Frequently Asked Questions About Goldendoodles


I'm Interested in a Goldendoodle Puppy! What is the Complete Process at ABCs Puppy Zs?

Our Goldendoodle Process:

  • Schedule a Goldendoodle Puppy Conference Call (Informal Zoom Call with the Owner of ABCs Puppy Zs)
  • Schedule a Weekend Selection Visit (If Applicable)
  • Schedule a Weekend Go-Home Date
  • Request Our Puppy Reservation Agreement and Pay Your Deposit All via DocuSign
  • Visit Us on the Scheduled Date to Select Your Puppy or Join Us Via Zoom (If Applicable)
  • Receive and Read Our Post-Selection Weekend Email with TONS of Helpful Info
  • Schedule a Zoom Video Call with Your Pup on Go-Home Week
  • Pick Up or Have Your Pup Hand-Delivered to Your Loving Arms!
What is a Goldendoodle?

A Goldendoodle is the wonderful result of a controlled cross-breed between a purebred male Poodle and a female purebred Golden Retriever. The idea was first conceived back in 1969, when breeders sought a guide dog that could match the Golden Retriever in obedience, health and trainability while suiting people allergic to dog hair.

The Poodle turned out to be the perfect match, and passes traits of intelligence, athleticism, a loving personality and great looks along with its non-shedding coat on to its Goldendoodle offspring. A match made in heaven!

What is the Difference between an F1, F1A, F1B, and F1BB Goldendoodle Puppy?

Great question!

The different letters and numbers simply refer to the breed's generation and which percentage of origin dog is in that generation.

For example, F1, also called F1A, is a First-Generation Goldendoodle with 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever.

Breeding an F1 Goldendoodle with a purebred Poodle results in an F1B Goldendoodle, which is more Poodle than Golden Retriever at a ratio of 75% Poodle to 25% Golden Retriever.

An F1BB (typically referred to as an F1B) Goldendoodle is the result of cross-breeding between a first-generation F1B and a purebred Poodle. This breed is still more Poodle than Golden Retriever, but only slightly more Poodle than in a first-generation F1B.

In other words:

F1A = 1/2 Golden Retriever and 1/2 Poodle

F1B = 3/4 Poodle and 1/4 Golden Retriever

F1BB = Slightly more Poodle than F1B

Each generation of Goldendoodle puppy has unique qualities and comes in various sizes!

How come there are Different Sizes of Goldendoodle?

It's all part of the fun! Since Goldendoodles get their traits from Poodles, you'll have the chance to love your Goldendoodle in various sizes from mini and petite to toy and teacup sizes!

Poodles were bred across generations for the purpose of making a smaller variety, so today there are 3 poodle sizes with an additional mini size unique to Goldendoodles.

Regardless of which size dog you're looking for, Our Goldendoodle Puppies retain all of the amazing qualities both parent breeds have to offer.

What is the Difference between Mini, Petite, Toy, Teacup, and Micro-Teacup Goldendoodle Puppies?

Our beautiful Goldendoodle puppies for sale come in 5 unique sizes which include the F1 Mini, the F1B Petite, the F1B Toy, the F1B Teacup, and the F1B Micro Teacup Goldendoodle puppy.

How do the measurements work?

An F1 Mini Goldendoodle puppy grows into an adult dog that is on average 15 to 20 inches in height and weighing on average between 30-35lbs (Males), 25-30lbs (Females), and with a healthy weight range of 20 to 50 pounds.

An F1B Mini Goldendoodle puppy grows into an adult dog that is on average 15 to 20 inches in height and weighing on average between 30-35lbs (Males), 25-30lbs (Females), and with a healthy weight range of 20 to 50 pounds.

A Petite Goldendoodle puppy grows up to be on average 13 to 18 inches in height and weighing between 15-18lbs (Males), 12-15lbs (Females) with a healthy weight range of 10 to 25 pounds.

A Toy Goldendoodle puppy grows up to be on average 11 to 16 inches in height and weighing between 13-16lbs (Males), 10-13lbs (Females) with a healthy weight range of 10 to 20 pounds.

A Teacup Goldendoodle is decently smaller than a Toy and averages 9 to 14 inches in height and weighing between 10-13lbs (Males), 7-10lbs (Females) with a healthy weight range of 5 to 15 pounds.

A Micro Teacup Goldendoodle is decently smaller than a Teacup and averages 7 to 13 inches in height and weighing between 7-10lbs (Males), 4-7lbs (Females) with a healthy weight range of 3 to 10 pounds.

Where and When Can I See the Goldendoodle Puppies?

We LOVE Visitors and Welcome them to Our Family Home where the Wonderful Goldendoodle Breeding, Raising, and Socialization has its roots. Our Goldendoodle Puppy Viewings take place at various times of the year when Our Pups are AT LEAST 7 Weeks old. Interested puppy-parents-to-be will have the opportunity of seeing our Goldendoodles throughout the year. We also hold Zoom Video Calls for those unable to travel and see Us or when our Puppies are still very young. In this way, you will always be able to interact with us and our Pups as well as Journey on a VIP guided tour of ABCs Puppy Zs from the comfort of Home! Please Contact Us anytime for more information on the next upcoming Goldendoodle Puppy Viewing Opportunity or Zoom Video Call with ABCs Puppy Zs.

What Does it Mean to have FIRST-Choice Male or FOURTH-Choice Female?

Our Reservation process for each of Our Litters works on a FIRST-Come, FIRST-Served basis. This simply means that the FIRST Family to Lock in their Chosen Puppy Momma and a Male or a Female will have what is known as the "Pick of the Litter". This of course would be based on whether they reserved a Male or a Female Puppy and if they are available in that litter. So the FOURTH-Choice Female simply means the FOURTH available Female after FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD-Choice have already been reserved.

We are all about the "Right Fit" and Temperament Pairing when it comes to Our Pups and their Forever Families. If you've been busy researching the amazing Goldendoodle Breed then you've surely come across countless sites loaded with Puppies of all shapes and sizes (and breeds for that matter). And while we are a business, we prefer to take a much more personal approach and are grateful for the shared memories with Future Owners and their Fluffy Family additions!

This is why you will NEVER see us accepting deposits and especially payments online through Our Website as though we were some sort of e-commerce platform. THIS IS NOT US! We prefer to cater to Families who are "ALL IN" when it comes to their Goldendoodle. We LOVE Visitors and encourage you to make the trip to Our Family Estate, where you can meet some of Our Puppy Parents and spend time with the Pups during a No-Obligation Puppy Selection. This is a time when you can feel at home with the pups and as comfortable as can be while you make your Selection. Stop by and relax, play, or just cuddle with One of Our Babies!

What is Your Policy on Spaying (Females) or Neutering (Males)?

As a Responsible Small Family Goldendoodle Breeder we take Great Pride in the Level and Degree of Our Internally Developed Health Testing Protocols. Our Sole Purpose is not only to maintain the Line of First Generation Goldendoodles, but We Have Endeavored to Set the Bold Goal of Improving that Line.

We Honestly could not call Ourselves a Responsible Breeder if we did not have a Spay/Neuter Contract with All of Our Pups. This is something that we Believe in to the Core and Appreciate the Excellence that Anyone May Apply to such A Practice of Responsibility. With that in Mind, Yes, We Strongly Enforce Our Spay/Neuter Contract! If we do not receive the appropriate documentation along with the Veterinarian of Record information that allows us to call and verify the procedure was performed before the age of 1, then the 5-Year Health Guarantee becomes null and void.

This is not to say we will balk at working with another Breeder, but as all of the Top Tier AKC Breed Clubs of Merit do, We Require You to Prove Yourself first. For all the interested Responsible Breeders out there please do not hesitate to Email Us or better yet Schedule Goldendoodle Zoom Chat so we may discuss this further. Overall, we just want to make sure Our Pups are going to Loving Families (and Those Responsible, Morally Bound Breeders) as such that they may Align Themselves and have Wonderful Lives.

What comes with My Pup?

Our Goodies

  • Puppy Crate
  • Kong Plush Toy
  • Purina Pro Plan Puppy Food
  • Official Record of Vaccinations
  • Veterinarian Health Certification
  • Our New Puppy Behavioral Guides
  • Nylabone FlexiChew Gentle Dental Chew
  • Puppy Comfort Blanket from Their Mother
  • Flea and Tick as well as Heartworm Preventative
  • Photos taken All Along their Journey during their Time with Us
  • Professional Print of Your Pup at 7 Weeks along with a Digital Copy of Their Group Photo for Our Puppy Parents
  • Our 7-Week (Ages 9-12 and 12-16) Goldendoodle Tailored Training Program that will help ensure you and your new Pup get started off on the right PAW!
Can you Deliver My ABCs Puppy Zs Family-Raised Goldendoodle Puppy?

We absolutely can!

From Our Family Home in Texas, we work with Our Professional Puppy Nanny to personally deliver your Goldendoodle puppy into your arms. This service is totally independent of ABCs Puppy Zs and payment is required at the time you are handed Your Baby Pup in the form of $500 cash.

If you would like to have your Goldendoodle puppy delivery made personally by Our Puppy Nanny to ensure their complete safety, please review the additional requirements below, and their respective fees (where known or an estimate is available):

  • A round trip ticket on American Airlines from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to your destination of choice
  • Window seat selection ($10 - $30) only for the flight to you and only for the comfort and safety of Your Puppy so they are secure and out of the path of other travelers
  • The American Airlines Carry on Fee for dogs ($125.00) must be reimbursed by you to Our Puppy Nanny at the time you are handed Your Pup
  • Any non-direct flights that require connections for either the destination or return flight would be $100 each way (Maximum amount regardless of the number of connections each way is $200 total)

Once the date of Go-Home has been worked out between ABCs Puppy Zs, the Family, and Our Puppy Nanny, you can then book the travel at your leisure.

If you would prefer to fly yourself we are happy to meet you at either DFW ($200.00) or LOVE ($300.00) Airport. This would save you Our Puppy Nanny payment of $500.00. Please note that you would have to purchase your own Puppy Travel Carrier (or have it shipped to us and we will bring you Your Pup in Style and Ready to Fly!).

Are you overwhelmed with excitement for meeting Your Pup, but sad you are unable to Meet the Parents? We LOVE for Families to have the opportunity to meet their Puppy Parents On-Site at Our Family Estate when they are able and it is because of this that we have elected to let this include Airports too (Save for Our Familia Mom and Dads)!

Your Pup will come with all of Our Goodies*, but be sure to check out Our Favorites for more ideas to help welcome them to their new home!

Please Reach Out to us if you have any questions or simply Schedule Goldendoodle Zoom Chat and that way we can walk you through the entire process as well as answer any questions you may have.

*Please note that the Puppy Crate is too big for carry-on luggage.

What is the Price of a Goldendoodle?

Our Prices vary based on the different types of Goldendoodles we breed and there is a $200 Premium for ALL Females along with a $200 Premium for each Litters FIRST Choice (Male or Female). Our Reservation Process is two-fold, where we first hold Goldendoodle Puppy Conference (Face-to-Face Zoom Video Call or Face-to-Face Meeting at Our Family Home as we LOVE Visitors!) along with Our Reservation Agreement signed and verified electronically via DocuSign. Our Puppy Reservation Agreement requires the Reservation Fee and Reservation Deposit to be made after you finish signing.

Please note that the Reservation Fee is a One-Time Non-Refundable $50 transaction, which simply means that you can Transfer your Reservation anyway you see fit and not have to worry about paying the Reservation Fee again (e.g., Work Trip and you need to push back to another Litter, or Work Trip cancelled and you want to move up to an earlier Litter, etc.). Of course, Our Reservation Deposit is Fully Refundable* or Transferable.

  • F1 Minis: $2,500 Cash or $3,000 Credit Card
  • F1B Minis: $3,000 Cash or $3,500 Credit Card
  • F1B Petites: $3,000 Cash or $3,500 Credit Card
  • F1B Toys: $3,500 Cash or $4,000 Credit Card
  • F1B Teacups: $4,000 Cash or $4,500 Credit Card
  • F1B Micro Teacups: $5,000 Cash or $5,500 Credit Card

Final Payment is due by the date of Go-Home and must be made in the form of ACTUAL Cash or through DocuSign by using any major debit or credit card. We do not accept ACH's, Apple Cash, Cash App, Cashier's Checks, Facebook Pay, Google Pay, Money Orders, PayPal, Personal Checks, Venmo, Wire Transfers, Zelle, or any other form of Payment Gateway other than the one provided by DocuSign. For additional due diligence, please be sure to read Our Reviews and know that should you wish to personally speak with one of Our Extended Familia of Goldendoodles, we would be happy to facilitate this.

*Unless we have held the Pup for you week(s) past their official Go-Home date.

Where are you Located?

We are located outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex in Texas. Specifically you can find us North of Fort Worth and West of Roanoke

As A Family-Owned and Operated Breeder We work out of Our Home and therefore we do not post Our Physical Address anywhere online. However, We LOVE Visitors and usually have a Few Family's Visit us each Week! For more information and to plan your Visit you can easily Contact Us and get an email conversation started or even better yet Schedule A Zoom Call and Lets Get Chatting Today!

How Do I Reserve a Goldendoodle For Sale?

To ensure that all of our Goldendoodle puppies go to a loving home, we perform a puppy parent candidate screening which allows us to collect information on the future family of our pup and makes it easy to provide you with payment information and further details.

If you would like to reserve a Goldendoodle puppy, you may choose from any of Our Available Pups (F1 MiniatureF1B Petites) or reserve a pup from a future litter. Once you've completed Goldendoodle Puppy Conference and Our Puppy Reservation Agreement, you are totally locked in!

Please feel free to keep checking the site for new availability as you can transfer to another Litter at ANY TIME (or of course request a Refund of Your Reservation Deposit). We stand by this completely in Our Life-Long Dream of Family-Raised Puppy Breeding and Take the Upmost Pleasure in bringing up precious Goldendoodles! Plesae note that we are NOT in the business of "Deposits". If you have doubts or are unsure about your decision, then we will be the first to say let's put on the brakes — and please let us refund your reservation!

These are Our Babie's and we would not want you jumping into Puppydum unless there is 110% commitment on Your Part! This especially means that we do not want you to be so concerned over any money you put down that you jump into a rash decision just because you did not want to forfeit those funds! Puppies are priceless, and we also consider that plans can and quite often do change on a dime. We just ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you wish to CANCEL or TRANSFER Your Reservation.

What Happens After I Sign the Reservation Agreement?

Once you've been verified and signed the Reservation Agreement, you have completed the process of reserving yourself a Goldendoodle Puppy and are locked in for Your Puppy of choice or a puppy in a future litter. In the case of reserving a puppy in a future litter, please note that our pups are selected in the order by which Our Reservation Agreements are completed.

You may reserve a pup in a future litter by male or female, although reservations are limited based on whether you are reserving an F1 Mini or F1B Petite. Please note that if no future litter puppy reservations are available, you can still make a reservation as soon as the puppies are born for the earliest possible available pups (this would be based on the size of each Litter).

Please contact us for more information on Our Current Puppy Schedule and the next available puppy reservations.

I'm Reserved for the Next Litter. How Long Can I Expect to Wait?

Once you've reserved a pup in the next litter, you can sit back and relax while we wait for your beautiful Goldendoodle puppy to arrive into the world!

Wait times vary depending on when you've signed your reservation agreement, completion of which is accompanied by a general wait time and regular updates on the status of Our Puppy Moms, scheduled breeding dates, and tentative dates of birth.

Our breeding process includes safe and painless Transcervical Insemination (TCI), after which the natural birthing process can take place typically within 58 or 62 days.

What Type of Health Tests are Conducted on the Puppy Parents?

That's a great question, because part of having healthy Goldendoodle puppies is ensuring that both parents—and especially Our Puppy Moms—are in very good health and ready to make healthy and happy offspring. At ABCs Puppy Zs, we perform comprehensive health checkups on both parents and obtain Certifications from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) along with DNA testing for a complete genetics background on all of Our Puppy Moms.

In this way, we do our best to prevent certain health conditions that are known to occur in both the Poodle and the Golden Retriever breed from being passed on to the Goldendoodle puppies. All of Our Puppy Mommas and Fathers have obtained their OFA Certifications which can be found on each New or Upcoming Litter page as well as their Certified DNA Genetic (All of Our Puppy Parents) and Trait Results (AKC Poodle Dads and F1B Petite Goldendoodle Moms).

Can You Tell Me More About Goldendoodle DNA Genetics and Traits?

Goldendoodles are part Poodle and part Golden Retriever, which means they inherit DNA genetics and traits from both breeds. As with all breeds of dog, certain conditions and diseases are known to occur in Poodles and Golden Retrievers, which may be prevented in their offspring by running comprehensive DNA background checks on the puppy parents.

As per the recommendation of the OFA, all of Our Puppy Moms have been tested for the following diseases and traits:

Diseases

Golden Retrievers

Poodles

Goldendoodles

Well the Puppy Parents Appear to be Taken Care Of, But What About My Pup?

Our Puppies' Health is of paramount importance to us and we conduct all necessary measures to ensure that every Goldendoodle for sale has passed their health examinations and is happily awaiting a trip to their new family and home.

Every litter receives a veterinary examination at 7 Weeks with all documentation available for review and included with every Goldendoodle puppy. Our Puppy Moms receive a post-birth checkup during the first week after delivery to ensure that they can provide healthy feeding and care for the brand-new pups.

All pups receive their necessary vaccinations, and the documentation is provided with every Goldendoodle puppy along with a 5-Year Health Guarantee.

What Vaccinations Will My Pup Already Have When I Take Them Home?

ABCs Puppy Zs is All About Promoting Great Health, Happiness and Enduring Companionship. Every one of Our F1 Miniature and F1B Petite Goldendoodle puppies receives a complete top-of-the-line Vaccination regimen written out and designed by Our Veterinarian:

What is a Goldendoodle Puppy Health Guarantee?

At ABCs Puppy Zs, Our 5-Year Goldendoodle Puppy Health Guarantee* is just us putting our money where our mouth is in the way of promising great puppy health and giving new owners certain options in the case of a life-threatening congenital health condition onset during the first 5 years with their Goldendoodle. The Health Guarantee is standard and uniform in all respects; however, it does not cover aliments such as hypoglycemia or conditions that can be sourced to or aggravated by exogenous factors.

Dog health problems can be very difficult to talk about, because we all fall in love with these pups the moment they're born and want them to be as healthy and happy as can be. While we stand by our first-rate Goldendoodle Breeding Program, unfortunately, a 100% clean bill of health from birth is impossible for any living thing and we can only dream of never having to worry about the onset of diseases and conditions that may be present from birth.

To give you confidence in your Goldendoodle puppy purchase, we offer a 5-Year Health Guarantee, which, in the case of any life-threatening congenital disease onset, allows to you receive a full refund in the 1st year and a replacement Goldendoodle puppy in the subsequent years of ownership. Let's all hope that's the last you have to hear about our health guarantee, and you can rest assured that we have done and will continue to do everything imaginably possible to promote enduring health and a long and happy life for all of Our Dogs!

*Medical Records of Spay/Neuter must be provided by 12 months or the the 5-Year Health Guarantee becomes null and void.