Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Golden Doodle? Why would I want one?
The Golden Doodle is a highly popular breed of dog in the United States today. Despite being a mixed breed dog, it combines the intelligence and temperament of the Poodle with the loyalty, love, and athleticism of the Golden Retriever, making it an excellent choice for families and companionship. In addition, Golden Doodles are known for being hypoallergenic and "non-shedding" dogs, though it is important to note that their coats may vary. We encourage those interested in learning more about the breed to seek out additional information, which is readily available.
What size can I expect a South Paw Standard Golden Doodle to be?
Our puppies typically grow to be between 50 to 75 lbs. Please note that adult males may sometimes be slightly larger than females.
Will my puppy have a non-shedding coat?
We understand that many families are interested in hypoallergenic and non-shedding dogs, and we strive to produce puppies with those qualities. While we cannot guarantee that all of our Golden Doodle puppies will be hypoallergenic or non-shedding, our F1BB breeding program has a high success rate. Our Sire, a purebred Standard Poodle, comes from an impressive pedigree of non-shedding dogs, and our Dam is an F1B Golden Doodle with a non-shedding coat. All of her offspring have had non-shedding coats, so we have good reason to expect the same from our current and future litters.
Do you offer breeding rights?
No, we do not offer breeding rights.
Do you require that my puppy be spay/neutered?
It is important to note that we require all of our puppies to be spayed or neutered. Our Health Guarantee contract states that females must be spayed by 7 months of age and males must be neutered by 9 months of age, although we will defer to your personal veterinarian if they recommend waiting until the pup is 12 months of age. You must provide documentation of the procedure being done within 30 days of the procedure, otherwise the Health Guarantee will be void.
How often do you have a litter available?
We take pride in being a small, specialized boutique breeder. Our focus is on breeding top-quality Golden Doodles at affordable prices. Currently, we have one female Dam, who is bred once a year. We are expanding our breeding to include Scarlett, our 1 year old red Golden Doodle. It will be a year before Scarlett is ready to become a breeding dog. Therefore, we only have one litter at a time, and they tend to go quickly.
How do I apply to get on the list for the current litter?
Fill out our Adoption Application and we will be in touch! Once you have been approved and paid your $200 non-refundable deposit*, you are on the list. First come first serve.
The list will have 8 slots. If litter size ends up being greater than 8
then additional slots will be added after the litter is born.
* Deposit refund exceptions will be given under the following conditions:
litter size is less than 8, in which case the folks on the bottom of the list will receive a refund and taken off the list. Example: litter size is 6, last two people on the list will be refunded their deposit.
Your puppy becomes unavailable due to no fault of your own
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Serious inquiries only please!
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