Elite Goldendoodles

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a a few minutes to read though the material below – the information will answer many of your questions about our dogs and the adoption process.

Goldendoodle Puppy Prices

F1 Standard:   $2000
F1 Medium:    $2300

 

F1B Standard:    $2000
F1B Medium:     $2300
F1B Mini:            $2600

 

Our Goldendoodle Puppy Adoption Policies

How much is the deposit?

The deposit is $300 and is deducted from the price of the puppy. Your deposit reserves your spot for puppy selection. The deposit is Non-Refundable! Be sure you are ready to commit to a puppy. Your deposit can be moved to future litter for up to two years from the date of the deposit.

How do I place a deposit?

If you decide to select one of our adorable puppies you can contact me via phone or email. If we both decide a puppy would be a good fit for you I will email you a litter specific contract and deposit information. Your spot is not reserved until I receive the deposit and completed contract.

Do you allow visitors?

I only allow visitors that have placed a deposit and submitted a completed contract. The visit occurs at puppy selection. I understand you want first-hand knowledge about parents and puppies before purchasing a puppy. That is why I include testimonials on the website and Instagram testimonials. I encourage everyone to contact any of these customers directly. Most have visited and met me.

How is my puppy selected?

The puppies are selected in order of deposit. Selection is made in person, if possible, the Saturday before the fifth week birthday. This allows the puppies to develop personalities and physical traits become more apparent. If you can’t visit in person pictures and videos are provided.

Do you provide pictures of the puppies after placing a deposit?

Yes!!! This is such an exciting time and my customers love this process! We offer a very personalized experience from birth until pickup. You will receive pictures within 24 hours of the arrival and every week on the puppies weekly birthday. I receive so many comments from previous customers about how much they enjoy this exciting experience!

When do I pick my puppy up?

Your puppy must be picked up by 8 weeks of age. If you need to leave your puppy for an extended period of time you can enroll them in a 2 week basic training program if there is space available. Space is limited for training. The Training Program is temporarily on hold due to Covid 19-this is until further notice.

The training program includes the following: Crate training, leash training, learning to be gentle, basic commands-sit, come, NO and Good. They start housebreaking –this must continue after they are in their new home.

The cost for two weeks is $700 and paid in advance.

Do you offer shipping?

I have a great puppy nanny service. They hand deliver your puppy to most major airports. The cost for this service is $500-$600-depending on the location.

What does my puppy come with?

Your puppy will go home with a blanket that has moms scent on it to help provide comfort, toy, trial bag of puppy food, Birth Certificate, executed contract and puppy tips. Before you pick your puppy up you will receive training material and a supply list.

Goldendoodle Facts

What size doodles do you offer?

Standard F1=50-60+lbs
Medium F1=40-50lbs

Standard F1B =50-60+lbs
Medium F1B=35-50lbs
Mini F1B=25-35lbs
Petite F1B =15-30lbs

What are the differences in the various size doodles?

The mini doodles will have a higher energy level than the larger doodles. The mini doodles will require more work initially but will calm as they mature. Medium/Standard doodles take longer to mature and are more expensive to maintain-grooming and food. Overall Goldendoodles are very social dogs and love people and other animals.

What is the difference in the generations of doodles you offer?

F1 is a first generation cross. The puppy is 50% English Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle. These are considered to be light shedders but are allergy friendly for most people. This cross is considered to be the healthiest.

F1B is a backcross of an English Goldendoodle and a Poodle. The puppies are most likely to be non-shedding and allergy friendly. This cross produces a mix of coat types-shaggy/wavy coats and curly coats. You can identify the coat type by puppy selection.

What is the difference between American and English Golden Retrievers?

The most obvious difference between the two retrievers is the color of their coats. The English cream golden retriever is what makes our teddy bear goldendoodles so irresistible.

American Golden Retriever: The AKC describes an American Golden Retriever’s color to be “rich, lustrous golden of various shades”. Extremely dark or extremely light colors are not accepted within the breeding standards. This would mean that judging of the acceptability of color is, to an extent, left to the judge’s discretion.

English Cream Golden Retriever: The AKC describes the English Cream Retriever to be of the shades of cream and to some extent gold. Mahogany and reds are not accepted.

There are certain health differences between the American Goldens and the English Cream. American Goldens have a significantly higher chance of getting cancer as compared to English Creams. This is based on research and statistics done. The median age of American Goldens is 10 years and 8 months, while the median age for English Creams is 12 years and 3 months.

English Creams are bigger boned, bulkier and also have blockier heads as compared to American Goldens.

These are just a few examples of the differences in the American and English golden retriever.

What is the difference in male and female doodles?

There is not a major difference in male and female doodles. Males tend to be larger. They act much like humans-females like to be loved and males like to love! Both are family friendly and make amazing pets.

How often will I have to groom my doodle?

Doodles have hair, not fur, so shedding is minimal or non-existent. They need to be brushed regularly and groomed every 2-3 months. This depends on your activities and preference.

Goldendoodle Health

Are doodles hypoallergenic?

Doodles are allergy friendly. There is really no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog.

What is the life expectancy of a doodle?

Doodles usually live an average of 10-15 years.

Do you require your dogs to be spayed/neutered?

Yes, all puppies are required to be spayed/neutered by 12 months of age. I require proof of spay/neuter by the time the dog is 14 months of age.

Are your dogs health tested?

We do blood screening as well as a full panel of Genetic testing. They are tested for Hip dysplasia, inherited eye disease, congenital cardiac disease and  a comprehensive blood screening.

Do you offer a health guarantee?

We guarantee all of our puppies for two years against heredity disease and hip dysplasia.

Do you recommend pet insurance?

Yes, I believe pet insurance is important. Accidents can happen!
I recommend Healthy Paws pet insurance. You can contact them at (855) 898-8991 healthypawspetinsurance.com

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