FAQs

Where are you located?

We are located in central Illinois.  Our family farm is 2 miles NW of Shelbyville, Illinois.  If we ship a puppy we do so from Lambert Airport in St. Louis, Missouri.  You can find us on google maps by putting in Shelby Goldendoodles and Springerdoodles.

How do I adopt a puppy?

The first thing to do in adopting one of our puppies is to explore our website and make sure you have read all the important information such as  Springdoodle FactsAdoption ApplicationHealth Warranty and Pricing.  The next step is to contact me and let me know you’re interested in one of our puppies.

Can I Pick my own Puppy?

Yes, when a litter is born I will start contacting families on my wait list and ask if they want to put down a deposit to hold a puppy.  The order of choosing a puppy will be determined by the order families tell me they definitely want a pup and are sending a deposit. 

A deposit of $500 will assure you get a puppy of the gender and coloring you want.  Once a family picks out their pup I will send them updates and pics every Friday until they get their pup at 8 wks. old.

What is included in the purchase price?

Our F1 Springerdoodles are priced at $1800, regardless of gender or color.

This price includes:

Assurance you are getting a very healthy, well-tempered puppy from a breeder with the education and experience to guarantee it.

A puppy from 2 purebred AKC registered parents who have excellent health and pedigrees.

Age appropriate shots for the puppy, a vet examination, 4 regular dewormings, a 1 year health guarantee, the parents’ registrations and 3 year pedigrees, a sample bag of puppy food and a baby blanket that smells like mom and siblings.

What food are you feeding the puppy?

I feed Diamond Naturals Lg. Breed puppy Lamb & Rice Formula food and if you go online to www.diamondpet.com you can put in your zip and see if it’s sold anywhere near you.  It’s a very good dry food that has no wheat, corn or soy and is much cheaper than top brands of equal quality.  If you want to feed another name brand try to buy one that’s for puppies and has no wheat, corn or soy as these ingredients can cause allergies as a dog gets older.


Do your puppies shed?

Typically NO.  It is impossible for us to 100% guarantee that our puppies will not shed.  Any doodle breeder that does is not being truthful.  All poodle hybrids shed very little if at all.  It is our experience that our doodle pups have little to no shedding but there is always the possibility that they may.  During the first year of life your puppy’s coat will go through several changes and you may see temporary shedding now and then.

How big do your  puppies get?

On average our F1 Springerdoodles are:

Males: 18-23 inches and 45-55 lbs.

Females: 16-21 inches and 35-45 lbs.

Do you remove dewclaws and dock tails?

Yes the dewclaws on our puppies are removed within the first 2 days.  I do not dock tails.  Other than appearance there is no reason to amputate the tail so we do not have it done.

What should I bring to pick up my puppy?

We ask that you bring a leash with you when you pick up your puppy (for any stops on the way home), whether it be from our home or the airport.  Also if the trip is going to be more than a couple hours it’s a good idea to bring some water.  You’ll want to bring a few towels in case of carsickness.


When is the puppy’s next vet appointment?

In my Health Warranty I ask that you take your puppy to the vet within 1 week of leaving our home.  If the vet finds anything seriously wrong (inherited and life-threatening) with the puppy we will replace the puppy or refund the price of the puppy minus the deposit.  If you do not take the puppy to the vet within 1 week please note that our contract will become null and void.  I recommend you take the pup to the vet for the 1 wk. checkup as close to the 9 wk. age as possible so you can also get it’s next immunization at the same visit.  The puppy will go for its final visit and 3rd puppy shot no later than 14 wks. of age.

Please note that the support never stops at  Shelby GoldenDoodles & SpringerDoodles.

I’m more than willing to answer any questions at any time regarding your dog but please take the time to peruse the different webpages before you call as they will answer many of your questions.  Please don’t hesitate to email me.  And my family loves getting updates and pictures of our puppies with their new families once your puppy leaves its first home.

Email: debbie@shelbygoldendoodles.com

 

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