As their owners will readily tell you, Goldendoodles have the uncanny ability to steal the spotlight everywhere they go. One four-legged runner named Dozer surprised everyone — and became a sensation — when he invited himself to join a half marathon for cancer in 2011. The romping doodle finished the race and sauntered back home to his unsuspecting owner.
Once all the facts had come together, Dozer’s run received national attention from news outlets and social media. Donations poured in and his participation ended up raising about $25,000. Today, Dozer doesn’t run the race but his presence there continues to be strongly felt. Every year, money is given in his name at race time, Dozer’s Dash, a race within the race, commemorates his trek, and his marathoning exploits are even the subject of an illustrated children’s book (“Dozer’s Run: A True Story of a Dog and His Race”).
Leave it to a Goldendoodle to spur all this good will and happy hoopla. There’s just something about this extraordinary crossbreed that people respond to. We here at Blue Ridge Goldendoodles are certainly caught up in their spell…and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We have Goldendoodle puppies that are ready for new forever homes right now. Visit our “Available Puppies” page for pictures and details. To begin the process of acquiring one of our second-to-none Goldendoodles, click the “Application” tab and complete the form. If you have questions that aren’t answered here on our site, use the “Contact” link on the right to ask it.