We focus on many things in our program with health, conformation to the Goldendoodle Breed Standard and temperament being of utmost importance. The health testing we complete on every single dog before breeding is as follows:
Goldendoodles & Bernedoodles (proof provided):
- PennHip after 16 weeks of age and/or OFA hips at 12 months of age
- OFA elbows at 12 months of age
- OFA heart at 12 months of age
- OFA patella at 12 months of age
- OFA eyes every two years
Our dogs are conscientiously bred to avoid passing on undesirable traits.
Goldendoodles: Three mutations of Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Degenerative Myelopathy, Ichthyosis, Neonatal Encephalitis with Seizures, von Willebrand’s Disease, Chondrodysplasia and Chondrodystrophy.
Bernedoodles: von Willebrand’s Disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Degenerative Myelopathy, Degenerative Myelopathy Bernese Mountain Dog Variant, Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures and CDDY & CPDA.
Other important information
Puppies leave us at a minimum age of eight weeks and are up to date on vaccinations and dewormings. We allocate puppies to families at 7 weeks of age based on temperament, size and your input. We do not promise a certain puppy as a newborn based on color alone.
Our puppies are microchipped before leaving us and are well socialized with people and grown dogs. They typically learn to go in and out of a doggy door at four weeks of age. By six weeks of age, our puppies are also litter box trained and by eight weeks of age, they know how to sit. New owners receive periodic emailed photos of the entire litter from birth to six weeks of age so they can “watch” the puppies grow.
* We no longer remove front dew claws.
We only breed mulitgens (Goldendoodle x Goldendoodle) or (Bernedoodle x Bernedoodle) due to their higher non-shed success rate. We can produce Goldendoodles anywhere from 15 to 65 lb and Bernedoodles in the 30-60 lb range. Fox Creek Farm welcomes first time puppy owners, as we provide a vast amount of tutorial information to help you prepare for the arrival of your new puppy! While your puppy is growing under the care of Fox Creek Farm, we will provide you with a clickable shopping list with necessary supplies you will need for your new puppy and links to videos made by Fox Creek Farm to answer questions about feeding, crate training, potty training, sleeping though the night and basic training, and much more.
Our puppies (regardless of breed) are raised with an enrichment program known as Puppy Culture. Puppy Culture sets the gold standard for responsible breeders. Below are some of the topics that are covered in Puppy Culture:
Preparation and Prenatal Care, Developmental Periods, Understanding Behavioral Markers, Age Appropriate Games and Exercises, Handling Fear Periods, Enrichment Effect, Creating an Enriching Environment, Puzzles and Problem Solving, Active vs Passive Challenges, Early Socialization, Communication Trinity, Offering Good Behaviors, Manding, Problem Prevention, Emotional Resiliency Exercises, Anti-Aggression Protocols, Sound-Proofing Puppies, and more.
All of our puppies learn how to sit before leaving us. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch puppies go through the stages of the Puppy Culture Program: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyHK-dfc2PNEbMw3BQGBGg
Exposure to Different Environments
Our puppies are raised indoors, but have exposure to many different environments such as loud noises, different types of flooring, different type of walls, cats, different rooms, different lighting, darkness, full lighting, car rides, vets, strangers and much more.
Additionally, we expose puppies to “scary noises” such as tarps, wobble boards, different sounding and feeling toys, vacuums as well as a scary noises CD that includes honking horns, baby crying noises, trains, dogs barking, traffic, sirens and alarms and more. This is done delicately to coach puppies through the stress of scary noises in a positive way.
Early Neurological Stimulation
We also use Dr. Battaglia’s Early Neurological Stimulation protocols on the puppies from day 3-16 of their life. An explanation of the benefits are listed below:
Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises. The benefits noted are the following: Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rates), stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress, and greater resistance to disease
In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.
Secondary effects were also noted regarding test performance. In simple problem solving tests using detours in a maze, the non-stimulated pups became extremely aroused, whined a great deal, and made many errors. Their stimulated littermates were less disturbed or upset by test conditions and when comparisons were made, the stimulated littermates were more calm in the test environment, made fewer errors and gave only an occasional distress sound when stressed.
You can find more info here: https://www.breedingbetterdogs.com/article/early-neurological-stimulation
Our puppies are $4000 plus 6% sales tax.
With your puppy you will receive the following:
- Copies of both parents’ pedigrees and all health testing certifications
- A 2-4 year genetic defect warranty
- Vaccination and deworming records
- Clean bill of health letter from our vet
- Application to register your puppy with GANA (Only Goldendoodles)
- 30 days of complimentary insurance through Trupanion (Not available for NY residents)
- Microchip registration information
- Blanket that has been scented by the litter mates
- “Way To Go” written by Patricia McConnell (potty training book)
- Puppies will have positive experiences in a crate
- Puppies will be started on basic commands like “sit” and manding
You will receive lifetime support via email, phone and social media!
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