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The First 24 Hours with Your New Pup

24 Hours with Your Puppy

You got a dog! Congratulations! You just made a fantastic decision to adopt a new family member. If you are a first-time dog owner, you may be unaware of several things that may happen as soon as your new friend enters your household. We break down the first 24 hours with your new puppy.

From 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. -Puppies and Sleep at Night

Puppies and Sleep

The temptation to allow your friend to sleep in your bed is inescapable, but it is far better for your puppy to learn crate training at first. Your best bet is to let your puppy sleep near you to reassure them that they are not alone in a new environment. As a puppy becomes accustomed to its new surroundings, it will no longer fear any part of your home. Puppies will need to go out multiple times a night, so you should be prepared to wake up to crying for a couple of months.

You can even play soothing music for your puppy to help calm them at night. According to a study done on shelter dogs at the University of Queensland, music encouraged dogs to relieve stress and constant boredom. Through a Dog’s Ears, by Lisa Spector, is a clinically proven album of soothing piano music for your pet.

The first 4 Hours and Beyond: Be Aware of Small Bladders

Puppies continue to grow and change, and because of this, they are often not in control of their bladders. Most puppies at 14 weeks can only control their bladders for an hour. It is why you should create a schedule for when your puppy is able to go outside. When potty training your dog, it is best to let them go out frequently, so they can understand what spots in your yard are acceptable.

9 a.m. to Afternoon: Your Puppy is In It for Attention

Most people understand how much work a new pup is, but it should be said again: puppies are not just cute and adorable, they need constant care. A puppy can be left alone in a crate for a few hours if you need to run out to the store, but puppies are like babies. Puppies may sleep for over 16 hours each day but when they are awake, most furry friends will be attempting to cause mischief by biting household objects or stealing food. For the first few weeks, a puppy needs to be constantly corrected on what they can and cannot do. Therefore, it is your responsibility to contemplate how a puppy will fit into your schedule.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. -Be Aware that Puppies can’t Walk for Long

Puppies Can't Walk for Long

Yes, all dogs require some form of a daily walk, but puppies are special because they are still growing into majestic adults. As puppies develop, their bones are still growing. It is important to make sure your pup is not running up and down stairs. Depending on how large your dog will be, their bones may grow faster or slower.

Since puppies are so delicate, there are strict requirements on how long they should exercise. The rule of thumb taken from medical professionals is to exercise your dog “five minutes per month of age.” So, take it easy on your little buddy and wait until he is older to engage in anything extreme.

1 p.m. to 12 a.m. -And Most Importantly, Teach Your Puppy about Boundaries

Puppies are cute and wonderful, but you need to remember puppies are just like children. If you are a parent, you understand the importance of setting rules. Dogs remember certain things and record them in their brains. If you let your dog jump on the couch once, it will be difficult to teach him to not do it anymore. When you have an energetic pup, you can show them what is acceptable and what is not. Look for a great puppy socialization class near you when your friend reaches 7 weeks.  After that, you can sign up your friend for a proper training class at 6 months old.

But please remember, look for a trainer that uses positive reinforcements instead of punishments like prong or shock collars. Scientific data following the teachings of psychological behaviorism proves that harsh punishments can only cause your dog further anxiety instead of improving their behavior. So, make boundaries but do it in a loving way. You are never allowed to take out your anger or irritation on your cute pup.

From 24 Hours to Forever: Just Hang in There

As they always say, “the best things in life are worth waiting for.” Your pup may not be perfect and make a mess sometimes, but you still love them anyway. Getting a puppy is exciting and a lot of responsibility. If you persevere and remember our puppy rules, you’ll continue to grow a great relationship with your little fella.

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Picking the Right Pup

Picking the right puppy is a big decision, but we want to help!

There are puppies for sale but you need help deciding which to take home. Picking the right pup to bring into your life is difficult, but we hope to help you think it through.

We have identified the main areas of consideration when choosing your fur ever friend. These areas are breed and size, activity and exercise, along with time and place.

Nothing like picking the right puppy and see it running excitedly toward you.

Picking a Pup that is the Right Breed and Size

The breed of dog you will be owning makes a huge difference in their temperament, size, and overall cost.

Some breeds of dogs like Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, bulldogs, and newfound lands are naturally prone to being calmer and more friendly. Other breeds like pit bulls, Chihuahuas, and dachshunds can be prone to more aggressive behavior. That is not to say these are inherently safe or dangerous breeds, but that each breed is predisposed to a certain temperament, and that you should consider their nature when purchasing your pet.

For example, a smaller dog like a pug may save you money in food over their life-spans, but this particular breed of dog is prone to breathing and lung problems which can wind up costing you more money in veterinarian costs. The same is true of very large dogs as well, such as a Great Dane. Great Danes are prone to heart problems due to their massive size which can be taxing on their cardiovascular system. These cardiovascular issues can also lead to high vet bills so be aware of this before purchasing these, and similar, breeds.

Activity and Exercise

While you may think that activity and exercise are one and the same, there are some differences when it comes to keeping your particular breed of pet happy.

For example, a border collie is a high-energy, high-drive breed of dog which needs both mental and physical stimulation in the form of activities. Activities can include things like learning new tricks, obstacle courses, interaction with other animals, and of course physical exercise like walks and runs. If a highly intelligent breed of dog like this is left unstimulated, they can cause problems and become a nuisance to their owners and family members.

Other breeds like the bulldog are more suited to a companion lifestyle where they get enough exercise on a daily basis, but do not necessarily crave activity and stimulation like a border collie would. These dogs are best for elderly owners or people with small children who may interact unpredictably with the dog.

Think about how active you currently are, how active you want to be, and how much energy you are willing to expend on your pet. Knowing your limits and their needs will help keep both of you happy.

A group of puppies looking for a new home.

Time and Place

There are only twenty four hours in a day, and most of those are spent sleeping or working. How many hours do you have each day to dedicate to your dog?

The amount of time spent on your dog will largely depend on its age and activity level. Puppies, by nature, require significantly more time commitment. Picking the right pup will be largely based on your lifestyle. They need to go outside more frequently, exercise more frequently, and be monitored much more closely than a dog over the age of 2. Once your dog is accustomed to your schedule you can better plan your time, but during the early stages, be prepared to spend a ton of time with your puppy.

The place you live is also important when deciding the right breed. If you have a home with a backyard that is fenced in, your responsibilities will be a lot easier when it comes to potty training and light activities. If you live in an apartment or condo you will be limited to outdoors activities in designated areas or sidewalks.

Apartments and condos also typically have breed and weight restrictions along with pet deposits that you will want to be aware of. Review your lease agreement prior to making any final decisions.


Naturally, you will be tempted by the puppies for sale, but knowing everything that has been outlined above will help you make an informed decision and give you and your new puppy a fantastic life.

Still Can’t Decide on the Right Pup to Pick?

We get it! Picking the right pup is difficult. If you still need some help, Pedigree offers a quick quiz to see which breed may be best for you!

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New puppy giving you the blues? Here’s How to Handle it.

New pets are very fun and exciting, but can also bring in new stress into your life. It is important to process and accept these stresses and changes.

New Puppy Blues? Here’s How to Handle Them

You saw the “Puppies for sale” sign and you decided to fulfill your dream of pet ownership.
It is both a rewarding and exhausting process to own a pet – but you knew this before you invested in a lifelong partner. What you didn’t know was just how exhausting it truly is to own a new puppy.

Lately you have begun to have feelings of regret.
“Did I make a mistake?”
“Am I ready to own a dog for 10+ years?”

The good news is that these feelings are normal, and they have a name. These feelings are colloquially referred to as the “puppy blues” and they are temporary.

Signs and Symptoms:

You may be wondering if the “puppy blues” are what you’re experiencing. Sure you’ve got some frustration, but can it be classified as “puppy blues”? Signs that you may have the puppy blues include feelings of helplessness, anger and frustration, exhaustion, regret, buyer’s remorse, anxiety, feelings of being overwhelmed, resentment towards your dog, and feeling a loss of your freedom/time.

Symptoms that you may have the puppy blues include sleep deprivation, agitation, irritability, abnormally short temper, and erratic behavior towards others (not towards the puppy).


Tiredness during the early stages of dog ownership is an unfortunate and inescapable side-effect of the relationship. What matters most is how you deal with tiredness and how you can work to improve your, and your pup’s sleep. It is recommended that you and your pup sleep in separate rooms to maximize your potential for quality sleep. As tough as it may be to hear your puppy whine and cry during the night, these nights are necessary.

It is important to have your pet sleep in a crate during the early stages to ensure that they are in a safe, contained, and controlled space. It is not inhumane or cruel to confine your pet to a crate; in fact it is the safer way of treating them. Puppies are unpredictable and curious. Without the proper measures in place, they could hurt themselves and your property.

In order to maximize your sleep, try the following things:

  • Get a source of static noise. Something like a fan, sounds of nature, etc.
  • Keep your puppy’s crate in a room away from yours to cut down on the noise. 
    • It is OK to have them sleep with you the first night or two, but after that it is time for them to sleep alone.
  • Have a regular sleep schedule.
    • This will help potty train your puppy to know that at a certain hour they will go potty.
    • This will also help you track your sleep quality and make changes as needed.


Another crucial element to dealing with the “puppy blues” is setting and managing expectations. According to with a puppy you can expect to:

  1. Afford equipment, food, training and health care (The Cost of Owning A Dog)
  2. Spend time on potty training… and cleaning up the inevitable messes.
  3. Be woken up once or twice a night for potty breaks, possibly for weeks
  4. Spend time daily working on manners and basic obedience.
  5. Invest time and money in formal obedience classes.
  6. Have your belongings chewed or damaged (even after puppy proofing).
  7. Stay home because your puppy can’t be alone for long periods – even when you want to go out.
  8. Feel worried or anxious about your puppy’s health/diet/behavior

Puppies are new to the world and it is your role to acclimate them to this wonderful world in place of their mother through training and attention. Understanding these expectations will help you cut down on feelings of frustration and being overwhelmed.


The final element to dealing with “puppy blues” is knowing when, and not being afraid to ask for help.

Many of your friends, family, and neighbors will be so happy and excited to meet and play with your puppy. Don’t hesitate to ask someone if they can take your pup on a walk for you in the evening so that you can relax; if even for only an hour. These moments of down time will help preserve your sanity and energy levels so that you can focus on raising your puppy with the care it deserves.


The next time you see the “puppies for sale” sign, don’t be surprised if it feels like more than you bargained for.

By knowing the signs and symptoms, understanding the importance of sleep, managing expectations, and asking for help you will be able to combat the “puppy blues”; be it with your puppy or that of someone you know.
For more stories and to take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone, check out this link to forums discussing puppy blues.

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Puppies Desperately need Microchips Now

Pets after getting their microchip

So, you picked the right pup for you. Now, you must make sure they are safe! The simplest way to ensure the safety of your pet is to make sure that they are microchipped. In the United States, 6.5 million companion animals go to shelters every year and 1.5 million of these animals end up euthanized. Looking at the data above presents a compelling argument on microchipping your pet.

What is a microchip:

The RSPCA defines a microchip as a “permanent method of electronic identification.” At the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is a non-invasive and permanent safeguard against the possibility of your pet going unidentified if they are lost. Microchips implant into the animal subcutaneously – below the surface of the skin – via a hypodermic needle comparable to those used during routine injections for your pet. The microchip goes between the shoulder blades of your pet for easy scanning. The RSPCA also states, “Each chip has a unique number that is detected using a microchip scanner. The microchip number is recorded on a microchip database registry with details about the animal and the owner.”

Advantages of a microchip:

The main benefit of microchipping a pet is that it will be returned home. Based on a 2009 study from ScienceDaily, “the return-to-owner rate for cats was 20 times higher and for dogs 2 ½ times higher for microchipped pets than were the rates of return for all stray cats and dogs that had entered the shelters.” Every veterinary office or animal shelter will be able to easily and quickly identify your pet and get in contact with the owner.

Another advantage of microchipping is affordability. Petfinder estimates that the average cost of microchipping is a $45 one-time fee to implant the microchip. Afterward, you must register your pet in a national database for identification purposes. When compared to traditional identification methods such as physical ID tags which cost, on average $12 (not including the collar) it is easy to justify microchipping. The permanent nature of a microchip compared to the impermanence of a physical ID tag illustrates the value of microchipping. For less than $0.13 per day (over the first year) you can rest assured that your pet can be identified in case of emergencies.

Ease of installation is another advantage of microchips. With a quick and relatively pain-free procedure, the process of implanting a microchip is something that can be done during routinely scheduled veterinary visits. The entire process takes less than a minute and will not cause your pet any undue stress or harm. The best time to microchip a pet is when it is a puppy or kitten.

Next steps:

Contact your local veterinarian or animal shelter to get a quote on pricing for a microchip; if your pet does not already have one implanted. If your pet does have the microchip already, make sure you have updated your contact information.

Spread the word! Tell pet owners about the benefits of microchipping your pet! Your efforts could save someone’s pet from losing their family!

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7 Helpful Tips for Successful Puppy Training

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Are you getting a new puppy? Well, congratulations! It’s such a fantastic thing. By now, you have already decided on the breed you will get, or at least you’re looking at options. But something is lingering in your mind. How will I train it?

Obviously, this will be a new responsibility for you to ensure that the pet will behave appropriately. You don’t want your neighbors calling animal control because you’re unable to tame your dog.

So if you are looking for puppy training tips, here’s a comprehensive guide on the best ways to train your dog. Read further.

Successful Puppy Training Tips

There are many varieties of puppies; the Labradoodle, the golden doodle, and many more. To have them listen to your every command, make merry with your friends, and behave appropriately, you need to train them.

Training a pup is a whole pile easier with the right understanding of dog behavior and pack mentality. Plus of course, a bag of treats. That’s why these seven tips below will allow your training to be successful.

1. Give Your Puppy an Identity

Once you get home with your new puppy, it’s advisable to name him/her. Similar to when you get a baby, you want to name them and give them an identity. Try a name ending with a consonant to allow the puppy to hear it clearly, once called out.

If you buy an older puppy, you may find that they already have a name. You have the choice of changing it or embracing it. Just make sure it’s associated with something beautiful, warm, and loving. Remember that you will instruct them a lot of times and thus the name should be short and easy to pronounce.

2. Bond as much as You Can

It’s vital to have a relationship with the puppy during training. Especially during the first two to three weeks. Play with it, embrace it and socialize with it. It’s also an excellent time to introduce it to its environment and the surrounding people.

The process aims to open the puppy to a new world. The pet was probably at a place or facility, where their outside contact was limited and at times, never possible.

Taking walks creates a bond. Also, Let the pup meet its new family.

3. Define the House Rules

A good part of training a pup recommends having schedules and rules to follow. The goal is to bring order and control in the home with a new member to the family.

The schedule should table designated time against its designated activity. For example, what time to take the dog out to eliminate? What time does the pet eat? What time to nap? Who does what with the dog? This helps ensure that all the family members get quality time with the dog and the pet also gets some time alone to relax or nap.

Pup training dictates that limitations have to be set to avoid mistakes here and there – for example, no playing on the bed. These limits are not meant to be punishable acts per se. They are a way to guide the dog towards performing good behavior and refraining from bad habits.

Besides bringing order, house rules make it easier for you to train the pet even when you’re busy with other activities, like work. The schedule for the dog can be passed over to a caretaker or the kids.

4. Get a Crate for His Training

Buying a crate is the number one rule to puppy obedience training. Call it his or her private den, but it’s a secluded area where the dog can cool off without supervision. The privatized place could be his sleeping den where he gets to relax and nap.

A crate is essential for training the pup. A separate, yet secure place that feels like home is the right environment for the pup to sleep. You can customize the crate to fit the dog perfectly in size.

You can add accessories like a heater nearby or a water pen. Where you place the crate is also important. Ensure the area is somewhere dark and secluded to make it conducive for relaxation.

5. Be Consistent with the Commands

The hardest part about the training is teaching the puppy how to listen and pay attention. Especially for older dogs, their short spans of concentration makes it harder for them to attend to you. That is why you have to be consistent.

The usual commands simplify training for you. It’s a good idea to use the same easy phrases for common activities. For example, for places where they eliminate, or when you’re introducing them to a new concept. Teach them one phrase to follow throughout.

Treat every command with seriousness, so the puppy understands this isn’t a social call.

6. Rewards for Good Behavior

Pet training is quite easy as long as you understand the dog mentality. However, you may get a few setbacks from the puppy. Cleaning up their poop, washing your seats after they mess it up, and cleaning their crates.

Most dogs will perform a bad behavior, but its best to ignore it. You are advised to not physically punish the dog. This will make it less likely for them to perform the bad behavior again.

There is no point in secluding a dog as a form of punishment. It serves no purpose in training. Instead, the dog will wonder in confusion leading to distress.

7. End the Day with Compliments

To wind up on these obedience training tips, complete every day or every training session with compliments. Praise them and shower them with caresses, petting, or treats. It will entice them to do their next task, knowing they made you happy and proud of their efforts.

Find Your Next Puppy

Getting a puppy is a great experience. A new best friend to play with and walk with, in the park. But when you think about puppy training them, you get discouraged.

You don’t have to anymore. With these tips above, you can easily learn how to tame your puppy. Contact us, and let’s guide you as you get your next puppy.

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Less Hair, Less Sneezing: The Cutest Hypoallergenic Breeds of Dogs for Sale

Hypoallergenic breeds of dogs may be a smart move if you are an allergy sufferer.

Dogs are a man’s best friend unless you have allergies! For 10% of the U.S. population, pets irritate their sinuses and cause health problems. If you are included in this, then you should find breeds of dogs that won’t cause these issues.

Pet dander spreads from a dog’s coat, causing itching and burning sensations. Fortunately, hypoallergenic dogs can help. These types of dogs do not produce as much dander as other breeds.

If you don’t have a hypoallergenic dog, be sure to groom your furry friend often to reduce shedding. Clean their bed and keep your dog away from carpets to avoid spreading dander.

If you’re looking for hypoallergenic puppies for sale, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best purebred and mixed breeds to choose from.

Purebred Hypoallergenic Breeds of Dogs for Sale

If you’re looking for a purebred hypoallergenic pup, stick with poodles or a Shih Tzu. These dogs don’t shed and therefore won’t irritate your allergies.


Poodles naturally do not shed. They produce significantly less dander than other dog breeds. They’re non-shedding abilities make poodles a popular breed.

In addition to being easy on the nose, poodles are excellent family dogs. They are loyal, intelligent, and have fun personalities.

Poodles come in a variety of sizes, so you can select one that fits your living space. Choose from standard, miniature, and toy poodles. Smaller breeds are ideal for small apartments and city living while standard poodles need a yard to stretch their legs.

Miniature Schnauzers

Miniature Schnauzers are the smallest Schnauzer breeds. They have long lives and produce minimal shedding. This makes them ideal for owners who are prone to dog allergies.

The dogs stand 12 to 14 inches high. They have bushy bears that create a human-like expression. This breed may be salt and pepper colored or solid black.

Fearless without being overly aggressive, Minature Schnauzers are wonderful family dogs. They get along with kids and other animals. This breed loves to play during the day and cuddle up with you at night.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are more than 100 years old. They were bred in ancient Chinese, dating back to 1,000 B.C.

Originally from Tibet, Shih Tzu’s have long manes that don’t shed. They’re glamorous with agile bodies, making them popular show dogs.

hypoallergenic Shih Tzu puppy to grow about 10 inches and weigh 10 to 16 pounds. They require less than twenty minutes of exercise a day and live anywhere from 11 to 14 years. 

Since you won’t have to worry about shedding, Shih Tzus make excellent lap dogs. They love attention and will likely snuggle up with you at bedtime.

Yorkshire Terries

If you’re looking for a hypoallergenic puppy for sale that’s small and low-maintenance, Yorkshire Terries are the perfect match. These pups live 12 to 16 years and are playful, intelligent, loyal, and loving.

Yorkies are ideal apartment dogs and keep themselves entertained inside. They prefer warmer climates and don’t enjoy the snow. Your Yorkie will be an excellent guard dog and easy to train.

Despite their long coats, Yorkshire Terriers are hypoallergenic. Their fur is more similar to human hair than dog hair, so you won’t have to worry about these pups generating too much dander.


A Maltese won’t shed in your home and is safe for allergy-prone parents. These dogs are small, only about four to six pounds, and have long, silky fur. To keep their coat smooth and luscious, you should brush your Maltese frequently.

This type of puppy will live 15 to 18 years. A Maltese is an active, easygoing, and playful dog breed with a sweet temper. Males will grow up to ten inches in length while females reach nine inches.

Since they’re so small, a Maltese is ideal for apartment and city living. They don’t need a yard and will get enough exercising running around inside. They’re also well-suited for homes with kids.

Mixed Hypoallergenic Breeds of Puppies for Sale

If you want a mix of dog breeds, most hypoallergenic puppies are combined with poodles. Some of the best-tempered mixes include Goldendoodles, Cockapoos, and Yorkipoos.


Combine a Golden Retriever with a Poodle and what do you get? A beautiful and playful Goldendoodle. Since it’s mixed with a Poodle, Goldendoodle puppies completely hypoallergenic and allergy-free.

Goldendoodles are natural athletes and love to run. They’re not well-suited to small apartments and instead should live in homes with large yards. They require long walks and are excellent hiking buddies.

Since their mixed with Golden Retrievers, Goldendoodles are a medium-sized dog. They can weigh anywhere from 30 to 45 pounds.

This mixed dog breed is easy-going and loves other animals. They’re perfect if you already have pets and are looking for a puppy that will mix in well with your bunch.


Cockapoos are a mix between Poodles and Cocker Spaniels. They are one of the oldest known designer dog breeds and do not shed. This means they’re suitable for dog lovers prone to allergies.

Cockapoos love attention and like to be by your side. They’re happy dogs that love meeting new people. They’re a cat and dog-friendly breed.

This type of pup is often used as a therapy dog. They provide affection and comfort to people in need, such as those suffering from mental illness or traumatic events.

Your cockapoo is easy-to-train and has high intelligence levels. They’re outgoing and tend to weight 12 to 24 pounds. Most Cockapoos live to be 14 to 16 years old.


Yorkshire Terries mixed with a miniature Poodle creates a Yorkipoo. These dogs are small, friendly, and hypoallergenic.

Keep in mind these dogs have a tendency to bark. They may not be the best if you have close neighbors.

Your Yorkipoo will love to play and lay in your lap when he or she is tired. They can jump high and are great at playing fetch.

Yorkipoos can weigh anywhere from three to 14 pounds. Their lifespan is 10 to 15 years. Yorkipoos won’t shed and are loyal to their owners.

Find Your Perfect Pup

If you have allergies, there’s still a dog out there for you. Between the purebred hypoallergenic pups and mixed breeds of dogs, your new best friend is waiting for you to bring him or her home.

Discover more hypoallergenic puppies for sale on our website. We work with high-quality breeders to bring you healthy and happy dogs. Contact us to learn more.

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Top 7 Reasons to Own a Goldendoodle Puppy

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Having a pet in your home is good for your health. In addition to decreasing blood pressure, and cholesterol, having a pet can also help us get through big life changes by providing a friendly and exciting face every time we come home.

Owning a dog provides comfort, keeps us active, and helps us be social. But with so many breeds currently available, it can be tough narrowing down the search! It’s also important to think about the commitment and resources it takes to have a dog.

Ready to add a four-legged friend to your family? Considering a Goldendoodle puppy? We promise you it’s a smart choice.

If you need more convincing, read below for seven of the top reasons why a Goldendoodle will be the perfect new companion.

1. Hypoallergenic

Unfortunately, many people are allergic to dogs. The good news about Goldendoodles is that even if you get the sniffles with your neighbor’s dog, they won’t bother you.

The breed is mostly non-shedding (depending on the litter lineage) and classified as hypoallergenic. The latter means they have significantly less dander than other breeds.

Pups from a full-blood Poodle and full-blood Golden Retriever will have some shedding, while a pup bred from a full-blood Poodle and Goldendoodle will have no shedding.

Minimal shedding also means less vacuuming and the ability to wear black without being covered in dog hair!

As a designer breed, they also are themselves much healthier than full-blood breeds. This is known as hybrid vigor.

Conditions like hip-dysplasia and arthritis that are common in Golden Retrievers are less common in the Goldendoodle for this reason.

2. A Very Smart Puppy

A Goldendoodle will prove to be a very smart household pet. As both parent breeds receive high marks in intelligence, your new puppy will be easy to train.

Don’t have any experience with training a dog? Don’t worry. The breed will surprise you with how quick it takes to instruction. They love to please so will work hard to do what you want.

Just remember to be patient. They are a puppy after all. Start with the basics like sit, stay, and come. Then work on getting your puppy to walk on a leash as they will require plenty of exercise.

Due to their intelligence, Goldendoodles also make great service animals. If you require a therapy or guide dog, the breed may be the perfect match.

3. They Like to Snuggle

Dogs bring comfort and are essentially alive teddybears. With their fluffy soft hair, Goldendoodle puppies make excellent snuggle or cuddle buddies.

While we suggest crate training when you first get your pet, many owners eventually allow their beloved dog to sleep with them in their bed.

Don’t forget that different sizes of Goldendoodles are available. For example, miniature Goldendoodles are bred through a Toy Poodle instead of a Standard Poodle.

4. Perfect for Children of All Ages

When adding a four-legged friend to a family where children are present, it can be scary picking the best breed. You want a playful pup that will be gentle, but also want a dog that can protect your family when needed.

Goldendoodles have one of the most pleasant natures out of all dogs. As Golden Retrievers are renowned as an amazing family dog, your Goldendoodle will be sweet and loyal.

The breed is also rarely aggressive, which is important as young children can sometimes bump dogs or take their toys without realizing.

As far as protection, Goldendoodles certainly can pack a ferocious bark that likely will scare off potential dangers. The good news is that even though they sometimes bark, they rarely advance and bite.

5. Friendly with Other Dogs

Just like with children, Goldendoodles are great around other dogs. They won’t bark or chase others. Socializing your dog with others is important.

Consider finding a local dog park. While there your dog will make some friends, but you will also get a chance to socialize with owners.

This can provide a chance to swap advice on any puppy problems and become more connected to your community. Just make sure that your puppy is up to date on all his shots before doing too much socializing.

6. A Goldendoodle Puppy Will Love Adventure

While the breed will happily chill out with you on the couch, they love to be active. They have high levels of agility so are a great choice for a family who wants to be active.

Average Goldendoodles can range from 50-100 pounds and will happily accompany you on walks, hikes, and even runs! Just make sure to have plenty of water for both you and your pup.

Other activities they enjoy include fetch and frisbee.

They especially love outdoor activities involving the water. Most Goldendoodles love anything to do with water: beaches, creeks, swimming pools. Just keep clear when your pup decides to shimmy shake dry!

7. Low Grooming Maintenance

Although they are bred from Poodles, don’t start stressing out about maintenance. While it’s true that Poodles require quite extensive and regular grooming appointments, your Goldendoodle won’t.

Getting and a comb/brush through every few weeks will be more than sufficient. Expect to have a professional groomer trim their hair every once in a while too. During this appointment, they will also trim their nails.

Time to Add a Furry Friend to Your Family

Is your mind made up yet? As you can see, there are many reasons for adding a Goldendoodle puppy to your family is a great decision. The love and excitement a puppy can bring to a family are vast.

A Goldendoodles puppy is easy to train, will play well with children, and be an overall great life companion.

Eager to find your new furry friend? Check out this guide full of tips for selecting the best possible breeder!

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On the Hunt: How to Find the Best Goldendoodle Puppy Breeders


A cross between a golden retriever and a poodle, the Goldendoodle dog breed has become popular worldwide since it first touched the hearts of dog lovers everywhere in 1990. Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic and extremely intelligent, making them great pets for anyone.

Goldendoodles are a highly requested breed of dog, but since they’re a ‘designer’ breed, you’re going to need to find Goldendoodle puppy breeders. These people can make sure that the newest addition to your family is everything you want and more.

Here, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Goldendoodles and how to get one from a responsible breeder.

Look At Images

Have you ever dreamt that someone would tell you to research a major life decision by looking at puppy pictures on Pinterest? It might seem too good to be true, but when looking into getting a new addition to your family, that’s exactly what you need to do.

Scrolling through images of designer-bred dogs not only allows you to get excited to get your own, but it also serves a practical purpose. There are different colors and styles of Goldendoodles that you can look through on sites like this. By scrolling through these sites, you’ll get a clearer picture of what you want your designer dog to look like.

Look through pictures on Pinterest. It’s a diverse site, and it will allow you to set up a board really easily that you can pin pictures of pups that you especially like to.

Research Goldendoodle Puppy Breeders

Pinterest and other image sites are great places to begin researching the style of puppy you want, but it’s also important to research the right breeder for you. Different breeders have different styles of dog breeding and some will be able to serve your needs better than others.

There are a lot of breeders out there who already have puppies that you can choose from. For example, the adorable Goldendoodle here is a purebred puppy that is already waiting to be adopted!

Most breeders also have the option to allow you to customize your furry friend. If, say, you want an ink-black Goldendoodle, these breeders can put parent dogs together that will make that happen. All you have to do is say the word!

Learn About Dog Breeding

Before you go to a dog breeder, you also probably should understand how dog breeding works. There are a lot of misconceptions about breeding out there, such as people believing it’s immoral. But this isn’t the case at all!

Breeding dogs is a 100% ethical process in which two dogs are assessed to make sure that they not only have good genes that will interact well together, but also the make sure that they have personalities that mesh. Contrary to popular belief, breeding dogs are treated very well and will not be forced to breed if they are aggressive or reluctant.

Dogs will be examined for their health and their ages will be checked before they are paired up. The breeder will then wait for them to go into heat before deciding what to do next. One option is obviously the natural breeding process, but artificial insemination can be an ethical and painless alternative.

In the end when the pups are delivered, they are well-fed and taken care of. Then they are sent off to their loving forever homes!

Breeding Responsibly

That being said, it’s still important to make sure you’re finding a responsible breeder. Dog breeding is inherently an ethical, good process, but there are still a lot of rotten eggs in the industry. Establish a rapport with the breeder whose services you’re using and observe the premises.

It’s also important to look at the way that the animals are interacting with the breeder. Do they seem happy and well-treated? If the answer is yes, then you’re good to go. If not, it might be a good idea to find a different breeder!

Check out this page to learn about the ethical ways that animals are bred in our facilities. It’s important to make sure that your breeder is USDA approved, and a list like this lays it all out in the open.

Look Into Finances

One thing that you need to be mindful of when selecting a breeder is your finances. How much will it cost to get the designer dog that you want? Of course, you’re probably ready to make this investment, but it’s worthwhile to check out prices to see exactly how much you’re going to need to put out there.

The best breeders offer financing options and budgeting when helping you create the dog you’ve always dreamed of. These options allow the new dog owner to set up a payment plan with the breeder. This helps you to not have to fork over an unreasonable amount of money all at once.

It’s really simple to qualify for community finance budgeting for dog breeding, too. All you really have to do is have a stable job and an open checking account with a reasonable amount of money in it, which you should have if you want a happy dog with a happy life, anyway!

The Best Bark For Your Buck

Getting a purebred Goldendoodle is a long and expensive process, sure, but you’ll be fine if you do your research on dogs and finances and understand how breeding works. Plus, it’s more than worth it when you meet your perfect new fur baby for the first time. 

Now that you know all about Goldendoodle puppy breeders, check out our contact page to get you started on getting your dream dog.

Have fun with your new friend!

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8 Questions to Think About Before Buying a Puppy

buying or adopting a puppy and what you need to know

You see a sign that says a home close to you has puppies for sale. How exciting! You may have been thinking of buying a puppy or adopting a dog to keep you company.

Wait a second. First, you must ask yourself if a puppy is really right for you? Are you sure you’re ready for that type of responsibility?

When you are interested in buying a puppy, you have to make sure it is a healthy choice for you and the little pup. Here are 8 questions to ask when you are thinking of getting a puppy.

1. Buying a Puppy is a Commitment

Buying a new pet, no matter what type is always some type of commitment. A puppy, however, is a large commitment because of the energy and time required to make them comfortable in a new home.

The biggest thing to remember is that this puppy will rely on you for the rest of his or her life. If you aren’t ready for that yet, that’s perfectly fine! Know yourself and what you are prepared to handle.

2. Buying a Puppy at the Right Time

Is now the best time for you to get a new puppy? Are you home often enough to be a good caregiver to a pet? Do you have the resources financially to care for your puppy?

These are important questions that need to be considered before anything else. There are things to ask when buying a puppy that will help you figure out if you are going to be able to care for the puppy as needed.

Do you have the right temperament? Are you able to adjust your own lifestyle to meet the needs of your new dependent? What are the real reasons you are interested in getting a puppy and are they justifiable?

3. Know Your Breeds and Personalities

Not all dogs are the same and puppies will have a variety of personalities. If you want to get a certain breed of puppy, you need to do your research to learn about common personality traits and other aspects that may help you be a good owner.

So many times when a pet ends up at a shelter or somewhere else, it is because the owner did not know what they were getting into. Getting a high energy dog when you are a low energy person is not a good fit. Getting a puppy that grows into a large dog when you wanted to have a lap dog forever is not going to work.

Doing your research to know more about how your puppy will be as an adult is very important because you want to be the best caregiver you can for your pet. If you don’t, why do you want a pet in the first place?

4. A Pet-Friendly Home

Having a small home may not be the best thing for a puppy that will grow into a large dog. Having a home with no toys, comfortable spots to relax, or proper places to go outside is probably not a good living space for a pup.

Make sure that you have the means to make your pet comfortable in your home, regardless of the type of home you have. A large dog can be happy in an apartment, for example, but only if the pet owner knows what they need to do to make their pet comfortable.

5. Training a New Puppy

When you get a puppy without any training, it can be so hard to start the process. If you don’t have the time to commit to training, you will have a hard time getting a puppy that is well-behaved and knows what they need to do.

You need to know what to ask when buying a puppy. If you are buying from a licensed breeder, you need to know what type of training they have received (if any) and what the puppy already knows.

Younger puppies will not have had any training, but if the puppy is a few months old, it is likely that they at least know something and it would help you to learn this about your new pet.

6. Adjusting Your Lifestyle

The lifestyle you have may not fit the needs of a new puppy. If you are gone all the time, who will the puppy socialize with or spend time around to learn the things they need to know?

If you are really lazy and your puppy is high energy, what can be done to solve this problem? You may need to make some lifestyle changes on your own to meet the needs of your puppy. Although this can seem like a difficult task, choosing to adopt or buy a puppy means you are agreeing to care for this pet to the best of your ability.

7. Buying a Puppy the Best Supplies

There are a lot of things that a dog needs when they are older, but a puppy needs even more supplies! You have to get dog bowls, a leash and collar, food, toys, training tools, and much more.

The basics are fine, but many like to give their pets all that they can so the pet can thrive. Make sure that you can not only afford the basics but that you are able to adequately provide food and other things as needed.

You may also want to remember that the cost of the veterinarian and other services your pet may need, such as grooming, can add up. Do you have the financial means to care for your puppy?

8. Identification and Tags

Many are now choosing to get a microchip implanted into their furry friends just in case they are ever lost. At the very least, having an ID tag with your name and phone number on it is crucial.

This is part of taking care of a pet. Sometimes, your pet may get out and may run off. You need to make sure there is some way for you to get your puppy back if this does happen.

It is a cost but worth the investment to ensure the safety of your pet!

Ready to Find Your Furry Friend?

As you can see, buying a puppy is more complicated than just going to get a new pet. You have to think about a lot of factors.

Most dogs live for many years and require a lot of care. They will rely on you for love and care, are you ready?

Want to learn more about getting a pup? Feel free to contact us to see how we can help.