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Goldendoodles are often viewed as great family pets because they do not shed a lot and have a sweet, loving temperament. Goldendoodles are a breed created by breeding a golden retriever with a poodle. When looking to purchase a Goldendoodle, it is important to take your time to ensure that you are actually getting the Goldendoodle you want. The guide below walks you through a few things to ask a breeder before purchasing a Goldendoodle.
Ask to See the Parents
The first thing you need to do is to ask to see the parents of the Goldendoodle litter. You want to be sure that the parents look very healthy and that one is indeed a golden retriever and that the other is indeed a poodle. If the breeder cannot provide you with proof of who the parents are for the litter, you should pass on purchasing one of the dogs because the dog could be a different breed entirely.
Ask to See Vet Records
Before purchasing a puppy, be sure that he or she has been dewormed and received at least their first set of shots. You may also want to require the breeder to take the puppy to a veterinarian for an initial physical to ensure that the dog is in good health and ready to be adopted. When the breeder takes the puppies to get their first shots, there should be a shot record that he or she can provide to you.
Ask to See the Living Conditions
Ask the breeder to come and see the living conditions of the puppy. You do not want to meet the breeder out at a restaurant or store because you will not be able to see how the puppy has been living for the past few months. Seeing where they are living will help you to determine if the puppy has been properly cared for and treated well, or if you could be purchasing a puppy who has been mistreated. Buying a puppy who has been abused or neglected can be very difficult because you will have to rebuild the trust for humans that the breeder broke by mistreating the dogs.
A great breeder will have no problem proving that they are doing what is right for the dogs. Many great breeders keep the parents and the puppies in the safest, most comfortable environment at all times because they actually love the dogs and are not just interested in the money that they can get for selling the puppies.
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