Frequently asked questions
what breeds of dogs do you currently breed?
We predominantly breed first and second-generation Cavoodles. However we do from time to time have litters of purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Miniature Poodles and we will be introducing Spoodles to our breeding program in 2020.
do you have any puppies available?
No, we don't. Should any puppies from litters become available they will first be offered to people already on the waitlist.
How long is the waitlist?
Currently, the wait time would be up to 24 months so we have decided to close the waitlist.
How much are your puppies?
Our "Oodle" babies are $4000 (incl GST) as of 1st July 2021.
Our Pure Bred CKCS and Poodle babies are $4800 (incl GST)
(This price is subject to change in July 2022 to reflect the rising costs of raising a litter of puppies.)
How do I get on your waitlist?
Unfortunately, our waitlist is closed. We will announce when we are re-opening the waitlist on our FB group and this website. We don't see this being until late 2021.
What is the difference between first and second-generation cavoodles?
First-generation Cavoodles are bred from a pure Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Miniature Poodle. Our second-generation cavoodles are bred from both parents being first-generation cavoodles. Temperament wise - the first and second-generation babies are much the same.
In terms of coat - we have found that the majority of our first-generation babies (once their adult coat has come in) are non-shedding. The coat of our second-generation babies can vary a little more. We have found that they can throwback to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel coat so mildly shed or throwing to the poodle coat and are more curly.
If you are an allergy sufferer, we recommend that you select either a first-generation baby or the poodle coat of the second generation babies. Please note: As always with crossbreeds there aren't any guarantees that your pup will be completely non-shedding.
What is the difference in temperament between male and female dogs?
Generally, males tend to be a bit more docile, loyal and ‘trainable” than females. Most assistance dog trainers recommend male dogs for training. However, each puppy’s personality is different and most of our babies are very even-tempered and we don’t often have any that are particularly quiet or shy. Females are also very loving and the breeds themselves are very sweet, affectionate and loyal, regardless of gender.
do your puppies come with papers?
Your "Oodle" puppy will come with lots of paperwork such as microchip form, health check papers, parents DNA testing reports etc. We also will supply you with information on your puppy’s parents and their health testing results if requested.
Our Pure Bred CKCSs, Poodles and Cocker Spaniels will come with pedigree papers with the MDBA.
what DNA testing do you do?
We do a full DNA genetic disease panel that is associated with that particular breed. We do this with Orivet Genetic Pet Care. Our CKCSs are also heart cleared yearly and our Mini Poodle sires and Cocker Spaniels have had their hips and elbows scored and passed. Our Poodles are also cleared for Luxating Patellas.
what guarantee will I get that my puppy is healthy?
We only breed from parents that are vaccinated yearly and are in perfect health and clear of inherited diseases and conditions. We also only breed from parents that have proven to have good, sound, happy confident temperaments and personalities. We will also never breed from a dog that has allergies of any sort. Although there is never any guarantee that a puppy is going to be born 100% healthy and clear of inherited conditions an adult, along with our DNA testing and clearance of parents and breeding only healthy, happy, sound dogs with fantastic temperaments - we do our best to eliminate any chances of breeding puppies that are nothing but sound of mind, sound of body.
Our babies are also checked every week from birth, by a Veterinarian and they get a full health clearance with a Veterinarian signed 10 point health checklist before going to their new homes.
I've messaged you and I haven't received a reply - have you received my email?
We generally aim to respond to emails within 48-72 hours - but during this crazy period, we have had quite a large increase in emails and messages. Please only email us as both Cath & Mel check this email and it allows us to reply.