What do I get with my puppy?
- Age-appropriate vaccinations
- Complete worming cycle
- Food for transition
- Soft toy that smells like mom
- Beginning crate training and house breaking
- Two-year health guarantee for genetic debilitating diseases
We do not have spay or neuter contracts, but unless you plan to breed your pup this is the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancies and even avoid certain types of cancer.
We do not microchip our pups as it is better to do this when they are a little older. Check with your veterinarian. A microchip is a good thing to get, in case your sweet pup/ dog gets lost.
Your puppy will leave us being well-socialized with adults and children. Lots of cuddles all around. We love and adore every single one!
When can my puppy come home?
Our puppies are ready to join their forever loving families when they are 8 weeks old.
What will I need for my puppy?
Your puppy has been eating Kirkland Signature nature’s Domain Puppy Food – chicken and pea formula. You can continue with this food or switch to another. Meat should be the first ingredient in a dog’s food.
Young puppies need to eat 3 times a day- all they want or can eat in 15 to 20 min. If you are getting a small breed dog, they will need to eat more often like 5 or 6 times a day. As an adult breakfast and dinner are sufficient. Feed the last meal 2 or 3 hours before bedtime. Always take the puppy potty soon after you feed her.
Get a crate for your dog or puppy to sleep in for the first few months.
Get some fun toys for your pup. The ones for strong chewers are the best investment, as they will last for a long time.
Get an appointment scheduled with your veterinarian for the next puppy shot and a checkup. This will be due when puppy is about 10 weeks old. Puppy will have received her first shot at 7 weeks.
Socializing is very important the first few weeks of life. Between 8 and 16 weeks they should have as many opportunities as possible to meet new people, animals and to go new places. I would however avoid dog parks or places that are heavily populated with dogs that you don’t know, as puppies are not fully vaccinated against puppy diseases until they have had their final puppy shot around 16 to 18 weeks.
Will my puppy be house trained?
Our puppies will all be kept from peeing of pooing in the home starting at 3 weeks of age. The puppies will be encouraged to potty outside unless the weather is too cold and wet. The puppies will also be started with paper/ pee pad training and/ or litter box training, and crate training.
Potty training has begun but make sure you stay on top of it. When she wakes up, take her potty. When she is done eating take her potty, after she has been playing in the house take her potty, every 20 to 30 minutes. Each day, she will get used to holding it longer. Having an opportunity to go potty in the middle of the night is good for a couple of weeks too. Tell her “No!” firmly, if she starts to potty in the house, quickly take her outside and tell her to go potty. Praise her when she goes potty outside. Be consistent with rules and training.
What’s an F1, F1b, multigenerational etc. Goldendoodle/Bernedoodle?
F1- is a cross between 2 full breed dogs, such as a Golden Retriever bred to a Poodle or a Bernese Mountain dog bred to a poodle. About half the puppies will have some degree of shedding and have fur more similar to the Golden Retriever or Bernese Mountain dog and the other half will have low to non-shedding hair more like the poodle.
F1b- is breeding an F1 Goldendoodle or Bernedoodle back to a full poodle. The purpose for this is to increase the non-shedding gene and these dogs are usually more allergy friendly.
F1bb- The F1b can again be bred back to a poodle producing an F1bb Goldendoodle or Bernedoodle, this generation should not shed at all and should be very allergy friendly.
F2 – F3 or multigenerational – These are offspring produced from two Goldendoodle parents or two Bernedoodle parents. Their attributes may vary as with all the others but Ideally these pups will have the best of both gene pools. Great personalities and low to non-shedding.
Purebred dogs- All purebred dogs (AKC, CKC Registered etc.) have been inbred for many generations to perfect the consistent breed traits. Goldendoodles and Bernedoodle are still being bred to have a predictable set of traits.