Frequently asked questions about our Doodles

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get on the reservation list for a litter?

Do your puppies shed?

What generation are your puppies?

I have allergies, will a puppy from one of your litters be problematic?

Do you ship or offer ground transport? How much does this cost?

How does your selection process work?

Why does your selection process work this way?

Can I bring my children with me to pick up our puppy?

Do you have any adult dogs for sale?

Will you hold my puppy for an extra week or two? I'm going on vacation at the same time/right after/right before puppy go home!!!

Can I come see your puppies before I send my reservation fee?

Do you have any references?/How do I know you are the right breeder/your dogs are the right fit for my family?

I've never met a Goldendoodle, and I want to make sure this is the right breed for me, can I come meet one of your adult dogs?

I am looking for an older puppy that has been crate/potty trained, do you offer this?

Do you sell trained therapy dogs?

Is my reservation fee/payments made refundable?

How do I make final payment?

I am interested in a litter, do you have a female/male available?

I want a specific color/coat type, will I get what I am looking for?

Will a male or female fit better with my family?

What if I cannot make my appointment time?

What if I can no longer care for the puppy/dog?

Autism and Therapy Dogs

Because we have a child with Autism, we have seen firsthand the benefits animals can have with individuals with special needs. This is one of the main reasons we have pursued breeding Goldendoodles. I also homeschool my son, so we are home with our dogs for most of the day. The care and breeding are also incorporated into his curriculum and Autism remediation. Please note: We do NOT sell trained therapy dogs.

What is Autism?

Therapy Dogs

Let's Talk Shedding

Do doodles shed?

One of the benefits of Goldendoodles is the opportunity to have low to no shedding. But not all Goldendoodles are alike in this area. You can see no shed to very high shed. F1 doodles are unpredictable in terms of shedding. F1b's have had great success in low to no shedding. Multigenerational doodles can go either way, from no shed to high shed.

In the past, it was thought that a curly F1b Goldendoodle (75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever) was needed for allergy sufferers to get a low to no-shed dog. This is no longer the case. Thanks to the "shedding test", breeders can now carefully breed their parents by knowing their shed score, making it possible to get the same low to no-shed results in straight, wavy, or curly multigenerational Goldendoodles. The multigenerational Goldendoodle typically incorporates more Golden Retriever back into the mix, increasing the offspring's hybrid vigor and increasing the chances of the offspring having more Golden Retriever traits than an F1b but with little to no shedding like an F1b. Traditionally Families looking for the lower shedding option would direct their search towards F1B puppies or puppies with curly coats. However, we can now produce lower/no shedding options with our Genetically tested multigenerational litters. 

We now have access to DNA testing that will tell us a dog's propensity for shedding. It is a two-part test that also includes the improper coat gene. Curl does not affect this issue!

We recommend a multigenerational (as long as the breeder is doing coat testing) or F1B Goldendoodle for those with allergies. We no longer breed F1 doodles and very seldom produce F1B. Using DNA testing, we can achieve the F1 look in a multigenerational without the possible high shed rate.

** Please note that even if a dog doesn't shed, a person can still be allergic to their dander. Allergies have to do with which proteins a person is allergic to and whether the dog produces those proteins or not. The proteins that cause symptoms may be found in skin cells, saliva, or urine, or any combination of the 3. You need to consult an allergy specialist for accurate medical info on your potential for an allergic reaction to dogs.