FAQ

ARE DOODLES HYP0ALLERGNIC?

Technically, no dog is “hypoallergenic” as some people can be allergic to things other than fur/hair like a dog’s saliva or urine. Doodles have allergy friendly properties, making them suitable for individuals who suffer from mild to moderate pet allergies. If you or someone in your home has severe allergies we recommend additional testing before deciding to get on our reserve list for a litter.

DO DOODLES SHED?

Our Doodles are low-non shedding. We cannot guarantee any dog to be hypoallergenic or non-shedding as each coat can vary although shedding in our adult Doodles is generally very mild. F1Bs will typically shed less (if any) than an F1.

DO YOUR PUPPIES HAVE A HEALTH GUARANTEE?

Yes, Highland Goldendoodles offers a FIVE YEAR genetic health guarantee provided the puppy is fed pawTree dog food and not run on asphalt or cement the first year of its life. Please see contract for the details.

DO DOODLES LIKE CHILDREN?

Doodles do very well with children. We work hard to socialize puppies to all ages. Children hold puppies differently then adults and the puppies need to get used to it so they aren’t scared (adult supervision will still be needed).

DO DOODLES LIKE THE OUTDOORS?

Doodles love the outdoors. They enjoy hiking, going to the park, boating & swimming. In winter time they love the snow but can get bad snowballs on their hair. You can get paw and leg protectors for them .

MOTHER NATURE

There are instances that a female does not get pregnant even when she has been bred. We do everything we can to prevent these situations from happening, but sometimes there is nothing we can do and nature takes its course. In these cases, families with deposits will be moved to the same mother’s next available litter or can move to any other litter of their choice.

DEPOSITS

It’s a $500 non-refundable deposit (but transferable to another litter) to reserve a puppy spot in a particular litter. Your deposit is applied to the total price of the puppy. Deposits can be accepted thru Venmo or cash.

DO YOU SHIP?

I personally hand deliver the puppy to you for a fee of $500 (unless the plane ticket is more than that). The puppy is with me in the cabin area. I do not ship puppies in the cargo hold.
I will meet you at the Salt Lake City or Provo Airport for free to pick up your puppy.

HOW & WHEN DO I PICK MY PUPPY?

Our flight nannies hand deliver the puppy to your for a fee of $600 (unless the plane ticket is more). The puppy is with the flight nanny in the cabin area. We do not ship puppies in the cargo hold. I will meet you at the SLC or Provo airports for free if you fly in to pick up your puppy.

Pick
On week SIX puppy picks begin in order of when puppies were received. Picks are done through Instagram video chat.   (Keep the rest as it is)

PUPPY VISITS

You can visit your puppy after week SIX.
You can visit your puppy weekly by appointment. When you come to our home we ask that you leave your shoes on the front porch and wash your hands in the kitchen before handling the puppies. Please do not visit pet shops, vets, dog parks or animal shelters within 24 hours before you come visit the puppies.

WHAT COMES IN THE PUPPY BAG?
  • The puppy’s health/shot record
  • A Snuggle Puppy
  • Bone
  • Chew toy
  • Blanket that smells like mom and siblings
  • Samples of pawTreats and pawPairings
COATS AS ADULTS

Wavy

Very Wavy

Curly

COLOR

I use this golden retriever color scale to help people understand the color
I believe their puppy will be as an adult.

WHAT SIZE OF CRATE SHOULD I BUY?

1. Extra Small: Dog weight: Between 1 lb. and 10 lbs. Sizes: 24L X 18W x 21H, 24L x 18W x 19H Breeds: Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, Jack Russel Terrier, Maltese, Papillon, Pomeranian, Pug, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier and more.
2. Small: Dog Weight: Between 11 lbs. and 25 lbs. Sizes: 24L x 18W x 21H, 24Lx 18W x 19HBreeds: Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Miniature Dachshund, Maltese, Miniature Poodle, Tibetan Spaniel, Yorkshire Terrier and more.
3. Medium: Dog Weight: Between 26 lbs. and 40 lbs. Sizes: 30L x 21W x 24H, 30L x 19W x 21H Breeds: American Pit Bull, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, French Bulldog, King Charles Spaniel, Minature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Shetland Sheepdog, Welsh Terrier and more.
4. Large: Dog Weight: Between 41 lbs. and 70 lbs. Sizes: 36L x 24W x 27H, 36L x 23W x 25H Breeds: Basset Hound, Belgian Sheepdog, Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Chinese Shar-Pei, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Harrier, Schnauzer, Welsh Corgi and more.
5. Extra Large: Dog Weight: Between 71 lbs. and 90 lbs. Sizes: 42L x 28W x 31H, 42L x 28W x 30H Breeds: Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Boxer, Chow-Chow, Dalmation, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Labrador Retriever, Siberian Husky, Poodle and more.
6. XXL: Dog Weight: 90 lbs. and up Sizes: 46L x 30W x 33H Breeds: Alaskan Malamute, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bloodhound, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greyhound, Neopolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Old English Sheepdog, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard and more.

HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU FEED YOUR PUPPIES A DAY?

Puppies should be fed four times a day. On the back of your dog food it should suggest a daily amount for the age/size of your dog. So if it suggested 1 cup then feed the puppy 1/4 c in the morning, 1/4 c at midmorning, 1/4c at mid afternoon and ¼ c in the evening. This should be done until the puppy is 6 months old then switch to feeding 3 times a day until they are one year old. It is so important for your pup to get all the nutrition it needs when it is growing for proper brain and organ growth.

PROPER PUPPY SOCIALIZATION

You’ve just adopted your adorable new puppy and you can’t wait for everyone to meet him or her. But before you do, you may want to make sure your little one is properly socialized so he or she can interact with humans a dogs with ease. Here are a few tips for helping your pup socialize seamlessly with others.

THE BEST AGE FOR SOCIALIZING YOUR PUPPY

As puppies get older, it’s more difficult to socialize them as they become extremely cautious of anything they haven’t previously encountered. According to the ASPCA, the best age to socialize your puppy is between 3 and 12 weeks old because they are more accepting of new experiences. Trying to socialize your puppy after 12 weeks of age will be difficult and will only get more difficult as the puppy gets older.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIALIZING YOUR PUPPY

Have you ever met a dog that was hesitant around new people or situations? Or perhaps was always excitable when venturing the new places? Or even acted out aggressively? Chances are it’s because they were never properly socialized as a puppy. In order for your new addition to become a well-adjusted dog both now and later in life, proper socialization is key. Added bonuses? Your dog will be a safer, more relaxed and enjoyable pet – not only for you, but for any other dog or human it meets!
It’s up to you to decide on the amount of socialization that’s appropriate. Just keep in mind that the more experiences that your pup encounters, the more comfortable he will grow as an adult who is more likely to adjust to new and foreign experiences.

SOCIALIZING YOUR PUPPY

To start, know that socializing your puppy is a big project. You’ll need to be cognizant of the sites, sounds, people, places and a variety of other factors that your puppy will be exposed to throughout his life with you. If you live in a big city, you may want to get your puppy adjusted to the sounds of traffic – loud trucks, honking horns, police sirens – to the sounds of public transportation, loud groups of people and children and so forth. Keep in mind that it will likely be impossible to introduce your puppy to every sound he will ever encounter, but the more you introduce him to in that 3-to-12 week age period, the better he will adjust to new things over time.
Just keep in mind that making sure your pup comes encounter with the types of people, sounds, grooming, physical interactions and so forth that you would expect in his daily life, the easier it will be for him to socialize.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR PUPPY

First and foremost, make sure your puppy is comfortable in any situation you put him in. You don’t want to overwhelm him. Be sure to keep an eye on how your puppy is reacting to the situations you put him in. There’s nothing worse than trying to introduce your puppy to other puppies, only to find him hiding from the other animals out of fear. Adjust as necessary and keep trying until you and your puppy find your stride.
If you do find that your puppy seems frightened or scared during socialization, try to relieve him or make the experience more enjoyable. For example, if you’re introducing him to other dogs at the park and he doesn’t want to leave your side, try sitting further away from the action, which will allow your puppy to observe the situation, but at a more comfortable distance. Giving a treat whenever something loud or scary happens to show him that the place isn’t so bad. Additionally, you can always try a quieter dog park or adjust the location as necessary.
If you’re finding it difficult to socialize your puppy on your own, it’s always beneficial to take your puppy to a “kindergarten” training class. Most pet stores offer these classes, which are a great way to introduce your puppy to other dogs. They encourage off-leash play, which helps teach your pup how to be gentle with other dogs, how to play without it becoming a harmful fight and how to get used to being handled by a variety of different people.
An added bonus? Most puppy classes also teach some obedience training, so your puppy will learn to be better behaved overall.
Please follow the link to trainers we recommend and training partners LINK

FINAL TIPS

Socializing your puppy ensures that you’ll have a well-adjusted pet that is able to adapt to a variety of situations as well as be an overall enjoyable pet.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GROOM MY DOG?

Brush your puppy a couple of times a week. Trim around her eyes with cuticle scissors every two weeks. In hot months I suggest you get their hair cut every two months. If you go longer than two months be sure you are brushing out behind their ears, their bums and stomachs (this is where they mat first).
Search for a groomer that is familiar with the goldendoodle hair style and does them regularly. If you see a dog with a haircut you like ask the owner what groomer they use. When you drop off your dog the first time it’s helpful to take a picture with you of how you want the dogs haircut to look. Also say, “please don’t poodlize my doodle”. If their coat has mats the groomer will not be able to give your dog the hair cut you want. Schedule your puppy’s haircut in advance. The first puppy trim should be around 6 months. Waiting until they are a year old is not recommended.
This is what can happen when the dog gets matted. (yes, this is one of my past puppies, I made a meme to try and cheer the owner up but it didn’t work).

Health guarantee

Yes, Highland Goldendoodles offers a TWO year genetic health guarantee. We increase the genetic health guarantee to FIVE years if the puppy is fed pawTree dog food and not run on asphalt or cement the first years of its life. Please see the contract for details.

  • “We absolutely love our golden doodle. He is a part of our family and acts just like one of the kids. Wyatt always wants to be a part of any activity we are doing and loves to go on drives in the car."

    - Stephanie
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