What does the price of your puppies include?
The puppies come microchipped, vaccinated, regularly wormed and with a comprehensive health check and guarantee. We also provide you with an information pack which has the pups vaccination certificate and current recommendations on health care, feeding, settling in and socialisation. We also provide you with a welcome pack that has a mix of toys, blanket, brush, bowls etc to get you started.
When is your next litter of Cavoodles?
Please refer to our "Pups for Sale" page for all information on pups currently available or pups that will be available in the near future
What if we can't pick the puppy up on the 8 week date, can you hold on to the pup until we are ready?
No, we do not hold on to pups past this time. If you are unable to collect the puppy on the Thursday, Saturday or Monday then it would be best that you wait until another litter when it is a more suitable time.
It is in the best interest for the puppies to all go off to their new homes at the same time when they are 8 weeks of age. The crucial socialisation period also starts from 8 weeks, whereby pups can start going to puppy school and get used to their new environment. It's also best for you to start toilet training as young as possible - although we do the ground work by getting them used to going on grass - it's much harder to toilet train an older pup.
What payments do you accept?
The deposit of $500 can be made by direct debit and a screen shot of the receipt sent. The remaining amount can also be transferred via direct debit as long as it clears in time. We have an eftpos machine which can process direct debit or credit cards (credit cards incur a 1.38% surcharge). Cash payments are also welcome.
Do you have "Open Days" where we can visit your premises?
Unlike other larger breeding establishments, we are a small family business. We do not have "Open Days" because we feel it is in the best interest health wise for our dogs and puppies. We often have very young, un-vaccinated puppies and do not want to risk the health of them by having people visiting. This decision helps us maintain our excellent reputation for having healthy puppies.
We have photos and videos of our premises which are regularly uploading to our galleries here and on Facebook and Instagram.
Can we meet the parents of our puppy?
Yes, when you come to view/pick up your puppy at 8 weeks we are happy for you to meet the parents. A visit at 6 weeks can be arranged after the 1st vaccination has been given if requested. Alternatively, a photo of the parents is included in your information pack.
Do you send pups interstate?
No sorry we don't transport our puppies interstate. I can work out transport within Victoria at the owners cost.
Do you supply a copy of the parents DNA results?
Upon request, we are happy for you to view a copy of the results when you come to view/pick up your puppy.
Why First Generation:
Our breeding parents are all pure bred, which ensures a first generation cross. We are not endeavouring to develop a "new breed" of dog. The names like "Cavoodle" came about because it was shorter than saying "Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross with a Poodle".
All 'pure' breed dogs came about from cross breeds way back when. The way in which the pure bred dog was developed and 'fine tuned' was to continue breeding in to the same lines to get the particular look and temperament that dog associations were wanting. After years of doing so, it means there is a limited gene pool and so it is more common for pure breed dogs to continue to inherit and pass on genetic disorders.
By crossing one current day pure bred dog with another, you have the benefit of hybrid vigour. This means the chance of having puppies with the common genetic diseases in their pure breed mix is significantly reduced.
Again, our aim is not to create another 'breed' of dog. And in fact, by law our domestic animal license requires us to have our clients sign a form stating that they will have their puppy desexed by the time it is 6 months of age. Aside from this though, as our aim is to breed the healthiest pups with the advantages of both pure breed parents, minus the potential health issues. Breeding only First Generation is the best way to achieve this.
Why Second Generation:
Our 2nd Generation pups are bred from a first generation mum and a Toy Poodle dad. Example, mum is a 1st Gen (F1) Cavoodle and dad is a Toy Poodle. These pups will look more Poodle in appearance and health characteristics as are 3/4 Poodle and 1/4 Cavalier. Often these dogs will tend to have a tighter non-shedding coat and a longer nose.
Predictability in a Cavoodle
A lot of pet owners are after a certain look. Creating this sort after attributions comes from careful selection and consideration of parent dogs. We have good knowledge and experience to predict what combinations will result in a particular 'look'.
We can not 100% guarantee a low or no shed coat in our Cavoodles as when you are crossing a pure bred dog that sheds a lot, with one that barely does, there can be no guarantee. We can, however, provide you with a good indication from our years of expertise and feedback from customers as to how their pups adult coat resulted. In some instances, we may have a flat coat "oodle", where the puppy has taken more after either the Cavalier or Cocker Spaniel. This may mean the pup will shed more hair, but it may also mean less need for regular clipping - which may appeal to some people more than the risk of a shedding pup. It is important to note that there is no such thing as a "non shed" coat, as even breeds like Poodles will still shed some of their coat, just not as much and it will generally get caught up in their curls rather than fall on the ground (or on your clothes!).
Temperament of a pup is already looked after during the selection and raising period of our adult dogs. All of our adults are well socialised as puppies to ensure their wonderful natures.
Our main goal is to breed healthy pups with the qualities of the parents so highly sought after, but minus the genetic issues that can be passed on by purebred lines.
Pure Bred dogs are more likely to pass on genetic inherited conditions. And although by doing the cross we are significantly reducing this chance, we also like to ensure that we are breeding from healthy parents without these issues.
We strive to protect the genetic problems that can be passed on through dog breeds, by DNA testing all our dogs. It is very important that breeders understand how dogs who maybe carriers, or positive to genetic diseases are correctly matched to dogs who are a suitable pairing. Many pure breed dogs have been bred for appearance, rather than their health, and this has taken a toll on the popularity of these breeds. By selectively cross breeding first generation dogs, genetic and inherited problems are significantly reduced.
HUMAN FOODS TO AVOID FOR DOGS
ALCOHOL : affects dogs in the same way it affects humans. High levels of alcohol consumption can cause intoxication, gastrointestinal irritation, respiratory distress, coma and death.
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER : causes insulin release in dogs which can lead to liver failure.
AVOCADO : contains persin which is in all parts of the avocado. Ingestion causes gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea respiratory distress, congestion, fluid accumulation around the tissues of the heart and even death.
CHOCOLATE : contains theobromine which is toxix to dogs. Toxicity is dose related meaning that the overall effect of chocolate ingestion depends on the size of the dog, the amount eaten and the type of chocolate.
COFFEE OR CAFFEINE PRODUCTS : In large enough doses, caffeine can be fatal for a dog and there is no antidote.
COOKED BONES : can splinter and cause gastrointestinal obstruction or laceration.
FAT TRIMMINGS : Fat, both cooked and uncooked, can cause intestinal upset, with vomiting and diarrhoea. It can also lead to your pet developing pancreatitis.
GRAPES, RAISINS, SULTANAS AND CURRANTS : The toxic substance within grapes and raisins is unknown, but it can lead to kidney failure.
ONIONS, GARLIC AND CHIVES : These contain a substance that can cause gastrointestinal irriation and lead to red blood cell damage, and a form of anemia. Garlic and chives contain the same substance but at a lesser volume.
SALT : large amounts of salt can produce excessive thirst and urination, or even sodium ion poisoning.
TOMATOES AND RAW POTATOES : These contain a substance that causes violent gastro intestinal problems.
YEAST/DOUGH : can rise and cause gas to accumulate in your dog’s digestive system. This can be painful and cause the stomach or intestines to rupture. The risk diminished after the dough is cooked and the yeast has fully risen.
PUPPY CARE INFORMATION
Your puppy with need 3-4 small meals per day. For the first 3-5 days, whilst pup is settling in, feed small meals of chicken, lean mince and rice. Gradually add increased amounts of ( DOG FOOD) dry & ( CAN FOOD ) canned to the rice mix and serve warm.
The dry food may be offered dry or soaked in warm water. Commercial food is well balanced, and has been feed to your puppy, but when they go to their new homes they can become stressed and not want to eat. It is vitally important to contact us if your puppy is refusing to ear.
Leave fresh water, no milk, available to the pup at all times.
Don’t be tempted to overfeed if your pup likes certain food because this will result in diarrhoea.
Your puppy has been wormed every 2 weeks from birth, and is due to be wormed at 10 weeks. When your puppy is 12 weeks of age monthly worming can begin. Your Vet can advise you on the many different types of wormers available that include heart worm prevention. Dogs can become infected with worms by drinking contaminated water, contact with other infected animals, contact with other infected animal faeces, by swallowing fleas carrying the infective stage of tapeworm, eating meat. Heartworm disease can only be spread between pets by mosquitoes. This can be a problem all year round.
FLEA AND TICK PREVENTION
When you pup is our and about socializing, it may pick up fleas from other dogs. Please ensure you us an effective flea control before your pup becomes infected. Chat to your Vet about what will suit your pup best.
Until your puppy matures it will need to be reminded to toilet where you prefer. Take puppy outside every 20 minutes, and whenever it wakes or has eaten. Take puppy through the same door, to the same place and offer lots of praise when pup toilets. Watch for any signs of impending elimination, such as circling, squatting or sneaking off, then immediately take pup outside. Ignore any mistakes inside because reprimanding may cause anxiety, and confusion. Training pads or newspaper is advisable to use over night. It is very important to keep puppy’s bottom clean otherwise they can become blocked and unable to pass stools.
Puppies need lots of sleep, so ensure your pup has its own sleeping area with a warm bed and a cuddle toy. Use this area for daytime and night time sleeps, so pup associates it with “alone time” This area can be anywhere you choose inside your house, or a snug, dry kennel outside. Playtime before bed is encouraged, but remember that too much stimulation can make a puppy unsettled which can cause diarrhoea and loss of appetite. A bed warmed with a hot water bottle may encourage puppy to sleep soundly!
BATHING AND GROOMING
If your puppy has a low/no shed coast it is wise to begin brushing daily so puppy becomes used to regular grooming. Trim the hair around the eyes, feet and bottom regularly, so pup becomes used to having this done. All pups should also become used to having their ears and mouths examined to avoid possible future struggles.
Dogs do not need regular bathing because their skin has a protective covering of oil, can if this is washed off too frequently the will over compensate and create too much. This will result in your dog having a “doggy” smell despite frequent bathing. Three to four times a year is sufficient, and in between times, feet can be rinsed under the tap, and deodorant sprays can be applied.
Your pups microchip details will be sent to Central Animal Records with your personal information. They will contact you regarding registration. Central Animal Records details are 03 9706 3187 if you need to advise them of any future charges to your information.
We are required by law to contact your council and inform them of the purchase of your puppy. You will also need to register with your local council by the age of 3 months. Your pups vaccination card has the information required to do this. Check your council’s website for relevant information, and remember to update any new details.
The date for your pups next vaccination is at 12 weeks. This information is located on the pups record card. Your pup has been vaccinated against Parvo Virus, Hepatitis, Distemper and Kennel Cough. Some canine diseases are very serious and can be fatal even with treatment. Your Vet will advise on a future vaccination program for your pup. Vaccinations for the above diseases are highly effective, and have a very low rate of side effects.
It is recommended that your pup be desexed before the age of 6 months. Along with helping dog overpopulation, there are many other benefits of desexing dogs. Desexed dogs can be better behaved and less likely to roam. Desexing pets can also prevent them from getting certain types of cancer.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding you puppy, please call your Vet as soon as possible.
Socialisation is essential for all puppies to experience. Puppy classes begin at 8 weeks of age. Handling and training is crucial for puppies from 6 weeks of age onwards. Pups trained at 8-12 weeks are at full learning capacity, and will keep w\this training for life. Between 12-16 weeks you can teach a pup almost anything.
Puppies must have positive experiences with other vaccinated dogs and pups, and children and adults outside the family. Don’t take your puppy to the park until after the next vaccinations, but encourage walks on concreted areas with traffic and people around.
Socialisation and puppy training are of utmost importance in puppyhood, as this is an important and critical time in your dog’s development. What you do and don’t do right now can affect your dog’s behaviour throughout its life. If you don’t want an adult dog jumping up on anyone, then don’t allow your puppy to do it now.Puppy pre schools are an excellent way of learning how to train a pup, and the whole family can participate.
Between 8-18 weeks of age is the most influential time of a puppy’s life. A properly socialized pup is well adjusted and makes a good companion. By exposing your puppy early to elements it would normally meet in day to day living, it heavily decreases the chance of them becoming frightened or aggressive to certain things or adults. Regardless of breed or size, the right time to start socializing your puppy is now!
The socialisation experience has already started with your puppy. It has already been exposed to other dogs, other puppies, and has a lot of human intervention. To continue this and to help you develop your puppy into a happy healthy, well-adjusted adult, we have included a basic check list.