When will you have puppies? Mother nature determines when all of our puppies will be born. We like to try to plan in advance, but unfortunately breeding times and birthing dates are up to the dogs. The happiness and health of our dogs always comes first. There are times where we may even skip a breeding at our discretion.
How will I know which puppies are available? Daffodil Hill Australian Labradoodles reserves the right to have first pick of every litter to keep back 1 or 2 breeding quality puppies to further their program. We will make our final choice at 7 weeks of age.
What is your selection process? We try to work with you as best we can to give you exactly what you are looking for in your next family member. However, we have spent the first 7 weeks of the puppies lives with them. We match on temperament first and looks second. We would never match a very laid back puppy with someone looking for a hiking partner or a very spunky puppy with a family who has a handicap child etc. After temperament is matched we will focus on looks. We will always do our best to find the best all around match for every family. If for some reason, there is not a puppy in the litter that matches your needs you can move your deposit to another litter. We will never match a puppy with someone just because it needs a home. Your happiness is important to us!
When can my puppy come home with me? Puppies are released to go their new homes when they are 8 weeks old and not before. We usually set the go home date as the date they turn 8 weeks old. We will gladly keep your puppy for you until they are 9 weeks old but after that we will charge a $50.00/day fee. You must have your puppy picked up by the time it is 10 weeks old.
How does Daffodil Hill spend the first 8 weeks of a puppies life? We are there for every delivery. We try not to interrupt the mother but there are times when we step in to help. We want to get the puppy dried, warm and nursing as soon as possible. Each puppy is weighed and given a collar as soon as the cord is cut. This helps us keep track of each puppy's development. Every puppy is weighed 2x a day to make sure they are getting adequate nutrition. When the puppies are 3 days old we start using Puppy Culture/Early Neurological Stimulation. This will continue Puppy Culture until they leave our home. Puppies will learn how to properly react to different stimuli as well as scary things and noises. When they are 5 weeks old they will start sleeping in their crates at night and learning that they should go outside to potty.
What should I expect when I bring my puppy home? You have to keep in mind that your puppy is still a baby. Your puppy may still have potty accidents from time to time . Your puppy may whine because it misses its family/home. Your puppy will have sharp teeth and may want to chew on things that it can't have. Your puppy may spend a lot of its day sleeping. Your puppy will have short periods of play time then will need a nap. A dear friend of mine says that having a puppy is like having a toddler without a diaper! I have to agree with her!
How will I get my puppy? We want to make the transition from our house to yours as simple and low stress as possible. We have driven a few hours to meet new families, we have met families at the airport who fly in to pick up their puppy. We also have our very own flight nanny who will fly in cabin with your puppy to your nearest airport. We will work with you to make sure you get your puppy home in a way that everyone is comfortable with.
What will my puppy come with? Each puppy will come with age appropriate vaccinations given by our veterinarian and wormings. Each puppy will receive a full vet check and will be micro-chipped. Your new baby will come with vaccination records, a collar and leash, a bag of goodies including toys, treats and a blanket. Daffodil Hill Australian Labradoodles will also offer a lifetime of support to you and your family.
The easiest way to contact us is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Jill via phone at 812-798-0554. Feel free to leave a detailed message. Kindly allow 24 hours for her to get back to you. Thank you so much for your interest in our cute, cuddly and smart puppies.