Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our most common asked questions. Please feel free to reach out to us if you do not see the answer to your questions. We are here to support you along your doodle journey.
How do I reserve a TRDoodle?
We want to get to know you, so start by filling out an application. If accepted, a $200.00 non-refundable security deposit will hold your TRDoodle. Waiting lists are on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is common for an entire litter to be spoken for prior to the puppies being born.
How much are your puppies?
Mini Goldendoodles are $2800 and our Medium Goldendoodles are $2500.
Mini Sheepadoodles are $350 and Standard Sheepadoodles are $3000.
Mini Bernedoodles are $3800 and Standard Bernedoodles are $320.
Do you ship your puppies?
No we no longer ship our puppies. We feel that it is less traumatic for our puppies who have a new home out of state to be transported in the cabin of the airplane with their new dog mom or dad. We will provide necessary information for you to give to your airline when bringing the puppy in the cabin with you.
Where are your puppies raised?
All TRDoodle puppies are delivered in our home or the home of one of our assistants where they spend their first few weeks growing healthy and strong. Then as they move to our puppy nurseries, they are in the center of lots of activity and socialization with both kids and other adult dogs. Our process of how we raise your puppy for the first eight weeks has proven to provide you with a confident, interactive, people friendly doodle.
Can we come and visit the puppies?
Visitors who have placed a deposit on a litter are welcome to come and meet us and your new puppy when the puppies are 4 weeks old. The puppies are older and have developed a strong immune system but are still tiny and very snuggly at this point. It is important to us to protect our litters from harmful diseases such as the parvovirus which can be deadly to a puppy. It can be carried innocently in people’s shoes and clothing, so we take every precaution necessary to keep our little friends healthy. Details on puppy playdate protocol are sent to families prior to that visitation date.
Do you do genetic testing on your dogs?
Yes. Our parents are OFA(hips) and CERF(eyes) and cardiac tested and must meet the high standard we establish for our breed dogs.
How are the families and puppies chosen for one another?
Based on the information you give us on your application, we will give you a recommendation on a puppy that we feel best meets what you are looking for in a doodle. At seven weeks, we do a behavior test on each of the puppies. This test is a series of situations the puppy is put in to see how it will respond to things like submission to humans, retrieving, fear factors, etc. Usually, the result of this test simply confirms what we already know about each puppy. We can confidently suggest which puppy we think will be best suited to your needs and expectations. The final decision is yours. You will choose your puppy on pick-up day in the same order your deposit arrived to us. (First deposit=first pick. Second deposit=second pick.)
Why do you breed dogs?
We are a homeschool family who enjoys many aspects of country life. Breeding doodles has become a great “team” effort as we all learn about running a solid business which offers the best in the various doodle breeds. All that we do as a family, we try and be the most excellent at it. We want to give you a great puppy and offer customer service that will bring a smile to your face when you think about doing business with TRDoodles.
What will I receive with my puppy?
Your puppy package will include:
*Health record of vaccinations and de-worming schedule
*A small bag of Life's Abundance food if you are transitioning to a new nutrition plan
*A small blanket with his littermates scent on it
*A complete packet of Puppy 101 information. It will include tips on crate training, importance of nutritional choices, and training tips.
When can we pick up our puppy?
Your puppy will be ready to leave its litter at 8 weeks of age. You will be given a puppy pick up date for your litter. If you are not able to pick up your puppy on the given date, we encourage you to consider a different litter that works better for your schedule. Pick up day and the transition from our house to yours is significant in the life of a puppy. When one is left behind after his littermates go home, it is traumatic for that little fella.