FAQs

1. What Separates Sophie’s Goldendoodles From Other Breeders?

We are a full-time professional breeder that carefully selects our dog parents based on temperament and coat.  All of our puppies are genetically health tested and passed their OFA exams for hips and elbows.  What really separates us from other breeders is our honesty, kindness and willingness to do what is right.  So many breeders charge for little things.  They say they send home microchipped dogs, but you have to pay to register them (We register all of our dogs); they charge you just to meet you for at the airport (We will meet you at the airport, and even let you borrow our bag), they make claims that aren’t true (We always try to give you our honest opinion, even if we don’t get your business).  We try to stand out and we are told that we do!

2. What Will I Receive With My Puppy?

All puppy adoptions include the following:

  • Health Record including all shots and worming information
  • Sample of the puppy food it has been fed recently
  • Crate and health certificate from veterinarian (only if puppy is being shipped)
  • Written health warranty and bill of sale

3. What Do Your Puppies Cost?

Our puppies typically range from $1,650-$2,150 depending on the litter, type, sex, coat and demand. Standards (over 50 pounds) are $1,650; Mediums (35 to 50 pounds) are $1950; Miniatures (20 to 35 pounds) are $2,150, and Petites (Under 20 pounds) are $2,350.    Our dogs are bred for a specific market: people that want a superior quality family pet with the benefits of a “show” look. We breed puppies that have the following qualities: calm,smart, healthy, and an exquisite deep red or beautiful blonde coat. We are so confident in the health of our puppies that we offer a 5 year health guarantee against all genetic life threatening diseases.

4. Is There A Health Warranty?

All puppies come with a 5 year health warranty. This warranty requires that your puppy has a full health check within 28 days of taking your puppy home. If for any reason the puppy is deemed to be not be fully healthy, we will replace the puppy with a puppy from our next available litter. However, all shipping charges are non-refundable.  Why do we have a five year health warranty?  Because we have been doing this for 11 years, we believe in our dogs, and believe in what we do.  Other breeders may offer a five year health guarantee, but they require you to purchase their Life’s Abundance dog food to obtain the warranty. These breeders earn a profit off the dog food they sell.

5. When Can I Pick Up My Puppy?

Puppies can go home the Saturday after they turn 7 weeks old, unless I feel that their mother is still teaching them.  We have an hour long “Go Home Puppy Class” with a certified trainer free of charge to our owners on the Saturday the puppies go home.

6. Who Can Visit Puppies?

We only allow those who have a deposit and vested interest in our pups to come visit until they are 6 weeks of age. After the puppies are 6 weeks old, others are allowed to visit and hold the puppies.

7. Is Shipping or Flight Escort An Option?

Shipping:

We hand deliver our pups to the air terminal at the exact time they are required to be there,  where they are placed in a climate controlled cargo compartment. That way, puppies spend as little time in a crate as possible. Puppies are never drugged. They are shipped in a safe crate in which they can see out the sides and front with food, water, a toy and a blanket.

Shipping puppies takes a lot of time and planning to get the pup used to their crate and ready for their big adventure.

We can ship puppies within the continental United States. Alaska pups are shipped COD, United are paid by me and need to be reimbursed before shipping. Airport shipping is typically around $450 which includes a vet-health certificate and shipping crate.

 

Flight Escort:

For a $200 fee in addition to the lowest cost airline ticket we can obtain, our escort, can deliver your puppy to the closest major airport.  We usually ask that you meet our escort at the baggage claim.  The airlines charges an additional $100- $125 in addition to the airline ticket.

 

Meet you at the Airport:

We will meet you at the baggage claim if you choose to fly in to Boise to pick up your puppy.  We will not charge you to meet you at the airport and we even let our owners borrow our airline carrier if you promise to send it back.  If you would like, we can also order you a carrier and have it set up for your travel for an additional charge.