Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We prefer to meet our families, but understand that not all families are close! We can also build a trusting relationship by phone and email. We allow our families to visit after 4 weeks of age and choose the correct puppy that fits their family needs! Payment is due in full at picking time CASH only. Sorry, the health of our puppies is our #1 Priority!! NO visit will be allowed if any family member is sick. Don't worry, we can help!
**Sorry for the safety and health of our pets, NO Outside Pets Allowed at Our Home**
Although we would love to meet all our families, we know sometimes that is not possible. We work around your preference. Emails, Facebook, or Texting Pictures and or Videos. NO WORRIES, with our experience, we help the choosing process to fit your family! Due to other families waiting in line, Puppy picking process is done at 4 weeks of age!**IF YOU FAIL TO CHOOSE BY THIS TIME, YOUR SPOT IN LINE IS LOST**. Deposit then is kept and can be rolled over to another litter of your choice or to the end of the line in current litter. Time slots are set for each family to choose. PUPPIES ARE DUE IN FULL ONCE PICKING OCCURS. Failure to pay may result in losing your spot/puppy. THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.
We take our puppies to the Vet at birth and at the age of 6-7 weeks old for final clearance. A breeding specialist thoroughly examines each individual puppy and health certifies/clears our puppies. A heart, lung, eye, palate, joints, and testes exam is performed. With the vet's approval, the puppies will be released to their new homes between 7&8 weeks of age. Puppies will be held to 8 weeks of age at the breeder's discretion. If you are unable to pick up at the date set, a charge of $350 a week fee IF Breeder approves. NO EXCEPTIONS. All puppies must be picked up on the Pickup date set PLEASE!! Bonding time is important!
A NONREFUNDABLE deposit of $500 will hold a puppy of your choice. The remaining balance is due AT puppy picking time (BY 4 Weeks of Age). This is a first deposit first choice basis! **BREEDER reserves the rights to the first choice at any time** Deposits will be rolled over to the next litter ONLY or lost unless otherwise arranged. You may pass 2 times then an additional deposit is required to stay on the list(s), you then can pass as many times as you'd like. We would like to place a puppy within a year of first deposit. Check, Cash, Zelle, or Wire Transfer accepted for Deposits. Do all YOUR research BEFORE putting a deposit down Please! NO REFUNDS will be given. By submitting a deposit you are agreeing to the contract (Click Purchase Contract to view)
Shipping via plane (cargo) is NOT available. They are tiny precious babies and we prefer to safely hand them off to their new families. We will, for an extra charge, meet you personally either at a local airport or a short distance for a personally hand-delivered bundle of joy! The Minimum Charge is $125 for travel within a 1 hr radius. If the puppy is delivered via travel nanny prices range (average $400+). I have family that will fly a puppy to you as well if schedule is fitting (average $600+flight+$95 pet fee). We sell airline approved pet carrier also! You MUST notify us that one is needed prior to travel date.
Airport preference: South Bend, IN, Midway Chicago
We have a strict Spay/Neuter Contract. We carefully place puppies into loving homes as pets. Lots of knowledge, passion, and experience is put into what we do. If you also have the same passion as we do, there is an additional fee at our discretion.
**SEE CONTRACTS BELOW**
Breech of this contract will result in a lawsuit of ALL legal/court/additional breeding fees ($20,000). This contract is a legal document and is held up in a court of law.
Doodles have straight to curly hair. Regular daily grooming is highly recommended. Professional Grooming can be done approx every 4-8 Weeks! For light color doodles, Bio-Groom Extra Whitening Shampoo is highly recommended!
For Detangler, a cream rinse is recommended! Remove hair buildup in ears routinely to prevent ear infections! Provide Oral hygiene every week!
Our dogs are fed from a family-owned business, TLC Pet Food. Puppies begin eating food around 4 weeks old, and are usually fully weened by 6 Weeks old. TLC is a very high quality food with THREE meats as the main source of protein unlike many brands that use Plant-Based Proteins. There is also Pre and active Probiotics. It is shipped for FREE and is FRESH! Grazers and picky eaters look no more! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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We recently started our dogs on a supplement from NuVet Labs. As a dog breeder animal health is my top priority. Seniors can start on their DS Joint supplements! Here is a few reasons why we chose NuVet:
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We test for the complete Panel of DNA defects for the breed. Test Results are available upon request and/or able to be accessed under "Kennel Name Search" at PawPrint Genetics or Embark: Please note some tests are ran through VetDNA/Animal Genetics.
Orthopedic testing is also done on all our breeding family! They will be tested for One or All of the following: OFA, PennHip, and or eVet Diagnostics. They test for Hips/Pelvis, Elbows, & Patellas.
Application must be filled out and approved by Breeder. Strict rules apply. Not all families are fit for this program. This program is designed to place puppies of the Breeders choice into homes within a reasonable distance with the exception to full breeding rights, at NO upfront charge to the Guardian family. This program is designed to reduce life altering stress as if placed as an adult once retired from the breeding program. This is a great opportunity for families that desire this specific breed. Once breeding contract is complete you gain full ownership. IF by chance the dog/puppy fails any part of health testing, they are then offered to the Guardian family for half the price of the puppy/dog. Guardians are responsible for Spay/Neuter and provide Proof to breeder.
Our puppies are vet checked at birth and again at 7 weeks of age. They are health cleared for their new families. UTD on Shots-1st Distemper is given, Deworming Treatments (at 3,5,7 Weeks), 1 YEAR Life Threatening Genetics Health Guarantee, and a Starter Kit. Photos are taken bi-weekly and uploaded to Facebook, Website, or emailed per your preference. We take pride in what we do and it shows! And of course a life time of support!
Puppy Boot Camp begins around 4-5 weeks of age, weather permitting. This introduces the outdoor environment to the puppies at an early age to help the potty training phase much easier! Puppies go out with the big guys every 3 hours from 5:30 AM-9:30 PM.
We have restricted payment methods due to all the scamming. Cash, Check, Zelle, or Bank Wire Transfer for DEPOSIT only. We take Cash only at picking when in person or checks (Sent immediately once picking takes place) if not local for PAY OFF. NO personal checks at time of pick ups. Will accept Personal Check for Deposit ONLY. Allow 7-10 days to process. **Puppies MUST be paid in FULL by 4 wks of age or spot is FORFEITED. ** Breeder reserves right to hold puppy until final pay off is clear.
SADLY I've had some issues with a pup being returned at no fault of my breeding. I BEG you please do your homework on how to raise a puppy. It is NOT easy. Puppies need work and attention. I will take a puppy back within 48 Hours of purchase but will withhold $500 non refundable deposit. I do not know what the puppy has been exposed to. This obviously would be a huge financial burden on me if the puppy is returned sick at NO fault of mine. After the 48 hour window I will help post/list the puppy for you. YOU will remain responsible for the care of the puppy during that time. I can not endanger my puppies in the house. Breeder will use her own discretion on returns. After 48 Hours IF the breeder decides to take back a puppy, NO refunds will be provided.
Genetics are very hard to predict, but tools are given to us to help predict the AVERAGE puppy adult weight! Keep in mind every puppy is different, some gain faster than others. Don't be alarmed if the results look different than you expected! Also keep in mind that larger dogs take longer to reach their adult weight, some times as long as a year and a half old vs a smaller dog can reach it's adult weight by 10 months old! Here is a growth chart to help you calculate your dogs average predicted weight!
F1: FIRST GENERATION: Golden Retriever x Poodle (Approx 50/50)Little-to-No Shedding: Recommended for mild/moderate allergies. BEST Vigor/Cross. Coat type variable-Straight/Wavy/Shag. F1 Coats are unpredictable. Some may appear short shag such as the Retriever.
F1B: F1 Goldendoodle x Poodle (Approx 75/25)
Typically No-Shed: Recommended for severe allergies. Some Vigor is lost with each generation. Coat type variable- Wavy/Curly. Coat well predicted.
F2: Second Generation: F1 Goldendoodle x F1 Goldendoodle
Little to No-shed, and coat type can still vary. IC (Incorrect Coat) gene is carried by each parent. Can have Retriever appearance. Coat type can be shag/wavy/curly. We DO NOT breed F2.
F2B: F2 Goldendoodle x Poodle (One of it's breeds of origin) No-shed, coat type well established-Typically wavy/curly.
F3: Third Generation of Goldendoodle. F1B x F1B. This is a great cross for established coat style as well. Through the DNA testing of IC gene, Furnishings, & Curl, prediction of coats is easy! No-Shed. Coat type: Wavy/curly.
MultiGenerational: Any combo of generation of F1B or beyond bred to another Generation (such as F3xF1B). It gets sort of confusing after so many generations!! Sometimes it is just easier to say "MultiGen"!!
It is VITAL that a dog's growth plates are fully developed BEFORE a spay/neuter occurs. Females need one heat prior to a spay.
Attached is the link that provides adequate and informative concerns for timeframe for this procedure.
Per our contract, there is a set time for this to occur. NO early/spay-neuter is recommended. Our health guarantee is void if done before agreed time. Females to be done at 12 Months, Males 8-12 Months (Closest to 12 Months is best if no issues).