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"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like  never washed a dog."-  Franklin P. Jones

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Sex, Color, Coat Type and litter due dates are not guaranteed.
You pick your pup as your name falls on the deposit list - First come first serve.
If we don't have the puppy you are looking for, you go to the top of the next available litter.

DID YOU KNOW??? Trained scent Beagles can remember up to 50 different odors.

Where are you located?

We are located on top of a mountain in Central West Virginia. We have one neighbor that lives almost a mile away, and the other neighbor is almost 4 miles away. We are very secluded here.

 Why isn't your phone number on your ad?

 This is a safety measure. Placing your phone number on the world wide web makes it accessible not just to those truly interested in a puppy, but also to telemarketers, and to people wanting to make prank calls, obscene calls etc. We feel it is safer to require initial contact to be done by email. Once we have 'talked' via email and we feel that the intent is fine and there is true interest in obtaining one of our puppies, we will be glad to give you our phone number. BUT.. we don't feel comfortable making it available online.

Please also understand that the amount of messages we get from people just wanting to ask questions that are already answered on my webpage can be overwhelming. We don't like spending our evenings running up our phone bill and making calls  just to answer questions that can be found here...

However, after you have read everything, and you want to talk to us and have emailed us about concerns, we will be more than happy to make calls.
 

Did you know??? Dogs can detect breast and lung cancer with sensitivity and specificity between 88% and 97%.

Why should we buy a puppy from you?

We love our dogs, and everyone here has favorites - which is why we have different breeds.  This is serious to us and we want you to tell your friends about us.  We have had numerous emails from people that have already bought a puppy elsewhere, only to have questions that the breeder suddenly won't answer. We have after the sale support for you and your puppy because we want you to be very happy with your choice. We also reserve the right not to sell a puppy if we feel it is not in the interest of the puppy.

Can we come and see the puppies and pick ours out?

We schedule a pick-up date for your puppies which is after they receive their first shots at 6 weeks of age. We want our puppies to be healthy and not be exposed to any outside diseases, so we do not encourage visits until that time. We realize that it makes it very difficult for families to buy a puppy that is basically "sight unseen", but we do try our hardest to match the puppy with the correct family.

 If you do not care about color, or gender, but only about the type of personality the puppy has, our job is much easier. When most people go to a breeder to adopt a puppy they do not get to see the puppy's true personality. We have had people come to see the puppies and choose one that may not be good for their situation.

Can you recommend a breeder in my area? 
   
No, we can't........ We are a breeder not a registry.

How does the Adoption work?

Everything you need to know is on our Understanding the Adoption Process page. If you have more questions, please let us know.

DID YOU KNOW??? ...Beagles can sense odors that even high-tech equipment can't measure.

Are the puppies registered? - No.  Because these are mixed breed puppies, they cannot be registered with the American Kennel Club.  You can register your mixed breed puppy with the North American Mixed Breed Registry however. Almost without exclusion, our adult breeding dogs are both purebred and registered with the AKC. (American Kennel Club)  A very few of our dogs are purebred, but  registered with CKC. ( Continental Kennel Club)

What colors do you expect?

We have a variety of colors - black and white, brindle, cream and golden puppies. Depending on the colors in the dogs genetics, the litters are always a surprise. We cannot tell before they are born what colors we will have most.

What size are the puppies?

Shepadoodles: are a medium sized dog weighing about 50 pounds. We do not have huge German Shepherds because we do not breed huge Shepadoodles.

Standard Labradoodles:  Labradoodles are a medium large dog with an average weight of about 40 - 60 pounds for the female and 55 - 77 pounds for the male with  a height of 20 - 24 inches.

Goldendoodles: The Goldendoodle is a medium large dog with an average weight of about 40 - 80 pounds and a height of 20 - 26 inches.

DID YOU KNOW??? Dogs may find high-pitched noises - like those emitted by a some household appliances - uncomfortable or even painful.

Pedigrees:

All of our dogs are currently AKC or CKC registered. Pedigrees of the dam and sire are given to buyers of that litter. We will be glad to give out the Pedigrees or the AKC registered name for a fee of $25.00. This is to prevent people from using our dogs pedigree for their litters - In other words, FRAUD.

How accurate can you be on the day when the litter will be born?

We can narrow it down to approximately 5 days for a due date, but it really depends on our dogs. Some of our females give birth at 58 days, and some 63 days. 63 days is the normal length of time. However, to determine the time of breeding is more difficult as the female can have her heat cycle anywhere form 6 - 12 months apart! Mother nature knows best!

How soon can I get my puppy?

We have the vet check over the puppy, give the first set of shots, worm , etc at 6 weeks of age. We also do a quick Puppy Aptitude test at that time. We give the puppy a week or so to adjust to the shots and worming before we deem them healthy and ready to go home. So most puppies will head for their new homes at 7 - 8 weeks.

Can you deliver the puppies to us?

Yes, we do have a delivery service to the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest - plus  we have many other shipping options for you to choose. Delivery is not free - especially with gas prices as high as they are. When the puppies are delivered, there is the time, mileage, meals, and other considerations to taken care of. Our fee is $450 regardless of where you live. The other shipping companies have their own fees. We do travel within the West Virginia borders for free and will meet you at a WV city such as Morgantown, Parkersburg, Huntington, or Bluefield.

What are the prices?

Puppies must be paid for in advance. We accept cash, checks or money orders. We do accept Paypal for deposits. *We do accept Paypal for deposits.  I will send a bill to your email address for this if you would like. If you pay by check, no puppy will be delivered before the personal check has cleared. 

PUPPY PRICES:

Shepadoodles $850
Curly-Coated F1 B Shepadoodles $1250
Goldendoodles  $950
 AKC Dachshunds: $450.00

Puppy Payment Plans

 

Why do puppies cost so much?

It may seem like a lot of money for a mutt but our doodles are not just the result of two neighborhood dogs getting together and producing puppies.  Our breeding stock is carefully selected from exceptional quality purebred, registered animals that are expensive to purchase and maintain. We carefully choose our dogs for their personality  so that the puppies make wonderful, loving pets.

In addition, we groom and bathe them, and they are bathed and clipped by a professional groomer. 

We also believe our dogs should be good canine citizens and have active fulfilling lives so we spend time obedience training and showing  our dogs.  It takes time and money to participate in these activities but we feel it is worth it for the dogs quality of life.

We vaccinate and health check all our puppies to ensure they are in excellent shape before they ever leave for a new home. We have  confidence in the health of our puppies .

You may find a labradoodle for a lower price but you get what you pay for.

" People who sell their product for less do not bother me...
For they also know what their product is worth..." unknown

Miniature labradoodles cost more than standards because they are harder to get. Most often,  breedings have to be done using artificial insemination (AI) which is tricky... often a complete failure... costs money to do AND, if it 'takes,' the litter is usually fewer in number than one conceived naturally. We believe in allowing Nature to take over, and so far we do not use AI, but allow Duncan his chance. The litters are smaller, and the outcome is always "iffy" as the female dog is carrying a smaller puppy and doesn't show as much.

We have been breeding 'doodles since 2002. . We also did not just stick two purebred dogs of two different breeds together and start producing doodles! A lot of time & research has been gathered to know exactly what it is we have & know. Breeding is VERY TIME CONSUMING IN MANY WAYS!
 

DID YOU KNOW??? Dogs can smell other living creatures several hundred yards away.

Are your dogs allergy safe?

 Backcross puppies give you a much higher percentage of Poodle,  making them more suitable for allergy sufferers than first generation pups. However, we do not claim that our 'doodles are "allergy safe". Most people are allergic to dander and/or saliva rather than hair. However, if you have very severe allergies or asthma you might want to consider a pure poodle or multi gen doodle, or a schnoodle

What type of coat do the puppies have?

That is what is so much fun about these dogs! In one litter, there could be one or two curlier coated puppies  which will develop into curly dogs, and there could be others which start off as curly, but which by about eight months of age, could drop out their fluffy baby coat and develop a more wiry coat which will shed. Some grow up to look very similar to a Golden Retriever with thinner coat, or like a Labrador with a few whiskery hairs around its face and sometimes on the legs.  Curly or Wavy coats appear in each litter, just as there are different coat types in many other breeds.

***All of the 'doodles could shed their puppy coat at 9 -14 months of age***  Ė that puppy fluff becomes an adult coat. During this time the hair mats very easily, lots of brushing and combing are needed.

Many people shave the coats to avoid this coat change. Use a #2 or #3 blade on the body and legs in the direction the hair grows.

 

1. Hair Coat ( Shorter, Wavy , Shaggy) Shaggy looking or wispy eye brows, beards This is normally your 1st Generation, your 1st generation can also be straight coat like a Shepherd and Look like a Shepherd Puppy with very little shaggy appearance. They can have some shedding and or non. I have had all types of hair coats in the 1st generation Puppy. This is your wash and wear dog, no grooming required except brushing. May or may not shed.
The Breeding is Standard Poodle x Lab or German Shepherd  F1

2. Fleece Coat( Or Borderline Coat because it can be between Shaggy and Loose Curls) Soft - not tight like the Poodle Wool Coat, but looser and will need some grooming and brushing .Breeding is 'Doodle to Standard Poodle  F1B - Rarely Sheds and is good for allergy sufferers.

3. Wool Coats ( Multi Generation) like the Poodle Coat and can be looser curls than Poodle and not as intensely tight coat. Resembles more of the "Poodle Look" and it is hard to tell a Poodle from a 'Doodle in a Multi. A lot of grooming and constant  attention.

 

Genetics 101 for the Layman:

Remember that although I have used Percentages, each puppy has a different make-up: For example, a puppy that has a German Shepherd parent and a poodle parent may have 50/50 or it may have 49/51 or any assortment of possibilities - That is why the coat is so hard to predict when the puppies are young.

The 1st Generation Shepadoodle  (F1)is the 50 % Standard Poodle and 50 % German Shepherd

The 2nd Generation (F1B) is the Shepadoodle bred back to a Standard Poodle and is 75 % Poodle and 25 % German Shepherd ,

A Multi Generation Shepadoodle is a Shepadoodle bred to Shepadoodle, or sometimes bred back to poodle for coat correction, etc. Also a Multi generation is 15/16 Poodle and considered 98/99 % Poodle. And the more generations you go the more you are losing some German Shepherd traits.

 

DID YOU KNOW??? Dogs have fewer taste buds than humans, so it's smell that gives food flavor.

What kind of food has our pup been eating?

Some of you have been asking what would be the best dog food to give your new puppy. We try to get dog food with the highest protein percentage, and look for chicken or beef as the first ingredient. A lot of dog foods start with ground corn. Dogs are carnivores, and their digestive systems are not made to digest so much grain! When was the last time you saw a dog pillaging a corn field? We like the dog food  "Taste of the Wild"

Many breeders are going to a raw food diet. Although we add raw food to our dog's diets, we have not changed their diets over to be fed exclusively a raw food diet. But we do try to feed dry dog food that isn't all grains. Many pet foods are preserved with propylene glycol (antifreeze, no joke), and have ingredients such as meat meal in them, which contain euthanasia serum by way of the euthanized dogs and cats that are contained in meat meal. We have had dogs have seizures when on a dog food that has preservatives.

To see what your dog food ranks go to Dog Food Analysis http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/
Or Dog Food Advisor http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/dry/

An excellent website discussing the raw food diet (also known as B.A.R.F. - which means Bones and Raw Food) Blue Grace Also:  Barfworld.com  Many recipes can be found in Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. PLEASE NOTE:  If your dog is taking potassium bromide, be very careful when you switch dog foods. Try to make sure the sodium content is the same as the previous food. Change over very slowly, whether it is the same sodium content or different, so that the absorption rate of the potassium bromide remains constant.
SUSAN WYNN, DVM, on the canine diet:  "Dogs evolved from Canis lupis - the wolf. Wolves eat caribou or the like, but if they are forced, they will eat smaller game (rarely). They have been observed to graze on grass, eat berries, etc, but only when they need to. This is our lesson in canine nutrition - they are omnivores who do well with fresh meat, the vegetation they get in a caribou stomach (which is mostly green, unless the beast is eating from baited fields), and a smattering of other stuff if they are hungry.


DID YOU KNOW??? Obesity can lead to joint damage, respiratory difficulties, heat and exercise intolerance, diabetes mellitus and circulatory problems.

"Food companies have, in the main, revolutionized pet nutrition by eliminating major nutritional deficiencies and providing optimal nutrition for the average pet. Our concern, however, is not for the average pet. It is for the sick pet. If epileptic animals have a disease with even a small nutritional component, wouldn't we want to deal with it? Is your epileptic animal showing other signs of allergies? If s/he is chewing feet, scratching ears, having anal gland problems, vomiting bile seasonally, etc., one may want to consider dietary changes, including hypoallergenic diets, if appropriate.

"I think that the main benefit of feeding real food - meat (raw or cooked) raw or steamed veggies, cooked grains - is to provide stuff that is killed in the kibble extrusion process. If you or I were to eat a diet of Wheaties, yogurt, VegAll, and Spam day after day for 20 years, would this be enough? I don't know, but it makes me uncomfortable. I think our pets need a more varied diet and a fresher one than we can give them with commercial kibble. So I do recommend supplementing pet food with lean meat and vegetables."


 
Finally, we give our dogs a dose of vitamin C daily...

DID YOU KNOW??? Watching the Weight. Obesity among dogs is a common and serious medical problem. The rib test can help you determine if your dog may be overweight.

How can I get the deposit in to you?

You may send a check, but we will hold any other transaction until the check clears our bank. Be sure to send it by certified mail, UPS or FedEx. You may also use your credit card and pay securely with Pay Pal.  You can go to www.paypal.com to register and set up a Pay Pal account. Be sure to add 3% for the service fee Paypal charges

Shepadoodle Payment Plan

If you do have a deposit and there are not enough puppies, your name will go to the top of the next waiting list. 

After sending the deposit, should you decide not to adopt a  puppy, you will forfeit your deposit. Remember, the reason for the deposit is to show your commitment to one of our  puppies, if you change your mind the loss of your deposit is your penalty. Please think about it and talk it over with everyone involved BEFORE submitting an application.

ALSO: the more you require of your puppy's appearance or gender, the more difficulty we will have finding the right puppy. The more difficult, the longer the wait.

 

When can I get my puppy spayed or neutered?
Never before 6mo. Fixing your dog does away with vital hormones which they need to grow and develop. Without these hormones your puppy will not develop the bone mass and muscle mass it needs to be healthy. Spaying or neutering should never be done before 6mo of age

Which dog is better - A Male or Female?

Deciding on which gender to get depends on your own wants. Both genders make wonderful pets - if they are spayed or neutered.

Male dogs will mark their territory on furniture, carpet, pant legs, ANYTHING! Bethany's male Labrador, Bo, marked his territory on her back when she was kneeling on the ground!  It is essential to neuter between 4 and 6 months of age in the smaller dogs, which is before the hormone rush of puberty, which causes the development of male behaviors like marking, roaming, "riding", etc. Neutering also prevents the development of several fairly common cancers in male dogs, namely testicular cancer, rectal cancer, and prostate cancer. Most males that are neutered between 4 and 6 months of age still "squat" to urinate. Those that do lift their leg, will empty their bladder in one spot, rather than running around frantically trying to mark every tree in the yard. And, neutered males do not have fully developed male genitalia, so they won't have excessive secretions that cause licking, dripping, etc.

They also will search out females in heat, which means they can start wandering if not on a lead, or in a fenced area.

Females do better, although some can become moody during their cycle (PMS??). And then there is the hassle of the blood and the mess. Plus you will have every intact male stalking her. Spaying at 6 months of age is very important to prevent the development of breast tumors in female dogs.

However, with the spaying or neutering, your dog will be happy and healthy, and loving to you and your family. So, the choice is yours - Do you want a boy or girl?

What do I need to do to keep my dog healthy?

I have found that many people do not research what to do for their puppy in order to keep it healthy, and the yearly maintenance to keep a puppy healthy.   Worms are as common to puppies as are fleas. Puppies are routinely wormed at 2,3,4,6, and 8 weeks of age.  This is usually regardless of whether they are known to have worms or as a preventative... We worm our puppies here with the same medication our vet uses. It is a safe wormer for small puppies, but may not get all types of worms. As the puppy grows older stronger, different medicines may be used by your vet.

Worms are easily detected and taken care of. This is something that the buyer should have done when the puppy goes in for it's first check-up.    Often, the stress of change and travel can cause intestinal parasites to emerge. You as a buyer will need to continue de-parasitization testing and treatment (if necessary) with their veterinarian.

The puppies are all given baths with Baby Shampoo. If they have picked up fleas along the way, this shampoo will not kill the all of the fleas. They are too young for flea shampoo as it is a poison. Keep track of the situation and give your puppy a bath every few days - this will help with that problem.

At age 8 weeks, the puppies are wormed again. If you have the puppy at this time, you are responsible for worming the puppy. This is a common procedure, and should not surprise anyone that the puppy has worms. As with all living things, puppies carry germs also...take precautions, wash your hands frequently and do not put their feces in your mouth by way of your dirty hands, or you will end up with worms also. Please don't panic... this is not uncommon and everyone worms their puppies....

At 9 weeks and 12 weeks the puppies are due for their next series of vaccinations.

They get the rabies shot after age 6 months. You, as a buyer, are responsible for this.

Roundworms compete with the animal for nutrients and can lead to stunted growth and poor performance. These worms are probably the most common internal parasites of dogs and cats. The eggs are shed in the feces of infected dogs and cats. Once shed, the eggs can remain infective for months to years.

Hookworms are blood suckers, anemia is a direct result of the wormís feeding activity. Puppies with heavy hookworm infections can be literally bled to death before they are three weeks old. Affected puppies have
very pale gums and pass very dark, tarry feces, indicative of partially digested blood.

Whipworms live near the junction of the large and small intestine. They do not require an intermediate host in order to complete their life cycle. They pass directly from one dog or cat to another when the animal consumes food, feces or even water contaminated with infective eggs. Signs of infection are weight loss, diarrhea flecked with blood or mucus, abdominal pain, and dehydration.
 

Heartworms: Canine heartworm disease occurs all over the world. In the United States, it was once limited to the south and southeast regions. However, the disease is spreading and is now found in most regions of the United States and Canada, particularly where mosquitoes are prevalent.

The disease is not spread directly from dog to dog. An intermediate host, the mosquito, is required for transmission. Spread of the disease therefore coincides with the mosquito season. The number of dogs infected and the length of the mosquito season are directly correlated with the incidence of heartworm disease in any given area.
It takes a number of years before dogs show outward signs of infection. Consequently, the disease is diagnosed mostly in 4 to 8 year old dogs. The disease is seldom diagnosed in a dog under 1 year of age because the young worms (larvae) take up to 7 months to mature following establishment of infection in a dog. In most cases, diagnosis of heartworm disease can be made by a blood test that can be run in the veterinary hospital.

Heartworms are detected by your vet through a blood test. Usually dogs are put on a maintenance dose of medicine -  There are three drugs which can be used to prevent heartworm infection. One is a daily, chewable tablet; the others are chewable tablets that are given only once monthly. All these products are very safe and very effective.

HAVE YOUR PUPPY WORMED UPON ARRIVAL - EVEN IF WE HAVE ALREADY DONE IT - Most vets will check for worms and give the puppies a quick shot or liquid in the mouth, for the worms.

TICKS: Tick season across the country is late spring to late summer. Most people spend a great deal of time outdoors making them potential targets for the blood sucking parasites. An important part in protecting yourself from ticks, is protecting your pets. Make sure that pets have tick collars or other preventive medicines to keep ticks away. Ticks are a serious threat to dogs and humans because they attach to their victims and embed their mouthparts in the flesh of their hosts. An unnoticed tick bite can cause infection and even life threatening diseases.

 Lyme disease is transmitted when it feeds on deer, rodents, birds and other animals that are infected
with Borrelia burgdorferi and then feeds on a dog or human. Symptoms of Lyme disease in humans and dogs include fever, aches in joints or symptoms of arthritis, loss of appetite and lethargy. This disease
can affect the brain, the heart and the skeletal system. Ticks can also cause anemia, paralysis and even death in dogs and humans.]

Preventing Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is carried by ticks. Lyme disease usually causes a generalized arthritis, but it can also trigger kidney, heart or even brain syndromes.

Researchers once believed that only the deer tick was capable of transmitting Lyme disease to dogs, but new evidence shows that other ticks (such as the Lone Star tick) may be culprits as well. Since tick identification is nearly impossible unless you are an entomologist, you should assume that any tick you see is a potential carrier of Lyme disease.

Tick control is the major means of preventing the disease. You should talk to your veterinarian about implementing a good flea- and tick-control program. If you see a tick on your dog, grasp the tick with a tissue and pull gently until it comes loose. Then drop it into alcohol or flush it down the toilet.

An approved Lyme disease vaccine is available for dogs. Ask your veterinarian about the status of the disease in your area. In some areas, it is almost unknown and vaccination is probably not warranted. But if ticks are common in your area, or if your dog accompanies you on hunting, hiking or camping trips to tick-infested areas, vaccination would minimize its chances of acquiring the disease. (Article from Dog World Magazine 03)

 

Parvo

Parvo is an opportunist disease that can live for years on pavement where a sick dog has vomited or defecated and continue to re-infect other animals.  Some strains are more deadly than others and we have recently heard reports of vaccinated getting sick also so please be aware and take care not to expose your pup to public dog areas before it has had all its boosters. All puppies are vaccinated with the first of the series at 6 weeks of age. They are again vaccinated at 9 and 12 weeks.

 Ear Mites: Ear mites are one of the most common causes of canine ear troubles, and are very common in puppies and kittens.  Ear mites are tiny infectious organisms resembling microscopic ticks.  The mite can just barely be seen as a small white dot with the naked eye but usually must be detected by examination of a sample of ear wax under a microscope. The tiny, crablike mites are passed from dog to dog or cat or any other furry pet. The good news is they are easy to diagnose and treat at home,

Treatment
Clear away the debris and crust before using any medications. Other wise the mites take cover and the oil or medication won't reach them.
Using a small dropper, deposit several drops of mineral oil inside the ear canal and wait several hours for the crust to soften.
Then fill a rubber ear-cleaning syringe with equal portions of lukewarm water white vinegar and distilled water and gently flush debris from the ear canal. Don't use too much pressure. Squeeze and release, not a constant stream.
After rinsing gently press cotton in the ear and clean up the goop. It is best to repeat until the ear is totally clean.
Put in a few drops of over-the-counter medication containing pyrethrins-an insecticide made from chrysanthemums. Massage the ear to work medication around. Pet will shake head, clean up excess with tissue.
You can get medication from the vet, pet store, mail order houses.
Do this for 10 days then skip ten days and start the treatment over again to kill any new eggs that may hatch. Persistence is the key with mites.
It takes about 3 weeks for a mite to undergo the transition from egg to pain in the ear. So whatever you do it is important to continue it for a month. They are easily treated but people quit too soon.

Natural Treatment
Instead of using medication,  use mineral oil or baby oil. A drop or two a day. This will smother some of the mites and help soothe the animals ear.
Heat the oil until it is just warm.
Fill a small dropper and put just enough oil to coat the ear (don't flood).
Do this for at least a month. It cause the mites popping out the eggs to suffocate before they can reproduce.

Garlic and Olive Oil Treatment
Crush 4 cloves of garlic and steep them in a cup of olive oil. Then discard the garlic.
Heat oil until warm and put several drops in your pet's ear.
You can repeat treatment every day or as seldom as once per week depending on the severity of the condition.
Any kind of oil will smother the mites and soothe the pet's ear.

 


KENNEL VISITS:

Several people have asked to be able to visit the kennel.  Under my vet's advice  nobody is allowed into the kennel and no puppies are brought out until they have had their first  shots at 6  weeks. The main danger is that diseases can be accidentally brought into the kennel  - by way of your clothes, shoes, hands, car, etc. Young dogs that have not had enough vaccines (due to age) can be exposed to deadly diseases which can then spread throughout the kennel building.

Due to recent Parvo outbreaks in Canada and the US, we will NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES permit visitors to our home.  We realize that many folks like to meet the parents of their prospective pups and see where they live prior to making a purchasing decision but this is for the safety and well being of our dogs and your future puppy.

 I will continue to follow the advice of my vet to protect my puppies for their future families. Please be aware that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO WE EVER ALLOW OUR PUPPIES TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC. *the general public meaning those with no vested interest* (puppies are selected only in the order we have deposits on file and only at the time they are ready to go.)
We are not being rude.....but it is our personal feeling that if you have nothing invested, you have nothing to lose by hopping from one breeder to the next or from one kennel to the other, handling possibly sick or unvaccinated pups. Our puppies are not available for viewing except by those who have sent in their completed application, payment and have scheduled a personal pick up when their puppy is ready to go. We can not accommodate those who are just browsing...sorry. 
Unfortunately, even the most diligent, clean, well-meaning visitors can bring a disease to our kennel that can spell disaster for our puppies. Think of it this way - hospitals don't allow visitors into the nursery area. Baby and Puppy immune systems are not fully functional for months.

We apologize for the disappointment this may cause some families who would just like to visit our doodles but we know  of breeders who have lost whole litters to Parvo this year and we are not taking any chances with our babies. We have puppies of all ages, and cannot risk the little ones health. Please remember, this is our home - not a public place. We need to protect our home from people that just want to "case the joint".  We live with no close neighbors, so that makes us a perfect target for thieves and vandals. If this policy is not acceptable to you then you are probably not the right home for one of our pups.

Young puppies eat and sleep and do not look like their parents until 6-8 weeks. Pictures can tell what they look like and it's much safer to see your new puppy in a picture than to risk it's health earlier. Our puppies are fun-loving and easily adaptable to any environment. Their temperaments are very similar - and they love people. We don't think you will be disappointed with the puppy you  get...

 


DID YOU KNOW??? Dogs may be able to smell storms coming.

 

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