WOODLAND PUPPIES FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions and helpful information about us and our puppies. Click on any question to see the answer.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PUPPIES

*WHAT PRICE ARE YOUR PUPPIES?


Currently the price is $2,500.00. That price may be subject to change in the future.




*ARE BERNEDOODLES HYPOALLERGENIC?


Yes, Bernedoodles are considered a hypoallergenic breed. However, there is no such thing as a fully hypoallergenic dog, as people can also be allergic to dog saliva or urine, etc. For those with mild to medium pet allergies, doodles make a wonderful addition to the family, as they usually are low shed to no shed. For a person with severe allergies we want to ensure that the puppy you take home has as curly a coat as possible. An F1B is usually recommended for people with more severe allergy problems. If you have concerns, we suggest that you get further allergy testing done as well as take some time to interact with doodles and their humans in your area before purchasing a puppy.




*WHAT ARE THE GROOMING REQUIREMENTS FOR BERNEDOODLES?


Bernedoodles are like poodles in that they have hair, not fur. This means that they will require regular brushing to keep them free from matting. Because the hair of Bernedoodles are prone to matting, you must brush their hair 2 to 3 times a week with a specialized dog brush. From the time they are puppies, it is a good idea to brush your dogs hair every day to get them used to regular grooming. Bernedoodles do well being clipped every 8-12 weeks. This is dependent on your preferences and your dog's activities. An active outdoor doodle will enjoy a shorter cut more frequently. Beginning the grooming process as soon as you bring your puppy home will go a long way to ensuring that grooming becomes a wonderful bonding experience between you and your pet! The curlier the coat the more professional grooming they will need. Without grooming, the dog runs the risk of getting a matted coat and may need to be shaved to prevent further issues. A wavy or straight coat can be easily groomed by brushing when you bathe your dog (bi-weekly, monthly, etc).




*HOW BIG WILL A BERNEDOODLE GET?


Our Mini Bernedoodles usually stand between 15 and 20 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 50 lbs. Females tend to be smaller than males.




*DO YOU REMOVE DEW CLAWS?


Yes, all puppies have their dew claws removed. They will be groomed and active dogs throughout their lives and we feel that this gives them the best chance of not having the dew claw snagged while being groomed or out playing.




*WILL THE PUPPY HAVE DEWORMING AND VACCINATIONS BEFORE COMING HOME?


Typically our puppies are dewormed at 2, 4, and 6 weeks. We give them their first vaccines and flea/tick preventatives at 6 weeks. Their next set of shots will be due at 9 weeks. Your puppy will likely come home between 7 and 8 weeks, so you would be responsible to give the next set. It is important that you keep your puppy on a schedule for their vaccinations. You will want to discuss this with your vet. We recommend a vet visit within 48-72 hours of the puppy coming home so your vet can make sure the puppy arrived in good health. We include a Shot Record in the paperwork so your vet can see the shots we gave your puppy.




*DO THE PUPPIES COME WITH SPAY AND NEUTER CONTRACTS?


No. We believe this should be your personal choice.





QUESTIONS ABOUT WOODLAND PUPPIES

*HOW DOES THE PUPPY SELECTION PROCESS WORK?


When you place a deposit for a future litter, your name is placed on the list on a "first come, first pick" basis. When puppies are born, we update the website within a few days with details of the litter. When the puppies are 6 weeks old and have had their vet check, we will take photos and let you choose your puppy. (If you would like to see the puppies before making a decision, you will have to come visit the puppies when they're between 4 and 5 weeks old.) Once it's your turn to pick, you can choose an available puppy OR decide to skip your turn and wait for a subsequent litter, at which time you likely have a higher pick. We will be contacting you via email when your turn is getting close and if you choose to pass we will then move on to the next person. It is imperative that you respond within 6 hours after being notified of an available puppy of your interest. Otherwise, we will have to keep moving down our list. We ask that you mark your calendar and keep close tab when it is your turn to choose. If you don't respond to our email notification within 6 hours, we will assume you want to wait. In such case we will hold your spot on the Reservation List and continue down the list to others waiting their turn.




*IS MY DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?


Deposits are partially refundable and can be refunded for any reason. We fully respect your decision if you find a puppy elsewhere or change your mind for any other reason. In such a case we would refund $275.00 of your $350.00 deposit. After you choose a puppy the deposit becomes completely non-refundable and goes toward the final price of the puppy. Reservations are honored in order of deposits placed.




*DO YOU PROVIDE A HEALTH GUARANTEE AND WARRANTY?


Yes, we do. Following is more info. Guarantee and Health Warranty: We want every puppy to go home happy and healthy. But as it is with us humans, things can go wrong in the puppy world. To ensure that all is well in its new environment, we ask that if possible you get your puppy checked by a vet within 72 hours of going home. Any normal costs incurred are the responsibility of the buyer. If there would happen to be any problems, we would need a copy of the veterinarian's invoice to reimburse you for the cost of treatment. (That amount not exceeding the cost of the dog.)
We also offer a 1-year Genetic Health Guarantee on our puppies. There are many things that can affect the long-term health of a dog including genetics. While genetic health is an issue of concern, an equal or greater factor is diet and exercise. In this sense, we are taking a risk by giving a 1-year guarantee because we do not know how well the puppies will be taken care of. We choose to trust that they will be received into good homes.




*I LIVE OUT OF STATE, HOW CAN I PICK MY PUPPY UP?


Local pickup is preferred if possible. We do not deliver to your home, but we can fly your puppy to an airport in your area. There will be a $355.00 extra fee for that. Included in that price is everything needed to make it happen: kennel, paperwork, making all the arrangements, and the ticket. Our experience with flying puppies has been great, and we don't hesitate to recommend it. Airlines are used to flying puppies, and ensure that they are well taken care of.




*HOW DO I MAKE MY FINAL PAYMENT?


Final payments (including any shipping costs) will need to be completed in order for you to take your puppy home. The final payments can be made via check, cash, or PayPal. The puppy is considered yours once the deposit and final payment is received. Please note: Any checks will need 7 days to be cleared before we can release the puppy to you.




*WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?


We are located in southern Kentucky, 170 miles from Louisville, KY, and 50 miles from Nashville, TN. The Schlabachs, 989 Frogue Road, Guthrie, KY 42234





GENERAL QUESTIONS

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*WHAT SHOULD I FEED MY PUPPY?


We use Tuffy's Dog Food for our dogs and puppies. It is premium quality food that we love. They have a variety to choose from. Your puppy goes home with a bag of Tuffy's Gold Puppy Food, and we recommend switching over slowly if you wish to use a different kind. One way to do this is to mix the 2 kinds. Puppies generally need to eat 3 times a day, morning, noon, and evening. Be sure to take them potty after each meal. Do not feed them late in the evening or you will need to take them potty while you want to be sleeping!




*CAN I TAKE MY PUPPY TO PUBLIC PLACES WHEN I FIRST GET THEM?


There is an important period of time between 8-16 weeks where puppies learn many of their social skills but also it is a time that fears and nervous behaviours can develop. We want our puppies to be kept safe from communicable diseases before they are fully immunised (which is typically under 16-18 weeks) but it is also important to have them meet new people, dogs, smells, sounds and textures during this time. Having your puppy go with you to safe places - trusted family members and friend’s homes where you know that their dogs are healthy and fully immunised is a good compromise between keeping your puppy away from potential illnesses but also allowing them to experience new things to help them develop into confident, well adjusted adults. Taking them for car rides, having positive experiences is SO important, but also keep them away from places that carry high risks for Parvo and other illnesses. Keep your under-immunised puppy away from pet stores, high foot traffic places like dog parks, sidewalks and when you go to the vet, hold your puppy off the ground. Puppies lick their paws and so be aware in the first 2 months that they can pick things up at places like the vet from other sick dogs, but taking precautions like removing your shoes before entering your house, not letting the puppy lick shoes and other contaminated surfaces will help reduce the risk. Don’t let your puppy miss out on fun new experiences, but just be careful about how you do it.




*WHEN CAN MY PUPPY COME HOME?


Our puppies are typically ready to come home at 7 weeks, although sometimes there are delays. According to flight regulations, a puppy cannot fly before 8 weeks old. We will keep you updated and try to have everything ready so they can join your family as soon as possible.