs and the team.
Selah Mountain Dogs is a small in-home breeding program currently focusing on English Goldendoodles. Golden Retrievers and Bernedoodles. We are based on the outskirts of a tiny ski town in Colorado called Pagosa Springs, surrounded by mountains and known for its beautiful natural hot springs. Pagosa Springs is about 3 hours from Albuquerque (NM) and 5 hours from the Denver area. We are a family-based breeding team, meaning its all hands on deck around here from grandparents to toddlers and everyone in-between.
Our team consists of John and Linda (AKA Mayor and Memom) who are loving parents and grandparents. John and Linda work as pharmacists and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, exploring the Colorado trails and fly-fishing. Also, Bria works together with Linda to facilitate Selah Mountain Dogs and Matty who help with all things computer-related. Bria is one of John and Linda’s three daughters and Matty is her “Kiwi” husband. Bria and Matty have recently moved to Colorado from New Zealand with their two young children.
Our family has over 30 years of experience with Golden Retrievers and in recent years, we have discovered a love for Goldendoodles. These beautiful, fluffy, quirky, smart, loving dogs have completely stolen our hearts. As soon as we saw our first Goldendoodle “Ollie” gently interact with the children we knew this was the breed for us. With their “happy go lucky” disposition from the Golden Retriever and their low shedding coats and intelligent nature from the Poodle, we believe this breed makes for the ultimate family dog.
Honesty and trust are pillars in our home and breeding program. We believe that being faithful and honest with how we breed our dogs, will, in turn, produce quality, healthy puppies, and happy pet owners. Our hope is to be the type of breeder that we ourselves would want to buy a puppy from. With years of experience, our family has also come to know the heartbreak and expense of losing beloved pet dogs too early due to health issues from low breeding standards. One of our goals at Selah Mountain is to only breed the best and healthiest dogs. We are blessed to have wonderful mentorship from very experienced Goldendoodle breeders that help guide us on our breeding journey. Health and temperament testing is a MUST for our dogs. We follow the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA), breeding standards of testing for all our potential parents. Our puppy parents have passed OFA heart, OFA hip, OFA elbow, CERF eye, and genetic disease tests. We are GANA breeding member, which we feel is an incredible honor and privilege to be working alongside those who are striving to produce high-quality Goldendoodles.
All of the Selah Mountain dogs and puppies are raised in our home; we do not keep any dogs in outdoor kennels. Our Goldendoodle puppies have the privilege of growing up around playful children, our other pets, and neighbor's livestock in our Colorado mountain home. We believe these experiences make them well prepared for the new exciting adventures ahead with their forever families. We look forward to meeting you and journeying alongside your family in the future.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2