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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.
How much are your puppies? Our puppies are priced based on temperament, color, confirmation and coat and range from $5,500 to $7,000. Prices of each puppy to be determined at 5-6 weeks of age shortly before they are posted for adoption.
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 .
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.
Do you take credit cards? Yes! What are my payment options: Square Business excepts Visa, MasterCard, Amex, & Discover in debt or credit. The credit card fee is payed by us.
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!
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!
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 14-20#
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.
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