Sometimes you just fall in love with a particular puppy. Another good way to choose a new furry friend is to find a reputable breeder first and let them help you choose a puppy for your family. Not all goldendoodle breeders are created equal. It is important to choose a reputable breeder that takes the time to produce healthy and well-socialized puppies. A few simple steps will help you in choosing the best golden doodle breeder.
The first step in choosing a goldendoodle breeder is to do your research. Look for breeders in your area and read reviews and testimonials from previous customers. You can also ask for recommendations from friends, family, or your veterinarian.
Visit with the breeder
You might choose to visit the breeder before making any decisions. This will give you a chance to see the conditions in which the dogs are kept and how the breeder interacts with the puppies. If the breeder you are considering is at a distance, make a phone call. A good breeder will answer any questions you may have.
A good breeder will perform health testing on their breeding dogs to ensure they are free from any genetic disorders or health problems that could be passed down to their offspring. The breeder should be able to provide you with the results of these tests and answer any questions you may have about the health of their breeding dogs. At Platinum Goldendoodles, we have all essential health testing and we offer a health guarantee.
Socialization is a critical part of a puppy’s development. A good breeder will take the time to socialize their puppies by exposing them to different people, sounds, and environments. This will help the puppies to become well-adjusted and comfortable in a variety of situations. At Platinum Goldendoodles, we make sure to pre-spoil our farm-raised puppies and socialize them with adults, children, and other animals, too.
Contracts and guarantees
A reputable breeder will have a written contract that outlines the terms of the sale and any guarantees or warranties that come with the puppy. The contract should also include any health guarantees. At Platinum Goldendoodles, we offer a two-year health guarantee.
A good breeder will provide follow-up support for their puppies and their new owners. This may include answering questions, providing advice on training and socialization, or offering convenient ordering information for dog care products you’ll need..
Meet the parents
If possible, it is a good idea to meet the parents of the puppies. This will give you an idea of what the puppies may look and act like when they grow up. You can also observe the temperament and behavior of the parents to get an idea of what to expect from the puppies.
While price should not be the only factor in choosing a breeder, it is important to understand the average cost of golden doodle puppies in your area. Be wary of breeders who charge significantly more or less than the average, as this may be a sign of an unethical breeder.
By doing your research, you can ensure that you are getting a healthy and well-socialized puppy from a reputable breeder. Remember to take your time and not rush into a decision, as a puppy is a long-term commitment that requires careful consideration.