Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Cha Cha Doodle?
A Cha Cha Doodle is a phrase I put together with the initials of my three children. The C-H-A stands for Christopher, Hannah, and Alexander.
What is a Goldendoodle?
A Goldendoodle is considered a designer dog that originated from both a Golden Retriever and Poodle. Goldendoodles are a non-shedding breed of dog specifically popular for those with allergies. Their non/light shedding coats have made them a very popular companion to those living with allergies.
What are the different types of Goldendoodles?
There are many different varieties of Goldendoodles.
F1 Goldendoodle – A progeny of a golden retriever bred to a poodle; 50% retriever and 50% poodle. We do not breed the F1 generation because we are hoping to have all non-shedding and allergy friendly puppies, so we are moving towards the multigenerational Goldendoodle.
F1b Goldendoodle – A progeny of an F1 Goldendoodle bred back to a poodle. Our Goldie is an F1b goldendoodle.
F2 Goldendoodle – There are a few ways to breed an F2 Goldendoodle. The first is by breeding an F1 Goldendoodle to an F1 Goldendoodle. Our Mackie is a true F2 Goldendoodle. However, our Apple Rose is an F2 Goldendoodle as well but with different parents (progeny of F1 Goldendoodle bred to an F1b Goldendoodle). When breeding a higher generation Goldendoodle to an F1 Goldendoodle, the puppies are always F2 Goldendoodles.
F3 Goldendoodle -Typically, this is breeding an F1b Goldendoodle to an F1b Goldendoodle, or breeding and F2 to an F2 (or higher generation) Goldendoodle.
Multigenerational Goldendoodle – This type would be any generation past the F3 Goldendoodle. We are working towards producing all non-shedding and allergy friendly puppies!
Are all Goldendoodles the same?
Not all Goldendoodles are the same! Please refer to the previous question above.
Do Goldendoodles come in a selection of colors?
A Goldendoodle can be many colors with all sorts of markings. The reason being, the Poodle has such a variety of color genes in its genetic make-up. Goldendoodles can vary from white, light apricot, dark apricot, cream, red, chocolate, chocolate phantom, silver phantom, silver frost, silver and black. Goldendoodles can also be any of the mentioned colors and have white or tan markings. Goldendoodles can be tri-color (silver/tan/white, silver/white/tan, black/white/tan, black/tan/white, etc.) and Goldendoodles can be of parti-color with any combination of colors and markings that would make them of parti-coloration.
The most sought out color in a Goldendoodle is cream or light apricot. Here at Cha Cha Doodles, We have a variety of light colored doodles!
Do Goldendoodles have nice coats?
Goldendoodles have a beautiful long coats that are soft in texture and can be straight to shag, wavy, or have a loose curl to a corkscrew teddy bear like curl.
Where are the Goldendoodles raised?
Here at Cha Cha Doodles, Our puppies are born and raised in our home. I believe the first 2-3 months are most important to the puppy’s development life from a puppy to a dog.
Our Goldendoodle pups are held and loved throughout the day by my family, which includes our children. By the time our doodle pups go to their forever homes, they are most happy around people!
How does your family do after the Goldendoodles find a new home?
I am asked this question a lot! The fact is my children love all the puppies. They count down the days for each new birth. The hardest was our very first litter; not just for the children…but for me as well! We decided that since we used a stud (for our first litter), we would keep a puppy to make it easier to say goodbye to the others. We kept a gorgeous Apricot wave to a shag puppy. That puppy since has turned pure white! She made cover of ASPCA Magazine! She is our precious AppleRose.
When and how do you potty train the Goldendoodles?
Golden Doodles are eager to please which makes them easy to train…as long as their new owner sticks to a routine! All our puppies leave with a daily schedule, which include potty training and crate training.
Potty Training and Daily Schedule
6AM-8AM Out for Potty
8:45 Breakfast with water
9AM-10: 30 Out to Potty/Play (Depending on weather…outside if nice/otherwise kitchen area to play (only room puppy that has a waterproof floor) Quick Potty Time before Rest time
10:30-12:30PM Puppies rest in Puppy Play Pen with water
12:30 Potty Time then off to play while Mrs Tammy cleans us up (each pup gets a turn)
1:30 Lunch with water
1:45 Potty Time – A good rule of thumb, take us out within 10 min of eating and/or drinking”
2-3:30 Finish getting cleaned up and playing
3:30 The children home to play! Potty Time Before Rest Time
4-5:30 Rest Time in Puppy Play pen
5:30 Dinnertime with Water…”Mrs Tammy sadly takes our water away at night, when we turn 7 weeks old. We stay dry all night!!! ….Mrs Tammy is very happy!!! We are good little puppies!
5:45 Potty Time and Playtime outdoors till dark w/children and adult doodles.
7:00 Puppy Play Pen
9:30 Potty Time – “Then we cuddle and get bedtime stories with Hannah! Now that Hannah can read, she reads to us too!”
11PM/Midnight Potty Time “Mrs Tammy leaves music on for us at night! She also gives us the blankies our new forever families give us with their families scent on them. Now we can smell our family to start getting to know them for when we do go home!”
Potty Training Method
Step 1 Take puppy quietly from crate to bells placed on the front door
Step 2 Teach puppy to hit bells (help puppy to hit bells with their paw). While the puppy hits bells say, “Potty Spot, Potty Spot” (Please note, THIS IS THE ONLY TIME YOU SPEAK)
Step 3 Carry puppy quietly to the designated “Potty Spot” you’ve chosen
Step 4 Put puppy down in the Potty Spot and wait for the puppy to go potty! And wait some more just in case!
Step 7 Then say, “GOOD POTTY SPOT”. After, reward the puppy with either a small treat or better yet a good patting, while repeating the phrase, “Good potty spot. Good potty spot.”
It’s important to note: everyone in the family needs to stick to the same routine for this to be successful!
What to do if your puppy does not go potty
This can be difficult however, if the puppy does not go potty, the new puppy should go back in its crate for 10 minutes and not stay out and play. After 10 minutes, try starting at step 1 of potty training again. Repeat this process until the puppy goes to the potty and then reward the puppy with playtime.