FAQs

Still have questions about Countryside Doodles, our adoption process, or our puppies? Browse our FAQs for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

Absolutely! We ensure the following health tests for all of our breeding dogs:

  • Eyes/Vision - Tested biannually by a veterinary ophthalmologist
  • PRA-Eye Disorder - DNA testing with results evaluated by Optigen, Pawsitive ID, or Vetgen.  One parent needs to be PRA in order to produce unaffected puppies. We test all of our male dogs.
  • Heart Health - Our dogs are tested before and after age one to receive their OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Certificate.
  • Hip Health - Our dogs are tested with results evaluated by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) or Penn Hip.
  • Elbow Health - Our dogs are tested with results evaluated by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) or Penn Hip.
  • Patellar Luxation - Our dogs are tested with results evaluated by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) or Penn Hip.
  • Von Willebrand Testing - Von Willebrand is a blood clotting disease found in Poodles and Doodles. We provide DNA testing with results evaluated by Optigen, Pawsitive ID, or Vetgen.  One parent needs to be PRA in order to produce unaffected puppies. We test all of our male dogs.

We also offer a 26-Month Genetic Health Guarantee for all our puppies, which covers any life-threatening, genetic disorders. The health guarantee does not cover lifestyle-induced illnesses.

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We do offer a 26-Month Genetic Health Guarantee for all our puppies, which covers any life-threatening, genetic disorders. The health guarantee does not cover lifestyle-induced illnesses.

For the sake of your puppy’s wellbeing, we’re unable to ship puppies via cargo. However, we can arrange to meet you at Washington Dulles airport on your puppy’s adoption day. In some cases, we may also be able to fly with your puppy or deliver your puppy via car, at an additional fee. Please ask about these services prior to submitting your application.

Our puppies cost a flat $3,500 to adopt. Your application fee is part of this expense—in other words, you’ll pay $300 at the time of application, followed by $3,200 to finalize the adoption. This fee covers your Puppy Care Package, which includes:

  • Contract and Health Guarantee (26 months)
  • Health Certificate from our veterinarian
  • Shot Records for your puppy
  • Copies of AKC or CKC papers on parents
  • Copies of Health Clearances on parents
  • 30 Days of Free Pet Insurance
  • Training info
  • $5.00 discount on TLC Puppy food
  • Lifetime support

We have a local trainer that we work with . She has a puppy Jump Start program that see offers to our families ! If interested you can let me know and I will be happy to give you more info. If families decide they would like the puppy jump start program. We can deliver your puppy straight to the trainer for a $75 delivery fee. 

Here at Countryside we do not use a picking order as we match the pups to families, and do not have families pick puppies. So it does not matter if you send the 1st application or the last application. I match pups to families from the info provided on the application (the more info the better). I put a lot of time and effort into evaluating each pup from birth until I match each one with a family. The only time that order of application is used is if I have 3 people that request a male and only 2 males are born.

The reason I match pups to families is because I have many years of experience with the doodle breeds. I am with these pups day in and day out 24hrs a day. I do not match pups to families until about 7 weeks of age, as by this time all pups have been to my vet and have a clean bill of health, I can then tell about what size I expect them to be as adults, I can then tell what coat type each pup should have (if you notice all pups are born pretty much flat coated) it takes time for the coat to grow so you can tell what coat type they will have. And of course by then they are showing their personalities.

My hope is that this pup will be a part of your family for 10-15 years. I feel that it is not good judgment for a family to come out and spend maybe 30 mins to 1 hour meeting pups and pick a pup. As people may say “I like that one because it is the calmest, However that maybe the most active pup in the litter it just happened to be tired out that 1hr they visited” or they might say “I like that pup cause it is so cute” However, no matter how cute a puppy maybe, it’s personality may not be right for your life style” It take different personalities for different lifestyles. A puppy that goes to a family with several kids will be different then a puppy that goes to a retired couple. It is very important to me that these pups are placed in their forever homes!! I spend a lot of time matching these pups with the right families.

No puppies will leave here before at least 8 weeks of age. Once the pups are born, I will designate a pick up day for each litter. Families will have to pick their puppy up on that designated day !!! You will have at least 1 month to plan for that date.

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