Q: I've never purchased a puppy over the internet before. How does this work?
A: The internet makes buying a puppy directly from a breeder very convenient. It's worked out well for us since we've began advertising this way, we've been able to find great homes for our pups all across the US.
Because of young puppies vulnerable immune systems, you will be picking out your puppy through pictures on the website or email if you have one reserved ahead of time. The remaining balance or the full payment will due when the puppy is 6 weeks old. Your deposit will be subtracted from the remaining amount due if you placed one. For your safety, we use Paypal to collect our payments, a 3% processing fee will be added.
Things get very busy when we have little puppies around but we try our best to make sure you get an updated picture of them every two weeks if you reserve one early. They can leave for their new homes starting at 8 weeks of age.
We have shipping options available for you. We will meet you at the MSP [Minneapolis] airport [flying customers only] or Carver MN [Twin Cities area customers] to pickup your puppy in person for a $200 travel fee [7 hrs of driving round trip if roads and traffic are good]. Or you can ship your puppy through the airlines for an additional $400 which will include airfare, travel kennel and airline required health certificates. If you're less than 6 hrs. from us and willing to make the drive, we can meet you at either Sanborn MN, Granite Falls MN, Worthington MN, Brookings SD or Sioux Falls SD for no charge to save you a couple hours of driving. To adopt a puppy, use the Paypal "buy now" button by the puppy, we will then begin to arrange shipping arrangements for you. Contact me for other payment options if shipping isn't needed.
If shipping your puppy, we take care of all the necessary arrangements for shipping your puppy. They are shipped via the airlines- weekdays only, typically Wednesday-Friday, depending on flight availability with either Delta or United. These airlines have treated our puppies very well in the past and we feel confident using them. The puppy will be vet checked no earlier than 10 days before flying and a valid state health certificate will be issued stating he/she is healthy to travel. The pup will arrive at your local international airport. You will be given all the specific pick-up details after your flight is booked.
Q: How do I hear about your future puppies?
A: Sign up for our email list on the "contact us" page.
Q: Do you have a health guarantee?
A: Yes, we have a 2 year congenital/hereditary health guarantee. Please read our sales contract for details on what's covered.
Q: What dog food are they eating?
A: Your new puppy will be used to eating Diamond Puppy food, it's easiest on your new pups system to stay on the same food as we have them on. This is the regular, not chicken flavored.
Q: What about vaccinations?
A: All our pups receive age appropriate basic puppy vaccines. You'll be given a health record listing the vaccines and dates of wormings for you to give to your vet.
It's very important to understand that puppies are not fully immunized until all the shots have been completed in the series through 16 weeks of age. You shouldn't socialize your pup around strange dogs until then. Be careful when walking them to avoid other dog waste during this time. Please do not take your pup to dog parks or pet stores until it is safe to do so!
Q: Are they socialized?
A: Very much so, they're handled multiple times a day once old enough. Kids of all ages play with the puppies at our house! This makes for a nice well-rounded puppy.
Q: What is an F1 Bernedoodle?
A: An F1 Bernedoodle is a first generation puppy bred between a purebred Bernese Mt Dog and a purebred standard Poodle.
Q: What are the benefits of adopting a Bernedoodle?
A: Bernedoodles are great for allergy sufferers as they will shed much less than a Bernese Mt Dog. They will have a longer lifespan than the average Berner, have the intelligence of a Poodle and the loveable charm everyone desires from a Berner!
Q: What size are standard Bernedoodles full-grown?
A: They will range in size from 50-70 lbs typically but of course can get larger but this is the average. We only offer the standard Bernedoodles at this time. We will offer various sizes in the future.
Q: Are Bernedoodles registered?
A: No Bernedoodles are a mixed breed and therefore cannot be registered with a purebred kennel club as they are not a recognized breed at this point. Perhaps in time they will be recognized with the AKC as they become more popular. However all of our adults are registered with the AKC, DNA'd & health tested.
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