FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
We are located in Bradenton, Florida, just north of Sarasota.
How do I reserve one of your puppies?
To reserve a puppy, you only need to complete a simple two-step process. First, complete and submit
our Puppy Application. Second, within three (3) days after we notify you by email that your application is approved, make a $400 deposit.
Reservations are then assigned on a first-in/first out basis. This means that priority in selection of puppies is given based on when each deposit is received, so the person(s) who make the earliest deposit is(are) given the first selection, the next earliest the second selection, and so on.
Can I reserve a puppy in advance?
Yes, and it is a good idea to do so. Because Goldendoodle, Labradoodle and Bernedoodle puppies are so much in demand, and so many of our pups are either reserved in advance or reserved so quickly once a litter arrives, we recommend that you place a deposit on a puppy in a future litter to increase the chances of getting a puppy you want. We maintain reservation lists for all future litters.
How much will my puppy cost?
Prices vary depending on type of doodle, coat, color and configuration. For more information on our pricing policies, please see the Pricing/Reservation/Deposit page, above or call us at 941-538-8139.
Do you have any discounts for your puppies?
Yes, we have the following discounts:
1. A discount of $100 if you reserve your puppy before his or her litter is born.
2. A discount of $100 if you purchase more than one puppy from us, whether from the same litter or from different litters.
3. A discount of $100 if you refer someone to us who buys one of our puppies. This discount applies even after you purchase (we will send you a check for the discount amount).
4. A discount of $100 for all first responders, active duty and retired military and teachers.
5. In recognition of the difficulty of losing a beloved pet, a "bereavement" discount of $100 to anyone who has recently lost one of man's best friends.
[Please note: Discounts cannot be combined, Only one discount per puppy.]
What does the price of the puppy include?
The price includes:
A family-raised, well-adjusted, socialized, veterinarian-checked and certified healthy Peanut Butter Doodles puppy of your choice.
Weekly email updates, including pictures of the puppies and other information, so you will be well-prepared to make your puppy selection.
Weekly updates of our website so you can watch the puppies grow.
A Health Certificate from our veterinarian.
Age-appropriate vaccinations, de-wormings and vet checks.
A blanket that smells like your puppy's mom, to help in the transition to your home.
A puppy chew toy.
A three-day supply of puppy food.
Samples of puppy treats.
An information folder with information about your puppy as well as some care and training information.
Lifetime support from Peanut Butter Doodles.
Lifetime re-homing for your puppy, if it becomes necessary.
When and how do I pay for my puppy?
First you make a $400 non-refundable deposit. This deposit is due within 3 days of the acceptance by us of your Puppy Application. The entire deposit amount is applied to the total price. The balance of the price is due within 5 days after you select your puppy. [See below for Puppy Selection information.]
Payments of the deposit and the balance of the price are to be made by Zelle (addressed to 941-538-8139, with Ken Buckwalter as the recipient). We also accept major credit cards (with an additional fee).
Why is the deposit non-refundable?
Reservation deposits made by people who are just shopping different litters or who are not committed to adopting a puppy from us can make it unfair to others who are serious about adopting one of our puppies. This can give a false sense to serious buyers about when they can get a puppy from us.
Also, we spend a great deal of time and effort communicating and working with families that make reservations. Just as your time is valuable to you, so is ours valuable to us. So, if a family decides not to take one of our puppies, we still expect to be compensated for our time and effort; the deposit covers this.
Is the non-refundable deposit transferable to another litter?
Yes. If you are unable to pick a puppy that you want from the current litter (for example, if you want a male puppy and there are only females available when it is your turn to pick) you can transfer the deposit to a future litter. This can be done onto successive litters for up to 12 months from the time you initially elect to make such a transfer.
When do I get to pick out my puppy from the litter?
Selection of the puppies will start when the puppies are at least four weeks old. We will notify each person or family with a reservation when he/she/they can make a selection and which puppies are then available.
When can I get my puppy?
We believe that the puppies should not be put in a new home until they have matured to at least 8 weeks old. So we will establish their delivery date based on that maturity, and we will advise you of that date when the puppies are born.
How can I get my puppy?
You can pick up your puppy at our location after their final vet check, after the puppies are eight weeks old. Delivery of your puppy to you within certain locations in Florida is available by separate arrangement; please inquire. If you live outside Florida, we have excellent puppy transport available to get your puppy delivered to you.
Can I come to visit my puppy before he/she is delivered to me?
Yes, and we encourage you to visit. For a number of reasons (including our concerns for the general health and safety of the puppies and their mom, and the fact that we raise the puppies in our home and do not have an office or kennel that you can visit) we allow visits only by appointment and under supervision. We will also be happy to arrange a Facetime visit to help you select a puppy; in addition, we will send you regular emails with pictures of the puppies showing their growth and appearance. Once you select your puppy, we will be happy to arrange an additional Facetime (or other online) visit for a more interactive experience. This visit has come to be one of the favorite events of waiting for the pups to mature.
Can you explain the generational designations for your doodle puppies?
Doodles are created initially by breeding a purebred doodle with a purebred dog of another type. For example, a goldendoodle is a cross of a poodle with a golden retriever and a labradoodle is a cross of a poodle with a labrador retriever. A bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle
The designation of generations by the letter F and a number indicate the percentages of each type of dog existing in the new puppies and/or the generation of the puppy:
For example, an F1 Goldendoodle is a dog that is 50% purebred Poodle and 50% purebred Golden Retriever. An F1b is created by breeding an F1 Goldendoodle back with a purebred Poodle, and is therfore 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. An F1bb (or F1b2) is the result of breeding an F1b Goldendoodle back with a purebred Poodle, and is therefore 87-1/2% Poodle and 12-1/2% Golden Retriever Breeding back with a Poodle reinforces some of the great qualities the Poodle has, such as a no-shedding coat, intelligence and friendliness.
Other F numbers (e.g., F2, F3 and so on) indicate multi-generational breeding.
[These same designations apply to all types of doodles in like fashion.]
Our current moms are an F1b Goldendoodle, an F1b Labradoodle and an F1b Bernedoodle, and are being bred with studs that are pure Poodle or that are F1 or F1b doodles.
Do your puppies have non-shedding coats and are they hypoallergenic?
It is impossible for us to 100% guarantee that our puppies won't shed at all, but they are highly likely not to.
Most first generation (F1) doodles shed lightly; some can have moderate shedding. They are generally compatible with families having mild allergies.
F1B cross doodles (like our moms) have a higher success rate of being non-shedding dogs. F1B doodles are generally very low-shedding dogs, and are compatible with families with moderate to severe allergies. Our moms shed very, very little.
F1bb cross doodles (like some of our puppies) have an even greater chance of being non-shedding, because of the higher percentage of Poodle in their genetic makeup.
Are you a breeder?
We consider ourselves to be home breeders, as we do not maintain a kennel, and we use a professional stud service to do the actual breeding. We focus our efforts on birthing the puppies (a fantastic experience), raising them (a lot of work) and finding them loving families (very rewarding).