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Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in using one of our studs for your program?Purchasing a puppy is a life changing decision. Here are some FAQ’s aka Frequently Asked Questions about our program and our puppies. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions you may have.

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Designer Doodle

What is your Pricing?

Puppies are individually priced according to size, parental bloodline, and characteristics.

Our standards start at $1600 and miniatures start at $2500. This covers the cost of the puppy, a sample of food and a copy of vet records. This does not include breeding rights. For an additional fee, you can upgrade your basic package to include microchip, 30 days of insurance coverage, sample of NuVet vitamins, health guarantee, blanket with mom’s scent and snuggle puppy. Breeding rights are available on a limited basis for an additional fee. 

Where are you located?

We live in Wytheville, VA, a small southern community conveniently located near I-81
and I-77. We offer delivery options to surrounding areas as well as flight nanny services for a reasonable fee.

Are your parents health tested?

All parents are health tested through Embark and genetically clear. They are seen routinely by our vet and are up-to-date on immunizations. We are in the process of completing OFA testing.

Do your puppies shed?

As our puppies are F1b generation, they should have no-to-low shedding coats according to the genetic results of the parents.

Are your Puppies Hypoallergenic?

Puppies’ no-to-low shedding coats limit dander (dead cells) thereby reducing allergens associated with puppies. We are unable to guarantee a lack of immune response to our puppies as sensitivity and reactions to pet dander vary by individual. Upon request, we can send an allergy test sample cloth to you for a small fee. This cloth will be new from the store (not exposed to laundry products) and we will collect common allergy-producing dander from a potential pup. This will include dried saliva, dried urine cells and dead skin cells as these are the allergens people react to. Sample will be shipped via priority mail. We encourage the cloth be exposed to potential allergy sufferer for more than an hour to validate a potential allergic response. Please have prescribed or over the counter medications available if any reaction occurs. Speak to your doctor concerning allergic reactions. 

Are your puppies AKC registrable?

Although our parents are AKC registered, the AKC does not currently recognize our
designer breeds. Our purebred poodles are AKC registerable and we are a recognized AKC breeder.

Do you keep a waitlist?

We currently do not keep a waitlist. We accept applications and reservation deposits at the time our puppies are born. We will share when new litters become available on our website, Facebook, and Instagram. You can find our Puppy Application Form to complete in advance on our website.

Do you Deliver Puppies?

We are able to meet halfway to deliver your puppy with a reasonable fee for travel. We live in Wytheville, VA, conveniently located near I-81 and I-77. We have delivered puppies throughout the Mid-Atlantic, NC, TN, KY, NY, and FL. We also provide flight nanny services for a fee depending on flight availability.

Are your puppies potty and crate trained?

Our puppies receive the best care and training during their first 8 weeks. We partner with Puppy Culture to give them ENS stimulation, crate training, potty training, litter box training, and basic commands training. Puppies are not able to fully control bowel/bladder until at least 4mo of age. Although we work extensively to begin training, additional training will be needed. We lay the foundation for your puppy to thrive in a new environment and master potty training under your care.

Fun Fur Facts

Our founding parents are AKC registered. Our puppies will not be AKC registered due to AKC not
recognizing hybrid/designer dogs as an independent recognized breed.
Understanding Hybrid breed generations:
Grading Scheme
F1 = Golden Retriever x Poodle

F1B = F1 Goldendoodle x Poodle
F2 = F1 Goldendoodle x F1 Goldendoodle
Multigen = Two Goldendoodle parents – One parent has to be an F1B or multigen. A Poodle
bred to a multigen Goldendoodle also constitutes a multigen.
The same scheme is used for Aussiedoodle generations as well as Cockapoo generations

What you need to know about Doodle Sizing

Petite range: Height: below 14 inches, typically 25 lbs. or less
Miniature range: Height: over 14 but under 17 inches (35cm to 42cm) at wither, typically 26-35 lbs.
Medium range: Height: over 17 but under 21 inches (43cm to 52cm) at wither, typically 36-50 lbs.
Standard range: Height: over 21 inches (53cm to 63cm) at wither, typically 51 or more lbs.

Poodle Sizes Standard:
The Standard Poodle: over 15 inches at the shoulder, most are in the 22-27″ range
– Weight is 40lbs or more
Moyen:
– Must weigh between 18 and 32 pounds
– Must be 15 to 20 inches tall on the shoulders
Miniature:
The Miniature Poodle: over 10 inches and not over 15 inches at the shoulder
– Weight is 15-17lbs
Toy:
The Toy Poodle: 10 inches and under at the shoulder
– Weight is 5-9lbs