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 approximately 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.
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 $4000 regardless of gender, generation, or size. The state of WV requires Fox Creek Farm to collect 6% sales tax on all Goldendoodles picked up in WV. Those using our delivery service or being shipped out of state are exempt from this requirement.
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 at 8 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 wait to receive a puppy could be extended by many months.
There is a $300 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.