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1) What is the price of the puppies?
Depending on the puppy you choose, the puppy can be from $500 to $2400. A deposit to reserve your puppy is
$400, regardless of the full price of the puppy.
We accept personal checks or money orders until the puppy is 6 weeks old. Payable to:
John Mast - 18264 Crab Run rd Bergton VA 22811
Balance is due in CASH ONLY at pick up
We accept $400 PayPal as deposit. Click on the "Deposits and Payment Options" link and click on PayPal button.
Balance at pick up is due in CASH ONLY.
2) Will my puppy have been checked by a vet?
Yes, by request only.
3) May I visit my puppy?
Yes, you may visit your puppy one time between the initial visit and pick up day.
You will need to call or text to make an appointment.
We ask that you respect our family's time and personal life and keep your appointment on time and brief. Please allow time in your travel for traffic delays.
If you need to cancel please let us know immediately to allow that time to be open for another visitor or our own family resposibilities.
Call/text/email to schedule your appointments.
Absolutely no drop in's will be accepted out of respect for our personal family life.
4) Does The Puppy Come With a Health Guarantee?
Yes, each puppy comes with a 1 year health guarantee that covers genetic problems.
For your guarantee to be valid you will need 3 things:
1) you must be able to supply us with vet records of care and
properly scheduled vaccines.
2) a detailed vet report of the issue at hand.
3) the sales receipt from MPA.
If you choose to do so, you may return the puppy for an exchange or be reimbursed for vet charges up to and not to exceed the original purchase price of the puppy.
5) Are the puppies socialized with humans?
Yes, each puppy gets lots and lots of love and attention from adults and children alike. In fact, our children seem to think that their main chore is to play with the puppies, for as long as they can get by with.
All our Labradoodle litters are whelped in our home. We monitor the birthing as well as have 24 hour care in our home to insure each puppy receives premium nursing and bonding time during their first 2 weeks. Our entire family is involved in the care of the mother as well as the puppies. There is no shortage of puppy love to share!
6) Return Policy
If for some reason you decide you cannot keep this puppy/dog, other than a genetic health issue that is covered by our guarantee...you are welcome to return him/her but no refund will be given. We recommend that you cover all your bases in the decision of purchasing a puppy before you take the step of reserving a puppy with a deposit or full purchase payment.
7) Will My Puppy Be Vaccinated & Dewormed?
Yes. We give their first shot around 7 weeks old and worm them at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks.
8) What is the recommended vaccine schedule?
7-8 weeks old --First 5 way puppy vaccine, which includes parvo (our puppies come with this 1st vaccine)
12 weeks old --Second 5 way puppy vaccine, which includes parvo 16 weeks old -- Third 5 way puppy vaccine, which includes parvo (important for last vaccine to be done at 16 weeks, not before for full immunity) It is very important that your puppy gets a 5-way puppy shot at 16 weeks
old. This is when the vaccine is the most effective, as the maternal antibodies are gone and no longer interfere with the effectiveness of the puppy's vaccine. If you stop vaccinating before 16 weeks, then the puppy may not be fully protected. 5-6 months old -- Rabies vaccine 5-6 Months old -- Neuter or spay puppy
9) Worming schedule
2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16, and 20 weeks of age.
(And then 3 times per year, there after)
Our puppies are preventatively wormed at 2,4,6, and 8 weeks.
We recommend that you continue the worming schedule at your home.
Wormer can be purchased from you vet, your local pet store and online.
All wormers are not the same. Make sure the wormer you get has pyrantel pamoate in it. We recommend switching off between pyrantel pamoate and fenbendazole
There are parasites that are common to dogs, like round worms, giardia, coccidia. (birds are always carriers of parasites like giardia and coccidia and when a bird poos, it often leaves behind some parasite friends)
We follow the above worming schedule, in an effort to prevent any parasite issues. But a pregnant and nursing mother's immune system are susceptible to parasites, so on occasion a puppy could go home with a parasite that has not been fully eliminated by our worming routine, so make
sure to have your puppy checked for parasites, if you notice your puppy having diarrhea (that goes beyond the first 1-2 days of being home, as the stress of changing homes, can cause stomach upset) and follow your vets
recommendations for treatment. (which is typically the same as the preventative treatments. Fenbenzadole/Pancur 1xday for 7 days, and pyrantel 2 doses in a 2 week time period)
Puppies also have immature immune systems which are even more vulnerable under stress. Leaving our family and joining yours is a very stressful time in your puppy's life. And puppies have the tendency to drink out of puddles, lick their paws, after they have walked on soil that may have
been contaminated by bird's stool, and thus ingest a parasite, that they may not be able to fight off while under stress. So we follow Revival Animals vet recommendation that new families give their puppies fenbenzadole during the first week of bringing their new puppy home.
10) ITEMS TO GET BEFORE BRINGING YOUR PUPPY HOME
~Crate for crate training
~Puppy Food (we use Diamond Naturals Puppy - Purple bag with pink strip on bottom)
~Water and Food Bowls
~Puppy Chew toys
~Set up a vet appointment
11) ITEMS TO BRING TO TAKE YOUR PUPPY HOME
~Collar and Leash.
~Payment (cash only at pick up)
~Towel or two
~Crate (if you are coming alone)
~Water and food bowl if you are driving a long distance
12) THE CAR RIDE HOME
It is best to bring someone with you to pick up your puppy, because your puppy will be more comforted if it is being held, instead of in a crate.
Young puppies sometimes experience car sickness, so bring several rags/towels. (many puppies grow out of this when they reach adulthood) If it is a long drive home, plan to make multiple stops to let your puppy out on the leash for fresh air and potty breaks.
13) THE FIRST NIGHT
Don't feed or provide water to your puppy one hour before he/she will be going to bed.
Take your puppy out to go potty right before bedding down for the night.
Place the crate in your bedroom near you. Your presence will reassure your puppy that he/she is not alone. When your puppy wakes up during the
night, take him out to go potty. Remember, to always take them out to the same spot to potty. They will learn to complete their business quickly when they are taken to that location. And it reinforces that they are to go potty outside, not inside your home!
Your puppy may be a little sad the first day and will need to adjust to not being with its mother and siblings. Just be patient with him/her and provide lots of hugs, cuddles and attention. Puppy toys also will help to preoccupy your puppy. Sometimes the stress of moving to a new home, can cause a puppy to have loose stools. If this happens to your puppy, take him/her out more frequently. His stomach should settle down within 2-3 days.
15) FEEDING YOUR PUPPY
It is best when your puppy is young, to provide 3-4 meals per day, instead of free feeding. This will make house breaking your puppy much easier.
We feed the Diamond Naturals Large Puppy Food , which is free from chemicals, soy, corn and wheat.
This can be purchased at Tractor Supply in large bags. Do not feed canned dog food to the puppy. The puppy can overeat until he bloats and have diarrhea and vomiting. Sometimes, puppies need time to get used to the chemical taste in some city water. If your puppy is not wanting to drink water.
You can add some orange gatorade to his water to disguise the taste.
16) CRATE TRAINING/HOUSE TRAINING
As soon as your puppy wakes up in the morning, open the crate and take him outside to the potty spot IMMEDIATELY.
After every time you give him his meal of puppy food and water, take him out to the potty spot.
Every time you take him out of the crate, take him out to potty first, before playing with him.
It is good to establish a potty word or phrase and say it to
him every time you take him to the potty spot, like, "go potty," or "do your business."
And take him out to potty before going to bed.
The crate is just used as a training tool, so don't leave your puppy in it all the time. If you buy a large crate, partition it off, so your puppy is only in a small area. You want him to feel like it is his bed/den and dogs do not like to go to the bathroom in their den. If there is too much space in his crate, then he might decide, one side is for pottying and the other side is for sleeping.
Once he gets bigger, you can remove the partition. Many families have found that it works well to put up baby gates in the doorways in the kitchen or laundry room and then place the crate in that room, so that after you have
taken your puppy outside, he can have a room to play and explore in without being able to wonder freely around the house, where he might get into something or have an accident.
Once your puppy masters that one room
and is not having accidents, then you can extend his boundaries.
It is very important to socialize your puppy.
Spend lots of time each day playing and cuddling your puppy. Take him out on walks and to the park where he can see other dogs and people. Let visitors come and give him
attention. You do not want your puppy to grow up and be fearful of strangers.
18) VETERINARY CARE
Take your puppy into your veterinarian within 3 days of picking him up.
19) What's an F1, F1b, F2 or Multigen?
An F1 (or first generation) is a Poodle bred to a Labrador Retriever or a Golden Retriever. The resulting puppies are 50% Poodle and 50% Retriever.
An F1b is also referred to as a Backcross. In this case, an F1 is bred back to a Poodle.
The puppies are 75% Poodle and 25% Retriever. An F1b can also be referred to as an F2.
An F2 is a second generation, an F3 is a third generation, and so on. These puppies would be produced by breeding dogs together that have multiple generations of Doodle in their background, resulting in the term, Multigen.
The higher percentage of Poodle doesn't necessarily produce more 'Poodley-looking' puppies but it does consistently produce a more low to non-shedding, allergy-free coats in the litters.
20) The Labradoodle Temperament:
The Labradoodle is a FUN dog! They are happy, loyal, affectionate, friendly, playful, confident, non-aggressive, intuitive, and clever. A Labradoodle is generally easy to train, intelligent and eager to please. They usually do well
with other dogs and pets in the household, and good with children. Overall, Labradoodles make an excellent pet for a first-time dog owner.
Labradoodles can be calm and quiet while curled up by your feet, but ready to jump up and play with only a moment’s notice. Labradoodles are not generally ideal guard dogs; although they will alert bark, they’re more likely to invite an intruder in for a game of fetch.