Our Goldendoodle and Double Doodle puppies are $3800
Our goal is to provide you with a healthy, well adjusted puppy that has been raised in our home. We strive to have open communication with our puppy buyers, and we encourage you to ask lots of questions. Excellent care and compassion towards our parent dogs is a priority.
Responsible Care of Breeding Dogs
We take pride in the fact that we have very high standards for the care and health of our adult breeding dogs. Our adults are, first and foremost, family pets. They live with us or a guardian family that values them as a companion. We do not breed excessively. Our females have just 3-4 litters, and then we spay our girls so that they can live out their life as a family dog. All dogs are current on vaccines and receive monthly heart worm prevention and on parasite management programs. All adult dogs in our home are fed a premium kibble that is supplemented with healthy, fresh "human" food right out of our kitchen (and our chicken coop... our doggy mom's love fresh scrambled eggs from our hen house)!
Before breeding, all of our adult dogs are all tested for breed specific abnormalities through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Radiographs and veterinary exams prove normal hip, elbow, patella, and cardiac function through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animal. Each calendar year, every breeding dog has an OFA/CAER eye exam performed by a veterinary ophthalmologist. We perform genetic/OFA testing on each adult breeding dog to insure the health of our puppies. For more information regarding what we test for, visit our Health Testing page. Because of our strict health protocols, we happily offer a 2 year health warranty on the above congenital conditions and a lifetime guarantee against the genetic conditions that we test for.
Our Health Guarantee
All Red Spring Farm breeding Dogs are tested for Hip, Elbow, Eye, Cardiac, and Patella conditions. They also receive genetic screening for the below breed-specific genetic diseases (if they are not cleared by parentage). Red Spring Farm guarantees against the congenital conditions listed below that greatly diminish the quality of the dog’s life or results in the dog’s death until the dog reaches 2 years of age. Because these conditions can also be caused by the dog’s lifestyle, the warranty is null and void if the condition is attributed to injury, neglect, obesity, rapid growth due to poor nutrition and/or strenuous, repetitive exercise (such as agility training or running miles a day) that takes place before 18 months of age.
In the unfortunate event that a dog is confirmed affected by one of the following congenital or genetic conditions, the Buyer can elect to either receive a replacement puppy (only in the event of the death of the original dog) or receive reimbursement of vet bills for treatment of the condition up to 100% the purchase price of the dog. If the dog is covered by a pet insurance company, such as Trupanion or Embrace, then reimbursement only covers the amount not covered by pet insurance. All reimbursements will be submitted and treatment must be provided within 1 year of the diagnosis. Congenital conditions must be confirmed by the OFA (for HD, ED, and Luxating Patellas), or a Board Certified Canine Cardiologist (for Cardiac Disorders). All genetic conditions must be confirmed by an OFFA approved lab.
Red Spring Farm’s Guarantee does not include viral illnesses, infections, improper bites, benign heart murmurs, hernias, or parasites. It also does not cover illness due to the ingestion of foreign objects, food, chemicals, or physical injury. This warranty is included in our contract (we are happy to provide a copy of our contract upon request).
The Congenital Conditions Covered By Our Health Guarantee (Until the Dog Reaches 2 Years of Age)
Mild, Moderate, or Severe Hip Dysplasia confirmed by OFA
Grade 2 or Grade 3 Elbow Dysplasia confirmed by OFA
Grade 2, 3, or 4 Patellar Luxation confirmed by OFA
Cardiac disorders requiring surgery or a heart disorder requiring life-long medication (Proof to include copies of diagnosis and treatment documentation from a Board Certified Canine Cardiologist).
The Genetic Conditions Covered By Our Health Guarantee (For the Lifetime Of The Dog)
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Labrador Type)
Cystinuria (Labrador Type)
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB)
Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC)
Familial Nephropathy (Cocker Type)
Glycogen Storage Disease VII (PFK Deficiency)
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK)
Muscular Dystrophy (Golden Retriever Type)
Myotubular Myopathy Type 1 (MTM1)
Narcolepsy (Labrador Type)
Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures (NEWS)
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)
Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (PRCD)
Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration Type 4 (PRCD4)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy Type 1 (GR-PRA1)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy Type 2 (GR-PRA2)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Labrador Type)
Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia Type 1
Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy (SAN)
Skeletal Dysplasia 2 (Dwarfism)
Von Willebrand Disease Type 1 (VWD I)
Von Willebrand Disease Type 2 (VWD II)
How We Raise Our Puppies
Puppies our born and raised in our 3 story home, and when puppies are "on the ground" this is our full time job. The dogs and pups have full run of the lower floor, which opens up to a fully fenced back yard. The mother dog gives birth in the nursery area right off of our office. I am always present at the birth, and puppies are color coded so that we can track their weights and personalities which helps us best match puppies to their new home. Between 3-5wks of age, pups move to a larger pen in our "todder area." This is a larger space right between our office and TV/living room, with access out to a covered patio. This space is open concept so there is quite a bit of daily household activity here, which is a vital exposure at this stage of their development. In the toddler area, we expand the whelping box to include a potty space to encourage their natural hygienic behavior of moving away from sleeping areas to potty. Our nursery and toddler area both have easy to sanitize tile flooring, access to a designated-doggy kitchenette (with a refrigerator, sink, microwave, and dishwasher) and a bathroom with a utility/grooming tub and designated-doggy washer and dryer. Since our TV room is here, we usually spend evenings watching TV on the sectional and cuddling the toddlers... my favorite part of the day!
Sometime between 4.5-6.5 wks of age (depending on the litter) pups will begin to venture outside! This includes having daytime access to our kennel/guest home right behind our house, which we call the "Doodle Inn." The Doodle Inn was specifically designed to be homey, yet puppy-friendly and easy to sanitize. It includes a bedroom and bathroom with a shower (for me!), a TV, another washer/dryer set, a grooming tub and lift table, and drains in the floor for easy sanitizing when needed. We chose a combination of wood-look LVT and commercial epoxy flooring for easy cleaning and recently equipped the Doodle Inn with a state of the art commercial energy recovery ventilation (ERV) that completely circulated the air every 15 minutes with fresh yet room temperature air, regardless of outdoor temperature. This has been SOOOOO important when you have a litter of pooping puppies. In an airtight, heated/cooled environment (like a home) it just takes 1 poo for the room to get smelly, even if it is immediately picked up. For my health and the health and happiness of the dogs and pups, we want the air quality to be excellent. The Doodle Inn has 4 attached doggy play yards (which are partially covered, thought dogs have full access inside anytime with a doggy door). The play yards are fully subitizable with a combination of sealed concrete, pea gravel and (very soon) veterinarian grade, antimicrobial K9 Turf Grass by Foreverlawn! While the Doodle Inn does have aspects of a luxury kennel with its runs and play-yards, this is not the lifetime residence of our dogs... they also enjoy time in our home/on our couches, and primary live with their Guardian Family. This is crucial- as doodles are social and only thrive in a home environment as part of the family, NOT a kennel environment.
We raise our pups using a variety of methods from proven socialization protocols. We believe that the early enrichment and socialization exercises we perform at Red Spring Farm helps your pup learn communication skills that improves their trainability for a lifetime! Our pups and adults eat Pawtree kibble, and this is our recommended diet.
Our pups are de-wormed at 2, 5, and 7 weeks. Each puppy gets a veterinarian exam between 6-7 weeks of age to verify that they are healthy, and age appropriate vaccines between 7-8 weeks of age. Puppies are microchipped with lifetime registration as part of our puppy package. Puppies join their new home between 8-9 weeks of age.
Our pups will go home with a contract, our 2 year congenital health guarantee, a lifetime genetic health guarantee, health and vaccine records, your already-registered microchip login information, a blanket that smells like home, and a toy that smells like home. If you choose not to feed our recommended diet, let us know and we will send you home with a small transition baggie of food.
Price of a Red Spring Farm Puppy
Our Goldendoodle, Australian Labradoodle, and Double Doodle puppies are $3800 (2023).
Remember, we offer a Training Refund of $200 for pups who accomplish Canine Good Citizen or Therapy Dog International training, just send us a photo of the dog and handler holding the certificate.
Filling out an application helps us get to know you and determine exactly what you are looking for. This link to our application is at the bottom of this page. After you submit an application, you will receive an email response within 5 business days. PLEASE reach back out if you do not hear from us after 5 business days (M-F) to verify that we received your application. Once you are approved, you can place a $300 reservation fee which will go towards the final purchase price of your puppy. Wait time varies significantly due to multiple factors. Generally, the more specific you are, the longer it may take to get your puppy. In some cases we may have a puppy fitting your needs ready now/very soon, while in other cases it could take 4-6 months.
FINAL PAYMENTS: The remaining purchase price of your puppy (minus deposit) must be received by Red Spring Farm via check within 1 week of you committing to a puppy.
Overview Of Process: 1) Submit an application below! 2) Red Spring Farm will contact you within 5 business days to set up a phone appointment to discuss your options. 3) Once approved, you can place a $300 nonrefundable deposit to reserve an available puppy or a spot on an upcoming litter. 4) Visit our New Owner's Page to prepare for puppy. 5) Mark the calendar with the pick up date of your puppy!
We understand that you want to know where you puppy comes from and the environment it is raised in. We would love to have a transparent, open door policy where anyone can visit any time they would like. Unfortunately, there are a few reasons this simply isn't an option:
1) We are not a petting zoo! Our job is to care for the dogs/pups at Red Spring Farm, we can't do that properly if all our time is spent accepting multiple appointments for visitors each day who may/may not actually be interested in purchasing a puppy. 2) The safety of the puppies is a priority! The biggest danger to puppies at this age is foot-traffic. It just takes 1 person to bring common and dangerous virus- Parvo- into our home. When we do allow visitors, many precautious have to be taken on both our end and the visiting family to reduce this risk. 3) We don't know you! This is our private home, and for our safety we must screen people before visiting.
We offer occasional "puppy socialization parties" where a small number of families can visit at once and help us socialize puppies. Participants must be willing to follow our instructions on appropriate interaction and handling of puppies. Puppy Party spots are limited, and exclusively available to families who have an application and deposit on file. If you are a deposit holder and interested in joining us for a future Puppy Socialization Party, let us know! In Leui of Regular Visits, We Provide Families With Pupdates:
1 Week of Age: "Newborn Pupdate" This week we will post a group litter photo, newborn weights, and activate the puppy cam!
3 Weeks of Age: "Eyes Open Pupdate" This week we will post individual photos of each puppy, weights, and a general litter update.
5 Weeks of Age: "Toddler Pupdate" This week we will post individual photos of each puppy, weights, a general litter update, a short description of each pup as their personality emerges, and details about the fast approaching selection day!
6 Weeks Of Age: "Pick Me Pupdate" This week we will post individual photos of each puppy, weights, a general litter update, a description of each pup, temperament testing, vet exam results, and details about what you need to prepare for puppy joining your family. This Pupdate may be posted in parts throughout the week!
8 Weeks of Age: "Homeward Bound" Now is the time for you to send US a pupdate! Send up photos of your pup's first day in your home and we will share these on the litter page for their siblings families to enjoy.
We often have people request a specific color (deep, mahogany red is a popular color request). Poodle mixes almost always lighten with age. This is called fading. Some fade a little, others fade a lot. It is most apparent in mahogany red, jet black, and deep chocolate colored doodles (but expect any color to lighten in color somewhat as the puppy gets older). Most dogs will start to fade between 6 and 18 months of age, either by overall lightening of the color of the hair, or by white hairs mixing in, usually starting on the snout and back, then spreading all over giving your pup a "frosted" look. Most poodle mixes establish their adult color by 2-3 years of age.
Puppies have the most amazing coat! It is soft, and doesn't mat (tangle) easily. Unfortunately, this coat is not here to stay. Just like how humans have infant hair as an babies, doodles have different hair as puppies. As doodles age, they experience multiple coat changes between 6 weeks and 18 months of age. The most apparent will occur when they are between 6-14 months of age. At this time, their coat will transform from a very soft, easy to groom coat to a more coarse adult coat that mats easily. During the transition, when the doodle has a combination of puppy and adult coat, the coat can be very difficult to maintain. Daily brushing (all the way to the skin, please ask your groomer to show you how to appropriately maintain your dog's coat at home between grooms) and very regular grooming visits (every 4 weeks) may be required, or you can opt to have your dog receive a short haircut to keep them comfortable and reduce grooming needs to once every 6-8 weeks. Make sure to ask your groomer what is appropriate. Once you pup's coat fully transitions, it will be less difficult to maintain (though not as easy as the baby coat)! Curly coated dogs may not look very curly as puppies, but as they get older and their coat will curl more. Even straight or wavy coated puppies will develop more volume/wave as their coat gets longer and their adult coat comes in.
Take Home Day!
Take Home Day is an exciting time for everyone! It is also a VERY busy day for us at Red Spring Farm. After puppies are born, we will schedule their take home day when they turn 8 weeks old. We do Take Home Day as a group (so fun to meet everyone getting a pup from that litter)!PLEASE do not be early, and please do not be late! If you arrive early, you are welcome to wait in our driveway until 11AM. If you are late, we may not be able to go over our puppy packet while you are here. If you are very late, you may have to reschedule your puppy pick up for a later date. Failure to pick up your puppy within a reasonable time frame will result in the forfeit of all deposits/payments and the puppy will be placed in a different home.
We are not professional trainers and we do not offer boarding. If you want your pup to start training ASAP, you may consider finding a trainer in your area. We have a couple great trainer referrals in NYC area!
We are located in Advance, NC
DRIVING HOME: If you are within a 4 hour drive of our home, we encourage you to drive to pick up your puppy. If your drive is between 4 and 6 hours, we encourage you to make sure to bring a helping hand! For the drive home, make sure that you have a Life's Abundance Porky Puff or Bully Stick to keep your pup occupied, a baggie of Life's Abundance Puppy Kibble (just in case), a safe place in the car designated for the pup to travel, a clean towel or bed for the puppy to lay down on, cleaning supplies (for the puppies that get a little car sick), a harness and leash for potty breaks, and travel-safe containers for water. If you have an exceptionally long drive (6+ hours), we encourage you to look into flights to see if carry-on shipping is an option for you.
FLYING HOME: If you have an 8+ hour one-way drive, you may consider flying home with your puppy instead. Our nearest airport is Piedmont-Triad International Airport (GSO/PTI), and there are plenty of rental car options at the airport so that you can drive to us to pickup your new addition. Carry-on shipping allows the puppy to stay with you and fly safely under the seat in front of you during the flight home. You are their caregiver the entire trip, and they are never left alone. We can advise you on how to bring your puppy home as carry-on when flying, however, it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure that you are following the guidelines of the airline you choose, as age/size/vet documentation requirements vary with each airline. If you need more documentation that what we provide in our typical puppy packet, you must let us know in advance so that we can arrange an appointment with our vet. Remember, puppies cannot receive a rabies vaccine until they are between 12-14 weeks of age (at a minimum).
SHIPPING: We refuse to ship our puppies via cargo, which is when the puppy is crated and alone for the duration of the flight, often without food or water. This is stressful for the puppy and can lead to dehydration... not to mention that it is not a good way to introduce the puppy to your family and a crate!
PUPPY NANNY/TRANSPORT OPTIONS: Please contact us directly and we can refer you to puppy nanny/transport services.
*If you are flying, your pick up date will be different than the normal pick-up day, as we will be meeting you at the airport! MAKE SURE to discuss your travel plans with us PRIOR to booking to make sure that we can accommodate you.
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Filling out an application helps us help us get to know you and determine exactly what you are looking for. After you submit an application, you will receive an email response within 2 business days. If you do not hear from us, please reach out to confirm that we received your application. We work hard to respond to everyone, so if we don't reach out within 5 business days, we may not have received your application.