Frequently asked questions

How do I get a Dela Doodle?


If you want to be put on a waitlist for a future litter, please submit the completed application below for us to review. We will respond within 2 business days via text or FB messege with any questions as well or instructions for the next step once your application is approved placing a deposit of $1500. This deposit ensures you a spot on the waiting list. The deposit is due within 24 hours from approval of application. The order of picking a puppy is based on when the deposit is recieved. The fee is deducted from the price of your pup. You will be able to pick out your puppy in order of deposits received. You will have 24 hours to pick your puppy once it your turn. General litter sizes are 7-10 pups and gestation is 60-65 days. **Deposits are non refundable, we will gladly transfer you up to a future litter for up to 2 years. The balance is due in full by the time your pup is 6 weeks old or 2 weeks prior to bringing home your pup. If you are unable to pick up your puppy when its 8 weeks old there is $30 per day charge that will apply. *breeder has the right to reserve pick of the litter.




Do you ship?


On certain occasions we will ship a puppy, only after meeting families in person if you are within Alaska. Otherwise, sorry we do not.




Can I visit my pup?


It is unfortunate in our world today there are so many dangers to allowing strangers in your home. Breeding dogs and selling what I consider to be my grand babies is a different kind of business I am aware of. I want to give people the opportunity to get to know us and see what we are about. I'm proud of the love and care that I show my dogs. We will do our best to show pups but we have several factors to consider. -Health concerns for the puppies -Puppy theft has become a real problem recently -We are a real family with a real life. We had 4 small kiddos which means homework, dinner, and family time. -These puppies are not ours to risk. They belong to families that are taking them home. Each family will be given a special code to our puppy cam to watch their puppy. please allow for some flexibility with off hours for our family. Be sure to add our IG @akdeladoodles and our FB group to see daily videos and updates of the pups. We post live videos and stories plenty of times throughtout the day. For families with puppies, we try to be as flexible as we can. **Due to covid we are limiting traffic into our home.




Do you health test your dogs?


Yes. We do 3 different types of tests. Genetic heatlth tests, OFA hip xrays, and sometimes color/coat testing. All our dogs have passed these tests.




Do you allow breeding rights?


No. Sorry we do not. All our puppies have a strict spay and neuter contract. No exceptions. Legal action will be taken if contract is breached.




Do doodles shed?


Goldendoodles have a low to non shedding coat. While the degree of shedding varies from dog to dog, goldendoodles exhibit less shedding than other dogs. Breeders loosely throw out the term "hypoallergenic." There is a way to test for a dogs coat for the shedding gene. If you are severly allergic I suggest not getting a dog. If you are mildly allergic ask me which litter would be the best for your families needs.




What are the grooming needs of a doodle?


I groom my dogs every 2-3 months with occasional baths in between. Brushing daily is a must! Ask us who we use as a local groomer :)




When can I run with my dog?


First off, please do not run start running with any puppy until she is NOT a puppy anymore. Over-excercise increases risk for problems in their hips and joints and injury to growth plates. You wouldnt expect to run a marathon with a baby/toddler so please don't do this to your puppy.




Are doodles good with children?


Doodles are affectionate, loving dogs that get along with everyone. We have small children in our home so your puppy will for sure be use to children gently holding them, caring for them, and all the noises of them arguing hehe :) We have a specific Dela Doodles & Kids tab. See for yourself.




Do you offer financing for your puppies?


We do not offer financing but some families have financed their pups through the paypal credit website. It's interest free for 6 months and has worked smoothly for them.




Why are your puppies so expensive?


Alot goes into producing a well-bred goldendoodle. From a reputable breeder you can expect to pay between $2500-$3500 for a goldendoodle and between $4000-$6000 for well bred Bernedoodles. Prices are influenced by factors such as the quality of the parents, health testing, vet care, breeding practices, and puppy culture. Some people don't care about health testing and just want the cheapest dog deal they can find. I urge you to ask your potential breeder about their breeding practices. Ask to see the health testing results, how the puppies will be raised, what comes with your puppies, and some reviews and referrals from previous families. In Alaska "in-breeding" has become an issue that can cause serious health issues to your puppies. Here at Dela Doodles we offer health guarentees. We are confident in our health testing that if something should happen to your pup we will provide you another puppy. Ask your breeder if they offer the same guarentees. From start to finish a licensed vet is apart of the process monitoring the pregnancy, the puppies, and the aftercare of our pups. Getting a Dela Doodle carries some weight in Alaska. We also offer a community. All of our puppy families chat daily and offer support.




What is a puppy deposit?


Putting down a puppy deposit ensures you a spot on our waitlist for a certain litter. We breed with the intent to keep all the puppies if we can't find them healthy happy homes. Doodles and Poodles are expensive dogs to maintain. Putting down a deposit shows us how serious a family is about obtaining and caring for our grandoodles.