Misty Mountain Groodles (Labradoodles)
Port Macquarie-Hastings, New South Wales
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Hi, I'm Kim G.
We are an ethical and registered small family Groodle, Labradoodle, Bordoodle and Cavoodle breeder on the Central Coast of NSW. Our dogs are all DNA tested by Orivet and puppies are clear of all relevant genetic conditions and traits by parentage. We are fully audited members of the Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders (AAPDB). We have litters a few times per year and also offer a stud dog and pet transport service.
Vet Approved Criteria
Last checked on 31 March 2021
Every breeder on RightPaw has agreed to our vet-approved RightPaw Code of Ethics, and passed an interview from one of our team.
- Breeding & Welfare
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Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
All our dogs and pups are cared for in our home and are well socialised with people, kids, other dogs and cats. They get handled multiple times a day from birth with lots of cuddles and hands on attentive care. They also see and meet lots of different people who pass by or come over to visit us - there’s lots of activity around them! They become accustomed to crates and we lay the foundations of toilet training using litter trays, pads…
We fully DNA profile our dogs and results are provided with all puppies if requested. Our pups are bread as pets only and they are clear of developing all relevant genetic conditions and traits by parentage. We regularly vet-check our dogs and puppies as well as vaccinate and worm them on schedule. All of our dogs are fed on premium food dry diets, as are our puppies. We also regularly groom and nail clip all our dogs and puppies.
Our family home is on 2.5 acres and is close to civilisation and the nearby town of Gosford. Our dogs live and sleep in our house and we have whelping areas set up in our laundry and/or bathroom. These are climate-controlled and contain whelping boxes for mum and pups, scales and comfy vet bed bedding, and they remain there under our watchful eye (and video monitoring) for at least the first 3 weeks of their development. After, our…
Included with our puppies
All our pups come with a lifetime of support, as well as a guarantee that if you cannot take care of your pup for any reason, that we will take them back and rehome them. We also provide a $50 voucher towards desexing between 6 and 8 months old, a 6 week pet insurance policy, and a health guarantee. We personalise all our puppy packs with recent packs containing 3kg Advance food bag, a microfibre towel, a toy, some poo bags,…
Misty Mountain Groodles (Labradoodles) conducts 1 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Labradoodle.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration…
Misty Mountain Groodles (Labradoodles) conducts 14 additional tests available for the Labradoodle.
Centronuclear myopathy (CNM), is a genetic muscle disease that occurs in Labradors. A DNA test is available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia (CM) is a mild disease which normally does not have any impact on an affected dog’s health or lifespan but can cause concern if noticed on routine bloodwork without knowing the cause. It is a blood disease resulting in low numbers of very large platelets. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
This condition mainly affects Newfoundlands although other breeds can be affected. It is a genetic condition which results in the production of kidney and bladder stones. There is a DNA test available to confirm that breeding dogs are not carrying this condition.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a genetic condition mainly affecting Retrievers and Spaniels. It results in the dog collapsing after periods of intense exercise, even if they are normally able to cope with lower levels of exercise. There is a DNA test available which can indicate if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) is a genetic condition that can affect Labradors. It causes very dry and crusty skin around the nose that predisposes to infections. There is a DNA test available to determine whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Hyperuricosuria (HUU) is a genetic disease that causes a build-up of uric acid in the urine, predisposing to painful bladder and kidney stones. It can occur in a range of breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a rare genetic condition that causes adverse reactions to anaesthetic drugs. It results in the body rapidly overheating and is sometimes fatal. There is now a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Macular Corneal Dystrophy (MCD) is a rare genetic eye disease that has been identified in Labradors. It causes cloudy eyes and potential vision impairment. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM) is an inherited muscle disease causing severe, progressive muscle atrophy in puppies. Affected puppies are small and lack coordination. Within weeks, the puppies may have difficulty holding their head up or standing and may collapse after exertion. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.
Narcolepsy is a genetic disease which causes affected animals to fall asleep suddenly following periods of excitement, such a feeding or play. These dogs might collapse and appear drowsy or might completely fall asleep. They usually grow out of the condition after about one year of age. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Neonatal Encephalopathy (NE) is a brain disease that can occur in Standard Poodle puppies. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Skeletal Dysplasia is an inherited form of dwarfism which causes the leg bones to grow much shorter than is proportional for the body. Affected legs will be short and slightly bowed outwards. Often the forelimbs are more affected than the hindlimbs, which can make the condition more difficult to spot in subtle cases. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD/vWD) is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by a lack of a specific clotting factor. There are three forms of the disease, types 1, 2 & 3. A DNA test is available for each type of VWD to identify whether a breeding dog is a carrier or might be affected. The severity of VWD varies widely between breeds and individuals, ranging from life threatening, through to having no impact on clotting ability.
About the breeder
A little about us
I’m Kim, a proud mum of 2 and clinical social worker of 25 years. I have worked previously as a veterinary nurse and now enjoy utilising my skills and experience in the care and education field to improve my ethical breeding program and mentor others. This platform is used by me to manage applications for my puppies. Not as a wait list per se. I sort the applications when I have a litter coming into those who are interested and then those people are put in order of their application and appropriateness for a pup. If you have special circumstances please let me know though.
Why we got involved in breeding
I fell in love firstly with the Groodle breed since owning our first girl Eadie. We extended our family to include a rescue purebred standard Poodle Charlie and naturally the two bonded. Combining my former veterinary nursing experience and lifetime ambition, I set up an ethical breeding practice, extending our furbaby family and passing this enjoyment and love of the breed onto others.
Our special touch
I recently became a certified trainer and in the process of developing a breeder education program alongside my work as an educator and supporting committee member for the AAPDB. (Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders).
Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders (AAPDB)