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Reputable Doodle breeders can be difficult to find. I know – I’ve been there. That’s why I am elated to introduce you to a breeder I feel confident to recommend.

NOTE: I am not anti-adoption. 
I believe I've found a phenomenal resource to share in regards to fostering and/or adopting Doodles in need of re-homing. That's another post at another time.

As a niche blogger, I am often asked for the name of a reputable Doodle breeder. This was a no-brainer when we lived in Virginia. The breeder who blessed us with both Leo and Jaxson is amazing! Quite a few Groovy Goldendoodles readers have found their Dream Doods from there.

Relocating to SC and working in pet therapy – the inquiries increased. Not knowing anyone locally caused me to decline referrals. In two years I still hadn’t met a Doodle breeder in the area that I sincerely AND comfortably wanted to share with my readers.

Until now!


Jenna-Lee Stone is the co-founder of Jenna Lee Designer Doodles!…

Photo courtesy of Jenna Lee Designer Doodles


For more than ten months, I secretly stalked Jenna after hearing her name constantly mentioned during conversations about Goldendoodles.

Last year I met up with a local Groovy Goldendoodle reader downtown for a “Mango Mojito” #talkaboutdoodlelicious She wanted to pick my brain about Harley & Jaxson. It was one of a handful of times I have had the pleasure to meet a GGD subscriber – #exhilarating 🙂

Kelly was scheduled to pick up her own Goldendoodle later that month from…

…you guessed it – Jenna Lee!

After hearing first hand about the warm, friendly and professional relationship these two women developed over the selection of a puppy, I decided it was time to reach out and introduce myself.


Jenna’s family bred Labradoodles. All her life she dreamed of starting a kennel of her own as an adult. Marrying a man who was allergic to dogs re-directed her focus/path to the Goldendoodle…

Photo courtesy of Jenna Lee Designer Doodles

I am so in love with everything that this breed encompasses, and love sharing them with the world. It brings us so much joy togged updates on our puppies and see them grow up and complete their families. We thank God every day for blessing us with the ability to breed these amazing dogs on a regular basis. 

Jenna Lee Designer Doodles

All this started in 2012 and she’s been making family dreams come true breeding and training bundles of love…

Photo courtesy of Jenna Lee Designer Doodles


Oh too often, I’ve heard negative comments regarding this cross bred pet. Unfortunately (as with any breed I suppose) some humans focus on capitalizing from the financial gains of breeding vs. the health and well being of all involved (pawrents and pups).

This is why I’ve waited sooooooo long before endorsing a particular breeder. Well-planned breeding is paramount to a healthy puppy – 

Each of our breeding dogs undergoes extensive health testing prior to being bred. This saves both of us, breeder and pawrent, serious potential heartache. Our testing includes pertinent hip and elbow radiographs, as well as genetic disease panels, color testing, and coat testing. This ensures that your puppy will have a perfect coat and be clear of genetic diseases. We know each parents’ temperament well and also consider what would make the most well-balanced puppies.

Jenna Lee Designer Doodles
Photo courtesy of Jenna Lee Designer Doodles

Jenna and her staff take bringing puppies into the world very seriously. Experienced, passionate and trained “whelping” team members remain with the moms 24/7 leading up to delivery. 

  • Around the clock staff are there after the puppies are born to make sure everyone is safe.
  • Early Neurological Stimulation begins at 3 days of age. 
  • All of their puppies are raised on the well-known puppy culture protocol (The Powerful First 12 Weeks That Can Shape Your Puppy’s Future).
  • Detailed behavior logs are captured every day during “daily individual time” where 5-10 minutes someone is with a puppy learning that puppy’s personality.


Browsing through her very detailed and informative website – I was impressed to read this extensive FAQ that answers common questions in categories such as – 

  • picking up puppy
  • health testing 
  • health care
  • adoption process
  • Jenna offers three unique Puppy Preschool Programs – 
  • 4 Week Puppy School
  • 8 Week Puppy School
  • Fully Trained Designer Doodle program too!

She also addresses all of the areas of concern/interest that I remember having when I first looked into the breed.

Subjects like – 

  • selecting the pawfect gender
  • understanding the different coat colors and patterns?
  • explaining the various generations
  • health testing
  • puppy health care

PLUS – at the very bottom of her website she offers “free” resources to help you decide which puppy is pawfect for you!


Our work isn’t done until your puppy is safe and happy in your home!

Jenna Lee Designer Doodles
Photo courtesy of Jenna Lee Designer Doodles

Jenna understands the desire for Doodles “outside” the State of South Carolina, therefore her team will deliver your Dood to you. On her website you can read her rates for hand delivery by car and by air (puppy flies in the cabin escorted by a human).

Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and listen to our 2nd Doodlecast featuring Jenna Lee as we discuss the straight haired Goldendoodle.

Lot’s of requests, and questions are out there about that subject – hear what Jenna had to say…



The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog ❤️

  • Tiffany Bennett-Cuartero
    June 4, 2020

    Great information.
    Passing it along to friends who are interesting in doodles and adoption.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 4, 2020

      Happy to provide the info!

  • Tails Around the Ranch
    June 4, 2020

    We respsonsible breeders!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 4, 2020

      Of course!

  • Jenna Stone
    June 4, 2020

    Cathy! Thanks so much for interviewing me and for this sweet endorsement of our company! I really enjoyed talking to you – not many people have as great of insight into what our doodle ‘pawrents’ want to hear about as you do! Looking forward to working with you again in the future! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 5, 2020

      You are welcome Jenna!
      Really happy we found each other. Together we can help make Doodle dreams come true!

  • E.E
    December 29, 2020

    Hey I was wondering if you could tell me more about your process with Laurelridge Goldendoodles as we are looking to get a puppy from them but some things seem a little fishy regarding their health guarantee, the parents not being on the website, and no updates to their site.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 24, 2021

      Hey there E.E. – I thought we were going to talk? Let me know if you’re still interested. Here’s my cell 703-400-3498. Would love to talk to you.

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