You will find that most litters born at Fox Creek Farm are sold before they are even conceived. We determine which dogs we breed together based on the sizes and generations requested on applications we receive. Therefore, do not be discouraged when reading that our next several litters are reserved. By submitting an application showing us what you are seeking, we can produce litters to fill the demand. Most families wait 3-6 mos. to receive a puppy after submitting an application. Occasionally we have not accepted enough applications when large litters arrive, so the wait for a puppy can be shortened in this situation. Please note that breeders with puppies unsold by 8 weeks of age typically are breeders without a good reputation. When you see a breeder with unsold puppies older than 8 weeks of age and they are still producing more litters, this a puppy mill practice. Beware! Many times they separate themselves by having two websites with different names - one to show newborn puppies and another to show all the older dogs they were not able to sell as puppies. Be sure to "google" the breeder's name to see if there is more than one website for their business. All reputable breeders produce litters only when they know they have homes for the puppies. Remember, all good things are worth the wait! I have heard of a breeder who charges a fee for families to visit to determine if a Goldendoodle is the right breed for their family or to check out a facility to meet the breeder and their dogs. Beware of breeders that do this. There should never be a fee for visiting. Reputable breeders welcome families to visit as a way to ensure they are an appropriate family with which to place a puppy. This is all part of the job of a responsible breeder.
F1 & F1B Goldendoodles - We are no longer be producing F1's and F1B's due to the wonderful success with non-shedding in our multigens. Multigens are maintaining a 98% non-shedding success rate!
Micro Petite Multigen Goldendoodles - Accepting applications for puppies ready in January and later.
Petite Multigen Goldendoodles - Accepting applications for puppies ready in January and later.
Multigen Mini Goldendoodles - Accepting applications for puppies ready in January and later.
Multigen Medium Goldendoodles - Accepting applications for puppies ready in January and February.
Multigen Standard Goldendoodles - We have some small standards arriving in November. The waiting list may be full and we won't know until the litter arrrives. You can submit an application at this time if you are also willing to wait for a future litter that should arrive in Spring, 2015.
We do what is humanly possible to accommodate gender preferences and coat types, but of course cannot custom order. The more specific your requirements are for gender and appearance, the longer your wait may be. Our puppies are priced at $2500 regardless of gender or generation with the exception of the petites and micro petites (under 25 lbs.). They are priced at $3000. The state of WV requires Fox Creek Farm to collect 6% sales tax on all Goldendoodles actually picked up in WV. Those using our delivery service or being shipped out of state are exempt from this requirement.
Thank you for your understanding.
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We are one of the founding breeders of the Goldendoodle breed, the creator of the mini Goldendoodle, and founder of the Goldendoodle Association of North America, Inc. (www.GoldendoodleAssociation.com ). Our experience cannot be duplicated!
Puppies will be placed in the order applications are received with a few exceptions. If families have requested a particular gender and that gender is not available, their name will be passed and the next family on the list requesting the available gender will receive a puppy. Families are notified when the puppies are a week old. At that time, those families will be required to give a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold their reservation. Families will also be asked to supply a written description of any characteristics that are important to them in a dog. Puppies are matched with families at seven weeks of age based on this description. This selection process is done by Fox Creek Farm as it is impossible for those inexperienced with Goldendoodle puppies to determine
coat types, personalities, estimated adult sizes, etc. Photos of the entire litter are provided to each family from birth, two, and four weeks of age. After the selection process is completed at seven weeks of age, individual photos of puppies will be sent to families for their visual approval of their puppy. Puppies go to their new homes between eight and nine weeks of age. The balance due on puppies must be paid prior to shipping or at the time of pick-up and must be presented in the form of a cashier's check, money order, or cash. The original deposit can be paid by personal check. If
your name is reached for a puppy and you decline due to vacation, business trips, elective surgeries, etc., your name will placed at the bottom of the current waiting list.
When new litters are on the way and applications are being accepted, you will find a link above to an application. Print out the application, complete the questions, and mail back to Fox Creek Farm, 780 Shanghai Rd., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. The application will give you a choice of genders - male, female, or either. I know many have preconceived ideas of which gender they prefer, but I would like to offer some advice regarding myths and wives' tales about gender differences. It is untrue that all male dogs lift their leg to urinate and that they will "mark" territory inside the house. This habit of lifting the leg is only a trait of an unneutered (or neutered too late in life), sexually mature male dog. If a male puppy is neutered at six months of age, he will typically squat to urinate just like a female. Another myth is that the female is the gentler of the genders. Goldendoodles are very non-aggressive dogs, but the female
sometimes can be possessive over toys and food bowls, especially if they go to a family that adds children after the puppy. A neutered male is the most easy-going of the genders and typically does not play favorites among the family members. I know I am singing the highest praises for male dogs, but my choice has been formed by experience over many years dealing with many breeds of dogs. It is also extremely important when adding a second dog to a family to avoid pairing two females together. If a female dog already exists in the household, to ensure compatibility, a male
should be added. Two neutered males typically bond well, as do a male and a female. It is quite common for an older female to accept a female puppy into her territory, but as the female puppy matures, the fighting may begin. Please do not interpret this advice as a warning to stay away from female puppies. Female puppies make wonderful additions to families, as well as do males. It is my goal to match puppies appropriately with families to avoid heartache, injuries, or the need for rehoming a dog. Please take this into consideration when chosing a particular gender.
There is a $200 non-refundable application fee required to be added to the waiting list. This fee will be deducted from the final balance due when you pick up your puppy. If for any reason, you are unhappy with the puppy selected for you, you will be offered another puppy from the next available litter. I have never had this happen, but it is an option that can be exercised if necessary.
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