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Frequently asked questions

what breeds of dogs do you currently breed?

We predominantly breed first and second generation Cavoodles. However from time to time we do have litters of pure bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Miniature Poodles and we will be introducing Spoodles to our breeding program in 2020.

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do you have any puppies available?

Chances are, no we don't as we have an 8-10 month waitlist. Should any puppies from litters become available they will first be offered to people already on the waitlist.

 

How long is the waitlist?

The wait list is currently 8-10 months as of mid 2019

How much are your puppies?

Our puppies, be they Cavoodles, Spoodles or pure bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniels or Poodles are all $2400.

How do i get on your waitlist?

We have decided to close waitlist to new applications for the remainder of 2019 as we have received many since opening it in June. This ensures that the wait for your baby won't be too long. We will revisit opening it again in early 2020.

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 - first and second generation are much the same. In terms of coat - the second generation Cavoodle tends to have a curly Poodle type coat and will be non-shedding. First generation Cavoodles can vary from a fleece coat to a wool coat and there is no guarantee that the fleece coat won’t shed. That said, to my knowledge, we have only had 2 or 3 puppies that MILDLY shed and we haven’t yet had any puppies with a full Cavalier straight coat.

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 puppy will come with lots of paperwork such as microchip form, health check papers, parents DNA testing reports etc. But “papers” in terms of parentage are only supplied by pure bred breeders. Pedigree papers give you information on the puppy's parents and lineage. We will supply you with information on your puppy’s parents and their health testing results.

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 sire has had his hips and elbows scored and passed (as recommended for Mini Poodles). 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?

​I generally answer my emails twice a week. We have a small hobby farm with our dogs, farm animals and puppies that I am constantly spending time with, as well as our own small children, so finding time to answer emails is sometimes tricky! I do endeavour to get back to you within a few days though! However if i have not answered you within a week then please send me another email just to make sure i have actually received it.