Frequently Asked Questions
How do we get on the waiting list?
We do have a waiting list. If you are interested in getting put on the list, you may fill out our puppy application form (see puppy application form tab). Once you fill out the form, we will contact you.
How does your waiting list work?
Once a puppy is born, we send out an announcement email to everyone on our waitlist with the details for our current litter. Those that are interested in a puppy from that current litter may email us back as interested. We will make a VIP waitlist for that litter and will go down our VIP waiting list and let people choose a puppy in order of their application placement.
When do I put down a deposit?
We do not ask for a deposit or fee to be on our waiting list. Once you pick a puppy we ask for a $500 deposit to hold your puppy until pick up day.
When do I get to choose my puppy?
We typically do a video call with potential puppy families around the litter's fifth week. We think this is a good time because we can know more about the puppy's temperament, looks and the puppies are now becoming more active and playful than the previous weeks.
Where are the puppies raised?
All of our dogs are inside only dogs, with playtimes outside and at the park when we are watching them. Our puppies are born and raised in our bedroom AKA "the nursery". This way the mommas can have a peaceful atmosphere and we can keep an eye on them to make sure they are all thriving. Each puppy that is born into our home is a blessing. We handle and love all of our puppies from the moment they are born. Once the puppies are bigger and more active, we move them into the "playroom"(in our living room), which is a spacious play area which is kenneled in for their safety. We let the puppies out to explore and have play sessions, socialization and one-on-one time throughout the day. This way our puppies go to their forever homes loved and with lots of socialization.
Are your dogs health tested?
All of our dogs are DNA health tested with Embark. We believe it is the responsibility of every breeder to genetically test their dogs to ensure the healthiest puppies possible.
Do you give a health guarantee?
We give a one-year genetic health guarantee. We will give you this information with our puppy packet and contract. We also give our support to our puppy families as they go through the journey of raising their new puppy.
What will our new puppy come with?
Every puppy comes with their first parvo shot and de-worming up to date. Each puppy will have a vet check-up before going home (typically around their seventh week of age). We give each puppy family a puppy bag and their puppy's individual binder. The puppy binder will include:
A puppy packet with information that we have found helpful in raising a puppy.
The schedule your puppy has been on with us.
Your puppy's shot/de-worming record.
The litter's vet check paper.
Your puppy's C.K.C or A.K.C pedigree registration papers.
Our puppy contract and health guarantee.
The puppy bag we send home will include:
A sample freezer bag of the puppy food we use, Purina Pro Plan Salmon & Rice Puppy.
Your puppy's favorite chew toy, crinkle toys are a favorite.
A scent blanket that has their mother's scent, to help you and your new puppy's transition as easy as possible.
Is a Cavapoo hypoallergenic/no shed?
Cavapoos are considered a hypoallergenic breed, since they have a hypoallergenic Poodle parent. It's good to keep in mind that all dogs shed to some extent, and no dog is completely hypo allergenic. By the time the puppies are five-six weeks old we have a good idea on who is going to to be more hypo-allergenic (the curlier the puppy the more hypo-allergenic the coat will be).
Different Cavapoo generations?
If you've researched any Doodle breed you've probably come across terms such as F1, F1B, F2, and Multigenerational. This can seem very confusing at first. It's important to understand what these abbreviations mean, and how they affect your future puppy. Cavapoo generations refer to their ancestry that supplies the DNA that contributes to the physical characteristics and temperament.
An F1 Cavapoo is also called a first generation Cavapoo. You get an F1 Cavapoo by breeding two purebred dogs. By breeding a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle you get the charming Cavapoo.
The F is an abbreviation for "Filial Hybrid" and indicates that the dog is a hybrid of two purebred dogs. There is an F at the beginning of every generation marker.
The number refers to the generation:
Any generation after the 3rd generation is usually called "Multigenerational".
The B is an abbreviation for "Backcross". If there is a B at the end of the generation, it would mean that the current Cavapoo generation was bred back to a purebred parent. On rare occasion the Cavapoo may be bred back to a Cavalier parent but that wouldn't make them more hypo-allergenic, so most would stick with only increasing the hypo-allergenic quality and breeding back with a Poodle.
Below are a few charts I found, that are helpful in learning the different generations a Cavapoo can come in. We typically only breed the F1 (first generation) Cavapoo as we think this is the most common generation and the puppies inherit the equally charming qualities from both of their purebred parents. The second most popular generation would be the F1B Cavapoo (Cavapoo parent bred back to a purebred Poodle parent).
How big will my puppy get?
We cannot guarantee your puppy will be or stay a certain weight. We can give you our best guess though by estimating between the parents' weights. Most of our puppies range from between 15-20lbs.
Will my puppy come potty trained?
At 8-10 weeks old (the typical age a new puppy goes home) the puppy is not fully vaccinated and is still using puppy pads and the litter box. The litter box is a box filled with pelletized horse bedding (pine pellets). We think this is a good method to help puppies transition to potty training outside. For those that do not want their puppy using the box inside we suggest setting it inside a kennel fence pen on their back patio or right outside their back door and taking the puppy out there to potty frequently throughout the day. This will start teaching the puppy right away that they go outside to potty but will keep them safer from parvo rather than running around the whole yard while they are still not completely parvo immune.
What vaccinations will my puppy come with?
We give the first parvo shot around the puppy's seventh week of age (around the time of the puppies first vet check). Before this age the puppies have still been nursing quite a bit and have their mother's immunity which makes the parvo shot not as effective. We feel the seven week mark is the optimal time to give the first parvo vaccination.
* The next two parvo vaccinations should be given approximately three-four weeks apart. Usually the second vaccination should be given around 10-11 weeks and the last vaccination around 13-14 weeks. Only a week after the third parvo shot was given will the puppy be fully immune to Parvo Virus and safe to take to public places. Our health guarantee does not cover exposure to parvo.