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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What breeds do you have?
    AKC Miniature & Standard Poodles Miniature & Standard Aussiedoodles
  • Are your puppies registered?
    Our poodle puppies are registered with AKC. We selectively offer full registration/breeding rights. Our doodle puppies are not registered.
  • Are the parents health tested?
    All our adult dogs are genetic tested for health conditions & color traits. You will see the color traits listed under each parents profile. Most of our dogs have breed recommended OFA testing done. There is conflicting information whether tests such as hips are an inheritable trait or not. For example: A parent who scores “excellent” on hips does not guarantee offspring will score will also score excellent. Environmental factors can play a big role – things like what surface the puppy is raised on, the frequency of steps, how vigorously and on what surface the dog exercises during adolescent years. We do our best to raise our pups in an environment to support health joints as well as screening the parents for any genetic components. We do offer a health guarantee on all our puppies. Please see our contract for those exact details.
  • What about vet care & health guarantee?
    We follow a strict deworming schedule starting at 2 weeks of age. At 6 weeks the puppies get a thorough vet check as well as their first round of shots. You can read the details of our health guarantee in the health contract (found under "Terms & Conditions" at the bottom of the page).
  • How are your puppies raised?
    Our puppies are all raised in our home and kennel. They are treated like part of our family which includes daily interaction/play with our young children. We do early neurological stimulation (ENS) and follow a combination of Puppy Culture, BAB, and Baxter & Bella Online Puppy School's breeder programs which include introduction to potty training, crate training, socialization and sets a foundation for your puppy to thrive in your home continuing the Baxter & Bella program. We have a grooming set up to start acclimating your puppy to the routine of grooming.
  • Are they hypoallergenic?
    No dog is fully hypoallergenic. However, many people with allergies find they tolerate poodles & doodles just fine. Poodles have no shedding and doodles have little-to-no shedding.
  • Do they need groomed?
    Yes, both poodles and doodles will need groomed on a regular basis. Every individual has their personal preference as to how they like their dog styled but most have them professionally groomed every 4-8 weeks with daily brushing between grooms.
  • What do your puppies cost?
    Prices Effective for all puppies born after April 1, 2022 Poodles: $2200 Limited Registration (spay/neuter contract) $2800 Merle Limited Registration (spay/neuter contract) Aussiedoodles: $2200 Solid/Bi/Tri Colors $2800 Merle *Inquire for full registration/breeding rights pricing
  • Do you have a waitlist or application process?
    Applications for are available on the website. We will review your application and contact you via e-mail within 2-3 days. if your application is approved and you'd like to proceed, you can sign our deposit contract and put down your $500 nonrefundable deposit. Puppies will be selected between 6-7 weeks of ago (after they have been to the vet). Selections will go in the order of received deposits*. This list is published on the website so you can check your "standings". *Breeder always has the option to make the first pick(s) of the litter for themselves or other breeders. This does not typically happen but should there be puppies with desirable genetics they may be kept/placed for breeding.
  • How do puppy selections work for those on the deposit list?
    When you place your deposit you will be put on the male or female puppy list for the litter you selected. Selections will go in the order of received deposits*. This list is published on the website so you can check your "standings". We will schedule a time slot for you to visit in person or FaceTime when the puppies are 6 weeks old. Failure to show at your designated time will forfeit your pick number spot. Waiting until 6 weeks of age gives all the puppies time to mature and see the vet. We are better able to evaluate their confirmation and temperament by this time. *Breeder always has the option to make the first picks of the litter for themselves or other breeders. This does not typically happen but should there be puppies with desirable genetics they may be kept/placed for breeding.
  • How & when can I get my puppy?
    All puppies must be picked up from our home in Myerstown, PA between 8 & 9 weeks of age unless other arrangements have been made ahead of time (please note, there will be an additional fee for board & training for puppies picked up after the 8-9 week period). We have recomendations for independent flight and ground transportation "nannies" you can work with if picking up in person is not an option for you. We will not under any circumstance fly a puppy in cargo.
  • What should I feed my puppy?
    Choosing the right food to feed your new puppy is crucial to their overall health and well-being - This is one of the many reasons why we choose to feed our dogs and proudly recommend TLC Whole Life Puppy Food. Delivering the ultimate balance of quality meats, animal fats, vitamins and minerals, TLC Whole Life Puppy Food provides everything your puppy needs to develop into a strong, healthy and energetic dog. $5 OFF COUPON!
  • What will my puppy come home with?
    We send a "Puppy Pack" home with everyone which includes: - Vet certificate & shot record - AKC papers (for purebred poodles) - 30 Days Free insurance through Trupanion - Blanket that smells like Mom & siblings - Treats - Poop Bags - Food Measuring Scoop - Food Coupons - Baxter & Bella Coupons - Literature
  • Do you show your dogs?
    We do not currently show our poodles. Many of our adults come from titled lines. Our Australian Shepherds are working dogs and do help work cattle on our farm.
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