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Frequently Asked Questions
Why don't you have a standard waiting list? After 10 years of managing a waiting list we have decided to venture out and do it differently. We feel it is better for the family adopting, and for us! With this process you are not putting several deposits in with numerous breeders in hopes of getting a puppy of you dreams. And possibly waiting years for that opportunity. And we are able to spend all those hours with our puppies and dogs instead of managing the waiting list. -We do NOT take a deposit. -We do NOT have a waiting list.
Is this process stressful? It can feel stressful on adoption morning. I would recommend having 1-3 puppies picked out for your family. If you are not very techy it would be nice to find someone to help you with the checkout part, it's not hard but if you are not used to checking out online it could be overwhelming. We have been doing a waiting list for a decade now and it to is stressful on selection day! The good news is that Bernedoodles in general have a very even temperament so much of the choosing is based off of your color and coat preference.
While all adoptions can feel a bit overwhelming or stressful it is also a very exciting time! And in all the years of doing this I have never had anyone say I wish I would have chosen a different puppy! It always seems to work out as it should! So have fun with it and don't stress!
How much are your puppies? Our puppies are priced based on temperament, color, confirmation and coat and range from $5,000 to $8,000. Prices of each puppy to be determined at 5-6 weeks of age shortly before they are posted for adoption.
What are my payment options: Square Business excepts Visa, MasterCard, Amex, & Discover in debt or credit. The credit card fee is payed by us. *Before you purchase we recommend notifying your credit card company or bank in case they flag it as a fraudulent purchase. Let your bank or credit card company know you will be making this purchase from 406 Acres LLC. This will eliminate any stress upon adoption day!
When are your puppies available for adoption? Between 5 and 6 weeks old. At this age we have a good sense of coat, personalities, size & confirmation. Once a litter is born the adoption day and go home date will be listed. How do I know when puppies are coming? -Breeding plans will always have a button under "puppies", that page is always updated when we have any new news. -Once the litter is born I will post one picture of the litter, the number of puppies, sex and colors we had. -I will also post the date that the puppies will be available for adoption as well as the open house date. -Occasionally I will put a picture or video on FaceBook & Instagram -Then at 6-7 weeks of age I will put each puppy on this website, with numerous pictures, video, coat type, temperament breakdown and prices .
Why are your prices higher than most other breeders? We go by the old stand by "anything worth doing is worth doing well" or in our minds excellent! A great puppy starts with great parents, we look at health, temperament and confirmation, all three of these are a must. And a happy mama and papa also play a huge roll, so lots of attention, free leash walks, on leash training, swimming or romping in the snow, are all in a daily routine for our adult dogs. We do NOT have kennel dogs! It is a huge priority at 406 that our dogs have an outstanding life! Our puppies are exposed to a whole list of socialization and handling everyday so that all 406 puppies go to their new homes with the correct start. Not to mention all the office work, grooming, sanitizing and cleaning it takes to be sure our doggies are healthy, clean and happy! We have a high standard of what is acceptable, and that takes lots of time, which also means lots of financial investment. But with that comes an amazing outcome! We LOVE what we do, we have the best family and employees that poor their heart and soul into every heart beat on this place daily! Check out 406, you won't be disappointed.
Steps to getting a 406 Cavapoo! 1.) Fill out an application, get approved. (We will chat on the phone once you submit your application.) 2.) We will give you the password on the phone when we talk. The password will get you into the preparation page and the adoption page once it goes live. 3.) Follow and Like us on social media. 4.) We will post puppies occasionally on the website and social media so you can see them growing up. 5.) Every puppy will have a full profile breakdown of temperament, coat, parents, go home, price, & estimated adult weight etc. 6.) The adoption date will be posted on the litter page after the puppies are born. All adoptions go live at 10am mountain time on the date posted for that litter. If you have a an approved application you can click on the "adopt" button and pay immediately for the puppy you want.
Once you adopt your puppy I will call you to set travel plans, get your Instagram name for the litter group and to give you the password for the preparation page so you know what you need to have when your puppy comes home.
***NO one will get to adopt a puppy without an approved application!*** Do you offer continued training? Turnkey puppies? Yes! Please visit the "turnkey page" under puppies.
What options do I have to get my new puppy home? -You can drive to Bozeman, MT to get your puppy directly from us. -You can pay myself or one of our drivers to meet you part way to get your puppy. Cost is just the government set rate per mile, both directions. -You can fly into BZN to get your puppy. Either by coming to our home or I can meet you at the airport with your puppy if you are flying right back out. -We can also have a fly nanny that flies all over!
Do you book the fly nanny if that is how we want our puppy to go home? No, we let you take care of that, this way there is less chance of a miscommunication and you are able to book whom you feel most comfortable with. We do have a recommended fly nanny that we have worked with listed on our "preparation" page. Once you book your fly nanny you just need to stay in touch with us on the go home and if a health certificate is needed.
Adopted a 406 Cavapoo? Whats next? First off, congratulations on adopting a 406 Cavapoo! We are excited to embark on this journey with you! In the following days after you have adopted your puppy here is what to expect... 1. You will receive an email from us outlining your go-home options, our fly nanny's information and how to proceed. 2. We will recommend you read through our puppy preparation and FAQ page thoroughly. 3. We will send you a contract via email. You will be directed to use Docusign as the secure method of signing and sending the contract back to us. 4. We will remind our buyers that we have a Turnkey Training program for those who are interested. 5. We will create an instagram group for each of our litters. You will be able to follow along with your puppies litters mates as everyone begins the journey of raising a 406 Cavapoo! Please think of the instagram handle you would like to use. It can be your personal Instagram handle or a new one that you create for your puppy. 6. We will send any other additional or useful information over that we feel will help make this process a smooth and easy transition! 7. Look out for the "next step" email and contract within days of adopting a 406 Cavapoo!
When can I get my puppy? 8 weeks old
How much time do I have to pay for my puppy? We do not take any deposits but once you decide on a puppy full payment is due immediately.
How can I tell if I am allergic to a Cavapoo? If you live near us we are happy to set up a time for you to meet a Cavapoo and see how you react to it. If you are allergic to a dog licking you, you will most likely be allergic to all dogs even non-shedding ones. These dogs do tend to do well with people that have allergies. Do you have a health guarantee, or a puppy contract? Yes, it is under the puppies button.
What airport are you near if I want to fly in to get my puppy? Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, BZN is the code. We are located 15 minutes west of Bozeman and 20 minutes from the airport.
Do I get to pick my puppy or do you the breeder pick my puppy? Yes, I will give you all the information and details I can about each puppy so that you can make the best decision for you and your family. We will have a visiting day the day before puppies come up for adoption so you can meet them in person or FaceTime with us. One of the wonderful things about Cavapoos is how even temperament they are, that helps with making you decision too!
Fly Nanny/Puppy go-home Information Fly Nanny: We have used Paul Ruhl for several years and everyone has been very happy with his services, Paul loves dogs and is careful with our fur babies! Paul does NOT fly standby so his prices will be a bit higher than some nanny services. You are welcome to contact anyone you feel comfortable with for Nanny services. If he is able he will take two at once to the same area to try to save you a little money. The two of you can work this out. Paul will bill for his services separately. If you would like to book Paul please text him 406-920-1423
airport 1st and 2nd option
go home date
your puppies litter name
please keep in mind that a $50 health certificate from our vet will be required on top of Pauls prices. We pay for this charge if your puppy is flying to it's new home.
Additional Information about options to get your puppy home to you! -You can drive to Bozeman, MT to get your puppy directly from us and meet the parents, etc! -You can pay myself or one of our drivers to meet you part way to get your puppy. Cost for this option is the government set rate per mile. -You can fly into BZN to get your puppy. Either by coming to our home or we can meet you at the airport with your puppy if you are flying right back out. -PetSafe is sometimes an option to fly your puppy with an airline in a pressure and temperature controlled area. Cost is generally $500-$650 with crate, health cert, taxes and flight. -Fly nanny of your choice -As mentioned before the fly nanny we have used in the past is wonderful but can be booked up quick when we have lots of puppy go homes! His name is Paul Ruhl. Please reach out to him if you wish to use him as a fly nanny once you have adopted a 406 Bernedoodle from us. His cell # is 406-920-1423 -Another resource to get your puppy home to you is TLC Flight Nanny. This option requires you to make contact with TLC Flight nanny to discuss the details of getting your puppy home to you safely! This is a newer option for us so please give us feed back if you choose to use a nanny from TLC, thank you! . https://tlcflightnanny.com
Additional Adoption Options for those equipped & interested... 1.) Purchasing Breeding Rights Are you interested in purchasing breeding rights from us? If so, this may be an option for you! We are offering breeding rights to future buyers for $8,000-$10,000 depending on the puppy. If you choose this option you will pay for the price of the puppy and the additional cost of the breeding rights. What this option allows you is a guaranteed puppy from us! As breeders we will always have 1st pick of the litters. So, if you buy breeding rights from us you will have 1st or 2nd pick of the litters we have up for adoption depending on our needs. You will sign a breeding rights contract from us to ensure ethicacy and the responsibility you will have for your puppy and this process. We understand that this may not be an option for everyone. In addition, you do not have to breed your Cavapoo if you purchase breeding rights from us, it is solely an option for you and a way to receive 1st or 2nd pick from our Cavapoo litters. Please reach out to us directly via text, call or email if you are interested in this option!
2.) 4 Month Minimum Turnkey training with Quincy Are you interested in our Turnkey training program? If so, this may be an option for you! We are offering an opportunity to have pick of the litter after 406 and those folks who have purchased breeding rights from us. What this means is that you will be able to have a guaranteed Cavapoo from us if you choose to commit to 4 months training with Quincy. Training with Quincy cost $5000 per month. This option would mean you would pay for 4 months of training and the cost of the puppy. We understand that this may not be an option for everyone. If you are interested in this option please reach out to us directly via text, call or email and we would be happy to discuss this further.
What colors are your puppies? We breed for Tri's, Reds, Phantom Merle's, and Phantom's aka black and tan.
What size do you expect your puppies to mature to? Depending on the parents but generally 12-22#
What is the 406 preparation page? We have a password protected "preparation" link on this website that has additional information that we have learned and researched to help you prepare for your puppy. This will also help you raise your puppy into a healthy, happy adult with nutrition and training advice.
What is the "litter Instagram group" all about? We have found that having a private Instagram litter group has been an amazing tool. It is so nice to have others that are going through the same stages of raising a puppy. Not to mention getting to share tips and tricks! It is a place where you can chat freely and share picture and videos.
What are the different generations in Cavapoos? F1 – is a first generation cross, in which the pup is 50% Cavaler King Charles and 50% poodle. The F1 cross is considered the healthiest, as the parents have the least likelihood of contributing genes for common inheritable diseases. F1b – is a backcross in which a Cavapoo is bred with a Poodle or Cavalier. . F2 – is a second-generation cross, in which an F1 Cavapoo is crossed with another F1 Cavapoo.
What are the different coat types of a Cavapoo? Straight is the most like to shed but will need less daily brushing and regular clipping. Wavy is a nice mix of the two, very little shedding, and not too much daily grooming needed. Curly is going to be non-shedding (generally) and the best for those with allergies but require more brushing and clipping. While Cavapoo's vary in appearance and coat type, an experienced breeder will be able to give you an idea of what the pup will look like as an adult, based on what the parents have produced in the past and what traits they see in the pup. ***By the time the puppies are 5-6 weeks old I can usually know what coat type they will have.
Can I visit my puppy before I pick it up to take it home? Yes! We usually have a puppy visiting for those interested in getting a puppy. Generally this visit takes place around 5-6 weeks old just before they become available for adoption.
Do you remove the due claws? Yes, rears only.
What does my puppy come home with?
first set of shots at 8 weeks old.
de-worming at 4, 6 and 8 weeks old.
puppy plasma given at 12hrs old to boost immune systems
vet checked at 8 weeks of age
rear dew claws removed
blanket that smells like mom/siblings
very well-started on potty training, crate training and the basic commands
small bag of food
invite to your litters private Instagram group.
access to our "406 Preparation" page
and of course lifetime support from us!
Will you let my puppy fly home with me? Yes!
Are your puppies/dogs in your home? Yes!
Can I come visit your home and dogs/puppies? Sometimes, but it is very limited. We do have a puppy open houses, so if you are either on our puppy list, or seriously considering a puppy, this maybe the best time for you to visit. As you can imagine we would have a continual "tour" going if we didn't limit this. It would be hard for us to get all of our work with our dogs done or have family time. Not to mention the more people who come to see our dogs the more our puppies and dogs are exposed to in way of diseases.
What if something happens and I can no longer care for my Cavapoo? We will ALWAYS take our puppies back and be sure they are in the perfect home for them.
Are there treats, or toys that you recommend? Yes- once you have put a deposit down you will receive a password. Then, you can go under the "406 preparation" link to get a lot more info on these types of things and what I recommend.
What size collar do you recommend for me to get for when I pick up my puppy? Information on this is also under the "406 Preparation" link.
Can I stay in contact with you after I get my puppy? YES! Please do! We love to hear about our puppies and how they are doing. Plus, we are always here to help you with any struggles you maybe having with your pup/dog. And, in general we just enjoy updates on how things are going. Furthermore, please know that if you are ever having any health or temperament problems with your puppy/dog I must be notified immediately. It is very important for our breeding program to know what is going on with our puppies as they age. This is also stated in our contract.
Do you sell any of your dogs with breeding rights? Yes, on occasion. Please contact me if this is something you are interested in and we can talk (otherwise, all our puppies are sold with a strict spay/neuter contract).
Do you stud out your stud dogs? Yes sometime, too approved & health tested bitches.
Do you microchip your puppies? You get to choose. This has been a subject of controversy, and so it is up to you. If you choose not to now but decide later to, I would recommend that you do it at the time of spay or neuter. It does not add to the price of your puppy if you choose for us to do this.
Will my puppy be upto date on shots and worming? Yes, of course, your puppy is de wormed at 3, 5, and 7 weeks and your puppy will be up to date on all puppy shots. (Records of this will be passed on to you when you recieve your puppy.)
Can I get copies of the parents heath clearances? Yes, There are copies of the parents health certs and pedigree's on the password protection preparation page.
Can you tell how many puppies a mom is having? Not accurately. We used to try to do x-rays but it was never accurate. So now we ultrasound 30 day's after ovulation to confirm pregnancy and usually get an idea of it's a big or small litter. But nothing accurate on a puppy count.
Do you know how many boys vs girls will be born? No we can not tell that until the puppies are born.
How long is a dogs gestation? Its about 9 weeks from ovulation. We generally know within a couple of days what the due date is.
Will my puppy fade or change color? The fading gene comes from the poodle and at this point it is not genetically testable, so yes your puppy could change color or fade and no breeder can guarantee that there puppies won't fade.
How much food do they eat? It is best to look at the dog food feeding guidelines to get an accurate idea of this. Each food is a little different. I would roughly say a full grown Cavapoo will eat about 1-1 1/2 cups a day.
What if I buy a puppy but before puppy comes home I have some life changes? Often things unexpectedly come up in life. So we will do what we can to accommodate that. It maybe an option to put your puppy in training either here with our trainer or near you. Or it maybe we find another wonderful family to take your puppy and you wait till life is more suitable for a puppy. This is a huge commitment and we don't want a puppy to go to a home that is not ready or can't be fully committed. We do NOT offer refunds. So you would possibly end up with a credit with us, it is a case by case decision.
Feeding recommendations: Feeding & nutritional recommendations will all be posted under the "406 Preparation". Password will be given to you have purchased your puppy.
Our Veterinarian Recommendation
Kelsey Baver DVM
To Whom It May Concern,
Congratulations in advance on your search for a new family member!
If you are looking for a puppy from 406 Acres, you’ve come to the right place.
Tori and her staff treat their dogs with respect, compassion, and as part of the family. Their dogs are kept in clean areas, allowed to play outside, taken for walks around the acreage daily, and lead engaging, interactive lives. This is not a puppy mill environment, more of a pack of happy dogs.
Tori and her staff communicate effortlessly and involve a veterinarian if any of the dogs need medical attention. However, because of their experience and robust breeding programs, this is rarely needed. All dogs are kept up to date on their vaccines and deworming to ensure their health.
All dogs within the breeding program are tested and proven to be free of negative genetic health issues. You can see their testing results on the website. If a dog does not meet or beat the standard for breeding, Tori will spay or neuter it and find a quality pet home instead of keeping it in her breeding program.
Tori and her staff are up front, honest, and will help resolve any issues should one arise. They stand behind the healthy dogs they breed.
I hope you find the perfect puppy for your family. Sincerely, Kelsey Baver, DVM
Skyline Veterinary Hospital 215 Bolinger Road Belgrade, MT 59714 P (406) 388-3164 F (406) 388-9868
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