Our Goldendoodle and Double Doodle puppies are $3500
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). We are happy to provide families with hard copies of these tests upon request AFTER your pup is spayed/neutered (between 6-12 months of age). Therefore, 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 (3 Years of age for those who feed our recommended diet). Unfortunately, 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. We guarantee genetic conditions for the lifetime of the dog.
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 (this does not include the Breeder’s Fee). Reimbursement is for treatment only, no reimbursement for tests to diagnose the condition will be given. If the dog is covered by a pet insurance company, such as Trupanion or Embrace, then reimbursement only covers the deductible. All reimbursements will be submitted and treatment must be provided within 1 year of the diagnosis. Congenital conditions must be confirmed by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (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
Pups are born and raised in my home, and when pups are "on the ground" this is my full time job. We live in a split level home, and the dogs and pups have full run of the lower floor. The mother dog gives birth in my office (where I have a loft bed set up). 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. As they grow, pups move to a larger pen and into our "puppy room" (right off of my office, with a patio that goes out to a turf grass play area). Here, we expand the whelping box and pups will begin to intermingle with adult dogs to learn manners and socialization skills. Our puppy room has wood-style LVT floors, kitchenette (with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee bar), and connected bathroom. It is homey and I often find myself lounging in a chair and spending my evenings here with the babies. The last couple of weeks, the pups will rotate between our puppy room, outside patio area, and our older puppy/dog room. The dog room is right off the puppy room (the door is always open). It is a garage conversion into a fully heated/cooled space that is large enough for the pups to accommodate a couple large play pens for puppies. It has a couple windows that look into our backyard and turf yard, and dog doors going into a turf grass potty area for adult dogs, which is nice for pregnant doggy moms, because just like human moms, they take more trips to the bathroom when pregnant. There is a utility closet in the back that has a commercial washer (for soiled puppy pads). We had epoxy flooring professionally installed (which is pore-less, unlike standard concrete) for easy sanitization. A drain in the floor allows us to pressure wash between litters.
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 and confidence! We post new photos on our website weekly as well as a video each week. Deposit holders have access to our live stream Puppy Cam. We try to take high quality photos of each pup during each photo session. Our pups grow up on Life's Abundance All Life Stages 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 5-6 weeks of age to verify that they are healthy, and age appropriate vaccines between 6-7 weeks of age. We microchip AND register that chip for the lifetime of your dog as part of our puppy package.
Our pups will go home with a contract, our 2 year congenital health guarantee, a lifetime genetic health guarantee, vaccine records, your already-registered microchip login information, a blanket that smells like home, a toy that smells like home, and samples of Life's Abundance treats and Life's Abundance Shampoo. 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 $3500.
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 must place a $200 reservation fee which will go towards the final purchase price of your puppy. We ask families to specify their requirements (gender, color, coat type, and size). We begin reaching out to families on our list when puppies turn 4 weeks old if we have an available puppy that fits the gender/color/coat/size requirements requested. Wait time varies significantly due to multiple factors. Generally, the more specific you with your search, the longer it will take to get your puppy. Some families only wait a few weeks, while others may wait 4-6 months or more.
FINAL PAYMENTS: We only accept a mailed check for the final payment, no bank transfers or online transactions (no venmo, zelle, paypal, etc).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. 2) Once approved, you can place a $200 nonrefundable deposit to get on the General Waitlist. 3) Red Spring Farm will contact you when we have something available that fits your needs. 4) Mail Red Spring Farm your final payment check. We do not allow puppies to go home until they are paid for in full (via check), and payment is not accepted on pickup day. 5) Once you commit to a puppy, mark important days (like puppy selection day, and puppy pickup day) in your calendar! 6) Visit our New Owner's Page to prepare for 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 you could visit any time you would like. Unfortunately, due to recent outbreaks of parvo and canine respiratory illnesses, this is simply not safe for the puppies in our care. We now limit the number of visitors in our home, only allowing deposit holders to come on take home day only. Photos of puppies will be posted at: 1 week of age: "Newborn Photoshoot" 3 weeks of age: "Eyes Open Photoshoot" 5 weeks of age: "Toddler Photoshoot" 6 weeks of age: "Pick Me Photoshoot" 7 weeks of age: "Going Home Photoshoot" Watch out for extra photos and videos on our Facebook and/or Instagram!
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 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.