Frequently Asked Questions
Owner, Veterinarian, and Groomer Recommended Breeder
I have been breeding since 2010. It has been a wonderful journey, and I have learned a lot of lessons along the way. Please take a few minutes to read my blog post From Doodles to Poodles. Until I am able to build up references on my Noir Poodles Facebook page, my references will come from Cherry Blossom Goldendoodles owners. I am also happy to give addititional references from my veterinarian and groomer. I ask for families interested in placing a deposit for a puppy to fill out a puppy application.
Families with deposits visit my home in Lebanon, MO to choose their puppies when the babies are eight weeks old. I think it is best for puppies to interact with people as they choose their new family member. Puppies show different chemistry with different people, and they will often choose their family. This interaction is important, so I prefer all picks to be made at my home. I schedule the visits in the order of deposits shortly after the babies are born so that families are able to ask for time off from work, if necessary. Puppies leave with their new families on pick days, so there is only one trip required to my home. If travel to my home is not possible, I am normally able to arrange shipping.
I work very closely with my veterinarian to maintain optimum health with my adults and to ensure every puppy that leaves me is healthy and ready to join their new family. Each puppy sees him for a puppy wellness exam prior to Pick Day. They have an individual fecal done during their wellness exams. He also does the OFA health testing for my adults. His office is happy to speak with any of my potential puppy owners about the veterinary care my dogs receive.
My adults go to my groomer every four weeks; Shaggy Shears keeps them looking beautiful. They run free in her shop, so she has plenty of time to observe their personalities and behaviors. My groomer loves having my babies in her shop. After one of their spa days, she said, "You've got an awesome crew." If you would like a reference for the well-mannered personalities of my dogs, their beautiful conformation, and the loving care they receive, I can think of no better reference than my groomer.
All of my puppies are started with Interceptor Plus. They are also started on NexGard during tick season. They are current with age appropriate vaccinations. Puppies that leave me at 8 weeks old are due for their next parvo/distemper shot at 10 weeks. The final parvo/distemper boosters are due at 14 weeks. Rabies is due sometime between 12 weeks and 4 months. I recommend getting the rabies shot separate from any other vaccinations. Puppies that are with me past 8 weeks continue to receive age appropriate vaccinations, Interceptor Plus, and NexGard (when needed).
Puppies come with the following:
1. Written lifetime health guarantee
2. Puppy wellness exam with individual fecal
3. Microchip with prepaid registration.
4. Age-appropriate vaccinations and worming
5. Interceptor Plus and NexGard
-NexGard is given only during tick season
6. NutriSource Small and Medium Breed Puppy food and Nummy Tum-Tum pumpkin
7. Acana freeze dried treats
8. Antler and Himalayan chew
9. Several toys
10. Groomed with poodle puppy cut
11. CD wth pictures
12. NuVet Plus Vitamin sample (order code 36603)
13. Lupine collar
14. AKC Limited Registration
-Registration papers are sent after proof of spay/neuter is received
Most of my puppies are $2500 with spay/neuter contract. Missouri sales tax (5.413%) is applied to the sale of puppies picked up in Missouri.