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Frequestly Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question here, please reach out to us!

You can easily adopt one of our loving puppies by contacting Goldendoodle Ranch through the Contact Page, or by contacting Connie White or Dane White through their cells. Once contact is made, you are able to place a deposit on the puppy of your choice (puppy must be available for adoption; we do NOT sell to the highest bidder. First come first serve.) If you’d like to visit a puppy, or puppies, before placing a deposit you absolutely can by scheduling an appointment. To schedule, please contact us!

By Texas Law, we are not permitted to send home a puppy before they are at least 8 weeks of age. We also hold that same standard for ourselves. To adopt a puppy prior to 8 weeks of age, we do require a deposit to hold the puppy until the day of pick up. Your deposit goes towards the overall adoption fee.

Yes, we do! We have a 3 Year Health Warranty that comes with every puppy upon the adoption day. Check out our Warranty page to learn more!

If you are picking up your puppy in person, or having it delivered via Goldendoodle Ranch Ground shipping, we do NOT vaccinate with rabies. Rabies, by Texas Law, must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.

If you are having your puppy shipped to you via airline, then yes, you will receive your puppy with a rabies vaccine administered by a licensed veterinarian. By Texas Law (all 50 states), puppies/dogs traveling via airline are required to have a rabies vaccine administered by a licensed veterinarian

We do not neuter or spay any of our puppies before sending them home. We leave that to the families to decide on when to spay/neuter their puppy. However, our 3-year health guarantee requires a spay/neuter before the age of 8 months old. Some breeders require a spay/neuter at a very young age. We don’t like to spay/neuter younger than 6 months (8 months recommended), because natural hormones are essential for the overall growth and development of a young puppy. If you spay/neuter at too young of an age, you could cause some health problems for your puppy later down the road. Our goal is to give your new family member the best chances of living a very long and very healthy life, surprisingly that includes a good plan on when to spay/neuter.

We do not treat fleas or ticks. We have been blessed enough to not have fleas or ticks in our area for over a decade now.

An F1 Goldendoodle is going to be 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever by genetics. The F1 Goldendoodle is a cross between a 100% Poodle and 100% Golden Retriever which yields a first-generation F1 Goldendoodle that is 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever. Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

Let’s first break down the meaning of “F1” in the word F1 Goldendoodle. The letter “F” stands for the word filial, which simply means that the dog is a crossbred dog and not a purebred dog. All Goldendoodles are crossbred dogs between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle so they will have the letter “F” in their generational name. Second, the number “1” simply means that this will be the first generation offspring between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

F1 Goldendoodle’s coats can vary in type. They can be slightly straight, wavy, or even curly. Their fur is extremely soft and flows really well once it’s grown out. F1’s do require less grooming compared to F1B’s. However, F1’s still require some grooming. If your F1 has longer hair, brushing once a week is recommended. If your F1 has shorter hair (3/4″ cut or shorter), brushing 1-2 times every other week is recommended. Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

F1’s and F1B’s are both hypoallergenic. However, F1B’s are bred back to a Poodle in order to achieve more poodle attributes. Thus, allowing F1B’s to have higher hypoallergenic properties. Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

Overall, hypoallergenic dog breeds are those that have minimal shedding to no shedding at all. In other words, they have a reduced shedding or non-shedding coat that produces less dander. An allergy to animal hair is a fairly frequent type of allergy and is usually caused by an allergic reaction to pet dander (small particles of dry animal skin), hair, feathers, urine, or saliva. These small particles linger in the air and as a result, they can cause allergic reactions by being inhaled. By having a hypoallergenic dog, you can avoid pesky allergy pains and enjoy an adorable best friend.

We do not fully crate train our puppies. However, we do get them warmed up to the idea by placing them in normal-sized individual crates when we give them their weekly baths. We place them in there, along with a heat lamp, so that they may dry while also being all warm and cozy. We do this process to help them get used to the idea of a crate. That way when you take your adorable fur ball home, they are less stressed out. See our Training Tips + Do’s & Don’ts page for helpful tips on crate training!

You should feed your puppy/dog anywhere from 2-3 times a day. At least twice a day to ensure they are consuming enough calories for their size requirements. In regards to how much you should feed your puppy, we recommend 2-4 cups a day depending on the size of your puppy/dog. Please refer to your dog food of choice to determine how much food you should be feeding your puppy/dog. To learn more about food, supplements, and overall nutrition please visit our Nutrition + Supplements page to learn more!

Brushing all depends on the type of hair your doodle has. In general, we recommend a weekly brushing session for your doodle. If your doodle has curlier hair, then two times a week may be necessary. A quick simple 5-minute brushing goes a long way. A 5-minute brushing can save you from having to spend countless minutes de-matting your doodle. In regards to giving your doodle a haircut, that’s totally up to you! As long as your doodle’s hair is well kept, brushed, and clean, you can give them a haircut whenever you desire. Learn more about grooming your doodle on our Grooming + Bathing page!

There are plenty of heartworm prevention/treatment brands out there. We have been using Interceptor Plus – For Dogs. We’ve used this for years on out. However, please speak with your veterinarian about which heartworm prevention is right for you and your puppy.

Our favorite and most trusted brand to fight against fleas and ticks is Bravecto! There are quite a few brands to choose from, Bravecto is our favorite. Here is a list of other trusted brands that we have used in recent years:

  • Bravecto
  • Frontline
  • NexGard
  • Trifexis

Yes, you can easily request an appointment to visit puppies & adopt a puppy through our Contact Page! Or you can contact us by phone at the following below:

Connie White: (940) 395-5441

Dane White: (940) 395-5440

By Texas Law, a puppy is not permitted to be sent home prior to 8 weeks of age. Meaning, that once a puppy is 8 weeks old it is allowed to leave our loving care and go into yours.

Yes, we do! We send all of our puppies home with up-to-date vaccines. We NEVER send a puppy home without having proper vaccinations. Check out our Vaccines + Wormings page to learn more about the procedure we follow while the puppy is in our care.

We sure do! In fact, this is our favorite part of having puppies! Who doesn’t love playing with adorable fluffy puppies? (probably cat people…) We love on and play with our puppies daily. Around 4-6 weeks of age we start introducing toys (ropes, tennis balls, bells, and squeaky toys). We do this to aid them with their senses. This is important to prevent the chances of a puppy having a moment where they have sensory overloaded moments. This helps them not to be shy or skittish around new and loud noises.

The temperaments of our puppies start with their parents. We are very selective with our breeding parents. We don’t use adults that show any bad personality traits. Such as aggression, mood swings, or even overly territorial tendencies. In other words, we only use parents that are happy, fun, playful, loving mommas and daddies. This really makes developing temperaments easy, because right when puppies start breaking from their personality shells, they have a great fun-loving personality that carries into their adult dog years!

There are significant differences between an F1 vs. F1B Goldendoodle because an F1 Goldendoodle is 50% Poodle & 50% Golden Retriever vs. an F1B Goldendoodle that is 75% Poodle & 25% Golden Retriever (in general). The F1 Goldendoodle, the original Goldendoodle generation, has a no shed coat. However, in some instances, you can get an F1 that has minimal shedding. Even with minimal shedding, an F1 is still hypoallergenic but not as hypoallergenic as a no shed F1. An F1 with curlier hair, not as wavy, has a no shed hypoallergenic coat. On the other hand, an F1B Goldendoodle will have no shedding. F1B’s will have a loose wavy coats to tightly curled coats. F1B’s are more hypoallergenic compared to F1’s. Another interesting thing about F1’s is that they slowly get their curls, whereas F1B’s get their curls much quicker. Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

The F1B Goldendoodle is 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. In order to get an F1B Goldendoodle, you need to breed an F1 Goldendoodle and backcross it with either a 100% Poodle or a 100% Golden Retriever. At Goldendoodle Ranch, we always choose to breed an F1 Goldendoodle with a 100% Poodle because of the nonshedding and increased hypoallergenic features. Breeding an F1 Goldendoodle (50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever) with a 100% Poodle yields an F1B Goldendoodle which is (75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever). Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

The meaning of F1B is the same as F1, except the letter “B” stands for Backcross. Backcross means that an F1 dog is a backcross bred with a purebred parent breed.
The “F” still stands for the word filial, which means it’s a crossbred dog and the number “1” still means it’s the first generation offspring between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever. Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

F1B Goldendoodle’s coats can vary in type. They can be wavy, loose curls, or even tight curls. Their fur is extremely soft and flows really well once it’s grown out, assuming normal grooming is kept up. F1B’s do require more grooming compared to F1’s. However, if you keep up with your doodles hair, grooming is as simple as an easy house chore. If your F1B has longer hair, brushing 2 times a week is recommended. If your F1B has shorter hair (3/4″ cut or shorter), brushing at least once a week is recommended. Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

F1 Goldendoodle’s are minimal shedding to no shedding at all. Whereas F1B Goldendoodle’s are not shedding. Given that, F1’s do shed more than F1B’s, but both are still hypoallergenic. Even though F1’s shed more than F1B’s, the cleanup for their shedding is still very minimal and barely recognizable compared to your average shedding longhaired breed. Good news, the same logic also applies to Bernedoodles & Clumberdoodles!

We do not potty train any of our puppies, including the older ones. We do however give plenty of pointers and tips within a packet on how to potty train your puppy. You can also visit our Training Tips + Do’s & Don’ts page for more information as well!

There are many brands of dog food on the market. It can get confusing. The best diet for your puppy/dog is a fresh food diet. However, not everyone is capable of doing a diet such as this. The best food on the market in our 37-year-old humble opinion is Royal Canin! Royal Canin is hands down the best food on the market for your loving puppy. Check out our Nutrition + Supplements page to learn more!

You absolutely should, we highly recommend it! In short, in today’s world, humans aren’t absorbing proper nutrients through their food. The very same problem is occurring in our dogs. We highly recommend that you supplement with a daily vitamin. We have been using NuVet Plus vitamins for two decades now. Learn more about NuVet Plus Vitamins on our Nutrition + Supplements page!

We suggest washing your dog once a month. You never want to over-bathe your doodle. Like all other dogs, doodles have essential bodily oils that keep their fur and skin healthy. Over bathing can cause dry skin, dry and damaged fur, and irritable skin. If you are unsure, a general rule of thumb is when your doodle begins to notice a smell, it’s time to bathe your doodle. To learn more about bathing your doodle, visit our Grooming + Bathing page!

We recommend at least an hour of exercise each day. Goldendoodles are like every dog out there, they need exercise to live a healthy happy life.

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