~Selection Process~
Once born puppies will be placed in color/gender groups. For an example: if we have a litter of goldendoodles
there may be apricot, black and chocolate puppies in various genders. I will take the chocolate girls and put
them in one deposit group and put pick #'s down depending on how many chocolate girls there are, same for
the chocolate boys, caramel boys and girls and black boys and girls. Deposits will be placed on one
gender/color group. If there is only one puppy in a group then that puppy will be available for immediate
reservation, i.e the litter consists of 8 puppies, 4 chocolate girls, 3 apricot boys and 1 black boy, that one
black boy will be available for immediate reservation since he's the only one of his kind. Once puppies are 5
weeks old the selection process of each group begins. This happens via pictures and videos that are posted.
You will be contacted via email when it's your time to pick. So basically once puppies are born you decide what
color/gender puppy you want and at 5 weeks old you will then pick the individual puppy you want. The selection
process happens via pictures and videos posted on my site, we do not allow visits in person sorry.
Sheepadoodles are grouped by gender and markings such as panda face, open face, one eye and others.
Bernedoodles are grouped by gender, colors and markings such as Tri, Bi, Sable or Brindle.

Once you've chosen your puppy, that puppy is reserved for you and your $500 deposit is used to reserve that
puppy. If anything happens to the puppy making them unfit for sale, your deposit will be refunded or
transferred, it cannot be used to pick another puppy from that litter if selections have already been made no
matter what number pick you were....unless of course there are still pups available that have not been chosen
yet from the same litter as your puppy. Once you have chosen the puppy you want you cannot decide to switch
to a different one later on as I have likely turned away people that would have wanted the pup we've been
holding just for you.

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. I do not hold
puppies past the posted pickup day since they need to be with their families to start the bonding process
sooner than later. If you are not able to pick up your puppy on the posted take home date then we advise
waiting for another litter or getting a 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 once older and we look forward to well-earned
rest periods in between litters of puppies and plan our own vacations accordingly.The balance is due at this
time payable 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.

If by chance something happens to the puppy you picked prior to the take home day your deposit will be
refunded in full or you can decide to place your deposit on another litter to the next open spot available, or
you may transfer your deposit to the next litter due to the next open spot available. Sometimes things happen,
puppies may get sick, injured or not fit for sale at the time of pickup for another reason. It's not often and
never expected but this is just so you know how it's handled if it does occur.

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. Don't feel bad about leaving a pup behind, they
will all find great homes and families to love!