Questions & Answers
Here at the Doodle Farm we know you have a lot of questions/concerns about getting a new puppy. Here are a couple of answers to put your mind at ease. If you have any future questions please contact us @ (970) 703-5227 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How Much Are Our Puppies?
Our wonderful Labradoodle puppies are $1,995.00
Our wonderful Bernedoodle puppies are $2995 for Standards and $2995 for Mini's
Our wonderful St. Berdoodle puppies are $2995 for Standards and $3495 for Mini's
Our wonderful Sheepadoodle puppies are $2995
All are sold as pets only unless otherwise arranged by The Doodle Farm.
How Do You Reserve a Puppy?
You can do everything needed to reserve a puppy right here on the website, click on Application and then Litter Schedule & Deposits and then select from the upcoming or current litters. We allow deposits to be moved a max of 2 times for personal reasons or 1 year timframe. We do puppy selection by first come basis. As soon as your deposit is in we will let you know where you are in the selection.
Do We Do Genetic Testing?
We test all of our parents for hip dysplasia by our Veterinarians, and then further confirm their health by submitting those tests for approval to OFA (orthopedic Foundation for Animals).
We test all of our parent’s eyes for PRS (progressive Retinal Atrophy) through our eye veterinarian. Our dogs also get an EKG for any heart related problems.
How do we whelp our puppies?
We are very excited when each one of our momma’s has her puppies! It’s always thrilling and feels like having our first litter.
A few things that we do is bring the momma dog in our home 1-2 weeks before she gives birth to give her extra nutrients and care and to get familiar with her whelping bed. This makes her relaxed and confident for birth. Several days before she is due we are by her side day and night to keep an eye on her. We don’t allow momma dog to be by herself when giving birth. We are there to help momma and puppies even if it goes through the night! This helps eliminate trauma and stress for all concerned. After the puppies are born we are there constantly to help momma recover and keep a watchful eye on puppies. Momma dog and her puppies are in a confined area that is safe and at a specific temperature. No other dogs are allowed around them. After about 2-3 weeks, depending on when the puppies eyes open and they can move around easier, they are moved to the nursery to have more room to move and develop their muscles. The nursery is an area with a absorbent mulch bedding that acts like a “kitty litter” to keep all moisture away from the pups. We scoop up all stools several times a day to ensure their beds are always clean.
What is our Puppy Culture Program?
Here at The Doodle Farm we are constantly working with our pups to make their transition to your house smooth and easy. Around 5 weeks old we start our program so that at 8 weeks old when they go home with you they already have the following. We institute a basic understanding of potty training, so puppy understands that potty time is outside. We also do doggy door training so they know how to use one. We do incline/decline training in anticipation of stairs so it is an easy transition for you. We do texture training so different floor types won't scare them. And by the end of 2023 they will go home crate trained at night as well. We also introduce many different types of toys to help stimulate their minds and creativity.
How does selection work?
Our number one creed as a breeder is "Temperament over looks", that is why we don't have price differences for our merle's or our parti's. At 7 weeks old each one of our pups undergoes Wendy Vollards aptitude test. Their scores are recorded and shared with each of our families on Go Home Day. Because the test cannot be done until 7 weeks old, we do selection on Puppy Go Home Day. On that day we will go over our recommendations for the right pup with our families. The decision can be a hard one which is why we are with you every step of the way, to ensure the right temperament fit for your family.
What if I have questions after I bring puppy home?
Our belief is that we brought these pups into the world so we are indirectly responsible for them for their entire lives. That being said we are 100% committed to your success with your pup. We have extensive knowledge on raising pups as we have been doing it professionally for over a decade. We also have a vast network of trainers that come highly recommended. We are available by Phone, Text or Email for any and all questions regardless of how long you've had your pup (plus it gives us an excuse to beg for pictures!)