FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
01 How much do your puppies cost?
Our puppies are all raised the same and are all looked at with equal value. Therefore, all of our puppies are priced the same. The price of the puppies are $2,500.
02 Do you have a Spay/Neuter contract?
I require all of the puppies to be Spayed /Neutered or have an appointment before they are 15 months old. I require proof from a licensed veterinarian when the surgery takes place or an additional amount equal to the purchase price of your puppy will be charged. I will sell my puppies with breeding rights to approved breeding programs or homes, at an additional cost.
03 What is Puppy Culture and what training will my new puppy have before coming home?
Puppy Culture is a set neurological stimulation program we use that has been proven to create well- rounded adult dogs. It all starts with a solid foundation when the puppies are just days old. A puppy is born with certain genetics, and it is up to us to make the best of them! Your new puppy will come home with a good background in potty training, clicker training, crate training, and leash walking. Click Here to learn more about Puppy Culture and the ways that we train our puppies using Positive Reinforcement.
04 What are the training needs?
Both the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle are very intelligent breeds, so the Aussiedoodle is a crossbreed that can be easily trained. Begin training and socialization early, and use kind words and rewards/treats to encourage good behavior. The crossbreed does not perform well under too much pressure or negative reinforcement, so no need to yell or use physical punishment, they are easily trained with just a firm NO and positive reinforcement.
05 What is the activity level of Aussiedoodles?
Daily exercise is needed for a healthy and mentally stimulated Mini Aussiedoodle. Note that because of its herding heritage, the crossbreed has a tendency to want to run, so be sure your Mini Aussiedoodle has enough exercise in a day or an open space to run and play and that if you have a yard, it is fenced securely or chaperoned. The Mini Aussiedoodle has the potential to be a working dog or a herding dog even though it’s not a purebred Australian Shepherd. The Aussiedoodle likes working or just having things to do in general. It is very athletic and can be good at dog sports such as flyball and agility. Keep the Mini Aussiedoodles mind occupied with fun and challenging activities, to prevent boredom and frustration, and so that it does not pick up destructive behaviors.
06 What is their temperament?
The Mini Aussiedoodle can be territorial, so you should stay assertive and show that you are the pack leader. The crossbreed can get along well with cats and other dogs, but the socialization process needs to be handled carefully. Because the Aussiedoodle has a tendency to follow people around and even become needy, it is best to get the crossbreed used to sharing the attention as a puppy. The Aussiedoodle is a gentle and even-tempered companion, and can be very patient with young children.
07 What is the difference between Mini Aussiedoodles and other doodles?
Surprisingly, there are quite a few differences between the breeds. The most noticeable difference is the coloring and size. Mini Aussiedoodles average in size from 15-25 pounds. Aussiedoodles have a larger variety of colors than normal, white, brown, and black. They come in merles, tri’s, bi’s, their eyes can be blue, copper, green, and two different colored eyes. Mini Aussiedoodles tend to be less shedding and more allergy-friendly than other doodles. Mini Aussiedoodles are full of personality and positive energy. They need physical activity on a daily basis and love to go on walks, hikes, bike rides, swimming, fetch, and other fun activities. Ultimately they are cuddly and are always down for a good snuggle. The Mini Aussiedoodle makes a great pet or ESA/service dog. Mini Aussiedoodles/Aussiedoodles are nicknamed the Einstein breed and typically learn faster than the average doodle. They are more coordinated and can learn a lot of fun and unique tricks such as agility, playing dead, and rolling over. Aussiedoodles tend to have a more spunky, outgoing, funny personality, very intelligent, and perhaps because of their herding ancestors, they are eager to learn and hardworking. Aussiedoodles are a very loyal breed and want to be with their family most of the time, making them excellent family pets.
08 What are their grooming needs?
The Aussiedoodle has a combination coat of hair and fur with some undercoat, so they need to be groomed regularly. 3 times weekly brushing is necessary to prevent tangles, especially if your Mini Aussiedoodle has a wavy or curly coat. Taking your Mini Aussiedoodle to a groomer monthly for a bath and brush and cut will keep their coat looking healthier and keep them mat free.
09 What do I need to bring to pick up my new puppy? What does he/she come with?
What your puppy comes with:
All puppies go home with a take home kit consisting of a small bag of puppy food, a folder with vet records/general info, a clicker, a slicker brush, a bag of dog treats, Puppy Culture Exercise Pamphlet, and a Snuggle Puppy.
When you come to pick your puppy up YOU will need:
1. A crate/cage unless you plan on having them sit in your lap
2. Collar and a 4-6 foot Leash (retractable leashes are discouraged)
(recommended rolled leather collar)
3. Remaining amount of money for your puppy