Frequently asked questions
F1- Is the first generation Poodle bred to Golden Retriever.
Most first generation Goldendoodles shed lightly and are compatible
for families with mild allergies.
F1B - Backcross is produced by crossing an F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle. (These dogs will have a high success rate for non shedding and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.)
F1BB- It is a F1b Goldendoodle bred back to a Poodle. This would make it 87.5% Poodle and 12.5% Golden Retriever. This would be a very good dog for somebody with severe allergies. The coat on these puppies would be curlier than a First Generation Goldendoodle.
F2 - Is the second generation which is a F1 Goldendoodle crossed with another F1 Goldendoodle.
F2B - Is a F1 Goldendoodle crossed with a F1B Goldendoodle or F1B Goldendoodle crossed with a F1B Goldendoodle.
(These dogs will have a high success rate for non shedding and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.)
Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been breeding/raising puppies? Our first litter of doodles were born in 2009, after my 1st son was born.
Male or Female? Both genders make wonderful pets -if they are spayed or neutered.
When can you spay or neuter? Females are spayed at 6 months of age and Males are neutered at 4 1/2 of age.
How To Groom Your Doodle
You will need to brush pet hair at least every 3-5 days to prevent hair from matting up. Take your doodle to the groomers every 3-4 months. Make sure you tell the groomer how you want your doodle trimmed. Groomers think that all doodles needs a poodle cut or they totally shave them. Take in a picture to show them how they should be groomed. Do not use oatmeal or flea and tick shampoo on your puppy or dog, it could damage their fur.
About 3-4 months of age take your doodle to the groomers and get a bath and a (TRIM) not shaved. Clean the ears and trim their nails, also. They will need the full grooming about 9 months old. Grooming visits should only be every 3-4 months.
DO NOT USE BABY SHAMPOO ON YOUR PUPPY OR DOG. IT IS FOR HUMANS ONLY!!!!
WHEN WILL I GET MY PUPPY?
Most families are matched with their ideal puppy within 1-3 months. It is very difficult to predict an exact date or litter that you will be matched with. We cannot predict number of pups, genders or colors until a litter is born. Often families are registered for more than one breed or more than one size so the deposit list is constantly moving and changing as families at the top of the list are being fit into various litters. The greater your flexibility, the greater likelihood that you will be matched fairly quickly with a puppy. For example, if you're fine with a male/female, any color, and a Goldendoodle or Cockapoo, you'll likely be matched faster than someone who needs to have a 15 pound, dark red, petite mini Goldendoodle, that has to be female. In general, the more specific your desire, the longer it will take for us to have that exact pup.
HOW DO YOU MATCH PUPPIES?
When your name gets closer to the top of the deposit list, you and several other families will receive a puppy announcement. We ask families to view the pictures and descriptions and reply to us with their choices in order of preference. We match the puppies based on your preferences and the order in which the deposits were placed. You are always welcome to pass on a litter announcement if the timing isn’t best for you or you want to wait for something different. Unlike almost all other breeders, we don't "lock you into" a particular litter.
CAN WE VISIT?
Many full-time breeders have dog facilities (barns/kennels/etc) that people want to view to ensure that the conditions are acceptable to them. We have no “facilities.” Our parent dogs live and pups are raised at our home. As Autumnville Doodles has expanded through the years, we wish that we could accommodate the numerous daily requests for visits, but it is no longer possible. We have 4 boys under the age thirteen that like sports and going to other events. Welcoming daily visitors to our private home in Greenbrier, AR has become impossible. We realize that not everyone is comfortable with this arrangement, and we have no problem encouraging families to seek out other full-time breeders who can accommodate visits to their kennels. Many “traditional” breeders have dozens of leftover puppies that they can show to you, so they’re thrilled to have you visit and buy a pup. We’ve been blessed to have more people wanting our pups than available supply. We can say that we've almost never had a family come to get a puppy and walk away without the pup.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY PICK-UP DATE?
Once you are matched to your new puppy, we will work with you to schedule a pick-up day and time around the time that your puppy is 6-8 weeks old. We assess each puppy individually and will let you know the best time for your puppy to make that transition to your home. One of us will walk you through our Puppy Packet which includes helpful information about vet visits, choosing a groomer, our health guarantee, and tips on feeding and crate training. Your puppy's Vaccination Record will be given to you with all the vaccinations and de-worming medications and dates of administration your puppy has received thus far. We encourage you to give this record to your vet at your puppy's first appointment. You will be asked to sign our spay/neuter contract and will be given a receipt of purchase for your puppy.
DO YOU SELL BREEDING RIGHTS?
As stated in our application, all our puppies are sold as personal pets, not for breeding purposes. Our spay/neuter contract asks families to have their puppy spayed or neutered by 6 months.
PUPPIES AND POTTY ISSUES?
Your puppy should have the ability to sleep through the night. Sometimes they have a bit of an adjustment once they separate from their siblings but it doesn’t take long for them to adjust to their crate. (We've found that typically puppies can “hold it” half the number of hours of their age; so a 8 week old puppy can hold it 4 hours, a 10 week old puppy can hold it 5 hours, etc. At night you can usually add a couple hours to that formula.) During the day puppies seems to go through spurts where they have bursts of energy, and then they tucker out and sleep for a while. A young puppy is still a baby and needs lots of sleep.
WHAT WILL I NEED FOR MY PUPPY?
We will start you off with several supplies, but the biggest item we recommend you purchase is a crate. We recommend choosing a size that will fit your puppy when full grown (the description of each crate should give you a weight range) and use the crate’s divider to make the crate smaller when your puppy is little. (Dogs are “den” animals and love to keep their “den” clean which really helps with the potty training process. If the crate is very big, they often create a “potty corner” which defeats one purpose of the crate which is to help complete the potty training process.)
WILL I RECEIVE A LIST OF VACCINATIONS THAT MY PUPPY HAS RECEIVED?
On Adoption Day, you will receive your puppy's Vaccination Record that will have listed the one or two vaccinations your puppy has received as well as the dates of administration. Typically, our puppies receive Spectra 5 Vaccine (Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus Vaccine). Spectra® 5 vaccine is a combination of antigenic, attenuated strains of Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1). Also noted on the Vaccination Record will be the de-worming medications your puppy has received to date.
This Vaccination Record is designed for you to give to your vet at your puppy's first visit so that the next required vaccinations can be scheduled. Most vets recommend a 12-week and a 16-week vaccination as well as other vaccinations for your puppy's continued health.
IS THERE A HEALTH GUARANTEE?
All of our puppies come with a two-year health guarantee. With the thoroughness of our guarantee it is definitely one of "the best in the business." Through the years, we consistently strive for 100% customer satisfaction. Every week, we receive glowing testimonies from those who got a doodle from us previously.