Frequently asked questions
Are Poodles Right for our Family?
In selecting a pet for your family there are so many aspects to consider! The first and simplest way to start is by learning about what your family needs and expects from a dog. Once you've nailed down your requirements you can even take an short online quiz with animal planets dog breed selector. It will tell you breeds that may suit your family. When we were first starting out we watched nearly all the animal planet dogs 101 videos and went from there. Its helpful to talk to dog owners of the breed you are interested in & to read blogs & books. A dog is a big commitment but an amazing one if you choose the right breed for your family dynamic and train them well! We needed a dog that was very hypoallergenic, could tolerate a cold climate, versatile to large and small environments, easily trainable / intelligent, loyal, and active. If those are qualities you are searching for in a dog a poodle may be the right choice for you.
What testing has been done on your Dams? & Sires?
Our breeding dogs are tested for Genetic inherited diseases appropriate for their breed. They are also tested for coat quality and color. OFA testing is done at 2 years old for our Girls.
These tests help ensure proper coat furnishings and healthy puppies. Results are available to view at request.
Can you test my puppy for healthy genetics for me?
Genetic testing is usually only a necessity for dogs intended for breeding. All of our breeding dogs have had the appropriate genetic testing. If a puppy's mom and dad is 'clear' the puppies from that entire litter are clear by parentage. If a parent carries any genetic disorder this does not mean a puppy will ever have symptoms. A puppy must have 2 copies to have the possibility of showing symptoms. Any puppies with a carrier parent will be tested within the 1st week of life & results should be back by the time the puppy is 2 weeks of age.
What kind of health screening is done on my puppy before I take him/her home?
Each puppy will be checked thoroughly by a certified veterinarian in the following areas: Skin & Coat, Eyes, Musculoskeletal, Body Condition, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Ears, Urogenital, & Gastrointestinal. Results of this screening will be documented on a veterinary report which will be provided in your puppies file in the puppy packet. Any abnormal findings if any are found will be disclosed to you as far in advance as possible (shortly after examination).
What training do you provide puppies with before going home?
Our puppy training includes potty training, and early exposure to puppy crate & carrier. Puppies also receive early exposure to new things, early neurological stimulation and noise desensitization. The teaching / training helps your puppy form an open mindset to experiencing and enjoying new things. This also serves to strengthen your puppies stress tolerance so that your puppy can deal with stress or frustration in a positive way. The continuation of this training is crucial and should be followed by obedience training so that the line of communication between you and your puppy can stay open, positive and productive. Our recommendations and instructions will be included in your puppy packet for reference.
What's in the Puppy Package?
Your puppy package will include the following: Veterinary Report, Vaccines and Dewormer History & Schedule, Microchip, 30 day puppy Health Insurance, AKC Litter Registration Documents, scented toy and blanket, Puppy transition food, Puppy Litter (to continue potty training), Instruction sheet for continuing early stimulation & communication, and recommendations for obedience training.
Can you fly my puppy to me? What are the details?
We do not ship our puppies, but can recommend puppy nanny & ground transport services. We can also meet you in person at the Salt Lake City International Airport at no additional charge if other puppies are being transported at the same time! Otherwise we provide up to 2 hours of travel one direction out of Rexburg Idaho without extra cost if desired! Every hour of travel thereafter is an extra $40.
Can I come see the puppies in person?
Yes! We would love to show off our puppies early home life to you! However, you will need to first put a deposit down before we will make an appointment. We need to know you are not just a passerby wanting to pet some puppies (puppy-barn style :P).
Where are your puppies raised?
Our puppies are raised in home with us! Puppies will also be exposed to the outdoors and have some experience with crate training and alone time before going to their new home to help make their transition into your family.
I can't come see my puppy before pick up, can you guys face-time or send me video's?
Yes, we are able to facetime, Marco Polo & send video to you if you are not able to come see your puppy in advance!
Do you allow breeding rights or full registration?
We will grant breeding rights, but we do not always have this option available for several reasons. If the breeding application is not visible on our website, breeding rights are not currently being offered. Breeding rights are only available to very select homes & only for worthy puppies. If their is any abnormality found during a puppies veterinary health check he/she will not be eligible for Full Registration. We thoroughly screen interested families through a series of questions followed by an in home inspection (when possible). We are now including testing for any puppy with a parent that is a carrier for a disease on the poodle panel. Cost of full registration is $500 - $1,500 more.
When should I get my puppy spayed / Neutered? Do you have a policy on that?
Each breed is different and vets may recommend different things. However, as far as our contract goes, all puppies going home with Limited Registrations will be required to be spayed / neutered by the age of 1. You may or may not be required to provide proof. We have this policy to help prevent unwanted / unplanned litters and prevent the unethical breeding of our precious puppies. Did you know dogs who are left unaltered have a higher chance of cancer? Unaltered dogs also are more prone to misbehavior and obedience issues even with professional training. Our spay / neuter policy is in place to protect our puppies. We want our puppies to live long happy & healthy lives.
How many dogs do you own? And what breeds do you specialize in?
Please refer to Dams page & Sires page. We specialize in poodles but may have f1b cavapoos from Diana our one and only "doodle".
How do deposits work? How much is each puppy total?
The easiest way to send your deposit is through Venmo or PayPal. Deposit amount is $500. If you need to send your deposit by another payment method we are willing to work with you. Puppy selection will be made in order Deposits are received. If you pay your deposit prior to puppies are born and choose not to select a puppy from the litter your deposit can be 'transferred' to apply another puppy (if available) or to a puppy in a future litter. Deposits are transferable but not refundable. Further deposit details related to the health of your puppy are in your puppy's contract. Payment in full is required no later than when your puppy reaches 7 weeks old.Your puppy price will be between $2,600 - $3,000 with Limited Registration and $3.500-$4,500 with Full Registration. Price depends on registration, color & confirmation.