Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of our most frequently asked questions! If you have additional questions please send us an email or give us a call.
What types of doodles do you raise?
We raise bernedoodles, mountaindoodles and goldendoodles
What is a mountaindoodle?
A mountaindoodle is the combination of a bernedoodle and a goldendoodle.
How big do your doodles get?
Our bernedoodles, mountaindoodles and goldendoodles come in a variety of sizes ranging from minis to standards. Mini: 20-35lbs, Medium:35-50lbs, Standard: 50lbs and above
Do you have a waitlist?
Yes, but our waitlist does not exceed 4-6 months before the puppies would be ready to go to their new homes. We try to keep you updated on what we are expecting for future puppies on our puppies page but reaching out directly is the best method. Our waitlist holds a spot for you in a litter but we do not have stringent waitlist placement, meaning we look to match individual temperaments with individuals/families. If you are higher up on the waitlist you will contacted earlier to discuss which puppy/puppies we think will fit in well with you and your family/lifestyle. We have found that it is easier for us to match the correct puppy with each family once we evaluate the temperaments of our puppies which we typically can do around 5-7 weeks of age. Prior to then you will be notified the puppies are born and can place a deposit to reserve a puppy in the litter but the time that you pick/are matched with your puppy is typically when they are between 5-7 weeks old.
How do I reserve a puppy?
If you are on our waitlist, you are able to reserve a puppy once the puppies are born. We typically ask that you fill out our questionnaire prior to reserving a puppy. To reserve a puppy it is a $200.00 deposit.
At what age do puppies go to their new homes?
Typically our puppies leave between 9-12 weeks old. Though this time period can vary, the most common time that we schedule our puppies to leave is between 9-10 weeks old.
Do you have a health guarantee?
Yes, we offer a two year hereditary health guarantee. We also ask you take the puppy to your vet within two weeks of bringing the puppy home. If the puppy is not in good health, we would take the puppy back and return your purchase price.
What age do you recommend spaying/neutering?
What are the temperament differences between male and female dogs?
We do not recommend choosing a puppy based on sex. When choosing potential therapy/service dogs, the sex of the puppy is not considered. As long as you neuter/spay at an early age, temperament of the individual puppy should be the deciding factor.
Are your doodles allergy friendly?
Yes, our doodles tend to be hypoallergenic and great for those who suffer with allergies. Coat type is a big factor determining if a dog is allergy friendly so please let us know if allergies are a concern for you.
What is your visitation policy?
We typically allow in person visitations once the puppies are around 6-8 weeks old. We like to begin with a video call so we can meet you and you can meet us and the puppy. Due to illnesses that can be spread to dogs, especially puppies, we strive to limit in person visitations to those adopting a puppy. We also ask that anyone visiting us in person let us know if they are more than 15 minutes early or late so we can plan accordingly. Sometimes if you are unable to make your scheduled time we will have to reschedule you for another time.
What Supplies do you recommend?
While we do provide a puppy starter package, below is a list of supplies that are recommend for when you take your new puppy home. Most of these products can be purchased online on amazon.com or chewy.com. If the link gives an error, clicking on "open in new window" should bring you to the site.
1. Royal Canin Petite Puppy Food-We feed this brand of puppy food for several reasons. The puppies love the flavor and the kibbles are a small size.
2. Zesty Paws probiotics- We recommend daily probiotics and have found this to be one of the better brands on the market. The tablets are soft chews which is nice because if the puppy does not want to eat them they can be crumbled up easily and placed on top of their food.
3. Blue buffalo soft treats- These treats are great for training because they are soft, easy to chew and tasty. They are on the larger side so we recommend breaking them into pea sized treats.
4. Dog crate- We recommend a wire crate for ventilation and portability.
5. Puppy play pen- Play pens are great for containing your new puppy when you are unable to watch them. The 36 inch height is ideal because puppies can climb over a play pen that is 24 inches tall.
6. Kong toy- The Kong toy is a classic toy that puppies enjoy.
7. Adjustable collar- Puppies grow quickly . These collars are great because they are easy to adjust as the puppy grows.
8. Canned pumpkin- This is one of our favorite pantry staples. This all natural plant is fantastic for upset stomaches. We recommend giving canned pumpkin as a daily supplement.
9. Rope toy- this toy is great for teething puppies.
10. Leash- this leash is the perfect length. This leash is heavier which is great for leash training because the puppy can get used to the weight
12. Dental bones- Pet dental hygiene extremely important. These chews help to remove harmful plaques.
13. Canned food- While we do not recommend feeding canned food all of the time, we do recommend having some on hand when you bring your new puppy home. Puppies can lose their appetite when going to new environments. Adding some canned food to their dry food helps stimulate their appetite.
14. Ceasar Milan Puppy training book- This book is a great guide to training a new puppy.
15. Puppy training DVD- This training DVD is a great way for the whole family to begin the process of training.
16. Dog training- The Monks are some of the best known trainers in the world. This book contains so much helpful information. This book comes in audio version as well.
17. Canvas tote bag- These bags are fantastic for carrying young puppies around. This is a great way to take puppies into high traffic (ie, vets, pet stores) pet areas where they can easily be exposed to illnesses. These bags help to keep your new puppy safe.
18. Dog vitamins- We highly recommend a daily multivitamin. Nuvet has wonderful products and are FDA inspected. This is a great supplement to help your new puppies immune system stay strong!. The powder formula is great because it can be sprinkled onto food. Please enter the code: 73456.
19. Pee pads- These are handy to have for accidents.
20. Food and Water bowels- These stone dishes are eco friendly.
21. Dog Bed- This dog bed is soft, supportive and comfortable. Puppies like the sides because it makes them feel comfortable.
22. Doggie Bags- This is great for traveling and when in high pet areas where pet waste disposal is necessary.
23. Nyla bones-One of the safest dog toys on the market. Puppies generally love them.
24. Shampoo- Oatmeal shampoo is gentle and safe for puppies skin.
25. Conditioner- Oatmeal conditioner is gentle and safe for a puppies skin. Conditioner is helpful for keeping the doodle coat detangled and soft.
26. Brush- We recommend this brush because it detangles the doodle coat easily without pulling the hair as much.
27. ID tags- Having an identification is critical for safety.
28. Snuggle puppy- This softy stuffed puppy has a battery operated heartbeat. This helps puppies adjust to their new environment by making them feel like they are not alone in the crate.
29. Soft plush toy- puppies love to carry these types of toys around.
30. Tick prevention- Tick prevention is critical. Lyme disease can be deadly to dogs with lifelong lasting effects. It can be hard to diagnose and ticks can be easily missed on the puppy. The seresto tick collar is one of the best products for tick prevention. It is safe and effective.
31. Advantix- This is a topical tick prevention. This brand works well is easy to apply topically on a dogs skin monthly. Some people prefer this over a flea collar.
32. Ear cleaner- Doodles can have residue buildup in their ear canals. Regular ear cleaning is recommended.
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