FAQ

Are your Mini Goldendoodles AKC Registrable?

Let us explain about our English Cream Golden Minidoodles. Both parents are AKC registered.  The sires, our male white toy poodles, have been shown and have their AKC Championship. Phinn and Joe also have all of their health clearances. Our females are AKC English Cream Golden Retrievers. They are OFA certified and have all of their clearances, as well. Currently, a miniature goldendoodle is considered a “Hybrid Designer Breed” and the AKC does not recognize them at this time.  What you can be assured of is that your puppy came from the best parents that she/he could come from.  We are NOT a backyard breeder.  We have made sure that we have chosen only the top sires and dams, and have also had all of their clearances completed,  unlike many other minidoodle breeders.

Do you ship your puppies?

We do ship our puppies for an additional cost. At this time, we use Delta Cargo and American Airlines Cargo, exclusively. The reason for this is that they are totally temperature controlled from the time they are dropped off by us, until the time that they are picked up and in your arms.  Many airlines have them in temperature controlled compartments, except for when they have to change flights.  This could leave them out in the cold or extreme heat on the tarmac for any number of hours.  Delta and American Airlines guarantee that the puppy will be picked up in a temperature controlled vehicle and transported to the next flight.  We have also found it to be the same price and sometimes even less expensive than other airlines.  We want only the best for our puppies during shipment so they arrive to you healthy and happy!!  We have shipped many puppies to almost every state, including Alaska (still waiting on Hawaii!) and we have NEVER had any problems!  We have a fabulous relationship with the staff at the Indianapolis Cargo Dept. (perhaps it’s the cookies, brownies and other goodies we take them) so we have no reservation placing our babies on these flights.

These puppies must also have:

  1. a health certificate provided by our vet to travel
  2. airline approved travel crate with a clip on for food and water dish
  3. the flight made to travel during a safe temperature

We will provide all of this for you. The normal cost of shipping a puppy is $600.  This, of course, depends on the weight and where the puppy is going.

What do you feed your dogs?

At Royal Mini-doodles, we feed our dogs exclusively Purina Pro Plan Focus Chicken and Rice Formula. We do a lot of research to make sure that our dogs are always getting the best food on the market. Purina Pro Plan is made with high-quality, natural ingredients, and active nutrients and antioxidants – and our dogs love it! We encourage you to visit their website to learn more.

Our moms are started on the Purina Pro Plan Focus as soon as they are bred and are fed this until they’re 6 weeks past weaning their puppies. This makes the transition for our puppies from mom to puppy food, very easy!

Do your doodles shed?

One of the great characteristics of the cross between the poodle and the English Cream Golden Retriever is that the puppies take on the non-shedding gene of the poodle. At Royal, we see little to no shedding in our puppies. Our sires have amazingly soft and silk like fur.  This makes our puppies’ fur simply mink like!  Although we will not claim that our puppies do not shed, we will tell you that they are very low-shedding.

Do you only have extremely pale puppies?

While we “specialize” in very light colored English Cream Miniature Golden-doodles, we also produce a variety of shades. One of our specific females carries a lot of color in her bloodline so she produces some puppies that have  beautiful, RICH, apricot, caramel, and cream coats. Contrary to what some believe, British or English “Cream”  Golden Retrievers actually come in a variety of colors from a very pale cream to a very dark red.  The color is based the genetics that the dog carries.

What will your puppy come with?

  • Their dew claws removed (Three days of age)
  • Microchipped through AKC Reunite
  • Dewormed at Week 2,4,6 and the week before they go home
  • All age appropriate vaccinations given by our vet
  • A COMPLETE examination performed by our vet and their contact information
  • 1 yr Genetic Guarantee
  • 2 yr. Hip Guarantee
  • Our commitment that we will be here to answer any questions for the lifetime of your puppy!

Where are you located?

We live in a cozy house on 25 secluded acres with lots of room for our babies to run and play in Sheridan, Indiana.  Sheridan is a located at the Northwest corner of Hamilton County. We are approximately 45 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport.

Do you allow visitors?

Of course we welcome visitors, which quickly become friends to Royal Minidoodles!  You are always welcome in our home, however it’s not always possible to visit with our puppies.  We are very strict as to when we allow others to see and hold our babies based on when they have had their vaccinations.  It is our ultimate goal to raise healthy, happy puppies and to do this, we must make sure that no foreign bacteria is carried into their facilities before they have their complete immunities!  Believe me, it is as hard for us as it is for you!  We are always anxious to “SHOW OFF” our beautiful babies, but we have to remember what’s best for everyone!  We want you to get your perfect puppy!  We do ask that you call first and make an appointment so we can make sure we have plenty of time to spend answering your questions and making you feel at home. We do visits Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

What will I need for my new puppy?

Here are a few things you should have before you bring your new puppy home….

  • Purina Pro Plan Focus Chicken and Rice Formula
  • Food and Water Bowls
  • An old towel
  • Paper towels and baby wipes
  • Chew Toys We prefer small Kong’s – Please NO rawhides
  • A medium-sized squeaker toy Our puppies love these!
  • Moisturizing Puppy Shampoo and Conditioner This will keep their fur soft and fluffy.
  • Pinbrush
  • A Lifestages Crate. Be sure to get the divider so the crate can grow with your puppy.
  • A Leash and Collar. We recommend approximately 9″, but expandable. Although, your puppy may not love the leash to begin with, it’s a good idea to start early.

Do you have a guarantee on your puppies?

Yes, we do have a guarantee on our puppies for genetics and hips. The details are spelled out in our contract, which you will be issued upon placing your deposit.