How do I reserve a puppy?
A deposit will reserve your puppy. This deposit will go towards the total adoption fee so the remaining balance upon final adoption will be due at time of delivery. Your deposit is non-refundable if you change your mind. We will do our best to get you the puppy of your choice as soon as we can upon receiving your deposit.
What if I cannot make the full trip to pick-up my puppy?
If you are unable to pick up your new puppy from our homes in Southern Utah we have several options! We strongly encourage people to meet us in Las Vegas, NV Mesquite NV, St. George UT, or Fillmore, UT (a $50 fuel fee will apply.)
If you live further away, there are many inexpensive flights into Las Vegas and you can fly
home with your puppy on your lap rather than them flying alone on a cargo flight.
We do not fly puppies alone in cargo. There are many "flight nanny" puppy services that you can book to travel with your new puppy.
If we do fly your puppy to you, there is a $600 shipping fee for those flying their dogs anywhere in the U.S.
How do I choose my puppy?
Each litter born has a personal photo/video album on our website and on Facebook. We post hundreds of pictures of each litter with about 10 pictures of each individual puppy. You will be able to see what the puppies coat types/colors look like. We usually have people choose their puppies by 4 weeks of age. By then their eyes are completely open and their hair has grown in more.
Note to Breeders: We do charge an extra $500 per puppy for breeding rights. If we find that you are breeding your dog and didn't disclose this to us we will enforce a $1200.00 penalty.
Should I Choose a Male or Female Puppy?
We charge the same amount for boys and girls unless you request breeding rights.
From our experience, boys and girls interact exactly the same once having them spayed or neutered. Boys do tend to have a bit more long-lasting energy than the girls. If you get them spayed or neutered, boys before they start lifting their leg and girls around 12 months, then you won't have to worry about their behavior during hormonal changes.
Unless you're purchasing breeding rights, you are required to get your dog spayed or neutered when they are old enough, please consult your vet.
F1 Or F1B Generation?
There definately is a science to breeding qualitiy, non-shedding, and soft designer dogs. Some F1 Labradoodles of every litter have a chance of minimal shedding due to the difficulty of going from a Lab with short, straight hair to a Poodle with long, curly hair. F1's with short straight coats have the possibility of minimal shedding, but much less than a Lab. This is why we only breed the second (F1b) Labradoodle generation because none of our F1B Labradoodles have come back to us with any problems with shedding after they have transitioned from their puppy coat to their adult coat. By the second (F1B) generation in Labradoodles the genes grab a hold of the Poodle's non-shedding qualities.
Both our F1 and F1B Goldendoodles have never had any problems with shedding whatsoever.
Going from a Golden Retriever with long hair makes the non-shedding transition much easier with the first generation. Doodle's hair curls more and more with age. F1 Goldendoodles will have loose waves to their coats when they are full grown. F1B Goldendoodles get more of the tight Poodle-like curls with age.
Of course feeding your dog the best possible diet and grooming them regularly with conditioner will help keep the allergy causing dander at bay.
What are my first steps after receiving my puppy?
We strongly suggest once getting your puppy to not let them down on the ground outside AT ALL. They could drink dirty water and get a parasite, even the dew on grass can be harmful until they receive their second series vaccination from your vet.
Parvo-Virus is most often fatal and can live in the soil for up to 7 years! Until they receive their second round of shots they are not fully protected against Parvo-Virus and Parasites. If your dog licks the ground or dirty water outside and they are not protected with that second vaccine from your vet, it is common for them to catch a parasite, often Giardia or Coccidia and they will have diarrhea and get dehydrated.
A simple antibiotic from your vet will treat it, but we suggest holding them while outside and having them go to the bathroom on newspaper or puppy pads until they are vaccinated. With the newborn immune systems they are also susceptible to Parvo-Virus. There are 2 strains of Parvo, one is fatal, the other one will requires weeks of IV treatments, rest, and constant care. So have your puppy seen by your vet and vaccinated before letting them down outdoors!