Puppy & Purchasing Information

PLACING A DEPOSIT ON A PUPPY

To place a  $200, non refundable, deposit on a puppy go to The Health Guarantee page.  Fill out the form.  Click on the line right under the box for the Puppy’s Birth date, it’s in white letters and reads ” Click Here to Read Our Terms“.  Please read the entire Health Guarantee/Contract Page, before considering purchasing a puppy.  Once you submit the Purchase form you have agreed to the terms of our contract!   Place the number 1 in the quantity box, unless you are purchasing more then one puppy, when you click submit you will automatically be taken to the Pay Pal web site to complete the transaction.

Deposits are non refundable!  Should you have to cancel purchasing the puppy you will have up to a year to redeem your deposit on another puppy.  After a year we will no longer honor your deposit.

We are now taking deposits and final payments with the fast, convenient, secure Pay Pal.    We hope you will find this an easy way to send payments for your puppy.  It can all be done online, no need to go anywhere. There is no service charge on deposits placed using Paypal, but if used for final payment, a 3% service charge will be applied. Paypal is very safe, and secure…it actually protects you in every way!**We do not accept personal checks as final payment for your dog.** Please check with us if you would like to send a check early, or bring a bank check for final payment.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS AS FINAL PAYMENT FOR YOUR PUPPY. PLEASE BRING CASH, OR A BANK CHECK, OR ASK FOR A PAYPAL INVOICE TO BE SENT TO YOU PRIOR TO YOUR PICKING UP YOUR PUPPY!

Puppy Identification

A word about the letters at the beginning of each bio on a puppy. The letters indicate who the parents are, what color the puppy is, and if it is a male or female, the number tells me which puppy it is in the litter. Please use the letter code when asking about a puppy as it tells me exactly which puppy you are inquiring about! If the code ends in “M” the puppy is a male; if it ends in “F” it is a female!

A word about predicted sizes. These are predictions based on past puppies from the same parents, the sizes of the parents, and grandparents if it applies. These predictions are my BEST GUESS, not a promise….please do not hold us to our guess! Predicting adult size is not a science…it’s a GUESS!

We raise 4 sizes of Aussiedoodles:

1) Toy size stands 13 inches to 15 inches @ the shoulder, weighing 10 to 20 pounds.

2)  Miniature size stands 15 inches to 17 inches @ the shoulder, weighing 20 to 30 pounds.

3)  Moyen size stands 17 inches to 19 inches @ the shoulder, weighing 3o to 40 pounds.

4) Standard size stands anything over 19 inches @ the shoulder, weighing over 40 pounds.

Shepadoodles and German Shepaussiedoodles are full size standards….averages 20 inches to 24 inches @ the shoulder, weighing 50 pounds give or take…they can mature up to 27 inches weighing 95 pounds!

A word about deposits. We require a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold any puppy. The deposit must be made using Pay Pal. If you change your mind you are not going to get a refund! What we will do is allow you a 12 month time frame to redeem your deposit on a different puppy. We realize sometimes “things” happen. We will try to work with you as best we can.

Should the puppy you have placed a deposit on dies…we will do a refund via PayPal….or allow you to put your deposit on a different puppy. The deposit comes off the total of the purchase price.

Health Record Time Table

This is the protocol we follow for every puppy.   Your puppy will have received everything below before he/she comes to your home. Miniature, Moyen, and Standard puppies will be released at age 9 weeks.  Depending on how well they are doing the Toys will be released @ 9 to 10 weeks of age.  No puppies will leave our kennel before 9 weeks of age!

@ Day 4 give Baycox for prevention of coccida

@ Pyrantel Patomate Wormer 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, & 8 weeks repeat Baycox .

@ 6 weeks vaccinate wParvo.  Apply Revolution for flea prevention at the same time.

@ 7 & 9 weeks Triple Wormer
@ 8 weeks 5 way  Vaccine.  Secnidazole treatment for Giardia prevention given 3 days in a row.

We follow all worming and oral treatments with Doc Roy’s GI Symbotic gel.

We recommend you purchase a good probiotic to feed your puppy when he/she arrives at your home.  Amazon.com has the best price for an excellent choice.

Purina Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement Box, 30gm/30 Count
Purina Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement

Leaving home is stressful!!!!

Double R Doodles has gone to great lengths to prepare your new puppy to enter your family.  We want our new buyers to understand no matter what we do here prior to shipping or sending your puppy home, the actual event is stressful for your new puppy.

When a puppy is stressed, has a change in diet, is introduced to a new environment, they tend to get loose stools to diarrhea with possible blood showing at the end of a movement.  This is NORMAL …there is nothing we can do to change this from happening.

We recommend you treat your new puppy with Kaopectate up to 6 times in a 24 hour time period, for at least 2 days…if stools are loose or diarrhea is present.  For puppies 5 to 10 pounds give 1 cc…puppies 10 to 15 pounds 1 1/2 cc…puppies over 15 pounds 2cc.  This will most likely resolve the stool problem.  Have FortaFlora on hand to feed your puppy twice a day…for as long as it takes to resolve the stress diarrhea.  It may take up to 30 days!

Puppy Feeding

The “Toy” size puppies have been raised on Blue Wilderness Puppy OR 4Health Puppy, it has a much smaller kibble to accommodate their  little bites.  This brand is available at most quality Pet Stores, also at Tractor Supply.  Your  medium to large breed puppy has been raised  on 4 Health Performance, they eat what their mom’s eat. Some of our puppy’s will also start on 4Health Puppy food. When you are buying your puppy’s food, try to get 4Health Performance or 4Health Puppy.

If you do not have a Tractor Supply store near you we recommend you research the Diamond Naturals blends.  Diamond produces the 4 Health brand for Tractor Supply.  There is not an exact match in the Diamond Naturals blends.  We recommend a top quality food with meat as the first ingredient, no soy, corn or wheat.  Do your research, make a wise decision, invest in a top quality food and you and your best friend will save in the life, long run!

Label from 4 Health Performance purchased @ Tractor Supply

4 health Performance Formula for Dogs is specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your highly active sporting or working dog. With 30% protein and 20% fat, this energy dense formulation will help keep your active dog in ideal lean body condition while supporting the strength and stamina that active dogs need.

  • No corn, no wheat, no soy
  • Species-specific probiotics
  • Chicken is the #1 Ingredient for great taste
  • Contains glucosamine and chondroitin
  • Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat
  • Antioxidant formulation

Ingredients:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground White Rice, Cracked Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Fish Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 30.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 20.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Zinc (min.) 150 mg/kg
Selenium (min.) 0.3 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min.) 150 IU/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min.) 3.3%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.) 0.5%
Glucosamine (naturally occurring)* (min.) 750 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (naturally occurring)* (min.) 750 mg/kg
Total Microorganisms* not less than 1,000,000 CFU/lb (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus reuteri)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Caloric Content:
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 4,019 kcal/kg (376 kcal/cup).

Feeding Instructions:
Dog’s Weight – Daily Amount (6-12 weeks/3-4 months/5-7 months/8-12 months/Adult Dog)
5 lb. – 1-1/3 cups/1-1/4 cups/3/4 cups/2/3 cups/1/2 cups
10 lb. – 2-1/4 cups/2 cups/1-1/3 cups/1 cups/3/4 cups
20 lb. – 3-1/2 cups/3 cups/2-1/4 cups/1-3/4 cups/1-1/3 cups
30 lb. – 4-2/3 cups/4 cups/3 cups/2-1/3 cups/1-3/4 cups
40 lb. – 5-2/3 cups/5 cups/3-1/2 cups/2-3/4 cups/2 cups
60 lb. – N/A /6-1/2 cups/4-2/3 cups/3-2/3 cups/2-3/4 cups
80 lb. – N/A / N/A /5-1/2 cups/4-1/2 cups/3-1/3 cups
100 lb. – N/A / N/A / N/A /5-1/4 cups/4-1/4 cups
For pregnant or nursing adult dogs, we recommend free-choice feeding

 

Blue Wilderness Puppy Label

Inspired by the diet of wolves, true omnivores whose endurance is legendary, Blue Wilderness Puppy is a grain-free, protein-rich food that contains more of the delicious chicken your puppy loves. Made with the finest natural ingredients – and no grains.

  • Deboned chicken, chicken meal and turkey meal supply the protein your dog needs
  • Sweet potatoes, peas and potatoes provide healthy complex carbohydrates
  • Blueberries, cranberries and carrots support antioxidant-enrichment

Because puppyhood is such an important stage in any dog’s life, Blue Wilderness for Puppies features ingredients that support healthy growth and development.
Exclusive LifeSource Bits
Blue LifeSource Bits are a precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists that support:

  • Immune system health
  • Life stage requirements
  • Healthy oxidative balance

And LifeSource Bits are “cold-formed” to help retain the potency of their ingredients. This means that we minimize the amount of heat that LifeSource Bits are exposed to during the manufacturing process. It’s the same concept as when you cook vegetables at high heat–the longer you do, the more heat-sensitive nutrients are lost.

  • Brain & Eye Development – DHA, an important fatty acid found in mother’s milk, supports healthy development of cognitive learning and retinal function
  • Healthy Muscle Growth – High-quality protein from Deboned chicken, plus chicken meal, turkey meal and egg helps develop strong muscles
  • Strong Bones & Teeth – An optimal blend of calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins helps promote healthy bone growth
  • Dental Health – Special “small-bite” kibble is the perfect size for smaller jaws and is shaped to help promote tartar removal
  • Healthy Skin & Coat – An optimal balance of Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids helps develop a shiny coat and healthy skin
  • Healthy Immune System – Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support the immune system

Ingredients:
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Tapioca Starch, Peas, Turkey Meal, Pea Protein, Dried Egg, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Flaxseed (Source of Omega-3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Fish Oil (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid and ARA-Arachidonic Acid), Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Potato Starch, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Caramel, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Oil of Rosemary, L-Lysine, Parsley, Kelp, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Spinach, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Turmeric, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Taurine, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, L-Carnitine, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Beta Carotene, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 36.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 16.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 5.0%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.0%
Calcium 1.2%
Phosphorus 0.90%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.90%
DHA* 0.15%
ARA * 0.05%
Choline 2,750 mg/kg (min.)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Nutrition Statement: Blue Wilderness Food for Puppies is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth.

Caloric Content:
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 3,673 kcals/kg; 418 kcals/cup.

Feeding Instructions:
Dog’s Weight – 1-3 months/3-5 months/5-7 months/7-12 months
Up to 5 lb. – 1/2 to 1 cup*/1/2 to 3/4 cup*/1/2 to 3/4 cup*/1/4 to 1/2 cup*
6-10 lb. – 1 to 1-1/2 cups*/3/4 to 1 cup*/3/4 to 1 cup*/1/2 to 3/4 cup*
11-20 lb. – 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 cups*/1 to 1-3/4 cups*/1 to 1-1/2 cups*/3/4 to 1-1/2 cups*
21-40 lb. – 2-1/2 to 4-1/2 cups*/1-3/4 to 3 cups*/1-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups*/1-1/2 to 2-1/4 cups*
41-60 lb. – 4-1/2 to 6 cups*/3 to 4 cups*/2-3/4 to 3-1/2 cups*/2-1/4 to 3-1/4 cups*
*Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup.
Note: Individual puppy’s requirements may vary due to age, breed, environment, and activity level. Adjust food as required to maintain optimal body condition, and ask your veterinarian if you are unsure.
Blue Wilderness with LifeSource Bits will provide your puppy with superior nutrition plus a unique nutrient and antioxidant package specifically formulated for his needs.
Meal Frequency
Until 6 Months Old: 3 meals per day
6-12 Months Old: 2 meals per day
Transition to Blue
Start by mixing 25% of Blue with your puppy’s old food, and gradually increase the proportion of Blue over the next 14 days.
Preparation Options:
Dry – Crunchy and delicious nutrition nuggets and LifeSource Bits right from the bag.
Dry with Water – Add warm water and mix to fully release flavors and aroma.
Be sure to have a clean bowl of cool, fresh water available at all times.

Puppy Transportation

Summer Program….

Beginning May 12th, 2017 thru Sept. 15th 2017 we have a new schedule and rates.  Due to the fact Delta has discontinued their Summer Pet Program we are forced to fly puppies with United Airlines…their rates are higher.  The minimum cost to ship with United is $450 the larger the puppy the higher the cost.  If the temperatures are within acceptable range 85*s or below anywhere the puppy lands, we will use Delta or American…where the standard rates will apply $350.  The schedule has also changed from shipping/receiving your puppy on Friday to shipping/ARRIVING ON THURSDAY.  After Sept. 15th we will go back to our regular ship day and rates.  We apologize for this inconvenience and the higher rates…we are at the mercy of the airlines.  We are working on possible alternative means of getting your puppy to you!

The cost to ship a puppy via air is $350(for Delta only, see above for 2017 summer rates).  This includes an airline approved plastic crate, size appropriate for your puppy, a health certificate, air fare, and flight insurance of $1,200.  We will email your flight information once we book your puppies flight.  We use a professional shipper to make all the flight arrangements, we only fly puppies on Friday.  When you receive the email there will be a ABW confirmation number right above your name.  This number is very important…you will need it when you pick up your puppy at the air port along with a photo ID and a second ID.  If you call the airlines to check on your flight, or to find out where to pick up your puppy,  you will need this number.

  • Delta Pet Reservations:  800-352-2746
  • American Airlines: 800-227-4622

You are always welcome to pick your puppy up at Double R Doodles in S. IL. there is NO fee for picking up your puppy! We can make most day/time work. BUT no Sunday pick-up’s please. We need family/church time.

Males versus Females

Many people believe that female dogs make better pets…female preference seems to be ingrained in these people.  Many people are wanting a “sweet girl” for a family pet.   They don’t think that females display the alpha behaviors like “marking” and or “humping”.  They believe that they are more docile and attentive and do not participate in fighting.  Well folks, this is not true.

In the dog pack makeup, females usually rule the roost and determine the pecking order.  The females, as a result, are more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts. The females are much more intent upon exercising their dominance by participating in alpha behaviors such as humping.  This is a reason people utilize the technical dog term of “bitch” in a negative way and it refers directly to the behaviors exhibited by the females of the dog world.  Most fights will usually break out between 2 females.  Males on the other hand are usually more affectionate, attentive, and more demanding of attention.  They are very attached to their people.  They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody.  They are more outgoing, more accepting of other pets, and are quicker to take to children.  Most boys are easily motivated by food and praise and are very eager to please.  However, males can be more easily distracted during training because the like to play.  No mater what age he is more likely to act silly and be more puppy like than the female.  Boys are fun loving until the day they die.  Girls tend to be more reserved or dignified as they age.

Males do tend to get a little larger than females.  Neutered males rarely exhibit the behavior of marking or humping.  Once the testosterone level recedes, after neutering, most of these behaviors will disappear.  Males  who are neutered early (by 5 months of age) usually don’t every raise their leg to urinate.

Females will usually come to you for attention but when she has had enough she will move away.  Males  are always waiting for your attention and are near at hand.

Before deciding on male or female give careful thought to other animals and people in your home.  A female usually only bonds with one person (generally the main caregiver) and a male tends to bond with the whole family.  If you already have a dog in your family it is usually best to purchase a puppy of the opposite sex, for a second dog.  Having said that, two neutered males will generally get along well with each other.  Two spayed females can be “ify”!

If you do not intend to breed your dog the best thing to do is have them spayed or neutered around 5 months of age, for a male, and 6 months of age for a female.  Consult your veterinarian for his/her best advice.

Puppy Photos

Due to my physical disabilities I am not able to take outside pictures.  You will have to be satisfied with inside pictures.  I will update pictures one time, at around 5 to 6 weeks.  These will be the final pictures you receive.  Taking pictures is a VERY time consuming process to do it right, I refuse to do it any other way!