Here is a list of the most common questions puppy buyers ask us. We love to hear from all of you, but before contacting us check to see if we’ve already answered your question here. If you have a question you think would be helpful to add, contact us and we might add it!
Yes! We love the fact that anyone can get one of our puppies for their family, regardless of where they live. However, the logistics can sometimes be a deterrent to people. So we keep it simple!
- You can fly to our airport in Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) and we can meet you there for a $100 fee or, if you’re more local you can drive right to our location in Iowa.
- OR: A team member can fly out to you and deliver your puppy to your local airport for an additional $700.
We will not ship puppies by themselves under any circumstances. If you have any questions about our puppy transportation policy, contact us on our contact page:
Our Health Guarantee covers anything genetically, read more about it here!
Once we are breeding we open up the reserve list, all deposits are litter specific and are non-refundable, we start selection in deposit order when puppies are 5 weeks old and at that time if there isn’t a puppy available that fits your wants or needs we will work with you on transferring your deposit to another litter. We allow families to transfer their deposit a total of 2 times.
If there is no wait list and you are making a deposit on a specific puppy that puppy is being pulled off the website for you, we do not allow transferring of deposits once a deposit is placed on a specific pup.
Due to a huge demand for our Sheepadoodle puppies we handle them a little differently than our other breeds, we do not allow any deposits upfront and instead we make each puppy available for deposit when they are 6 weeks old, at that time families will be reserving a specific puppy. We suggest you sign up for our Email List if you would like a Sheepadoodle in order to be notified what date and time this will happen.
We love the desired look of the doodle with the large fan tail, although we have had some request to dock them at this time we do not.
We believe training is a must for puppies on a behavioral level however we still feel that families should be the ones to bond and work on potty training their puppies so at this time we do not offer extended training. There are tons of highly recommended trainers in most areas.
We understand most families work during the week so if the go home date lands during the week we will hold until the weekend after that we charge $25/day, if go home date lands on a weekend we hold for 3 days and after that it’s $25/day.
Yes all our breeds need regular grooming. Doodles have two coats and it is very important to make sure the under coat is brushed daily to avoid matting which can result in your puppy having to be shaved down.
If you can brush regularly and enjoy your puppy in a shaggy coat you can get by with a full grooming every 8-10 weeks, if you can’t commit to regular brushing at home you should have your puppy groomed every 6-8 weeks.
We are working on a grooming section for families that should be complete soon.
We feed NutriSource and links to the food your puppy will go home on can be found here.
When we start weaning the puppies from their mom we mix the food with warm water for about a week, after that they are eating hard food.
Every puppy that leaves here has a “go home bag”. Here is a list of items that are included:
- Vaccination and worming schedule for your vet
- Training book
- Small container of NutriSource Puppy food
- Litter blanket
- Microchip card and collar tag
4 weeks – NeoPar
6 weeks – NeoPar, NeoVac DA2, and Intra Trak3
8 weeks – NeoPar and NeVac DA2
Yes, each puppy is wormed on this schedule:
3 weeks – Pyrantel
4 week – Pytantel
5 weeks – 5 days of Panacur and Metronidazole
6 weeks – Marquis
7 weeks – 5 days of Panacur and Metronidazole
Yes we use Pet-Tab Vitamins for all our adults and puppies and recommend a daily vitamin for their entire life, the link can be found here.
We do full DNA genetic disease panels, color test, curl test, furnishings test as well as a shedding test. We also do OFA testing.
We allow families to come to our home and see where the adults are raised on puppy pick up day but we do not allow visits prior. The risk these visits can be to puppies in our nursery that aren’t old enough to be vaccinated and even the puppies that have started their vaccinations is way too high. Families could unknowingly bring something in and protecting our puppies health is top priority and a promise to our families that are waiting to bring their new fur baby home.
We do group pictures at birth and individual pictures at 3, 5, and 7 weeks. We understand families like to see their pups grow and feel these times are the best. We simply can not snap pictures of puppies on request, our time needs to be spent with the moms and carrying for the health of them and their babies.
All deposits made toward the purchase of a puppy are non-refundable, we do allow families to transfer their deposit to another litter a total of 2 times before requiring them to select or forfeit their deposit. If transferring to another litter we would have to know this prior to selection.