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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is included with my puppy?
    Puppies will have a health check from our veterinarian, regular deworming, their first round of vaccinations, and a microchip. They will also have AKC limited registration papers and a two-year genetic health guarantee. We will also send home a stuffed toy that has been scented with their mother and litter mates.
  • What if I don't live in Colorado?
    There are several options when it comes to getting your puppy safely home. 1. Colorado is a beautiful state and makes for a great mini vacation. Several out of state clients have enjoyed taking a road trip to pick up their puppy. 2. Many airlines allow small puppies to fly in soft sided carrier under the seat in front of you for about $95. So you have the option to fly in yourself, rent a car to drive to us, or we can meet you at the airport. I have flown with puppies several times and I'm happy to offer you some tips! 3. If you don't want to fly in yourself we can arrange a flight nanny to deliver your puppy to your local airport. Please contact us if you would like an estimate.
  • Do you offer training support?
    We have partnered with the online puppy school Baxter & Bella. By using our discount code YDF25 you receive 25% off a lifetime membership! This program is excellent for helping you get started the right way with your new puppy as well as offering continued support as your puppy grows up. They have amazing classes, videos, tools, printable charts and checklists, and you can even schedule live, one-on-one consultations with a professional dog trainer!
  • I’m looking for a service dog, can you help me?
    The reason I became a dog breeder was with the intention of producing service dogs. It would be an honor to help you find the perfect fit for your needs. The journey from puppy to Service Dog is a long one, and while I can help you find a puppy with the potential, I encourage you to work with a professional trainer from the very beginning to make sure your puppy grows up to become the dog you need. Please reach out and we can talk more about what you are looking for!
  • Are poodles hypoallergenic?
    The term hypoallergenic means that something is less likely to cause an allergic reaction, and so yes, poodles are a hypoallergenic dog breed. Poodle coats consist of hair that does not shed, but rather keeps growing until cut. Because of this, poodles disperse less dander into their environment and so are less likely to cause an allergic reaction in someone with a dog allergy. Grooming your dog regularly can help reduce allergens as well. Some people are allergic to dog saliva, however, and this will mean that they will have a reaction to any breed of dog. Allergies differ from person to person, and so it is important to test your sensitivity before bringing home a new puppy.
  • How often do poodles need to be groomed?
    On average, poodles need to be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. If you want a lower maintenance style, I suggest a nice short sporting clip or Miami trim. If you like a longer, fluffier coat just know that it will require regular brushing to keep it free of matts.
  • Are poodles good with kids?
    Poodles are extremely affectionate and intelligent dogs and often make great family pets. I always recommend that children be supervised with a new puppy, however. Kids need to learn how to interact properly with dogs, and puppies need to learn proper behavior. A tired puppy can easily snap at an over zealous child. But with proper training and supervision, kids and poodles can be the best of friends.
  • Do you dock tails and remove dewclaws on your puppies?
    Yes, all of our puppies have their dew claws removed and tails docked to the breed standard which leaves about 2/3 of the original length. This is done by our veterinarian when the puppies are about 3 days old.
  • When should my puppy be spayed or neutered?
    Current research suggests that delaying spaying/neutering until a dog is 1 to 2 years old can help limit hip, joint, and ligament disease. However, I speak from experience when I say that having unaltered dogs can cause behavioral and training challenges, as well as the risk of unplanned litters. I encourage you to speak with your veterinarian about the pros and cons of delaying spaying or neutering and come up with a plan that works for you.
  • Can I breed my dog?
    Our puppies are sold with Limited AKC Registration which means no breeding rights. We do offer Full AKC Registration (breeding rights) for approved programs and an additional cost. Contact us for more information if you are interested in breeding rights.
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