|PUPPY SELECTION PROCESS
For litters where the pups are all the same color-
Puppies are released at 8-9 weeks of age.Generally, pickup day will be the first
Saturday that the pups are of age to go home, this pickup day will be listed on each litter page. Those with deposits will get
a scheduled time to come meet me the puppy parent(s) and the puppies on the release day. Each family has their own
scheduled time. Please keep in mind that it’s very important to be punctual to this appointment as to not interfere with other
families pick times. Please contact me if you’re running late/early to see if that’s a problem. The balance is due at this time
either in cash or cashiers check(preferred) made payable to Apple Creek Doodles. If you want to make your
final payment by personal check, please pay 10 days before you pick up your puppy so there is time for the check to clear.
Some people think that they need to see the entire litter of pups in order to pick out a good dog. We have found this is a
misconception. In any one litter, the majority of the puppies are comparable. In each litter there is usually a highly
energetic dog, a more reserved dog, and the rest fall in between. The term pick of the litter is simply a matter of opinion.
With our picking process, gender is selected at the time of deposit. If you are choosing a girl puppy, at pickup time, you will
see only the girl puppies available, if choosing a boy then only the boys will be available to see. It's safer and easier to only
have the puppies out to see that you will be picking from. Puppies are very active and I've had them get dropped and
stepped on accidentally so the less puppies out the safer the day will be for all involved.
Less puppies out means you can concentrate more on what's available for you to choose from and will make the
process much easier for you.
Parents please keep watch on your kids, do not let them pickup puppies. It's best to have kids sit and let the puppies
approach them if they so choose. It's so easy for anyone to drop a wiggly puppy, they are very precious and delicate beings,
one fall even low to the ground could be devastating to them and the family waiting to pickup after you.
Most people pretty much already know which puppy they want even before they come to meet them in person. Watching
them grow in the pictures and videos I post makes it easy to fall in love. If you don’t have a favorite yet, no worries, you
will have time to meet the puppies and play with them to see which one you like best. I’ve found that most people pick their
pup they want within 5-10 minutes of being here! I have started making the pick up/out times every 30 minutes (a bit of
time in between for traffic delays) so I don’t have to have the poor puppies out and running all day long. Please be mindful
of your pick time. The parents of the pups will be here on pickup day, if they both live here. Some of our boys live with
friends. The parent(s) will be available to see but not touch, our insurance requires our adults to be secured in such a way
that they can’t be touched. Just so you know. Also, if you have kids please let them know they need to be calm and quiet
around the puppies and parents. Loud noises can frighten young puppies and our adults are not use to the fast movements
kids sometimes do (like running around nonstop and yelling from excitement)
A calm quiet demeanor is necessary around little puppies or they may get scared.
LAST PICK.....DON'T WORRY:
Your last pick puppy simply did not fit into any one of the above physical/behavior expectations of those who came before
you. If you have a pick, great. Pick the puppy that your heart tells you is "the one". If you don't have a pick, consider
yourself lucky, because you didn't have to go through the tough process of trying to pick one over the other, fearing you'll
make some sort of mistake. The majority of people who have to pick one over another tell me it is a terrible process. I
agree. Don't feel bad about leaving a pup behind, they will all find great homes and families to love!
If you can't make the scheduled go home day you will need to pick your puppy via pictures/video/my advise so those who
can come on pickup day can still get their puppy. This needs to be arranged prior to you making a deposit, I do not hold
puppies much past the pickup day since they need to be with their families to start the bonding process sooner than later.
Boarding fees may apply for late pickups. If you are not able to pick up your puppy on the take home date then we advise
waiting for another litter or getting our professional trainer to board/train your puppy. We do not personally board
puppies at our home or keep them for extra time past their take home date. Puppies that age are a tremendous amount of
work to socialize and care for properly and we look forward to well earned rest periods in between litters of puppies and
plan our own holidays accordingly.
|-FOR LITTERS WITH MULTIPLE COLORED PUPS-
Litters with cream, apricot, caramel, chocolate and black pups will always be available for immediate reservation. Each puppy will be
marked as Reserved or Available and if Available they are for sale and you can place your deposit on that puppy.
If the puppy you've chosen doesn't meet your expectations once you've come to pick him/her up then your deposit will be refunded in
full, you have no obligation to take them home. If the puppy you've chosen, for any reason, is not fit for sale after their vet checkup,
your deposit will be refunded in full or can be transferred to a later litter.
|-BERNEDOODLE SELECTION PROCESS-
Since Bernedoodle puppies come in all different color patterns our Bernedoodle pups are always available for immediate reservation.
This means that if a puppy is marked as available on the litter page then it's available for deposit. As soon as pups are 2 weeks old we
will start the process of reserving our Bernedoodles.
As always - If the puppy you've chosen doesn't meet your expectations once you've come to pick him/her up then your
deposit will be refunded in full, you have no obligation to take them home. If the puppy you've chosen, for any reason, is
not fit for sale after their vet checkup, your deposit will be refunded in full or can be transferred to a later litter.
|-SHEEPADOODLE SELECTION PROCESS-
Our sheepadoodle puppies are available for immediate reservation once 5 weeks old. This means that those with deposits will reserve
the puppy they want based on pictures/videos by 5 weeks old. I have no doubts that every puppy in the litter will have a great coat,
suburb personality and be a great puppy inside and out. If the puppy you've chosen doesn't meet your expectations once you've come
to pick him/her up then your deposit will be refunded in full, you have no obligation to take them home. If the puppy you've chosen,
for any reason, is not fit for sale after their vet checkup, your deposit will be refunded in full or can be transferred to a later litter.
Blue eyed puppies will be priced higher and not until eyes open and are clear (3-4 weeks old).