|Q. Are all Doodles Non-Shed and
A. NO! There are no
guarantees to whether a puppy, especially early generation hybrids, will be non-shed or
hypoallergenic. Because of the genes from the "Poodle" most Doodles will be
"low-shed" and people who are allergic to dogs will be able to "cope"
easier with these breeds than with the full blooded "Retrievers". Some however
will be completely non-shed and hypoallergenic, and Melorich's oldest bloodlines have
proven to be 100% hypoallergenic, but you will not be able to make a final judgment until
the puppy is approx. one year old.
Q. Can you guarantee what kind of "coat" the Doodle will have?
A. No! The final
"coat" of the puppy will not be evident until they are approx. 9 - 12 months
old. Coats can vary from Straight, Wavy or Curly.
Q. Do you have a health guarantee?
A: Yes. We give you a
written TWO year
health guarantee on genetic disorders. We take every medical precaution before breeding
our dogs to insure against any health problems. However some things are out of our hands
so we will back our puppies for five years against any genetic health problems.
Q. Do you ship your puppies?
A. Yes we will ship our puppies. The
cost to ship within the US is $300. This includes the crate, vet check and airfare.
Puppies will not be shipped until they are at least 8 weeks of age.
Q. Will the puppies have any shots or vet checks?
A. All puppies are wormed at 6 weeks of
age. They are also treated for Coccidia at 6 and 8 weeks of age if they are going to be
shipped. Booster shots are given at 6 & 9 weeks. You will need to follow up with
another booster at 12 weeks, rabies and heartworm when recommended by your vet and monthly
Q. What should I feed my new puppy?
A. We start feeding our puppies Chicken
and Rice puppy food at 4 weeks of age. We recommend that you continue on a quality puppy
food until 5 months of age and then move to an adult
food. We find that large breed puppy food contains too much protein and can lead to some
large bone growth issues. Costco Chicken and Rice adult formula with vegetables is a good
quality reasonably priced food. See our recommended foods and foods for dogs with food
allergies. Also, we mix in some commercially available raw dog food as well
Q. What if I can no longer keep my new puppy?
A. Melorich will take back any puppy
that came from our dogs at any time and any age. There will be no refund given but your
dog will be kept in our care until we can find a suitable family to adopt them. I do not
ever want any of our puppies to end up in a shelter or someplace even worse.
Q. Do you have a contract for our safety?
A. Yes, No puppy is sold without a
signed contract from both parties. If you can not find a copy on our website request a
copy and we will forward one.
Q. How do I reserve a puppy?
A. We require a signed application along
with a minimum deposit of $300. This deposit is non-refundable. The balance is due before
the puppy is 4 weeks old. Shipping costs are due at least 5 days prior to shipping.
Q. Is there a waiting list?
A. There is a waiting list from time to
time. There is a $300 non-refundable deposit required to be put on
the waiting list. You can always "pass" and wait for the next litter. If you do
not take a puppy within one year your deposit will no longer be applied to the purchase of
one of our puppies. This deposit is refundable if we can not provide you a pup from the
first litter you requested
Q. Is there a notification list?
A. Yes. This list is