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FAQs

Read below to find out what other prospective buyers and current owners have asked us.

If there aren't any puppies currently available, how do I reserve a puppy from the next litter?
You may request to be placed on our waiting list for future litters by sending us an email with your contact information, and any preferences relating to the puppy (ie: gender). We will send you a confirmation email with information concerning your request (ie: position on the list, etc.) When future litters become available, we will update you via email. The waiting list is FREE to join. Join the Waiting List
All of the puppies have cute names, but can we give them a new name?
Once adopted, you can re-name your puppy to whatever name suits your new family member. We give them temporary names to help identify them. You are also free to keep this name if you like it.
Are your puppies AKC registered?
The Goldendoodle is not an officially recognized breed accrording to the AKC. However, our sires and dams (Standard Poodle and Golden Retreiver) are AKC registered.
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All puppies will have had their dewclaws removed, de-wormed several times, and have all of their age appropriate vaccinations! All our babies are fully evaluated and checked by our Vet.

Many breeders give vaccinations themselves and their puppies are never seen by a vet. Our puppies will be seen multiple times at Clemson Animal Hospital, in Clemson SC before they leave us.

What are your prices?
Prices vary with each puppy. Prices range from $1200 to $2000 each. The Average price is about $1500.
Will my Goldendoodle's coat shed?
Poodles coat types very greatly from wavy to curly, from fleece to wool, and so can the coats of Goldendoodles. A benefit of these wonderful companions, is that they inherit some of the hypoallergenic and non-shedding qualities of the Poodle. Although we cannot guarantee that your doodle will not shed, it will be less than a retriever.
What can I do so my puppy doesn't cry and whine at night?

If you are crate training basically no matter what you do the puppy will most likely cry the first night, because the puppy has learned that if he whines he gets attention. To make the puppy more comfortable you can fill an empty two-liter soft drink bottle with hot to warm water and wrap it in a towel and place in the crate so the puppy feels like he is sleeping next to a litter mate.  Other than the water bottle, I prefer not to put anything in the crate with the puppy so the puppy will lay down and go to sleep and not play. 

If your puppy is playing then he will need to go outside and potty. It is important that you do not give in to the whining, so he learns he will have to stay in the crate. Do not under any circumstances get him out of the crate when he is whining. In most cases the whining lasts one maybe two nights for up to 5 minutes and it is over. You will not be a bad puppy owner if you close the puppy in a bathroom or laundry room away from your bedrooms the first few nights. If the first few nights the puppy sleeps for a few hours and then whimpers he most likely is telling you he needs to potty.  Take him outside to potty and straight back to his crate, so he does not think it is social time.

Do I need to “puppy proof” my home?

As with children, you will likely want to puppy proof your house. Part of it is to keep the pup safe, and the rest is to keep your stuff safe from the pup. Puppies chew things. Everything below four feet is fair game. Expect it and prepare for it. One of the best solutions is to offer a wide variety of puppy safe chew products all over each accessible floor in the house. If the pup is going to chew, you might as well control what he is chewing.

  • • Use child proof locks to keep substances like pesticides, meds, cleaning products, plants, etc. locked up in cabinets and away from your pup.
  • • When pups are very young, even rawhide strips can be dangerous, never give these to your puppy unsupervised.
  • • Be aware that some foods and plants are toxic to dogs.
  • • Avoid heat stroke and don't leave pups or dogs locked in cars.

The surest way to avoid parvo infection in your dog is to adhere to the recommended vaccination schedule which begins when puppies are 6-8 weeks of age. Puppies should not be allowed to socialize with other dogs or frequent areas where other dogs have been until 2 weeks after they have had their last vaccination. 

Can I take my puppy to the park or other public places?

After your puppy comes home, there are still health risks for Parvo! "You should NOT allow your puppy to be out in public places until after the Parvo vaccinations have been completed; between 12-16 weeks.

The surest way to avoid parvo infection in your dog is to adhere to the recommended vaccination schedule which begins when puppies are 6-8 weeks of age. Puppies should not be allowed to socialize with other dogs or frequent areas where other dogs have been until 2 weeks after they have had their last vaccination.

I live in North Dakota, can I still get a pup?
Yes, we send our pups via commercial airliner (ie: Delta Airlines). Shipping costs are around $350 for most airports in the continental US. Transportation costs are subject to change without notice. Transportation fee includes the air fare, shipping kennel and the required veterinary exam and paperwork. We schedule all of the flight arrangements for you.
How soon after the pups are born can they come home with us?
Generally, the puppies can go home with you from eight to nine weeks after birth. During this time period, the puppies are still being cared for by their mother. It also allows us the time to ensure they have received proper veterinary care in the early stages of life.
Do you offer a discount for members of the military?
Yes. To show our gratitude to those who serve (and their families), a discount of $100 will be given to service members and their spouses. You MUST bring a VALID MILITARY ID with you at time of pickup to receive this discount. Discount will be deducted from the remaining balance (not from the deposit).
Does Shiloh Goldendoodles (pre)crate-train puppies?

No. Our puppies do not come (pre)crate-trained. Crate training is a great way to train your new friend, but the process requires a lot of patience on the new owner's part. If it is done consistently, it works. Have a crate on hand for the first few weeks and keep your puppy in it when you are not with him, but not for more than a few hours at a time. Make sure the crate is not too big. It should be large enough for the puppy to stand up, turn around, stretch out, but no larger. Dogs do not want to soil their bed and the use of a crate teaches them to control their urge to eliminate.

Most pups are very easy to crate train, But, please be aware that a dog that is left in a crate all day long, gets let out in the evening after work for a few hours and then put back in the crate for the night can become a very unhappy, destructive dog.

Do I get to select my own puppy?
Goldendoodle puppies will look almost identical at birth (ie: no markings). Choosing a puppy based exclusively on photographs will be difficult. After the puppies reach the age of 6 weeks, their individual personalities will have started to form. Between 6-7 weeks we will speak with you over the phone to assist you in making your puppy selection based on your preferences from the photos, and also according to puppy personalities and your life situation. Puppies will be selected in the order that deposits were received.
Do I need a PayPal account to place a deposit from your web site?
No. a PayPal account is not necessary for purchase. PayPal is the company who processes the financial transaction from you financial institution to ours. When you initiate the purchase process through our purchase page, you are taken temporarily to PayPal's site to complete the transaction. On the checkout page (PayPal) you are given two options. One option is to sign up for a PayPal account and the second is to use a debit or credit card.