Puppy Pick Process


The AwesomeDoodle Pick List. How does it work?

When you sign up to get your new AussieDoodle Puppy, you’ll go on our waiting list. Remember AwesomeDoodle never has “homeless” puppies.

What kind of puppy do you want?
What size and color do you want? Do you want a puppy from a certain mama? You don’t need to answer these questions right away. But if you have “must have” criteria, let us know. For example, if you tell us you ONLY want a dog under 25lbs, we won’t contact with any puppies above that range.

When will you get to pick a puppy?
When we have a new litter, we take photos and a video of each puppy when they are deemed healthy (usually at 1 week old). When we get to your name on the list, we will offer you ANY puppies available. You’re welcome to pick a puppy, or pass until the next litter comes along. If you pass, you won’t lose your spot on the waiting list. Your name continues to move to the top of our list as people above you, pick puppies. On our next litter, we will start at the top, and work our way down again. We may NOT get to you on the next round, if people above you decide to pick a puppy from the new litter.

At AwesomeDoodle, you’ll pick your puppy when it is just a week old. So we will not know eye color when you are picking your puppy.

 

How long is the wait for an AwesomeDoodle?
That’s a tough question to answer, but here’s an estimate:

Black bi color Tuxedo with minimal white
1 month
 
Black bi color Tuxedo with more white 1-2 months
 
Black bi color Tuxedo with lots of white 2 months

7 weeks old.

Black bi color Tuxedo, Add copper 2-3 months
 
Black bi color Tuxedo, add copper and lots of white 3 months  
Red or chocolate bi color with minimal white

 

3 months
 
Red or chocolate bi color with lots of white

 

 3-4 months
Red or chocolate bi color with copper

 

4 months
 
Red or chocolate bi color with copper with lots of white

200

4-5 months

8 weeks old.

 

 

 
Self Red Merle (minimal white on chest)

 

5-6 months
 
 

 

Red Merle, Add lots of white

200

5-6 months
 

 

 

 

Self Blue Merle

 

6-7 months
 
Blue merle with a little white

 

6-7 months
 
Blue merle with with lots of white

 

7-8 months
 
Blue mere with copper

 

8-9 months
 
AwesomeDoodle’s premium Blue merle with Both copper and white
Incredibly rare

 

1-2 years
 

 

 

Picking out your new puppy can be a scary task. What if I don’t pick the right puppy? What will my puppy look like when it grows up? How big will it be full grown?  Don’t worry, AwesomeDoodle will give you ACCURATE advice about what to expect from your puppy, as far as temperament, size, and colors.

Since AwesomeDoodle takes (refundable)  deposits on unborn puppies, we allow you to pick your puppy when it is just a week old (after we are sure pups are healthy and happy). We’ll tell you about the behaviors and personalities about the sire and dam (you can read more about them here), and let you know what you can expect from your puppy as it gets older. Once you pick your puppy, you’ll get to watch it 24/7 on our LIVE, quality puppycams, and you’ll get weekly videos and high quality pictures of your puppy as well. After just a couple weeks, you’ll feel bonded to your puppy. We will even do a skype session upon request. While each puppy will have it’s own unique personality that you will grow to love, the puppies will all have very similar temperaments.  Watch the video below to learn more about the puppy pick process.

Occasionally, we get a request from someone looking for a particular “personality”. They ask us if they can evaluate puppies and have the “pick of the litter” based on what they observe while they are here. Since our families pick their puppies when they are a week old, of course, we can’t evaluate personality when they are that young. Even if you came here and visited when the puppies are 6 weeks old, it’s still impossible to pick based on the personality they are displaying at that time. I’ve seen the most “rambunctious” puppy at 6 weeks, turn into a calm angel at 8 weeks, and visa versa. For example, lets say you come visit when “Puppy A” is sleepy, and “Puppy B” is having an energy blast. They could be demonstrating behaviors out of the ordinary, simply because of their energy level at the time.

Puppies don’t even start to come into their real personality until they are 8-10 weeks old, and it doesn’t fully develop until they are about 4 months old. It is up to US, and YOU, to shape our puppy’s behavior into that perfect, well rounded dog. As we talked about above “temperament” is going to be well-balanced with any of our dogs. “Behaviors” you can shape, and personality… we love our dog no matter what their personality.  Any breeder who says you can accurately predict personality and behaviors at 6-7 weeks old, simply doesn’t understand, or is lying to you, to make you feel good.

If you’re looking for a service dog from AwesomeDoodle, you can pick a puppy and watch it grow to 8 weeks old. Starting at 2 weeks, you will get photos and videos from us, and we will talk about about your puppy’s health, behaviors, and personality as it unfolds. If a puppy ever demonstrates behaviors that we don’t think would be good for your family, then we will let you know, and give you the option pick a different dog from another litter. Even at 8 weeks, it is difficult to tell, but usually by that age we can make a fair guess.