The Goldendoodle Association of North America, INC. 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 for only Goldendoodles, Golden Retrievers and Poodles. All Goldendoodles registered with GANA will produce offspring register-able with GANA.
Membership is limited to breeders that provide proof of all 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 endure you are working with a breeder that meets these standards, look for the GANA logo on their website.
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 within the white ring. 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 enure the quality of the breed remains the top priority.