WAGGING HEART KENNELS
"Doodles from our home to yours"
FAQ's on our Goldendoodles
Please read the following questions and answers to raise them.
Q. What is a standard goldendoodle and how much do they weigh as adults?
A. A standard goldendoodle is a cross between a golden retriever and a standard poodle. They
weigh between 50 and 80 pounds as adults.
Q. What is a miniature goldendoodle and how much will they weigh as adults?
A. A miniature goldendoodle is a cross between a golden retriever and a miniature poodle. They
will weigh between 20 and 45 pounds as adults.
Q. What is the difference between an F1 Goldendoodle and an F1b Goldendoodle?
A.The F1 Goldendoodle results from breeding a Golden Retriever to a Poodle. The F1b
Goldendoodle results from breeding an F1 Goldendoodle back to a Poodle which makes a more
allergy friendly dog because of the Poodle dominance. If a Miniature Poodle stud is used to breed
we then produce Miniature Goldendoodles (F1 or F1b).
Q. Do these dogs shed and if so how much?
A. These dogs are classed as a low to non-shedding dog. If they shed it will be moderate when
comparing it to a golden retriever. They have hair and not fur. The F1b goldendoodle is definately
better for the non-shedding characteristics.
Q. Are goldendoodles intelligent and what kind of personality do they have?
A. Goldendoodles are very intelligent dogs that will learn very quickly and have a wonderful, happy,
loving, and gentle temperament. They are said to get the intelligence from the poodle and the
friendliness from the golden retriever. So in other words you get the best of both breeds.
Q. Do you allow people to see the puppies before they have been vaccinated and
checked over by the veterinarian?
A. Yes, we do allow potential customers to see the puppies before they have been vaccinated and
checked over by our veterinarian. We will not allow you to handle them before they have been
vaccinated. The reason for this is for the health of our puppies. We want to be able to provide our
customers with a happy, healthy puppy that will be free of sickness and infectious diseases when
they take him/her to its new home.
Q. Will we be able to see both parents when we come to see the puppies?
A. You will see the mom to the puppies and possibly the dad as well, however our studs are family
co-owned and you may not be able to see him when the puppies are ready to go.
Q. Do you socialize your puppies in the weeks prior to them going to their new homes
and do you recommend training school for your puppies?
A. We spend an extensive amount of time with our puppies prior to them going to their new owners.
This is a very critical time of their lives and we want to ensure they have been well socialized for
their new homes.We highly recommend that you have your puppy enrolled in training school where
he or she will learn many valuable lessons that will make him the well behaved dog you hoped for.
The puppy will also learn how to interact with other dogs.
Q. What do your puppies all come with?
A. When you come to purchase your puppy it will have been dewormed twice, vet checked, given its
first vaccinations, and you will get a starter pack of puppy food. We also offer a two year written
guarantee against genetic defects. This covers the hips, eyes, heart, etc.
Q. Do you require any puppy applications or interviews prior to us buying a puppy from
A. No we do not require an application or an interview however we are very concerned that our
puppies go to good homes where they will be well taken care of and will see the vet when required.
So don't be surprised if we ask a couple of questions about you.
Q. What should we buy for our new puppy?
A. You should buy a nice sized crate, a collar and leash, and a bed for him to sleep on and claim as
his spot in the house. You should also purchase a quality whole life, all natural pet food. We feed
and highly recommend TLC Dog Food.
Q. Do you have any good websites I could go to for methods of puppy house training?
A. I have found an excellent website that has all the help you will ever need in the area of puppy
training. Go to www.perfectpaws.com
Q. Can we contact you about situations we encounter with our puppy after we purchase
A. Yes, feel free to contact us in the years ahead with questions you may have regarding your
puppy and we will try our best to fill you in with answers.
Thanks for taking the time to read this page and hopefully you are now filled in on
most of the questions you may have had!