The Goldendoodle Association of North America, Inc. (www.GoldendoodleAssociation.com) is a non-profit organization established in January, 2009. GANA’s primary objective is to guide breeders in the development of the Goldendoodle to the common goal of establishing reliability in coat, type, health, and temperament. GANA is the first and only breed club established for the Goldendoodle. A registry database has been created to document the lineage and only Goldendoodles, Golden Retrievers, and Poodles registered with GANA will produce offspring registerable with GANA. Membership is limited to breeders that provide proof of health clearances achieved on all their breeding stock and that have agreed to a Code of Ethics regarding their breeding practices and the care of their dogs. To ensure you are working with a breeder that meets these standards, look for the GANA logo on their website. It will look like this:
Each breeder that is an official member of GANA will have a logo made specifically for their kennel and it will bear the kennel name and a valid thru date. You can also find a list of member breeders on the GANA website. You will find that breeders that are members of GANA are those interested in protecting the integrity of the Goldendoodle and are willing to work together with other breeders to ensure the quality of the breed remains the top priority.