Q: When will you have a puppy for me?
A: We don't know until puppies are born and we start going down the waiting list and ask the families if they are going with the newborn litter or passing. You can pass as many times as you want until you are on the litter you want to be on.
Q: How many puppies is the mom pregnant with?
A: We cannot count the puppies on a sonogram. We can only guess.
Q: How many people are on the waiting list for a specific gender/size?
A: Since most families are on more than one gender and size, there is no exact number on a given size. We normally have a long waiting list certain times of the year, due to the high quality of Goldendoodles that we produce. You can expect to wait 2-6 months for a puppy, once we receive your deposit, unless we have posted openings.
Q: Can I come and meet the parents of the upcoming litters?
A: No. We do not expose our breeding dogs to people outside of our kennel. We do not take any risks with exposing our dogs to germs that could cause them to loose their puppies. We also don't know which litter a person is going to be on until puppies are born. On choosing day, you can see the mom through a viewing window that looks into our kennel and you can also see the dad if he lives with us. Some of our males live in guardian homes and only come to us when we need them for breeding and are not normally here on the weekend.
Q: When can I come to meet the puppies and how is that done? Do all the families come at one time?
A: The choosing day is set once the puppies are born. It is held on a Saturday, and normally the one that is closest to them being 6 weeks old. We schedule the families 1 hour apart in the order the deposits were received. We start at 10am.
Q: Do you keep in close contact with families after puppies are placed?
A: Yes. We exchange emails regularly from clients letting me know how much they are enjoying their puppy. We also hold an annual Romp in Lake Forest, IL for families to attend that have adopted from us. 2016 will be our 11th annual Romp!
Q: Can I join your Facebook page?
A: You can join the page once we receive your deposit for a puppy. The page is set up for families that already have a puppy from us or are on the waiting list for one. We didn't set the page up as a means to advertise our puppies but as a safe community for families, that have adpted from us, to share their photos of their pups on. If you are a client and have sent in a request and your name on Facebook is something other than what we know you as, please send us an email.
Q: Do you stud out your males?
A: No we do not. We do not risk an outside female bringing an illness to our male dogs. It is not worth the risk to us.